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TrueFire Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating online guitar tutoring website TrueFire for failure to adequately safeguard consumer information, resulting in a data breach. On January 10th, 2020, Truefire discovered that a third party had taken advantage of a security vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to their computer system. Although TrueFire does not store customer […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Google Children’s Privacy Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Google for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), stemming from the operation of its Google Education platform and related products and services. COPPA restricts websites and online services’ data practices pertaining to children under the age of thirteen. The law requires that online services clearly […]

Data Breach

SlickWraps Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating consumer electronics accessory producer SlickWraps for failure to safeguard customer data, resulting in a data breach. On February 21, many SlickWraps customers received a hacked email from the company, in which an anonymous third-party, who had gained control of the company’s email account, informed recipients of SlickWraps’ security […]

Product Defect

NHT Hoverboard Fire Hazard Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating New High-Tech Enterprise Company (NHT) for fire hazards related to the charging and use of their X1-5 Hoverboards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has warned the public that the X1-5 Hoverboard’s lithium ion battery is prone to overheating, “posing a fire risk that can lead to […]

Labor Protection

D.C. Paid Sick Leave

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The arrival of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington D.C. raises many questions for workers throughout the District, including about taking leave. D.C. workers should know their rights. The District of Columbia Accrued Safe and Sick Leave Act (ASSLA) requires employers to provide D.C. workers paid time off when dealing with medical and other related conditions. […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Molekule Air Purifier False Claims Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Molekule for deceptive advertising claims. Molekule boasts that its air purifier, the Molekule Air, has the ability to, among other things, eliminate pollution, relieve allergy and asthma symptoms, and generally outperform competitors’ products. Dyson Ltd., one such competitor, challenged Molekule’s claims via the National Advertising Division (NAD), itself […]

Consumer Protection

Savage x Fenty Deceptive Marketing Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Savage x Fenty for its use of deceptive marketing techniques that includes negative-option offers. When terms and conditions are made clear to the consumer, they could find themselves renewing products they otherwise thought were free to try, without opting into a subscription. The negative-option model sees consumers taking […]