GEICO Data Breach Class Action Litigation

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KANTROWITZ, GOLDHAMER & GRAIFMAN, P.C., has filed a class action data breach case against Government Employees Insurance Company (“GEICO”). GEICO, the second largest auto insurer in the United States, announced a data breach incident involving confidential information of an unknown number of current and former customers. GEICO Class Action Lawsuit The Maryland-based company began notifying customers on April 9, 2021 …

KGG Law Files Class Action Lawsuit Against NJ Cemeteries for Interment Overcharges

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Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. and its co-counsel the Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC recently filed a putative class action on behalf of a plaintiff who claims that StoneMor Partners, LP, a major owner and operator of cemeteries in NJ, improperly and illegally overcharges its customers a “Maintenance & Preservation Fee” (M&P Fee) for the interment of …

Is it Legal for Golf Clubs to Charge You Even if They are Closed?

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COVID-19 has wreaked financial havoc on people and businesses all over the world. It is no secret that the pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and struggle to pay for housing and food. While many businesses have taken a customer-friendly approach in this economic climate—this is not true of everyone. Class Action Lawsuit Against ClubCorp USA, …

WARNER MUSIC DATA BREACH ALERT

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WMG’s customers may receive financial compensation after the music recording company exposed their confidential personal information and financial information. WHAT HAPPENED? On August 5, 2020, Warner Music Group (WMG) learned that an unauthorized Third Party had compromised a number of US-based e-commerce websites WMG operates.  The hackers potentially acquired a copy of the personal information WMG’s customers entered into one …

Westchester Golf Club Sued for $750,000 by Ex-Member Over Denied Membership Refund

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A former member of the GlenArbor Golf Club in Westchester, NY, is suing for more than $750,000, alleging that the club reneged on a promise to refund his initial membership deposit. Many similar lawsuits are being filed throughout New York and New Jersey by ex-members of golf and country clubs whose membership refunds were unfairly denied or delayed when they …

Women Sue in Grandview Golf Club Case

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The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibits commercial establishments from discriminating against employees and patrons based on ancestry, color, disability, handicap, national origin, race, relationship status, religious creed, sex, or use of a support animal. Most U.S. states have enacted similar protections for their people. A woman has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, alleging that the …

New Jersey Country Club Agrees to $2 Million Settlement Over Member Refunds

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A $2 million settlement has been approved by a Somerset County judge to compensate members who joined the New Jersey National Golf Club and denied refunds when they later resigned. Gary Graifman of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C and attorney Robert Dowd, Jr. of the Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC were counsel for the plaintiffs in the …

Golf Club Membership Fee Refund Class Action Lawsuits Are Growing

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Widespread pandemic shutdowns have harmed businesses that rely on income from ongoing operations. However, the shutdowns have also deprived customers of the use of prepaid memberships and subscription fees. Many recreational businesses, including fitness gyms, country clubs, and golf courses, have had to face unhappy members with unusable prepaid memberships, prompting a growing number of lawsuits over refusal to refund …

Country Club Settles Class Action Suit Over Denied Membership Refunds for $1.5 Million

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In December 2020, the New York and New Jersey class action lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, in conjunction with co-counsel at Dowd Law, successfully settled a class action claim that had been brought by 139 former members against the Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington Township. The club had withheld refunds of fees to members that resigned. The resolution …