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.

  • 11.21.2022

    Girard Sharp’s attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of owners of Toyota Highlander and Toyota RAV4 vehicles, following consumer reports that these models are affected by a defect causing their sunroofs to spontaneously shatter. The shattering sunroofs are reported to occur in 2016-2022 Toyota Highlanders (including hybrids) and RAV4 models from 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 (including hybrids).

  • 11.18.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of California consumers who were charged subscription renewal fees by Business Insider, a financial and business news website. Charging customers for automatically renewing subscriptions without clear and conspicuous notice of the terms of the subscription plan may violate California law.

  • 11.17.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of investors in Bird Global, Inc. [“Bird”]. According to recent reports, Bird may have violated federal securities law by overstating two years’ worth of revenue.

  • 11.11.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of California consumers who were charged membership renewal fees by WHOOP, a subscription-based company that specializes in health and fitness tracking technology. Charging customers for automatically renewing subscriptions without clear and conspicuous notice of the terms of the subscription plan may violate California law.

  • 11.08.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of California consumers who were automatically charged subscription fees by Plexus Worldwide as VIP Customers. Charging customers for automatically renewing subscriptions without clear and conspicuous notice of the terms of the subscription plan may violate California law.

  • 11.07.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of LG UltraFine 5K Monitors that fail to display a screen.

  • 11.04.2022

    Girard Sharp is accepting potential claims on behalf of employees who were laid off and believe their former companies may be in violation of federal and state employment laws, including the WARN Act.

  • 11.01.2022

    Girard Sharp consumer attorneys are investigating Fandom.com for potential violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”). Fandom may be improperly disclosing subscribers’ personally identifiable information to third parties without notifying users or obtaining their consent.

  • 10.31.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of California customers of Namecheap who may have had their domain registration renewed or renewal price changed without their knowledge. Assessing automatic renewal charges without providing the terms of renewal clearly and conspicuously may be a violation of California state law.

  • 10.31.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090’s power adapter has been overheating and melting. These reports indicate that Nvidia knew of the problem before the product was released on October 12, 2022.

  • 10.26.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating Everydayhealth.com for potential privacy violations related to the sending of its users’ sensitive information to third parties without appropriate notice or consent.

  • 10.24.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Meta Platforms, Inc. has been disabling the advertising accounts of business that use Facebook and Instagram, often after the account was accessed by an unauthorized third-party. According to these reports, Facebook offers little to no support for business owners to help them regain access to their accounts, resulting in business interruption and loss of income.

  • 10.24.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating customer reports of solar panels containing the Generac Snap-RS component shutting down or underperforming. Reports of malfunctioning solar panels are widespread, and impact panels sold by many solar companies.

  • 10.21.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a recent data breach that affected Advocate Aurora Health patients. The exposed information may include certain protected health information and personal information. 

  • 10.14.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a noxious odor in the town of Crockett, California. The smell is reportedly a result of hydrogen sulfide emissions from a nearby water treatment plant. Hydrogen sulfide commonly smells like rotten eggs and over long periods may cause headaches, nausea, irritated eyes, and other adverse health consequences. The emissions reportedly have adversely affected Crockett residents and business owners, who report losing customers.

  • 10.11.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Subaru sold vehicles with engines prone to oil leaks. Consumers have reported oil leaks from the front camshaft cap or the camshaft carrier. Multiple models are reportedly affected.

  • 09.27.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of state and federal law on behalf of investors who purchased Holicity Inc. stock prior to its merger with Astra Space Inc. (Ticker: ASTR).

  • 09.26.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that the circuit boards in the tow hitch of several Kia and Hyundai vehicle models cause melting or fires. As a result, Kia and Hyundai have reportedly advised vehicle owners and lessees not to drive their vehicles and to park their vehicle outside and away from buildings.

  • 09.21.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that Apple Watches have been causing burns and other injuries to consumers. The reports are not limited to any specific model.

  • 09.15.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of patients who were prescribed ADHD medications, such as Adderall, through telehealth providers Done or Cerebral. Recent reports suggest that these companies may be in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

  • 08.26.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that through its in-app browsers, Meta is tracking and collecting user data from links clicked within the Instagram and Facebook apps without obtaining consent or notifying users or third-party websites.

  • 08.24.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at mortgage loan servicer, Community Loan Servicing LLC. Community Loan Servicing announced that between October 27, 2021 and December 7, 2021, an unauthorized person or group gained access to customer information stored on its file storage servers, including names and Social Security numbers.

