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Chinese Investors Are Being Ripped Off by Ponzi Schemes

Have you met the Trump voter who says, “The reason that I pulled the lever for the President was that I was hoping that he would make it easier for scam artists to steal my life savings, the way it is in China?” I have not, either. The Post’s story today… Read More

Tennessee Passes Law Allowing the Sale of Dangerous Cars

On Jan. 1, 2018, Tennessee became the first and only state in the U.S. to enact a law that eases restrictions against automobile dealers who profit from selling recalled vehicles to consumers without first performing safety recall repairs. Under HB0141,… Read More

Delayed Federal Investigation of Possible Goodyear Defect Illustrates Another Peril of Court Secrecy

By Jennifer Bennett Staff Attorney As we’ve talked about before on this blog, what you don’t know can hurt you. Take Harvey Weinstein, for example, who was allegedly sexually harassing—and then blackballing—women in Hollywood for at least twenty years… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Class Action Lawsuits

A class action lawsuit is a claim filed by a group of people who have suffered identical or similar injuries and are suing the same person or corporation. The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to speed up the trial process by hearing all cases at once. Often… Read More

Why Class Action Lawsuits Are Important

A recent settlement in a class action lawsuit involving Forjas Taurus pistols provides an important reminder of why class action lawsuits are so important for protecting consumers and holding corporations liable for injuries to consumers. A class action… Read More

Volkswagen to Pay $4.3 Billion and Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges

Volkswagen (VW) has agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties and plead guilty to three felony charges as part of a settlement deal related to its fraudulent diesel emissions scheme. The VW scandal affected approximately 590,000 vehicles in the U.S. that… Read More

Massive Volkswagen Scandal Settlement Approved

A federal judge has approved a $14.7 billion settlement in Volkswagen’s emissions cheating case. The settlement was approved on Tuesday and became the largest in U.S. automotive history after Volkswagen deceived regulators with software that fabricated… Read More

Essure Could Cause Serious Health Issues

Since 2007, Ob-gyn Dr. Michael Fields has been documenting the complaints of women who have used the birth control implant, Essure. Over 5,000 women have filed grievances, which have been logged into a national database. As a result of these complaints… Read More

VW Emissions Scandal Expands to V-6 Engines from 2009

Volkswagen (VW) is once again under fire for cheating emissions standards with special software. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board have accused VW of violating clean-air standards for longer and in more vehicles… Read More

Volkswagen Recalls 500,000 Cars Amid Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen (VW), the worlds largest automaker, is recalling 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. The call comes after VW admitted to using defeat device software in its diesel vehicles to make it look as though the vehicles were meeting U.S. emissions standards. The… Read More

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