Deceptive Trade Practice

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 […]

Product Defect

2012-2016 Kia Soul Class Action Investigation

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Kia Soul Class Action Investigation Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential claims arising from headlight failures on 2012-2016 Kia Soul models.  Drivers report headlights that flicker and fail, either when moving or when stationary, on the road and on the highway. Possible reasons for the headlight failures include overheated wiring and a faulty connection […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Resort Fees Class Action Investigation

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Resort Fees Investigation Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims by consumers who were unaware of hotel resort fees when making their online reservation. Resort fees, which cover the cost of hotel facilities and services, are sometimes charged apart from a room’s total price and can be poorly disclosed, appearing either on the reservation’s fine […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

“Negative-Option” Class Action Investigation

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“Negative-Option” Investigation Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims by online consumers who are unwittingly charged for products or subscription services through a “negative option feature.” Absent the expressed cancellation of a subscription, inaction on the customer’s part is regarded as compliance and acceptance of the subscription or service fee, under the negative option model. […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Solar Panel Renewable Energy Certificate Class Action Investigation

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Solar Panel Renewable Energy Certificate Investigation Migliaccio and Rathod LLP is investigating claims that involve consumers who leased solar panels through a power purchase agreement. Many consumers choose to purchase or lease solar panels with the goal of being more environmentally friendly. In many states, using rooftop solar panels will earn the user a Renewable […]

False Advertising

Topical Steroid Addiction and Withdrawal Investigation

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UPDATE (8/28/2018): This investigation is currently closed. Topical Steroid Addiction and Topical Steroid Withdrawal Investigation Topical steroids are typically prescribed by doctors to treat skin inflammation from diseases like atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other diseases involving the inflammation of the skin. If used for too long, however, the body becomes dependent or addicted to topical […]