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Consumer Protection

Springut & Kalow LLP v. Commence Corp., 07 03442 (DNJ).  Miller Law attorneys filed a class action to recover damages on behalf of consumers throughout the United States who purchased Commence software from 2000 allegedly containing a defect which caused the software to stop functioning. Commence required the class to purchase upgrade and corrective software to remedy the failure.

Painters District Local Council No. 30 Health & Welfare Fund v. Amgen, Inc., 07-6228 (N.D. Ill.) alleges unlawful off-label and otherwise deceptive marketing of recombinant protein biological drug products used to stimulate red blood cell growth and activation brought on behalf of a union “employee welfare benefit plan.”  Plaintiff seeks to represent a nationwide class of third-party payors.

Sen et al v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, 07-06519 (N.D. Ill) and Hankins v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.,  07-07543 (C.D. Ca.).  Plaintiffs in both class actions seek compensatory and other damages for allegations relating to Mercedes Benz’ failure to inform Mercedes vehicle purchasers of model years 2002 through 2006 that their analog-only Tele Aid systems would become obsolete and would stop functioning after December 31, 2007.

In re: Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Mortgage Lending Practices Litigation, MDL 1715, (N.D. Ill.). This large multidistrict national class action against this “subprime” lender, challenges Ameriquest’s alleged predatory lending practices, “bait and switch”, faulty appraisals, improper late fees and hidden costs, among other practices, and seeks damages and remedial relief on behalf of borrowers. At Plaintiffs’ Co-lead counsel’s request, Mr. Miller serves as liaison counsel.

Miller Law attorneys have been instrumental in putting together a nationwide coalition of counsel and have commenced and are participating in national class actions on behalf of plaintiffs who are seeking remedies for allegations of discriminatory effects of home financing policies and practices.  Those actions are against leading mortgage lenders and include: Countrywide Bank; Decision One Mortgage Company, LLP and HSBC Finance Corporation; Flagstar Bank, FSB; Long Beach Mortgage Co., Washington Mutual Bank, F.A., and Mortgage Results Corp.; and Wells Fargo Bank.

In re Ford Motor Company E-350 Van Products Liability, 03-4558 (DNJ).  Nationwide or multi-state class action alleges that the Ford E-350 “15-passenger vans” contain one or more defects which can cause rollover.  Plaintiff claims, among other allegations, that Ford breached express and implied warranties.