investigations

The firm actively investigates illegal and unfair behavior by certain entities and maintains websites to provide members of the public with the opportunity to share their experiences and to learn more about their legal rights and remedies in connection with such behavior. The following is a list of current investigations the firm has initiated.

We encourage you to learn more by exploring the links below. 


Facebook and Cambridge Analytica - Massive Data Breach

Firm partner Nick Carlin represents firm client on behalf of a nationwide class against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica on behalf of Facebook users affected by the data breach revealed by Cambridge Analytica co-founder Christopher Wylie on March 17th, 2018. Facebook now admits that Cambridge Analytica harvested and processed over 87 million American Facebook users’ private and sensitive information without user consent with the intent to use the data to manipulate the American public in elections. The complaint alleges among other things that Cambridge Analytica engaged in racketeering activities under the RICO statute. For more information, read news about the complaint and contact us.

Grindr - HIV Privacy Breach

Firm is looking into reports that the dating app Grindr breached basic privacy standards by sharing users’ highly sensitive and personal information – including users’ HIV status and test dates – with third-party companies without consent or knowledge. Grindr’s sharing of this information calls into question how seriously the company prioritizes users’ privacy and data. Each time this information is shared to a third party, the risk of further exposure of the information increases, potentially putting users’ personal and professional lives at risk. For more information on the investigation, or if you or someone you know potentially was affected by Grindr’s breach, please contact us.

Charlie Palmer Group - Wage and Hour Violations

Firm is investigating allegations of Labor Code violations against the Charlie Palmer Group, a collection of restaurants and hotels led by celebrity chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer.  Allegations against the group include failing to provide compliant meal breaks and not providing premium pay to employees.  Additional allegations consist of failing to pay overtime, failing to pay all earned wages, and altering time records of employees.  The restaurants under investigation are Burritt Room + Tavern (now “Mystic Room + Tavern”), Harvest Table, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, Dry Creek Kitchen, Spirit Bar, Pizzando, and Spoonbar.  For more information on the investigation, or if you or someone you know has potentially experienced these violations, please contact us.