Isis Pharmaceuticals - On behalf of shareholders who purchased the securities of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ISIS) between March 29, 2012 and October 15, 2012, Green & Noblin is investigating the veracity of the company’s disclosures regarding Kynamro, a leading drug in Isis’ pipeline. During the Class Period, Isis reported positive results from Kynamro’s phase three clinical trials. However, just two days prior to a key meeting with the FDA, the FDA published a clinical briefing document that reported deaths during clinical testing and concluded that further testing was necessary. On this disclosure, Isis shares dropped almost 22%, or $2.88, closing at $10.27/share on October 16, 2012.
If you are a shareholder with questions about your rights in this matter, please contact us. Eligible shareholders have until February 26, 2013 to ask the court to appoint them as lead plaintiff for the class.
Textainer -Limited Partnership claims settled for $10 million after Green & Noblin, P.C.
was successful in Phase 1 of the trial. Learn
Analyst Cases - Green & Noblin, P.C. served as co-lead counsel
on behalf of XO Communications, Inc. shareholders against Salomon
Smith Barney and its former telecommunications research analyst,
Jack Grubman, in connection with their reports touting the investment
merits of XO common stock even as XO slid toward bankruptcy. Learn
Balance Billing by Healthcare Providers - Green & Noblin, P.C. is investigating insureds' complaints of a practice known as "balance billing." Balance billing occurs when an insured's healthcare provider (e.g., doctor or hospital) bills the insured for the difference between the amount reimbursed by the insured's insurance company and the health care provider's actual charge.
Typically, balance billing occurs when an insured receives emergency medical services from an out-of-network or non-preferred provider or facility. For example, in a typical emergency, a patient goes to the nearest hospital emergency room for treatment, regardless of the in-network or out-of-network status of the attending medical personnel or facility. Indeed, some emergency situations are so dire that it is impossible for a patient to seek out an in-network emergency room staffed by in-network medical personnel. In such circumstances, the insurer may reimburse the out-of-network medical provider or facility according to the insurance plan's out-of-network rates, which are typically less than the amount of the medical provider's or facilities actual charge. The medical provider or facility then bills the patient for that portion of charge not reimbursed by the insurance company.
Another example of balance billing is where a patient receives emergency medical services from an in-network or preferred provider or facility. Here, the patient receives a bill from the emergency room or doctor in excess of her normal co-payment. Due to its in-network or preferred status, the emergency room or doctor contracted to accept a certain amount from the insurer as payment in full, such rate being less than the medical provider's actual charge. However, balance billing occurs when the medical provider nevertheless bills the patient directly to recover the costs in excess of its negotiated fee.
In California, either of these instances of balance billing may be unlawful. Recently, Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a class action complaint pertaining to some of these issues against Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. d/b/a CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield and Emergency Physicians Associates Medical Group. You can view the complaint by clicking here. To view the order denying the motion to dismiss click here. If you think you may have been improperly billed for the balance of emergency medical services rendered, please contact us by clicking
Sales of "GT'S Kombucha" and "Synergy" Drinks - Green & Noblin, P.C. served notice of a violation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (also known as Proposition 65) on Millennium Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the drinks "GT's Kombucha" and "Synergy," as well as two retail chains where they were sold: Whole Foods and Walgreens. The notice alleges that the label on the drinks stated they might contain "a trace amount of alcohol (less than 0.5%)" while, in fact, the drinks contain significantly more, as much as 4% alcohol. An independent laboratory tested samples of the drinks purchased at a Walgreens store to confirm that the level of alcohol significantly exceeded the amount stated on the labels. Under Proposition 65, any company knowingly selling a product containing more than 0.5% alcohol must provide a clear warning to that effect on the product's label.
