Consumer Rights Blog


Connecticut Woman Sues 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 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

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,

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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

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”