California Natural Living named in class action lawsuit over sale of California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent



This is a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent. California Natural Living represents that the Product is a bug repellent that repels mosquitoes.  According to the class action complaint, however, the Product is a complete sham, ineffective and worthless.

According to a report in the New York Times and independent arm-in-cage laboratory testing commissioned by Plaintiff’s counsel in early 2018, the Product is ineffective in repelling Aedes and Culex mosquitoes – the two most worrisome and common species of mosquitoes found in the United States. These findings were further corroborated by Consumer Reports testing.


Volvo named in class action lawsuit over failure of electric motor to perform as promised in XC90 T8 sport utility vehicles


Volvo manufacturers and sells premium automobiles, including sports utility vehicles. Volvo markets its environmental and safety features to differentiate Volvo cars from those of other car manufacturers, and offers those features as reasons for consumers to purchase Volvo cars.

Among its product offerings, Volvo sells the XC90 T8 (“T8”), which is a seven passenger sport utility vehicle that contains a twin engine combining a gasoline engine with an electric motor, and has the ability to operate solely on the electric motor. In various press releases, brochures and product placements with trade publications, as set forth in more detail below, Volvo repeatedly represented in 2014 and 2015 that the T8 would have the capability to be driven solely on a battery charge for approximately 25 miles, which Volvo claimed would cover the average commute and daily errands for most people.

As alleged, the T8 does not come close to achieving 25 miles on a full electric charge. Rather, the T8 provides approximately 8 to 10 miles on a full electric charge—a far cry from the 25 miles promised by Volvo. And while Volvo now apparently claims that the range on the T8 is 17 miles, the only apparent method to even come close to the 17-mile range is to drive the T8 at 40 miles an hour on the highway—with all the safety features disabled.

Plaintiff and others paid a hefty premium for the T8’s electric motor. The seven-passenger Volvo XC90 T6, which does not contain the electric motor, starts at $49,800. By contrast, the seven-passenger T8, with the electric motor, starts at $68,100. All the other base features on the T6 and T8 are identical. Thus, Volvo is receiving, and Plaintiff paid, an $18,300 price premium for the electric motor—an electric motor that does not perform as promised.

Plaintiff brings this case on behalf of the following class: All individuals who purchased or leased a Volvo XC90 T8. Plaintiff asserts claims for violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and similar consumer fraud statutes of other states, fraud, breach of express warranty, and unjust enrichment. Plaintiff seeks to recover the damages he has suffered as the result of Volvo’s conduct.


Wal-Mart named in class action lawsuit over mislabeling herbal products

The class action was brought on behalf of all persons who purchased Spring Valley Ginseng, Spring Valley St. John’s Wort, Spring Valley Echinacea, and Spring Valley Gingko Biloba in the United States, since February 4, 2010.

Wal-Mart has manufactured, labeled and sold, during the Class Period, Wal-Mart “Spring Valley” brand dietary supplement products defined herein as “Mislabeled Herbal Products.”

The Wal-Mart “Mislabeled Herbal Products” prominently identified the primary herbal dietary ingredient as “Echinacea, “Gingko Biloba, “St. John’s Wort” and “Ginseng.”

According to the complaint, the “Mislabeled Herbal Products” do not contain the primary herbal dietary ingredient represented on the products’ labels, such as “Echinacea, “Gingko Biloba, “St. John’s Wort” and “Ginseng.”

The complaint is based on the findings of the Attorney General for the State of New York which  served Wal-Mart a Cease and Desist Notification demanding that Wal-Mart immediately stop the sale of the Mislabeled Herbal Products.

Wal-Mart falsely manufactured, labeled and sold the “Mislabeled Herbal Products.” The “Mislabeled Herbal Products” have no monetary value and are worthless.

Plaintiff and the Class relied upon the representations on the products’ labels to their detriment and have been damaged by the false and deceptive labeling on the Mislabeled Herbal Products.

The lawsuit seeks a return of the purchase price paid for the worthless Mislabeled Herbal Products.