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Posted on Dec 5th, 2018

Lawsuit Against AT&T U-verse For Hidden Broadcast Fee

 

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that AT&T charges a hidden and misleading “Broadcast Fee” to its U-verse customers.

AT&T raised its “Broadcast Fee” at the beginning of 2018 from $4.99 to $5.99 a month. Customers report that AT&T fails to adequately disclose this fee and increases the price without notice.

AT&T claims this “Broadcast Fee” is charged to help recover a portion of the amount local broadcasters charge AT

Posted on Dec 5th, 2018

Lawsuit Against DirecTV For Hidden Regional Sports Fee

 

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that DirecTV fails to adequately disclose hidden fees and price increases to its customers.

We are investigating the following:

1. Hidden “Regional Sports Fee.” DirecTV charges many of its customers a “Regional Sports Fee” of up to $7.49 a month. Customers report that DirecTV fails to adequately disclose this fee and that DirectTV is locking them into long-term contracts with costly cancellation fees and using this 

Posted on Dec 4th, 2018

Lawsuit Against Charter Spectrum For Hidden Broadcast TV Surcharge Fee

 

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Charter Spectrum charges a hidden and misleading “Broadcast TV Surcharge” fee to its cable customers and repeatedly raises its rates on Time Warner legacy customers.

We are investigating the following:

1. Hidden “Broadcast TV Surcharge” Fee. Spectrum just raised its “Broadcast TV Surcharge” fee at the end of 2018 from $8.85 to $9.95 a month. Customers report that Spectrum fails to adequately disclos

Posted on Dec 4th, 2018

Lawsuit Against Cox Cable For Bogus Broadcast Surcharge And Regional Sports Surcharge Fees

 

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Cox Cable charges hidden fees and overcharges to its cable customers.

We are investigating the following:

1. Hidden “Broadcast Surcharge” and “Regional Sports Surcharge” Fees. Cox recently increased its Broadcast Surcharge fee at the beginning of 2018 from $4 to $7.50 a month. Cox also charges a Regional Sports Surcharge fee that is now up to $6 a month. Customers report that Cox fails to adequately disclose the exis

Posted on Oct 25th, 2018

Lawsuit Against AT&T Wireless For Hidden Administrative Fee

Hattis Law is currently investigating complaints of AT&T Wireless charging a hidden and misleading “Administrative Fee” to its customers.

AT&T recently increased this “Administrative Fee” to $1.99/month per line. Customers report that AT&T fails to adequately disclose this fee and increases it without notification.

AT&T states in the fine print of its bills that this fee is used to cover interconnection costs and cell site maintenance. However, these costs

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against 1800mattress

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that 1800mattress is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality mattresses than promised.

1800mattress advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its mattresses are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase a mattress they may not have otherwise purchased, and 1800m

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Afloral

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Afloral (afloral.com) is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality flowers and floral arrangements than promised.

Afloral advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its floral arrangements are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase lower-quality flowers t

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Wish.com

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Wish.com is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality products than promised.

Wish.com advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its products are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers make purchases they may not have otherwise made, and Wish.com is able to charge more

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Lee.com

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Lee.com is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Lee.com advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not have otherwise purchased, and Lee.c

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Guess Factory

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Guess Factory is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Guess Factory advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not have otherwise purchase

Posted on Sep 14th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Build.com

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Build.com is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality home improvement products than promised.

Build.com advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its products are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers make purchases that they may not have otherwise made, and Build

Posted on Sep 13th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Jos. A. Bank

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Jos. A. Bank is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Jos. A. Bank advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not have otherwise purchased, an

Posted on Sep 13th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Children’s Place

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Children’s Place is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Children’s Place advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not hav

Posted on Sep 13th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Aeropostale

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Aeropostale is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Aeropostale advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not have otherwise purchased,

Posted on Sep 12th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Saks Off Fifth

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Saks Off Fifth is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Saks Off Fifth advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers make purchases that they may not have otherwise made, and Saks

Posted on Sep 12th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Lamps Plus

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Lamps Plus is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality lamps and lighting products than promised.

Lamps Plus advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its products are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers make purchases that they may not have otherwise made, and Lamp

Posted on Sep 12th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Nordstrom Rack

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Nordstrom Rack is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Nordstrom Rack advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” or “compare at” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they

Posted on Sep 12th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Houzz

 

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Houzz is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality furniture and home improvement products than promised.

Houzz advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its products are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers make purchases that they may not have otherwise mad…

Posted on Sep 12th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Avas Flowers

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Avas Flowers (avasflowers.net) is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality flowers and floral arrangements than promised.

