Just For Men Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims against Just for Men hair dye maker Combe, Inc.

A class action lawsuit was filed on January 25, 2017 accusing Just for Men hair dye maker Combe, Inc., and other Combe companies, of deceptive advertising.  The complaint alleges that Just for Men brand hair dye does not properly warn consumers about its ingredients and the potential side effects of those ingredients, such as chemical burns and severe allergic reactions.

The complaint alleges that “Even if used as directed, [the Just for Men] Defendants failed to adequately warn against the negative effects and risks associated with this product,” such as “burns, scarring, allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, skin depigmentation, and other severe injuries” associated with prolonged use.

The lawsuit points to the chemical ingredient p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) as especially harmful and states that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has linked PPD to “severe dermatitis,” “renal failure,” “vitiligo” (which is loss of skin pigment), and even “convulsions and comas.” The complaint further claims PPD is also considered a “strong sensitizer” by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and was once named “allergen of the year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Society and that “Defendants knew or should have known that more than 5% of the population will have an adverse reaction to PPD, yet, Defendants concealed and withheld this information from the public,” the Just for Men class action asserts.  The class action lawsuit goes on to state that the risk of adverse reaction to PPD is higher for African Americans, up to 10% or 21% based on different studies.

If you or someone you know purchased Just for Men hair dye and suffered chemical burns and/or a severe allergic reaction, you may be eligible to file a suit.  Please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.  You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.

 


Just For Men

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

Nissan Exploding Sunroofs Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims by people who owned or leased a Nissan that had a sunroof or moon roof unexpectedly shatter. Drivers have reported that the sunroofs in their Nissan vehicles have shattered or exploded under normal driving conditions and sometimes when parked.  There have been hundreds of complaints online and to government agencies about exploding sunroofs.  Consumers who bought or leased the cars paid too much because of this defect and often have incurred out-of-pocket costs to repair the defective sunroofs. The defective models include:

Nissan Rogue (since 2008)

Nissan Maxima (since 2008)

Nissan Murano (since 2009)

Nissan Juke (since 2011)

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP has significant experience prosecuting class actions on behalf of consumers.

If you wish to discuss your rights in connection with the this investigation please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492. You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.

 


Nissan Exploding Sunroofs Investigation

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

NYC Teachers’ Pension Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is pursuing claims for New York City teachers who have been shortchanged on their pension payments. In particular, the firm is representing teachers who retired but were not credited with their payments in July and August that they earned while teaching during the regular school year.  Teachers earned those payments by teaching during the school year but when  the Retirement Board calculates pensions for retiring teachers  it excludes from the teachers’ “Final Average Salary” the payments that were due in July and August, leading to teachers receiving too little in retirement benefits.

The law firm is investigating claims on behalf of teachers who are receiving retirement benefits that are less than the amount to which they are entitled.

If you retired from the New York City school system, are receiving a pension, and are interested in finding out more about the class action or whether you have a claim for increased retirement benefits, please fill out our online form or contact us by email at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.

To view a copy of the complaint click HERE

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NYC Teachers' Pension Investigation

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

1-800 Contacts Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP Investigates Claims For People Who Bought Contact Lenses From 1-800-Contacts and Paid Too Much As A Result Of Secret Agreements By The Company

Squitieri & Fearon is investigating claims for people who bought contact lenses from 1-800-Contacts and may have paid too much as a result of secret agreements that the company had with some its rivals.  Those agreements may have resulted in consumers paying increased prices even if the consumers did not realize it.

The law firm is investigating claims on behalf of consumers from across the country who purchased the contact lenses by telephone or on-line through 1-800-Contacts for personal use any time after September 2012.

If you bought contact lenses from 1-800-Contacts and are interested in finding out more about the class action claims,please fill out our online form, or contact stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.

 


1-800 Contacts

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating a Potential Class Action Lawsuit Against Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions, Inc. (“Navient”) on behalf of student loan borrowers.

Navient is one of a select group of companies chosen to service student and parent federal loans for the U.S. Department of Education.  Navient also services a large portfolio of private student loans.  Navient is currently the largest student loan servicer in the United States, servicing the loans of more than 12 million borrowers.  Following a corporate reorganization in 2014, Navient was the successor to Sallie Mae Corporation and Navient, LLC.  Navient continued to service the existing loans in the Sallie Mae portfolio while servicing new loans via contracts with the U.S. Department of Education.

We are investigating claims that Navient intentionally engaged in unfair, deceptive and unlawful practices such as creating a system to apply student loan debtors’ partial pre-payments against future interest payments and purported fees rather than reducing a loan’s outstanding principal balance.  As a result of this practice, student loan debtor’s unpaid principal balance increased over time resulting in the student loan debtors paying more in interest over the life of the loan, thereby generating larger revenues and profits for Navient.

If you or someone you know has a student loan serviced by Navient, fits the above criteria, and would like to learn more about our investigation, please fill out our online form, or contact stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.

 


Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions Investigation

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

Ocwen Financial Corp Forced-Place Insurance Class Action

We are pursuing a class action against Ocwen Financial Corp. for its improper force placed insurance practices (sometimes called “lender placed insurance”). Recently the federal judge overseeing the case upheld many of the claims in the case and allowed it to proceed. When a borrower’s homeowner’s, hazard, flood or wind insurance policy lapses, the bank or servicer may “force place” insurance on the borrower.  However, many banks and servicers have turned this into a profit center by placing that insurance through their own affiliates at premiums rates that are significantly higher than market rates.  By doing this, the banks and servicers are able to profit because the higher premiums flow to the banks and servicers through the insurance agents that are affiliated with the banks and servicers.

