The Jasper County Public Administrator Rita Hunter, faces a class action lawsuit. The class action accuses that Hunter was careless in obtaining guardianship and conservator-ship, and that she charged the woman about $4,500 for her services. The class action also says that Hunter has increased about 400 percent over those charged by her predecessor. Hunter is also accused of double-billing some clients, by charging fees for some of her work or a deputy clerk’s work when she is paid a salary by the county to provide those services.
The Seattle SuperSonics authority said that the lawsuit brought by the season ticket holders can not attain the status of class action lawsuit. The basket ball group says that the Seattle fans who bought season tickets had too many different motivations for their purchases to be considered a single group.
It seems the trouble time for Merck is far from being over. After the billion dollar American settlements, the drug maker is facing yet another lawsuit. A Canadian court has certified another class-action lawsuit against Merck & Co. over its former painkiller Vioxx.
The city of Fresno, CA, has decided to go for a settlement in the class action lawsuit brought against it by homeless residents of the city. Fresno has decided to pay $ 2.3 million for the proposed settlement. It can be recalled that the lawsuit has charged the city of violating the fourteenth amendment rights of the homeless citizens. The amendment promises the citizens to provide for due process, and protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. During the sweeps, homeless people who were not present had their personal possession destroyed immediately.
Class action lawsuit is filed against the Bell Mobility and Telus for charging fee for incoming text messages. A Quebec man Eric Cormier has brought the allegation against the two companies. He also says that by introducing the new fees, the companies have changed the terms of their cellular contracts. A separate class action lawsuit was filed against Telus on July 14.
For the first time, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the spill that has allegedly closed the Lower Mississippi River. The class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Comcast, the leading provider of cable services and one of the world’s leading communications companies, is likely to face the class action lawsuit for allegedly cheating the customers by surreptitiously blocking Internet file transfers. The suit was filed July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
In a statement, the Canada based automaker Honda Canada Inc. has announced that the company has decided to go for a settlement with the lead plaintiff Daniel Marcoux in a class-action civil lawsuit. Richard Jacobs, manager of public relations for Honda Canada, said from Toronto yesterday the company agreed to the settlement in the interest of customer satisfaction and to avoid the further expense, inconvenience and distraction of burdensome and protracted litigation.
A security class action lawsuit has been filed against the New York based commercial and consumer finance company CIT Group Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District. The class action has been filed on behalf of all, who purchased the common stocks of the company between the class period of April 18, 2007 and March 5, 2008.
Regional Health Authority 7 faces a class action lawsuit for allegedly providing incorrect pathology work at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. The lawsuit has charged the pathologist Dr. Rajgopal Menon, in particular. The lawsuit seeks compensation on behalf of nearly 50 patients in the year 2004 and 2005. Menon was responsible for diagnostic testing of 24,000 pathology samples between 1995 and 2007.