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Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Aruba Networks
March 04, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Emulex Corporation
February 27, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ GS: AVGO).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Polypore International, Inc.
February 24, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE: PPO), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Asahi Kasei Corporation (“Asahi Kasei”).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
February 24, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ GS: SLXP), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Lenovo
February 20, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that the computer manufacturing company, Lenovo, has been installing adware onto new consumer PCs since at least mid-2014. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Hyundai Motor America
February 19, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Hyundai has marketed it’s Blue Link Telematics System as a standard feature then notifying owners years later after the purchase of the vehicle that the feature would be permanently disabled unless a fee is paid to renew the subscription.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Nestlé Purina's Beneful Dog Food
February 19, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Nestlé Purina's Beneful Dog Food has killed or extremely sickened thousands of dogs.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
February 13, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: EXPE).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Herbal Supplements
February 10, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that several brands of Herbal Supplements may not contain the active supplement advertised on the bottle.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Hospira Inc.
February 06, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of E2open, Inc.
February 06, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of E2open, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOPN), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Insight Venture Partners.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Recent Anthem Inc. Data Breach
February 05, 2015

Attorney Advertising. Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating the recent Anthem Inc. data breach that has potentially exposed highly sensitive personal information of as many as 80 million health insurance customers.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Office Depot Inc.
February 04, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS)
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Advent Software Inc.
February 04, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Advent Software Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSNC).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Silicon Image Inc.
January 28, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Silicon Image Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Lattice Semiconductor.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Lakes Entertainment, Inc.
January 28, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: LACO), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Golden Gaming, LLC.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of City National Corp.
January 23, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of City National Corp. (NYSE: CYN), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Recent Data Breach at Kmart
January 21, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating a recent data breach that occurred at Kmart. On October 10, 2014, Kmart President and Chief Member Officer, Alasdair James, informed Kmart customers that the store payment data system had been breached.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Bayer’s Flintstones Healthy Brain Support Supplement
January 21, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Bayer’s Flintstones Gummies has falsely advertised the Flintstones Healthy Brain Support supplement as able to “Support Healthy Brain Function.” 
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc.
January 21, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPSP), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Shire PLC (SHPGF).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc.
January 21, 2015

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: MWIV), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC).
Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Chia Crisps
December 23, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating recent allegations that Chia Crisps snacks are primarily made of black beans and not chia seeds.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of PetSmart, Inc.
December 15, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of PetSmart, Inc. (PETM), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by BC Partners.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
December 15, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), concerning the Company's proposed acquisition by Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK).

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Lands' End 'Made in U.S.A' Label
December 09, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Lands' End, an online and catalogue-based clothing company, has falsely claimed their apparel is made domestically.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Mercedes Benz Gasoline Leaks
December 02, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles have defective gasoline tanks that can lead to gasoline vapors entering the passenger cabin and/or gasoline soaking some of the car seats.
The Securities and Exchange Commission Is Probing Brokerages Over Handling of Retail Orders
October 28, 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is probing brokerages over the handling of retail orders.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Alleged Disclosure of Customers' Personal Information by AMC
October 28, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP investigating allegations that AMC Networking Entertainment, LLC and  AMC Networks, Inc. are improperly disclosing customers' personal information to Facebook.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigating Allegations That Several Companies Fixed Capacitor Prices
September 23, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that a number of companies engaged in the unlawful price fixing of capacitor prices. These companies are accused of conspiring to fix the prices of aluminum, tantalum, film and ceramic capacitors for nearly a decade.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Canon Pixma Printer Failures
September 16, 2014

Based on a recently filed complaint, Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that certain Canon Pixma brand printers are rendered totally useless after displaying the error message “U052: Wrong Printhead Error.”

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigating Retailers for Alleged False Advertising of Apparel Prices
September 09, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating retailers Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gap, and Banana Republic for deceptively marketing items at outlet stores to suggest that discounts received by customers are greater than they actually are.   

