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2014-07-02 23:08:57

With emphasis on Bitcoin technology and other forms of cybercurrency, Berns Weiss LLP, proudly announces that it has formed a Digital Money Practice Group to ensure that the digital money ecosystem develops with the intent of protecting consumers from the possibility of unfair practices in the financial sector. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Berns Weiss LLP, a nationally recognized class-action law firm, announces the formation of the Digital Money Practice Group. The law firm...

2014-07-01 16:32:30

T-Mobile Was Aware For Years that Charges Were Not Authorized by its Customers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a complaint filed today, the Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA, Inc., with making hundreds of millions of dollars by placing charges on mobile phone bills for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were bogus charges that were never authorized by its customers. The FTC alleges that...

2014-06-30 23:21:53

A U.S. Magistrate Court judge has recommended dismissing NCC Business Services, Inc. v. Lemberg & Associates, LLC, which alleged that Lemberg had violated the law by publishing information about the debt collector on his StopCollector.com website. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With the pending dismissal of a defamation case brought by debt collector NCC Business Services, consumer attorney Sergei Lemberg is hailing a magistrate's ruling as a victory for the First Amendment...

2014-06-03 16:20:26

Settlement Will Discourage 900,000 Affected Consumers From Getting the Money They Are Entitled To and Provide a Windfall for Hyundai and Kia SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class action settlement negotiated by Hyundai and Kia following the companies' 2012 admission that they lowballed fuel economy numbers for over a dozen 2011-2013 vehicles is structured to prevent consumers from collecting the money they are owed and should be rejected, consumer...

2014-05-27 12:36:39

Agency Report Shows Data Brokers Collect and Store Billions of Data Elements Covering Nearly Every U.S. Consumer WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report issued today on the data broker industry, the Federal Trade Commission finds that data brokers operate with a fundamental lack of transparency. The Commission recommends that Congress consider enacting legislation to make data broker practices more visible to consumers and to give consumers greater control over the...

2014-05-19 23:09:37

On behalf of Jodie Cowan, Lemberg Law has filed a class action suit against GE Capital Retail Bank for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by robocalling consumers' cell phones. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 On behalf of Jodie Cowan and other consumers, Sergei Lemberg of Lemberg Law (http://www.LembergLaw.com) has filed a class action lawsuit against GE Capital Retail Bank in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. The complaint alleges, "As part...

2014-05-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at $48.5 billion. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said, "On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that...

Snapchat Reaches Settlement With FTC Over User Agreement Woes
2014-05-09 15:01:25

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snapchat has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a federal complaint alleged that the popular photo messaging service made false promises that photos were being deleted in a timely manner. The FTC complaint alleged that the issue was not in line with what was outlined in the company’s user agreement. According to an FTC statement, the main complaint stems from the fact that photo messages remained stored on...

2014-04-28 08:22:16

CLEVELAND, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenders and auto dealers are warned to expect additional regulatory guidance and enforcement activity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau"), according to an article in the April 15, 2014 edition of the Bloomberg BNA Banking Report. The article - "How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ensnared Auto Dealers" - was authored by a team of professionals at McDonald Hopkins LLC and McDonald Hopkins Government...

2014-04-25 12:24:22

Former Senior Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast to Spearhead Magazine's Editorial Team YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent, non-profit product-testing organization, has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports magazine. In her new role, Ms. Kampinsky will be responsible for overseeing Consumer Reports' flagship publication and working closely with the editorial team to ensure it remains at the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.