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Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. Obtains Class Certification Against Trans Union For Its Failure to Investigate Disputed “Hard-Pull” Credit Inquiries

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has granted class certification in a fair credit reporting lawsuit filed by Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. against TransUnion, a credit reporting agency.  The class is comprised of over 246,000 American consumers nationwide. At issue in the case are inaccurate inquiries or inquiries that do not

Jim Francis Presents CLE on Consumer Finance

On September 16, 2020, founding partner Jim Francis delivered a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation discussing class actions pertaining to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Attorneys in most U.S. states must complete a minimum number of CLE credits in order to maintain their license to practice law. This presentation, produced by Strafford Publications, was

Consumers in Pennsylvania May Be Able to Collect Damages for Illegal Robocalls Targeting Voters

According to a report yesterday on 6abc.com, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office says that voters are receiving a flood of intimidating robocalls, telling them that voter information will be used to collect on credit card debts and issue arrest warrants. Voters should not be intimidated by these calls. In fact, the calls themselves may be

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

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. filed a class action lawsuit on August 14 in Illinois federal court against Northwestern University over the school’s failure to reimburse tuition payments made by its students and others once the school canceled one week of classes in late March and then shifted to online-only classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should College Students Pay Full Tuition for Online Classes?

There are nearly 20 million graduate and undergraduate students in the United States today, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Most students willingly pay thousands of dollars per semester to obtain high-quality, in-person instruction in classrooms and laboratories. With little warning, many of these classes were abruptly canceled and shifted online in March

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

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a class action lawsuit in Connecticut federal court against Yale University regarding the school’s failure to partially reimburse tuition payments students made once the school shifted to online-only classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is an undergraduate student at Yale. He is seeking a

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Class Action Lawsuit filed in Connecticut federal court against Yale University regarding the school’s failure to partially reimburse tuition payments for the Spring 2020 semester

A class action lawsuit was recently filed by Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. in Connecticut federal court against Yale University regarding the school’s failure to partially reimburse tuition payments for the Spring 2020 semester when the school shifted to online-only classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. An undergraduate Yale student is seeking a partial refund for the

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