Class Action Lawsuits is generally filed in Federal or State court. This is a legal suit in which one group of people, generally representing the plaintiffs, filing suits against another group of people or corporation for alleged violations of some public or private law. A class action lawsuit is usually a precursor to a class settlement, where a large number of plaintiffs are involved in a lawsuit against a corporation, or many people who were involved in the lawsuit.
These lawsuits are very common as they are able to collect large amounts of money that can be used for damages. If you are one of the people who have been involved in a class action lawsuit against a store, it is important to understand the laws that apply to your case, and what Safeway has to do to protect its reputation.
Class Action Lawsuit Against Safeway
The Class Action Lawsuit, Safeway Corp. v. Consumers Union, has been filed against Safeway within the state of Arkansas. The lawsuit, Safeway Corp. v. Consumers Union, has been filed on behalf of customers across the nation who bought waffles at Safeway between February and May .
The complaint stems from the company’s promotion of its frozen food items with the claim that these foods are healthier and more nutritious compared to those sold by other competitors. The complaint contends that Safeway’s claims were false and that their promotions promoted unhealthy foods, including waffles, in order to lure in customers who would then spend money on non-perishables, such as drinks and snacks.
According to the complaint, Safeway advertised that all of its waffle items were preservative free and that they were fresh.
They also had an in-house bakery that made and delivered its waffles. The complaint further alleges that this advertising and the in-house bakery were intending to deceive consumers into believing that these products were healthier and more nutritious when in reality they were not. Safeway failed to warn their customers that the waffles they served were not as healthy and nutritious as other grocery chains.
The Class Action Lawsuit further claims that Safeway did not inform its customers that the foods it sold were low in nutrition, and therefore did not provide them with a substantial nutritional benefit when purchasing their products.
This would violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. This would constitute a direct financial fraud or deceit, which is a federal offense. Safeway is also accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to provide employees with proper training regarding the use of expired food and of failing to appropriately pay employees for hours worked beyond the agreed upon number of hours. The Class Action Lawsuit further claims that this is evidence of negligent hiring and inadequate supervision.
Similar class action lawsuits have been filed against large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target.
These lawsuits have been widely covered by media outlets and have drawn widespread attention to the often illegal practices used by large corporations in order to increase profits at the expense of their workers and consumers. The Class Action Lawsuit filed against Safeway is just the latest example of environmental contamination causing health problems and wrongful death.
The complaint in the case claims that after defendant’s stockholders approved the transaction between Safeway and Superbox, they agreed to purchase shares from the corporation for an increased price.
However, upon learning of the price increase, they voted to eliminate their shares from the company and stop trading in its stock. As a result, the plaintiffs allege that they were improperly deprived of their profits in violation of the securities fraud and anti-trust laws, and Safeway refused to correct the harm caused by their actions. The complaint further claims that because the defendants failed to take reasonable steps to remedy the harm and deny liability, the alleged harm was allowed to continue.