Arbitration Clauses Harm Consumers

CFPB Releases Study Results on Consumer Arbitration Clauses Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released the results of its study on consumer arbitration clauses.  The results overwhelmingly demonstrated that these clauses are bad for consumers and limit the consumer’s right to sue.  Most importantly, it denies them the right to join their claims together,… Read more »

Buyer Beware!  Strict Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses Limits Consumer Rights

What are Arbitration Clauses and Why Should You Care? Have you ever signed a contract that contained an Arbitration Clause?  Did you read the clause fully?  Did you understand the ramifications of the clause?  If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you are not alone. The impact of arbitration clauses has greatly limited… Read more »

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Price-Fixing Regarding Platinum and Palladium

Platinum and Palladium Class Action filed by Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. A complaint filed Friday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges price manipulation in the markets for platinum and palladium products.  Platinum and palladium are primarily found in the production of catalytic converters for automobiles and… Read more »

Community Health Data Breach Class Actions Will Proceed In One Court

Nine Nationwide Class Action Suits Alleging Security Data Breach Have Been Consolidated in the Northern District of Alabama Nine class actions, each alleging that private information maintained by Community Health Systems, Inc. and Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (collectively, “CHS”) was not adequately protected, were consolidated on February 4, 2015 in the United States… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny’s Client Appears on CBS Morning News to Discuss Identity Theft

Identity Theft: GSP Client Discusses Impact on Victims On Friday, February 6, 2015, Goldman Scarlato & Penny’s client appeared on the CBS Morning News.  On the program, he discussed how identity theft, which allegedly resulted from the hacking of under-protected data from his health care provider, has impacted his life.   Community Health Services (“CHS”)… Read more »

Class Action – Poly Foam Defendants Seek Sup. Ct. Review

Defendants Challenge Class Action Decision in Poly Foam Litigation   Defendant Poly Foam manufacturers are requesting review of a class action decision in antitrust litigation, claiming the Supreme Court needs to resolve a split in the Circuit courts. In light of a recent class action decision from the First Circuit Court of Appeals approving class… Read more »

Anthem Database Breach – Names and Social Security Numbers Hacked

Anthem Database Breach Anthem Inc., one of the country’s largest health insurers, reported that its database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees was hacked.  The scope of the incursion is not yet know.  It has been reported that the Anthem database breach involved tens of millions of records.  Anthem said that the… Read more »

Nexium Class Certification Upheld

This decision has wide-spread implications, easing the burden on plaintiffs to define a class that includes non-class members and still get class certified.

NHL Concussion Class Action: Did Players Appreciate the Risks

NHL Concussion Class Action | Did Players Appreciate the Risks Brad Maxwell, one of the representative plaintiffs in a case brought by NHL players against the National Hockey League, penned this article explaining what he and other professional hockey players thought they were signing up for and the much greater risks of long term cognitive… Read more »

Class Action Investigation: Possible Data Breach at Chick-Fil-A Restaurants

Class Action Investigation|Chick-Fil-A Data Breach Report:  The popular fast-food chain has suffered what may be a massive, months-long payment card data breach that likely dates back as far as December 2013.  Customers using payment cards in stores nationwide, including stores in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Maryland and Georgia may be implicated. If you believe you… Read more »