An aggrieved Internet consumer lodged a putative class action against Verizon Communications Inc. in California state court Thursday accusing the telecommunications giant of falsely advertising DSL performance at speeds almost twice as high as the company's technology allows.
As many as 780,000 Utah residents, including children, have had their Social Security number or other personal information stolen from a Utah Department of Health computer server that stored Medicaid and other claims, state officials said Monday.
Casey’s General Stores Inc. reached a settlement Friday in multidistrict litigation in Kansas federal court that accuses motor fuel manufacturers and gas stations including Chevron USA Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp. of selling fuel without accounting for temperature expansion.
The company behind the fashion label Armani Exchange was struck with a class action in Illinois on Friday claiming it printed the expiration date of customers' credit and debit cards on receipts in violation of federal law.
Bankrupt recreational vehicle and home manufacturer Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. on Friday settled for $350,000 a class action accusing it of overstating the amount of insulation in its homes after the plaintiffs, who were seeking at least $60 million, agreed to vacate the class.
Kraft Foods Inc. and subsidiary Nabisco Inc. were hit Thursday with a putative class action by consumers in California state court accusing the companies of deceiving customers by falsely promoting a version of Wheat Thins crackers as containing 100 percent whole grain.
Breaking from the agency's official view, Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch cautioned a New Jersey federal judge against approving the agency's $11.5 million no-fault deceptive marketing settlement with Circa Direct LLC without carefully considering the merits of the pact, in a March 21 letter docketed Tuesday.
The French division of Ikea Home Furnishings on Friday said it was probing internal ethics violations, amid reports that supervisors had gathered private information on employees and customers.
A Washington lawmaker on Wednesday proposed a bill to ban companies from requiring current or prospective employees to fork over passwords for social networking sites, joining a rising chorus of voices speaking out against the practice.
Fertilizer company Pennington Seed Inc. was dealt a blow in its false advertising and unfair competition suit against rival The Scotts Co. LLC on Wednesday when a federal judge moved the action from Georgia to Virginia against its wishes.
Fifth Third Bank NA was hit with a putative class action Friday alleging it reaped millions of dollars in illegal referrals from private mortgage insurers, one day after homeowners brought similar kickback claims against fellow lending giant Bank of America NA.
A putative class of New York Law School graduates is appealing a judge's dismissal of its suit alleging the graduates' alma mater inflated its postgraduate employment figures, disputing the ruling that reasonable consumers should have spotted the data's flaws, the class said Thursday.
The European Parliament is backing draft legislation that would increase penalties for hackers as well as for companies that benefit from these breaches, it confirmed Thursday, in a move that aligns with the European Union’s push to harmonize divergent member state laws.
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday revived a putative class action against JPMorgan Chase Bank NA accusing the financial giant of selling repossessed cars without providing proper notice, ruling federal regulations do not preempt Maryland's closed-end creditor provisions.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday to require airlines to disclose carry-on baggage fees when they quote ticket prices, after a budget airline began charging customers up to $35 for the luggage.
Telecommunications giant CenturyLink Inc. on Wednesday was zapped with a putative class action in Florida federal court alleging it misled consumers by falsely advertising the speed of its Pure Broadband wireless Internet service.
Global Payments Inc. was slammed in Georgia on Wednesday with the first class action stemming from the massive data breach that became public in late March, after Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. began warning cardholders that their account information may have been stolen.
A Washington federal judge on Wednesday approved the landmark $25 billion settlement between the nation's five largest mortgage servicers, the federal government and 49 state attorneys general, two months after the deal was announced to great fanfare.
An alleged member of hacker group LulzSec pled guilty in California federal court Thursday to charges he helped steal confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.'s computer systems last year.