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Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Welspun India, Ltd.
November 22, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating claims that under the labels Better Homes and Gardens and Canopy, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) sold bed linens made by Welspun India, Ltd. (“Welspun”) as  “100% Egyptian Cotton.” Customers often seek out and pay a larger premium for Egyptian cotton because it is high quality. 

 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Claims Against Niantic, Inc., the Pokémon Company
October 25, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims against Niantic, Inc. (“Niantic”), The Pokémon Company (Pokémon Co.”), and Nintendo Co. Ltd. (“Nintendo”). Earlier this year, the immensely popular Pokémon Go smart phone game was released. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game, where players find and “catch” Pokémon in their real environment, using the GPS, camera, and gyroscope features on users’ mobile phones. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates MyFord Touch
October 17, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch touchscreen systems may be defective. Some customers have claimed that the systems may crash, freeze, fail to respond to voice and touch commands, as well as providing inaccurate GPS information and unable to connect to mobile phones and iPods. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates “All Natural” Claims Against Beanfields
October 06, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims that Beanfields Snacks Corporation (Beanfields) has engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices. Many customers counted on Beanfields’ claim the products are “All Natural” and it is alleged that Beanfields actually uses multiple synthetic ingredients such as lactic acid, citric acid, and maltodrextrin.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates ITT Tech
October 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating the closure of ITT Technical Institute , a for-profit university. ITT Tech just lost its federal funding and its accreditation.  Many students have been left in the lurch because of the school’s closing. Students may have suffered financial damage from paying for a degree that has no value , or paying for credits that they have been unable to transfer. Students may have also taken out loans that they are unable to discharge.

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates SiriusXM Lifetime Subscriptions
October 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating claims that Sirius XM misleadingly promised Lifetime subscriptions to its satellite radio service. Some customers may have purchased lifetime subscriptions at high upfront prices, with the understanding that they would be able to access the service continually. Now, Sirius XM is allegedly not honoring lifetime subscription it sold to its early customers without conditions. 

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Wells Fargo on Behalf of Shareholders
September 30, 2016

Wells Fargo & Company disclosed on September 7, 2016, that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had fined the company $100 million for secretly opening over 2 million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts since 2011 in order to meet performance goals.   Wells Fargo’s conduct has also resulted in millions in refunds to affected customers, the initiation of other governmental investigations and sanctions,  lawsuits by former employees alleging they were wrongfully terminated, and securities fraud, class action lawsuits.

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Yahoo Data Breach
September 26, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating Yahoo after revelations that 500 million users may have been affected by an email hack in 2014. In a statement  on September 22nd, Yahoo said user information, including names, email addresses telephone numbers, birthdates, encrypted password, and, in some cases, security questions were compromised. Your account and email may have been affected by the breach.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates NFL Hall of Fame Game Consumer Misrepresentation
August 11, 2016

On Sunday August 7, the NFL was due to begin its preseason with a game between the Indianopolis colts and the Green Bay Packers. The game was going to take place in Canton, Ohio at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, to line up with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Season ticket holders and other fans from around the country traveled to Canton, Ohio, in order to watch their favorite teams compete. However, the artificial turf that the NFL allowed the game to take place on was not in good enough condition for the game to take place.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Status of Uber drivers in Washington, D.C.
August 02, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating whether Uber driers are being unfairly labeled as independent contractors. If Uber Drivers ought to be labeled as employees instead of independent, as FT is investigating, Uber drivers would gain workplace protections such as overtime and the ability to obtain tips.  

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Emissions Fraud Allegations Against GM
July 07, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating General Motors, the American automaker, which has been hit with a lawsuit that alleges that GM’s Chevy Cruze model uses software to cheat on emissions tests. The issues are similar to the issues found in other automakers vehicles last year.
Finkelstein Thompson Investigates LLP Uber Driver Classification Issues
July 05, 2016

Earlier this year, the ridesharing app, Uber settled a class-action lawsuit in the states of California and Massachusetts. To many drivers' dissatisfaction, the suit did not clearly establish the status of Uber drivers outside of those two states. Finkelstein Thompson is investigating whether Uber drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors, especially Washington, D.C., in order for them to receive appropriate workplace protections, overtime pay, and appropriate tips.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates T. Rowe Price for Charges of Excessive Fees
June 17, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that T. Row Price Group charged $388 million in excess fees. It has been alleged that T. Rowe Price charges higher fees for its well known funds, and lower prices for its subadvised funds, even though the services provided to the two types of funds are substantially similar. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Generic Digoxin or Doxycycline Price Fixing
June 16, 2016

FT is investigating the sky rocketing price increases of many generic drugs. This might be due to collusion by several drug companies. If you have paid unusually large amounts for generic drugs during the last few years, you might have been affected, particularly, if you have paid for some or all of the purchase price of generic digoxin or doxycycline during the period from October 1, 2012 to the present.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Claims Against Uber
May 05, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating a second spate of claims against Uber. In the two weeks since Uber’s $100 million dollar settlement for drivers in California and Massachusetts, several class-action complaints have been filed against the ride-sharing service. 

Quentin A. Roberts
March 29, 2016

Quentin A. Roberts joins Finkelstein Thompson as an associate. 

 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of the Fresh Market
March 18, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of the Fresh Market (“TFM” or Corporation”) (NasdaqGS: TFM) concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Apollo Global Management, LLC. (NYSE: APO). Under the terms of the proposal, TFM shareholders will receive $28.50 for each share of TFM’s common stock owned. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Accusations Against Mercedes for Emissions-Cheating Devices
March 01, 2016

Allegations have surfaced that Mercedes-Benz, the German-based car company, installed “defeat devices” in their diesel vehicles that let them ace emissions inspections while otherwise producing pollutants at many times allowed levels. Mercedes marketed certain of its BlueTec diesel vehicles as :“Earth-Friendly” and "the world’s cleanest and most advanced diesel” engines, with “ultra-low emissions, high fuel economy and responsive performance.” 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Allegations Against EOS Lip Balm
January 28, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating claims that the popular EOS lip balm allegedly mislead consumers by advertising its signature lip balm as natural and healthful. However, several customers have displayed adverse symptoms  which dermatologists have found, might be attributable to use of EOS lip balm.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates VTech Data Breach
January 27, 2016

Finkelstein Thompson is conducting an investigation into the recent hacking of childrens’ toys made by VTech. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates The Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System
August 20, 2012

Recently the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") announced a voluntary recall of the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System ("Flushmate III"). The Flushmate III presents a hazard of bursting at or near the vessel weld seam with a force strong enough to shatter the tank. The CPSC has already received 304 reports of the product bursting, resulting in property damage  and 14 impact or laceration injuries.