Consumer Protection

NHTSA Whistleblower Program

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is ramping up their encouragement of whistleblowing for employees of automakers. Under 2015 legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers and making reporting more appealing, NHTSA originally began publicizing this guidance. NHTSA is hoping to help insiders of the auto industry share, in many cases anonymously, “information relating to a […]

Consumer Protection

Safe Catch Canned Tuna False Advertising Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Safe Catch after the National Advertising Division (NAD), a unit of BBB National Programs, investigated and found some false and misleading claims in the marketing of their canned tuna products. Specifically, the NAD recommended that Safe Catch discontinue or modify each of the following fully or partially unsupported […]

Consumer Protection

Investigation of My Book Live Drive Deletions

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Western Digital for their failure to protect user data saved on My Book Live hard drives. Their system fell victim to a third party hacker who, for many consumers, has remotely factory reset their device. Impacted consumers report that they lost all data on the My Book Lives […]

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Investigation of T-Mobile’s Shutdown of Sprint’s CDMA Network

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating T-Mobile & Sprint, who merged back in 2019, for their failure to integrate networks and subsequent failure to meet Sprint customers’ contracted service needs. Sprint’s CDMA network is incompatible with T-Mobile’s current configurations, so T-Mobile has decided to shut down Sprint’s CDMA network entirely. In turn, any the […]

Consumer Protection

Medical Spa False Advertising Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating false advertising claims made by the medical spa industry. Offering traditional esthetic services, such as manicures and hairstyling, the medspa industry has waded into a regulatory gray area by also providing arguably medical services for aesthetic purposes that they may not be qualified to offer, due to the […]

Consumer Protection

Park Mobile Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating ParkMobile for a data breach that took place as early as March 26, 2021. At issue is their use of a vulnerable third party program in the administration of their service. ParkMobile reports  that customers’ credit card information and geographic locations were not released in the breach. However, […]

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Investigation of Nationwide Equities’ False and Misleading Advertising

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Nationwide Equities Corporation for false representations made in promotional materials for their reverse mortgage loan offerings. Nationwide Equities has been accused of misrepresenting, specifically, the costs of its reverse mortgages, the tax implications of the offerings, and potential savings for consumers. Moreover, they represented to consumers that they […]

Consumer Protection

Kimpton Amenity Fee / Resort Fee Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP along with Lauren Wolfe, Esq. are currently investigating Kimpton Hotels for use of hotel resort fees and amenity fees. All three Kimpton hotels in Washington, DC charge amenity fees. Amenity fees are mandatory fees that are separated out from the advertised price to make the hotel appear less expensive than it […]