Cable Television Overcharges

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That’s Not What Charge is Supposed to Be 

 

Have you found your cable bill was more than promised.  Was your bill changed only temporarily and excessive charges reinstated without your consent.  Our office is handling claims involving

* overcharges,
* lack of promised services,
* unexpected add-ons and additional fees.

Other Sources 

https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/optimum-my-bill-keeps-going-higher-and-higher-for-just-internet-service-c1015230.html

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Dodge Dart Clutch Defect Class Action

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A Dodge Dart clutch lawsuit  alleges the cars have multiple defects in the clutch systems.  Plaintiffs claimed their 2013-2016 Dodge Dart cars equipped with Fiat C635 manual transmissions have clutch pedals that fail and stick to the floors.  The plaintiffs claim the hydraulic clutch system is defective where the “clutch pedal loses pressure, sticks to the floor, and fails to engage/disengage gears.”

As a result, the Dodge Darts stall, fail to accelerate and suffer from premature failure of the clutch components, including the “clutch master cylinder and reservoir hose, clutch slave cylinder, release bearing, clutch disc, pressure plate and flywheel.  The complaint alleged the problems cause  cause contamination of the hydraulic fluid and the contamination causes the internal and external seals of the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder to swell and fail.

If you experienced problems with your clutch, call 973 598-1980 for a free consultation.

 

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Acura 9 Speed Transmission Recall

 

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Acura has recalled about 8,300 model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 cars equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions.

In September 2016, Acura informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about plans to recall the cars to update the transmission software, but there was a delay of sorts. Acura says it couldn’t reach an agreement with NHTSA on the language of the recall, so the automaker went ahead and notified owners and started recall repairs. Before all that, transmission supplier ZF filed a defect notice regarding certain transmissions installed in vehicles from numerous automakers, including the 2015 TLX.   ZF reported insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness can cause the transmission control unit to misread electrical signals and send the car into failsafe mode. That mode will cause the transmission to shift into NEUTRAL and the vehicle will coast to a stop.

Acura believes a small number of cars may be affected by the problem and the automaker says they are providing the software update out of an abundance of caution. However, the update won’t fix the problems as engineers say the software update will only cause a warning light to activate if problems are detected. In addition, the update will extend the period before the transmission is placed into failsafe mode, allegedly giving an owner time to get the car to a dealer for repairs.   See https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/acura-tlx-recalled-transmission-problems.shtml

If you have had problems with your Acura Transmission you may be entitled to a new vehicle or compensation for your problem.  Call 973 598-1980 for a Free Consultation.

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CABLE COMPANY OVERCHARGES

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When you get promised one rate and charged another, it’s frustrating. When it happens to thousands of customers getting service from the same company all at once, it’s probably a sign of a systematic problem. And one report now says thousands of AT&T and DirecTV customers have been complaining about exactly that for years.
When CBS News went digging, it found more than 4,000 complaints against AT&T and DirecTV (the two merged in 2015) over the last two years relating to overcharges, deals, and promotional pricing gone awry.
https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/att-directv-reportedly-overcharged-thousands-of-customers/

If you have been deceived by your cable company, you may be entitled to compensation.

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OVERCHARGE CLASS ACTION

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Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with the excess going to an undisclosed third party? Many appraisers say yes. And they’re eager to let consumers know that when the appraisal charge is $500 or $800 or $1,000, they’re frequently being paid just a fraction of that. The rest is going to an “appraisal management” company under contract with the lender to oversee the appraisal process. Management companies hire the appraiser, negotiate fees, review the appraisal and send it to the lender. Management companies often select appraisers willing to work for relatively low fees. In exchange, they make assignments available to appraisers that they might not otherwise receive.   Controversy arises when management companies add 35 to 50 percent surcharges — or more — onto the final bill to the consumer.

Have you been overcharged for goods or services.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a
Free Consultation

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Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban: How and Why There Can be Different Opinions on the Same Subject

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What is the law, is a question people ask for which there frequently is no clear answer.  The Supreme Court allowed the Trump travel.
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/17-965_h315.pdf

More accurately, 5 judges allowed the law, while 4 suggested it be struck down.  And several lower courts found it invalid.  See Washington v Trump,  847 F.3d 1151 (9th Cir. 2017).

 

https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/02/09/17-35105.pdf

The decision illustrates several principles,

  • Different courts can see the same law in different ways,
  • Facts can be emphasized in varying ways, and one can look at the various opinions to see how each judge emphasized different facts.
  • Judges have predilections like everyone else, and that can influence their decisions.

Rather than asking what is the law which supposes a clarity and certainly that usually does not exist, ask what are the factor that courts will consider and how will they be weighed.

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New Jersey Automobile Dealership Investigation

Two New Jersey car dealership have agreed to pay $50,000 to settle claims that they violated New Jersey rules.  www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases15/Newton-Audi-VW_Redacted2.pdf. .  This claim involved something called packing involves telling the consumer the price of the vehicle and then adding additional costs to the purchase.    The dealerships agreed that they would not add additional costs to contracts for car purchases without the customer’s consent.  Other typical claims involve,

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  • Sales of Defective Cars
  • Breach of implied or express warranties or service contracts,
  • Sales of salvage vehicles,
  • bait and switch

    Here is a list of dealership where we or other counsel have presented claims, or state records show investigations.*

    Sansone Galleria  www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Pages/08182017.aspx  (failing to disclose the total price for certain advertised vehicles, and charging consumers for aftermarket merchandise that was listed at “no charge” on certain leases and sales contracts.)
    Loman Ford
    Autoland
    21th Century Auto  www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Pages/05012018.aspx
    Cars on 21   (dealership allegedly engaged in a host of “unconscionable and deceptive business practices,” including “bait and switch” schemes where the business advertised vehicles at low prices and then refused to sell the cars at the advertised prices.)

    Call for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Claim

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*The listing is not intended to express a statement about the dealership practice or assert that they been involved in deception in a particular case.

 

 

 

Telephone Misuse of Private Data

An FTC action alleges a Florida telephone company named Blu failed to properly handle stored information.  Consumers who purchased phones may be entitled to compensation.  www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/1723025_blu_decision_and_order_4-30-18.pdf.

Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation .

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BMW ODOR PROBLEMS

 

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BMW owners have complained of odor under various conditions.

I have a 2011 BMW 328i and I get this sort of burnt chemical smell through the vents when the heat is on. It doesn’t happen until I have been driving for 10-15 minutes. After that you get the smell on some low level all the time, but it seems to be briefly exacerbated by making a hard turn (i.e. a U-turn). You get a stronger whiff coming out of the turn and then it returns to baseline. I also smell it stronger when setting off in low gear (1st or 2nd) like from a stop sign.   https://community.cartalk.com/t/smell-from-vents-bmw-328i/89768

BMW has recently issued a recall.  Recall Campaign 17V-676 Blower Motor Wiring According to BMW, the problem involves the blower motor which monitors heat and air conditioning.

Owners with problems may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems, loss of use, and other damages.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

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