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Consumer Fraud Class Action Filed Over Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 Suncreen

On Monday, June 27, DeNittis Osefchen filed a proposed class action on behalf  of all persons who purchased “Banana Boat Kids SPF 50” in the United States between June 27, 2010 and the present.  “Banana Boat Kids SPF 50” is a sunscreen product marketed by Defendants and sold at retails stores in New Jersey and across the …

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DeNittis Osefchen Defeats a Mandatory Arbitration Clause and Obtains Landmark Ruling Against MRO

Joseph Osefchen of DeNittis Osefchen on April 22, 2016 obtained a landmark ruling which resulted in the New Jersey Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division rejecting a mandatory arbitration clause in a patient’s bid to obtain medical records.  A New Jersey appeals court on Friday affirmed that a hospital’s medical records processor couldn’t enforce a mandatory class …

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$1,350,000 Jean Madeline Consumer Fraud Class Settlement Gains Final Approval

Sophia Krivy v. Jean Madeline Education Center of Cosmetology, Inc. et. al. Case No. 2603 On April 22, 2016 the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granted final approval of a proposed $1,350,000 consumer fraud class action settlement filed against beauty school operator Jean Madeline Education Center (JMEC). This lawsuit alleges that Defendant JMEC employs a uniform …

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Berkshire Settles Consumer Fraud Fee Class Action

On November 17, 2005,  the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County granted preliminary  approval of a class action settlement on behalf of approximately seven hundred consumers in New Jersey who brought claims for alleged recording fee overcharging against Berkshire Abstract and Title Agency, Inc. (Berkshire). The class action lawsuit alleged that Berkshire violated the New Jersey Consumer …

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Filed Against GNC Over Sale of Fake Herbal Supplements

On February 4, 2015, DeNittis Osefchen, on behalf of a Camden County,  New Jersey man,  filed a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of New Jersey consumers against health supplement giant GNC in New Jersey Superior Court in Camden County, alleging that the GNC store brand Herbal Supplements: Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, and St. John’s Wart actually …

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss and Grants Class Certification of Hobby Protection Act Claim Against Westminister Mint

On November 19, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota denied defendant Westminister Mint’s motion to dismiss and granted plaintiff Thomas Styczinski’s motion for class certification. This is a class action brought on behalf of purchasers of two imitation numismatic items (coins) allegedly unlawfully manufactured, imported, distributed, marketed, and/or sold in and throughout …

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Whole Foods Market Sued For Misstating Sugar Content of Greek Yogurt

On August 7 and August 12  people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania filed proposed class action lawsuits against Whole Foods Market, alleging that the label on “Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt” drastically understates the sugar content per serving of the yogurt. Specifically, the suits allege that while the yogurt label says there are only …

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Court Gives Final Green Light To $2.1 Million Settlement in New Jersey Red Light Camera Class Action

On May 22, 2014, Federal District Court Judge Patrick Sheridan granted final approval of a $2.1 million settlement of the red-light safety camera class action lawsuits against Redflex  (Redflex) and five municipalities that were filed on behalf of their New Jersey customers.  The terms of the class action settlement were reached before an extensive mediation …

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Filed Against Body-Stacking Cemetery Company

   Yesterday, a 73 year old Philadelphia women filed a class-action lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas,  accusing the owners of a local Jewish cemetery, Shalom Memorial Park, of selling the same burial plots to multiple purchasers and then packing in bodies so tightly that they actually overlap or touch.  One of those …

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Midlantic Title Settles Recording Fee Overcharging Class Action

On  April 11, 2014 the Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement on behalf of approximately 1,400 consumers in New Jersey who brought claims of alleged recording fee overcharging against Midlantic Title Compny (Midlantic). The class action lawsuit alleged that Midlantic collected Mortgage and Deed recording fees at …

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