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  • Class Action Complaint Filed Against Pennsylvania Vision Insurer

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Jun-2017

    Three parties have been targeted by a federal class action complaint filed by a group of eye care providers and professionals in the industry. Davis Vision, HVHC, and Highmark Health – the parent company of the group – has been accused within the lawsuit of making independent providers choose a Davis Vision lab when ordering glasses, frames, or lenses. The forced bottlenecking is twice ...
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  • The War Against Consumers & Class Action Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Apr-2017

    Congress is in the middle of debating a bill that would reduce consumer rights while tightening the controls on class-action lawsuits. H.R. 985, the ‘Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017’, favors big business and corporations and makes it increasingly difficult for consumers and victims of corporate fraud and abuse to seek remedies. The bill is being proposed by ...
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  • 1-800 Contacts in Focus for Unfair Competition and Raising Prices

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Dec-2016

    Over the past few years, 1-800 Contact has filed no fewer than 15 lawsuits against its online competitors, claiming violations of competitive keyword advertising practices—while historically engaging in the same practices it sought to suppress. Among the 15 lawsuits, in which 1-800 contacts claimed other online sellers of contact lenses engaged in competitive keyword advertising, thereby ...
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  • Judge Approves $15 Settlement to End Adderall Class Action

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 14-Nov-2016

    Last week, a Florida federal judge approved a settlement of nearly $15 million to end a consumer class action lawsuit against Shire US Inc., who is accused of paying rival drugmakers to delay selling cheaper versions of ADD drug Adderall. This matter has been contentiously litigated over the past three years. The case dates back to April 2013, when consumers in Pennsylvania and Florida first ...
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  • Bank of America Accused of Gouging Ex-Inmates with Card Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Nov-2016

    Attorney Richard Golomb of Philadelphia class action law firm Golomb & Honik, P.C. is lead counsel for a proposed class of thousands of former Arizona inmates accusing Bank of America of charging exorbitant fees to use prepaid debit cards which were issued to them upon their release. The prepaid cards were used to return money to prisoners that was confiscated during their arrest or that they ...
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  • Deceptive Business Practices in Reverse Mortgage Loans

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 6-Nov-2016

    A reverse mortgage loan, also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), is a type of loan which enables older homeowners (62 or older) to withdraw some of the equity in their home. Unlike a traditional home equity loan, HECM borrowers are not required to repay the loan; repayment occurs when the home is sold, or is no longer the borrower's principal residence. Reverse mortgages ...
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  • Credit Card Servicer Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for Deceptive Practices

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Nov-2016

    CardConnect Corp, a credit card service provider, is now facing a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court accusing the company of improperly concealing charges that they later imposed on merchants. Michigan restaurant owner and lead plaintiff Teh Shao Kao alleges that the Pennsylvania-based company manipulated the contracts that merchants were required to sign in order to increase ...
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  • Wells Fargo Loses Arbitration Bids in Overdraft MDL Suits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Oct-2016

    On Monday, a Florida federal judge held that Wells Fargo cannot force unnamed class members into arbitration in five MDLs in which the institution has been accused of charging overdraft fees in a deceptive manner. According to the judge, ordering the classes to arbitrate would be prejudicial since the bank chose to actively litigate the major class actions. According to the judge, “it would ...
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  • JPMorgan Settles Reward Points Class Action for $2M

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Oct-2016

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the bank inappropriately closed an estimated 55,000 credit card accounts, leaving consumers unable to redeem the reward points they had accumulated. The financial institution has been accused of deceptive practices and fraudulent inducement, but according to the filing, the bank maintains ...
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  • Nationstar Mortgage Must Face Putative Class Action Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Aug-2016

    Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. can’t duck a mortgage insurance class action lawsuit alleging that the company refused to terminate private mortgage insurance (PMI) in accordance with consumers’ mortgage agreements. Nationstar is being accused of unjust enrichment and breach of contract. According to U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell, the lead plaintiff’s first amended ...
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  • JP Morgan Chase Sued By Former Inmates Over Excessive Debit Card Fees

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Aug-2016

    JP Morgan Chase & Co. recently agreed to pay $446,822 to thousands of former inmates released from federal prison to settle a class action lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Philadelphia, the bank ripped off consumers by charging excessive fees for services, including a $10 fee to make a withdrawal from a teller window, a $2 fee for using non-network ATMs, ...
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  • J & J and Talc-the Lies, the Truth, and the Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Jul-2016

    The recent Johnson & Johnson (J & J) talcum powder verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs have left many women across the nation anxious and scared. In February, the family of an Alabama woman won their wrongful death claim against J & J. The pharmaceutical giant was ordered to pay the family $72 million – $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages. Just ...
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  • J & J Faces Talc Lawsuit in Canada

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Jul-2016

    Close on the heels of two talcum powder jury verdicts in the United States against the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J & J), a Canadian class action has now been filed against J & J. The issue at hand is the potential link between baby powder with talc used for feminine hygiene and ovarian cancer, particularly in women who have used talcum powder for significant lengths of ...
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  • Xarelto Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL 2592

