Investigations

Girard Sharp lawyers investigate potential violations of state and federal law on behalf of plaintiffs, often in parallel with investigations and enforcement actions conducted by federal regulators and state attorneys general. These cases are currently under investigation by Girard Sharp lawyers.

  • 11.14.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and federal law by Conagra in connection with its October 2018 acquisition of Pinnacle Foods. The investigation centers on potential misrepresentations and omissions by Conagra concerning the strength of several of Pinnacle’s brands. The transaction was valued at approximately $10.9 billion.

  • 11.13.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and federal law by WeWork and its prime investor, Japan’s SoftBank, following the recent buyout of ousted CEO Adam Neumann, and the cancellation of WeWork’s IPO. According to reports, the failed IPO caused WeWork to sustain a significant drop in value.

  • 10.03.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims stemming from recent reports that JUUL has violated federal law by marketing tobacco products to minors and manipulating their nicotine products to maximize addiction.

  • 09.27.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports regarding a freezer malfunction at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The malfunction allegedly destroyed stored blood stem cells for 56 patients, some of whom are fighting cancer. If you or a member of your family has been affected by the reported freezer malfunction, you may have a claim for relief.

  • 08.28.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Maxar Technologies may have violated state and federal law by making false and misleading statements regarding the company’s business, operational and compliance policies.

    Maxar is alleged to have improperly inflated the value of its intangible assets, among other accounting improprieties.

  • 08.19.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that certain Allergan BIOCELL© breast implants may cause anaplastic large cell lymphoma (“BIA-ALCL”), a cancer of the immune system.

    The FDA sought a worldwide recall of BIOCELL© implants in July 2019.

  • 08.12.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating allegations that DXC Technology Corporation may have violated federal law by making false and misleading statements and omissions about the purported success of its “strategic roadmap” after it merged with Computer Sciences Corporation. If you are a current or former shareholder of DXC Technology Corporation (NYSE Ticker: DXC), you may be entitled to compensation.

  • 08.08.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims of a global conspiracy among manufacturers to fix prices of and allocate market shares for a key hard disk drive (HDD) component. If you purchased a hard disk drive in the United States between May 2008 through April 2016, you may have a claim for relief.

  • 08.07.2019

    Our investment fraud lawyers are investigating potential legal claims arising from recent reports that Care.com failed to conduct background checks on prospective caregivers, including some who reportedly had police records for crimes committed against people in their care.

  • 07.26.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that consumers have received unsolicited text messages from retailers who use the Square Reader, a device—usually white—attached to smartphones or tablets that customers run their credit cards through during the checkout process.

  • 07.24.2019

    Our investment fraud lawyers are investigating potential legal claims arising from recent reports that CannTrust Holdings may have operated a cannabis facility without proper licensure. On news of the licensing issues and government scrutiny, the trading price of CannTrust’s stock (NYSE Ticker: CTST) declined substantially.

  • 07.08.2019

    Our securities attorneys are investigating potential commodities market manipulation claims on behalf of purchasers or sellers of NYMEX platinum or palladium futures contracts and/or COMEX silver or gold futures contracts, or any options on those futures contracts.

  • 06.28.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that certain providers of Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) policies, such as Pacific Life Insurance Co. and Lincoln Financial Group, are allegedly misleading customers with unrealistically high cash-value projections in policy illustrations.

  • 06.25.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. used an automatic system to send unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages to non-customers, even after they had asked AmeriSave to stop.  These calls and texts may violate federal law.

  • 06.11.2019

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating potential claims on behalf of women who were treated by UCLA gynecologist Dr. James Heaps. Heaps is charged with sexual battery and exploitation of patients while working as a staff gynecologist at UCLA—a position he held for almost thirty years.

  • 06.03.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that DirecTV used an automatic telephone dialing system to repeatedly place telemarketing calls to cell phones, even after they asked DirecTV to stop calling them. These calls may violate federal law.

  • 05.25.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims on behalf of consumers who did business with title insurance company First American Financial Corporation relating to a reported data breach. 

  • 05.08.2019

    Girard Sharp has filed a complaint following reports that Intuit Inc., the maker of TurboTax, is alleged to have deliberately undermined public access to a free online tax filing program required by the IRS.

  • 04.23.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that more than 12 million vehicles manufactured by different car companies may have been equipped with malfunctioning air bag controls, including vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler between 2010 and 2019.

  • 04.02.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and/or federal law in connection with WABCO Holdings’ proposed sale to ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

  • 03.28.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of debt collection companies auto-dialing consumers and sending prerecorded phone messages, or “robocalls,” to personal cell phones without the consent of the called parties.

  • 03.19.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Allstate, or its calling agent, sends prerecorded phone advertisements, or “robocalls,” to personal cell phones without the consent of the called parties.

  • 03.18.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that Fiat Chrysler sold vehicles in violation of emissions regulations, prompting a mandatory recall in California.

  • 03.07.2019

    Our investment fraud lawyers are investigating potential legal claims arising out of reports that GPB Capital Holdings may have released inaccurate and misleading financial reports and otherwise misled investors in certain of its private funds.

  • 03.04.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that Premier Financial Alliance and similar companies have been carrying out an unlawful pyramid scheme involving the sale of universal life insurance policies issued by National Life Group.

  • 03.01.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims stemming from recent reports that TikTok (formerly Musical.ly) violated the privacy and safety rights of minors, including users under the age of 13.

  • 02.28.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Adobe sends prerecorded phone messages, or “robocalls,” to personal cell phones without the consent of the called parties.

  • 02.27.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that Fidelity Investments is pocketing tens of millions of dollars per year at the expense of its retirement-plan clients by charging them hidden fees that may violate federal law.

  • 02.27.2019

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Adobe sends prerecorded phone messages, or “robocalls,” to personal cell phones without the consent of the called parties.

  • 02.22.2019

    Our consumer finance lawyers are investigating California mortgage lenders for their administration of mortgage escrow accounts and if they have avoided paying interest on them, which is in violation of state law.

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