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Class action lawyers with experience representing large groups of individuals who suffer similar damages caused by the same at fault party.

Does Wells Fargo Owe Its Employees More Than an Apology?

Out of a 164-year history, Wells Fargo is neck deep in the biggest scandal the bank has ever faced. Illegal bank accounts and credit card accounts were opened, thousands of employees were fired, and the threat of class action lawsuits are looming. Is there anything Wells Fargo can do to atone for this incredible breach of trust? The new CEO seems to be open to ideas. Are Wells Fargo Employees Going to Get More Than an Apology? The Wells Fargo ghost account scandal involves approximately 2 million bank and credit card accounts that were opened without customer approval. This dishonest action, which borders upon fraud, shocked the public and started calls for retribution. So far, around 5,300 employees have been fired for their part in the scandal, but many of these employees are low level workers. Many executives and managers escaped retribution, and the public and congress weren’t satisfied. After…
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Has Forced Arbitration Been Forced Out of Nursing Homes?

A few months ago, the personal injury attorneys here at Colson Hicks Eidson brought you the story of a 100-year-old woman who was murdered by her unstable roommate in a nursing home. The woman’s son quickly pursued negligence charges against the nursing home because of the roommate’s record of violence, but he was blocked by the forced arbitration clause hidden in the contract he signed when his mother was admitted. However, new efforts by lawmakers might keep this man’s tragedy from being repeated. Will Nursing Homes Be Forced to Abandon Forced Arbitration? An agency within the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is pushing to institute a new rule that could put a stop to forced arbitration in Nursing homes. It would prevent nursing homes that receive federal cash from requiring that their residents solve legal disputes with the nursing home through arbitration. This is a big change for millions…
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Are Pokémon Stealing Your Legal Rights?

Do you play Pokémon Go? Do you enjoy your constitutional right to go to court? Are you afraid Pokémon Go could have a data leak? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may interest you to know something. The terms of service in Pokémon Go includes a forced arbitration clause. Do you know what that means? Are Pokémon Stealing Your Legal Rights? The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have been on a quest to keep you informed about your legal rights. That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to inform you about the dangers of forced arbitration clauses. These hidden clauses force you to give up your right to take a company to court. And the Pokémon Go terms of service has just such a hidden clause. Forced arbitration has been used by banks and credit card companies to shield them from lawsuits. It doesn’t matter…
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Could City Corruption Be Exposed by Your Water Bill?

It took two years to happen, but it shouldn’t have happened at all. A Florida city, strapped for cash, almost completely cleared out an account earmarked to pay local citizens. How did this happen, and why are we only just now finding out about it? Could Your Water Bill Expose City Corruption? Opa-locka may seem like any other Florida city, but hidden behind the normalcy were secrets and lies. You see, the city was in massive, multi-million-dollar debt, and because several state programs required the city to have a balanced budget, officials were facing the possibility that several city projects could get shutdown. That’s when city officials got desperate, and what they did next might be one of the most brazen breaches of the public trust ever seen in Florida. The Opa-locka city finance director was ordered to take money from the security deposits of Opa-locka water customers. However, Florida…
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More States Sue: Will Uber Driver Employment Issues Ever Be Solved?

For Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts, a long battle is coming to an end. Uber has submitted a settlement that could end the lawsuit filed by several of its drivers in both states, but will a settlement really end the company’s strife over vague employee treatment? More States Sue: Will Uber Driver Employment Issues Ever Be Solved? The price for not properly defining the employment status of 385,000 Uber drivers is $100 million, but that’s only in the states of California and Massachusetts. The settlement, which is expected to cover overtime costs and work-related expenses, has yet to be approved by a judge. However, if it is approved, then there will be no clear ruling on whether or not Uber drivers are independent contractors or employees who deserve benefits. Since the settlement still leaves the employment status of Uber drivers undefined, then the company’s other drivers are still open…
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Tremont Towing—Stars Of South Beach Tow— Have Been Sued! Can Illegal Towing In Miami Be Stopped?

How many times have you parked your car in a perfectly reasonable spot only to find it gone after you return from your errands? It is an unfortunate part of life in Miami. Towing companies all over the city regularly tow vehicles that they have no right to tow, and these companies also add illegal charges to the bill when drivers go to pick up their cars. But is there something you could do to keep this from happening to your car? Can Illegal Towing In Miami Be Stopped? A report by Local 10 News in Miami recently uncovered that city-approved companies were overcharging the people that they were towing. An audit by the station showed upcharges, time charges and unexplained charges that were forbidden by agreements made with the city. After exposing these overcharges, the news report also discovered that police efforts to control these towing companies were lacking….
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