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Taco Bell Responds to False Advertising Class Action Suit

Posted on: February 28th, 2011 by Steve Larson

Taco Bell responded to the class action lawsuit I told you about last month alleging that Taco Bill is engaging in false advertising when saying it uses ground beef in its tacos.  News of the Taco Bell class action lawsuit spread like wildfire, forcing Taco Bell to launch a massive PR campaign.

Taco Bell announced this week it would give away a free Crunchy Beef Taco to the first 10 million Facebook fans who “like” Taco Bell’s fan page.  Taco Bell is calling it “The World’s Largest Free Taco Giveaway” as a thank you, they say, to their loyal customers that continue to support them even after the class action lawsuit public debacle. Read more…

FedEx Customer Files Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Residential Delivery Surcharges for Commercial Deliveries

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Federal Express Corporation (“FedEx”) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (entitled Manjunath A. Gokare, P.C. v. Federal Express Corporation, Class Action Case No. 2:11-cv-02131).  The complaint alleges that FedEx charges and collects residential delivery surcharges for deliveries that plainly are not to residences, such as government offices, high-rise commercial office towers, and other non residential buildings. Read more…

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Coach for Attempt to Bar “Second Hand” Online Sales of Coach Products

Posted on: February 21st, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Coach in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle (entitled Gina Kim v. Coach Inc. and Coach Services, Inc., Class Action Case No. 2:11-cv-00214-RSM). The complaint alleges that Coach is engaged in a campaign to suppress “second hand” sales of Coach handbags and other Coach products online on websites such as E-Bay and Craigslist by accusing consumers of infringing its trademarks by selling counterfeit Coach products. Read more…

National Football League Super Bowl XLV Ticket & Seat Class Action Lawsuit Complaint

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the National Football League and Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (styled Steve Simms and Mike Dolabi v. Jerral “Jerry” Wayne Jones, National Football League, Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., JWJ Corporation, Cowboys Stadium, L.P., Cowboys Stadium GP, LLC, and Blue & Silver, Inc., Class Action Case No. 3:11-cv-00248-M), Read more…

Comcast Oregon Late Fee Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Comcast in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, Multnomah County (styled Hochstetler et al. v. Comcast of California/Colorado/Florida/Oregon, Inc. et al., Class Action Case No. 0407-07245) alleging, among other things, that late fees and/or administrative fees charged by Comcast to delinquent cable television subscribers between July 15, 2003 and November 22, 2010 (“Late Fees”) failed to comply with the timing and disclosure requirements of ORS 646.649 (the “Late Fee Statute”). Read more…

Tenth Circuit Holds Withdrawal of Class Settlement Approval Not Appealable

Posted on: February 14th, 2011 by Steve Larson

In McClendon v. City of Albuquerque, 2011 U.S. App. Lexis 597 (10th Cir., Jan. 12, 2011), the plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit attempted to appeal an order withdrawing approval of the class settlement.  The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held the order was not an appealable order under  28 U.S.C. § 1291.

Prior to reaching the substance of the appeal, the Tenth Circuit had to determine its authority for hearing the appeal.  The Court analyzed the defendants’ three main arguments in turn.  First, it held that an order withdrawing approval of a class settlement is not a “final decision” of a district court, regardless of the fact that it post-dates a final judgment.  In so holding, the court found that an order withdrawing approval of a class settlement doesn’t disassociate the court from the case, doesn’t end the litigation on the merits, and actually ensures litigation on the merits will continue. Read more…

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