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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303 Oil Use Ruining Heavy Duty and Farm Equipment: Study

The use of hydraulic fluids based on the John Deere’s long defunct “303” standard have been shown to damage farm and heavy duty equipment. The extent of the damage caused by these products have prompted some states to issue Stop Sale orders. Despite knowing the “303” standard being obsolete since 1974, some manufacturers continue to […]

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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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Patients and Families Satisfied with Attorney Representation

Communication and Resolution Programs are a common part of medical malpractice today as hospitals and other medical facilities are trying to reduce lawsuits and payouts. If your loved one was hurt because of care that didn’t meet standards, you may be asked to participate in a Communication and Resolution Programs by the medical facility. Understanding […]

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Suing for Incorrect Credit Reporting?

Credit reporting agencies have been under a lot of attention recently thanks for Equifax’s data breach but not all of that attention benefits consumers. Representative Loudermilk from Georgia has introduced a new bill in Congress that moves to limit the Fairness in Credit Reporting Act that gives consumers a path forward when credit agencies don’t […]

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