Wednesday, April 18, 2018

How to Make Your Facebook Profile Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft



Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress on April 10 and 11, 2018, to answer questions about the app’s privacy and security settings. The testimony suggests the company’s policies may be changing, but is there anything you can do to make your Facebook profile less vulnerable to identity theft?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Ford Escape Fails Passenger Safety Tests


When you buy a brand new car, you expect the vehicle to be safe. But the latest round of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests revealed flaws in the system, especially when it comes to passenger safety. The 2018 Ford Escape did especially badly – receiving the lowest “poor” rating on one of the IIHS’s newest tests.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

FDCPA Cases Must Show Harm, Sixth Circuit Says


The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) shields consumers from abusive, coercive, and deceptive efforts to collect debts. FDCPA violations can result in money damages. But a recent Sixth Circuit Court says before consumers can sue they must first show they suffered harm.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pedestrian Dies in Autonomous Vehicle Crash in Arizona




Driverless car manufacturers have been promising their cars will be safer without a driver to commit human error. But an autonomous vehicle crash in Arizona last week killed a pedestrian and raised the question if self-driving cars are ready for the road.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6 Common Defective Product Types to Look Out For




When you buy a product – from a new car to a cup of coffee – you have certain expectations of how it should work. When it doesn’t, a defective product can sometimes cause serious injury to you or a loved one. Product defect cases can involve anything a consumer buys, but some kinds of lawsuits happen more often than others. Here are 6 common defective products to keep your eye out for.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Could Sunroof Airbags Solve a Fatal Problem With Roll-Over Accidents?




How many fatal and serious injury accidents should it take to require federal regulation? Hundreds of people die every year when they are ejected from their sunroofs during roll-over accidents. But the popular feature isn’t regulated like windshields, or even side windows. Now one automaker has invented sunroof airbags and the NHTSA has begun to consider ways to solve this fatal problem.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Michigan’s Payday Loan Rules Stay Tough In Spite of Federal Trend Against Regulation




Michigan has some of the toughest payday loan rules in the nation. Even if the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau backs off under new leadership, these rules make sure Michigan residents are protected from abusive lending practices and dangerous debt cycles.