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Yearly Archives: 2013

DirecTV Improper Grounding Investigation

According to media reports in South Florida, DirecTV and its installers may not be properly “grounding” satellite dishes during installation—creating a major safety hazard. Grounding is intended to prevent the destruction of electrical components, as well as electric shock that can occur from superimposed voltage from lightning other electrical charges. Improperly grounded DirecTV Dishes can acquire a “static build-up,” which can result in shock, and static/shock can travel through a home’s wiring cables and destroy or damage electronic equipment. In addition, if a person touches a dish with a static build-up, a shock can result.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sex Discrimination

Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded in New Orleans in 1965 by Ruth Fertel (1927 – 2002), who is championed by the Company as “a woman who broke the mold.” She is widely viewed as having broken the “glass ceiling” for women in the restaurant industry. Unfortunately, Ms. Fertel’s legacy is now being destroyed by the company’s current leadership.

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Goodman Air Conditioner Class Action Lawsuit

On November 13, 2012, Tycko & Zavareei LLP and Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Goodman Global, Inc. and its affiliates for allegedly selling defective central air conditioning units. The civil action was filed in Kentucky state court on behalf of all consumers in the United States that purchased a central air conditioning unit bearing the trade names Goodman® and Amana® from 2008 to the present.

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Investigation into Wells Fargo Direct Deposit Advance Fees

Tycko & Zavareei is currently investigating the Wells Fargo Direct Deposit Advance program. “Direct Deposit Advance” allows an accountholder to receive a cash advance, which Wells Fargo pays itself back for directly from a consumer’s checking account after the next incoming direct deposit. Wells Fargo charges $1.50 for each $20 cash advance. If you have used this service, please contact our firm immediately. We believe certain fees may have been improperly charged.

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Airline Pricing Investigation

Tycko & Zavareei LLP is investigating the pricing practices of certain American airlines, including Delta, American, and United. Certain consumers may have paid too much for flights involving connecting cities.

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Organic Food Fraud

Do you buy organic food? Have you purchased Newman’s Own Organic, Organic Bistro, or Oskri Organics food products? If so, you may have been deceived into buying food that is not actually certified organic.

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L-Carnitine Dietary Supplements Investigation

Tycko & Zavareei LLP is currently investigating dietary supplements that contain the amino acid L-carnitine. Dietary supplement manufacturers have made various representations regarding the health-related benefits associated with taking L-carnitine, such as improved heart health and metabolism.

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Court Of Appeals Affirms Class Certification In Lawsuit Against Firstmerit Bank Related To Bank’s Unfair And Deceptive Overdraft Fee Practices

LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, October 1, 2013 – The Ohio Court of Appeals largely affirmed the grant of class certification in a case brought by consumers who allege that they were improperly assessed overdraft fees by FirstMerit Bank. The Court of Appeals rejected FirstMerit Bank’s arguments that that trial court had not rigorously analyzed the class […]

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Partner Andrea R. Gold Named “2013 Rising Star” By Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Each year, Super Lawyers honors lawyers “who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Super Lawyers designates “up and coming” lawyers as “Rising Stars.” Rising Star designations—which are given to no more than 2.5 percent of […]

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