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Bank of America Mortgage Modification Class Action Lawsuit

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Bank of America claiming they wrongly rejected mortgage modification agreements.  Plaintiffs Stacie and Adam Rhodes claim that Bank of America are not honoring their own mortgage modification agreements.  The case is entitled Rhodes v. Bank of America NA, and is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

According to the plaintiffs Bank of America rejected their permanent mortgage modification agreement and then foreclosed on their home in July 2017.  Stacie and Adam Rhodes claim they received a letter from BOA stating that the rejection was due to the notary’s printed name and signature was missing on the notary’s middle initial.

Plaintiffs Stacie and Adam Rhodes are being represented by the law firm of Kelly & Crandell PLC (Kristi C. Kelly, Andrew J. Guzzo and Casey S. Nash).  Stacie and Adam Rhodes are seeking award payouts for damages and for Bank of America to honor their loan modifications.

California Bebe Reaches $2M Settlement in Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who was employed at a bebe’s retail store in California who worked in the defined class periods and in the following roles:

  • Hourly, non-exempt positions between November 2, 2006 and August 23, 2017
  • Non-exempt managers and co-managers from February 23, 2014 to August 23, 2017.

Settlement Amount

Approximately $2,000,000


Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase is necessary. In order to file a claim, potential members will be required to provide the ID and passcode that was issued in the initial notice for the bebe wage and hour settlement.


Claim Form

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Important Dates

11/02/2006 – 08/23/2017: Hourly Members Class Period

02/23/2014 – 08/23/2017: Managerial Class Period

08/23/2017: Preliminary hearing.

11/21/2017: Exclusion deadline.

11/21/2017: Claim filing deadline.

12/21/2017: Final hearing.


Settlement Notes

  • Lisa T. v. bebe Stores Inc.
  • Case No. CIV RS 10-11823
  • Pending in the U.S. Superior Court for the State of California, County of Bernadino

Class members of the bebe unpaid overtime class action lawsuit contend that bebe has violated California labor laws in a number of ways. Preliminary issues stem from the company’s failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. Additional missteps include lack of rest breaks, timely wage payment, itemized wage statements, and other reimbursements. The initial plaintiffs filed a labor lawsuit seeking compensation for the unpaid wages and additional relief.

The defendants in the bebe unpaid overtime lawsuit are defined as the bebe Stores Inc. locations in the state of California. They will receive counsel from Michael Hoffman (Arena Hoffman LLP). bebe denies all allegations that they have violated labor laws, but have agreed to settle to avoid any litigation. The preliminary settlement came on August 23, 2017 with the final hearing scheduled for December 21, 2017. bebe will establish a settlement fund to the tune of $2,000,000 with member awards varying based on number of weeks worked. Estimated amounts were included with initial notice of the class action settlement.

All class members who file valid claims in the case will be represented by Melissa Grant, Jennifer Bagosy, and Suzy E. Lee of Capstone Law APC.


Contact Information

Trager v bebe Claims Administrator
c/o CPT Group Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Phone: 1-888-457-2203
Fax: 1-949-419-3446
Email: administrator@cptgroup.com


Settlement Website

www.bebeLaborSettlement.com

Claim Up to $200 in Honest Company Dish Soap Class Action Settlement

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who has purchased (and kept) at least one of the Honest products below:

  • Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner (Regular)
  • Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner (Concentrate)
  • Honest Dish Soap (Regular)
  • Honest Dish Soap (Concentrate)
  • Honest Laundry Detergent

Qualifying class members must have purchased the items between January 17, 2012 and August 2, 2017.


Settlement Amount

$1,550,000


Proof of Purchase

Yes. Class members must provide proof of purchase in order to verify claims.


Claim Form

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Important Dates

11/15/2017: Claim Form Deadline

11/15/2017: Opt Out Deadline

12/15/2017: Final Hearing


Settlement Notes

  • The Honest Company Inc, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation
  • Case No. 2:16-ML-02719 AB (RAOx)
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division

Class members in the Honest Company false advertising lawsuit contend that Honest misrepresented their products as being free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Six claims would be settled if the preliminary settlement is approved upon final hearing. The class references Honest’s blog and social media posts as misleading potential consumers into believing the products are all natural.

Honest lists their products as a coconut-based cleaner that works as a softer alternative to SLS. However, contentions that it is fact the products consist of a substantial amount of SLS. Despite the claims, Honest persists against all allegations despite agreeing to a settlement in order to avoid unnecessary litigation.

Qualifying members may be eligible for compensation. The class may receive a cash distribution based on the level of purchasing and verification. An alternative option is for members to receive a settlement credit for Honest products valued at 1.5x the value of cash recovery.

Filing class members will be represented by Pearson Simon & Warshaw LLP and Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC. Honest Company is being defended by Cooley LLP.


Contact Information

Claims Administrator
Honest SLS MDL Settlement
c/o Dahl Administration
P.O. Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614

Phone: 1-866-791-2071

Email: info@SLSSettlement.com


Settlement Website

www.SLSSettlement.com

New York Staples Reaches $4M Settlement for Service Plan Class Action Lawsuit

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Who is a Class Member

Anyone who purchased/enrolled in any “Extended Services Plans” from Staples in New York between the dates of February 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013.

*The class action lawsuit includes any product service plans that were run through Assurant and subsequently paired with computers, laptops, and other miscellaneous tablets/technology products.


Settlement Amount

Approximately $4,000,000


Proof of Purchase

Proof of purchase is not required assuming proper documentation at the issuance of an extended service plan. Class members who registered with the proper name will be automatically enrolled as qualifying. It is still encouraged that potential members submit a claim form on the settlement website. Purchase information must be included with the form.


Claim Form

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Important Dates

02/01/2010 – 08/31/2013: Class Period

09/14/2017: Preliminary hearing.

11/27/2017: Exclusion deadline.

12/31/2017: Final hearing.

02/26/2018: Claim filing deadline.


Settlement Notes

  • Andrew Orlander v. Staples Inc.
  • Case No. 1:13-cv-00703-NRB
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Class members of the Staples service plan class action lawsuit claim Staples misrepresented their extended service plans and subsequently violated sections of New York General Business Law. Initial plaintiff Andrew Orlander filed suit against Staples in 2014 with the contention that Staples misled consumers as to the coverage of its extended plans. Staples’ service plans required use of a manufacturer’s warranty prior to the alternative offered by Staples, leading Orlander to believe customers were overcharged.

The defendants in the Staples service plan lawsuit are defined as the Staples Inc. locations in the state of New York. They will receive counsel from Thompson Hine LLP. Staples continues to deny any claims against the company, but has agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid future litigation.The preliminary settlement came on September 14, 2017 with the final hearing scheduled for December 13, 2017. Settlement funds have been agreed to roughly $4,000,000 with qualifying members receiving a minimum of 11% of the price paid for a protection plan.

All class members who file valid claims in the case will be represented by Gardy & Notis LLP.


Contact Information

Claim Administrator
c/o Epiq Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 2876
Portland, OR 97208-2876

Phone: 1-888-457-2203
Email: info@staplessettlement.com


Settlement Website

www.StaplesSettlement.com