California District Court Tentatively Approves $5.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Improperly Disclosed Pre-Employment Credit Checks

By | 2016-05-28T11:07:32+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Consumer Class Actions, Employment Law, Fair Credit Reporting Act, FCRA|

Aceves, Jr., et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., Case No. 5:14-cv-02032, alleges violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (“CCRAA”), and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”), all stemming from allegations that AutoZone improperly used credit checks during its hiring process. Specifically, the plaintiffs (a [...]

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Supreme Court Holds Corporations Cannot Strategically Skirt Class Action Liability

By | 2016-01-20T09:13:56+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions|

Like many other strategic maneuvers by corporations that can only be characterized as one-sided and unfair, such as burying arbitration clauses in paperwork which deny consumers the right to a fair and impartial jury trial and immunize corporations from sweeping class-wide liability no matter how egregious their conduct, corporations have been attempting to suppress class-wide [...]

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Overcharged by Whole Foods?

By | 2017-05-24T20:25:25+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions|

Multiple government entities have and/or are investigating Whole Foods for pricing violations.  In fact, after a statewide investigation found widespread pricing violations at Whole Foods Markets in California, in 2014 the company settled with three California cities and agreed to pay $800,000 in civil penalties. Now, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has [...]

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Consumers: You Are Entitled to Damages and Penalties for Receiving Unsolicited Automated Marketing Calls and Text Messages to Your Cell Phone

By | 2015-01-06T13:11:27+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions, Investigations|

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) protects people from unsolicited robocalls.  What is a “robocall”? A robocall is when you answer our phone and find that you are listening to a recording.  These calls are placed by machines which are called automatic dialing announcing devices.  They store thousands of telephone numbers, and then dial them [...]

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Consumers: You Are Entitled to Damages and Penalties for Abusive Debt Collection Practices

By | 2017-05-24T20:31:13+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions, Investigations|

State and federal laws, such as the California’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§1788-1788.32 (“Rosenthal Act”), as well as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. §§1692 et seq., govern the way debt collectors are permitted to go about debt collection and many debt collectors break the law. Creditors, debt [...]

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Court Grants Class Certification of Nationwide Class of Trump University Students in RICO Class Action Lawsuit Against Defendant Donald Trump

By | 2015-01-06T13:16:31+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Consumer Class Actions, Trump University|

San Diego (October 28, 2014) – On October 27, 2014, the Court in a RICO class action against Donald Trump issued an Order granting class certification of a nationwide class of all students who purchased live event seminars from Trump University from January 1, 2007 to the present.  In October 2013, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP and [...]

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9th Circuit Court of Appeal Denies Sony’s Petition to Appeal District Court’s Class Certification Order

By | 2015-01-06T13:44:48+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Consumer Class Actions, News, Sony|

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling yesterday that will allow the class action against Sony Electronics, Inc. to continue moving forward. On September 25, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order granting class certification to California and New Jersey residents who allege Sony Electronics, Inc.  knowingly marketed [...]

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ZHE Announces Investigation and Filing of Case Against AOL

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:43+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Consumer, Consumer Class Actions, Investigations|

Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, a consumer rights litigation firm, has commenced an investigation and filed a lawsuit against AOL over allegations that AOL charges consumers for services they don’t use.  AOL’s "'dirty little secret . . .is that seventy-five percent of the people who subscribe to AOL's dial-up service don't need it.'" If this has happened to [...]

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Plaintiffs win Ninth Circuit appeal of Anti-SLAPP motion against Trump University

By | 2015-01-06T13:50:14+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Anti-SLAPP, Consumer Class Actions, News, Trump University|

San Diego (November 27, 2013) – On April 17, 2013 the 9th Circuit issued an Order reversing the district court’s denial of an Anti-SLAPP motion to strike a defamation counterclaim filed by plaintiff Tarla Makaeff against Trump University, and today the 9th Circuit issued an Order denying Trump University’s motion for en banc review. In April [...]

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