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.

  • 01.14.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating claims of a defect in certain Frigidaire refrigerators. Consumers have reported that the refrigerators are defective and may leak as a result of inadequate insulation.

  • 01.12.2022

    Girard Sharp antitrust attorneys are investigating allegations of potential antitrust violations by the National Football League (the “NFL”), professional football teams, and Fanatics Inc. in the online retail market for NFL Licensed Products. The alleged violations may have resulted in artificially high prices, decreased quality, and product scarcity.

  • 01.07.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that certain Toyota vehicles may be defective, resulting in cracked windshields. Potentially affected models include the Toyota Venza, Toyota Camry, and Toyota RAV4.

  • 01.06.2022

    Our investment fraud attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of customers of former J.P. Morgan Securities broker Edward Lawrence Turley. Several clients of Turley have filed claims for relief based on his unsuitable investment recommendation that caused substantial losses. In August 2021, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. terminated Turley for “[l]oss of confidence concerning adherence to firm policies and brokerage order handling requirements.”

  • 01.03.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reported adverse effects of puberty blocking medication on transgender minors who have taken the drugs.

  • 12.30.2021

    Our securities attorneys are investigating allegations of unlawful manipulation of U.S. Treasury futures contracts and options on U.S. Treasury futures contracts by NatWest Markets.

  • 12.16.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in Mercedes vehicles with a 48-volt battery. When the alleged defect manifests, the car battery unexpectedly dies.

  • 12.16.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in VanMoof electric bicycles. Many consumers report that their kick lock engages at random and undesired times, which can leave bikers stranded.

  • 12.10.2021

    Girard Sharp’s Sexual Abuse & Women’s Advocacy lawyers are investigating potential claims on behalf of women who were treated by any of three UCLA physicians that were named in a Special Committee Report released by UCLA in 2020. Our investigation is focused on the following physicians: Dr. Steven Weinstein, Dr. Mark Weissman, and Dr. Edward Wiesmeier.

  • 12.06.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in Ford Escape vehicles which is causing the exterior paint to erode, bubble, or flake.

  • 12.02.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that may have affected patients of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. The breach reportedly involves an unauthorized person gaining access to personal information belonging to patients of the reproductive healthcare provider between October 9, 2021 and October 17, 2021. An investigation took place and confirmed that files were exfiltrated from Planned Parenthood’s network.

  • 12.01.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Natera patients who may have experienced fraudulent billing practices related to the company’s genetic testing services. Patients report being billed thousands of dollars by Natera after it advertised these services as costing no more than $249.

  • 11.23.2021

    Our public protection attorneys are investigating potential securities fraud claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley following reports that they profited off insider knowledge of Archegos Capital Management’s impending collapse by selling shares of Baidu Inc. and Farfetch Ltd.—in which they held large stakes on Archegos’ behalf—before news of its demise came to light. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley may thereby have avoided losses and harmed investors in Baidu Inc. and Farfetch Ltd.

  • 11.22.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of Bank of America account holders falling victim to scammers impersonating bank personnel. The scammers reportedly send bogus “fraud alert” text messages to consumers whose accounts are linked to Zelle’s transfer service. These messages can deceive them into approving unintended transfers of $3,500.

  • 11.15.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that the batteries in certain Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles are overheating, causing the vehicles to stop suddenly while driving. 

  • 11.12.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in Taurus G3C pistols that may cause the gun to fire even with the safety engaged.

  • 11.08.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports on behalf of families with infants diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) that may be linked to the ingestion of certain baby formulas.

  • 10.29.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of current and former students who attended Liberty University, a private Evangelical university in Lynchburg, Virginia, for the reported mishandling of sexual assault reports.

  • 10.22.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of potentially defective Asus motherboards, which Asus is refusing to repair under warranty.

  • 10.19.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that certain Mitsubishi vehicles are jerking, jolting, or hesitating as a result of a possible defect in their continuously variable transmission systems.

  • 10.19.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of US Dollar tether token (USDt) purchasers based on reports that the coin’s promoters have been, and may still be, misleading the public as to the reserves backing the USDt coins.

  • 10.14.2021

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating potential claims on behalf of former patients of Dr. Ricardo Cruciani who experienced abuse while under his care.

  • 10.13.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of shattering sunroofs and moonroofs in certain Honda and Acura vehicles. Potentially affected models include the Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Acura MDX, Acura RDX, and the Acura TLX. These models may have been manufactured with tempered or “safety” glass that is prone to spontaneously shatter.

  • 10.11.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of health insurance policyholders who purchased falsely advertised short-term policies.

    For example, some policies are marketed as providing coverage up to a certain amount in claims, but the policy’s fine print imposes daily coverage limits that can leave the policyholder responsible for paying the remaining cost.

  • 10.06.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of California-based life insurance policyholders and beneficiaries following reports that the life insurance companies have failed to provide policyholders with Designation Notice Requirements and Annual Notice Requirements in violation of California law.

  • 10.05.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of rust developing on 2021 Mazdas. Consumers report that only months after purchasing their 2021 Mazda, their vehicle began rusting in various locations. This problem reportedly may be caused by incorrect paint application and can lead to corrosion.

  • 10.05.2021

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating potential claims following the recent oil pipeline leak that occurred off the coast of Orange County.

  • 10.04.2021

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating potential claims on behalf of employees of the National Women’s Soccer League who have experienced abuse.

  • 09.21.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Facebook knows its social-media platform Instagram causes harm to millions of users, but has failed to take adequate remedial steps in response while publicly downplaying the potential adverse effects of Instagram use.

  • 09.20.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of temperature control and display panel malfunctioning in Thermador ovens.

