Publication Archive: Class Action

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Central Maine Power

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Several law firms, including New York City based Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, have joined together to file a class-action lawsuit against Central Maine Power. The firms estimate about 200,000 customers saw charges increase less than 50 percent. CMP has repeatedly said it had not found any problems to explain why hundreds of customers reported higher-than-average bills…Read the article

Central Main Power Customers Sue Over Being Overcharged

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About 97,000 CMP customers saw their monthly bills increase by 50 percent or more in December, January or February over the same month a year earlier, according to information that the company provided to the state Public Utilities Commission in April. The law firms contend that another 200,000 customers have been overcharged by up to…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik: Class Action Against Central Maine Power

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Along with two other law firms, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC plans to file a class-action complaint in the Cumberland County Superior Court against Central Maine Power on behalf of customers of the utility who claim they were overcharged for electricity. Allegedly, many customers have been burdened with bills in excess of $500 per month. Some people did…Read the article

NLJ Quotes Hunter Shkolnik About Sports Betting Site Case

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Lawyers have asked a federal judge to halt consumer class actions against sports betting sites DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. while they hash out a possible settlement. “We’re always open to discussions with the defendants in this litigation, and we’re hoping this will go forward in a quick fashion,” said Hunter Shkolnik, of Napoli Shkolnik…Read the article

DraftKings, FanDuel Users Pursue Settlement Talks

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Daily fantasy sports players, DraftKings, FanDuel and their payment processors asked a Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday to pause the multidistrict litigation in which the players accuse the companies of operating an illegal online gambling enterprise while the parties pursue settlement talks. An agreement would end allegations that DraftKings and FanDuel falsely advertised for years that their…Read the article

Smucker’s Hit With Dog Food Class Action Lawsuit

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The J.M. Smucker Company and its Big Hearts Pet Brands subsidiary have been hit with a proposed consumers class action lawsuit alleging that some of their dog food contains a drug commonly used to euthanize animals and pets in violation of state and federal laws. The complaint said the company had violated the U.S. Food,…Read the article

Kibbles ‘n Bits Allegedly Contains Euthanizing Substance

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New York consumer claims that the manufacturers of Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food failed to disclose the food allegedly contains a substance “largely used to euthanize animals.” According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants’ Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food contains pentobarbital, “a barbiturate drug used as a sedative and anesthetic for animals. Pentobarbital…Read the article

Smuckers Subsidiary Sued Over Drug in Dog Food

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A New York dog owner filed a putative class action in federal court on Friday against the Smucker’s-owned company that make Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food, claiming the food was falsely touted as safe even though it was contaminated with a drug used to euthanize animals. In her complaint, Rosmarie Schirripa said despite statements from…Read the article

Law360 Reports on False Banana Boat SPF Advertising Claims

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The consolidated, putative class action claims that Edgewell Personal Care Co., Playtex Products LLC and Sun Pharmaceutical LLC, which jointly manufacture the sunscreen, knowingly claimed on their labels that the sunscreen offered more sun protection than it actually does.Read the article

Angry Daily Fantasy Users Lay Out Claims in MDL Complaint

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Law360 published and article with a quote from one of our partners: “They’re running what is in essence illegal gambling in many states…,” says Hunter Shkolnik.Read the article
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