1 December, 2016

It Happened Again. Volkswagen, Audi Rocked By Another Emissions Scandal

By | December 1st, 2016|Class Action|

Fresh off agreeing to a nearly $15 billion settlement regarding a previous scandal involving trying to get around emissions tests, Volkswagen once again finds itself in the crosshairs of legal action. This time, the [...]

31 October, 2016

Baron & Budd Reaches $50 Million Settlement With Wells Fargo Over Improper Broker Price Opinions Fees

By | October 31st, 2016|Class Action|

Baron & Budd and Wells Fargo have reached a $50 million settlement agreement to resolve a case involving hidden fees the company charged to mortgage holders for broker price opinions (BPOs). A BPO is [...]

26 October, 2016

State of New Mexico Hires Baron & Budd in Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC Regarding Plavix Marketing

By | October 26th, 2016|Class Action, Pharmaceuticals|

The State of New Mexico has retained Baron & Budd to prosecute a consumer protection lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, the makers of Plavix, for allegedly engaging in false, deceptive and [...]

12 September, 2016

Suicide Squad Actor Loses Girlfriend in Takata Airbag Accident

By | September 12th, 2016|Takata|

People magazine recently reported that actor Scott Eastwood, who appears in the hit movie Suicide Squad, lost his girlfriend due to injuries she suffered when her Takata airbag deployed after a car accident. More [...]

6 September, 2016

Woman Dies After Truck Carrying Takata Airbags Explodes

By | September 6th, 2016|Takata|

On August 22, a horrific explosion involving a truck transporting components used to make Takata airbags killed a Texas woman and injured four other people. The woman was in a nearby house that caught [...]

4 October, 2013

So What if Your Investment Firm Cheats?

By | October 4th, 2013|Forced Arbitration|

A Closer Look at Charles Schwab and their Efforts to Keep Your Complaints at Bay Guest Post by Baron & Budd Shareholder and American Association of Justice President Burton Leblanc Yet again Americans' financial [...]

15 February, 2012

Whose “Bad” Is That Overdraft Fee?

By | February 15th, 2012|Class Action|

For the last decade banks have manipulated debit card transactions so they could charge exorbitant overdraft fees, and their customers have been paying the price. If you’re like most Americans, you use your debit card [...]

7 February, 2012

False Claims Are Tough to Swallow

By | February 7th, 2012|Class Action|

You probably wouldn’t take a bite of a glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut then head to the gym for a workout. But, according to a consumer class action lawsuit filed by Baron and Budd attorneys, if you drink Muscle Milk, you may as well. The benefits are similar – both are high in calories and saturated fat. Deceptive labeling is at the heart of a class action lawsuit filed by Baron and Budd against Cytosport Inc., the makers of the popular Muscle Milk workout supplement. […]

30 January, 2012

Want to Change Corporate Behavior? Join That Class Action…

By | January 30th, 2012|General|

Yes, we know that you are busy. But taking part in a class action lawsuit is akin to voting: it is one of the most important ways to protect consumers (AKA you and me) from [...]

12 October, 2011

The Importance of Class Actions

By | October 12th, 2011|General|

Chances are, the last time you got a direct mail notification about a class action, you threw it away. And why wouldn’t you? Why bother with signing a totally indiscernible document that, at best, will net you a hundred bucks? Besides – class actions don’t seem to have much impact. After all, the “issues” are usually small change items and the lawyers make off with all the money – right? Wrong. A recent study by the finance and accounting departments of the business schools at Rutgers University and Emory University found that class action lawsuits are a very effective way to […]

6 October, 2011

Money: When Banks Aren’t Fair

By | October 6th, 2011|Class Action|

For anyone out on a weekend spending spree (a.k.a. running errands), it’s pretty simple: you check your bank balance before you leave the house and do the simple subtraction in your head as you hand your debit card to the mega (and well-priced) grocery store, the cleaners, the coffee shop and wherever. And, by Monday morning when you awake from your jam-packed weekend, you check again just to make sure you did the mental math right. So what could go wrong? […]

19 August, 2011

Speaking Up for the Federal Labor Standards Act

By | August 19th, 2011|Overtime Pay|

We continue to be concerned about the rights of people across the nation who, during this tough economic time, feel like they have no options. Case in point: men and women who are fortunate enough to have jobs but are required to work overtime without pay. Contrary to how some would “position” this issue, the cases of overtime violations we are seeing are not those of small business owners/ entrepreneurs relying on that go-get-’em spirit of the American worker. Rather, they are flagrant abuses of employees by corporations well heeled enough to pay fairly. […]