Emersonfirm Launches Investigation into Recreational Telescope Price Fixing

Emersonfirm Launches Investigation into Recreational Telescope Price Fixing Attention: Celestron or Meade Telescope Owners: A jury recently found Defendants Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co. Ltd., Sunny Optics Inc., and Meade Instruments Corp. liable for nearly $17 million in damages for suppressing competition and conspiring to fix the prices of recreational telescopes. According to several follow-on class […]

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Emerson Firm Announces Ongoing Investigation of Google Tracking Chrome User Data

Emerson Firm, PLLC announces that it is continuing its investigation into alleged Google tracking of people who used the Chrome browser’s incognito mode. It has been alleged that Google tracks and collects consumers’ history and other Web activity no matter what safeguards consumers undertake to protect their data privacy. Even when Google users launch a […]

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Emerson Firm Announces Ongoing Investigation of Business Interruption Claims Relating to COVID-19

Emerson Firm, PLLC announces that it is continuing its investigation into denial of valid claims by insurance companies following the filing of business interruption claims by many business owners and other business entities. Most insurers who have issued all-risk commercial property insurance policies with business interruption coverage, are denying their obligation to pay for business […]

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Google lawsuit seeks $5 billion for illegally invading user privacy.

Google sued for illegally invading user privacy. In a recent report Google is being sued in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The Google lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing […]

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Consumer Protections

Many companies function on the premise that they know what they’re doing is illegal—but that they’ll only stop doing those things once they get in trouble. Debt collection agencies are a great example of this way of running a business, often breaking the law to coerce victims into paying debts. The Fair Debt Collection Practices […]

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Over Half of Employees Forced into Arbitration

With the explosion of news coverage about sexual harassment in the workplace in recent months, a number of researchers have been looking at what this means for the average worker in the United States. Turns out that over half of non-unionised employees are now covered by mandatory arbitration, according to Cornell University researchers. Arbitration clauses […]

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Consumer Protections Systematically Being Destroyed

As President Trump’s administration has been rolling back consumer protections that focus on financial institutions and bank regulations, the administration’s common refrain is they’re making access to business capital easier. But with deregulation comes sacrifices and consumers are the ones suffering. So much attention has been focused on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, however, many […]

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Court Secrecy Can Harm Consumers

Court records can be sealed to protect the privacy of individuals, like children in custody battles or for sexual harassment claims, but the same right often extends beyond matters of personal privacy and safety, allowing corporations to hide defects that have dire effects. In recent news, there’s been a good deal of attention on sexual […]

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Did you overpay for video production services?

The Department of Justice is opening up a number of investigations into alleged video production and video post-production bid-rigging and price-fixing. According to the Wall Street Journal, a number of companies are under investigation for potentially inflating the prices of third-party contractors in order to route work to their own growing in-house production teams. While […]

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Equilend Stock Loans Class Action

A new lawsuit has been filed against a large number of the leading banks in the United States, including Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. The lawsuit alleges that the banks manipulated the stock short sale market to prevent new, more transparent stock lending practices that […]

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