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Say cheese: Class actions begin to pile up vs Kraft, Walmart over Parmesan cheese contents

Dana Herra Mar. 1, 2016, 11:27am

Class action lawsuits against Kraft Heinz and Walmart have begun to accumulate in the aftermath of a February news investigation turned up evidence of wood-based fillers in the companies’ grated Parmesan cheese products.

African-American woman's discriminatory auto lending claim vs Santander cleared to proceed in federal court

Scott Holland Feb. 25, 2016, 4:22pm

A Chicago woman will be allowed to pursue a racial discrimination claim against the finance company that handled her car loan, though the company was successful in having other parts of the complaint dismissed.

Worthless auto loan insurance add-on prompts class action vs auto loan finance company

Dana Herra Sep. 3, 2015, 12:19pm

A Chicago woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against the finance company that handled her car loan, claiming she was misled into buying a useless contract addendum. In the complaint filed Aug. 31 in federal court in Chicago, plaintiff Joyce Pettye is suing Fort Worth, Texas-based Santander Consumer USA Inc., claiming the company violated the Truth in Lending Act and the Illinois Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales Act.