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Posted 11 months ago in Consumer Law The Internet & The Law Video by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Video Gamers Sue to Play Online [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about what happens when you tell millions of video game players that they can no longer compete against each other online. Competing online is huge. For example, 5,000,000 people a day use Electronic Arts Internet services to play each other online using Xbox Live, Nintendo Wi-Fi connection and PlayStation Network. Recently, a class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court charged EA with false advertising and breach of warranty for …

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California Sues Corinthian Schools for Second Time

The California attorney general on Oct. 10 sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCI) for, among other things, false advertising, alleging that the for-profit markets its schools to low-income, vulnerable people by misrepresenting programs and job placement rates.   The Old Bait and Switch Attorney general Kamala Harris says that CCI subsidiaries that operate Everest, Heald and WyoTech colleges use deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns to attract prospective students. By targeting low-income single mothers and veterans returning from combat, CCI …

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Posted 1 year ago in Litigation The Internet & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Yelp Sues Law Firm for ‘Fake’ Good Reviews

In a twist on the typical bad-review-on-Yelp litigation, Yelp itself is suing a law firm for allegedly having its employees flood the site with good reviews.   Flood of Glowing Reviews After San Diego-based law firm McMillan Law Group received its first review on Yelp in 2010 — a very negative one — the site received a flood of positive reviews from employees of the firm. “McMillan Law Group employees pretend to be clients and review their own employer on …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Video Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Anti-Aging Creams Called a Rip-Off [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s video Newsbreak for baby boomers. Maybe wisdom does come with age. If the fountain of youth in a jar sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone in your skepticism.  A class action lawsuit in New York accuses Estee Lauder of falsely advertising that its Advanced Night Repair Cream can make you look younger. According to the complaint, the makeup giant makes up claims that its products promote DNA repair …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Money & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Walgreens Under Fire for Shady Pricing Schemes

Following the Missouri Attorney General’s suit against it for false advertising, Walgreens is now being targeted by consumer groups for price discrepancies among its stores.   Walgreens Targeted by Missouri AG Missouri AG Chris Koster on Aug. 27 announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against Walgreen Co. of Illinois for false advertising, using pricing schemes to lure consumers into purchasing certain products. Koster says Walgreens “engaged in a pattern of advertising lower prices on display tags, but charging higher …

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