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It is getting to be that time of year whether because of the Holidays’ sentiment of giving or for end of the year tax deductible donations, but you need to be careful about your donations. Charity scammers use deception to steal money from unwary people who think they are donating to a real cause or […]

If you were/are unable to work or were/are prevented from working because of Hurricane Irma, you may be able to recover your lost wages. You may be able to recover wages under the Disaster Unemployment Assis­tance (“DUA”) — a program that provides “financial assis­tance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or inter­rupted as […]

In the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, consumers now must file insurance claims for damage.  Homeowners’ policies do not cover flood, earth­quake, tree removal (except when the tree damages the house) or food spoilage from power failures. The issue is how to get all you are entitled to from your homeowners’ insurance […]

Consumers must protect themselves from unknow­ingly buying a salvage vehicle. With the flooding caused by Hurri­canes Harvey and Irma, flood-damaged cars will appear in the used car market. Histor­i­cally, approx­i­mately 50% of all flood-damaged vehicles make their way back into the market. Modern cars that are flooded are hard to restore because they contain signif­icant […]

Medtronic has again volun­tarily recalled specific lots of its infusion sets, available to patients since April 2017, used with Medtronic insulin pumps.  A component, the vent membrane, in the infusion set is defective. The defective vent membrane  is suscep­tible to being blocked by insulin during the priming or filling the tubing process. This can lead […]

Two clinical trials of Type2 diabetics taking Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes drug, Invokana, also known also as canagliflozin, have revealed that users are twice as likely to suffer foot and leg amputa­tions than those given a placebo. The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tration is requiring Johnson & Johnson to add new warnings about the risk […]

Throughout history, women have played a major role in our country.  Crafting the American flag, caring for those wounded on the battle­fields, organizing on behalf of women’s right to vote, making space flights possible, and embarking into fields that tradi­tionally leaned towards men. The study and practice of law is one such field. Arabella Mansfield of […]

Think you may be the victim of a scam? Someone trying to sell you something you don’t want?  You bought it, it doesn’t work; now what?  There are recourses for all of these situa­tions, but many people either don’t know where to go or who to call, or they don’t want to “cause trouble.”  If […]

CBS News reports that a 19-year-old Illinois man may not be able to sue Samsung for damages after his Galaxy Note 7 exploded, caught fire and severely burned his legs. It happened when the phone was plugged in while he was sleeping. Due to incidents like this and airlines banning Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights […]

We’ve written exten­sively about forced arbitration clauses and how they are bad for consumers. That’s because they strip consumers of their right to pursue justice in a court of law when they are wrong­fully treated by a corpo­ration. They must seek justice through arbitration instead, which typically favors corpo­ra­tions. Forced Arbitration Now, two million consumers, […]

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