  • 09.16.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of investors in the “Schwab Intelligent Profiles” (“SIP”) program, following reports that this program may have substantially reduced returns on account of Schwab’s practice of allocating cash to client SIP accounts in order to increase Schwab’s own profits.

  • 09.14.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company employees concerning so-called “no-poach” agreements through which multiple companies agree not to solicit, recruit, or hire each other’s employees.

  • 09.09.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of potential defects in Honda Ridgeline trucks. Many consumers have reported that their truck has developed an internal leak due to a defective seam between the rear of the cab and the bed of the truck.

  • 09.09.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of potential defects in HP Pavilion laptops. Specifically, consumers report that their laptop has developed a large crack in the upper left-hand corner of the keyboard, near the power button. This problem is reported to potentially be associated with defective hinges or loose screws.

  • 09.07.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of potential defects in NordicTrack exercise bikes. Many consumers report that their NordicTrack exercise bike has lost the ability to add incline or resistance during use.

  • 08.25.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Horizon Private Equity investors based on reports that John J. Woods and his associates perpetrated a multimillion-dollar government bonds Ponzi scheme.

  • 08.24.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of SelectQuote stockholders based on reports that the company failed to disclose its deteriorating financial outlook in possible violation of federal securities laws.

  • 08.19.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach affecting patients in the St. Joseph’s/Candler hospital system in Savannah, Georgia.

  • 08.17.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a defect in Navien tankless water heaters and boilers.

  • 08.04.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Activision Blizzard, Inc. stockholders based on reports that Activision Blizzard permitted a workplace culture of sexual harassment.

  • 07.30.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that TD Bank may be wrongfully imposing overdraft fees on accounts with a positive funds balance and charging multiple overdraft fees on the same transaction.

  • 07.30.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Boeing Employees' Credit Union (BECU) may be wrongfully imposing overdraft fees on accounts with a positive funds balance and charging multiple overdraft fees on the same transaction.

  • 07.22.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Oatly Group AB stockholders following reports that Oatly misled investors about its sustainability and accounting practices and may have overstated revenue. 

  • 07.16.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of FedEx failing to deliver packages on time for in-store customers. Multiple consumers report not having packages delivered on time, including express overnight deliveries, and not receiving refunds for late packages.

  • 06.28.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of MR Cattle investors based on reports that Mark Ray and his associates were running a multimillion-dollar cattle-flipping Ponzi scheme.

  • 06.25.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that the Champlain Towers South complex in Surfside, Florida that partially collapsed on June 24, 2021 may have been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s.

  • 06.25.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that banks may be wrongfully imposing overdraft fees on accounts with a positive funds balance and charging multiple overdraft fees on the same transaction.

  • 06.24.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that GWG Holdings (GWGH) may have made false and misleading statements to investors in connection with the issuance and sale of L Bonds.

  • 06.21.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that farmers may be unable to repair John Deere tractors and instead must visit John Deere-authorized dealers to diagnose and repair their equipment. 

  • 06.17.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Philips sold breathing devices and ventilators that may degrade and become toxic, resulting in a product recall.

  • 06.15.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a fire at the Chemtool Inc. plant in Rockton, Illinois on June 14, 2021. The fire prompted a mandatory evacuation and mask mandate for all residents and businesses within a one-mile radius.

  • 05.06.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected the University of California system.

  • 05.03.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a group of individuals and entities centered on Los Angeles-based actor Zachary Horwitz and his company, 1inMM Capital, LLC.

  • 04.28.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected the Health Net system.

  • 04.07.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Ebang stockholders based on reports that the firm misled investors about its investment allocations.

  • 03.31.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected CalViva Health.

  • 03.30.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of MultiPlan stockholders arising out of the merger of MultiPlan with Churchill Capital Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”).

  • 03.24.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Tesla, Inc. may have invaded the privacy of Tesla drivers, violating Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

  • 03.24.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected Flagstar Bank.

  • 03.23.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Resource REIT II stockholders arising out of the merger of Resource REITs I, II, and III, and the accompanying internalization of the external advisor and associated management agreements.

  • 03.17.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Lordstown Motors stockholders for potential violation of state and federal law based on reports that Lordstown Motors made materially misleading claims regarding concerning its business and truck preorders.

  • 03.08.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of Seresto flea and tick collars presenting health dangers to pets. The collars have reportedly been linked to the deaths of 1,700 cats and dogs.

  • 03.04.2021

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating potential claims on behalf of women who were treated by Scott Shaw, formerly the director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer at San Jose State University.

  • 02.25.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at the University of Colorado. The breach reportedly involves Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfers. Accellion has confirmed unauthorized access to students, employees, and others’ files containing personally identifiable information.

  • 02.25.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at supermarket chain Kroger. The breach reportedly involves Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfers. Accellion has confirmed unauthorized access to the customers of Kroger Health and Kroger Money Services’ data and personal information.

  • 02.22.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that consumers received unsolicited text messages from CVS. These text messages may include notifications of a reward program or gift cards that the consumer did not sign up for.

  • 02.18.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a potential defect in NZXT’s H1 case. The H1 case is reported to include metal screws that can cause a short in the printed circuit board, leading to overheating and a potential fire hazard.

  • 02.16.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims that SunPower Corporation used an automatic system, Modernize Inc, to send unwanted telemarketing calls to consumers without their consent. These calls may violate federal law.

  • 02.09.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims for violation of state and federal law based on reports that Clover Health Investments Corporation made materially misleading claims regarding its business and failed to disclose that it was under investigation by the Department of Justice prior to its transition to a publicly traded company.

  • 02.02.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at the Office of the Washington State Auditor. The breach reportedly involves Accellion, a third-party provider of hosted file transfers. Accellion has confirmed unauthorized access to auditor’s files relating to Washington State residents who filed unemployment insurance claims in 2020.

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