Class Actions

06/17/2011

California IOU Class Action Filed

UPDATE 7/29/2009 - WE HAVE FILED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT REGARDING THESE CALIFORNIA IOUs. The suit seeks injunctive and declaratory relief on behalf of those who have been issued California IOUs. More details to come, please keep watching this page. Confronted with a large budget impasse, the State of California is now issuing millions of dollars worth of “I.O.U.”s. In addition to creating a major inconvenience for consumers, these I.O.U.s are also creating problems for small businesses that contract with the state... Read More
06/12/2011

Privacy Litigation

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In our modern world, we disclose personal information to a myriad of government and commercial entities.  Every time you sign up for a website, or fill out an online or paper form, you are usually divulging personal information.  Twenty years ago, this was not a large problem.  But now it is. .   Corporations, government offices, and even small local businesses often maintain huge databases which contain your private information.  Although there are both federal and state laws in regards to the... Read More
04/06/2011

James Hardie Siding

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James Hardie fiber cement siding is marketed as lasting for a certain number of "years."  But according to allegations in a recent class action lawsuit, it may not last that long.  In fact, according to the allegations in the complaint, the James Hardie cement siding has certain manufacturing defects.  Products involved may include: "Hardie Fiber-Cement" HARDIEPLANK HZ10 HARDIEPANEL HZ10 HARDIESHINGLE HZ10 HARDIESOFFIT HZ10 These alleged defects cause the fiber siding to crack, warp, and shrink.  These alleged defects apparently cause it to pull away from its fasteners, in certain... Read More
12/01/2010

Certainteed WeatherBoards Fiber Cement Siding

UPDATE: CertainTeed Corporation and Class counsel for building owners who have CertainTeed fiber cement siding installed have reached a proposed class action settlement. The proposed settlement would provide $103.9 million to building owners from across the United States. Currently, both sides are awaiting final approval of the Settlement from the Court. For updates, settlement information and documents or to request a claim form please see the settlement website: http://www.certainteedfibercementsettlement.com/hc/en-us According to a recently filed lawsuit, "Certainteed WeatherBoards" cement siding has been... Read More
10/09/2010

San Bruno Fire Resources / Lawsuit Information

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CASE UPDATE: 9/17/2010 - AUDET & PARTNERS, LLP FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN THE SAN BRUNO EXPLOSION AND FIRE CASE.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FILED LAWSUIT / COMPLAINT. HERE IS OUR PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING THE SUIT. Selected Press Coverage of the Class Action Lawsuit Against PG&E: San Bruno man sues PG&E over pipeline explosion (San Jose Mercury News) PG&E sued over San Bruno fire (San Mateo Daily Journal) San Bruno Breaking news: Resident suing PG&E (Examiner.com) Regulators increase pressure on PG&E over pipelines (Los... Read More
10/09/2010

JM Eagle PVC Pipe

A class-action lawsuit was recently filed behalf of property owners potentially seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from JM Eagle for allegedly supplying substandard polyvinyl chloride (“PVC”) pipe for potable water systems, and other applications. The lawsuit asks the court to certify a nationwide class action on behalf of all persons or entities who installed the allegedly substandard JM Eagle pipe. The filing seeks reimbursement of all sums paid by the class members to JM Eagle, and for all other damages... Read More