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Berkely Forfeiture Remission Process

Consumer

138,426

$23.9 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit on the basis of fraudulent and deceptive tactics in marketing their dietary supplements nationwide, including false claims of efficacy and safety, relying on bogus medical studies, billing consumers for products never ordered and refusing to honor product guarantees and refunds.

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Berkely Forfeiture Remission Process

Counsel:
Goldenberg Schneider - Cincinnati OH
Department of Justice - Washington DC

Settlement: $23,892,094

Class Size: 138,426 Consumers

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit on the basis of fraudulent and deceptive tactics in marketing their dietary supplements nationwide, including false claims of efficacy and safety, relying on bogus medical studies, billing consumers for products never ordered and refusing to honor product guarantees and refunds.

Brummit v. GlobalTec (4x Made Easy)

Consumer

12,000

$5.0 Million

The Plaintiffs allege that the investing software does not assist users in making informed, intelligent decisions regarding purchases in the foreign currency exchange market.

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Brummit v. GlobalTec (4x Made Easy)

Counsel:
Feder Law Firm - Denver CO
Allen & Vellone PC - Denver CO
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck PC - Denver CO

Settlement: $5,000,000

Class Size: 12,000 Purchasers of investing software

The Plaintiffs allege that the investing software does not assist users in making informed, intelligent decisions regarding purchases in the foreign currency exchange market.

Bucy v. At&T Wireless

Consumer

$0.8 Million

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging Defendants engaged in false advertising, breached their contractual duties, and engaged in unfair, fraudulent, misleading, and deceptive acts by billing customers for Regulatory Programs Fees and/or Regulatory Cost Recovery Fees prior to Defendant's implementation of local number portability on November 24, 2003.

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Bucy v. At&T Wireless

Counsel:
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - San Francisco CA

Settlement: $750,000

Class Size: Consumers

Plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit alleging Defendants engaged in false advertising, breached their contractual duties, and engaged in unfair, fraudulent, misleading, and deceptive acts by billing customers for Regulatory Programs Fees and/or Regulatory Cost Recovery Fees prior to Defendant's implementation of local number portability on November 24, 2003.

Campbell v. Chemins

Consumer

10,000

$0.8 Million

A nationwide case involving consumers of protein powder manufactured by The Chemins Company, based in Colorado Springs, under several brand names. The complaint alleged that the product label of ingredients was false.

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Campbell v. Chemins

Counsel:
Hill & Robbins PC - Denver CO
White & Steele PC - Denver CO

Settlement: $750,000

Class Size: 10,000 Consumers

A nationwide case involving consumers of protein powder manufactured by The Chemins Company, based in Colorado Springs, under several brand names. The complaint alleged that the product label of ingredients was false.

Energizer Sunscreen Settlement

Consumer

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the Defendant violated California state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products.

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Energizer Sunscreen Settlement

Counsel:
Abraham Fruchter & Twersky - New York NY
Latham & Watkins LLP - Los Angeles CA

Settlement: $0

Class Size: Consumers

Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the Defendant violated California state laws regarding the labeling and advertising of certain sunscreen products.

Geis & Roper v. Walgreen Company

Consumer

$1.4 Million

Walgreens allegedly made false claims regarding its Walborn products to provide health benefits or to treat or prevent the common cold.

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Geis & Roper v. Walgreen Company

Counsel:
Keller Grover LLP - San Francisco CA
Wasserman Comden & Casselman LLP - Tarzana CA
McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Los Angeles CA

Settlement: $1,400,000

Class Size: Unknown number of purchasers of Walborn

Walgreens allegedly made false claims regarding its Walborn products to provide health benefits or to treat or prevent the common cold.

Hersel v. Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Inc.

Consumer

1,200

$0.0 Million

Class alleged that Viejo Homeowners Association's board members and management had made amendments to the Delcarations of Covenants that were invalid, and the Class was subsequently damaged by these changes.

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Hersel v. Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Inc.

Counsel:
Tobey & Toro PC - Centennial CO
Lahti Lahti & O'Neill LLC - Providence RI
Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $37,500

Class Size: 1,200 Homeowners

Class alleged that Viejo Homeowners Association's board members and management had made amendments to the Delcarations of Covenants that were invalid, and the Class was subsequently damaged by these changes.

Horton v. Leading Edge Marketing Inc.

Consumer

400,000

$2.0 Million

Plaintiff alleged that Leading Edge Marketing, Inc. and other companies and persons (the "Defendants") violated federal and state law by marketing, selling, and distributing VigRx for Men on the basis of false and fraudulent claims about the product and its effects.

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Horton v. Leading Edge Marketing Inc.

Counsel:
Corsello Law PC - New York NY
Faegre & Benson LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $2,000,000

Class Size: 400,000 Consumers

Plaintiff alleged that Leading Edge Marketing, Inc. and other companies and persons (the "Defendants") violated federal and state law by marketing, selling, and distributing VigRx for Men on the basis of false and fraudulent claims about the product and its effects.

Liss & Marion PC v. Recordex Acquisition Corp.

Consumer

8,000

$0.7 Million

Plaintiffs have alleged Recordex, a medical records copying company, had improperly charged fees in excess of those permitted by the Medical Records Act, 42Pa. 615 et seq. Class members are clients of law firms representing them in medical claim cases.

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Liss & Marion PC v. Recordex Acquisition Corp.

Counsel:
Feldman Shepherd LLP - Philadelphia PA
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP - Philadelphia PA

Settlement: $700,000

Class Size: 8,000 Law firms

Plaintiffs have alleged Recordex, a medical records copying company, had improperly charged fees in excess of those permitted by the Medical Records Act, 42Pa. 615 et seq. Class members are clients of law firms representing them in medical claim cases.

