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Firm Director Adam Levitt comments on Consumer Rights regarding Data Breach Issues

Bad News for Target: Judge Rejects Standing Defense in Sony Privacy Case

by Alison Frankel, 01/22/14 – Perhaps I was a bit too declarative last week when I predicted doom for consumer class actions based on Target’s alleged failure to protect the personal information of 70 million (or even more) customers. A ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia of San Diego in consolidated data privacy breach litigation against Sony gives all of those plaintiffs lawyers who’ve filed privacy cases against Target reason to hope the suits will survive… Read the full report
(report reprinted from WestlawNext with permission of Thomson Reuters)

Consumers Seek Court Order Compelling Ford Motor Co. to Issue Safety Advisory to Car Owners over Sudden Acceleration

Request for injunction filed on behalf of purchasers of Ford vehicles with alleged defects that cause sudden unintended acceleration; plaintiffs seek to have Ford issue customer guide on how to handle acceleration event while driving; proposed class actions expanded to include plaintiffs from 30 states

CHICAGO/HUNTINGTON, W.VA. (November 18, 2013) – In the latest development in an ongoing consumer lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over sudden acceleration of the company’s cars, attorneys for plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary injunction, requesting that the court order Ford to issue a customer service advisory to purchasers and lessees of certain Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles on how to handle a sudden unintended acceleration event should it occur… Read full Press Release

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Grant & Eisenhofer FCA Practice releases free Mobile Phone App for Apple and Android devices

New app – available for Apple and Android devices – is valuable, portable resource on whistleblower rights and protections, with key checklists and overview of state and federal laws; app provides extra privacy and discretion for individuals reporting illegal activity.

WASHINGTON, DC (September 25, 2013) – Leading whistleblower law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. has released a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices, “Whistleblower Laws: Know Your Rights”… Read full Press Release
The free app can be downloaded here for Android (requires v. 2.2 and up), and here  for Apple.

Grant & Eisenhofer Represents Whistleblowers in Justice Department $257 Million Civil Settlement with Wyeth over Unlawful Marketing of Rapamune

Pfizer subsidiary pleads guilty to off-label marketing of powerful immunosuppresent Rapamune; settlement latest in series of major off-label whistleblower cases by G&E against Abbott, GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen

WASHINGTON, DC (July 30, 2013) – Leading whistleblower law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. represented two key whistleblowers behind a $257.4 million settlement announced today between drugmaker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer, and the U.S. Department of Justice stemming from alleged marketing abuses of Wyeth’s powerful immunosuppressant drug Rapamune… Read full Press Release

Firm Director Adam Levitt speaks with Reuters on GMOs and Crop Contamination

U.S. wheat markets were roiled by reports in May that unauthorized genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Corp had been discovered growing in a field in Oregon.

With GMOs back in the news, Adam Levitt, who leads G&E’s consumer practice group, spoke with Reuters about what has changed in the decade since he began litigating crop contamination cases… Read the full June 19 Reuters interview