Consumer Fraud Articles

Investment and securities fraud is one area of consumer fraud litigation pursued by the attorneys at Beasley Allen. Litigation includes individual cases as well as class actions that have been filed throughout the country. Cases in this area also involve matters including wrongful conduct of insurance and finance companies including fraud and bad faith, mortgage loan fraud, general consumer fraud and employment issues. Pending cases include securities and investment fraud litigation against companies including Stanford Securities and Regions Morgan Keegan, among others.

Our firm also is representing people who have been taken advantage of in the workplace, through violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In these cases, employers intentionally misclassify employees as independent contractors or managers in order to reduce costs such as overtime compensation, employee benefits, payroll taxes, unemployment compensation and workers compensation.

Whistleblower’s immunity in FTC case being debated by the House Oversight Commitee

Posted: July 29, 2014

The immunity of a potential whistleblower is currently under debate by the chairman and top Democrat of the House Oversight Committee.

Internet marketplace Ebay faces class action lawsuit following massive data breach

Posted: July 28, 2014

After suffering a serious data breach earlier this year, eBay is now facing a class action lawsuit filed in a U.S. federal court. According to the consumer privacy class action lawsuit, which was filed last Wednesday by Louisianan Collin Green,

Mobile health care system, affiliates settle whistleblower lawsuit for $24.5 million

Posted: July 25, 2014

Alabama’s largest non-government health care system, two affiliated clinics, and a physicians group have agreed to pay the U.S. $24.5 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging they violated the False Claims Act and anti-kickback laws by paying or receiving

U.S. intervenes in whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec

Posted: July 24, 2014

The U.S. government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation that alleges the company, contracted by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide security software services, defrauded the agency by submitting false claims.

Florida hospital spent $24 million in taxpayer money fighting whistleblower lawsuit

Posted: July 22, 2014

A Florida hospital that settled a whistleblower’s allegations of fraud with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year used millions of dollars in taxpayer money to defend itself in the case, Florida’s WFTV reported.

New York attorney general reports data breach rates at all time high

Posted: July 18, 2014

New York State is being electronically breached like never before. According to a report released by the New York attorney general’s office, public and private institutions experienced more than 900 data breaches in 2013. That is a record-breaking number. These

Target listed among top 10 worst data breaches in U.S. history

Posted: July 17, 2014

A data breach is modern thievery through technology. “Hackers” access a company’s unsecured database and steal account and personal information, such as credit and debit card numbers, PINs, addresses, phone numbers and even social security numbers. Identity theives then use

Louisiana sues Fresenius for marketing dangerous, defective dialysis products

Posted: July 16, 2014

Hundreds of people have filed wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against dialysis products and services giant Fresenius Medical Care North America over alleged injuries and deaths caused by the company’s dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. Now the state of

Moving services company settles whistleblower allegations with U.S.

Posted: July 14, 2014

A Virginia-based moving management company has agreed to pay the U.S. government nearly $510,000 to resolve a whistleblower’s allegations that it overbilled the government for moving services it provided to federal employees being relocated.

Nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy provider settles whistleblower lawsuit for $124.24 million

Posted: July 7, 2014

Omnicare Inc., the country’s largest provider of prescription drugs and pharmacy services to nursing homes, has agreed to pay the U.S. more than $124 million to settle whistleblower allegations that it defrauded federal and state Medicare and Medicaid programs through