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09/11/2017

CREE Light Bulb Lawsuit

Cree Light Bulb Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by consumers that manufacturers of CREE light bulbs provided false and/or misleading information about the expected life span of the bulbs in advertising and on CREE light bulb packaging.  Consumers are alleging that CREE overstated the life span of their LED bulbs relative to conventional, incandescent light bulbs.  In so doing, the company may have exacted a higher purchase price from consumers who otherwise may well have opted for cheaper conventional bulbs. LED bulb manufacturers have already been subject... Read More
08/15/2017

CVS Prescription Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Pricing Scheme

CVS Prescription Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating CVS prescription lawsuit claims on behalf of individuals who have purchased prescription medication from pharmacies at either Walgreens or CVS.  Information has recently surfaced suggesting that both Walgreens and CVS pharmacies have participated in a fraudulent scheme with pharmacy intermediaries that has resulted in: (1) consumers paying more for medication when using their insurance as opposed to paying cash; and (2) an illegal "clawback" of inflated co-pays which has acted as an improper revenue... Read More
07/25/2017

Student Loan Lawsuit Challenges Loans Sold by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

Student Loan Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims in a student loan lawsuit that student loans held by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust ("National Collegiate"), may not be collectible due to the National Collegiate's inability to prove the existence of enforceable debts.  The student loans that may be invalid were made to students more than a decade ago by various lenders. In a scheme similar to that employed the subprime mortgage industry almost ten years ago, large numbers of student loans... Read More
07/10/2017

Behr DeckOver Lawsuit Alleges False Advertising

Behr DeckOver Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by consumers in a Behr DeckOver lawsuit that the popular deck and patio resurfacing product was falsely advertised as being superior to far less expensive deck stains.  Behr DeckOver coating, which was exclusively sold by Home Depot stores, was sold at a price several times that of more traditional stains.Marketing materials, including websites of both Behr and Home Depot, heavily promoted DeckOver as vastly superior to traditional stains In an effort to justify the... Read More
05/23/2017

Visa Antitrust Lawsuit Investigation

Visa Antitrust Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating long-standing claims by merchants and business owners alleging antitrust violations against Visa as part of a Visa antitrust lawsuit.  Merchants have alleged an antitrust conspiracy among Visa and a long list of banks and financial institutions claiming that companies have worked to create an illegal scheme that effectively prevents merchants from passing along the true cost of credit card transactions to customers. Merchants and small businesses have noted contractual rules mandatorily enforced by Visa that effectively... Read More