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Investigation of Nissan Altima’s Unsafe Headlights

Defective low-beam headlights on the 2013 – 2015 Nissan Altima pose a serious safety risk, particularly as the headlamp components get older.  Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential class action litigation against Nissan because of the unsafe Altima headlights system for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years.

Customer complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) repeatedly show that there are problems with the Altima headlamps, and these problems get worse as the …

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Burden Shifts to Consumer Lawyers to Protect the Public from Abusive Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the direction of President Trump’s appointee Mike Mulvaney, is withdrawing from its role of protecting consumers from predatory lending practices.  The CFPB was created to correct the abusive practices of banks, payday lenders, student loan servicers, and other financial institutions, but under the Trump administration, the bureau has made a dramatic shift in its policies. The burden now shifts to consumer lawyers and private litigants to step into …

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SCOTUS: Rule 68 Offer Does Not Moot Class Action

By a vote of six to three, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, the Supreme Court held that an unaccepted settlement offer or Rule 68 offer of judgment does not moot a plaintiff’s case.

The U.S. Navy contracted with Campbell-Ewald Company to develop a multimedia recruiting campaign that included sending text messages to consenting 18- to 24-year olds. Jose Gomez, age 40, received one of these unsolicited text messages, and filed a class action lawsuit …

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Pulaski and Middleman, LLC v. Google, Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently approved class certification for advertisers of Google Adwords, reversing U.S. District Judge Edward Davila’s decision in January 2012. Those who purchased Adwords between 2004 and 2008 can now sue as a group to recover damages over what they claim are violations of California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws. Google allegedly charged Pulaski for ads that appeared on error pages and so-called parked domain pages …

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