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Wells Fargo Now Facing $1 Billion in Civil Penalties over Consumer Fraud Issues

By Jeff Brown |

In what has emerged as one of the biggest consumer fraud issues of the last decade, federal regulators now want Wells Fargo & Co. to pay up to $1 billion in civil penalties in conjunction with the customer-account scandal that emerged in 2016—likely among the largest fines in financial services history. Last year, the… Read More »

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Rule Alleviating Bank Consumer Fraud Potentially In Jeopardy

By Jeff Brown |

A battle over what’s best for consumers who are victims of consumer fraud at the hands of banks and other financial institutions is brewing in Congress: In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau banned banks and other financial institutions from forcing customers to agree to arbitration instead of class action lawsuits if they were… Read More »

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Pediatricians Accuse Florida of Making Children Sick for Financial Reasons

By Jeff Brown |

On August 20th, CNN Wire covered a personal injury story like no other; the story of pediatricians claiming that the state of Florida harmed sick children in order to benefit political donors. Reportedly, the children were switched out of Children’s Medical Services (CMS), a section of Florida Medicaid, and into other Medicaid insurance plans… Read More »

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Florida’s Drug Treatment Industry Plagued by Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

NBC News recently covered a frightening phenomenon happening here at home in Florida: the billion-dollar drug treatment industry that is recruiting addicts, harming them, and in some instances, killing them, all while pretending to be in the business of drug addiction reform. Arguably, it is a new form of consumer fraud which has reared… Read More »

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Allstate Pays Settlement Linked To Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Both Allstate and the Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. settled with consumers and their attorneys recently for improperly advertising programs related to accident forgiveness. Specifically, the companies had to pay for investigative costs and civil penalties, contributing towards future investigations and prosecutions related to consumer fraud issues like these. The insurance companies were found to… Read More »

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