Consumer Protection

Investigation into EJF Real Estate Services’ Failure to Respond to Tenant Maintenance Requests

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating reports that EJF Real Estate Services fails to make timely emergency repairs and other maintenance requests for its renters in D.C. properties. EJF Real Estate Services advertises “Comprehensive and Responsive Customer Service” and “24/7 Emergency Maintenance Service,” but there are several reports by tenants that note serious difficulties getting […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Evalectric Straightening Iron Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Evalectric for selling low-quality hair straightening irons via mall kiosks, and then denying customers a refund. Consumers allege that Evalectric salesmen offer to demonstrate use of the straightening iron at a mall kiosk, often with great results. However, after purchase, customers find the product to bear little resemblance […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Alienware Aurora Memory Upgrade Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Dell Technologies for false advertising pertaining to the compatibility of built-in memory with any subsequent memory upgrades for its Alienware Aurora series of gaming computers. Consumers allege that Alienware Aurora computers’ factory-set memory configurations do not function with either first- or third-party memory upgrades, thus forcing consumers to […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Essentials for 2020 Election

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provides consumers with a variety of protections regarding the use of autodialed calls or texts and prerecorded voice calls i.e. “robocalls.” TCPA protections do apply to calls and texts related to a political campaign, and vary based on 1) prior expressed consent, or lack thereof, and 2) the classification […]

Product Defect

Xbox One Controller Stick Drift Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the Xbox One for repeated claims of “stick drift” issues with console controllers. “Stick drift” occurs when a controller joystick’s idle position dramatically shifts, to the extent that the controller registers joystick movement when there is none. This causes major difficulties in standard use of the Xbox One […]

Consumer Protection

Nomadic Real Estate Security Deposit Investigation

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Our consumer protection attorneys are investigating reports that tenants at properties in Washington D.C. operated by Nomadic Real Estate have failed to receive their security deposit after their leases expired. Nomadic Real Estate manages over 100 properties in the city and there are several reports of tenants not receiving back their security deposit, despite complying […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Branch-Chained Amino Acids including Xtend Energy Deceptive Marketing Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) protein powder products for deceptive marketing. Several of these products, including Xtend Energy, prominently display on the product’s label a representation of 0 calories per serving. Independent testing has revealed that at last one such BCAA product actually contains 366 calories per 100 grams. […]