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W&L Sues Chrysler’s Lending Unit, Alleges Illegal Interest Rates

Weitz & Luxenberg and public-interest law firm Public Justice filed a class action lawsuit alleging that a major automobile manufacturer’s lending subsidiary charges unlawfully high interest rates for car loans in New York state. The lawsuit alleges that the lending practices of Chrysler Capital LLC victimize low-income consumers in particular. Named a co-defendant is B&Z…

Injuries to North Shore L.I. Patients from Data Breach Investigated by W&L

Personal records and insurance information on 18,000 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System patients were compromised by a data breach that occurred last year in Texas but went undisclosed for many months, and now Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is considering filing negligence, economic injury and failure-to-warn claims against Dallas-based Global Care Delivery, the law firm…

CareFirst Data Breach Triggers W&L Probe

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is investigating potential economic injury claims against CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield after computer hackers carried out a data breach and accessed the confidential private records of some 1.1 million of the Baltimore-based health insurer’s policy holders.In disclosing on May 13 that the data breach had occurred, CareFirst did not say when it discovered…

Hospital Data Breach Affects Thousands of Patients

Another privacy breach has resulted in the theft of patients’ personal information at several hospitals in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These hospitals all used the billing services of Medical Management LLC, based in North Carolina.   Despite knowing the sensitive information its employees can access in hospitals, it is alleged that a Medical…

Lumber Liquidators’ Laminate Flooring Installers Urged to Contact W&L

UPDATE 2/22/2016: We are no longer pursuing this Lumber Liquidators lawsuit. Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring has dangerously high levels of formaldehyde, a toxin so harmful that W&L filed a class action lawsuit in March against the company on behalf of consumers who installed this highly toxic flooring in their homes. The firm is equally…