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigating Oil Consumption Defect in Certain Subaru Vehicles
September 02, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that certain Subaru vehicles consume or burn off excessive amounts of oil that burden customers with expensive repair bills.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigating Allegedly Defective WEN Hair Products That Cause Hair Loss
August 21, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating Guthy-Renker LLC (“Guthy-Renker”) for manufacturing and marketing allegedly defective WEN Cleansing Conditioners that cause significant hair loss.

Actos Developers Hit With $9 Billion Verdict For Hiding Cancer Risks Associated With Drug
April 09, 2014

On April 8, 2014, a jury in the Western District of Louisiana levied a verdict including $9 billion in punitive damages against the developers of Actos.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Currency Conversion Fees Charged By Hertz Corporation
April 01, 2014

Consumers who traveled abroad and rented a car from Hertz Corporation (Hertz) may have been overcharged by the company due to its currency conversion fee.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Second Generation Nest Learning Thermostats
April 01, 2014

Consumers who purchased the Second Generation Nest Learning Thermostat may be experiencing inaccurate thermostat readings due to the thermostat overheating.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Buyout of Beam, Inc.
January 13, 2014

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Beam, Inc., concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Suntory Holdings Limited.

Debt Collection Companies May Be Violating the TCPA in Order to Collect Unpaid Medical Bills
January 09, 2014

There have been a recent number of complaints against medical debt collection companies for telephone calls made to patients for billing purposes.

Potential Relief for California Residents Stuck Paying for Reoccurring Charges or Automatic Renewals
December 16, 2013

Frequently, consumers find themselves paying for reoccurring charges that they have no recollection agreeing to. Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating the rights and potential remedies of California residents paying reoccurring charges.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Biodegradable Plastics in California
November 26, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating the potential deceptive marketing and labeling of plastic products in California as biodegradable.

Supreme Court of Canada Allows Indirect Purchaser Class Actions to Proceed in Landmark Ruling
November 01, 2013

This decision represents a significant victory for Canadian consumers.

Federal Judge Allows Third-Party Payors to Proceed in Avandia Class Actions
October 31, 2013

Representing Plaintiff United Benefit Fund, Finkelstein Thompson LLP greatly contributed to this triumphant decision.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of TMS International Corp. Buyout
August 26, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of TMS International Corp. (“TMS” or “the Company”), concerning the proposed acquisition by The Pritzker Organization, LLC (“Pritzker”).

Finkelstein Thompson Partner Michael G. McLellan Quoted in Reuters Article on US Air-AMR Lawsuit
August 15, 2013

A Reuters article entitled "U.S. judge in airline mega-merger once ran Microsoft case," published August 14, 2013, featured commentary from Finkelstein Thompson partner Michael G. McLellan.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Inteliquent, Inc.
August 08, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Inteliquent, Inc. (“Inteliquent” or “the Company”) related to the Company’s announcement that it would delay its second-quarter earnings call as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Board of Directors’ audit committee into a charge taken last year and its financial forecasting.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Allegations of Lead in Clif Bars
August 06, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating whether consumers who purchased certain types of Clif bars may be entitled to compensation.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Trius Therapeutics, Inc. Buyout
July 31, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Trius Therapeutics, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Buyout
July 31, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Saks, Inc. Buyout
July 29, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Saks, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company.

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Allegations of Price Fixing of Korean Noodles
July 26, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating whether consumers that purchased Korean noodles may be entitled to compensation.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Essentia Natural Memory Foam Mattresses
July 26, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating whether consumers that purchased Essentia mattresses may be entitled to compensation.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of CapitalSource, Inc. Buyout
July 23, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of CapitalSource, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by PacWest Bancorp.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is Investigating Starion Energy, Inc.
July 18, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that Starion Energy, Inc. (“Starion”) and other alternative energy suppliers may have engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in marketing electricity services to District of Columbia residents.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of SHFL entertainment, Inc. Buyout
July 16, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of SHFL entertainment, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by Bally Technologies, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. Buyout
July 09, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by The Kroger Company.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. Buyout
July 01, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by Kohlberg & Company.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
June 25, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA).  If you are interested in discussing your rights as a Vanda shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Uroplasty, Inc.
June 18, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Uroplasty, Inc. (NYSE: UPI).  If you are interested in discussing your rights as a UPI shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates 'No MSG' and 'No MSG Added' Claims of Food Products
June 18, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is continuing its ongoing investigation into food products that claim to have ‘No MSG’, ‘No MSG Added’, or ‘Contains No MSG’, but allegedly contain ingredients with high amounts of Glutamic Acid or Glutamate, the main component of Monosodium Glutamate, commonly known as MSG.     

