Investigations

0% Interest Store-Branded Credit Cards Investigation
Did you participate in a 0% interest promotion on a store-branded credit card and were charged an interest fee? Store-brand credit cards offered by retailers are a fairly common practice. It can be hard for customers to resist signing up for one of these store credit cards because of the perks that come with them.  […]
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Airline Ticket Pricing
The cost of flying continues to climb each year as airlines introduce a bevy of new and higher fees. Perhaps the most egregious airline fee, however, is the hidden charge some airlines tack on to domestic flights with a connecting city. These connecting flight charges are difficult to find or are missing entirely from the […]
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Amazon “Subscribe and Save” Investigation
Amazon advertises a “Subscribe and Save” option to its customers. Under this program, consumers who sign up to receive regularly scheduled product deliveries are supposed to receive set discounts (between 5% – 20%) based on the number and type of products shipped each month. But the price Amazon advertises to consumers when they sign up […]
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Apple iPhone Smart Battery Cases
Please contact us if you have purchased an Apple iPhone Smart Battery Case and have experienced problems with it. We have seen reports of consumers experiencing problems with their Apple iPhone Smart Battery Cases either not working properly or causing problems with their Apple iPhones. Some users, for example, have noted that their iPhones are […]
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Aspen Dental Investigation
Complaints against Aspen Dental indicate that the company may be charging patients for excessive or unnecessary products and services. Have you received any treatment from Aspen Dental?  As we investigate the company, we would like to hear about your experience. If you or someone you know has been charged excessive fees by Aspen Dental, please […]
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Automatically Recurring Charges
Please call us if you have been the subject of automatically recurring charges that you did not agree to or that you have had difficulty canceling. California law requires any business making an automatic renewal or continuous offer to a consumer to present such automatic renewal terms in a clear and conspicuous manner, obtain the […]
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Corrective Education Company (CEC) Investigation
Our firm is investigating Corrective Education Company (CEC), a private company that offers an online anti-shoplifting program. CEC may be threatening people who were accused of shoplifting with arrest or prosecution, and using those threats to make people pay hundreds of dollars for the online program. If you or someone you know was accused of […]
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Credit Insurance Investigation
A new class action lawsuit investigation is looking into the potentially illegal sales practices of World Finance, OneMain Financial, and Springleaf which may be selling worthless credit insurance and other insurance products with installment loans. Consumer lawyers are investigating claims that this loan insurance rarely provides any benefit to the consumer, and instead go right […]
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Deceptive Outlet Store Pricing
We are currently investigating the pricing practices of certain “outlet” or “company” stores.  Those stores include department store outlets like Saks OFF 5th and Neiman Marcus Last Call, which are found in “outlet” malls across California. Our initial investigation reveals these stores may be selling “knock-off” clothing that are lower-quality versions of the authentic name […]
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Defective Airbag Investigation
We are investigating the possibility of legal action against the manufacturers of automobiles with potentially dangerous airbags. Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a recall notice for defective airbags in more than 4.7 million vehicles.  Media reports indicate that at least four people have died when the airbags in their cars […]
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Dream Water®, Neuro Sleep®, and Other “Relaxation” Beverages
Tycko & Zavareei LLP is currently investigating purported relaxation drinks that claim to promote healthy, restful sleep.  We have received consumer complaints concerning the efficacy of these products, including Dream Water®, Neuro Sleep®, iChill, Marley’s Mellow Mood, Relax Drank, and ViB (Vacation in a Bottle). Although many of these products claim that their sleep-inducing benefits […]
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Exploding Glass Oven Doors
Tycko & Zavareei LLP is currently investigating complaints from consumers who have experienced their glass oven doors shattering and exploding outward due to no fault of their own.  This is a potential safety hazard that could be caused by a manufacturing defect.  Numerous incident reports about this issue have been filed with the federal Consumer […]
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Freightliner Engine Defect Investigation