LegalZoom.com, Inc. A class action complaint has been filed by Green & Noblin, P.C. on behalf of all persons and entities that purchased legal documents and services from LegalZoom.com, Inc. Under California law, contracts to do business as a legal document assistant require a specific form in order to protect the public. This contract between the legal document assistant and the client must include specific language including attorney fees, the right to rescind the contract, and methods of reporting the unauthorized practice of law. This lawsuit is regarding Plaintiff’s belief that LegalZoom.com, acting as a legal document assistant, has violated the Business and Professions Code of California. If you have information concerning LegalZoom.com, Inc.’s practices, or you want to inquire about your own rights, please contact us by clicking
Notebook Computers Green & Noblin, P.C. obtained a favorable ruling
on September 26, 2008 from the California Court of Appeal for the
Sixth Appellate District, allowing a class action to move forward
against Hewlett-Packard Company.Learn more
& Best Buy -Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit against
DirecTV and Best Buy for failure to adequately disclose that they
consider consumer "purchases" of DirecTV hardware and
equipment to be "leased" and therefore owned at all times
by DirecTV-eventually to be returned to DirecTV. Green & Noblin, P.C. is
also investigating DirecTV's practice of charging consumers substantial
"early termination fees" in connection with its "lease
terms," which consumers do not see until after they have purchased
and activated their DirecTV equipment. Additionally, Green & Noblin, P.C.
is investigating allegations that some DirecTV subscribers have
been billed a monthly service charge of $5.99 for DirecTV's "Protection
Plan" despite the fact that they never signed up for this service.
Green & Noblin, P.C.'s investigation of the administration of the "Protection
Plan" also includes allegations that subscribers are assessed
a $10 administrative fee if they cancel the Plan within the 1-year
Plan term, despite never having enrolled in the Plan. If you purchased
DirecTV equipment and have had any of these experiences relating
to the assessment of "early termination fees" or unauthorized
charges related to the "Protection Plan," please contact
us by clicking
Weeks Program - Green & Noblin, P.C. named Co-Lead Counsel for a potential
class of 2.7 million members of the RCI Weeks Program; a time share
exchange service that is alleged to skim the most desirable vacation
weeks out of the exchange pool in order to profit from renting those
weeks to general public. Learn more
Supports Consumer Agencies with Settlement Funds - Settlement
means Millions for Consumer Advocacy. Re-printed from Consumer Action
News (Fall 2004). Learn more
CVS Caremark’s Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices – Green & Noblin, P.C. with local counsel filed a class action complaint on January 3, 2011 alleging that CVS Caremark uses patient information obtained in the process of filling or managing prescriptions for purposes beyond merely processing prescription claims. Further, CVS uses Patient information for its own financial gain by creating disincentives for patients to use a pharmacy of his or her own choice. These unfair and deceptive actions are alleged to be in violation of privacy practices and the North Carolina Pharmacy of Choice Act. One example of these violations is that the program appears to require patients to fill their prescriptions only at CVS Caremark owned pharmacies or otherwise be denied coverage. These practices appear to be carried out nationwide, so independent pharmacists in other states should contact us to determine their rights in their home state. To read a recent press release regarding this case click here If this has happened to you, please contact us by clicking
Elantra Airbags - Green & Noblin, P.C. is investigating defective airbag
systems in Hyundai Elantras, model years 2003 through 2007. The
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently
recalled certain 2001-2002 Hyundai Elantras after investigating
consumer complaints that airbags in those vehicles failed to deploy
during a crash, or inadvertently deployed without being triggered,
or that the airbag malfunction indicators were lit up. NHTSA's investigation
revealed that the problems were caused by a design defect negatively
affecting the airbag wiring system. Green & Noblin, P.C. believes that
similar design flaws exist in model year 2003-2007 Hyundai Elantras.
If you have a 2003-2007 Hyundai Elantra and you have experienced
any of the above problems, or if you have had to replace or repair
any part of your airbag system and that replacement or repair was
not covered by a warranty, please contact us by clicking
to settlement class members began January 14, 2008. If you are a
consumer in California, Connecticut, Illinois or Texas who bought,
owned or leased a 1991 - 2001 model year Ford Explorer, click
TT Instrument Cluster Settlement – Court granted approval
of a nationwide settlement for Audi TTs (model years 2000 - 2004,
and certain 2005 models) alleged to have defective instrument clusters.
The settlement provides three types of relief to class members,
including a 2 year extension of the existing warranty, free repairs
or replacements of defective instrument clusters, and full reimbursement
of qualified, out pocket expenses incurred for instrument cluster
repairs or replacements. For more detail
Pavilion Notebooks sold in 2001 and 2001 - A class
action lawsuit was filed against Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) alleging
that some HP Pavilion notebooks sold in 2001 and 2002 contain TDK
or Ambit inverters that were defective. The court has approved this
lawsuit as a class action and your rights may be affected if you
own or owned one of the affected computers. Click
here for more information
Pavilion Settlement -
Court granted approval of a settlement for certain HP Pavilion notebooks
alleged to have defective power plugs and graphics cards. The settlement
provides repairs, cash reimbursement for out of pocket repair expenses,
and/or discount coupons. For more details,
Tiburon Clutch -
Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a nationwide class action in Orange County, California
on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased a 2003 GT Coupe Hyundai
Tiburon with a 2.7 liter engine. Recently, Hyundai has agreed to a settlement.