Avas Flowers advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its floral arrangements are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase lower-qua

Posted on Aug 30th, 2018

False Advertising Lawsuit Against Gymboree

Hattis Law is investigating complaints that Gymboree is advertising false discounts and selling lower quality clothing items than promised.

Gymboree advertises false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” prices in order to make its customers think its clothing items are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase clothing items they may not have otherwise purchased, honest

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2018

Lawsuit against Lenovo for fake discounts on Lenovo.com

Hattis Law is currently investigating complaints that Lenovo is advertising false discounts for computers purchased direct on the Lenovo.com website.

Lenovo advertises fake and inflated “regular” prices for its computers in order to make its customers think the computers are worth more and are of higher quality than they actually are.

As a result, customers on Lenovo.com do not get the “discount” promised, customers purchase computers they may not have otherwise

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2018

Lawsuit against Williams-Sonoma for fake discounts

Hattis Law is currently investigating complaints that Williams-Sonoma is advertising false discounts from fake and inflated “regular” or “suggested” prices for kitchenware products in its retail stores and on its website williams-sonoma.com.

Williams-Sonoma advertises these fake higher “regular” or “suggested” prices for its kitchenware products in order to make its customers think the products are worth more and are of higher qu

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Hattis Law and LA City Attorney File False Discount Cases Against J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears

December 8, 2016

Hattis Law announces that today, as co-counsel with the Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, it has filed four consumer fraud civil enforcement actions against national retailers: J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sears.

These cases allege that to increase sales each of these companies has pervasively used “false reference pricing” schemes — whereby the companies advertise products at a purported “discou…

Posted on Nov 9th, 2016

Hattis Law Files Lawsuit Against Charter Spectrum / Time Warner Cable For Bogus Fees

November 9, 2016

Today Hattis Law filed a lawsuit against Charter Communications, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Time Warner Cable, Inc. to put an end to the cable giant’s massive illegal bait-and-switch scheme of advertising and promising one price but then charging its customers a much higher price in the form of concealed, deceptive, and completely fabricated fees which Charter calls “Broadcast TV and Sports Programming Surcharges.”

View the Complaint against Chart…

Posted on Oct 15th, 2016

Hattis Law Files Lawsuit Against Comcast For Bogus Fees

October 15, 2016

Today Hattis Law filed a lawsuit against Comcast to put an end to the cable giant’s massive illegal bait-and-switch scheme of advertising and promising one price but then charging its customers a much higher price in the form of concealed, deceptive, and completely fabricated fees which Comcast calls the “Broadcast TV Fee” and the “Regional Sports Fee.”

View the Comcast Class Action Complaint.

By Comcast’s own admission these fees are completely made-up fees …

Posted on Aug 30th, 2016

Court Approves Settlement Reached by Hattis Law in McAfee Antivirus Class Action

August 30, 2016

Today San Jose District Court Judge Edward J. Davila preliminarily approved a nationwide class action settlement that Hattis Law and co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein reached with McAfee, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that McAfee engaged in certain unfair practices about auto-renewal charges and the advertising of discounts and reference prices.

The settlement will offer compensation for customers whose products were auto-renewed at a higher price than they orig…

Posted on Mar 11th, 2016

“Honest Company” Class Action Lawsuit

 

We are currently investigating complaints that Honest Company lied to consumers by promising its products do not contain SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), while they in fact contain significant amounts of SLS.

Consumers complain that SLS causes them skin irritation and other problems.

Many consumers purchased Honest Company’s claimed “SLS Free” products, such as its laundry detergent, shampoo, and body wash, based in part on the company’s claims that its produ

Posted on Nov 19th, 2015

Hattis Law Files Lawsuit Against California Board of Equalization to Revoke Illegal Mobile Phone Sales Tax

November 19, 2015

Today Hattis Law filed a lawsuit against the California Board of Equalization to revoke Regulation 1585, an illegal sales tax on mobile phones bundled with service contracts that has cost California consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in overpaid taxes. (Read the Complaint Bekkerman et. al. v. California Board of Equalization.)

Most Californians have paid too much for their mobile phones due to this unlawful sales tax invented by the Board in 1999. Regulation 1585 impos…

Posted on Feb 20th, 2015

Court Approves $40 million Settlement Reached by Hattis Law in TracFone Class Action

Today San Francisco District Court Judge Edward Chen approved a $40 million nationwide class action settlement that Hattis Law and co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein reached with TracFone Wireless, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that TracFone falsely advertised its mobile phone plans as including “Unlimited” data when in fact TracFone throttled or cut-off the data at hidden and undisclosed data thresholds.