Menagerie v. Citysearch LLC

Consumer

90,000

$0.5 Million

Alleged overcharging for pay-per-click advertising and commiting “click fraud” under California Business & Professions Code, in addition to improperly collecting revenue by charging and/or overcharging for clicks that were fraudulent or invalid.

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Menagerie v. Citysearch LLC

Counsel:
Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP - Los Angeles CA
Fenwick & West LLP - San Francisco CA

Settlement: $450,000

Class Size: 90,000 Business subscribers of online marketing service

Alleged overcharging for pay-per-click advertising and commiting “click fraud” under California Business & Professions Code, in addition to improperly collecting revenue by charging and/or overcharging for clicks that were fraudulent or invalid.

Parker v. Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals Inc.

Consumer

2,000,000

$4.7 Million

Plaintiffs allege that Berkeley and related defendants sold products without substantiating certain claims and that Berkeley and related defendants improperly enrolled certain customers in an automatic product renewal program.

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Parker v. Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals Inc.

Counsel:
Murdock Goldenberg Schneider & Groh LPA - Cincinnati OH
Hagens Berman LLP - Cambridge MA
Faegre & Benson LLP - Denver CO

Settlement: $4,700,000

Class Size: 2,000,000 Nationwide purchasers of Enzyte

Plaintiffs allege that Berkeley and related defendants sold products without substantiating certain claims and that Berkeley and related defendants improperly enrolled certain customers in an automatic product renewal program.

Pathman v. Turner Greenberg Associates Inc.

Consumer

1,200

$0.0 Million

Defendant allegedly overcharged for shipping on high-end furniture by not disclosing that the freight and insurance charge is a mark-up of the direct cost of freight and insurance, and that the charge was not a direct pass through of their cost for freight and insurance.

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Pathman v. Turner Greenberg Associates Inc.

Counsel:
Berman DeValerio - Palm Beach FL
Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito PA - Miami FL

Settlement: $40,000

Class Size: 1,200 Consumers

Defendant allegedly overcharged for shipping on high-end furniture by not disclosing that the freight and insurance charge is a mark-up of the direct cost of freight and insurance, and that the charge was not a direct pass through of their cost for freight and insurance.

Riendeau v. OneSource Document Management, Inc.

Consumer

11,300

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs alleged that individuals were charged more for postage fees than the actual cost of such postage fees incurred by the Defendant for the delivery of medical records requested.

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Riendeau v. OneSource Document Management, Inc.

Counsel:
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP - East Meadow NY

Settlement: $0

Class Size: 11,300 Customers

Plaintiffs alleged that individuals were charged more for postage fees than the actual cost of such postage fees incurred by the Defendant for the delivery of medical records requested.

Rotandi v. Miles Industries

Consumer

27,000

$0.0 Million

The lawsuit claims that Miles Industries, Ltd. failed to adequately warn customers that the sealed glass front of the gas fireplace surfaces can reach very high temperatures that may cause serious burns to the skin.

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Rotandi v. Miles Industries

Counsel:
Ram Olson Cereghino & Kopczynski LLP - San Francisco CA
Carter Wolden Curtis, LLP - Sacramento CA
Jones & Dyer - Sacramento CA

Settlement: $0

Class Size: 27,000 Consumers

The lawsuit claims that Miles Industries, Ltd. failed to adequately warn customers that the sealed glass front of the gas fireplace surfaces can reach very high temperatures that may cause serious burns to the skin.

State Of Colorado v. General Steel

Consumer

1,500

$4.1 Million

The Colorado Attorney General alleged that General Steel, a manufacturer of steel industrial buildings, broke Colorado consumer protection laws by misrepresenting to consumers various aspects of their buildings, the pricing, and the delivery dates. The AG alleged that General Steel failed to deliver complete buildings in a timely manner, charged consumers significantly more than what they had been led to believe, and did not include key components in the building price that consumers were led to understand were included.

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State Of Colorado v. General Steel

Counsel:
Colorado Attorney General - Denver CO

Settlement: $4,060,000

Class Size: 1,500 Purchasers of manufactured buildings

The Colorado Attorney General alleged that General Steel, a manufacturer of steel industrial buildings, broke Colorado consumer protection laws by misrepresenting to consumers various aspects of their buildings, the pricing, and the delivery dates. The AG alleged that General Steel failed to deliver complete buildings in a timely manner, charged consumers significantly more than what they had been led to believe, and did not include key components in the building price that consumers were led to understand were included.

State of Montana v. Movie Gallery

Consumer

100

$0.0 Million

State of Montana claimed that movie rental company improperly treated subscribers who had paid for rental subscriptions.

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State of Montana v. Movie Gallery

Counsel:
Attorney General - Helena MT

Settlement: $15,000

Class Size: 100 Movie rental subscribers

State of Montana claimed that movie rental company improperly treated subscribers who had paid for rental subscriptions.

Top Craft Inc. v. Coffman Group LLC

Consumer

$0.0 Million

Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Coffman Group LLC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), in connection with the transmittal of alleged unsolicited facsimile advertisements to members of the settlement class. Settlement benefit was $500 per approved claimant.

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Top Craft Inc. v. Coffman Group LLC

Counsel:
Wood Law Firm LLC - Kansas City MO
Haden Cowherd & Bullock LLC - Springfield MO

Settlement: $0

Class Size: Unknown number of fax recipients

Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Coffman Group LLC violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), in connection with the transmittal of alleged unsolicited facsimile advertisements to members of the settlement class. Settlement benefit was $500 per approved claimant.