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 1-Jun-2016

    A hearing held on December 4, 2015 resulted in the Judicial Panel concluding a multi-district litigation was in order to more efficiently take care of the more than 2,800 Xarelto cases that have been filed against Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. MDL consolidation results in faster litigation, as discovery issues are facilitated and conflicting rulings by multiple pre-trial drugs are ...
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  • Sunoco Rewards Card Class Action Approved

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-May-2016

    U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond. Of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has denied Sunoco’s request to compel arbitration in a proposed class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of the company’s fuel rewards card benefits. The judge determined that Sunoco was not contractually entitled to arbitration because, although the cardholder agreement does provide for arbitration, ...
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  • Proposed Rule Would Allow Consumers to Sue Banks

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-May-2016

    For years now, consumers who use practically any type of financial product, including credit cards, have been unable to file a class action lawsuit against those financial institutions. Instead, consumers have been forced to use arbitration to settle any type of alleged misconduct on the part of the financial institution. Arbitration clauses are generally tucked away in the fine print of contracts ...
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  • More Than 600,000 Bottles of ADHD Medication Recalled

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-May-2016

    Although Allergan is selling its generic drug business, Actavis, to Teva, the sale is not yet complete, leaving Allergan on the hook for the recall of more than 600,000 bottles of generic Adderall. The drugs apparently failed impurity level tests, and while the recall was initiated in February, the FDA just classified the recall during the first week of May. The recall of four different dose forms ...
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  • Pennsylvania Judges Deny Appeal in Overdraft Fee Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 2-May-2016

    The state Supreme Court will not review a lower court’s decision to allow a class action lawsuit accusing National Penn Bank of improperly assessing overdraft fees. The Court let stand a ruling that found that an updated bank account agreement without an arbitration clause replaces an earlier agreement that required arbitration. National Penn Bank’s request to compel arbitration was ...
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  • Benicar Bellwether Trials Expected Later This Year

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Apr-2016

    The number of Benicar lawsuits continues to increase, with more than 1,250 as of April, 2016. Allergan plc (who acquired Forest Laboratories in July 2014), and the manufacturer of Benicar, Daiichi Sankyo, are currently defending the lawsuits which have increased significantly since early 2015, when there were only about 70 cases. Daiichi Sankyo is a Japanese pharmaceutical company, which maintains ...
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  • $15M Sought in Adderall Pay-For-Delay Deal

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Apr-2016

    Consumers are seeking approval of a nearly $15 million settlement in a class action against Shire US Inc. As you may recall from our previous blog, Shire has been accused of staving off generic competition by paying rival drug manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Impax Laboratories Inc., to delay selling less expensive versions of Adderall. This pay-for-delay scheme is ...
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  • Is PNC Bank Abusing Loan Servicing Practices?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Apr-2016

    Once again, the practice of questionable fees charged by banks to consumers is under scrutiny. Claiming PNC bank has systematically abused loan-servicing practices, a class action lawsuit has been filed in Kanawha Circuit Court, West Virginia. The case has since been removed to federal court. The case concerns the assessment of “speed pay” fees as well as excessive document request ...
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  • What is the Real Problem with Having Wood Pulp in Our Cheese?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Mar-2016

    Recently, the FDA uncovered clear evidence that many cheese manufacturers were cutting their 100% real Parmesan cheese with wood pulp fillers and cheaper substitutes. The FDA investigation found that Castle Cheese, Inc. used wood pulp or cellulose, along with a mix of cheap cheddar, in its 100% Parmesan cheese. As a result, the President of Castle Cheese is facing hefty fines and even prison time ...
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  • Arbitration Study Shows Consumer Class Actions Deliver Cash Relief to More Consumers Than Individual Arbitration

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Mar-2016

    Anecdotally, it has long been believed that pre-dispute, mandatory arbitration clauses have not serviced the consumer well. These are clauses in which the consumer (1) gives up the right to sue in court; and, (2) gives up the right to participate in a class action. That said, there has also been a dearth of data related to these types of clauses. In 2012, however, under Federal law, the Consumer ...
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  • Insurers Face Junk Fax TCPA Class Action Lawsuit

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 22-Feb-2016

    A putative class action lawsuit was filed against numerous insurers, including Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance. The lawsuit, filed on January 27, 2016 alleged that these insurers violated both federal and New Jersey State junk-fax laws. The plaintiffs claim that they received unsolicited fax advertisements from the Insurers in February 2013. They claim that the fax ...
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  • RICO Action Allowed to Move Forward Against Bank of America

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Feb-2016

    Bank of America, the second largest bank in America, is likely dismayed to find their request for a dismissal of a RICO class action suit has been denied by a federal judge. The banking giant argued the claims by plaintiffs were time-barred due to the 4 year RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) statute of limitations. Bank of America officials claim the statutes had run when ...
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