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Class Action/Mass Torts

Proposed Settlement in Pella Proline Window Class Action Before District Court Judge for Review

Plaintiffs' counsel petitioned the court on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 for approval of a proposed settlement between Pella Window Corp. and consumers who purchased Pella Proline wood casement windows between the years 1991 and 2009 that now display wood rot.The settlement comes after several years of contentious litigation.The magistrate judge oversaw discovery, and also presided over extensive settlement discussions. The magistrate ultimately made a recommendation...
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Clifford Law Offices Files Class Action Complaint Involving the Opioid Crisis

Clifford Law Offices filed a class action complaint in Mississippi federal court on behalf of a number of health care institutions that seek to hold a number of pharmaceutical companies responsible for the over-prescribing of opioid medications. The 134-page complaint filed in the Southern District of Mississippi's federal court alleges that the opioid crisis in America is caused by "Defendant's unlawful marketing, sales, and distribution...
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Clifford Law Offices Files Class Action Lawsuits Against Equifax

Clifford Law Offices has filed five class action lawsuits on behalf of Equifax consumers who have been subject to the massive data breach announced a few months ago. One class action lawsuit alleges that Equifax knew that the consumers' information (names, full Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly driver's license numbers and credit card information) were compromised by a third party hacker as...
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Volkswagen Class Action Settlement

The federal judge handling the Volkswagen Class Action lawsuits in the U.S. approved a $14.7 billion settlement Tuesday, October 25th. The Northern District of Illinois federal court said in its Executive Summary that "The goal of the Volkswagen Class Settlement Program is to compensate everyone who owned or leased a Volkswagen or Audi 2.0-liter TDI vehicle ("Eligible Vehicle") on September 18, 2015 (the date the...
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Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Against State Farm in $7.6 Billion+ “Dark Money” Action

An Illinois federal judge late Friday (Sept. 16, 2016) granted class certification to plaintiffs representing 4.7 million State Farm policyholders involved in a complex Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") regarding an alleged scheme involving campaign contributions being poured into an Illinois Supreme Court justice's race to influence the reversal of a $1.05 billion decision. If successful, that could result in a more than...
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