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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating independent broker-dealer firms for churning, unsuitable investments and other sales practice violations. According to Jacob Zamansky, stock fraud attorney for over 25 years, as the stock market has reached new highs, financial advisors have been under pressure to keep up. Our firm has seen incidents of churning by financial advisors and sales of riskier and more speculative investments than investors want, Zamansky states. Zamansky states that financial advisors at the smaller, independent brokerage firms may be in a position of trust where they […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that its investigation of the Campbell Strategic Allocation Fund, Campbell Global Trend Fund and other managed futures funds (“Campbell Funds”) in continuing. The Campbell Funds were sold to brokerage customers of the following firms which acted as selling agents: Prospera Financial Services, Inc. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated Tricor Financial LLC LPL Financial Campbell Financial Services, Inc. Girard Securities, Inc. Polar Investment Counsel, Inc. The investigation concerns the potential conflicts of interest in the sales of the Campbell Funds by these brokerage firms to retail investors. According […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it has filed a FINRA arbitration for West Coast couple who claim to have suffered approximately $750,000 in losses from the UBS Willow Fund LLC (“UBS Willow Fund”). The FINRA arbitration is against UBS Financial Services Inc. (“UBS”) which sold the UBS Willow Fund to its brokerage customers. In 2013, the UBS Willow Fund finally liquidated after investors suffered 70% or more in losses. The Statements of Claim alleges that the UBS Willow Fund materially deviated from its disclosed strategy of investing in distressed debt, and […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2014 – Zamansky LLC has filed several FINRA arbitrations on behalf of investors in the UBS Willow Fund LLC (“Willow Fund”) with tax losses. The arbitrations are against UBS Financial Services Inc. (“UBS”) which sold the Willow Fund to its brokerage customers. In 2013, the Willow Fund liquidated after investors suffered a 70% or more in losses. The Statements of Claim in these arbitrations allege that the Willow Fund materially deviated from its disclosed strategy of investing in distressed debt, and instead speculated in trading credit default swaps (CDS), including foreign sovereign […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2014 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the legal rights of General Motors’ (GM) car owners over its recent recalls due to safety concerns. Since February 2014, GM has announced the recall of over 2.6 million cars due to ignition switch defects. The defects have allegedly caused several deaths.   The cars involved are the following: 2005 – 2010 Cobalts 2006 – 2010 Pontiac Solstices 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G5s 2007 – 2010 Saturn Skys 2006 – 2011 Chevrolet HHRs 2003 – 2007 Saturn Ions According to news reports, GM’s […]


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Participants are paid to review branding material and provide feedback on proposed designs. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2014 – When law firms rebrand, create new marketing literature or design a new website, they want to know what their target market thinks. Anyone who has hired a lawyer in the United States after 2004 can now receive compensation for participation in a Custom Legal Marketing focus group. To qualify, a focus group participant must have retained a lawyer within the last 10 years. Both the focus group member and the retained attorney must have been (and be) […]


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Phoenix, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2013 – The law firms of Weisberg & Meyers LLC and Greenwald Davidson PLLC announce that they have obtained judgment against Wells Fargo Bank South Central, N.A. for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and Texas Business & Commerce Code § 305.053. The judgment, entered in the Western District of Texas, also enjoined Wells Fargo from placing further telephone calls using an automatic telephone dialing system, without the plaintiff’s consent, to his cellular telephone. The case, Masters v. Wells Fargo Bank South Central, N.A., Case No. A-12-CA-376-SS, involved numerous telephone calls […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2013 – A credit reporting agency cannot mix your credit report with someone else. This is referred to as a “mixed credit report” or “mixed credit file.” The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires the credit reporting agencies to assure the maximum possible accuracy in its credit reports. Mixing your credit file with someone else is not maximum possible accuracy. A mixed credit report can lead to credit denials, damage to reputation and lots of stress. Last month, a jury had an opportunity to hear about the damage a mixed credit report could […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2013 – A San Francisco Bay Area resident is a victim of credit card identity theft. Someone stole his identity and made purchases on a Citibank, N.A., credit card without his permission and knowledge. It is alleged that the thief purchased airline tickets using the victim’s identity. He provided Citibank police reports and identity theft affidavits with respect to the theft, but Citibank has persisted in collection. The man, Adolfo Lomeli, has filed a lawsuit in San Jose, CA for credit damage and debt collection harassment against Citibank, N.A., and Client Services, […]


