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  • Skechers False Advertising Settlement Given the Green Light
    Skechers False Advertising Settlement Given the Green Light
    September 5, 2012

    Louisville, KY Any disgruntled consumer having filed a Skechers Shape-ups lawsuit, or intending to pursue a refund may have a bit of a wait yet. However, consumers are one step closer to achieving some degree of satisfaction after a judge approved a $40 million settlement hammered out months earlier between Skechers and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which accused the company of making false claims about their products.

  • Student Loans Scam? Attorney Weighs In
    Student Loans Scam? Attorney Weighs In
    August 6, 2012

    Birmingham, AL If you’ve had—or have--a student loan, “creative accounting” practices by private institutions may have negatively impacted your financial situation—and you don’t even know it! Attorney Tyler Vail of Hollis, Wright and Couch says this practice is widespread at many private lending institutions nationwide—and may constitute consumer fraud.

  • $10.4 Million Plaintiff Award Upheld in Prempro HRT Lawsuit
    $10.4 Million Plaintiff Award Upheld in Prempro HRT Lawsuit
    July 28, 2012

    Philadelphia, PA A $10.4 million award for a Prempro HRT plaintiff has been upheld in Pennsylvania State Superior Court, favoring a woman who alleged the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug manufactured by Wyeth (a manufacturer since acquired by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer) caused her to develop breast cancer.

  • Benefits of Anemia Drugs Could Be Anemic At Best
    Benefits of Anemia Drugs Could Be Anemic At Best
    July 26, 2012

    Denver, CO It's hard enough to fathom that a drug could cost $2,500 per dose. What makes that figure even more bizarre are allegations that the benefits of three anemia drugs designed to treat anemia, may have been grossly overstated for more than two decades.

  • Internet Security: The Walls Come Tumbling Down…
    Internet Security: The Walls Come Tumbling Down…
    July 18, 2012

    San Francisco, CA Forgive any individual tempted to contact a technology lawyer following the most recent security breach involving major players in the online community, including Yahoo, Gmail and AOL.

  • Fitness Trainers Call Out Skechers on Shape-up Claims
    Fitness Trainers Call Out Skechers on Shape-up Claims
    June 30, 2012

    Tenafly, NJ When the Skechers $40 million settlement for allegedly misleading consumers was featured on CBS This Morning (05/17/12), the President of Skechers USA indicated to reporter Michelle Miller in an interview that he didn't believe that Skechers had misled consumers in any way. Those consumers who have filed a Skechers lawsuit due to injuries allegedly caused by use of the shoe may beg to differ.

  • California Supreme Court Rules Company Violated Song-Beverly Act
    California Supreme Court Rules Company Violated Song-Beverly Act
    June 30, 2012

    Los Angeles, CA Retailers in California that store customer personal information when completing a credit card transaction could face a Song-Beverly Credit Card Act lawsuit. Following a 2011 ruling from the Supreme Court of California, even the collection and storage of a customer's zip code could be a Song-Beverly Act privacy violation. Already, numerous Song-Beverly class action lawsuits have been filed against retailers alleging they inappropriately took and stored the personal information of customers.

  • Did Motrin Trigger Teen's Heroic Battle with Stevens Johnson Syndrome?
    Did Motrin Trigger Teen's Heroic Battle with Stevens Johnson Syndrome?
    June 6, 2012

    Baton Rouge, LA It may have been the Motrin Jasmin Bindom was given in the hospital when she wasn't feeling well. Or perhaps it was another over-the-counter (OTC) medication she had taken at home just prior. Or a combination of the two. The bottom line, however, is that for the New Orleans teen Stevens Johnson Syndromeand the need to fight for her life proved one aspect of being Sweet 16 the young adolescent did not foresee.

  • Skechers' Sketchy Claims Result in a $40 Million Fine
    Skechers' Sketchy Claims Result in a $40 Million Fine
    May 22, 2012

    Washington, DC It turns out that Skechers was an unfortunate name for a shoe company made to eat $40 million worth of crow at the behest of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). That's because of allegations surrounding false and misleading claims related to their shoe line. While this was not a Skechers Shape-Up lawsuit and Skechers was not required to admit to any wrongdoing, the $40 million fine implies just that.

