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No Added Benefit from Reebok Easy Tone Shoes, says FTC

Popular shoe maker, Reebok, reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over Reebok’ controversial Easy Tone shoes. Reebok marketed the shoes as a way for consumers to tone their legs and backsides merely by wearing the shoes. However, an FTC investigation and a class action lawsuit over Reebok’s claims revealed that it was just puffery. The settlement is…
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Pandora is the Latest Service Sued for Privacy Violations

The class action lawsuit filed against Pandora is the latest in a string of invasion of privacy allegations stemming from Internet-based services. Pandora is the music streaming service popular on work computers across the country. Users can customize playlists and create their own radio stations based on their preferences. However, a man in Michigan says Pandora breaches users’ privacy by making their…
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Lawsuit Says Maryland Non-Profit Knowingly Exposed Children to Lead Paint

The allegations against a Baltimore, Maryland, non-profit institute that focused on research, treatment and education for children with disabilities since 1937 are shocking and hard to believe. The Kennedy Krieger Institute conducted a study in the 1990s on lead-based paint and its effect on children. Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit now claim that the Institute knowingly allowed impoverished minority…
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Cobell Settlement Payments Pending – Again

Payouts in the largest class action lawsuit settlement in the history of the United States government were set to begin in October 2011. However, according to a report at cronkitenewsonline.com settlement payments in the Cobell v. Salazar class action lawsuit may not begin for yet another 12 to 18 months. The lawsuit is 15-years-old and stems from allegations that the Interior Department…
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Nokia Faced with Lawsuit from Angry Shareholders

On May 3, 2012 disgruntled Nokia shareholders filed a class action lawsuit against the communication giant in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit stems from Nokia’s failed attempt at rivaling the iPhone with its Lumia 900 Windows-based smartphone. The lawsuit alleges that Nokia assured shareholders that the Lumia would revive Nokia’s presence in the…
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Facebook Might Be Tracking You After You Log-Out

Like most people, you probably have a Facebook account.  In a report at thomsonreuters.com, a class action lawsuit filed in California federal court in late 2011 states that Facebook admitted to tracking user’s online activity after the user logs off the site. As of February 2012, the U.S. Judicial panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) have sent 1o additional  federal lawsuits filed against Facebook…
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