Lifewatch Medical Devices
May 2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed alleging that numerous Lifewatch companies involved in the marketing and selling of medical alert devices and monitoring services use deceptive business practices. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the companies contact consumers to offer them a “free” medical alert device (saying that they only need to pay the monthly service fee because someone else purchased the device for them) when, according to the plaintiffs, the company charges them for the device. (Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint in October 2015.) (Reynolds et al v. Lifewatch, Inc., Lifewatch Corp., Lifewatch Technologies Corp., Lifewatch Services, Inc., Lifewatch, Inc. d/b/a Lifewatch USA, Evan Sirlin, Mitchell May, ABC Corporations 1-10 and John Does 1-10, Case No. 14-cv-003575, S. D. NY.).
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.