Marriott Discloses 500 Million Guests Affected by Database Hack

According to Marriott’s press release, Starwood’s guest reservation database was hacked. On September 8, 2018, Marriott International received an internal alert about an unauthorized user attempting to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Since then, investigators found copied and encrypted information from an authorized user. However, they also found that there had been unauthorized user […]

Does Wells Fargo Owe Its Employees More Than an Apology?

Out of a 164-year history, Wells Fargo is neck deep in the biggest scandal the bank has ever faced. Illegal bank accounts and credit card accounts were opened, thousands of employees were fired, and the threat of class action lawsuits are looming. Is there anything Wells Fargo can do to atone for this incredible breach […]

Has Forced Arbitration Been Forced Out of Nursing Homes?

A few months ago, the personal injury attorneys here at Colson Hicks Eidson brought you the story of a 100-year-old woman who was murdered by her unstable roommate in a nursing home. The woman’s son quickly pursued negligence charges against the nursing home because of the roommate’s record of violence, but he was blocked by the forced […]

Are Pokémon Stealing Your Legal Rights?

Do you play Pokémon Go? Do you enjoy your constitutional right to go to court? Are you afraid Pokémon Go could have a data leak? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may interest you to know something. The terms of service in Pokémon Go includes a forced arbitration clause. Do […]

Could City Corruption Be Exposed by Your Water Bill?

It took two years to happen, but it shouldn’t have happened at all. A Florida city, strapped for cash, almost completely cleared out an account earmarked to pay local citizens. How did this happen, and why are we only just now finding out about it? Could Your Water Bill Expose City Corruption? Opa-Locka may seem […]

More States Sue: Will Uber Driver Employment Issues Ever Be Solved?

For Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts, a long battle is coming to an end. Uber has submitted a settlement that could end the lawsuit filed by several of its drivers in both states, but will a settlement really end the company’s strife over vague employee treatment? More States Sue: Will Uber Driver Employment Issues […]

Why Did Bank of America Pay The Florida Bar $23 Million?

The year 2008 was a very consequential year. Not only did we elect a new president, but we also entered one of the worst economic recessions in American history. As we climbed out of the financial hole, we slowly realized that banks victimizing borrowers had caused a major part of the collapse, and that’s when […]

Should DraftKings and FanDuel Pay Consumers Back For Illegal Gambling?

After agreeing to stop operations in New York, daily fantasy sports site FanDuel finds itself preparing to exit another of its big markets, Texas. When the Texas AG Ken Paxton declared daily fantasy sports illegal gambling, his office took steps to protect the citizens of his state. These steps have included lawsuits, demands on the […]

Is Arbitration Turning Civil Court Into Corporate Court?

Have you heard of arbitration? It’s a separate legal system used by corporations to handle disputes with employees and consumers. The institutions that use this system claim that it is fair and faster than the regular court system, but what they won’t tell you is that they can influence arbitration in their favor, and they […]