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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
04/11/2017

Navient Lawsuit Challenges Treatment of Loan Pre-Payment

Navient lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating Navient lawsuit claims by borrowers of student loans serviced by Navient that Navient wrongfully applied loan prepayments in a way calculated to avoid the reduction of loan principal.  By applying prepayments in such a way, borrowers end up paying for more during the life of their student loans than they would have had the prepayments been property applied. Navient is the largest student loan servicer in the United States, having succeeded SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae) in... Read More
03/30/2017

North American Bancard PayAnywhere Lawsuit

PayAnywhere Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims by business owners who purchased the PayAnywhere credit card processing service offered by North American Bancard LLC.  Information gathered by Audet & Partners, LLP suggests that despite offering the PayAnywhere service as a fee-free service, both in promotional materials and in promises conveyed by sales representatives, the company did, in fact, begin charging monthly fees to customers who purchased the PayAnywhere service regardless of whether they actually ever used the system. In addition, information... Read More
03/12/2017

Toyota Electrical Problems Caused by Soy-Based Wiring Insulation

Toyota Electrical Problems

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims of Toyota electrical problems by owners of  Toyota vehicles who have reported recurring electrical failure.  Information has recently come to light that Toyota vehicles in model years 2012-2016 incorporated a soy-based wiring insulation that has been found to attract rodents. Rodents then work their way into the Toyota engines and gnaw on engine wiring, thus causing disruptions to the vehicle electrical system. Toyota owners who have discovered these electrical problems report that despite multiple requests,... Read More
02/19/2017

NFL Cheerleader Antitrust Lawsuit Investigation

NFL Cheerleader Antitrust Lawsuit

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims that management and franchises of the National Football League have conspired for many years to artificially suppress compensation paid to NFL cheerleaders throughout the league.  While lawsuits have been brought on behalf of cheerleaders in recent years alleging failure to compensate cheerleaders at a legally-mandated minimum wage, this NFL cheerleader antitrust lawsuit alleges a far-reaching conspiracy that may subject the league to extensive monetary damages and penalties imposed by federal antitrust laws. The specific... Read More