Deceptive Trade Practice

Prime Choice Funding, Inc. False Advertising Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Prime Choice Funding, Inc. for false representations made in promotional materials for their mortgage loan offerings. Prime Choice primarily aims their deceptive marketing at active service members and veterans, insofar as the advertisements are for Veteran’s Affairs (VA) guaranteed mortgages. These advertisements frequently misstate the credit terms of […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Sovereign Lending Group, Inc. False Advertising Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Sovereign Lending, Inc. for false representations made in promotional materials for their mortgage loan offerings. Sovereign primarily aims their deceptive marketing at active service members and veterans, insofar as the advertisements are for Veteran’s Affairs (VA) guaranteed mortgages.  These advertisements frequently misstate the credit terms of their offerings, […]

Consumer Protection

Harris Jewelry Credit Scheme Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Harris Jewelry (also known as Harris Originals) for deceptively promoting and unlawfully operating a credit service called “the Harris Program.” Harris Jewelry operates stores near military installations and primarily caters to active duty servicemembers, with in-store merchandise matched to the local branch. Harris employees use this merchandise as […]

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 […]

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. […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Children’s Online Privacy Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating potential infringements of students’ online privacy due to remote learning measures enacted amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The FTC reminds educators that, while education technology can fill a vital role in facilitating distance learning, many relevant services collect and use students’ personal information. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Google Children’s Privacy Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Google for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), stemming from the operation of its Google Education platform and related products and services. COPPA restricts websites and online services’ data practices pertaining to children under the age of thirteen. The law requires that online services clearly […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Falsely Certified Brazilian Plywood for Hurricane Preparation Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating plywood sourced from Brazilian suppliers that was falsely certified as structurally sound. This has posed big problems particularly in Southeastern states like Florida where, in response to hurricane conditions, some local governments have required installation of structurally sound plywood that is “PS 1-09 compliant.” Plywood that meets the […]

Environmental

Ethylene Oxide Emissions Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating chemical plants across the United States that emit ethylene oxide into the air, despite the known public health risks of doing so. Ethylene oxide is commonly used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment, and as an intermediate in chemical manufacturing. Although long considered hazardous, the Environmental Protection […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Essentials for 2020 Election

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provides consumers with a variety of protections regarding the use of autodialed calls or texts and prerecorded voice calls i.e. “robocalls.” TCPA protections do apply to calls and texts related to a political campaign, and vary based on 1) prior expressed consent, or lack thereof, and 2) the classification […]