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Eric Lechtzin

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  • WILL I GET MORE FROM WESTERN UNION UNSOLICITED TEXT MESSAGE VIOLATION SUIT IF I SEPARATE MYSELF FROM THE CLASS LAWSUIT?

    I received a notice in the mail indicating that 8.5M settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against Western Union for violating TCPA(Telephone Consumer Protection Act) laws in sending unsolicited text messages. I need to reply b...

    Eric’s Answer

    Unless you are prepared to hire your own lawyer to bring your own lawsuit against Western Union, and you are prepared to pay the expenses of fully litigating your individual case, then it is highly unlikely that you will receive more money by excluding your self from the class. There are certain cases where opting out of a class settlement makes sense. For example, in a securities fraud class action a large institutional investor with millions of dollars in losses may have the resources and monetary incentive to request exclusion from the class in order to preserve its right to prosecute its own individual lawsuit. Your situation is nothing like my example and you probably are not equipped to go it on your own against Western Union.

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  • Can I get a class action suit for time getting taken off my check

    The job I just had has taken time off of my pay check I worked 40 hrs+ and am only getting paid for 39 hrs I had only worked there for a week but had been told by most of my co workers that the boss takes time off checks the boss has been sued by ...

    Eric’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues -- you and your co-workers have grounds to bring a collective action for violations of state and federal wage and hour laws. You should immediately contact an experienced class action lawyer to evaluate your case.

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  • Should I get a lawyer especially if other cans I see are also contaminated? Help!!

    I opened a brand new can of infant formula for my daughter when I opened the sealed can it had black specks in it. I immediately called the company and they want the can to send it into a lab. I did research and in 2010-2011 there was a recall for...

    Eric’s Answer

    Yes, there may be a viable claim under state and federal consumer protection laws for the adulterated infant formula. You should immediately contact a class action lawyer to evaluate your case. And you should keep some the cans -- its really the only evidence you have to support a claim.

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  • Is there a class action suit against Navien, and if not can I sue for defective equipment?

    In 4 years time I've had 2 bad water heaters from Navien. The first one had a bad heat exchanger and they replaced it but I had to pay the labor of $900.00. The second one has had problems for the last ten months and they agreed to give me a new o...

    Eric’s Answer

    The problems that you report could serve as a basis for a class action lawsuit. There are numerous claims that may be asserted for defective building products, including breach of express and/or implied warranties and violations of consumer protection laws. You should consult with an experienced class action lawyer immediately.

    While you could potentially bring your own individual lawsuit, it is probably not financially feasible to do so, as the costs for experts and the attorney time involved would probably exceed the value of an individual claim.

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  • Looking for a class action lawyer

    I am looking for an attorney who is willing to take on a class action lawsuit. It involves a San Fransico based world wide gaming site, Facebook, Google play and PayPal. I intend to hand you what some attorneys would consider a "birds nest on the ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Under the terms of use of this site, lawyers cannot make referrals or recommendations of any other lawyers. Nor can lawyers use this site to solicit you directly. If you wish to speak with a lawyer who is experienced in handling class actions, I suggest that you use this site's "Find a Lawyer" feature.

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  • Is anyone putting together a class action suit? Should I seek individual representation?

    I was taking Brilinta for the past three years due to having multiple stents in my heart. This led to having Intercranial hemorrhage and vision impairment.

    Eric’s Answer

    While a number of law firms have posted ads concerning investigations of Brilinta, I was unable to find a pending class action. You may wish to contact one of the firms that is investigating this drug, or you can use this website to search for lawyers who are experienced in handling defective drug cases. You should also consult a medical malpractice lawyer in your state. Above all, do not delay in seeking legal representation and in bringing a lawsuit. Any claims you have are subject to certain time limits called statutes of limitations, which bar claims that are too old.

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  • Where do I go from here???? Broke and devastated

    Romance fraud 90,000$ committed by a federal inmate housed in herlong ca. Yes the fraud happened while he was incarcerated. I had a series of tragedies that struck me and by the time I figured out I had been fraud-ed it was too late. The Federal p...

    Eric’s Answer

    You can sue anyone who was involved in perpetrating the fraud. However, unless the people you wish to sue have assets, you will likely end up with a judgment that you cannot collect.

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  • Should I join a class action suit or should i file a claim on my own? If a class action suit, how can I select a company

    Owner of a Audi A6 Diesel that because of fraud, does not meet EPA standards. Audi says that will fix the problem. There are 300,000 cars like my car.

    Eric’s Answer

    Hundreds of class action lawsuits have been filed across the country concerning Audi, VW and Porsche diesel engines that used software to evade emissions testing. Those lawsuits have been transferred to the U.S.District Court for the Northern District of California for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings. You may contact one of the lawyers who have brought these cases to learn more about your rights in this case.

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  • Is this something that could be taken to court to be recovered or even a class action suit?

    I have a 2011 Ford F150 with the new 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine. Since the truck had around 30K miles on it there has been a rattle from a cold start in the top of the engine. I have had many other issues as other owners of this engine have had a...

    Eric’s Answer

    Based on the TSBs, it sounds like these engines are defective, and that Ford is aware of the defect. That can certainly be the basis for a class action lawsuit, particularly in light of Ford's failure to conduct a recall. You should promptly contact a class action lawyer who has experience litigating class actions against auto companies.

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  • What can the residents do? Is a class action lawsuit possible?

    I have friends who are being harassed by the manager of the apartment complex they live in, as was I when I was living there. The manager gives bogus 10 day notices when there's no actual infraction, trying to scare people out. She has repeatedly ...

    Eric’s Answer

    Probably not viable as a class action. You and your neighbors should consult with a local attorney who handles landlord-tenant disputes.

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