Category Archives: General Interest

CFPB Study Finds Mandatory Arbitration Harms Consumers

The National Law Journal reports in depth on a new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which contradicts arguments that mandatory arbitration can prove beneficial for consumers. According to the article, the study found that in a two-year period, consumers “won … Continue reading

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Your 2015 Spring (Property) Cleaning Guide

It’s that time of year again: Spring cleaning is upon us. With the arrival of spring, many of us take the opportunity to open up the windows, clean out our attics and basements and start the new season fresh. But … Continue reading

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How to Get Fully Compensated After Being in an Accident

Once a person has been hurt in an accident, it can be hard to tell where to turn. In many cases, they may find that they are having a tough time dealing with the insurance companies. During this time, those … Continue reading

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Law And Finance: Five Offenses That Could Cost A Lot Of Money

Breaking the law always comes with negative consequences, but some offenses can cost more than others. In addition to the revocation of certain privileges and possible jail time, many offenses can cost major dollars. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Driving … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Call on Congress to Reform US Food Safety System

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Rosa L. Delauro (D-CT) argue in an op-ed for The Hill that food safety “needs to be a part of our national security conversation.” They note that “fifteen separate agencies” are currently responsible for policing the … Continue reading

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How to Set up Your Legal Defense After Being Charged with a DUI

A DUI (driving under the influence) charge is very serious business, especially if it happens to you. A DUI charge can mean a fine, jail time, and serious damage to your so-far-clean driving record. You have been arrested on a … Continue reading

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Federal Authorities Crack Down on Fraudulent Debt Collectors

ABC World News reported on Federal efforts to disrupt “A multi-million dollar collection scam hitting all 50 states,” in which suspects are “accused of bullying more than 6,000 victims into paying debts they did not owe.” The report examined phone scammers … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down in Cold Weather

From the Dallas Police Department: DPD is committed to strengthening the vitality of every neighborhood in the city. During the inclement weather, many motorist have been starting the ignition system on their vehicles to warm them up and re-entering their … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Relationships: Care For Your Aging Parents From Afar

We all want to care for our parents when they get older, but it can be difficult if you live in another city, state or even a different country. Fortunately, many elderly people are becoming more comfortable with technology and … Continue reading

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Administration to Investigate Health Insurers for Discriminatory Plans

The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration “said Monday that it would investigate prescription drug coverage and other benefits offered by health insurance companies to see if they discriminated against people with AIDS, mental illness, diabetes or other costly chronic … Continue reading

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