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Wells Fargo’s $480 Million Settlement Draws Attention to Potential 401(k) Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

The bank chain Wells Fargo is once again in hot water over its fake customer/consumer fraud account scam. In May, the banking company agreed to pay $480 million to put to rest claims that it misled shareholders about these sales practices and its fake-accounts scandal. Federal law requires that companies like Wells Fargo warn… Read More »

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Rent-A-Center Consumer Fraud & Harassment Issues Nationwide

By Jeff Brown |

Regulations are in place precisely so that consumers are protected from harassment from various industries. However, when it comes to the rent-to-own industry, things can get tricky: companies will sometimes try to operate outside of consumer protection laws. One such issue was recently highlighted in an article by NerdWallet, highlighting the many headaches brought… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Filed Against Opioid Manufacturer

By Jeff Brown |

On October 5th, the state of New Jersey filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against INSYS Therapeutics, makers of the opioid fentanyl product “Subsys.” The state’s attorney general accused the drug manufacturer of blatant disregard for the law in its aggressive marketing of the drug, which allegedly placed many lives at risk and killed at… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Having practiced commercial litigation for many years here in Boca Raton, we’ve seen and helped clients with a fair share of consumer fraud cases. While sometimes your best form of protection is to Google a company before you purchase a product or provide them with any personal information–as well as make sure you read… Read More »

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Future Commercial Litigation Issue? Banks & Tech Firms Battle Over Your Data

By Jeff Brown |

The New York Times featured an interesting article on March 23rd concerning the battle between banks and Silicon Valley concerning your personal financial data. Specifically, technology companies have been building services that assemble information such as your bank account and credit card records—once you supply the records—with banks now concerned about what information is… Read More »

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Standards Designed To Protect Consumers Expected To Be Rolled Back

By Jeff Brown |

On March 7th, the administration is expected to announce an agreement reached with major auto companies concerning the overhaul of future mileage and emissions standards, regulations that would have required the industry provide consumers with vehicles that meet a target of at least 54 miles per gallon by 2025. The move is a regulatory… Read More »

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