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Many people do not realize all of the things that are happening in current events surrounding IBM.  Since they have been in the news a lot since 2013, it should not come as a surprise that there is yet another lawsuit taking place against the company.  What one might need to know though is exactly what a class action suit is and how this is going to affect them with other companies.

All About Class Action Suits

With a class action suit, a group is suing the company.  This is something that is primarily seen in the US but from time to time these lawsuits do happen in other countries that have civil law.  Any class action suit that is for more than $5,000,000 is actually required to be tried in a federal court.  The thing that is different in these cases is that the group can be of any number of people.

In most companies what happens is that information is discovered that proves that a company has lied to the general population including their customers or investors.  When this happens it means that those who are affected by the lie should be compensated in some way.  The class action suit takes place when a lawyer or team of lawyers try to help represent these customers or investors who are affected.  The ultimate goal is compensation for what has been lost because of the lie or unresolved issue.

Recent Class Action Suits

There are a lot of recent class action suits that people should be aware of.  One of these is a recent lawsuit that has been with Alibaba.  The goods company has been accused of selling goods that are not authentic.  In fact it is estimated that about 60% of the goods that are sold through the website are knock offs.  This is not illegal if they are labeled correctly but when a customer thinks that they are getting one thing and in reality they are getting something else then they have certain protections afforded to them.

In short Alibaba is producing fakes and is getting sued because of it.  Robbins Geller, the law firm involved in class action, is currently in the middle of a long battle with IBM.  In this class action suit it is not about the company producing fakes.  Instead with IBM the lawsuit claims that they hid important information about the financial well being of the company from investors and potential investors.  In turn, since they were giving out false information, people chose to invest in their business even though they might not have with the honest information.

Another highly publicized class action suit is the one that was taken against Nutella.  In this lawsuit a mom realized that the ingredients in Nutella were not nearly as healthy as advertising and company information would lead you to believe.  In fact this mom was able to win this class action suit because the ingredients in Nutella were actually pretty unhealthy.   The sugar and fat in Nutella and fact that half of the calories come from fat, makes it a pretty unhealthy choice for breakfast and is actually like eating a candy bar for breakfast.

What Does It All Mean?

What it means is that when you are in a situation that is not legally fair, there are things that you can do to get what you deserve.  In the case of health and wellness companies should be honest with their customers.  This is also the case when it comes to financial issues.  It is not fair to someone investing if a company is not being honest about losses and net profits.


In Kirstie Alley’s advert for QVC’s Organic Liaison, the actress is shown before and after her extreme weight loss.

In her advert, Kirstie Alley, 61, credits shredding pounds to the product.

However, a Californian woman has claimed that Kirstie Alley is a “liar”, and didn’t drop a staggering 100 lbs with the aid of the so-called weight loss tablets, and is now suing the star.

Marina Abramyan, who uses the product, claims that Kirstie Alley lost all of her weight when she was on Dancing With The Stars, according to the class action suit obtained by website TMZ.

The woman attributes Kirstie Alley’s slimline figure to vigorous dancing on the show and her low calorie diet.

She also alleges that Organic Liaison merely contains calcium and fibre, both of which are not proven weight-loss aids.

Marina Abramyan is suing for unspecified damages.

In Kirstie Alley’s advert for QVC's Organic Liaison, the actress is shown before and after her extreme weight loss

In Kirstie Alley’s advert for QVC's Organic Liaison, the actress is shown before and after her extreme weight loss

Kirstie Alley, who was born in Kansas, got her big break in the 1990’s on the hit comedy Cheers.

After the series ended, Kirstie Alley embarked on a movie career, but the roles later dried up when her weight spiraled out of control.

She served as a Jenny Craig spokeswoman from 2005 to 2008, however, she failed to reach her weight loss goals.

When Kirstie Alley appeared on DWTS last year, she began to shed weight rapidly and by the end of the series there was a vast difference in her figure.

Meanwhile Kirstie Alley recently wrote a memoir titled The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente).

The tome is billed as a “candid and audacious memoir about her life and the men she has shared it with”.

The book’s Amazon entry also says it “delivers a down-and-dirty account of all the men she’s slept with, danced with, drank with, and the ones she’s loved and hated during her sixty years on the planet”.

Kirstie Alley, a high-profile Scientologist, will no doubt enjoy the notoriety she will garner from her tell-all book when it is released in November.

The book is also going to examine her weight battles, her successful spell on Dancing With the Stars and her journey into the world of science fiction geekdom when she starred in the Star Trek movie franchise.

Perhaps most exciting off all will be Kirstie Alley’s thoughts on starring in Cheers, which is one the most successful sitcoms ever in US TV history.