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.

  • 11.20.2020

    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.

  • 10.19.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a product defect in Dell laptops that causes the computer’s hinge to bend or pop out of position and break.

  • 10.12.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a potential defect in LG televisions. The TV is reported to turn off by itself and lose internet connection even though the router is running properly and the TV is connected to the internet through an ethernet cable.

  • 10.08.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a potential product defect in Frigidaire and Electrolux side-by-side refrigerators. The refrigerators reportedly suffer from problems with the compressor unit which can prevent the refrigerator from cooling and maintaining correct temperatures, resulting in spoiled food or medicine.

  • 10.06.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating reports of a potential product defect in Bosch side-by-side refrigerators. The refrigerators reportedly suffer from problems with the compressor unit which can prevent the refrigerator from cooling and maintaining correct temperatures, resulting in spoiled food or medicine.

  • 09.28.2020

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating allegations of sexual abuse of children at Varsity Spirit, U.S. All Star Federation (USASF), and USA Cheer sponsored gym facilities and competitions.

  • 09.28.2020

    Girard Sharp consumer protection attorneys are investigating products liability claims involving Maytag’s top-load washing machines. The washers allegedly contain a defect that prevents the clothes from spinning through the wash cycle, which can leave them dirty and stained.

  • 09.14.2020

    Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating reports that Nikola Corporation made misleading and fraudulent claims over the capabilities of its electric vehicles. A recent report asserts that Nikola made dozens of false statements over the years in regards to its products and order books causing Nikola Stock to plummet.

  • 09.01.2020

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a product defect in the Lenovo Flex 5, Yoga 520, and Yoga 730 laptops. Reports indicate that after normal use the screens will flicker, freeze, black out, or display corrupted visuals, rendering the laptop unusable.

  • 08.17.2020

    Girard Sharp consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports of a product defect in Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops. Reports indicate that the USB-C firmware in ThinkPad laptops manufactured from 2017 to 2019 prevents the laptop from being charged or connecting to external drives or other devices.

  • 08.14.2020

    Girard Sharp is currently investigating reports of child abuse and sexual assault at multiple Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health locations. Recent articles report multiple children have been victims of child abuse and sexual assault by Devereux staff members.

  • 08.14.2020

    Girard Sharp consumer finance attorneys are investigating reports that American Express employees utilized deceptive sales practices to sell corporate card services to small businesses to boost commission sales. Often, these small businesses would not have qualified for such services offered by American Express and have been left paying high interest rates and fees they were unable to afford.

  • 08.13.2020

    Girard Sharp’s consumer protection attorneys are investigating reported problems with Samsung stove oven ranges. Consumers report that the ranges have a temperature control issue creating potential fire hazards and wasted burnt food.

  • 08.11.2020

    Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that Apple has made misleading claims about the water resistance of its iPhones. Despite marketing the phone as water resistant, water damage to an iPhone may void the warranty.

  • 07.17.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating a potential class action lawsuit following allegations of various defects in Google Pixel 3 smartphones, including battery drain and camera issues.

  • 06.15.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating potential violations of federal and state law by UBS following a confirmed SEC investigation into the sales, marketing, and management of the UBS “Yield Enhancement Strategy” (“YES”).

  • 06.09.2020

    Girard Sharp is investigating Frontier Airlines following reports that the company unlawfully denied refunds to customers whose flights were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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