From pet food to proper wages, it looks like companies are still trying to pull one over on those they employ and provide products to – all for the sake of higher profits. In this issue, we’ll tackle investigations into whether inferior ingredients are being substituted for the quality ones pet lovers pay a premium for, as well as how some insurance companies may be underpaying their utilization review nurses by refusing them overtime pay. Plus, a look at the cases filed against for-profit colleges for being less than credible and – finally – a settlement in the Yahoo data breach litigation. Read on for more.
If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you likely already know about the investigation into whether certain high-end dog and cat food products are being advertised in a less-than-honest way when it comes to their ingredients. Well, attorneys have expanded the investigation to include several more brands and products that pet owners rightfully assume contain what their labels say. If you’re concerned about the quality of the pet food you’ve been paying a few extra dollars for, we have the full list of products in question here.
Allegations have surfaced that some healthcare organizations and insurance companies are failing to properly pay overtime to registered nurses who perform utilization reviews by wrongly classifying them as exempt. Even salaried utilization review nurses who were told they couldn’t receive overtime pay may be entitled to compensation for any work done after 40 hours a week. Attorneys are looking to file lawsuits to help these nurses recover their unpaid wages. So, if this sounds like something that happened to you, share your story with us and you may be able to help get the litigation started.
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This settlement will provide compensation to those in certain states whose TransUnion file reflects an inquiry related to collection activity in connection with loans issued through CashCall or Western Sky.
In two nightmarish cases filed this past year, students have claimed that their schools misrepresented and even blatantly lied about their ability to provide a quality education—leaving some students thousands of dollars in debt with nothing to show for it. In a disturbing trend, we’ve seen more and more instances of these for-profit schools being less than honest about the quality of education they offer – especially when it comes to accreditation. Several lawsuits have already been filed and while none of us are active students, we’ve learned a few lessons from the whole ordeal.
If you were affected by one of the Yahoo data breaches that took place between 2013 and 2016, you have probably been waiting for this for quite a while. Well, we’re pleased to report that the wait is over and that we have information on what you need to know about the $117.5 million Yahoo data breach settlement. At this point, you may have already received an email saying you may be affected by the settlement, but even if you haven’t, there’s a settlement website to check out so you can know for sure. All the details can be found here.
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