Legal News Articles - Financial
March 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The reality that finds more and more Americans conducting increasing transactions online, together with the existence of personal information parked and stored within various sources vulnerable to being hacked, suggests that data breaches will continue to be a growing threat. To that end, US Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is on record as stating the time for creating a national policy on data breaches, and specifically a standard for when customers are notified that their data has been hacked, is now.
Read [ US Attorney General Seeks National Standard for Data Breach Disclosure
March 7, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX It is common knowledge that Unum, or Unum Provident is known for its bad faith tactics. Lesser known is that some policyholders, including an attorney who was denied Unum disability benefits, have accused the giant Insurance Company of Invasion of Privacy. If you are getting Unum disability benefits, be careful who you talk to and what you say, including e-mail conversations.
Read [ Disability Claimants: Unum May Be Watching, Listening or Hacking
March 6, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA A woman who filed an insurance lawsuit after being denied disability benefits has been awarded $873,000 by a federal jury. The jurors disagreed with the insurance company, who argued that there were medications that could help the woman work.
Read [ Woman Awarded $873,000 in Disability Lawsuit
March 1, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Denver, CO Not long after having a biopsy for possible breast cancer, Deirdre checked into the Swedish Medical Center - she was concerned about a possible infection. “First, my wife and I asked about costs because we heard about emergency room overcharges but never got an answer,” says Thom. “Swedish also said they don’t overcharge so imagine our anger when we received their outrageous emergency room charges!”
Read [ Hounded by Swedish Medical Center for ER Overcharges Payment
February 25, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA A 90-year-old veteran of World War II who first applied for disability payments in 1986 and has since been made to deal with denied disability insurance countless times has finally, after 28 long years, reached the light at the end of his tunnel. But it’s been a long road for the military veteran who once stood amongst the ruins of Hiroshima not long after the atomic bomb was dropped. He even drank thirstily from a nearby well amidst the rubble.
Read [ WW II Veteran Denied Disability Insurance for 28 Long Years
February 18, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Four Oaks, NC Victims of Internet payday loan proprietors and the predatory interest rates they charge have a friend in the US Justice Department. As various states have taken matters into their own hands and launched Internet payday loan lawsuits against Internet lenders, the feds have launched their own initative. Dubbed “Operation Choke Point,” the investigation is not directly targeting the lenders themselves, but rather the banks that allow them to process their exorbitant fees in the first place.
Read [ Banks Accused of Aiding and Abetting Predatory Internet Payday Loans
February 13, 2014. By Mark Bello.
If you are a plaintiff in a pending lawsuit, you may be facing financial difficulties due to loss of income and medical expenses. You many have heard of a lawsuit cash advance, but don’t really know what it is. Before applying for lawsuit funding, let’s take a “sneak peek” to see if it is right for you.
Read [ Sneak Peek of the Lawsuit Funding Process
February 12, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Houston, TX Last July Rothanie went to the ER, doubled over in pain. She had an appendectomy and spent a total of two days in the hospital. Rothanie is now facing bankruptcy due to hospital bills totaling more $53,000, including thousands of dollars in emergency room overcharges.
Read [ Victim: “Get an Attorney before ER Overcharges Bankrupt You”
February 11, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
• A data breach can occur in a number of ways. Mainly computer hackers and computer theft allow unlawful access to customer information, which often results in personal information being sold illicitly, followed by data breach lawsuits. For instance, the stolen Target customer data immediately resulted in Target credit card attack lawsuits. Another massive data violation occurred when Adobe Systems was hacked.
Read [ Following Suit: Data Breach Updates
February 11, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Eden Prairie, MN The right for a company to market its products and services through advertising and other legitimate means is far removed from the practices undertaken by some companies to take unfair advantage of information and other data at their disposal. To that end, a Fingerhut Robocalling Class Action Lawsuit has been launched by disgruntled plaintiffs unhappy with alleged automated and unwelcome calls placed to their homes.
Read [ Plaintiff Has Had His Fill of Unwanted Fingerhut Telephone Calls
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