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Deceptive Business Practices and Consumer Protection

Hausfeld attorneys have been at the forefront of fighting deceptive business practices by protecting consumers, municipalities, and honest business for decades. From false and misleading advertising to defective and dangerous products, Hausfeld has litigated hundreds of class actions and represented thousands of individuals in this practice area. Through these actions, we have successfully enforced consumer rights under federal and state laws, resulting in the recovery of billions of dollars in compensation and benefits for hundreds of thousands of consumers. In addition, Hausfeld's efforts have led to meaningful corporate reform through injunctive relief and beneficial changes to fraudulent business practices. If you believe you have been harmed as a result of deceptive business practices, please contact us

Cases and Current Investigations

» Chinese Drywall
» Defective Building and Housing Products
» Digital Download Litigation
» Failure to Pay Transfer Taxes
» Genetically-Engineered Wheat Litigation
» Hill v Nikon, Inc.
» Honey Transshipping
» In re Sony PS3 "Other OS" Litigation
» Target Data Breach - Bank Losses
» Third Party Payor Actions
» U.S. Hotel and Resort Management, Inc., et al. v. Onity, Inc.
» Yamaha Boat Engine Corrosion

Successes

Wolph v. Acer America Corp., No. C 09-01314 JSW (N.D. Cal.) Nationwide settlement provided money, memory, and portable storage options for consumers who purchased certain Acer computers with Windows Vista. 

In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 247 (E.D. LA.)  The Plaintiff Steering Committee has achieved several national settlements to compensate homeowners for remediation damages related to defective Chinese Drywall.

In re Tyson Foods, Inc., Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Consumer Litigation, 1:08-md-01982-RDB (D. Md.) Nationwide settlement providing refunds to consumers of falsely advertised “Raised Without Antibiotics” chicken products.

Ross v. Trex Co., Inc., No. 5:09-CV-00670 (N.D. Cal.) Nationwide settlement providing replacement decking products and/or refunds, as well as payments for labor.

Radosti v. Envision, LLC, No. 1:09-cv-00887 (D.D.C.)  International settlement on behalf of 13,000 consumers who attended Obama inauguration, providing fully transferable $1,250 credits which are valid for seven years.

ChoiceDek Mold: Pelletz v. Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc., No. C08-0334 JCC (W.D.Wa.)  Hausfeld LLP serves as co-lead counsel in a nationwide settlement on behalf of owners of ChoiceDek decking materials which exhibited mold/mildew spots.  The settlement, which involves free cleanings and full refunds if the spots return, is remarkable given that the product warranty specifically excludes mold/mildew from its coverage.

Defective Siding: In re Louisiana-Pacific Co. Inner-Seal Siding Litigation, No. CV-95-879 JO-LEAD (U.S.D.C. Oregon)  Hausfeld LLP lawyers served as co-lead counsel in a nationwide settlement class involving defective siding installed on 800,000 homes that soaked up moisture, resulting in swelling and cracking.  The settlement provided up to $325 million to homeowners as replacement costs.

Polybutylene Pipes: Cox v. Shell, Civil No. 18,844 (Obion County, TN)
This litigation charged Shell Oil Company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, and Hoescht Celanese with manufacturing and marketing defective polybutylene pipes and plumbing systems.  Hausfeld LLP lawyers served as co-lead counsel for the class and secured a settlement providing a minimum of $950 million in relief, which was the largest class action settlement of its kind in U.S. history.

iPod Batteries: In re iPod Cases, JCCP No. 4355 (San Mateo Cty. Ct., CA)
Hausfeld LLP lawyers were involved with the nationwide settlement in this case on behalf of purchasers of early generation iPods, which contained defective batteries and would no longer retain a charge.  The settlement, approved in 2005, provided cash, discounts and extended warranties for affected customers.

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