Tycko & Zavareei LLP is currently investigating whether the Exhaust After-Treatment Systems in Freightliner/Detroit Diesel engines are defective, causing the engines to lose horsepower and shut down. Consumer complaints have arisen concerning this Exhaust After-Treatment System and initial research has led us to believe that the issue is due to a manufacturer’s defect. Our research […]
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GE Microwave Oven Shattering Glass
Our firm is litigating a class action to remedy violations of federal and state warranty and consumer protection law alleged to have been committed by GE in connection with the company’s manufacture, design, marketing, and sale of certain GE-branded microwave oven models (JVM1540, JEF1095, ZMC1090, and ZMC1095). Plaintiffs allege that these GE microwave ovens (“MWO”) are […]
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Generic Prescription Drugs Investigation
Attention Consumer: Do you purchase generic prescription drugs from CVS, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Food 4 Less, King Sooper’s, Jay C, Ruler Foods, PayLess, Owens’s or City Market?  Do you have a co-pay through insurance or Medicare?  If yes, our firm is investigating allegations that these stores may be charging co-pays on certain drugs that are […]
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Gift Card Investigation
If you’ve purchased a gift card (whether in-store or online) from a retailer, restaurant, travel entity, or elsewhere, you may have wrongly been charged sales tax on your purchase. Of the states that charge sales tax, the majority have laws or regulations on the books stating that sales tax should not be charged on the […]
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Herbal Supplement Pills Investigation
We are currently investigating major retailers for selling herbal supplement pills that do not actually contain the advertised herbs. According to the New York Attorney General, four major retailers could be selling herbal supplements that do not contain any of the herbs found on their labels.  The state’s high attorney determined that GNC, Target, Walgreens, […]
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Hotel Resort Fees
If you’ve traveled in the last several years, you may have been hit with an unexpected “resort fee” tacked on to the hotel bill at the end of your stay. These mandatory (and usually unadvertised) hotel fees are most prevalent in certain vacation destinations such as Hawaii, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, and Southern California, to […]
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Inaccurate Background Checks
Please contact us, by completing the form below, if you were denied or lost a job due to an erroneous background check. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requires companies that run or obtain employment background checks to follow certain procedures to ensure maximum accuracy of such reports or to notify potential employees of their rights with […]
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JobsRadar.com Investigation
Did you provide your telephone number to jobsradar.com during your job search, only to be called frequently by jobsradar.com representatives about furthering your education? Many visitors to jobsradar.com complain that they signed up to receive information about jobs but instead received several calls a day about education programs. Consumers have also complained that jobsradar.com representatives […]
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Kenmore® Dryer Control Panel Defect
Tycko & Zavareei LLP is currently investigating whether Kenmore® Elite dryers contain defective control panels that cause the dryers to stop working due to moisture that gets trapped in the panel. Consumer complaints have arisen concerning these control panels and initial research has led us to believe that the issue is due to a manufacturer’s […]
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Liberty Tax Services Investigation
Have you used Liberty Tax Service to file your income taxes? Liberty Tax Service is a tax preparation and tax filing service with offices located across the country. Consumers have complained that Liberty Tax Service has charged them a preparation fee much higher, sometimes by a few hundred dollars, than what they were initially quoted.  […]
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Military Service Members Deposit Advance Loans
Some of the biggest banks in the country—Wells Fargo, Regions, Fifth Third, and US Bank—offered “deposit advance” products to military servicemembers.  Those “advances” are essentially high interest loans. The federal Military Lending Act (MLA) is meant to protect members of the military from predatory financial practices.  It may bar such “deposit advance” loans to servicemembers.  And […]
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Military Service Members High Interest Payday Loans, Installment Loans, Title Loans
The federal Military Lending Act (MLA) is meant to protect members of the military from predatory financial practices.  It bars certain high interest loans to members of the military.  Unfortunately, many lenders, payday lenders, and title lenders do not abide by its rules.   The federal MLA may also provide you with rights regarding any payday […]
