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W&L Considers Class Action Against GM Over Dangerous Vibrations

W&L is considering a consumer class action lawsuit against General Motors (GM) to hold the carmaker responsible for an as-yet unidentified problem causing some 2015 full-size trucks and SUVs to dangerously vibrate when driven at highway speed. W&L believes the problem stems from a design or manufacturing defect, or both. Any lawsuit pursued by the…

Landry Restaurants Credit Card Theft Investigated

Yet another breach of private consumer information has occurred and W&L is investigating the potential harm suffered by customers. This time, the source of the breach is Landry’s, Inc., with more than 500 outlets, including restaurants, hotels and casinos. This nationwide chain recently acknowledged that the credit card information of its customers has been stolen.…

W&L to Target Volkswagen Over ‘Defeat Device’ Emissions Recall

Owners of recalled Volkswagen diesel passenger cars sold with emissions controls designed to cheat during smog tests may be entitled to compensation from the automaker, according to Weitz & Luxenberg. W&L today announced plans to bring a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen on behalf of defrauded consumers across the country, including in California and New…

New York Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield Data Breach

Personal information belonging to 10.5 million customers of western New York health insurer Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield was hacked, and now W&L is taking up the call to help put those harmed by the data breach in their rightful positions. The hack was discovered in August, but occurred at the end of 2013. The hackers…

W&L Probes Data Breach at Medical Informatics Engineering

Weitz & Luxenberg today initiated an investigation into the harm suffered by patients whose private health and financial records were hacked during a recent data breach in Indiana, the law firm announced. Records of approximately 4 million patients found their way into criminal hands through the data breach, which occurred at a Fort Wayne electronic medical…