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Dynavax Technologies Corp.
June 13, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Dynavax Technologies Corp. (NYSE: DVAX). If you are interested in discussing your rights as a Dynavax shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Spam Text Messages
June 10, 2013

Are you receiving text messages on your cell phone from businesses that you did not give permission to text you?

 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of ExactTarget, Inc. Buyout
June 05, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of ExactTarget, Inc., concerning the proposed acquisition by salesforce.com, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Ticketmaster Event Ticket Insurance by Allianz
May 22, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson is continuing its ongoing investigation into consumer complaints about charges for 'Event Ticket Insurance' or 'Event Ticket Protection' by Allianz Global Assistance, formerly known as Mondial Assistance, even though the consumer did not purchase the coverage. The event tickets are usually purchased on Ticketmaster.com, or similar ticket-selling websites.

Finkelstein Thompson Investigates Volkswagen 2005-06 Jettas
May 16, 2013

A class action has been filed alleging that Volkswagen 2005-06 Jettas have defective door wiring harnesses, affecting the driver's side door, windows, locks, mirrors, fuel door and trunk release. If you had or currently have a Volkswagen 2005-06 Jetta and would like to discuss the investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson at 202.337.8000 email us at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates TheLadders.com, Inc
May 14, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that prior to September 2011, TheLadders.com, Inc., operating the job search website www.TheLadders.com deceptively advertised that in exchange for a monthly or yearly subscription fee for a premium account, job seekers would have access to all positions on its website which were "hand-selected," "pre-screened" and paid an annual salary of $100,000 or more. 

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Pilot Flying J
May 07, 2013

Recently the FBI and IRS launched an investigation into potential billing fraud by the Pilot Flying J line of travel center/gas stations. In a 120-page affidavit supporting a search warrant for the Pilot Flying J corporate headquarters, there are allegations that Pilot Flying J employees withheld thousands of dollars in rebates owed to their shipping company customers. Finkelstein Thompson is investigating what remedies are available to the Pilot Flying J customers that may have been victimized by the alleged wrongdoing.

Diabetes Medications Byetta and Januvia Linked to Cancer
May 06, 2013

Recent studies have been published that link Type-2 diabetes medications such as Byetta and Januvia, known as incretin mimetics, to pancreatic cancer. The study, conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles, tested twenty individuals with diabetes and showed a 40 percent increase in pancreatic cell growth. The same study found that cell damage in the people treated with the type of therapy provided from Byetta and Januvia had the potential to evolve into cancer. Patients using Byetta and Januvia have also developed thyroid cancer and pancreatitis.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Lead in Candied Ginger and Plum Products
May 06, 2013

Recently the Attorney General of California initiated a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Target Corp., and other food retailers, claiming that candied ginger and plum products sold by the retailers were not properly labeled to inform consumers of the lead content in the products. Lead has been identified by the State of California to be harmful to male and female reproductive systems. Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating what remedies are available to consumers that purchased the candied ginger and plum products from the retailers.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates LivingSocial Data Breach
May 02, 2013

According to news reports, the deal-of-the-day website LivingSocial has suffered a massive security breach by unknown hackers that has potentially compromised 50 million LivingSocial accounts. Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential consumer remedies for those LivingSocial customers whose information may have been compromised.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Allianz Travel Insurance
April 24, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson is continuing its ongoing investigation into recent complaints about Allianz Travel Insurance and Allianz Global Assistance Travel Insurance.  According to complaints, Allianz may be unfairly and unlawfully denying consumers travel insurance claims based on exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions without adequate disclosures of such restrictions.