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Mobile Homes Investigation
Are you a mobile home owner? If so, we would like to speak with you! Our firm is investigating Clayton Mobile Homes, 21st Mortgage, Vanderbilt Mortgage, Luv Homes, Oakwood Homes, and Home First. These companies may be using deceptive sales practices and taking advantage of mobile home owners, potentially resulting in foreclosure or other financial […]
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NJ Consumers’ Legal Rights Investigation
Attention:  New Jersey Residents/Consumers: New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) requires that companies and banks provide clear and truthful disclosures about consumers’ legal rights during transactions online or in bank branches. For companies and banks that fail to do so, the law provides for a $100 penalty per violation. Our investigation reveals […]
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On-Call Staffing and/or Scheduling Practices Investigation
We are currently investigating the on-call staffing and/or scheduling practices of certain major retailers.  Those retailers include Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Urban Outfitters, Crocs, Ann Taylor, Loft, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Target, and JC Penney. Our initial investigation reveals that these, and perhaps other retail employers, […]
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Prison Banking
Have you transferred money to a prisoner using JPay or Touchpay? JPay and other prison bankers like Touchpay collect tens of millions of dollars every year from inmates’ families in fees for basic financial services. According to media reports, to make payments, some family members of prisoners forego medical care, skip utility bills and limit […]
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Storage Facility Insurance Investigation
Please contact us if you have purchased insurance in connection with using any of the following storage facilities: •  CubeSmart •  Uncle Bob’s Self Storage •  Public Storage •  Extra Space Storage Allegedly many self-storage facilities may force or mislead consumers into purchasing property insurance offered by the facility. Some storage facilities may also be […]
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Student Loan Discharge Investigation
Attention Student Loan Holders: If you are working to pay back student loans, you need to determine immediately whether you might be legally entitled to a full discharge of those loans and compensation for past payments, with no negative credit reporting. If your student debt is serviced by “American Education Services” or “AES,” contact us […]
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SuccessPath Seminar Investigation
Attention: California Consumer Have you attended a SuccessPath seminar supposedly sponsored by Tarek and Christina El Moussa, stars of the HGTV reality series Flip or Flop? Recent reports suggest that these seminars may be a high-priced scam. If you attended a SuccessPath seminar, and feel the program did not live up to its promises, you may have a […]
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Toll Road Investigation
Does your daily commute involve toll roads? Have you noticed recurring or seemingly unexplainable toll violations on your EZ Pass statement?  Our firm is investigation toll roads owned by private companies looking to exploit consumers for unpaid tolls. Often, these citations accrue even if the individual has linked the EZ Pass account to his or […]
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Unsolicited Telephone Calls Investigation
Every day, consumers nationwide receive unwanted, annoying, and disruptive calls on their cell phones and home phones. These calls attempt to sell insurance or other products, offer free vacations, attempt to collect debt, and promise easy access to credit, just to name a few.  If you’ve received these calls, you may be entitled to significant […]
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USA Discounters
Have you made a purchase from USA Discounters?  We’d like to hear from you.   Consumers have complained that USA Discounters does not properly reveal the true finance charges for items purchased from the store.  Products may include very high markups that conceal high finance charges.   In addition, the consequences for falling behind on a USA […]
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Whistleblower Cases
Government Programs Fraud If you are a whistleblower with information about fraud on the government, then you may be able to bring what is known as a “qui tam” lawsuit under the False Claims Act. A qui tam lawsuit is brought by a private citizen, but in the name of the government. Any company or […]
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World Finance Installment Loans
Have you taken a high-interest installment loan from World Finance or World Acceptance?  We’d like to hear from you.  World’s loans may violate federal and state laws.  In addition, many World Finance installment loans come with “credit insurance.”  But that insurance protect World in the event a consumer can’t pay, it doesn’t protect the consumer.  […]
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