Several New Investigations Could Mean More Lawsuits
This issue focuses on a handful of recently opened investigations that could lead to lawsuits being filed in the future, so you’ll want to keep an eye on these. To start, attorneys are looking into Connexin’s security protocols following a recent data breach that may have exposed private patient information from pediatric practices. Then, we’re shifting our focus to issues at schools, both academic and athletic in nature. The first takes issue with the NCAA and how it may have put female lacrosse players at a higher risk than men by not allowing the women to wear helmets in their divisions; the second looks at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and a potential academic rankings scandal.
To round things out, we’ll take a look at marinas in North Carolina and Florida that are suspected of overcharging boat owners for electricity – plus the latest in class action settlements to celebrate the new year. Keep reading for the latest.
Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, but companies should be held accountable for failing to keep their customers’ private information safe – especially when children are involved. Connexin, which provides software and services to pediatric physician practices, is currently under scrutiny after experiencing a data breach that allowed the personal and medical information of patients and their parents to be accessed by an unauthorized party. Now, attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of those affected. A successful lawsuit could help data breach victims recover money for damages, including time spent dealing with the effects of the data breach and the cost of ongoing identity protection services. If you received notice from Connexin Software or your pediatrician that your child’s information, or your information, was compromised in the data breach, you can read up on our investigation right here.
NCAA lacrosse can get pretty rough no matter who’s playing, even though women’s leagues are viewed as “no contact” and men’s divisions are considered “full contact.” Unfortunately, this distinction means female players are prohibited from wearing protective helmets despite the fact that studies have shown they have a higher rate of head injuries than their male counterparts. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to file a lawsuit that could potentially force the NCAA to change its rules regarding the use of full protective helmets in women’s lacrosse. Notably, attorneys are looking to sue the NCAA specifically – not the colleges and universities where the women play. If you suffered a concussion while playing lacrosse for an NCAA-governed school, you may be able to help start a class action to enact change and ensure female lacrosse players are kept just as safe as the men. Share your story with us and learn more here.
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Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating reports that the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education submitted false data to artificially inflate its ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best graduate schools and used this to increase enrollment in its online programs. They are now looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed, but before that can happen, they need to speak with current and former online graduate students. A successful lawsuit could give these students a chance to recover part of their tuition. It’s believed that online enrollees paid more than they would have had they known the school’s ranking was allegedly based on false information. So, if you signed up for an online graduate degree program with Rossier between April 1, 2009 and April 27, 2022, head over to this page to learn more about your legal rights.
If you’re a Florida or North Carolina boat owner with a wet slip, you may have noticed some high prices for electricity down at the marina. Well, attorneys have reason to believe that this isn’t a coincidence and that some marinas may be overcharging for electricity – potentially warranting a class action. If filed and successful, a class action could help people get back the money they may have overpaid in electric bills and potentially force the marina to change its billing practices. If you have a wet slip at a marina in Florida or North Carolina and believe you have been overcharged for electricity, share your story with us here.
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