Recent Filings – June Digest

Not every class action court filing in North and South Carolina becomes a full-length post on our blog. Here is a recap of June’s filings:

Buffkin, et al. v. Hooks, et al., No. 1:18-cv-00502 (M.D.N.C. June 15, 2018) (purported class action brought by incarcerated persons alleging they have been diagnosed with hepatitis C and the N.C. Dept. of Public Safety and its officials have refused to treat them in violation of the 8th Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and the Americans with Disabilities Act)

Hajjaj, et al. v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, No. 3:18-cv-01637 (D.S.C. June 14, 2018) (punitive class action removed from state to federal court brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act against Equifax for alleged reporting of consumer civil judgment and lien information that is outdated and inaccurate)

Jones, et al. v. Canal Wood, LLC, et al., No. 5:18-cv-00274 (E.D.N.C. June 13, 2018) (purported class action alleging defendant failed to pay former employees certain severance benefits in violation of ERISA and the company’s plan documents when the employees were terminated after a fire shut down the defendant’s wood chip plant)

Diaz v. Housekeeping Servs. of Hilton Head, LLC, et al., No. 9:18-cv-01574 (D.S.C. June 8, 2018) (purported FLSA collective action brought by workers whose primary responsibilities included laundering, drying, ironing and folding linens for commercial use, alleging they were classified as non-exempt employees and defendant failed to pay overtime)

Tolani, et al. v. Charter Commc’ns, Inc., No. 4:18-cv-01548 (D.S.C. June 7, 2018) (purported class action removed from state to federal court alleging Charter Communications has failed to provide certain internet and cable services in violation of state law)

Washington v. AVANTE USA, No. 9:18-cv-01542 (D.S.C. June 6, 2018) (purported class action alleging defendant debt collection agency sent misleading communications to consumers in violation of the Fair Debt Collections Act)