Learn More About the Settlement
Baycol Fatalities - This widely-used cholesterol lowering
drug manufactured by Bayer is alleged to cause dangerous side effects,
including fatal rhabdomyolysis, a condition typified by muscle cell
breakdown. Bayer has now withdrawn Baycol from the U.S. market.
On February 28, 2011, the California Supreme Court reinstated claims on behalf of California consumers who purchased the cholesterol drug marketed under the name Baycol. The drug was marketed by Bayer Corporation from 1997 until 2001, when it withdrew Baycol from the market after data showing that the drug may be linked to serious muscle debilitating illnesses like Rhabdomyolysis, possibly leading to death. Any California resident who purchased Baycol should contact Green & Noblin, P.C. to discuss their rights in the matter. Find out more about the case by clicking here, and find the Court’s opinion by clicking here.
Online Travel Sites - Green & Noblin has filed a class-action lawsuit against certain online travel sites which alleges that certain internet providers fixed prices for hotel rooms with certain hotel operators during the time period 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2012 by agreeing to charge the same rate for hotel rooms.
Specifically, the complaint alleges that Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Travelocity.com LP, Sabre Holdings Corporation, Booking.com, Priceline.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) , and Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. conspired with hotel retailers Hilton Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HLT), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), Trump International Hotels Management, LLC, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, and Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources, Inc. over a multi-year period to keep the prices of hotel rooms artificially high.
This case is currently pending in Texas. Do you think you may have a claim? Contact us and we will discuss it with you.
Lithium Ion Batteries - Green & Noblin, PC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court on behalf of persons or entities who purchased lithium ion batteries and/or products containing lithium ion batteries from the world's leading lithium ion battery manufacturers, including LG Chem, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony, Samsung, Hitachi, and Maxell Corporation of America.
Plaintiffs allege that, in violation of federal and state antitrust and state consumer protection laws, Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of lithium ion batteries used in consumer electronic goods, such as notebook computers (laptops), cell phones, digital cameras music players, etc., resulting in overcharges to consumers. If you purchased a lithium ion battery sold separately, or a device containing a lithium-ion battery, such as a notebook computer, cell phone, digital camera (including video cameras), battery-operated power tools, electronic games such as the Nintendo Wii, or music player, between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us by
(Cathode Ray Tube Product) - Class action lawsuits have been filed in the United States District Court on behalf of persons or entities who purchased Cathode Ray Tube Products (CRT) indirectly from the world's leading CRT manufacturers, including LG Philips, Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic, MT Picture Display, Beijing-Matsushita Color CRT Co., Tatung Company of America, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, IRICO Group Corp., Thai CRT Company, and Samtel Color, Ltd. Plaintiffs allege that, in violation of federal and state antitrust and state consumer protection laws, Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of CRT Products, such as Televisions and Computer Monitors, resulting in overcharges to consumers. The pending lawsuits are in the District Court for the Northern District of California and is captioned In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1917. The European Union assessed a record fine on the CRT manufacturers for their illegal conduct. (To read the press release, click here.) For additional information, please click here. If you purchased a CRT Product between March 1, 1995 and November 25, 2007, please contact us by clicking here.
Compressors -Green & Noblin, P.C. is investigating possible antitrust violations in the
multibillion-dollar refrigeration compressor industry as the result
of media reports of coordinated antitrust investigations by the
U.S. Department of Justice, the European Commission, and Brazilian
Authorities. The investigations concern possible antitrust violations
relating to the pricing and sale of refrigerant compressors by manufacturers
including Whirlpool Corp., Embraco North America, Inc., Tecumseh
Products, Panasonic Corp. of North America, Danfoss, Inc., and ACC
USA LLC. Learn more.
Crystal Displays - In
February 2007, Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit in
United States District Court on behalf of persons or entities who
purchased Liquid Crystal Displays ("LCD") indirectly from
the world’s leading LCD manufacturers, including: LG Philips, Samsung,
Sharp Electronics, Toshiba, Hitachi, Sanyo Epson, NEC, IDT, AU Optronics,
Chi Mei Optronics, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, and Hannstar Display.
