Consumer Protection

D.C. Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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In March, the Council of Washington D.C. signed into law the Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019. An amendment to D.C.’s existing data breach law, this act broadens consumer protections in the event of a data breach event. For instance, the act expands the definition of “personal information” in relation to the data compromised […]

Settlements

Seven Point Energy Reaches Preliminary Settlement

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The parties have reached a class action settlement in Crigler v. Seven Point Energy Services, Inc., Case No.: 19-cv-00604-MJH (W.D.Pa.), over allegations that Defendant failed to properly pay Plaintiff  and all similarly situated employees overtime wages for hours worked over 40 hours per workweek in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Pennsylvania […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

NASA Federal Credit Union Vehicle Repossession Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating NASA Federal Credit Union for potential violations of District of Columbia law governing automobile repossession practices. Reports of missed car payments are on the rise, as consumers shift their financial priorities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. If circumstances force an auto loan delinquency, borrowers should know their rights when faced […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating insurance providers across the U.S. for failure to pay claims to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who had purchased business interruption coverage in their insurance plans. Business interruption insurance, typically sold as an add-on to existing property and casualty insurance policies, is meant to cover revenue losses […]

Product Defect

Volkswagen Tiguan, Atlas and Jetta Automatic Braking Defect Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating Volkswagen for the manufacture of a defective automatic emergency braking system in certain models of their recent vehicles. Volkswagen has implemented the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system as a protective measure, designed to automatically engage a vehicle’s brakes to avoid obstacles and other vehicles. Instead, drivers contend that the […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Investigación de los Protecciones para Empleados Durante la Pandemia COVID-19

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Los abogados de Migliaccio y Rathod están investigando los empleadores a través de los Estados Unidos en relación con su fracaso a disponer suficientes protecciones medicales para los trabajadores esenciales durante la pandemia COVID-19. Los trabajadores esenciales necesitan viajar a, y trabajar en, su normal lugar de empleo, a pesar de todos los riesgos. Muchos […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Coronavirus Employee Protections Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating employers across the United States for failure to provide adequate health and safety protections to employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in widespread infection. Essential service workers must travel to, and engage in productive activity at, their typical place of employment, despite the bevy of risk factors involved. […]

Data Breach

ExecuPharm Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating pharmaceutical firm ExecuPharm for failure to adequately safeguard employees’ private information, resulting in a data breach. On March 13th, an unknown third party deployed ransomware to ExecuPharm’s IT systems, seeking to extract payment in return for an encryption key. As part of the cyberattack, ExecuPharm employees were sent phishing […]

Data Breach

UPMC Altoona Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Altoona for failure to adequately safeguard patient information, resulting in a data breach. On February 13th, UPMC Altoona Regional Health Services detected a phishing attack, from which an unsanctioned third party gained access to an email account belonging to one of […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

WeWork COVID-19 Membership Fees Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating WeWork Companies Inc. for continuing to charge rent and membership fees to its tenants, despite government guidelines discouraging and oftentimes outright restricting worker movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, states such as California and New York, which together host 126 of WeWork’s 739 workspaces, have passed wide-ranging […]