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Payday Loan Lenders Target The Working Poor

Payday loan companies are being accused of preying on economically vulnerable customers, charging interest rates that can exceed 400 percent and trap borrowers into continuing debt. According to the Federal Trade Commission, payday loans work like this:  A customer who has no... Read More »

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Citizens of Humanity Faces False Advertising Lawsuit

The clothing brand Citizens of Humanity is facing a false advertising lawsuit from consumers who allege that the company's jeans were not made in America contrary to the company's “Made in USA” marketing claim. Citizens of Humanity is one of America's leading... Read More »

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Asbestos Lawsuit: VA Abandoned Vet Needing Medical Help

A Florida widow has filed an asbestos lawsuit against the U.S. government after actions by the Department of Veterans Affairs allegedly caused the wrongful death of her husband. Plaintiff Kathleen S. on behalf of Estate of Norman S., is accusing the Department... Read More »

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Backblaze Faces Class Action Over Unencrypted Hard Drives

Backblaze Inc., a leading company specializing in computer data backup and recovery, is the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit filed last Friday. The class action lawsuit alleges Backblaze puts private customer data at risk by shipping them unencrypted external storage drives…. Read More »

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Credit Card Receipts and FACTA Violations

Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003, consumers are offered protection of their personal credit and debit card information on customer receipts. Printing out full account numbers and expiration dates on credit or debit card receipts issued to... Read More »

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Ashley Madison Data Breach Class Action Lawsuits Go to JPML

Last week, a plaintiff in one of the five class action lawsuits accusing adultery matchmaking service Ashley Madison of failing to protect users’ personal data urged the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate the actions in Missouri federal court…. Read More »

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Feds Protect Credit Union Members From Overdraft Fees

Despite a federal regulation requiring disclosure of overdraft protection terms and affirmative opt-in for certain transactions, some credit union members are still taken by surprise when they get hit with overdraft fees. Overdraft fees are what credit unions charge for fronting funds... Read More »

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Chipotle Hit With False Ad Class Action Over GMO-Free Campaign

The fast-casual Mexican food chain Chipotle has been hit with a putative $5 million class action lawsuit over allegations that the company falsely advertised that their menu was completely GMO-free. Lead plaintiff Colleen Gallagher of California is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc…. Read More »

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Bank of America Late Fee Settlement Checks in the Mail

TCA viewers are reporting that they are receiving late fee class action settlement checks for as much as $200 from the Bank of America class action lawsuit. Class Members who were charged a late fee by Bank of America NA (USA) because… Read More »

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ADT Sued in TCPA Lawsuit for Unsolicited Cellphone Calls

ADT Security Services has been named as defendant in a TCPA lawsuit by an Indiana consumer who alleges the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA is a federal law that protects telephone and cellphone consumers from being harassed... Read More »

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Olympic Rescue It! May Not Work as Advertised

Many homeowners refinish or improve their wooden decks or concrete patios, a necessary chore as seasonal weather changes and use of these areas tends to wear away at the concrete and wooden surfaces, making them uneven and sometimes even dangerous to walk on.... Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Against Syngenta Over GMO Corn Seed

The lawsuits currently filed against Syngenta claim that farmers suffered substantial economic losses when Syngenta introduced a genetically modified seed into the U.S. market prior to receiving important approvals from important US export countries like China. Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera was approved by... Read More »

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New Dietary Supplement Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

A new federal lawsuit has been filed against Basic Research, the manufacturer and marketer of a weight loss supplement called Vysera-CLS. According to the lawsuit, Basic Research violated consumer protection laws and intentionally made false assertions about the effectiveness of their weight... Read More »

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