Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP

CASEY GERRY SCHENK FRANCAVILLA BLATT & PENFIELD LLP

INVESTIGATIONS


Cadillac “cue” system delamination investigation

Consumers have been reporting a potential defect in the Cadillac’s infotainment system called “CUE”. The CUE displays are delaminating and becoming non functional. The problems seem to be exacerbated by hotter temperatures. Many of these displays are breaking after the warranty has lapsed and the only fix appears to be replacing the system. This can cost owners thousands of dollars to repair. If you own one of the affected models and have experienced an issue with your car’s “CUE” system our attorneys are standing by to help.

The affected Cadillac models are 2013-2017

  • ATS

  • XTS

  • SRX

  • CTS

  • ELR

  • Escalade


Dominion National data breach

Dominion National a dental and vision insurance provider suffered a major data breach which first began in August of 2010. A hacker was able to avoid detection and stay inside their systems until April 24, 2019 when their presence was discovered.

The compromised servers store enrollment and demographic information of Dominion National and Avalon vision programs, as well as of patients whose dental and vision plans are administered by the companies. The compromised information includes names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, taxpayer identification numbers, bank account and routing numbers.

If you have received a notice from Dominion that your information was affected by this breach please contact us. Our attorneys are experienced at handling large national data breaches and we can help you understand your options.


Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler

defective air bag investigation

The NHTSA has ordered the recall of 12.3 million vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler. They all contain an air bags manufactured by ZF-TRW.

The air bag control units can fail in a crash, possibly because of unwanted electrical signals produced by the crash itself that can disable the air bag control circuit housed int eh passenger compartment. The electrical signals can damage the control circuit, thus preventing the air bag from deploying.

If you own car manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishis or Fiat Chrysler from 2010-2019 you may be affected. For a full list of affected vehicles and how to contact us please click here.




Quest diagnostic and AMCA data breach

Quest Diagnostics is reporting that their payment processing service AMCA suffered a data breach. Quest believes that this has affected 11.9 million customers. The hackers stole payment information including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and cardholder names. They also were able to steal some medical information, although it is unclear exactly what was taken.

At this time no notifications have been sent to affected customers. If you believe you have used your credit card for services at Quest you may be affected. Further, if you do eventually receive a notification from AMCA then you can be sure your information was taken. Our experienced data breach attorneys are standing by to help you understand your options and to mitigate the impact of this breach on your life.

AMCA operates as a payment processor for many medical companies. Lab Corp is one of the companies that uses AMCA. 7.7 million customers of Lab Corp had their private information stolen as a result of the breach at AMCA.

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Privacy Bulletin

Recently, security researchers have reported that Meditab, a California based health records management company had an unsecured server. This server was connected to a fax machine and allowed any person who found the server online to read unencrypted faxes. The server was not secured with a password or encryption. Reports state that around six million records were exposed. The leak exposed health information, medical records, doctor’s notes, prescription information, and blood test results. Also, the faxes included personally identifiable information including names, addresses, dates of birth and in some cases social security numbers.