Monthly Archives: June 2011

Beiersdorf, Maker of Nivea My Silhouette Skin Cream, Agrees to Settle Consumer Fraud Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is sending the message that applying lotion to your skin will not make you thin. Beiersdorf AG, the maker of Nivea My Sihouette skin cream, has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the FTC for $900,000.  The Complaint … Continue reading

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Bank of America Agrees To Pay $8.5 Billion In Housing Crash Settlement

Bank of America Corp has agreed to pay $8.5 Billion to settle lawsuits from investors that lost money on mortgage-backed securities.  The landmark settlement may influence other major banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Wells Fargo & Co., to … Continue reading

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FTC Files Lawsuits Over Free Vacation Prize Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed two lawsuits against companies that the FTC claims engaged in nationwide free vacation prize scams. These companies are alleged to have used Spanish language radio and TV advertising to offer vacation packages worth thousands of dollars. … Continue reading

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SONY Faces Class Action Lawsuit on PlayStation Network Security Breach

SONY recently admitted that personal information, including credit card data was stolen by computer hackers who broke into SONY’s online entertainment service.  SONY’s PlayStation Network has more than 77 million users and many claim that this is the worst security breach in hacking history.  … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Blocks Class Action Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Betty Dukes, No. 10-277 halted a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart filed by former female employees who claim that Wal-Mart was paying women less and giving them … Continue reading

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Parents in West Boynton Request Neighborhood Charter Schools

Parents from West Boynton Beach are unhappy with the lack of a community middle school and high school and are trying to create a charter school for their neighborhood. The Canyon Area Parents for a Neighborhood Charter School have come … Continue reading

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Adam Balkan of Boca Raton Law Firm Balkan & Patterson Recognized as Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar

Boca Raton, FL – Trial attorney Adam Balkan of the Boca Raton law firm of Balkan & Patterson, LLP, has received his board certification as a civil trial lawyer from The Florida Bar, which is the highest recognition in the … Continue reading

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