March 28, 2013
ADT customers have filed a federal class action lawsuit against the firm that targets the penalties ADT imposes for early termination. The lawsuit also states the company unilaterally increases monitoring rates while consumers are under contract for lesser fees.
March 18, 2013
Vivint has agreed to pay $55,000 in a settlement with the Kansas Attorney General’s office for using deceptive sales practices that violate the state’s consumer protection laws.
March 14, 2013
An insurer for Eli Lilly & Co. filed a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) in a Connecticut federal court Monday, claiming that a faulty security system led to the 2010 theft of roughly $80 million in pharmaceuticals from Lilly’s distribution facility in Connecticut.
March 7, 2013
The customer of a prominent security company was murdered along with her boyfriend by a stalker while they slept in an upstairs bedroom. An investigation found the provider recklessly breached its responsibilities by failing to design, install and test a system that was supposed to be customized for early detection of an intruder. Details of what went awry are examined.
February 8, 2013
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit against Sacramento, Calif.-based Maximum Security Alarm for violating the state’s no-call list laws.
February 5, 2013
To settle a civil lawsuit with the Contra Costa County (Calif.) District Attorney’s office for unethical sales practices, Pinnacle Security must pay $525,000.
December 4, 2012
Officials here have filed 37 lawsuits against businesses and organizations that have failed to pay thousands of dollars in false alarm fines.
October 31, 2012
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by DICE Corp., a provider of central station automation platforms based here, claiming that its rival, Bold Technologies, had unlawfully accessed DICE’s proprietary software with the help of a former DICE engineer.
September 25, 2012
ADT has taken rapper Flo Rida to court for failing to pay for the $58,000 security system, which includes 27 cameras, installed at his mansion.
August 16, 2012
Following a years-long legal battle, a federal court issued a modified permanent injunction against the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, which orders the district to cease all fire alarm monitoring activities.
August 1, 2012
Complacency, the potential scourge of alarm monitoring.
July 31, 2012
On-the-job vehicle crashes can be costly to employers, even when they occur off the clock. Protect the company, drivers, and others on the road by developing and enforcing a comprehensive fleet cell phone policy.
July 23, 2012
Following a year-long legal battle, ObjectVideo (OV) has dropped its patent infringement case with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Samsung Techwin and Samsung Opto-Electronics America.
April 23, 2012
Pinnacle Security has agreed to pay $76,000 in a settlement with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office over unethical door-to-door sales practices, reports LegalNewsline.com.
February 8, 2012
After months of litigation, Sony Corp. has signed a patent license agreement with video analytics provider ObjectVideo (OV).
February 6, 2012
In his latest blog, Ken Kirschenbaum examines if alarm companies can prevent being sued by subscribers.
January 31, 2012
ADT Security Services will pay a civil penalty of $950,000 to customers here to provide restitution for residential clients whose rates increased during their initial contract, MercuryNews.com reports.
October 26, 2011
In this blog, Ken Kirschenbaum answers a reader who is concerned with competitor alarm companies stealing customers by means of deception.
October 6, 2011
ADT Security Services Inc. has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over a failed home burglar alarm with the estate of a mother of four children.
October 4, 2011
The homeowner claims that they called ADT numerous times to come and re-install a smoke detector. However, after three years, the family says that the detector was never replaced, despite paying monthly fees to the company.