Deceptive Trade Practice

AARP Medigap Insurance Overcharge Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating AARP for allegedly collecting commission payments disguised as royalty fees. AARP collects a 4.95% “royalty” fee on the Medigap policies that it administers in collaboration with UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. A current lawsuit, Krukas v. AARP et al, 1:18-cv-01124-BAH (D.D.C.), alleges that AARP’s administration and provision […]

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Excessive Medical Fees Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potentially “unconscionable” or excessive fees for medical services charged in the District of Columbia by large health care providers such as MedStar Health. Recent studies have found that the prices for common exams and routine procedures vary wildly between offices separated by only a few miles. The Washington Post […]

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Excessive Overdraft Fees Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating overdraft and improper interest charges by banks and credit card companies on customers’ accounts. Affected customers allege that their banks use a series of techniques that push customer accounts into overdraft, allowing for the charging and collecting of overdraft fees. Deposited checks, for example, may not be processed in […]

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500px Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating photo-sharing website, 500px, for failing to protect against a security breach that affected 14.8 million of its users. Following an investigation into a “potential security issue,” the company realized that their systems were breached back in July of 2018—affected users would have created their accounts prior to July […]

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Are Some Video Game Publishers Exploiting Gamers with Loot Boxes and Other Bad Practices? We Investigate.

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In recent years the video game industry has been monetizing games far beyond the initial purchase price. Payment schemes like downloadable content and season passes allow publishers and developers to add post-release content for their games, sometimes for years. Some increasingly prevalent monetization practices, however, are predatory and unfair. We are interested in hearing from […]

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Total Loss Auto Insurance Payment Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating insurance companies that fail to properly compensate owners whose vehicles are deemed a “total loss” following an accident. When filing a first-party claim through one’s insurance company, the claimant should expect to receive the actual cash value (ACV) or market value of the insured’s vehicle so that it […]