Class Action

From defective products to dangerous drugs, learn about the latest national class action lawsuits. Are you eligible to join a class action? Find out from Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman.

KGG Law Firm Investigating Falsely Labeled SAM-e Supplements

Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., a law firm with a nationwide consumer fraud class action practice, is currently investigating potential consumer fraud claims on behalf of purchasers of S-adenosylmethionine (also referred to as “os-adenosyl-methionine” or “SAMe” or “SAM-e” or “SAME” or “samee”) supplements which are fraudulently labeled and place consumers in risk of bodily harm. SAM-e supplements are commonly sold in the form of a synthesized compound combining active SAM-e raw material, tosylate disulfate inactive salt and special tablet coding, and is referred to together as SAM-e tosylate disulfate.

Several companies selling SAM-e dietary supplements through Amazon and other forums — including Vitamins Because You Are Worth It, NusaPure, aSquared Nutrition, We Like Vitamins and BoostCeuticals –, advertise false quantities of SAM-e per serving, which at times have been found to contain as little as 12-17% of the advertised amount of SAM-e. Their falsely stated SAM-e quantities and low retail prices mislead consumers into purchasing SAM-e supplements from these Amazon sellers under false pretenses. Moreover, the misleading labeling of SAM-e supplements could lead to significant injury to unknowing purchasers who rely on the accuracy of dietary supplement labelling to make informed purchasing decisions and consume a proper dosage of vitamins and dietary supplements.

If you have purchased a SAM-e supplement and wish to speak with an attorney at the firm about this matter, please contact class action attorney Jay I. Brody, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road – Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 via telephone: (888) 608-9232 or email: Jbrody@kgglaw.com

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Toyota Rav 4 Headlight Class Action Litigation

The firm is currently litigating a putative class action concerning the projector-beam headlights on 2016 Toyota Rav 4 vehicles. Toyota’s brochures provided that 2016 Rav 4 XLE and XLE Hybrid models were equipped with halogen projector-beam headlights with an “auto on/off feature,” and that 2016 Rav 4 SE models were equipped with LED projector-beam headlights with an “auto on/off feature.” The “auto on/off feature” is a mechanism by which the vehicles’ headlights automatically turn on and off and adjust to ensure proper lighting while being driving through changing light conditions (e.g. tunnel, dusk, etc.). This suit asserts that standard 2016 Rav 4 XLE, XLE Hybrid, and SE models, in fact, did not come equipped with the “auto on/off feature.” The suit seeks coverage for the remedial work necessary to correct and install the missing “auto on/off” feature as well as other damages.

If you have purchased a Rav 4 and wish to speak with the attorney at the firm about this matter, please contact class action attorney Gary S. Graifman, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road – Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 via telephone: (888) 608-9232, fax: (845) 356-4335, or email: ggraifman@kgglaw.com.

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Marriott, Starwood Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

hotel signDid you stay at one of the following Starwood Hotels between 2014 and Nov. 30, 2018 and receive an email from Marriott or Starwood informing you that you have been affected by the data breach?

  • W Hotels
  • Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
  • Regis
  • Element Hotels
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • Tribute Portfolio
  • Design Hotels
  • Aloft Hotels
  • Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
  • The Luxury Collection
  • Starwood branded timeshare properties
  • Four Points by Sheraton

On Friday November 30, 2018 Marriott International admitted in a statement that its system for guest reservations at Starwood Hotels had been hacked, possibly exposing the personal information of up to 500 million hotel guests at its Starwood hotels and properties. The breach is massive—starting in 2014 and ending only in September of 2018.

This information may include:

  • Names
  • Email Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Passport Numbers
  • Date of Birth
  • Arrival Information
  • Payment Card numbers

If you booked a reservation at one of the Starwood Hotels listed above between 2014 and 2018, and received an email from Marriott or Starwood that you have been affected by the breach, you may qualify to join this Starwood data breach class action lawsuit investigation.

