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Tokyo Olympics

Scammers Hope to Profit on Tokyo Olympics

With the Tokyo Olympics in motion, cybercriminals are trying creative methods to get consumers’ personal information and money by using fake websites that advertise a way to stream the games and take part in contests. People that open up phishing emails may be opening up a window for the fraudsters to access their information and

Equifax and Hyundai

Virginia Woman Sues Equifax and Hyundai Over Derogatory and Inaccurate Statements on Her Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia woman against Equifax and Hyundai Motor Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, alleging they both violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The lawsuit alleges Equifax violated the FCRA by including derogatory and inaccurate statements

IKEA

Judge Rules Consumers Nationwide can Proceed in Their Lawsuit Against IKEA Regarding Its Inadequate Recall of Dangerous Dressers

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., and our clients in a class action lawsuit against IKEA North America regarding its recalls of dangerous dressers. As a result of the court’s ruling, our clients and the class of people across the United States they represent can proceed with their negligence

MicroBilt

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against MicroBilt for Falsely Labeling Innocent Consumers as Terrorists on Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a federal class action lawsuit against MicroBilt Corporation, a New Jersey-based consumer credit reporting company, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The lawsuit alleges that MicroBilt violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act when it erroneously and wrongfully placed a terrorist alert on a

TransUnion

Iowa Man Sues TransUnion For Including Derogatory and Inaccurate Statements on His Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa man against TransUnion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges TransUnion violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including derogatory and inaccurate statements on our client’s credit reports. Specifically, TransUnion included inquiries for

Experian

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Experian for Failing to Give Consumers All of the Information It Maintains About Them

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court against Experian Information Solutions, the United States-based division of credit reporting agency Experian plc. The lawsuit alleges Experian systematically violates the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act by failing to provide to consumers all of the information it maintains about them. According

Tenant Screening

Why are Tenant Screening Reports a Concern?

To minimize time checking on the background of potential renters, landlords use automatic screen reports, which helps them sift through candidates to determine who will make reliable tenants and who will not. These reports are fast and provide a concise report about a potential candidate. It also makes a recommendation to the landlord about whether

Dove

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Unilever Alleges It Falsely Labels Dove Products As Hypoallergenic or “Tear-Free”

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a federal class action lawsuit against Unilever in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that the global conglomerate falsely claims that its Dove brand of products, including those marketed for use on babies, are hypoallergenic or “tear-free.” The lawsuit was brought by a

Crimcheck

Connecticut Woman Sues Crimcheck.com After Losing a Job Offer Due to False Felony Charge the Company Included in Her Consumer Report

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Connecticut woman against Crimcheck.com in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleging the company violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). According to the complaint in the lawsuit, our client applied for a position at The Job Center in

(COVID-19) Scams

How can I Identify and Avoid COVID-19 Scams?

After months of incredible scientific research and work with governing authorities, Americans are finally getting vaccines to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although distribution is happening nationwide, millions are still anxiously waiting to get their first doses and get lives back to a semblance of normal. Unfortunately, there are bad actors attempting to

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