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U.S. Department of Transportation

Consumer Basics

U.S. Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which began operation in 1967, deals with, you guessed it, transportation.As part of that mission, the ACPD is responsible for, among other things, ensuring…

Fuelman Fleet Card

Class Action

Fuelman Fleet Card

In February 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Fleetcor Technologies Operating Company for allegedly misleadingly marketing that transportation companies that use the Fuelman Fleet Card to purchase fuel save…

Toyota Accident Mitigation System

Class Action

Toyota Accident Mitigation System

January 2014: A federal judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit against Toyota finding, among other things, that plaintiffs lacked standing (i.e., a proper basis) to file their complaint because they didn’t…

Smarten up about Cell Phone Fraud

Consumer News

Smarten up about Cell Phone Fraud

There are now over 6 billion cell phones in use around the world.  Just like everyone else, the con artists and fraudsters are also leveraging the rise of cell phone…

Facebook’s Tracking Cookies

Consumer News

Facebook’s Tracking Cookies

Facebook’s list of privacy abuses in 2011 seemed to grow by the minute.  Tech savvy users of the 800 million-strong network reported that A browser or web cookie collects and…

Junk Mail is Costly

Consumer News

Junk Mail is Costly

Ever wonder how much junk mail actually costs?  In just one state – Massachusetts, the estimated cost to cities and towns to dispose of the catalogs, flyers, phone books, and…

Uber’s “Safe Rides Fee”

Class Action

Uber’s “Safe Rides Fee”

August 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved the amended settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for February 2018. June 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of an amended…

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