Consumer Rights Blog

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.

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

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

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

(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

Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Johns Hopkins University can Proceed Regarding Its Failure to Issue Tuition Refunds after Shifting Classes Online

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., and our client in a class-action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University (JHU) regarding the school’s failure to partially reimburse tuition payments after the school shifted to online-only classes in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the court’s ruling,

Identity Theft in action

Home Security Company Fined for Identity Theft

A small company that specializes in selling systems designed to protect a person’s home was not as concerned about protecting peoples’ identities. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) achieved a record-breaking $20 million settlement against Vivint Smart Home, a national seller of smart home technology platforms, including security devices and monitoring services. The settlement stems from

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