A comprehensive collection of our active and recently settled cases and investigations

04/16/2018

Broiler Chicken Lawsuit Alleges Anticompetitive Scheme Against Growers

broiler chicken lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating a number of claims as part of a broiler chicken lawsuit that several of the largest poultry companies in the U.S. conspired to artificially depress compensation paid to broiler farmers or "Growers." Information that has recently surfaced suggests that companies including Tyson, Pilgrim Pride, Perdue and several others, have allegedly conspired for almost a decade by sharing detailed information and statistics related to Grower compensation in a concerted effort to depress Grower compensation paid by... Read More
04/12/2018

Monat Lawsuit Alleges Fraud, Hair Loss By Users

monat lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating widespread complaints surfacing in a recent Monat lawsuit that consumers were misled about hair care products distributed by Monat.  For several years Monat has promoted its hair care products as "naturally-based" and "safe" in advertising and promotional materials.  Monat's widespread representations have gone beyond the safety of its products to include affirmative health benefits including the cessation of hair loss and the regeneration of new hair. The reality experienced by many users of Monat appears at odds with marketing... Read More
04/04/2018

Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook Privacy Lawsuit

In March 2018 it was disclosed thatCambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm linked to President Trump, had harvested personally-identifiable information from up to 87 million Facebook users and used this information in an effort to sway the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It is alleged that in 2014, a developer by the name of Aleksandr Kogan developed a Facebook app called "thisisyourdigitallife."  Thisisyourdigitallife was a type of personality test downloaded by approximately 270,000 Facebook users.  In accepting the terms of the app... Read More
03/12/2018

Embryo Lawsuit Alleges Mishandling by Fertility Clinics

fertility clinic lawsuits

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims as part of an embryo lawsuit brought against fertility clinics located in Cleveland and San Francisco.  The claims allege that the clinics may have mishandled thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a way that compromised their viability.  The Cleveland clinic in question is located at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.  The San Francisco location is the Pacific Fertility Clinic.  Information recently surfaced suggesting that the temperature of the tissue storage banks, in which eggs and embryos are stored... Read More
02/18/2018

Sherwin Williams Duckback Lawsuit

Sherwin William Duckback Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims from increasing numbers of consumers as part of a Sherwin Williams Duckback lawsuit that coatings manufactured and sold by Sherwin Williams under the names of "Duckback" and "SuperDeck" were defectively designed and have resulted in consumers having to incur extensive cost in repairing their home decks.  Additionally, it has been alleged that the warranties offered by Sherwin Williams for these products essentially violated applicable federal law by offering inadequate relief to consumers. The products... Read More
01/02/2018

Apple iPhone Lawsuit Challenges Throttling Practice

Apple iPhone Lawsuit

  Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating Apple iPhone lawsuit claims specifically on behalf of current or past owners of iPhone models prior to iPhone 6 that Apple violated their consumer rights by intentionally slowing down their devices without providing notice of this practice to iPhone owners. In December 2017 Apple for the first time admitted that a recent version of its iOS operating system for iPhones forces a slowdown in the iPhone operating system.  Apple has offered a justification for this... Read More
10/12/2017

Home Depot Mahogany Lawsuit Alleges False Misrepresentation

Home Depot Mahogany Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by consumers as part of a Home Depot Mahogany Lawsuit that Home Depot falsely advertised and sold wood products as "premium" and "finest grade" mahogany that were, in fact, inferior grades of wood. Home Depot, which promotes its status on its corporate website as the "world's largest home improvement retailer," operates more than 2,200 physical locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in addition to a sprawling online presence at HomeDepot.com offering more... Read More
09/11/2017

CREE Light Bulb Lawsuit

Cree Light Bulb Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by consumers that manufacturers of CREE light bulbs provided false and/or misleading information about the expected life span of the bulbs in advertising and on CREE light bulb packaging.  Consumers are alleging that CREE overstated the life span of their LED bulbs relative to conventional, incandescent light bulbs.  In so doing, the company may have exacted a higher purchase price from consumers who otherwise may well have opted for cheaper conventional bulbs. LED bulb manufacturers have already been subject... Read More
08/15/2017

CVS Prescription Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Pricing Scheme

CVS Prescription Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating CVS prescription lawsuit claims on behalf of individuals who have purchased prescription medication from pharmacies at either Walgreens or CVS.  Information has recently surfaced suggesting that both Walgreens and CVS pharmacies have participated in a fraudulent scheme with pharmacy intermediaries that has resulted in: (1) consumers paying more for medication when using their insurance as opposed to paying cash; and (2) an illegal "clawback" of inflated co-pays which has acted as an improper revenue... Read More
07/25/2017

Student Loan Lawsuit Challenges Loans Sold by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

Student Loan Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims in a student loan lawsuit that student loans held by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust ("National Collegiate"), may not be collectible due to the National Collegiate's inability to prove the existence of enforceable debts.  The student loans that may be invalid were made to students more than a decade ago by various lenders. In a scheme similar to that employed the subprime mortgage industry almost ten years ago, large numbers of student loans... Read More
05/23/2017

