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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

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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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Outdated Prison or Jail Addresses on Credit Reports

On May 10, 2018, Caddell & Chapman filed a class action lawsuit regarding outdated prison or jail addresses on credit reports. Plaintiff James Mello brings suit against Trans Union, LLC. Mr. Mello alleges that TransUnion unlawfully reported the address of the Bristol County Jail as one of his previous addresses, with Mr. Mello’s former prisoner identification number referenced as the apartment number. Mr. Mello had been released from the Bristol County Jail over 7 years …

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Investigation of Nissan Altima’s Unsafe Headlights

Defective low-beam headlights on the 2013 – 2015 Nissan Altima pose a serious safety risk, particularly as the headlamp components get older.  Caddell & Chapman is investigating potential class action litigation against Nissan because of the unsafe Altima headlights system for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years.

Customer complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) repeatedly show that there are problems with the Altima headlamps, and these problems get worse as the …

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Burden Shifts to Consumer Lawyers to Protect the Public from Abusive Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the direction of President Trump’s appointee Mike Mulvaney, is withdrawing from its role of protecting consumers from predatory lending practices.  The CFPB was created to correct the abusive practices of banks, payday lenders, student loan servicers, and other financial institutions, but under the Trump administration, the bureau has made a dramatic shift in its policies. The burden now shifts to consumer lawyers and private litigants to step into …

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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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