Legal News Articles - Consumer Fraud
April 30, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Teacher with Debilitating Injuries Twice Denied Disability Insurance ]
Riverside, CA A school teacher in California who stepped in to help prevent a second fight between two teenage students on school premises and was subsequently injured has launched a lawsuit against the insurance carrier who twice denied disability insurance to the woman.
April 25, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Internet Payday Lender Accused of Charging Minnesotans Predatory Interest Rates ]
Ramsey County, MN An Internet payday lender that attempted to duck behind the protective shield of the Dormant Commerce Clause of the US Constitution, will have that cloak yanked away following a decision by the Court of Appeals.
April 20, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Judge Finds Insurer Guilty of Bad Faith ]
Los Angeles, CA News of bad faith insurance does not surprise a lot of people any more, but news of a company acting egregiously and hiding evidence might come as a bit of a shock. A lawsuit in Massachusetts against an insurer shows that insurance companies, even national companies, can allegedly act in bad faith when denying a disability claim or avoiding a settlement. It also shows that people who have had their California insurance claim denied may be able to file a lawsuit against the company.
April 10, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Following Suit: Student Loan Lawsuit Update ]
Allegations have been made about unethical practices on the part of student loan companies. These allegations include financial fraud and violations of consumer protection laws.
April 3, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ “I’d Rather Pay an Attorney Than the Hospital for ER Overcharges” ]
Seattle, WA Not only were Steve and his wife charged “ludicrous” emergency room overcharges, Steve says that the hospital flat-out lied about the treatment, or non-treatment, on their invoice. And not all patients are treated equal, as Nancy attests.
April 1, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Customer Says She Unknowingly Paid for Home Warranty Insurance ]
Lynn Haven, FL A bank customer says she was unknowingly paying for home warranty insurance for almost four years, despite not having enrolled with a home warranty company.
April 1, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ GM Issues Third Massive Recall for Alleged Defective Power Steering ]
Detroit, MI Further to the massive GM recalls involving alleged defects in air bag deployment and ignition switches, General Motors has now issued a third large recall involving more than 1.3 million vehicles in the US and 145,700 in Canada that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
March 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Keeping Track of a Bad Faith Insurance Claim ]
San Diego, CA When it comes to reasons why people experience denied disability insurance, the list can be long. Sometimes, a California insurance claim is denied for legitimate reasons. But all too frequently, denials are the result of bad faith insurance, when the insurer acts with disregard for its policyholders and the contracts they have signed. In such cases, lawsuits have been filed - some by policyholders and some by regulators - to force the insurance company to uphold its end of the contract.
March 26, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settled for $11.1 Million ]
Atlantic City, NJ A 47-year old nurse has been awarded a total settlement of $11.1 million in her Ethicon Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh (TVM) personal injury lawsuit. Linda Gross testified during the trial that following her initial surgery to implant the device, she had 18 subsequent unsuccessful revision procedures. She has described her life after surgery as a “living hell,” alleging that she and thousands of other women have been used as “guinea pigs” by the vaginal mesh maker, Johnson & Johnson.
March 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Landmark Ruling Threatens Internet Payday Loan Loophole ]
Las Vegas, NV A landmark legal ruling appears to have stripped away any perceived immunity by Internet payday loan vendors who have, until now, operated under the premise of protection through an affiliation with a Native American tribe. The ruling, affirmed this month by a Nevada federal judge, provides the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with almost limitless power to pursue cases involving online payday lending, and other alleged infractions, against individuals or enterprises so affiliated.
