Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kids, Campgrounds, and Unsupervised Play: A Parents’ Guide


Kids, Campgrounds, and Unsupervised Play: A Parents’ Guide

For many families, summer in Michigan means vacations up north and trips to the state and county fairs. Often, parents use these weekends to give their kids a chance at unsupervised play in the relative safety of the campgrounds. But those properties also come with certain risks. Find out what a parent’s duty to supervise is when a child is injured on a campground.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Auto Dealer Fraud vs Lemon Law: Know the Difference


Auto Dealer Fraud vs Lemon Law: Know the Difference
In the legal world, the way you label your case can be the difference between meaningful relief and a motion to dismiss. It’s important to know ahead of time whether what you are dealing with is auto dealer fraud vs lemon law. It can affect your claim, and the remedies available when things go wrong.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Selling Defective Puppies? Local Pet Store Sued for Consumer Protection Violations

Selling Defective Puppies? Local Pet Store Sued for Consumer Protection Violations
The term “product defect” usually brings to mind vehicles breaking down or problems with packaging. But could a company get into regulatory trouble for selling defective puppies? A recent lawsuit against a pet shop owner in Novi, Michigan tests the limits of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Arbitration Clause Sinks Fiat Chrysler Employees’ Lemon Law Claims



When you work for a car company, there’s a certain amount of brand loyalty that goes along with the salary. Many auto manufacturers and dealerships encourage this, offering employees, friends, and family significant deals on the sale of new cars. But the arbitration clause in the fine print of Fiat Chrysler’s employee discount form means you could be signing away a successful lemon law claim if there are problems with the vehicle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How Can You Prove Toxins Caused Your Illness in Toxic Torts?


How Can You Prove Toxins Caused Your Illness in Toxic Torts?

When environmental factors make you sick, it can be hard for you and your doctors to connect the dots. Air pollution, emissions, run-off, and other industrial byproducts can seriously affect your health, decreasing your life span and quality of life. But when you take a company to court in a toxic tort lawsuit, it’s up to you to prove toxins caused your illness. In most cases, that means you’re going to need an expert.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Voluntary Surrender or Repossession: Which is Better for Your Credit Score?


Voluntary Surrender or Repossession: Which is Better for Your Credit Score?
If you fall behind on your auto loan payments because of a lost job, unexpected medical expenses, or simply not enough income, you may consider voluntary surrender of your vehicle. But what that means, and how it affects your credit score compared to repossession can be something of a mystery. Here are some things to consider.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Consumer Advocates Call Tesla’s Autopilot Deceptive Advertising


Consumer Advocates Call Tesla’s Autopilot Deceptive Advertising
Can a car crash be a marketing problem? Tesla’s Autopilot has been involved in at least 3 serious accidents in two years. Consumer advocates say the company’s deceptive advertising is misleading consumers, convincing them they can take their eyes off the road.