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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, a firefighter sprays a hose into a Keysight Technologies building in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that more than 100 boxes of letters and other materials from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard burned in the fires. Electronics firm Keysight Technologies had acquired the archives through spinoffs, and the archives were stored at its offices in Santa Rosa. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)

Napa and Sonoma Valley Wildfire Litigation

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Caddell & Chapman continues its investigation and prosecution of cases against PG&E for the Napa and Sonoma valley wildfires that began on October 8.  As commonly known, the Napa and Sonoma valleys were victim to some of the most destructive wildfires in California history, destroying more than 5000 homes and costing more than 40 lives.

Soon after the fires commenced, Caddell & Chapman retained one of the preeminent fire cause and origin …

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Abusive Robocalls to Cell Phones

Autodialed “robocalls” to mobile phones are more than just annoying—if made without consent, the are ILLEGAL. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects cell phone users’ privacy rights.  The TCPA is a federal statute that prohibits telemarketers and others from making automated calls or sending texts or faxes to you without prior consent.  As a victim of illegal robocalls, you have a right to file a claim or lawsuit for TCPA violations. You could be …

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Rent-a-Tribe Abusive Payday Loans

Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential “rent-a-tribe” class action litigation against businesses that abuse their arrangements with Native American tribes to make illegal loans with high interest rates.

As Caddell & Chapman is learning through its investigation, businesses across the country operate illegal online payday lending schemes by using the names of Native American tribes.  Such tribes are not subject to the same federal and state regulations that ordinarily protect borrowers from staggering interest rates.  …

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Ford Automobiles’ Wiring Damaged by Rodents

Caddell & Chapman is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for damages caused by rodents chewing through its vehicles’ wiring.

Like many other large auto manufacturers, Ford uses biodegradable ingredients, including rice hulls and soy, in the wiring systems of certain vehicle models. Although the biodegradable insulation is supposed to be more environmentally friendly and less expensive than traditional insulating material, the wiring system offers something traditional wires do not:  an …

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