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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, they 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...

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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. Resources Graham Cluley, August 10, 2017 - Hotspot Shield VPN accused of logging...

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Insurers favor brand name drugs over generics

Have you been forced to buy a brand name drug instead of a generic and pay a higher copay? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. A recent newspaper article described how insurers and corporations have been secretly arranging to force patients and doctors into prescribing more expensive brand name drugs and pay much higher co-pay fees. That article reports that the drugs involved include Adderal XR and biosimilars such as Remicade. This practice does nothing but put more money into the pockets of insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other corporations. 29 percent of Americans with health insurance paid for by their...

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Web of Trust Browser Extension Lawsuit

Are you using Web of Trust (WOT) browser add-on and hope to get better protection while browsing the Internet? Your browsing history can be easily exposed, researchers reveal. If you're currently using Web of Trust (WOT) browser add-on, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact our lawyers at Abbott Law Group for a free consultation. About Web of Trust Browser Add-On The Web of Trust is a browser add-on that protects you while you browse the Internet. It's warning you against dangerous websites, links, malware, phishing, and more. Web of Trust (WOT) is a website reputation software that helps people make decision whether...

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Benicar Users Reach $300 Million Settlement with Daiichi Sankyo

A Japanese pharmaceutical company, Daiichi Sankyo, has agreed to pay $300 million to settle claims that the high blood pressure drugs Benicar, Benicar HCT, Acor and Tribenzor can cause gastrointestinal illness. The Abbott Law Group lawyers have fought hard for our clients and this is a great news for thousands of patients who suffered severely adverse side effects. The settlement was reached in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) case titled In re: Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2606, pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Camden Division. Under the settlement, all patients who made a claim and meet...

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Dow Jones Data Breach

DOW JONES DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT Cloud based computer files containing sensitive personal and financial details of more than 4 million Dow Jones & Company’s subscribers to publications including the Wall Street Journal and Barron's were exposed. The exposed data includes names, hominid business addresses, account information, email addresses and last four digits of credit card numbers of subscribers. The exposed information allowed any Amazon cloud service user with authentication credentials to download that data from Dow Jones' cloud. The reason, according to UpGuard’s Chris Vickery was due to a “wrong” privacy setting ( https://www.upguard.com/breaches/cloud-leak-dow-jones). Damages being Investigated for a Potential Dow...

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Chipotle Data Breach

CHIPOTLE DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT INVESTIGATION Was your debit or credit card compromised after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG.N) restaurant location? If so, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation. Those who’s bank accounts were compromised by hackers during the breach may be eligible to join an Chipotle data breach class action lawsuit. How the Chipotle Data Breach was Discovered The Chipotle data breach appears to have been initiated by hackers who used malware to steal customer payment data over a span of three weeks (between March 24 and April 18) at various Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant locations. The stolen data was taken...

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Starbucks Data Breach

STARBUCKS DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT INVESTIGATION The Starbucks mobile app has been hacked and a small fraction of users have experienced this data breach. Hackers are breaking into users' accounts online and then adding a new gift card and transferring the funds to themselves. They can then repeat the process by reloading the card. Starbucks is not taking responsibility for the hacks because they link the problem to weak customer passwords. However, Starbucks has informed customers to contact their customer service line (1-800-782-7282) to report their concern if they believe their account has been hacked. The company has also expressed that they would...

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Payment Card Incident

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reported a payment card incident that occurred between September 29, 2016 and December 29, 2016 at IHG-branded franchise hotel locations, such as the Holiday Inn Express. This is the response that was released from IHG: "April 14, 2017 IHG values the relationship we have with our guests and understands the importance of protecting payment card data.  Many IHG-branded locations are independently owned and operated franchises, and certain of these franchisee operated locations in the Americas were made aware by payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they were legitimately used at their locations.  To ensure an...

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