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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

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., Files Class Action Lawsuit Against University of San Diego Seeking Tuition Reimbursement After COVID-19 Forced Classes Online

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on October 2 in California federal court against the University of San Diego over the school’s failure to reimburse tuition payments made by its students and others once the school announced on March 12 that it was cancelling in-person classes and shifting to online-only classes due

Class Action Suit Filed for Selling of False Reports About Consumers’ Prescription and Medical Histories

Milliman IntelliScript, a Seattle-based consumer reporting agency that gathers and sells reports about consumers’ prescriptions and medical histories, was sued today in a class action lawsuit filed in Washington federal court. The lawsuit alleges that Milliman IntelliScript violates the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act by including false information in its reports on consumers, improperly requiring

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Facilitates $736,000 Donation to Seattle Homelessness Prevention Program As a Result of Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit Against Consumer Reporting Agency

  Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. recently facilitated a donation of $736,649.24 to the King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project as a result of the settlement of a class action lawsuit in Washington federal court. The lawsuit was filed by Francis Mailman Soumilas on behalf of a Tacoma, Washington man against a consumer reporting agency

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Partner with Feldman Shepherd in Class Action Lawsuit

An ongoing class action lawsuit brought by Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. and Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP focuses on IKEA’s feeble recall of allegedly dangerous dressers. This topic is also the subject of a recent docuseries that aired on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/title/81002391.The docuseries, Broken, highlights larger manufacturers, such as IKEA, who promote eco-friendly products

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Sues TransUnion Again For Misreporting Innocent Consumers as Terrorists on Their Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. recently filed a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court against the TransUnion credit reporting agency alleging that the company violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act when it misreported two terrorist alerts on a credit report based simply upon a man having the same first name as two individuals on

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Wins Reversal in Federal Appeals Court Over Automatic Tipping Charges at Ritz-Carlton Restaurants

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain will need to face a class action lawsuit under accusations of deceptively adding gratuities to customers’ dining bills at its 49 restaurants in Florida. The lawsuit was originally dismissed by a federal trial court. At the heart of the

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Files Class Action Suit Against Student Loan Servicer Navient for Post-Discharge Collection Actions

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. recently filed a class action lawsuit in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, against Navient Solutions, LLC/Navient Credit Finance Corporation (Navient) for allegedly depriving consumers of rights granted to them by discharge injunctions. The complaint, Teran v. Navient, also alleges that Navient violated the California Consumer Credit Reporting

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