Current Class Actions and Investigations
Current Class Action Lawsuits and Investigations
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims on behalf Ford Explorer owners that the defective design of the vehicle allows dangerous levels of carbon monoxide exhaust fumes to enter the passenger compartments presenting a serious health hazard to vehicle occupants.
A history of complaints by Ford Explorer owners suggests that potentially hundreds of thousands of Ford Explorer models may have been defectively designed in ways that may allow lethal levels of carbon monoxide to enter passenger compartments. Ford’s Technical Service Bulletin 12-12-4, issued… Read More
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating potential ADT lawsuit claims on behalf of California property owners who have purchased alarm systems through ADT Security Services, Inc. (“ADT”). Under California law commonly known as the “Alarm Company Act,” every agreement for monitoring, servicing and installing an alarm system exceeding $250 must disclose to buyers any potential alarm permit fees that may be required in local jurisdictions.
Purchasers of ADT systems are alleging that ADT’s failure to either pay required permit fees, or inform customers of their obligation to do so, has resulted… Read More
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by customers of Public Storage that the company may have engaged in illegal activity by charging excessive premiums for self-storage, without disclosing that a significant portion of the premiums were being diverted directly to Public Storage. This practice likely runs afoul of consumer laws and regulations in many states that require transparency of companies engaging in similar practices.
Despite having knowledge that self-storage insurance is generally unnecessary for renters with other types of insurance (e.g., homeowners, renters,… Read More
The pipeline rupture and oil spill in Santa Barbara County has posed significant threats to the environment, wildlife, and small businesses.
In 2008, an oil spill by the Cosco Busan of approximately 58,000 gallons of fuel into the San Francisco Bay created similar concerns. In that case, Audet & Partners, LLP assumed a lead role in initiating swift action to protect the interests of commercial crabbing and fishing businesses in the San Francisco Bay.
The Santa Barbara pipeline rupture is reported to… Read More
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating practices of several of the larger dental chains operating in the State of California which may have engaged in questionable billing practices and unwarranted services provided to low-income children. These improper practices may have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in unwarranted Medicaid reimbursement.
In addition to possibly inflating charges submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement, Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating the rendering of unnecessary dental services to low income children including:
• Pulpotomies, or… Read More
Audet & Partners, LLP reports that nine Jacksonville, Florida area hospitals have agreed to multi-million dollar settlements to end charges that the defrauded Medicare by billing for medically unnecessary ambulance rides.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that this settlement totaling $7.5 million may have widespread national implications as for years hospitals have shuttled patients to and from facilities with minimal apparent regard for cost. Costs borne by Medicare for ambulance rides was found to have… Read More
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating widespread reports that dietary supplements purchased for several years at popular retailers contained hidden amounts of the amphetamine-like stimulant called BMPEA, or β-methylphenylethylamine. IN 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), identified BMPEA in multiple supplements containing “Acacia rigidula” despite scientific evidence that BMPEA has never been identified or extracted from Acacia rigidula, a plant native to Texas.
In recent years there has been mounting evidence of the dangers posed to humans by BMPEA. In… Read More