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Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 24, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Jim Koons Automotive Company

Data Breach AlertIn recent news, the auto dealership chain, Jim Koons Automotive Company, announced the company experienced a data breach affecting more than 114,000 individuals. According to the company’s most recent news release, on June 5, 2021, Jim Koons Automotive Company noticed unauthorized activity on certain company computer systems. As a result, the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account information of affected consumers were

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 24, 2022

Data Breach Alert: StarTek, Inc.

Data Breach AlertRecently, StarTek, Inc. announced that the company experienced a data security event involving an unauthorized party gaining access to the company’s computer systems and removing certain data. According to a company news release, on June 26, 2021, StarTek, Inc. experienced a “network disruption.” After conducting a follow-up investigation, the company learned that an unauthorized party unknown actor gained access to and obtained data from the StarTek network

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 24, 2022

R.R. Donnelley Data Breach Alert

Data Breach AlertTowards the end of last year, Fortune-500 company R.R. Donnelley, one of the world’s largest commercial printers, announced that it suffered a network intrusion following a ransomware attack. Details about the data breach are still sparse; however, the attorneys at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the breach to determine if the company bore any responsibility. If it turns out that R.R. Donnelley failed to implement

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 21, 2022

Data Breach Alert: ExecuSearch Holdings, LLC

Data Breach AlertRecently, the staffing firm ExecuSearch Holdings, LLC, issued a news release indicating that the company experienced a cybersecurity event. Evidently, on February 12, 2021, ExecuSearch noticed some of the company’s systems suddenly became inaccessible. Through a subsequent investigation, ExecuSearch learned that an unauthorized party encrypted some of the company’s systems and removed certain data. As a result, the names and Social Security numbers of more than 42,000

Accident Tips & Prevention | January 21, 2022

Stay Safe Sharing the Road With Semi-Trucks in Winter Conditions

Semi truck driving in snowDriving in icy conditions is never ideal, but if you must make the trek during winter weather, you’re likely to share the roads with tractor-trailers. True snow days are few and far between for the semi-truck driver, who continues to drive in all but the most serious blizzards. Here’s what motorists can do to reduce their risk of being swept up into an accident with a tractor-trailer

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 21, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.

Data Breach LetterRecently, Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. informed more than 58,000 individuals that their personal information was compromised in a data breach occurring as a result of a cyberattack. On September 19, 2021, Strategic Benefits Advisors learned that an unauthorized third party gained access to and potentially removed several files containing consumer information. The information revealed through the data breach involved the full names and Social Security numbers of

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 20, 2022

Console & Associates. P.C. to Investigate Potential Class Action Lawsuit After LendUS, LLC Data Breach

In recent news, the mortgage lending company, LendUS, LLC announced that it experienced a data-security event impacting the personal information of more than 12,000 individuals. Last year, LendUS, LLC learned that several of the company’s employee’s email accounts had been compromised. While the details of how an unauthorized party gained access to the employees’ email accounts have not yet been released, through a subsequent investigation, the

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | January 17, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Southern Orthopaedic Associates

man reading data breach letterData breaches put sensitive consumer information in the hands of unknown third parties, who may use them to commit identity theft or for other criminal purposes. While it’s common for the victim of a data breach not to notice anything wrong with their accounts at first, it is essential that they still give the situation the seriousness it deserves, as data breaches can lead to significant financial

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | January 11, 2022

Philips CPAP Recall Update: Shocking Revelation From FDA Investigations and More

What is the latest with the CPAP lawsuits? As 2022 begins, the thoughts of sleep apnea patients and their families are, naturally, returning to the Philips CPAP machine recall 2021.

After all, these patients relied on these machines to treat their sleep apnea and help prevent the serious medical complications the condition can cause. It’s no surprise that these patients were alarmed when they found out

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | January 3, 2022

Can Heavy Metals Found in Baby Food Cause Autism? What Parents Need to Know About Toxic Baby Food Lawsuits

Dozens of baby food lawsuits have been filed by families of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here’s what parents should know about the ongoing litigation.

What Causes Autism, and How Does Heavy Metals Toxic Exposure Affect ASD Risk?

Despite an increase in diagnoses, the precise cause of autism spectrum disorder remains mysterious. Researchers have studied many factors that are believed to have a causation or

Accident Tips & Prevention, Auto Injury, Personal Injury | December 27, 2021

New Year’s Eve Brings New Risks for Rideshare Drivers

New Year's Eve Drinking DrivingTaking an Uber or Lyft home from the bar, club, or party on New Year’s Eve is a smart and responsible decision when a person has been drinking. However, for rideshare drivers themselves, the last night of the year can hold a lot of risks.

If you drive for Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service, be alert for drunk drivers on the road and for intoxicated passengers

Personal Injury | December 20, 2021

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Not for Gig Economy Delivery Drivers

Christmas Holiday DrivingThese days, gig economy drivers play a big part in making the holidays happen, delivering packages containing holiday decor, presents ordered online, and even catered meals for parties.

There are pros and cons to gig work, especially around the holidays. Being able to control your work schedule allows you to be there for the kids’ holiday concerts and the big Christmas party without having to worry about

Auto Injury, Personal Injury | December 16, 2021

Reports of Amazon Drivers Engaging in Dangerous Behavior Behind the Wheel

delivery driver accidentsOnline retailer Amazon.com grew into a household name over the past several decades due largely to the company’s ability to deliver packages to customers within days—sometimes hours. However, recently, there have been reports that Amazon drivers are placing the public at risk as they hurry to customers’ homes and businesses in an attempt to get packages to their destination on time.

For example, in a recent (

Personal Injury | December 13, 2021

Attention Instacart Shoppers: Beware of Dangerous Conditions Amidst the Holiday Rush and Winter Weather

If you’re making a living or just suGrocery Shoppingpplementing your income as an Instacart shopper, this time of year might be especially busy for you. Unfortunately, it may also be extra dangerous. For both the gig workers and the employees who work for the grocery delivery app, the combination of the holiday rush and winter weather conditions can pose significant safety hazards.

Here’s what to watch out

Auto Injury | December 6, 2021

Rear-End Collisions in Icy Conditions—Who Is Liable?

Driving In Winter WeatherAs winter approaches and temperatures drop, icy conditions are inevitable. When those icy conditions contribute to motor vehicle crashes, as they do several times each year, it can be difficult for motorists to sort out liability.

Rear-end collisions are particularly common. Despite the colloquial term “fender bender,” which is sometimes used to refer to these kinds of accidents, rear-end crashes can cause severe injuries.

In regular