  • Skechers Toning Shoes Targeted in Alleged Hip Injury Lawsuit
    Skechers Toning Shoes Targeted in Alleged Hip Injury Lawsuit
    April 28, 2012

    Columbus, OH A number of lawsuits have been filed recently regarding Skechers toning shoes, as the product has been said to cause serious injuries, ABC News reported.

  • Grand Jury Looking into Failure of MF Global
    Grand Jury Looking into Failure of MF Global
    March 15, 2012

    Washington, DC An MF Global lawsuit was pushed into the spotlight yet again recently with the revelation that a federal grand jury in Chicago is looking into the trail of a missing $1.6 billion in assets, asserted a recent report by The Associated Press.

  • Attorney Diane Nygaard: MF Global Clients Face Deadline to File Claims
    Attorney Diane Nygaard: MF Global Clients Face Deadline to File Claims
    March 8, 2012

    Chicago, IL Clients who had money frozen and are considering an MF Global lawsuit should check their client agreements. According to Diane Nygaard, a securities and commodities attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC, clients affected by MF Global securities fraud will likely have to file an arbitration, which is actually good news, because it means claimants will not have to wait until bankruptcy is over before receiving their MF Global funds. But it also means that time is of the essence for clients to file a claim.

  • Plaintiffs Question Benefits of Skechers Shoes
    Plaintiffs Question Benefits of Skechers Shoes
    March 3, 2012

    San Diego, CA It is the ultimate irony that more and more consumers are coming to view the perceived advantages of Skechers Shape-up shoes as "sketchy." That's because of the number of injuries that have been reported, allegedly due to the new-age shoes that promise a toned body just from walking. A Skechers Shape-up Shoes Consumer Fraud Class Action suggests that such claims ring hollow.

  • Tassimo Buyers Frothing Mad at Starbucks
    Tassimo Buyers Frothing Mad at Starbucks
    February 29, 2012

    Okemos, MI What did Starbucks know and when did they know it? Starbucks has dropped its Tassimo coffee maker deal with Kraft Foods and switched over to the Keurig single-cup system, leaving hundreds of thousands of Tassimo owners with a machine that will no longer work with Starbucks single-serve coffee cups. Consumers are crying fraud!

  • Lead Plaintiffs in Combined MF Global Lawsuit Out $19 Million: Report
    Lead Plaintiffs in Combined MF Global Lawsuit Out $19 Million: Report
    February 24, 2012

    New York, NY It's not just the small investor embroiled in an MF Global lawsuit. Larger players, such as the Province of Alberta in Canada, and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), have been reportedly burned by alleged misdeeds that led to the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd.

  • Tyler Pipe History Includes Litany of Lawsuits
    Tyler Pipe History Includes Litany of Lawsuits
    February 15, 2012

    Tyler, TX To many Tyler Pipe workers, the company is the source of pipe nightmares that take the form of workplace violations including asbestos exposure and much, much more…

  • UK Clients Begin to Receive Payments After MF Global Lawsuit
    UK Clients Begin to Receive Payments After MF Global Lawsuit
    February 15, 2012

    London, England Payments have been made to some clients in the UK after the MF Global lawsuit, as the defunct brokerage firm is being unwound in the face of a legal spat with the US trustee of the company, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • MF Global Clients Can Still Recover Money through Arbitration
    MF Global Clients Can Still Recover Money through Arbitration
    February 7, 2012

    Kansas City, MO A newly released trustee's report regarding the alleged MF Global securities fraud appears to dash hope of MF Global clients recovering their missing money, but Diane Nygaard (pictured), a securities and commodities attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC, says clients can still recover their money through arbitration. Customer arbitrations, especially group arbitrations, are most likely to be successful in recovering customers' funds.

  • Lawsuits Filed Against Costa Concordia Cruise Liner
    Lawsuits Filed Against Costa Concordia Cruise Liner
    January 28, 2012

    Miami, FL One day before divers found the 17th body in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise liner, at Giglio island, Italy two US law firms and a consumer group filed a maritime class-action lawsuit in the US demanding at least $160,000 for each passenger.

  • Trustee Notes Company May Recover Funds after MF Global Stock Fraud
    Trustee Notes Company May Recover Funds after MF Global Stock Fraud
    January 26, 2012

    New York, NY Months after the news broke over the MF Global stock fraud case, the trustee overseeing the liquidation of the company's holdings brokerage is exploring ways to recover additional customer assets, Dow Jones reported.

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