Visa Antitrust Lawsuit Investigation

Visa Antitrust Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating long-standing claims by merchants and business owners alleging antitrust violations against Visa as part of a Visa antitrust lawsuit.  Merchants have alleged an antitrust conspiracy among Visa and a long list of banks and financial institutions claiming that companies have worked to create an illegal scheme that effectively prevents merchants from passing along the true cost of credit card transactions to customers. Merchants and small businesses have noted contractual rules mandatorily enforced by Visa that effectively... Read More
04/11/2017

Navient Lawsuit Challenges Treatment of Loan Pre-Payment

Navient lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating Navient lawsuit claims by borrowers of student loans serviced by Navient that Navient wrongfully applied loan prepayments in a way calculated to avoid the reduction of loan principal.  By applying prepayments in such a way, borrowers end up paying for more during the life of their student loans than they would have had the prepayments been property applied. Navient is the largest student loan servicer in the United States, having succeeded SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae) in... Read More
03/30/2017

North American Bancard PayAnywhere Lawsuit

PayAnywhere Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by business owners who purchased the PayAnywhere credit card processing service offered by North American Bancard LLC.  Information gathered by Audet & Partners, LLP suggests that despite offering the PayAnywhere service as a fee-free service, both in promotional materials and in promises conveyed by sales representatives, the company did, in fact, begin charging monthly fees to customers who purchased the PayAnywhere service regardless of whether they actually ever used the system. In addition, information... Read More
03/12/2017

Toyota Electrical Problems Caused by Soy-Based Wiring Insulation

Toyota Electrical Problems

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims of Toyota electrical problems by owners of  Toyota vehicles who have reported recurring electrical failure.  Information has recently come to light that Toyota vehicles in model years 2012-2016 incorporated a soy-based wiring insulation that has been found to attract rodents. Rodents then work their way into the Toyota engines and gnaw on engine wiring, thus causing disruptions to the vehicle electrical system. Toyota owners who have discovered these electrical problems report that despite multiple requests,... Read More
02/19/2017

NFL Cheerleader Antitrust Lawsuit Investigation

NFL Cheerleader Antitrust Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims that management and franchises of the National Football League have conspired for many years to artificially suppress compensation paid to NFL cheerleaders throughout the league.  While lawsuits have been brought on behalf of cheerleaders in recent years alleging failure to compensate cheerleaders at a legally-mandated minimum wage, this NFL cheerleader antitrust lawsuit alleges a far-reaching conspiracy that may subject the league to extensive monetary damages and penalties imposed by federal antitrust laws. The specific... Read More
12/22/2016

Wells Fargo Insurance Scam Investigation

Wells Fargo Insurance Scam

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims made by Wells Fargo customers that the company wrongfully enrolled them MyTerm low-cost life insurance policies, coverage of which was provided by Prudential Insurance.  This potential Wells Fargo insurance scam was recently reported in the New York Times.  The report suggests that as part of a partnership between Wells Fargo and Prudential, Wells Fargo employees may have signed up bank customers for Prudential insurance without the customers' knowledge or permission.  It has been... Read More
11/09/2016

Simonton Lawsuit Alleges Substandard Windows

simonton lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating allegations made by consumers that insulated glass windows manufactured by Simonton Building Products Inc. may be prone to internal condensation often leading to noticeable finger prints and smudges.  A pending legal action has taken aim at the following lines of Simonton windows: • Simonton Asure • Simonton Prism • Simonton Impressions • Simonton StormBreaker Plus • Simonton ProFinish • Simonton DaylightMax • Simonton Madeira • Simonton Lumera Consumers have further alleged that contrary to Simonton's website promotion of testing to "advanced AAMA Gold... Read More
09/16/2016

SoftSheen Lawsuit Alleges Hair Loss and Other Injuries

softsheen lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigation claims by increasing numbers of consumers that a hair relaxer manufactured by L'Oreal and sold under the SoftSheen brand, causes hair loss and a rash of other injuries.  Users of the SoftSheen Relaxer have alleged that the company promoted the product as a safe and effective solution for more full and silky hair, with an active ingredient of alma oil, also known as the gooseberry. The L'Oreal product, widely sold in retailers including CVS and Walmart,... Read More
09/13/2016

RV Refrigerator Lawsuit Alleges That Defects Lead to Explosions and Fire

RV Refrigerator Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by increasing numbers of consumers in an RV refrigerator lawsuit that refrigerators manufactured by Dometic Corporation are prone to explosions and fire damage.  It has been alleged that within the past twenty years, thousands of gas absorption RV refrigerators manufactured by Dometic have inexplicably combusted causing more than $100 million in property damage and personal injury claims. It is suspected that the defects in the RV refrigerators manufactured by Dometic include premature corrosion that... Read More
09/11/2016

Aloe Vera Lawsuit Alleges Lotions Actually Contain No Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating the viability of aloe vera lawsuits alleging false advertising by manufacturers and distributors of a range of aloe vera products.  Despite promoting aloe vera gel as containing pure aloe vera, independent laboratory tests suggest that, in fact, many of these products contain little or no actual aloe vera. Products being targeted for these claims include, but are not limited to, the following: • Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel manufactured and sold by Target; • Fruit of the Earth Aloe... Read More