Jane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for Online Legal Media since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also an award-winning freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.
Jane has also written two Ocean Wise Cookbooks about sustainable seafood, the second having won Taste Canada's Gold Award. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at janemundy.com.
Dallas, TX: Although the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act DPPA disallows state DMV’s from disclosing your personal information for direct marketing, without your express consent, attorney Joseph Malley has discovered that most states sell that information to companies using it for such purpose—in direct violation of the DPPA. And it’s a multi-billion dollar business from which you get nothing.
If you are a licensed driver with the Department of Motor Vehicles, chances are your private information has been sold. And your privacy and security could be at risk. Having worked on cases involving the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) for more than a decade, Attorney Joseph Malley says that Department of Motor Vehicles in 37 states are selling private driver information to thousands and thousands of entities. And Malley has filed cases involving about 145 million people.
Vancouver, BC: Compared to our friends south of the border, Canadians don’t complain much. But when a Vancouver resident filed a lawsuit against the makers of Cold-FX alleging fraud, many Canadians were up in arms. No one likes being duped.
Pfizer’s Effexor was recalled on March 6, 2014 after a pharmacist discovered that some of the bottles contained a different drug that could be fatal. Pfizer has recalled three lots of its antidepressant medication, totaling approximately 104,450 bottles, nearly 65,800 of which were stocked in pharmacies nationwide.
Long Beach, CA: Since Jennifer bought her brand new G35 Infiniti 4-door sedan in 2004, she has had brake issues."If I knew about the recall and Nissan brake defects I would never have bought this car," says Jennifer, "and I will never buy another Nissan."