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FTC Lawsuit Against Match for Shady Subscription & Other Business Practices Brings a Number of Corporate Practices into Question

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was suing the Match Group for issues related to fraudulent business practices and consumer fraud and protection. The Match Group is the owner of most of the notorious dating apps; not just including Match, but also Hinge, OkCupid, PlentyofFish, Tinder. According to the… Read More »

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Injunctive Relief in Consumer Fraud Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumers have long been able to sue for damages in connection with consumer fraud, but what about injunctive relief? Courts have recently issued split decisions on whether you can also force the manufacturer to change a label; in addition to collecting damages. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the consumer who was deceived… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Google Concerning Health Care Privacy

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A new consumer fraud lawsuit has been filed against Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging that healthcare providers failed to protect the privacy of hundreds of thousands of patient medical records. The lawsuit is linked to the companies partnering in research linked to hospital readmissions and, in doing so, allegedly allowing… Read More »

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Walmart Sued for Consumer Fraud Practices

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In June, corporate giant Walmart was sued for consumer fraud; specifically, for selling homeopathic medicines right alongside medicine that had been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The lawsuit alleges that, in doing so, Walmart is engaging in fraud that risks customer health. According to the National Capital Poison Control Center, approximately… Read More »

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Where Consumer Fraud, Protection, & Estate Planning Meet: Protecting Florida’s Elderly Population

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumer fraud committed against the elderly is the “crime of the 21st-century,” especially here in Florida. A number of elderly individuals are taken advantage of every year; completely unbeknownst to their families. According to researchers, one of the biggest challenges in preventing financial exploitation of the elderly has to do with being able to… Read More »

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Rampant Consumer Fraud With Seafood Products Found

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

CBS News recently covered a shocking new consumer fraud investigation involving businesses selling mislabeled seafood. According to the expose, one in five fish samples tested at grocery stores, small markets and restaurants turned out to be mislabeled, possibly due to the U.S. importing (and failing to vigorously track) 90 percent of its seafood from… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud & Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices Payments to Floridians

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In what might be one of the biggest consumer fraud/business litigation cases to date, in late December, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $575 million to resolve unfair/deceptive trade practices and state consumer protection claims, which includes a payment of approximately $28.3 million to Florida. The settlement is linked to Wells Fargo activities involving opening… Read More »

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Data Privacy Abuses Scream Consumer Fraud Abuses as FTC Stands By

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

While evidence of consumer fraud abuse piles up against tech companies, many experts strongly feel that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been too complicit in the process. In particular, while a number of consumer advocates and lawmakers have called for the agency to take action against Facebook, specifically–arguing that it has blatantly violated… Read More »