Author Archives: John Reid

Microsoft Slapped with Lawsuit Over Upgrade Practices

Upgrading issue

As you may be aware, Microsoft has been offering users of Microsoft windows products the opportunity to upgrade to Microsoft 10 free. This offer will end on July 29th. However, despite this perceived goodwill, there may be issues in how the product has been offered.

On Friday, July 22nd, three Florida men filed a class action suit against Microsoft alleging that the upgrade notifications and offers constitute unsolicited electronic advertisements, as well as violating the law on deceptive and unfair business practices. At the same time, Microsoft was sued in Israel on the allegation that Microsoft Installed Windows 10 on users’ computers without their consent.

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Caterpillar Agrees to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit

Digging up a settlement

On Friday, July 1st, Caterpillar, a well-known maker of heavy duty equipment has just reached a tentative settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit involving their engines with an exhaust emission control system, otherwise known as the Cat Regeneration System.

The reason for the initial lawsuit was that Caterpillar customers claimed that the systems caused highway diesel engines to lose horsepower and shut down.   Subsequently, the trucks then were towed to a Caterpillar – authorized repair facilities for repairs. However, here was the catch, most of the repairs involved computer codes and special software that only qualified technicians could handle. Unfortunately, for many consumers, the repairs were done by technicians who could not effectively do such repairs.

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Youth Soccer Associations File Class Action Suit To Collect Fees From Pros

Kick it

On Friday, July 1st, a class action lawsuit was filed in a Texas Federal Court by three youth soccer clubs (Dallas Texans, Crossfire Premiere of Redmond, Washington and Sockers of Chicago). The lawsuit was filed against the MLS Players Union and world renowned soccer starts, DeAndre Yedlin, Michael Bradley, and Clint Dempsey. The reason for the lawsuit is that this is an attempt to recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in training and solidarity fees.

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Customers Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Dollar General Over Oil

Dollar for your thoughts?

In early June of this year, customers of Dollar General joined together to file a class action lawsuit again Dollar General.   Dollar General is accused of deceptive marketing practices when selling certain kinds of motor oil that cannot be used in cars built after 1930.  In addition, they are also being sued for practices on motor oil that cannot be used in cars after 1988.

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Shareholder Files Lawsuit Against Krispy Kreme Donuts

Publicly traded donuts

On May 9th, it was announced that Krispy Kreme Donuts, a publicly traded company, would be taken private through its purchase by a subsidiary of the JAB Holdings Company. The terms of the deal call for JAB to pay $21 per share as part of taking the company private. However, shareholder, Barbara Grajzl is asking the court to stop the proposed deal until “the company puts in place a process to obtain the highest price” possible to satisfy the shareholders.

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