Media Coverage

Is It Actionable When a Manufacturer Drops a Retailer?

As we have seen with Pandora, it’s not uncommon for big brands to drop small jewelers from their network once their name grows. (And sometimes retailers will stop selling once-hot lines when they cool off.) This rankles many jewelers, who complain they have spent time and money building a line in a local market only to have [...]

October 13th, 2015|Blog, Diamond Lawsuit, Jewelry Lawsuit|

Cummings Manookian files suit over massive lost topaz, consumer fraud

LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - A middle Tennessee woman is suing a local jeweler she claims lost her massive topaz. Julie Burgess dreamed of one day owning her mother's 20-plus carat deep sherry topaz. "I thought it was amazing as a 10-year-old," Burgess said. "And I just remember it being very beautiful and sparkly." Burgess said [...]

May 5th, 2015|Consumer Protection|

Cummings Manookian Class Action Suit Targets Diamond Overgrading

NASHVILLE, TN (DIAMONDS.NET)- The law firm of Cummings Manookian announced that it will begin filing a number of class action lawsuits centered on the dumping of billions of dollars of intentionally overgraded diamonds on hundreds of thousands of consumers. Diamond overgrading​ is the practice of deliberately misrepresenting a diamond’s characteristics to a consumer. Most commonly, [...]

April 17th, 2015|Consumer Protection|

National Jeweler reports on upcoming Cummings Manookian grading report class action

NEW YORK, NY (NATIONAL JEWELER) BY MICHELLE GRAFF- Early next year, a class-action lawsuit will be filed against EGL International and “major retailers” charging that the lab systematically over-graded diamonds that the retailers then knowingly sold to consumers, National Jeweler has learned. Nashville, Tenn.-based attorney Brian Cummings said Monday that the suit will be filed within [...]

December 16th, 2014|Consumer Protection|

Suit filed on behalf of defrauded vacationers and club members

NASHVILLE, TN (THE TENNESSEAN)- Three Nashville residents who say a local vacation club took them for a ride have taken their complaints to a new destination: Davidson County Court. In separate lawsuits filed on Tuesday, Molly Clark and Harry Whittaker and his wife accuse Big World Vacations, its principals and several affiliates of defrauding them out [...]

October 6th, 2011|Consumer Protection|