- J&J Wins Reversal of $1.2B Risperdal Settlement By Lucy Campbell (Mar-21-14)
- Families Suing GM Because Recall Comes Too Late By Lucy Campbell (Mar-12-14)
- Plaintiffs Seeking $22 Million in Home Warranty Insurance Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Mar-3-14)
- Hounded by Swedish Medical Center for ER Overcharges Payment By Jane Mundy (Mar-1-14)
- Following Suit: Telemarketing Lawsuit Update By Lucy Campbell (Feb-27-14)
- WW II Veteran Denied Disability Insurance for 28 Long Years By Gordon Gibb (Feb-25-14)
- Banks Accused of Aiding and Abetting Predatory Internet Payday Loans By Gordon Gibb (Feb-18-14)
- Victim: “Get an Attorney before ER Overcharges Bankrupt You” By Jane Mundy (Feb-12-14)
- California PTSD Sufferer Denied Disability Insurance By Gordon Gibb (Feb-9-14)
- Consumers with Home Warranties Find Repairs Hard to Come By By Heidi Turner (Feb-4-14)
- ER Overcharges for Services Not Rendered By Jane Mundy (Jan-27-14)
- Veterans Denied Disability Insurance and Treatment May Appeal By Gordon Gibb (Jan-22-14)
- Internet Payday Loan Lawsuit Filed Just before Christmas By Gordon Gibb (Jan-17-14)
- Hospital Overcharging Comes in Many Forms By Gordon Gibb (Jan-14-14)
- Consumers Concerned About Junk Insurance By Heidi Turner (Jan-12-14)
- Plaintiff to State Supreme Court Over Home Cladding Issue By Gordon Gibb (Jan-9-14)
- Denied Disability Insurance: The Devil in the Fine Print By Gordon Gibb (Dec-27-13)
- Home Warranties Leaving Policyholders Out of Pocket By Heidi Turner (Dec-27-13)
- How About an Internet Payday Loan at 5,853 Percent Annual Interest? By Gordon Gibb (Dec-14-13)
- California Insurers Told to Allow Speech Therapy By Heidi Turner (Dec-13-13)
- Follow the Money Says Elder Fraud Attorney By Brenda Craig (Dec-1-13)
- Bizarre Tale of Attempted Murder, Mayhem, Bankruptcy and Bad Faith Insurance By Gordon Gibb (Nov-30-13)
- The Glucosamine Game and Your Pets By Brenda Craig (Nov-29-13)
- Idaho Cracking Down on Internet Payday Loans By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-13)
- State Cracks Down on Denied Disability Insurance for Autistic Kids By Gordon Gibb (Nov-28-13)
- ER Overcharges—No Rhyme or Reason By Jane Mundy (Nov-11-13)
- Do the Monster Math: Monster Energy Drinks By Jane Mundy (Oct-31-13)
- Attorney Files ER Overcharges Class-Action Lawsuit By Jane Mundy (Oct-29-13)
- GSK to Face Avandia Racketeering Class Action Lawsuits By Lucy Campbell (Oct-29-13)
- Plaintiff Seeks Damages Under California Insurance Law By Gordon Gibb (Oct-29-13)
- Canadian Sues, While US Disco Diva Says “I Will Survive” in Court By Gordon Gibb (Oct-22-13)
- Inflated Emergency Room Charges: Is Common Sense on Life Support? By Gordon Gibb (Oct-17-13)
- ER Overcharges “Sickening” By Jane Mundy (Oct-10-13)
- Arkansas Attorney General Launches Internet Payday Loans Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Oct-9-13)
- Young Monster Drink Nation Not Conditioned to Super-Caffeine: Professor By Gordon Gibb (Sep-28-13)
- When It Comes to Home Warranty Companies, Not All Are Created Equal By Heidi Turner (Sep-27-13)
- Court Rules in Favor of Denied Disability Insurance Plaintiff By Gordon Gibb (Sep-27-13)
- Swindled Seniors: Former California Judge to Be Sentenced, Florida Lawsuit Continues By Gordon Gibb (Sep-23-13)
- Internet Payday Loans: A Lavish Lifestyle Funded by Fleecing Innocent Consumers By Gordon Gibb (Sep-22-13)
- Are Energy Drink Companies Downplaying the Risks? By Heidi Turner (Sep-20-13)