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 […]

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 […]

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Efficacy of Ionic Air Purifiers Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating various air purifiers for their use of ionization technologies newly brought into question by researchers. Ionization technology in air purifiers is the process of electrically charging air pollutant particles so that they settle out of the air more quickly. According to a new study by researchers at Illinois […]

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2019 Honda CR-V Oil Dilution Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the 2019 Honda CR-V for exhibiting oil dilution issues. Particularly, owners report that gasoline mixes with engine oil, raising the vehicle’s oil level and lowering its lubricating function. Owners report that, despite receiving a software update designed to address the issue, oil dilution persists. For some, the cabin […]

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TD Bank-OneCoin Pyramid Scheme Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating TD Bank over allegations that it put consumers at risk by facilitating a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme. Specifically, TD Bank appears to have failed to put a stop to wire transfers associated with “OneCoin” despite other similar financial institutions’ immediate identification of OneCoin as fraud and halt to OneCoin […]

Consumer Protection

Plexcoin, Stripe Cryptocurrency Scheme Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Stripe Inc. over allegations that it has put consumers at risk by failing to adequately assess risk and prevent, or subsequently mitigate fraud. Specifically, consumers have reported a pattern of unregulated and fraudulent dealings associated with cryptocurrency fraud sanctioned by Stripe’s lack of oversight, causing financial harm to […]