Graco Car Seats Investigated by Safety Agency
April 17, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating allegations that Graco car seats equipped with a "QT Buckle" may be defective in that the QT Buckle may require "excessive force" in order to unlatch. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been sifting through complaints regarding Graco car seats from 2009 through 2011. Numerous consumers have reported that they have had to struggle excessively to unlatch the buckle or, in some circumstances, that they have had to resort to cutting the seat belt in order to remove the child from the car seat. According to allegations made, the alleged defective buckles could prove to be seriously problematic in the event of an emergency that requires the rapid removal of a child from the car.

Finkelstein Thompson Consumer Alert
April 15, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is currently representing a consumer, on behalf of a class of purchasers, in a lawsuit against the ONE World Company regarding their coconut water, including both their plain and flavored Splash line of coconut waters.  The Plaintiff alleges that Defendant illegally and  deceptively advertised their coconut water products as being a "good source of electrolytes", when they are only a good source of one electrolyte. We are interested in interviewing consumers who have purchased any of ONE World's coconut water products from 2010 until 2012. If you have purchased any of ONE World's coconut water products including the plain coconut, Splash Mango, Splash Pink Guava, or Splash Pineapple and wish to discuss your rights, please contact Caitlyn Finley, an attorney in our San Francisco office, toll free at (877) 800-1450.

Hertz Car Rental Service Allegedly Overcharging Consumers
April 09, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP ("FT") is investigating allegations that car rental companies are overcharging sales tax to consumers. These companies often readily provide consumers with promotional discounts and coupons in order to remain competitive. In most states, the sales tax charged should be computed based off of the car rental sub-total after applying the discount or coupon. According to recent consumer complaints, The Hertz Corporation ("Hertz") inappropriately overcharges consumers sales tax based on the total rental price. The amount of the overcharge depends on the rental rate. For example, a consumer may be charged $50 in sales tax when they should have only been charged $14.

Mercedes E-Class Fuel Tank Issues Under Investigation
March 26, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating allegations that 2003-2009 Mercedes E-Class sedans may suffer from a substantial issue with the fuel tank that can allow fumes to enter the driver's compartment or fuel to leak. According to documents posted online by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration who has opened an investigation into the 2003-2006 Mercedes E55 AMG, the NHTSA is investigating reports that these cars may have defective tanks that allow fumes to seep into the cabin and/or liquid fuel to leak onto the ground.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potential Claims by Tech Data Corporation Shareholders
March 22, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), whose share price declined after it disclosed its intent to restate some or all of its financial statements for 2011, 2012, and 2013.  If you are interested in discussing your rights as a Tech Data shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Apple MacBook Pro Retina Display Problems
March 19, 2013

Apple MacBook Pro laptop computers are reportedly experiencing image persistence or "ghosting" problems on their retina display screens.  Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential consumer remedies for owners of Apple MacBook Pros experiencing the "ghosting" problems.

Alleged Safety Defect in 2011-2012 Ford F-150 Trucks
March 18, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating allegations that Ford F-150 trucks for the 2011 and 2012 model years may have a design defect which can cause the vehicles to shake, shudder, and potentially lose power in certain situations. According to reports online, the defect is potentially related to the Charge Air Cooler and may present a safety hazard. Additionally, sources indicate that while the manufacturer has issued a technical service bulletin to dealers acknowledging the manufacturing and/or design defect, it has not recalled the vehicles or offered to reimburse owners' costs incurred diagnosing and repairing the defect. Finkelstein Thompson is interested in speaking to consumers who have purchased a 2011 or 2012 Ford F-150 truck regarding the alleged defect. If you have purchased this product and wish to discuss this matter, please contact Finkelstein Thompson at 202-337-8000 or contact Finkelstein Thompson at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Smart Balance's "Fat Free” Milk May Actually Contain High Fat Content
March 11, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson is investigating whether Smart Balance, Inc.'s "Fat Free" milk product actually contains undisclosed fat. Smart Balance, Inc. began marketing "Fat Free" enhanced milks starting in 2008 that may contain 1 gram of fat per serving and 8 grams of fat per container. 1 gram of fat per serving is double the legal limit of 0.5 grams of fat per serving that a food is permitted to contain while carrying a "fat free" label.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp.
March 08, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: AACC), concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Encore Capital Group, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders would receive $6.50 per share in cash. The total value of the transaction is approximately $200 million.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Newport Bancorp, Inc.
March 08, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Newport Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFSB), concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by SI Financial Group, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders would receive $17.55 per share in cash or 1.5129 shares of SI Financial Group common stock for every Newport share they own, subject to proration procedures so that 50 percent of the outstanding shares of Company common stock is converted into SI Financial common stock and the balance is converted into the cash consideration. The total value of the transaction is approximately $61.3 million.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Impax Laboratories, Inc.
March 08, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of the drug manufacturer Impax Laboraties, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL).  If you are interested in discussing your rights as an Impax shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .   

