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The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws

May 20, 2015 — Tycko & Zavareei LLP partner Jonathan Tycko was one of the featured panel members today on a webcast titled “The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws.”  Mr. Tycko spoke about how whistleblowers with information about importers evading customs duties can help the government enforce the […]

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The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and Tycko & Zavareei LLP File Class Action Against USA Discounters for Unconscionable Sales Practices and Usury

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A patron of the retail chain USA Discounters, now known as USA Living, filed a class action lawsuit this week in District of Columbia Superior Court alleging that the company’s high-interest loans on high-cost furniture and electronics violate usury laws and laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive sales practices. USA […]

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Target Can’t Kick Wet Wipe Class Action Over Clogged Pipes

Law360, New York (February 11, 2015, 1:45 PM ET) — An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday trimmed but refused to gut a class action accusing Target Corp. of marketing and selling flushable wet wipes that clog septic systems, finding that although three of the suit’s common law claims fail, a slew of other product liability-related […]

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Tycko & Zavareei LLP Scores Victory on Behalf of Olive Oil Consumers

February 4, 2015- Washington, DC – Tycko & Zavareei LLP has scored a significant victory on behalf of nationwide and California classes of purchasers of Filippo Berio brand olive oils. On February 3, 2015, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss in Kumar […]

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Agreement Ends APAPO Practice Assessment Dispute

January 28, 2015- Washington, DC – The American Psychological Association (APA) and four plaintiffs represented by the law firms of Tycko and Zavareei LLP and Wexler Wallace LLP have reached an agreement to settle their dispute about the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) practice assessment.  The settlement establishes a $9.02 million settlement fund to […]

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Stop Spamming Us, Class Tells Uber

January 2, 2015 – Uber bombards people with spam text messages to cellphones to try to recruit them as drivers, a class action claims in Federal Court.  Four named plaintiffs from three states, from Oregon to New Hampshire, claim Uber violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and invades their privacy on a massive scale. [Read […]

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Lawsuit Claims Uber Pesters Consumers with Spam Texts

January 2, 2015 – James Lathrop used to look forward to getting text messages — until Uber got his cellphone number. The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company has allegedly bombarded him with at least 19 texts in the past two months, urging him to sign up as a driver. [Read More]

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