Heartland Payment Systems Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP has filed a federal lawsuit against Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., one of the largest credit card processors in the U.S. The suit was filed in the District Court of New Jersey and accuses Heartland of charging customers “unjustifiable fees – sometimes retroactively” – in flagrant disregard of the promises Heartland made more »

Ticket Service Fee Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims against key arenas and ticket sellers for violating consumer protection laws by charging improper excessive fees (such as service fees, processing fees or convenience fees) to consumers who bought tickets for concerts and sporting events.  Venues and sellers like Ticketmaster regularly tacked on these fees that added more more »

Neutrogena Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased Neutrogena products labeled as “hypoallergenic”. It has been alleged that Neutrogena advertises some of their products, such as body creams and sun protectors as hyperallergenic but the products actually contain chemical preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI), a recognized allergen associated more »

Mutual Fund Fees Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims that certain mutual fund companies charge investors excessive fees for investment advice. We’ve repeatedly seen investors who have been charged excessive fees by the mutual funds, often mischaracterized and disguised as “investment advisory fees”. As one part of the scheme, the investment adviser subcontracts investment management duties to more »

Collateral Protection Insurance Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating allegations that certain banks may be charging their borrowers for unnecessary and unauthorized car and automobile insurance called “Collateral Protection Insurance” (CPI).  Lenders are force-placing collateral protection insurance without proper notice to the consumer, and even purchasing coverage for borrowers who provided evidence of applicable insurance coverage.  Often the more »

Gerber “Good Start” Investigation

Federal Judge Certifies Class of California Residents Who Bought Gerber Good Start Gentle On March 23, 2016 the Honorable John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California entered an order allowing consumer fraud claims to proceed against Gerber Products Co., a subsidiary of Nestlé Group, for its marketing of infant formula to consumers in more »

American Spectrum REIT I Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors who lost money by purchasing shares of American Spectrum REIT I from a stockbroker or investment advisor.  American Spectrum Advisors recently offered to purchase 1.6 million shares of American Spectrum REIT I Inc. for $1.25 per share.  That offer represents a loss of 87.5% more »

Fair Credit Reporting Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is currently investigating lenders’ unlawful practices of pulling consumers’ credit reports without cause or consent. Credit reports contain personal information that is protected by federal law. Lenders can only check a person’s credit report for a reason expressly authorized under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. However, lenders systemically overstep their authority more »

Yorkville Advisors LLC Fraud Class Action Investigation

Squitieri & Fearon, LLP is investigating claims for investors of Yorkville Advisors LLC.  The firm is pursuing allegations that Yorkville Advisors LLC, founder and president Mark Angelo, and chief financial officer Edward Schinik enticed pension funds and other investors to invest in their hedge funds by falsely portraying Yorkville as a firm that managed a more »

Iberia Bank Forced-Place Insurance Investigation Form

We are investigating claims on behalf of Iberia Bank customers with mortgages who have been forced placed insurance. When a borrower’s homeowner’s, hazard, flood or wind insurance policy lapses, the bank holding a mortgage may “force place” insurance on the borrower. However, many banks have turned this into a profit center by placing that insurance more »