Publication Archive: Class Action

Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia Gas in MA

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Source: Wicked Local
The region-wide (North Andover, Lawrence, Andover) explosions of Sept. 13 has economic and safety ramifications that will stretch far beyond Columbia Gas’s promised Nov. 19 deadline for restoration. Far too many homes are without heat and businesses without gas. Night temperatures have dropped, and daytime temperatures are soon to follow. Some home in the impacted area…Read the article

Central Maine Power Lawsuit: Fraud For High Customer Bills

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Source: Maine Public
Attorneys, including from Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, filing the suit said that the power company intentionally misled customers by suggesting that their electric bills were higher due to almost anything other than the company’s faulty metering and billing system. Central Maine Power Company’s (CMP) handling of thousands of customer complaints regarding higher charges last winter has…Read the article

Lawsuit: Central Maine Power Blames Customers

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Source: Portland Press Herald
A trio of law firms, including Napoli Shkolnik PLLC who has extensive class-action experience, filed an amended lawsuit Wednesday against Central Maine Power Co., adding an allegation that the company instructed workers to falsely tell customers that excessive bills were the result of high usage or other problems caused by consumers, rather than by the…Read the article

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Central Maine Power

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Source: ABC8 WMTW
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 Maine Power Customers Sue Over Being Overcharged

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Source: Portland Press Herald
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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Source: Bangor Daily News
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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Source: National Law Journal
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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Source: Law360
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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Source: Reuters Legal
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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Source: Legal Newsline
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