Consumers who purchased service plans with “Unlimite…

Posted on Nov 6th, 2014

Network Solutions Class Action Lawsuit – Expired Domain Name Late Fee

We are currently investigating Network Solutions for charging customers a $25.99 late fee to renew their expired domain names. This undisclosed “reinstatement fee” starts on day one of expiration, and is in addition to the $37.99 renewal fee.

If Network Solutions charged you a $25.99 “reinstatement fee” to renew your expired domain name, you may have a claim. We would like to learn of your experience.

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

Class Action Lawsuit against Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile for overcharging sales tax

 

Hattis Law needs your help to stop the cell phone carriers and the state of California from overcharging sales tax on smartphones.

Carriers are overcharging consumers by at least $35 for each smartphone sold with a 2 year contract. Rather than charging consumers tax on the price paid at the register (e.g. $199 for an iPhone 5s), the carriers are illegally charging consumers tax on the “list price” of the phone (e.g. at least $599 for an iPhone 5s).

If you purchased a smartphone wit

Posted on Jun 24th, 2014

Amazon Prime Auto-Renewal Lawsuit

We are currently investigating complaints that Amazon has been charging consumers for unwanted Amazon Prime subscriptions.

Amazon fails to make clear to customers that their one year Amazon Prime subscription will automatically be renewed and charged to the customer’s credit card with no notice to the customer. Amazon also fails to provide a clear way to disable auto-renewal. Additionally, Amazon fails to give proper notice to 30-day free trial users of Amazon Prime before automatica

Posted on Jun 21st, 2014

Big Fish Games Class Action Lawsuit – Unauthorized Credit Card Charges

We are currently investigating complaints of unauthorized credit card charges from Big Fish Games.

Big Fish Games hooks consumers with an offer of a single cheap game on its website. Big Fish then automatically enrolls the customers – without their permission – into the Big Fish “Game Club” for $6.99 per month until the customer notices the charges and cancels the “service.”

If you are a California resident who has been a victim of unauthorized credit card

Posted on Jun 10th, 2014

Google Play Magazine Subscription Auto-Renewal Class Action Lawsuit

We are currently investigating complaints that Google is charging consumers for unwanted renewals of magazine subscriptions purchased through the Google Play Newsstand store. The Google Play store is the default app store on Android phones and Android tablets.

Google fails to make clear to consumers that its one-year online magazine subscriptions will be automatically renewed and charged to the customer’s credit card. Additionally, Google fails to notify customers prior to their b

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

Airvoice Wireless Lawsuit – Cutting off data

We are currently investigating complaints that Airvoice Wireless terminates data access to customers of its plans after only 50% of the promised plan data is used.

For example, on the $40 plan, which promises 1 GB of data, Airvoice terminates the data after only 500 MB is used.

The Airvoice will not enable the second 500 MB until the customer calls customer service to complain.

Hattis Law is committed to ending this deceptive practice by Airvoice, and needs your help.

If you purchased an Airvoice Wir

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

Lawsuit against Comcast for charging bogus “Broadcast TV Fee” and “Regional Sports Fee”


Hattis Law filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of California Comcast customers to stop Comcast’s massive illegal bait-and-switch scheme of advertising and promising one price but then charging its customers a much higher price in the form of concealed, deceptive, and completely fabricated fees which Comcast calls the “Broadcast TV Fee” and the “Regional Sports Fee.”

Comcast has repeatedly increased these bogus fees since Comcast first invented them in 2014, and they now to

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

HP.com Class Action Lawsuit – False Discounts on HP Computers Sold on HP.com

We are currently investigating HP for advertising bogus computer discounts and inflated prices on its website at the HP.com Home & Home Office Store during the period 2010 through 2012.

HP promises specific dollar and percentage discounts from the computer’s regular price, when in fact HP.com never sold the computer at the claimed regular price.

Meanwhile the purportedly “discounted” price on HP.com is higher than the true regular price the of the same HP computer at re

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011

Dell False Discount Settlement

Brazil v. Dell, No. C-07-01700 RMW (N.D. Cal.)
Issue:  False advertising of discounts on computers

Attorney Daniel Hattis and co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein reached a settlement with Dell, Inc. in a Class Action charging that Dell falsely advertised price discounts of computers on its website.

In October 2011, the Court approved a settlement that provided a $50 payment to each class member that submitted a timely and valid claim.

In addition, in response to the lawsuit, De…