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TikTok Settles Class Action Lawsuits

TikTok, one of the most popular social media platforms, settled 21 class-action lawsuits last week for a combined $92 million in restitution. The privacy lawsuits involved 89 million consumers accusing the company of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, along with state laws in California and Illinois, by collecting personal data and selling it

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., Files Class Action Lawsuit Against International Consumer Reporting Agency for Misreporting Individuals as Terrorists

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a federal consumer class action lawsuit against RealPage, Inc., an international consumer reporting agency that provides tenant reports to the real estate industry, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The lawsuit alleges that RealPage, which operates its business through its “On-Site” and “LeasingDesk”

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Avantus for Misreporting Innocent Consumers as Terrorists on Credit Reports

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

Judge Rules That Class Action Can Proceed Against Company that Allegedly Sold Inaccurate Tenant Eviction Reports

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., and our client in a class action lawsuit against RealPage, Inc., a Texas-based consumer reporting agency that sells tenant screening reports, which include information about a tenant’s evictions, to landlords and property managers. As a result of the court’s ruling, the lawsuit can

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., Files Class Action Lawsuit Against National Tenant Screening Company for Violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a class action lawsuit in Minnesota federal court against MRI Software, a national tenant screening company, alleging it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by selling inaccurate tenant screening reports to landlords and property managers and by failing to provide tenants legally required disclosures about the sources of the

PayPal Neglects Fraud Victims

PayPal, a global payment website, has recently been under fire for not reimbursing their customers who have been victims of fraud. PayPal is known as a safe and secure website where customers can pay online when buying from marketplaces such as eBay or Etsy. Although PayPal holds a banking license, this does not mean that

What Should I Know About Unemployment Fraud?

As the United States deals with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a startling and disturbing trend is emerging. Reports indicate that there is a significant increase in the number of bogus unemployment claims. With a dramatic increase in the number of the unemployed and a supplement to unemployment benefits from the federal government, scammers are taking

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