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Verde Energy USA Unwanted Telemarketing Calls TCPA Class Action

Verde Energy USA, Inc. is an energy supply company. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verde tries to find customers by telemarketing in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)—and that this is not the first time it has been sued for violating the Act.  Read more

Privacy
Use of artificial or pre-recorded voice, Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls, TCPA, Called Number on Do Not Call Registry
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Titan Mutual Lending Unwanted Cell Phone Calls TCPA Class Action

Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to help protect the privacy of ordinary people by forbidding telemarketers from intruding on them without their permission. The complaint for this class action alleges that Titan Mutual Lending, Inc. does not comply with the law in its telemarketing.  Read more

Privacy
Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls, TCPA, Called Number on Do Not Call Registry
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Hilton Worldwide Too Much Info on Receipts FACTA Class Action

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) was passed quite a few years ago—in 2003, in fact. Companies were given three years—until December 2006—to comply with its requirements. The complaint for this class action alleges that many years later, in December 2019, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. had still somehow managed not to bring its  Read more

Privacy
Too Much Card Info Printed on Receipt, FACTA
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Open World Minefaire Unwanted Text Messages TCPA Class Action

When Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991, telemarketers were calling more than 18 million Americans per day. According to this complaint, by 2003 and despite the law, telemarketers are calling 104 million Americans every day. The complaint opens a class action alleging that Open World, Inc. sends telemarketing text messages to  Read more

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Unsolicited Text Messages, TCPA, Failure to stop calling faxing or texting when requested, Failure to Place on Internal Do Not Call List
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Beyond Meat and PETA Text Messages to Cell Phones TCPA Class Action

Beyond Meat, Inc. has an interesting business: It makes alternatives to food products that come from animals. It’s not surprising, then, that they have partnered in at least one activity with the nonprofit group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Unfortunately, that that activity is alleged to be sending consumers unwanted text messages,  Read more

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Unsolicited Text Messages, TCPA
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YouTube, Google Collection and Using Minors’ Info Massachusetts Class Action

“Certain YouTube channels are plainly directed to children under the age of thirteen,” says the complaint for this class action. In fact, it claims that Google, the owner of YouTube, is collecting and exploiting information on minors for gain. The complaint alleges violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties, Children/Minors
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Clearview AI Facial Image Database BIPA Illinois Class Action

Clearview AI, Inc. “has created one of the largest proprietary databases in the world consisting of images of individuals[,] says the complaint for this class action. But it also alleges that the company has violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by wrongfully obtaining and using those images.  Read more

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Your Privacy, Using Your Private Information Without Consent, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, Biometric Data
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Slickwraps Electronic “Skins” Data Breach Class Action

Slickwraps, Inc. touted itself as the “premier source for quality consumer electronics protection and accessories.” But it appears to have done less well with a different aspect of electronics—that is, security. The complaint for this class action holds the company responsible for its recent data breach, alleging that it knew it “had comically bad security…”  Read more

Privacy
Exposure to cyber crime, Exposing Private Information
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UPMC Websites Send Patient Info to Third Parties Pennsylvania Class Action

UPMC owns and operates health care properties in Pennsylvania. It also operates online sites and encourages patients to participate in them. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that UPMC uses these sites to share patient information with other parties, thus breaching patient confidentiality and violating wiretapping laws, among other things.  Read more

Privacy
Your Privacy, wiretapping, Using Your Private Information Without Consent, Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties
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Xpress Web Marketing Unwanted Cell Phone Calls TPCA Class Action

Despite the visceral dislike of many consumers for telemarketing calls, many companies still like to use it to try to gain customers. They may do so—if they obey the regulations and limitations in place for telemarketers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Xpress Web Marketing does  Read more

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Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls, TCPA