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Iowa Man Sues TransUnion For Including Derogatory and Inaccurate Statements on His Credit Reports

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an Iowa man against TransUnion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges TransUnion violated the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including derogatory and inaccurate statements on our client’s credit reports. Specifically, TransUnion included inquiries for


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. According

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 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

Francis Mailman Soumilas Lawyers Join Spring Training Panel

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. was well represented during the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ (NACA) recent Spring Training Conference, as the firm sent six of its talented lawyers, the most out of any other law firm participating, to the event to share their knowledge about consumer law. The virtual event took place over two weeks

2021 Super Lawyers

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. is proud to announce that James A. Francis, Mark D. Mailman, John Soumilas, and David A. Searles have been selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Additionally, Joseph Gentilcore was chosen to this year’s Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers selects lawyers through a multi-phase process that includes an analysis

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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