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$2.6M in Fees Enough for CROA Claim (access required)

In this class action alleging defendants violated the Credit Repair Organizations Act, the 4th Circuit upholds a district court’s refusal to set aside an arbitrator’s decision awarding plaintiffs only punitive damages on the violations and finding plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees and ...

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Car buyer: dealership didn’t disclose prior accident damage – $125,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff purchased a vehicle from the defendant dealership. The plaintiff alleged that during the negotiations for the vehicle, she explained her need for reliable and safe transportation for her family. She asked the salesman why the vehicle was being sold ...

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Dismissal Upheld for Joint Supplement Complaint (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendants GNC and Rite Aid in this suit alleging violation of various states’ consumer protection laws by marketing glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as promoting joint health; because the marketing statements that accurately describe ...

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Real Estate Agents Violated Credit Repair Act (access required)

Two realty company employees violated the Credit Repair Organizations Act by misrepresenting that they would assist plaintiff homeowners by improving their credit rating and applying for a mortgage loan modification, accepting payments from plaintiffs and using plaintiff’s debit card number ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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