  • 08.20.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Meta / Facebook is collecting highly sensitive medical data from the websites of certain hospitals in California. This personal data is being collected through Meta’s pixel tracking technology without notifying patients or obtaining consent, typically when patients are using the hospital's online appointment scheduling function.

  • 08.05.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers who were denied loans following inaccurate credit score reports from Equifax.

  • 08.02.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers who purchased Quest Diagnostics, Bio-Reference Laboratories, LabCorp, or Illumina prenatal screening tests for rare and severe medical conditions.

  • 08.02.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that may have affected customers of OneTouchPoint, Inc. OneTouchPoint is a vendor that provides printing and mailing services to various health insurance carriers and medical providers within the United States.

  • 07.29.2022

    Girard Sharp consumer attorneys are investigating reports of potential defects in Stellantis-made vehicles, including 2014–2020 Jeep Cherokee small SUVs, 2016 Dodge Journeys, 2016 Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs, and 2019-2021 Chrysler Pacificas.

  • 07.29.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of potentially defective Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Ryzen and Athlon processors in computers (especially gaming computers) including models manufactured by HP, Lenovo, Razer, Dell, Alienware, Asus, MSI, Acer, and Microsoft Surface PCs and laptops.

  • 06.20.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Facebook is collecting highly sensitive personal health data through its pixel tracking technology from the websites of certain hospitals and “crisis pregnancy centers”—particularly centers within the Heartbeat International network—without notifying users or obtaining consent.

  • 06.16.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that may have affected patients of MCG Health. MCG Health is a Washington based healthcare software company. According to MCG’s data breach notice, an unauthorized individual obtained data stored on its systems, including the names, Social Security numbers, medical codes, postal addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and gender of patients.

  • 06.15.2022

    Girard Sharp consumer attorneys are investigating potential violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) by a number of websites that may be improperly disclosing users’ personally identifiable information to third parties without notifying users or obtaining their consent.

  • 06.14.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating recent reports of potential investment fraud perpetrated by real estate investment group National Realty Investment Advisors (“NRIA”).

  • 06.09.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that certain mobile apps used by children, including Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, and Pixel Art, may be violating state and federal laws by collecting and sharing the personal information of minors.

  • 06.09.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that may have affected patients of Shields Health Care, which provides imaging and ambulatory surgical services.

  • 06.07.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that PimEyes may have violated the privacy rights of its users, infringing the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

  • 06.07.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of antibiotics found in cattle meat advertised as antibiotic-free and sold at Whole Foods Market.

  • 06.06.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of engine failure in 2021 Ford Broncos with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. The problem reportedly starts with a failure in the drivetrain, and then stops the engine, preventing it from starting again. Currently, no recall has been issued while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigates.

  • 06.02.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a recent data breach that may have affected patients of Alameda Health System. According to these reports, an unauthorized person or group remotely gained access to email accounts and personal health information belonging to patients of the Oakland-based healthcare provider.

  • 05.31.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports that the social-media apps Instagram and Facebook are harming the mental health of millions of minor users—particularly teenage girls—and that the apps’ corporate parent Meta Platforms knows of these detrimental effects yet has failed to take appropriate action in response.

  • 05.26.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a potential fire risk in 2021 Ford Expeditions and 2021 Lincoln Navigators. The alleged defect is reported to cause fires under the hood of the car even when the car is turned off. Ford Motor Company has issued a nationwide recall of these models.

  • 05.25.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating potential violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) by Heavy.com. Heavy may be improperly disclosing users’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) to third parties without notifying users or obtaining their consent.

  • 05.25.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating potential violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) by People magazine and its digital properties, www.people.com and the People Magazine app. People may be improperly disclosing users’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) to third parties without notifying users or obtaining their consent.

  • 05.23.2022

    Our attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of victims of sexual abuse alleged to have occurred within the Southern Baptist Convention of Churches (“SBC”).

  • 05.06.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that Mullen Automotive, Inc. formerly known as Net Element, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements to investors concerning Mullen’s production and technology capabilities.

  • 04.21.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that Arqit Quantum Inc. may have made false and misleading statements to investors concerning the forecast performance of the Company shortly before its initial public offering (IPO).

  • 04.18.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports of potential manipulation of U.S. Treasury securities by a former Merrill Lynch trader, Tyler Forbes.

