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Carnival Nightmare Cruise Triggers Class Action Lawsuit

A dream vacation turned nightmare has sparked a class action lawsuit against the Carnival Corp. cruise line. Over 100 passengers of a cruise that was marooned for days in the Gulf of Mexico without functioning power or plumbing have joined the suit, alleging that the ship wasn’t seaworthy to begin with, and that it forced guests to spend extra days stranded at sea by not heading to the closest port once it was disabled. The ship, illogically named Triumph, left …

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Your Parking Ticket Might Be an Invasion of Privacy

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear arguments on whether a town’s use of personal identifying information on parking tickets is in violation of federal law. The justices considered the case of Village of Palatine v. Senne in January and are expected to announce soon if they will take it for review. At stake is whether towns can issue parking tickets that include the violator’s name, address and other personal information. The dispute began when Illinois resident …

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NYPD Handcuffs, Interrogates 7-Year-Old Over $5

After a 7-year-old boy was accused of taking a $5 bill off the ground in a scuffle with classmates, New York police allegedly interrogated, handcuffed and hassled him at a police station for hours before releasing him to his mother, who is now suing the city.   Overreaction to Playground Scuffle Wilson Reyes, a third-grade student in a Bronx public school, got caught up on Dec. 4 in a playground scuffle with two other boys over the money. Although another …

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Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Lance Armstrong Sued for Lying

Two former Lance Armstrong fans are suing the disgraced cyclist for fraud and false advertising over his book, “It’s Not About The Bike,” in which Armstrong claimed repeatedly that he never used performance enhancing drugs. Rob Stutzman and Jonathan Wheeler filed a class action against Armstrong in California, seeking to recover the purchase price plus other damages because they say they never would have bought the books if they knew “the true facts concerning Armstrong’s misconduct.” Armstrong’s second book, “Every …

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Toyota to Settle Accelerator Case for $1.4 Billion

Toyota agreed on Dec. 26 to settle a class action accusing the auto maker of selling cars that are defective because they suddenly accelerate. The total settlement amount is a reportedly record-breaking $1.4 billion, and while months remain before it is finally approved, a judge granted preliminary approval Dec. 28.   Error Hard to Find Toyota faced a raft of legal problems following reports in 2009 and 2010 that its cars were unintentionally accelerating and causing horrible accidents. Congressional hearings, …

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