Goldman Scarlato & Penny Investigating MIE Data Breach

Goldman Scarlato & Penny has filed a complaint in the Northern District of Indiana on behalf of all persons and entities whose private information was compromised as a result of a data breach announced by Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (“MIE”) on June 10, 2015. MIE is an information and technology company specializing in custom solutions… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny Investigating OPM Data Breach

GSP, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of all persons, including federal employees, whose private information was compromised as a result of the data breaches announced by the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) on June 4, 2015 and July 9, 2015. On June 4, 2015, the OPM announced that it would notify approximately… Read more »

AT&T Fined for Throttling Mobile Customers’ Internet Speed

And Why Arbitration Clauses are Preventing Customers from Doing Anything about It Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accused AT&T Mobility of a practice known as “throttling” – severely reducing data speeds after a customer reaches a certain limit on data usage in a single billing period, even though a customer purchased an “unlimited”… Read more »

Had Enough of Those Telemarketing Calls & Spam Texts?

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM AS NEW FCC RULINGS STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS    On June 18, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a package of rulings designed to protect consumers against unwanted robocalls, spam texts, and telemarketing calls.  Through the rulings, the FCC affirmed consumers’ rights to control the calls they receive and… Read more »

GOLDMAN SCARLATO & PENNY, P.C. Investigates IRS Data Breach

GSP, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of taxpayers in connection with the recent announcement that personal data of approximately 104,000 taxpayers has been stolen via the IRS “Get Transcript” online system. Get Transcript allows a taxpayer to use the IRS website to download tax forms that the taxpayers might need for other… Read more »

The Time Has Come to Do Away with the Doctrine of Ascertainabilty in Class Actions

Last week, the New Jersey Appellate Division veered from the doctrine of ascertainability, a requirement established by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 that added a new, judicially created hurdle to granting class certification in class actions. The doctrine of ascertainability requires plaintiffs, typically consumers, to show at the class certification phase of… Read more »

You May Be Victim of a Data Breach, but Do You Have a Right to Sue?

Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Standing Issue With the recent massive data breaches at health insurance companies Premera Blue Cross and Anthem, Inc., many victims find themselves asking questions such as, “Have I actually been harmed?”, or “How long do I have to wait to see if the theft of my personal information will… Read more »

Premera Data Breach Coincides With Fraudulent Tax Return Filings Nationwide

In March 2015, health insurer Premera Blue Cross reported a data breach that exposed the data of 11 million customers and employees.  The Premera data breach announcement followed shortly on the heels of a February announcement by Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in the country, that its database containing personal information for almost… Read more »

Class Actions Fight Back Against Deceptive Automatic Renewal Practices  

In the age of the internet, online delivery of goods or services has paved the way to immeasurable convenience. Almost anything can be ordered online and accessed immediately or delivered to your doorstep.  However, online shopping also opened the door to numerous and creative ways to harm consumers.  One of those is deceptive automatic renewals…. Read more »

Herbal Supplements of Major Retailers Removed from Shelves

NY Attorney General Targets Four Retailers and is Investigating More In February 2015, New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, forced the removal of several herbal supplements from the shelves of four major retailers.  According to the Attorney General, testing of seven herbal supplements sold by GNC, Target, Walgreen and Walmart revealed that the products… Read more »