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Abuse of Adults with Disabilities

Our loved ones with disabilities in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are more likely to experience abuse than people without disabilities. 1 in 3 adults aged 65 or older has a disability. According to National Center on Elder Abuse research 30% of adults with disabilities reported one or more types of mistreatment by their provider.Discovering that your aged loved ones have experienced some type of abuse or neglect from the institution hired to take care of them is heartbreaking. Instead of being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve they are neglected and mistreated.If you believe that your...

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SunTrust Data Breach Lawsuit

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Facebook Data and Cambridge Analytica

The world's largest social network Facebook is facing some challenging times since Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed data of millions of Facebook users. According to The Wall Street Journal Facebook collects the following information:"When people use Facebook, they volunteer large amounts of information. It starts with what the social network calls a public profile: name, profile picture, cover photo, gender, networks and user ID.But it also covers a person’s hometown, religious and political affiliations, work and education histories, and stated relationship interests (i.e., your sexual orientation).Facebook also keeps tabs on every photo and video that has been uploaded, every post...

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Data Breach

It was reported by The New York Times and The Guardian that Cambridge Analytica - a political data analytics company -  allegedly harvested more than 50 mil Facebook profiles, and may have influenced voters in the 2016 presidential campaign. Cambridge Analytica acquired the personal information through an outside researcher who, according to Facebook, was collecting it for academic purposes.On March 16, 2018, Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica and Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL), and released the following statement:"Protecting people’s information is at the heart of everything we do, and we require the same from people who operate apps on Facebook. In 2015,...

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HP Mobile Connect Pro Lawsuit

It’s been reported by The Register that HP is ending it’s free data program, where with the purchase of a new HP computer or mobile device, you also get three years worth of 200 mb per month data bucket free. It’s been reported by The Register and it appears that the free data bucket will be ending as of April 1, 2018.If you purchased or use an HP device that is currently entitled to the “always on” data bucket, also known as HP Mobile Connect Pro, you may be entitled to compensation.HP Mobile Connect Pro is available on select HP...

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Forever 21 Hacked

Clothing chain Forever 21 issued a statement about the payment card security incident that happened in 2017. The hackers were able to use the payment card details from point of sale (POS) terminals in stores from April 3 to November 18.If you or anyone in your household purchased in Forever 21 stores during that time, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the Abbott Law Group for a no-cost consultation.The unauthorized access to data from payment cards happened because the encryption on some POS devices was not always on. There was also discovered that malware was installed to search...

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Hyatt Hotels Credit Card Breach

Hyatt Hotels informed customers that they discovered unauthorized access to payment card information from cards manually entered or swiped at some Hyatt hotels between March 18, 2017 and July 2, 2017. You can find a list of affected hotels here.If you have been alerted that your information was stolen from Hyatt hotels, contact Abbott Law Group class action attorneys for a free consultation. US Locations: Koloa, HI - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Lahaina, HI - Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa Wailea, HI - Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort"Based on our investigation, we understand that such unauthorized access to card...

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Counterfeit Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

The sunglasses you purchased for viewing the recent solar eclipse may be counterfeit and may not have provided you with the required safety against eye injury. Even if claimed to be safe, these sunglasses will only provide real protection if they comply with international safety standard called ISO 12312-2. It’s been reported by the American Astronomical Society (AAS – and they should know!) that many sunglasses sold are counterfeit (meaning they claim to be ISO compliant but are not) or are simply plain sunglasses, also without any eclipse-grade protection. Viewing an eclipse without proper protection can cause permanent and serious...

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Real Estate Closing Fraud Attorneys

Imagine you're buying a new home for your family, and you're about to go closing. You have already wired the closing money based on email you received from your real estate agent. But the money never arrived to the right account.If you have been the victim of a real estate closing fraud, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information, call the real estate closing fraud lawyers at the Abbott Law Group at 904.292.1111 for a free consultation.Recent news articles report a new type of real estate closing scam that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many...

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Hotspot Shield VPN Lawsuit

Hotspot Shield VPN accused of selling user data to advertisers The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received a complaint to investigate the data security and data sharing practices of Hotspot Shield Virtual Private Network (VPN) services.Hotspot Shield VPN is a product of AnchorFree and claims to protect privacy, Wi-Fi security, and unrestricted access to content.The complaint believes that misrepresenting the level of privacy and security to Hotspot Shield VPN users is a deceptive trade practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act, and subject to investigation and injunction by the Commission.ResourcesGraham Cluley, August 10, 2017 - Hotspot Shield VPN accused of logging...

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