Consumer Protection Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

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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