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Hot Topic, Inc.
March 08, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Hot Topic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTT), concerning the proposed acquisition by Sycamore Partners . Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders would receive $14.00 per share in cash. The total value of the transaction is approximately $600M.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of First Financial Holdings, Inc.
February 21, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFCH), concerning the proposed acquisition by SCBT Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SCBT). Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders would receive 0.4237 shares of SCBT common stock for every share of First Financial they own, a current value of approximately $18.52 per share. The deal is valued at $302.4 million in the aggregate.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Office Max
February 21, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Office Max Incorporated, (NASDAQ: OMX), concerning the proposed acquisition by Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP). Under the terms of the transaction, Office Max shareholders would receive 2.69 shares of Office Depot stock for every share of Office Max they own, a current value of approximately $11.24 per share. The total value of the transaction is about $1.2 billion.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Products Endorsed by Lance Armstrong
February 12, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating the rights of consumers that have purchased products endorsed by Lance Armstrong. FT is interested in hearing from consumers who purchased products from any time in his cycling career, to his January 17, 2013 public confession of doping to Oprah Winfrey.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Best Buy's $50 Coupon
February 06, 2013

FT is investigating a recent $50 coupon deal offered by Best Buy.  The "$50 dollar Master Card Bonus- Save $50 When you Spend $100 In-Store and Pay With Any Master Card Promotional Offer" was originally valid for an entire week and with relatively few exclusions. Complaints written about the company say that early during the promotional period, and without notification to the consumers who received the original coupon, Best Buy issued a revised coupon with more restrictions and shortened the coupon's validity from one week to one day. Several consumers have complained that even after picking out items not excluded by the revised coupon, they were denied use of the coupon at the register.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of BioClinica, Inc.
February 06, 2013

Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of BioClinica, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOC), concerning the proposed acquisition by JLL Partners, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, BioClinica shareholders would receive $7.25 per share in cash in a tender offer worth approximately $124 million.

Credit Cards Potentially Adding “Checkout Fees”
January 17, 2013

Starting January 27, some retailers could begin to impose "checkout fees" on credit card transactions, Consumer Action warns.

"We're not sure whether retailers are going to charge these fees", said Ruth Susswein, deputy director of national priorities at Consumer Action in Washington, D.C. "They may not for competitive reasons. Some of it will depend on whether the other guy does it."

Although these so called "checkout fees" are already banned in 10 states, including California, Florida and New York, Consumer Action is stressing to consumers who encounter this fee to voice their displeasure with the practice, which may persuade merchants to drop them. It is important to note that checkout fees don't apply to debit card transactions, whose swipe fees were reduced by the federal government in 2011.

Retailers won the right to charge the checkout fees after a settlement was reached between Visa, Mastercard and big banks in the summer of 2012. The settlement allowed retailers to reclaim the fees that they are charged to process credit card transactions, which typically range between 1.5 to 3 percent of the cost of the purchased item. To avoid blindsiding customers, merchants who impose checkout fees must disclose the surcharge at store entrances, at the register and on customer receipts. Online businesses must put a notice on their homepage.

Although the checkout fees have been legally approved, some major retailers are unhappy with the idea of checkout fees, claiming that it encourages anti-competitive, antitrust behavior, and turns many consumers off.

