Allegiant Airlines Unfair Electronic Carrier Usage Fee

Attention: Consumers Who Bought Allegiant Airline Tickets Online or Over the Phone The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal are currently investigating claims that Allegiant’s advertised low price for plane tickets does not reflect the actual price that the customer is later charged and is in violation of the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, which Allegiant has promised to comply with in § 125 of its Contract of Carriage (“All transportation is sold and all carriage is performed subject to compliance with all applicable laws and governmental regulations, including those of the U.S. Department of Transportation […].”) The U.S. Department of Transportation, in its February 21, 2012 Notice, states with respect to “Separate Listing of Taxes and Carrier Fees”: “If a...

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First Data POS lease scam

Attention: Business Owners Who Are Being Sued by First Data or Business Owners that Lease Point of Sale Equipment from First Data The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal are investigating claims that First Data uses omissions and misrepresentations to lock business owners into a $7,000 lease for point-of-sale equipment worth $150 and when you want to cancel the lease because you realize you have been taken advantage of, they have a default judgment entered against you for up to $7000.00 in various jurisdictions, including in the state of New York. Specifically, First Data Merchant Services LLC, and its department First Data Global Leasing runs a racket where they promise individuals savings for the processing credit and debit card transactions. What...

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Will Congress actually help consumers?

Recently, there has been a push to ban arbitration agreements between certain companies and consumers.  This push is being made by the government's consumer watchdog group. Presumably, they have realized the important role class action lawsuits play in cleaning up bad corporate behavior.  The target is the arbitration clause many companies stick into the boilerplate customer agreements that are unilaterally negotiated to the detriment of all the customers of these corporations.  Banning these arbitration clauses would have the effect of re-opening the courtroom doors to people who have been ripped off by these companies. The lawyers at CPL could not be happier that Congress is contemplating passing a law that would actually benefit the citizens of the United States rather...

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What is an autorenewal program?

Companies today are focused on getting subscription revenue from their customers.  In an increasingly online retail world, companies think they are revolutionary by shipping you the same stuff you bought in brick and mortar stores but in a nicer box.  There are shaving clubs that market themselves as having done something absolutely revolutionary by creating a website and selling razor blades manufactured by foreign companies.  The founders of these companies are becoming caricatures of what is perceived to be actual American innovators, people like Steve Jobs.  Its all just marketing and its all done simply to gain access to your checking account on a monthly basis.  They are taking advantage of the fact that Americans shop for most items based...

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Chase Disney Rewards Visa Card and the Disney Premier Visa Card Sca

Are you a Disney Rewards Visa Card and the Disney Premier Visa Card?  Are you sure that you are getting your 10% Discount at the Disney Store and DisneyStore.com on select merchandise purchases of $50.00 or more when you use your respective card?  Well, you may want to go home and check your receipts, because you may not be. The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal are investigating claims that the Disney Rewards Visa Card and the Disney Premier Visa Card promise a savings of 10% on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com to Cardmembers who use their respective Disney Premier Visa Card and the Disney Rewards Visa Card, but fail to apply the 10%...

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