If you have been affected or want more information on this matter, contact: GARY S. GRAIFMAN, ESQ. at KANTROWITZ, GOLDHAMER & GRAIFMAN, TOLL FREE AT (888) 752-5018 or via Email at GGRAIFMAN@KGGLAW.COM

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Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. Announces Investigation of India Globalization Capital, INC. (NYSE AMERICAN: IGC)

wall street stock marketNEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2018 — Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., a firm with a nationwide consumer fraud and securities fraud class action practice, has been following the events concerning India Globalization Capital, Inc. (“IGC” or the “Company”) for a number of months and is now actively investigating potential securities fraud claims on behalf of shareholders of IGC resulting from allegations that IGC and/or its executives issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.  The NYSE American LLC has announced on October 30, 2018 that “the staff of NYSE Regulation has determined to commence proceedings to delist the common stock of India Globalization Capital, Inc. — ticker symbol IGC —from the Exchange. Trading in the Company’s common stock on the NYSE American will be suspended immediately.”

If you purchased India Globalization securities and would like to discuss your legal rights and options, please contact GARY S. GRAIFMAN, ESQ. at Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. toll free at (888) 752-5018 or ggraifman@kgglaw.com.

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KGG Settles Class Action Lawsuit Against Flowers Foods, Inc.

KGG Partners Randy J. Perlmutter and Gary S. Graifman successfully resolved a class-action case involving Flowers Foods bakery product delivery distributors who alleged they were improperly misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees.  The case settled after more than two years of hard fought litigation, just prior to a trial on the core issue of misclassification.  The trial was ordered after KGG successfully defended Flowers’ motion for summary judgment.

The settlement encompasses 27 plaintiffs and contains significant monetary and non-monetary relief for the plaintiffs.  The total settlement was $1.49 million inclusive of attorney’s fees.  Flowers also agreed to several important changes to their distributor agreements that will better serve the remaining distributors now and in the future.  There were no objections to the settlement which was overwhelmingly well received.

To learn more details regarding the case and settlement, all documents are available on www.pacer.gov. The case is Schucker v. Flowers Foods, Inc., No. 16-cv-3439 (S.D.N.Y. 2018).

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Attorney Randy J. Perlmutter

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LAND ROVER and JAGUAR TIMING CHAIN Defect Class Action

The firm is currently litigating a putative class action involving a potential defect in the PRIMARY TIMING CHAIN ASSEMBLIES for JAGUAR and LAND ROVER vehicles, model years 2012 through 2014, equipped with a 5.0 liter direct injection engine.  Class vehicles include but are not limited to the following Range Rover platforms/vehicles: LR4 (LA), Range Rover Sport (LW), Range Rover Sport (LS), Range Rover (LS) and Range Rover (LM). Jaguar class vehicles also include but are not limited to the following Jaguar vehicles: XF, XJ, XK, XFR, XJR, XKR and F-Type.

This suit alleges that these vehicles suffer premature failure even though the maintenance schedule contains no schedule for inspection or replacement of the timing chain assemblies and they are touted as lasting the life of the vehicle but, in fact, failed prematurely at significant cost to the owners. The suit seeks reimbursement of the cost of repair and replacement of the timing chain assemblies as well as reimbursement for the engine damage caused by certain cases of timing chain failure.  In addition, there have been numerous complaints relating to these failures in 2012 – 2014 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles filed by consumers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defect Investigation (NHTSA-ODI).  These complaints indicate that owners have experienced problems with their timing chain assemblies during or soon after the warranty has expired.

If you are interested in finding out more about this matter or if you are interested in participating, please contact Gary S. Graifman at (888) 608-9232 or via email at ggraifman@kgglaw.com.

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Subaru Engine Defect Class Action Litigation

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The firm is currently litigating a putative class action involving a potential defect concerning the engine components of 2009 — 2014 model year Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STi vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter engines. The alleged engine defect subjects class engines to pressure on the crankshaft and rod bearings which could lead to catastrophic engine failure. This suit asserts that the engines in these vehicles are prone to experiencing premature engine failure before the end of the useful life of the vehicles and well before consumers reasonably expect any such failure to occur. The suit seeks reimbursement of the cost of repair and/or replacement of the defective engines.

