Consumer Alerts (page 1)


teeth aligners

Smile Direct Club Complaints Mount as Top Doc Could Lose License

Almost 5 million Americans wear dental braces, and you can bet that almost all of them wish they could pay less for them. Enter Smile Direct Club, a company that bills itself as an orthodontic “disruptor,” aiming to make teeth-straightening more accessible and affordable.

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 21, 2020
MGM resorts hotel data breach lawsuit

MGM Resorts Data Breach Affects Nearly 11 Million Customers

Hackers got a hold of the personal information of 10.6 million guests of the MGM Resorts hotels chain last summer, but this week hackers posted the data to a popular hacking forum, according to reports from ZDNet and the BBC.

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 20, 2020
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Google Shared Users’ Private Videos With Strangers

In a February 2020 email to Google Photos users, Google announced that users’ private videos had accidentally been shared with other user accounts due to a “technical issue.” The email warned that if users had downloaded their data, the data may be incomplete and may contain “videos that are not

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Feb 10, 2020
broken air conditioner

That Broken Air Conditioner Isn’t Your Problem Anymore

What’s more annoying than an air conditioner that doesn’t keep you cool? One day everything is fine, and the next, you wake up covered in sweat because the AC decided to take a nap.

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jan 2, 2020
phone in hand using Facebook

Facebook Data Breach: Personal Information of Hundreds of Millions Exposed on Dark Web

Facebook is yet again accused of failing to protect the sensitive personal information of its users, leaving hundreds of millions potentially vulnerable to scams and phishing schemes.

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 20, 2019
Credit Report Sheet

How to Fix a Bad Credit Report That’s Destroying Your Life

When you’re a victim of identity theft, it can be a surreal experience. You didn’t buy that, you didn’t borrow that, you didn’t rent that, and you were never in Albuquerque in the first place!

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 10, 2019
car broken down

Breach of Warranty Contract Law & Claims

Does Your New Vehicle Keep Breaking Down?

You are not alone. It seems like new cars, trucks, and SUVs are constantly breaking down, way before you would expect them to.

  • sholom
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 21, 2019
Man on phone looking at card

What to Do After a Data Breach Notification?

In the aftermath of a data breach, it is very important for anyone whose personal information was publicly exposed to take steps to protect their credit and finances.

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 5, 2019
Science center

Roundup Users Are Reportedly Getting This Horrible Cancer

An estimated 18,000 people are suing Bayer nationwide, alleging that the weed killer Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 28, 2019
Juul Cartridges

Do They Sell Juul Pods at Walmart? Not Anymore

The end of an era was announced Sept.

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 27, 2019
Roundup-lawsuit

Beyond the Docket: The Monsanto Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuit

Roundup cancer lawsuits are full of legally complex questions, expert opinions, and procedural battles between opposing attorneys.

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 5, 2019
opioid-addiction-lawsuit

Oklahoma Wins Historic Opioid Drugmaker Case

In a landmark ruling, an Oklahoma judge has held Johnson & Johnson accountable for the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the company to pay $572 million,

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Aug 28, 2019
roundup-weedkiller-lawsuit-verdicts

Are You at Risk of Cancer From Roundup?

More than 13,000 people have filed lawsuits against Monsanto/Bayer in the United States, alleging they developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup.

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jul 12, 2019
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Morgan & Morgan Sues Tesla Over Allegedly Unreliable Autopilot System

Morgan & Morgan filed a personal injury and consumer protection lawsuit against automaker Tesla today, alleging that the company has duped consumers into believing its autopilot add-on feature can safely transport passengers at high speeds with minimal

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts, Accident and Injury
  • Oct 30, 2018
li-ion-battery-fire

Lithium Batteries Can Start a Fire in Your Pocket and the Local Landfill

No other battery can store as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but the extra hours of power they provide electronic devices comes with a trade off; they occasionally burst into flames.

  • caitlinw
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Aug 13, 2018