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Richardson, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2013 – In the recent trial of Shannon Whaley v. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery, Inc., and John Hickman (No.DC-10-14604) Judge Martin Hoffman found in favor of the Defendant. The above-case came on for trial to a jury on July 10, 2012 in the 68th Judicial District Court of Dallas.  At that time, the jury found Shannon Whaley had breached a contract owned by Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and owed them in excess of $6,000. The jury finding was in Lockhart’s favor but the jury failed to award attorney fees in violation of Texas […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – Hip replacement manufacturers have recalled a large amount of all-metal total hip replacement over the years. A high percentage of hip replacement implants have been reported to cause pain and difficulty in motion for the recipients. Some models have been found to create issues in the top of the hip, where the thigh bone fits the socket. A number of hip replacements shipped between 2004 and 2011 have been recalled. Surgeons and hospitals were notified of recalls after implant registry data revealed that more than 12% of UK-based patients needed to […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2013 – Audi Monterey Peninsula a dba of Cardinale GMC has been sued in Monterey Superior Court for allegedly selling a car without disclosing that it had been in a wreck. A local man bought a car from the Seaside, CA dealership and unknown to him the car had been involved in a prior collision suffering frame damage. The lawsuit alleges that the car was repaired, including repainting the front passenger side to make it appear like new and, allegedly, to conceal the collision damage. Frame damage still exists and the car […]


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San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2012 – An elderly San Francisco Bay Area woman is suing Capital One Bank and Patenaude & Felix, APC for wrongful debt collection, harassment and damages. The woman, Mrs. Mary Basich, alleges that the San Diego, California based Patenaude & Felix and Capital One Bank harassed and abused her when they tried to collect on a delinquent Capital One credit card that belonged to another person. Capital One Bank hired attorneys at Patenaude & Felix to collect the debt. The suit alleges that Patenaude & Felix accused her of being Mary Ryals, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2012 – A unanimous jury verdict found in favor of the plaintiff in the recent trial of Shannon Whaley v. Morris & Montgomery, Inc, and John Hickman (No. DC-10-14604) in the 68th Judicial District Court, Dallas County Texas, for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act(FDCPA), the Texas Debt Collection Practices Act (TDCPA) and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).The plaintiff was represented by Noah Radbil of Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers. Lockhart, Morris & Montgomery and John Hickman were represented by Robbie Malone of Robbie Malone, […]


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Attorneys First to File Pradaxa® Lawsuits Not Surprised by Preliminary Results Comparing the New Drug to Warfarin Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – Preliminary results from a large study comparing the new anticoagulant medication dabigatran (Pradaxa®) to warfarin (Coumadin®), a drug widely used since 1954, confirms safety concerns. Attorneys with Watts Guerra Craft, the first law firm to file Pradaxa lawsuits in the U.S., say the findings are not surprising. “This study in real-world settings is proving what we already believed to be true,” says attorney Ryan L. Thompson. “The new medication is not safe and should […]


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Burbank, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2012 – Affinity Court Reporters Joins the Behmke Family of Companies. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc., a leading international reporting company with principal offices in the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, announced today that it has acquired Affinity Court Reporters of Burbank, California from Affinity Global Services, Inc. Behmke, which was established in 1989 by Paula S. Behmke, CSR, is one of the longest-standing independently-owned companies in the reporting industry. […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2011 – Business fraud is intricate. Dealing with white collar criminals is also tricky, as cases are typically difficult to try. “It is not much of a secret that business fraud is at an all time high in the U.S. today,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer. “People breaking the law to get money to pay their bills, and breaking the law just because they can and enjoy the thrill of it all is becoming more common. People are people, and there are many who would […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Product liability can encompass not only the product manufacturer, but also stores who sell their faulty or expired products. Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently sued the CVS pharmacy chain for such an offense. Jerry Farrell Jr. from Consumer Protection Commissioner also joined the suit. “CVS peddled potentially tainted food and ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to consumers,” Blumenthal said. An investigation in 2009 laid the premise to the lawsuit. The findings were that numerous stores throughout Connecticut were […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2011 – An investigation recently found that for-profit colleges, also called proprietary colleges, are devising scrupulous recruiting practices that target single parents and low-income wage earners. These colleges then rake in federal funding by inflating their tuition costs to receive Federal Student Aid and Pell Grants. For-profit colleges’ are growing rapidly because two-year community colleges are becoming more and more over-crowded. The National Association of College Admission Counseling issued a Higher Education Act Fraud Alert through reports that were made by Government Accountability Office. GOA’s investigation found that at 15 of the schools […]


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Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – “Defective products don’t just come in the shape of cars, tools, hair dryers, toys and medical devices; defective and deadly products come in the guise of pills that are supposed to help you get better,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. The pill in this case certainly did not make the patient that took it better. Instead, it resulted in severe tendon damage to her hips after taking a drug for sinusitis. “This […]


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