If you have any interest in speaking with the attorney at the firm about this matter, please contact class action attorney Gary S. Graifman, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road – Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 via telephone: (888) 608-9232, fax: (845) 356-4335, or email ggraifman@kgglaw.com.

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KGG Files Class Action For Data Breach Against Equifax

KGG FILES CLASS ACTION FOR DATA BREACH AGAINST EQUIFAX
IN THE US DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

On July 29, 2017, Equifax Inc., discovered that it had failed to maintain the security for the personal information of approximately 143 million US consumers and that the vulnerability of its database and electronic files had been compromised by hackers obtaining that personal information, including consumers’ names, social security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s licenses and credit card information. Equifax withheld from the public the fact that the data breach occurred, until on or about September 7, 2017, when it issued a press release informing consumers of the data breach. At that time, it also provided a link to a website for consumers to learn whether they were a victim of the data breach. KGG has filed a class action suit alleging that this colossal breach of personal information and invasion of privacy was due to the negligence of Equifax and its failure to provide adequate security.

The firm has filed its class action complaint for consumers nationwide, and for those in New York, New Jersey, and Ohio, alleging damages as a result of the data breach.

If you believe you are a victim of this data breach, you may contact the firm to determine your rights and to find out the status of the suit. Contact: Gary S. Graifman, Esq.; email: ggraifman@kgglaw.com; or Jay I. Brody, Esq.; email: jbrody@kgglaw.com; Tel: 800-660-7843 or 845-356-2570

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KGG Files Class Action for Data Breach Against Tempur-Pedic and Aptos

KGG FILES CLASS ACTION FOR DATA BREACH AGAINST TEMPUR-PEDIC AND APTOS IN THE US DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

TempurpedicIn November of 2016, Aptos, the company offering point of sale, digital commerce, order merchandising, analytics, and customer relationship management solutions to online retailers such as Tempur Sealy (“Tempur-Pedic”), discovered that it had failed to maintain the security for the personal information of US consumers who made purchases through the Tempur-Pedic website. Both Tempur-Pedic and Aptos failed to notify consumers of the vulnerability of its database and that electronic files had been compromised by hackers obtaining personal information, including consumers’ names, addresses, and credit card information. When Tempur-Pedic was notified of this breach to the Aptos database, Tempur-Pedic withheld from the public the fact that the data breach occurred, until on or about April 4, 2017, approximately five (5) months after the breach occurred. KGG has filed a class action suit alleging that this breach of personal information and invasion of privacy was due to the negligence of both Tempur-Pedic and Aptos and their respective failures to provide adequate security. The firm has filed its class action complaint for consumers nationwide, and for those in New York alleging damages as a result of the data breach.

If you believe you are a victim of this data breach, you may contact the firm to determine your rights and to find out the status of the suit. Contact: Gary S. Graifman, Esq.; email: ggraifman@kgglaw.com; or Jay I. Brody, Esq.; email: jbrody@kgglaw.com; Tel: 800-660-7843 or 845-356-2570

 

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KGG Law Firm Investigating Data Breach By 39DollarGlasses.com

39dollarglasses.com data breachThe firm is currently investigating the 39DollarGlasses.com data breach which was revealed by the company in July 2017. The data breach, which was first discovered by the company on June 8, 2017, involved access by an unknown individual or entity to customers’ payment card information used to make purchases at 39DollarGlasses.com’s online store, and may have resulted in the disclosure of customer’s name, address, phone number and credit/debit card information.  Although the company became aware of its website’s data breach on June, 2017, it did not inform its customers before issuing a letter dated as of July 21, 2017. In the aftermath of the data breach, the 39DollarGlasses.com moved its website to a new web environment with higher security standards.

If you feel you may have been impacted by the 39DollarGlasses.com data breach or have any interest in speaking with an attorney at the firm about this matter, please contact Jay I. Brody, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977, at Jbrody@kgglaw.com or via telephone: (800) 711-5258 or (888) 608-9232.

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