  • 04.17.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a breach of government networks of Contra Costa County, California that may have exposed such personal data as Social Security numbers, driver’s license and other state-issued I.D. numbers, financial account numbers, passport numbers, and medical and health insurance information.

  • 04.15.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. REIT stockholders arising out of potential misrepresentations concerning the performance of the company.

  • 04.12.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach affecting patients of SuperCare Health, a California respiratory care provider. SuperCare announced on March 25, 2022, that an unauthorized person or group gained access to patient’s protected health information stored in certain systems on the SuperCare Health network. The breach is reported to have exposed the personal information of over 318,000 individuals.

  • 04.12.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at mortgage loan servicer, Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC. Pingora announced that an unauthorized person or group gained access to customer information stored on Pingora’s file storage servers. The exposed data includes names, addresses, loan numbers, and Social Security numbers.

  • 04.11.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of CarLotz stockholders arising out of the merger of CarLotz with Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”). CarLotz and Acamar may have misrepresented the nature of the CarLotz business as a means of creating investor support for the company’s public debut.

  • 04.08.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of women who received Bayer’s Essure birth control implant, following reports that the implant caused devastating health side effects.

  • 04.01.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at Partnership HealthPlan of California, a Northern California health care network. Partnership’s website is currently down and contains only a holding page announcing that the organization has become aware of anomalous activity in its electronic systems.

  • 03.30.2022

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports of a data breach that occurred at mortgage loan servicer, Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC. Lakeview announced that an unauthorized person or group gained access to customer information stored on Lakeview’s file storage servers. The exposed data includes names, addresses, loan numbers, and Social Security numbers.

  • 03.30.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in Asus Zenfone cell phones that can cause the phone’s battery to die unexpectedly despite normal use. The alleged defect is reportedly affecting multiple models in the Zenfone line, including the Zenfone 8, Zenfone 8 Flip, and the Zenfone 6, and may be related to the motherboard that is used in multiple models across the Zenfone line.

  • 03.28.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that Affirm Holdings, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements to investors in connection with a February 10, 2022 tweet concerning its fiscal quarter which ended December 31, 2021. The tweet is alleged to have drastically overstated its prospective quarterly results.

  • 03.24.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that J&J Consulting Services, Inc. and perpetrators Jeffrey Judd and Matthew Beasley, among others, may have made false and misleading statements to investors in relation to an alleged $300 million Ponzi scheme.

  • 03.23.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of JPMorgan Chase credit card customers who may have been improperly sued by the bank in debt collection actions due to a practice called “robo-signing”—an automated practice that may allow for inaccurate information and may also violate a 2015 consent order entered into between Chase and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • 03.23.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in certain Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The alleged defect reportedly stems from a faulty wiring harness that may erode and disrupt electrical connections, which may lead to unexpected braking and air bags being deployed too late in a crash.

  • 03.22.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential fire risk in Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans. Chrysler is warning owners of 2017 and 2018 Pacifica models that the vehicle may catch fire when charging.

  • 03.15.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that ATI Physical Therapy, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements touting the Company’s high retention rate of physical therapists.

  • 03.15.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that Acutus Medical, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements regarding its business prospects.

  • 03.14.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that Rivian Automotive, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements to investors in documents issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (IPO).

  • 03.14.2022

    Girard Sharp lawyers are investigating reports of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation occurring on or through social media platforms, such as Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, OnlyFans, Facebook, Backpage, and Craigslist.

  • 03.10.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that View, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements to investors in connection with the company’s previously disclosed warranty accrual.

  • 03.08.2022

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in 2018-2019 Honda Accord sedans and 2017-2019 Honda CR-V SUVs that may cause the vehicle to unexpectedly brake, creating a safety hazard.

  • 03.03.2022

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential claims on behalf of Talkspace, Inc. (f/k/a Hudson Executive Investment Corporation or HEIC) investors based on allegations that the company’s founders and managers may have misrepresented its business prospects for their own financial gain.

  • 02.24.2022

    Our securities attorneys are investigating reports that TaskUs, Inc. may have made false and misleading statements or failed to disclose material information to investors.

  • 01.20.2022

    Girard Sharp consumer attorneys are investigating reports of a potential defect in 2014–2021 Tesla Models Y, X, S, and 3 that can result in collisions while the vehicle is in autopilot mode.

  • 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 Venza vehicles may be defective, resulting in cracked windshields.

  • 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.

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