If you are an Ocwen Financial Corp customer and believe you have been harmed through the bank’s forced place insurance practices, fill out this form, and someone from our firm will contact you shortly.


    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

OxyElite Pro Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is currently investigating claims on behalf of people who took OxyElite Pro and suffered from acute hepatitis, liver failure, or liver damage.  We believe that these individuals may be able to sue the maker of OxyElite Pro, USPlabs LLC, to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from their injuries.

On November 9, 2013, certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplements were recalled due to a risk of potentially life-threatening liver injury.  The products covered by the recall include certain packages of the following weight loss products:

  • OxyElite Pro Super Thermo capsules
  • OxyElite Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules
  • OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder
  • Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder

The FDA issued a warning letter on October 11, 2013 to USP Labs LLC of Dallas Texas informing the company that the dietary supplements OxyElite Pro and VERSA-1 are deemed to be adulterated, and that failure to immediately cease distribution of those products may result in enforcement action by the FDA.  The agency warned that some of its OxyElite Pro and VERSA-1 dietary supplements were linked to an outbreak of liver illnesses in Hawaii and that similar injuries were also reported by OxyElite Pro users in other states.

The FDA reviewed 46 records from the Hawaii Department of Health and found that 58% percent of these patients used an OxyElite Pro supplement prior to becoming ill. Approximately 63% of these patients reported that this was the only dietary supplement they were taking at the time.  One patient has died as a result of his illness, while several others will require liver transplants.  According to news reports, Hawaii’s liver transplant center was the first to notice a trend of otherwise healthy patients suffering from severe hepatitis.

If you or a loved one suffered complications after taking  OxyElite Pro, you may be eligible to file a suit.  Please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.  You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.


OxyElite Pro Investigation

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

Fast Food Restaurant Wage and Hour Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims for current or former employees in fast food restaurants who have not been paid minimum wage, have been denied overtime, have not been paid for all hours that the employee worked because their employer required that some of their work be done “off the clock,” or have not been compensated for the costs of purchasing or maintaining their uniforms.

Compensable Time:  Under federal and state wage and hour laws, employers are required to pay their employees for all hours worked, whether or not those hours are properly recorded. Under these laws, a work day begins when an employee starts their first work-related activity, and ends when they finish their last work-related activity of the day. The wage-and-hour laws also require employers to pay non-exempt employees “time-and-a-half” overtime wages when they work over 40-hours in a given workweek. Some employers in the fast food industry attempt to avoid paying their employees for all hours worked and overtime by requiring them to work “off the clock” or by altering employee payroll records.

Uniform Maintenance: Employers that require their employees to wear uniforms may be required to reimburse that employee for the costs of maintaining the uniforms if those uniforms require daily or special laundering due to heavy soiling or usage, or which require ironing, dry-cleaning or patching and repairs due to the nature of the work.

If you are a current or former employee of a fast food restaurant and would like to discuss your rights as they pertain to this investigation, please contact Stephen J. Fearon, Jr. by email at info@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.


Fast Food Wage and Hour Investigation

    Any information that you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Squitieri & Fearon, LLP, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Squitieri & Fearon, LLP will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship.

 

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims for shareholders of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) , which has admitted that it violated securities regulations in 2010 when it defeated a hostile takeover attempt by Carl Icahn.   Lionsgate has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to the SEC.  The firm is pursuing allegations for shareholders that certain directors of Lionsgate, including Mark Rachesky, violated their duties and violated the law by failing to inform the company’s shareholders that a tender offer was being made of Lionsgate shares while the company was fighting a proxy battle.  As part of an improper effort to defeat Carl Icahn’s takeover offer and profit at the expense of the company and its shareholders, Lions Gate e swapped $100 million in notes that it owed to Kornitzer Capital management and obtained notes that could be converted into stock.  One of Lionsgate’s directors, Mark Rachesky, then immediately bought the notes for $6.20 a share and converted them into common stock, diluting Mr. Icahn’s stake in Lions Gate (and diluting the shares held by stockholders), making it impossible for Icahn to buy the outstanding shares of Lionsgate, and depriving the company’s shareholders of a premium for their shares.  The transaction created significant profit for Mr. Rachesky at the expense of Lionsgate shareholders.

The firm is pursuing claims for shareholders of Lionsgate who held their stock any time between 2010 and 2014.  If you suffered  losses as a result of the activities described above, please contact Stephen Fearon Jr. by e-mail at stephen@sfclasslaw.com or by phone at (212) 421-6492.  You can also complete the following form, and someone from the firm will contact you.

 


Certification Pursuant to Federal Securities Laws - Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF)


1. I make this declaration pursuant to Section 21D(a)(2) Iof the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

2. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing by Squitieri & Fearon, LLP as well as the filing of a motion on my behalf for appointment as lead plaintiff.

3. I did not purchase the security that is the subject of this action at the direction of plaintiff’s counsel or in order to participate in any private action arising under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or the Securities Act of 1933.

4. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a Class, including providing testimony at deposition and trial, if necessary.

5. To the best of my knowledge, the attached sheet lists all of my transactions during the Class Period in the securities that are the subject of this action.

6. During the last three years, I have not sought to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class under the federal securities laws.

7. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party on behalf of the class as set forth in the Complaint, beyond my pro rata share of any recovery, except such reasonable costs and expenses directly relating to the representation of the class as ordered or approved by the Court.

8. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
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Supreme Court Reverses Class Certification in Wal-Mart Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court has reversed class certification in the huge Wal-Mart discrimination case.  Here is a copy of the decision.

There is no doubt that this is the most important decision from the Supreme Court about class certification in some time and that defendants’ counsel will use it to argue against class certification in many current and future cases.  [Read more...]