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.

  • 06.01.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating allegations that Rolling Loud is wrongfully withholding ticket refunds for music festivals cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 05.05.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating recent reports that TikTok may have violated the privacy rights of minors who use the app, infringing the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

  • 04.30.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating claims that people have received telemarketing robocalls about H&R Block products, such as the “Emerald Advance Line of Credit,” without their consent. These calls and similar text messages may violate federal law.

  • 04.27.2020

    Our public protection attorneys are investigating reports that Seagate and Western Digital are misstating the performance speeds of certain hard drives.

  • 04.24.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that companies providing in-home health care services may have illegally agreed not to solicit or hire each other’s workers in order to suppress wages. If you are a home health care worker, such an agreement may entitle you to compensatory damages.

  • 04.23.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that some universities and private schools have refused to refund room and board or fees for services unavailable to their students during coronavirus-related shutdowns.

  • 04.17.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that passengers and crewmembers on Carnival cruise ships were exposed to COVID-19 because the company may have taken inadequate steps to protect against infection despite knowing of infected people on its vessels.

  • 04.13.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that nursing home residents have been exposed to COVID-19 because administrators at the homes may have taken inadequate steps to protect against infection.

  • 04.13.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that insurance companies are refusing to provide coverage for insured losses that businesses have sustained due to interruptions caused by COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders.

  • 04.08.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that British Airways unlawfully hid the refund button on its website, forcing customers who had to cancel flights because of the COVID-19 pandemic to settle for vouchers instead of refunds.

  • 04.03.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and federal law by Luckin Coffee Inc (NASDAQ: LK) following reports of fabricated sales deals.

  • 03.06.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and federal law by Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY) in connection with its March 2019 acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.

    The investigation centers on potential misrepresentations and omissions by Tivity Health regarding operational challenges the company reportedly faced after the Nutrisystem acquisition—a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion.

  • 03.03.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating a potential class action following reports that the screens on Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 models are prone to developing cracks.

    If you have a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 model that developed cracks on the screen, you may have a claim for relief. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp consumer protection attorney—call us toll-free at 866-981-4800 or submit your information below:

  • 02.11.2020

    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.

  • 12.10.2019

    Our consumer protection lawyers are investigating potential violations of federal law by Samsung regarding the company’s advertising about its so-called “QLED” and “8K” television sets. According to recent reports, Samsung’s televisions are alleged to be neither true QLED nor true 8K, and its marketing claims suggesting otherwise are misleading and deceptive.

  • 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.

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