Consumer Protection Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

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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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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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums. “This isn’t something I’d think people would want to brag about, but the latest figures put out by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reveal that Texas is back in the No. 1 spot, nationwide, for having the most expensive premiums for home owner’s insurance. On average, many Texans pay roughly $1,460 for the most common policy sold in the U.S. today,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2011 – A deadly explosion rocked Kleen Energy’s natural gas plant in Middletown on Feb. 7, 2010. The explosion was felt for miles and resulted in six deaths and 26 injuries. Five of the six workers who died were working on a gas turbine on a purge team. The explosion occurred near a back door that leads into an enclosed courtyard. The explosion reverberated throughout the perimeter, even blowing out windows, knocking things off shelves, and cracking foundations up to 20 miles away. Kleen Energy is a not yet fully operational power […]


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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Ortho Evra, presented its birth control product to the U.S. in 2001. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is administered through the skin, transdermally, once per week. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2010 – More than 5 million women have used the patch since it was approved and more than 40 million patches have been sold. However, there have been complications and even deaths reported – more than 2,400 cases – indicating that Ortho Evra is the cause. There is even more disturbing evidence that reveals Johnson & Johnson […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon on July 9 declares that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The sexual abuse victim is now entitled to $10M attachment against the priest’s assets. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2010 – William Dotson of Hartford, a 34-year-old Connecticut man, filed suit on July 9, against Reverend Stephen Bzydra for sexually molesting him while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Conn. and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Conn. between 1985 and 1990. Dotson was […]


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Misdiagnosis and carelessness handling of diagnostic testing can lead to delayed treatment resulting in death. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2010 – Misdiagnosis of breast cancer sometimes happens. And when it happens, the patient and the patient’s family are left with the devastation of the news of finding out that the disease is at its later stages and treatment will not help. Such things as misdiagnosis and the careless handling of diagnostic testing can lead to this kind of negligence. “Mammograms are important in detecting the malignant tumor in the breast, and is why misreading a mammogram […]


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Stratton Faxon is representing more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut last February. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2010 – A lawsuit was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 in Hartford Superior Court on behalf of more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown last February. Homeowners have found themselves embroiled in a hurtful and troublesome situation due to the severe negligence demonstrated by the defendants the day of that deadly gas explosion. Many homes suffered […]


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