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.

  • 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.

  • 01.19.2021

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that QuantumScape Corporation made materially misleading claims about the capabilities of its solid-state batteries. 

  • 01.11.2021

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that SolarWinds failed to take appropriate cybersecurity measures, resulting in a security breach. Before the recent hack, SolarWinds was warned that its weak security apparatus rendered it vulnerable to a data breach. After the reported breach, SolarWinds continued to offer compromised software to its clients for several days.

  • 01.05.2021

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating claims of a possible defect in Nissan Leaf vehicle batteries.

  • 12.22.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of an alleged fraudulent scheme perpetrated by California real estate development company Silicon Sage Builders and its principal, Sanjeev Acharya.

  • 12.11.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at Dental Care Alliance. The breach is reported to have exposed personal and health information of over one million individuals, including names, addresses, dental diagnosis and treatment information, patient account numbers, billing information, bank account numbers, the name of the patient's dentist, and health insurance information.

  • 12.08.2020

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a battery drain defect in the Apple iPhone 12 models. Multiple consumers report the iPhone 12 Pro can lose up to 50% battery overnight while in standby mode and the iPhone 12 Mini can drain completely.

  • 11.20.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a security incident with Iberia Bank’s third-party service provider, Technology Management Resources (TMR). The security breach is reported to have exposed protective health information of individuals including social security numbers, health insurance information, and other personal or medical information.

  • 11.19.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at Mercy Iowa City Hospital. The breach is reported to have exposed personal and health information of 60,000 individuals including social security numbers, addresses, drivers license numbers, medical treatments, and health insurance information.

  • 11.17.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims on behalf of current and former Capcom employees and customers whose personal data may have been hacked in Capcom’s recent data breach. It has been reported that as many as 350,000 people’s data may have been compromised.

  • 11.17.2020

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating claims of a defect in Whirlpool refrigerators. Consumers allege the refrigerators contain a defective control panel and ice maker which can cause the refrigerator to leak, leave pools of water on the floor, and create ice build-up around the doors

  • 11.12.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a defect in General Electric (GE) Monogram, Café, and Profile brand refrigerators. The refrigerators reportedly have problems with the power control board, or main control board, that can result in “no cooling” events.

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