Congress Passes Bill Giving CFPB Authority to Enforce Military Lending Act
January 02, 2013

The Military Lending Act (MLA), part of the National Defense Authorization Act that covers payday loans, vehicle title loans, and tax refund anticipation loans for military members and their dependants, is set to undergo changes following Senate Approval of the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. The MLA currently imposes a 36% rate cap on tax refund loans and certain payday and auto title loans made to active duty armed forces members and their dependants, and prohibits certain terms in such loans.

$43 million settlement reached with Pfizer over alleged unlawful marketing of drugs Zyvox, Lyrica
December 20, 2012

A $42.9 million settlement has been reached with Pfizer Inc over allegations that Pfizer falsely advertised its Zyvox antibiotic as better than vancomycin, in defiance of FDA warnings, and illegally pushed Lyrica for off-label uses. Thirty three states sued Pfizer concerning the company's claims that Zyvox is a superior medication to vancomycin, an antibiotic used by physicians for decades, without scientific evidence to back up that claim and without disclosing critical safety information for patients. Pfizer was also accused of promoting "off-label uses" for its seizure medication Lyrica, uses that allegedly have not been approved by the FDA.

Plavix
December 18, 2012

Plavix is a prescription drug for patients who have recently suffered a heart attack, stroke, or who have been diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (poor circulation in the legs). Use of Plavix is indicated to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. Plavix can be used  in combination with aspirin to treat patients hospitalized with heart-related chest pain or heart attack.

FTC Teams Up with CFPB to Enforce Regulation N
December 12, 2012

In its most recent attempt to protect consumer interests, the FTC has sent a fresh round of warning letters to real estate agents, home builders, and lead generators who may be violating the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Partners with Health Canada on Toy Safety
December 11, 2012

During discussions attributed to the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, staff from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) stressed their commitment to the highest possible standards in the development and safety of children's toys.

Epoch Holding Corporation- Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potentially Unfair Merger Price
December 10, 2012

Shareholders of Epoch Holding Corporation. (NASDAQ: EPHC), may have potential claims concerning the proposed acquisition by TD Bank Group. Under the terms of the transaction, shareholders would receive $28.00 per share in cash, a 27.9% premium based on their pre-announcement closing price of $21.89. The total value of the transaction is approximately $668 million. At least one analyst has set a target price of $50.00 for Epoch's shares.

CA Commissioner Tests Nationwide Security After Recent Data Breach
December 04, 2012

The California Insurance Commissioner is launching an investigation into Nationwide’s cyber security systems after Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. issued a press release stating that their October 3, 2012 data breach compromised the information of roughly one million individuals.

Avon Products, Inc. Alleged Deceptive Marketing Practices
November 29, 2012

FT is investigating that certain Avon Products contain "false and misleading" marketing information; namely Avon's ANEW Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector, ANEW Reversalist Night Renewal Cream, ANEW Reversalist Renewal Serum, and ANEW Clinical Thermafirm Face Lifting Cream. Specifically, FT is investigating claims that Avon allegedly used aggressive marketing to deceive consumers into believing that these products were bottled as the "fountain of youth", that their creams and serums boost collagen, and that their anti-aging products are "superior" to others and have undergone numerous scientific and clinical studies, when in fact no such research has proven their superiority.

Report: Most Banks Limit Consumer Options for Dispute Resolution in Checking Accounts
November 29, 2012

The Pew Group, in conjunction with their Safe Checking in the Electronic Age Project, has released a report that examines the "dispute resolution" sections in consumer contracts for 100 major financial institutions. Pew’s findings revealed that about 64% of the contracts enforced mandatory arbitration, banned class actions, and placed major restrictions on potential damages. Other significant findings were:

Obama Signs Law Enhancing Whistleblower Protection
November 28, 2012

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, President Obama signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act into law. The new law effectively strengthens and expands legal protection for federal employees who blow the whistle on government fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct.

CFPB Supervisory Report on Consumer Financial Law Compliance
November 28, 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its first supervisory report which highlights numerous types of violations by consumer lenders.

FDA Investigates 5-Hour Energy
November 20, 2012

Although it is frequently advertised as the safer energy alternative to drinks like Red-Bull and Monster, 5-Hour Energy has stumbled into the crosshairs of the FDA this week, after thirteen death reports surfaced linking back to the dietary supplement.