Class Actions

Class Action History: AOL and Time Warner Accounting Scandal

Class Action History: AOL and Time Warner Accounting Scandal

Back in the early 2000s, a major scandal rocked Time Warner, Inc. The company paid fines connected to a complicated scheme with online advertising deals. The strategy reportedly artificially inflated their revenue, defrauding investors and resulting in a stiff series of penalties from the SEC. The investigation into Time Warner …

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The 7 Wildest Lawsuits of All Time

The 7 Wildest Lawsuits of All Time

The legal system is serious business–most of the time, anyway. Here are some of the wildest, most frivolous, and shocking lawsuits ever filed. In some cases, the plaintiff actually won! That’s Why They Call It a Footlong In 2016, a teenager decided to measure his Subway sandwich to ensure that …

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Class Action History: BP Gulf Spill

Class Action History: BP Gulf Spill

In April of 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig triggered one of the largest environmental disasters to ever take place began. The BP-owned Macondo Prospect was the site of the incident, which saw an explosion in the Deepwater Horizon initiate a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In …

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Class Action History: Cendant Accounting Scandal

Class Action History: Cendant Accounting Scandal

In early 1998, Cendant, a travel and real estate company, lost $14 million in stock prices in a single day. Shares tumbled from $41 per share to almost $12. Stockholders were outraged, and the public was introduced to the biggest corporate scandal of the 1990s. This is the story of …

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Biggest Class Action Lawsuits in History

Biggest Class Action Lawsuits in History

Have you ever gotten one of those notices in the mail about a class action lawsuit, only to find that you’re owed less than a dollar in damages? Many people found out the hard way that class action settlements aren’t all they’re cracked up to be when thousands of people …

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Countless Lawsuits Over Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson Faces Countless Lawsuits Over Baby Powder

In late 2018, Reuters news agency dropped a bombshell report. They revealed that mega-corporation Johnson & Johnson had known for decades that their baby powder products were contaminated with the potentially deadly mineral asbestos, but Johnson & Johnson did not publicly disclose that information. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, …

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