Recently we have received calls from individual consumers calling about debt consolidation services being provided by a company calling itself the Consumer Law Group.

Our firm does not handle debt consolidation matters, and this confusion arose several years ago from a company in San Diego that was reported to the Better Business Bureau. We do not know if this is the same company, or is tied to another group.

If you have questions or complaints about this company, make sure to ask them for their phone number, contact the Better Business Bureau or the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.

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Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision, holding that five “John Doe” HIV patients could pursue a discrimination claim against CVS Caremark for requiring HIV and AIDS patients to obtain their medications by mail-order or drop shipment to a CVS store.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision that found the plaintiffs had not adequately alleged a disability discrimination claim, finding the plaintiffs properly alleged that the CVS mail order program violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). [click to continue…]

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There is a frequent question about obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of the public when the lawsuit involves a mandatory arbitration clause. Such situations commonly occur in consumer class action litigation.

In this article in the ABTL (Association of Business Trial Lawyers) Report, attorney Alan Mansfield discusses the California Supreme Court decision in McGill v. Citibank, N.A. (2017) 2 Cal. 5th 945, and its practical applications for practitioners.

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Coventry Health Sued For Mandatory HIV/AIDS mail order program

December 30, 2015

On December 22, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against Coventry Health for implementing a mandatory mail order program for HIV/AIDS specialty medications, contrary to the terms of a settlement agreement and representations made by its parent company, Aetna, Inc. The lawsuit is pending in the Southern District of Florida, and will be posted here shortly

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Major Car Company Charged with Deceptive Practices

September 19, 2015

Today in The New York Times is a report Volkswagon intentionally programmed certain diesel Model Year 2009-15 vehicles to violate EPA and California emissions control requirements. Read about what Volkswagon did here VW Alleged to Have Cheated on Emissions Testing If you would like to learn more about your legal options if you own or […]

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Important Information for Those Interested In the DOE v. United settlement

August 26, 2014

On August 2, 2014, the Court entered an order finally approving the settlement in this action.  Assuming no appeals are filed, the following is an updated list of relevant dates: “Effective Date” – September 3, 2014. This is the date the Settlement becomes effective.  Thus, beginning on September 4, 2014, class members can exercise your Exemption […]

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Important Information for Pathway Customers — Call Global Client Solutions

August 26, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday reached an approximately $7 million settlement in California federal court with an Oklahoma-based debt-settlement payment processor that the bureau says charged tens of millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees to consumers. The CFPB alleged that Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Global Client Solutions allowed companies that it served to charge […]

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Class Notice Now Available for DOE v. United

May 12, 2014

For those who are interested in the action against United Healthcare involving the mail order program for certain HIV/AIDS specialty medications, the class notice was mailed out last week. The following is a link to the settlement website, where you can also review the settlement notice and a list of Frequently Asked Questions: www.unitedhivsettlement.com (Internet […]

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Consumers Settle With United Healthcare Over HIV/AIDS Specialty Medication Delivery Program

March 20, 2014

On March 19, 2014 the parties in the DOE v. United litigation in the Central District of California filed with the Court a request for preliminary approval of a nationwide settlement of claims arising out of the use by United Healthcare of a mandatory program to require HIV/AIDS patients to obtain specialty medications through a […]

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Consumers Who Purchased Certain Gerber Infant Clothes Entitled to Money

June 26, 2013

Families who bought certain types of Gerbers “tagless” children’s clothing are entitled to refunds, discounts and re-imbursement for skin rashes, under a class-action settlement. Attorneys for a class of persons who bought “tagless” clothing for children and infants announced that they have reached a settlement with Gerber Childrenswear which lets anyone who purchased certain tagless […]

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