Plaintiffs allege that, in violation of federal and state antitrust
and state consumer protection laws, Defendants colluded among themselves
and certain co-conspirators to fix the price of LCDs sold in the
United States at supracompetitive prices. As a result of this allegedly
unlawful conduct, Plaintiffs allege they paid artificially high
prices for LCDs. Currently pending in the District Court for the
Northern District of California, this lawsuit was coordinated for
pre-trial proceedings with a number of related actions and is captioned
In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1827.
Fixing by United Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic
- On August 8, 2006, Green & Noblin, P.C. filed an antitrust class
action against United Airlines, Inc.; British Airways, PLC; and
Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited seeking damages on behalf of all
individuals victimized by price fixing on air passenger tickets
for international flights, such as trips between London’s Heathrow
Airport and U.S. airports such as San Francisco International, Los
Angeles International, New York’s LaGuardia International or Chicago’s
O’Hare International. The complaint alleges that starting in 2004,
the airlines conspired to set and artificially raise certain fees
such as surcharges for fuel. Learn more
Among Auto Manufacturers - Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a class action
on behalf of purchasers and lessees of new cars to recover supracompetitive
prices maintained by auto manufacturers' attempts to prevent less
expensive Canadian cars from entering the U.S. market. Learn
SRAM - In December 2006, Green & Noblin, P.C. filed a class
action lawsuit in United States District Court on behalf of persons
or entities who purchased static random access memory ("SRAM")
chips directly from the world’s leading SRAM manufacturers, including
Samsung Electronics Co., its subsidiary Samsung Semiconductor, and
Micron Technology, Inc. Plaintiffs allege that, in violation of
federal and state antitrust and state consumer protection laws,
Defendants colluded among themselves and certain co-conspirators
to fix the price of SRAM at supracompetitive levels. Currently pending
in the District Court for the Northern District of California, this
lawsuit was coordinated for pre-trial proceedings with a number
of related actions and is captioned In re Static Random Access
Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1819. Green & Noblin, P.C.
was appointed by the Court to the Steering Committee for the
Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs. Learn more
you a buyer of computer memory - Nearly every computer uses
some form of "DRAM" (Dynamic Random Access Memory.) If
you purchased a computer, or you increased the memory in your computer,
or you work for a company that buys and uses DRAM, you may have
been impacted by price increases in computer memory during the time
period from December 1, 2001 through May 31, 2002. The Justice Department
is investigating price fixing and on August 2, 2002, Green & Noblin, P.C.
filed a lawsuit alleging violation of California's antitrust laws.
Bank's "Blank Check" Loans - Chase Bank added a $10
service charge to many of its credit card accounts according to
a notice it sent out in November 2008. This appears to be a breach
of the agreement by Chase to honor low APRs of 2.99% or 3.99% on
promotional offers for balance transfers and check loans. Chase
credit card class actions on these monthly fees should be filed.
If this has happened to you, please contact us. For more information, Click here
Unauthorized Credit Card Charges - Webloyalty.com
agreed to a settlement. Notice is being disseminated. Green & Noblin, P.C.
prosecuted actions regarding the business practices of Webloyalty.com
in relation to its Reservation Rewards program. Many consumers were
charged by Webloyalty.com for membership in a program known as Reservation
Rewards that they did not join. Learn
of America - Green & Noblin, P.C. brought an action against Bank of
America on behalf of all Bank of America credit cardholders alleging
that the bank's practices violate the Truth in Lending Act and other
consumer protection statutes. The lawsuit primarily obtained equitable
relief in the form of an injunction stopping the bank's practices. Learn more
BankAtlantic - Green & Noblin, P.C. filed an
action against BankAtlantic on behalf of BankAtlantic check cardholders
alleging that the bank's practices violate the terms of its personal
account depositor's agreement and disclosure statements. The lawsuit
focuses on transactions with the check card that were processed
and paid at a time when there were sufficient funds available in
check card holders' accounts; however, the bank falsely treated
the accounts as if those items were paid after a hold was placed
on the account creating an overdraft charge (or multiple charges).
If you are or were a BankAtlantic check card holder and would like
to provide Green & Noblin, P.C. with more information regarding these practices. Click here
Communications and Its Complicated Tariff - This nationwide
MDL action on behalf of consumers alleges that NOS deceives customers
through its complicated and misleading tariff. Learn