Get Out of Jail Free – Forced Arbitration

Companies Band Together to Require Forced Arbitration as a Way to Avoid Liability The New York Times recently investigated the increasing use of arbitration clauses placed in consumer contracts by credit card issuers, cell phone providers, financial institutions and other large companies.   “From birth to death, the use of arbitration has crept into nearly every… Read more »

Anthem

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. Anthem said that the breach exposed employees’ and customers’ names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. All of Anthem’s business units are affected by the data breach. Anthem… Read more »

Proposal Made to Eradicate Certain Forced Arbitration Clauses

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Goes to Bat for Consumers The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), also known as the watchdog of consumers’ rights, went to bat yesterday for tens of millions of people who have lost their right to hold companies responsible for misleading them.  The CFPB met at an Arbitration Field Hearing in… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny Partner Nominated For American Antitrust Institute Award

Earlier today, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) announced its selection of leading legal practitioners and economists to be recognized at the AAI 2015 Antitrust Enforcement Awards. Goldman Scarlato & Penny partner Brian D. Penny was named a finalist for the award of Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer. Mr. Penny received this honor… Read more »

Experian and T-Mobile Data Breach Investigation

Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of persons whose private information was compromised as a result of a data breach announced by credit reporting agency Experian on October 1, 2015.  The breach compromised the records of about 15 million people.  According to Experian, the breach occurred on a server… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny Investigates VW Clean Diesel Scandal

  Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of persons who purchased certain Volkswagen and Audi TDI Clean Diesel (“TDI”) automobiles between 2009 and 2015.  Volkswagen has admitted that it cheated on pollution tests for TDI motors installed in 11 million vehicles worldwide.  This VW clean diesel scandal affects approximately… Read more »

Excellus Data Breach Investigation

Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of persons whose private information was compromised as a result of a data breach announced by health insurance provider Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (“Excellus”) on September 9, 2015. According to news reports, “Excellus is the largest health insurer in the Rochester, N.Y., region with… Read more »

GSP Investigating BB&T’s Forced Place Insurance Practices

Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of borrowers who obtained a mortgage through Branch Banking & Trust Company (“BB&T”) and who had a hazard, flood or wind insurance policy from American Security Insurance Company (“ASIC”) placed on their home by BB&T.  This practice is known as forced place insurance… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny Investigating MIE Data Breach

Goldman Scarlato & Penny has filed a complaint in the Northern District of Indiana on behalf of all persons and entities whose private information was compromised as a result of a data breach announced by Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. (“MIE”) on June 10, 2015. MIE is an information and technology company specializing in custom solutions… Read more »

Goldman Scarlato & Penny Investigating OPM Data Breach

GSP, P.C. is investigating a possible claim on behalf of all persons, including federal employees, whose private information was compromised as a result of the data breaches announced by the Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) on June 4, 2015 and July 9, 2015. On June 4, 2015, the OPM announced that it would notify approximately… Read more »