Author Archives: John Reid

VM Admissions Scandals Widen

Traffic jam

Back on September 18, 2015, U.S. Environmental authorities disclosed that VM installed software on about 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles in order to give the appearance of the vehicles being emission friendly.  However, at that time, it was deemed illegal and subsequently, VM admitted to installing this software on 11 million vehicles.

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Class Action Announced Against Power Solutions International

Not feeling secured

On October 9, 2016, the law firm, Pomerantz, LLP announced that they are filing a class action lawsuit against Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) and certain offices of the company.  The lawsuit that has been filed is on behalf of all persons and entities that purchased PSI securities between the dates of May 8, 2015 through August 15, 2016.  There is a deadline of October 21, 2016 to enter into this lawsuit.

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Apple Still Mum Over iPhone 6 Touch Disease and Exploding Units

Take a bite out of Apple

With the recent release of the iPhone 7, people are questioning if this is a calculated decision to keep silent over issues with the iPhone 6. The issues are what is called touch disease and units that actually catching fire.

Back in September it was first reported that iPhone 6 users are experiencing this so called touch disease. The “disease” occurs when the user observes a reduction in responsiveness or the complete malfunction of the touchscreen.  Since this has been something so widespread that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple and of the present time, there are three law firms involved.  The hope is that Apple will remedy this issue.

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Lawsuits Filed in Response to Hepatitis A Outbreak Growing

Not as fresh as you may think

As of August 25, 2016, there are several lawsuits and one class action lawsuit due to be filed on behalf of individuals who caught Hepatitis A from frozen strawberries imported from Egypt, that were served at a café called the Tropical Smoothie Café.

One plaintiff, Constantinos A. Raptis had consumed multiple strawberry smoothies from the popular café in early August and had started to become ill. Some of the symptoms that he suffered were aches, headaches, nausea, stomach pain, chest pain, and dark colored urine. These symptoms are all signs of hepatitis A.

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NVIDIA to Settle False Advertising Class Action Lawsuits

Can we trust the ad?

Over the past few months, NVIDIA, the computer graphics card company, has successfully launched several graphic cards including GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060.  They are due to be releasing the “powerful” TITAN X, which is supposed to be the most advanced graphics card produced by the company.

However, there is a shadow being cast upon NVIDIA, and it stems from one of their most popular graphics card, GeFORCE GTX 970.  The product was very popular and offered excellent performance per dollar, but mistakes were made with the published specifications and its segmented memory configuration.  When the GTX 970 was launched, NVIDIA said it had 4 GB of memory and 64 ROPs (Render Output Processors).   However, the realty was that only 3.5 GB of the memory operated at full speed, while the remaining 512 MB offered only a fraction of the bandwidth.

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