Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Rule Protects Consumers’ Right to Class Action Lawsuits




In the face of political opposition, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a new rule protecting consumers’ right to join class action lawsuits. The rule would keep banks and credit card companies from using arbitration clauses to keep small claims out of court.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Did an IRS Contractor Violate Consumer Protection Laws?




This year, the IRS has begun to outsource its tax debt collections to private contractors. But the National Taxpayer Advocate and several senators are asking whether one IRS contractor’s debt collection methods violate federal consumer protection laws.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Are Used Tires Worth the Risk?


With the rising costs of auto maintenance, many Michigan residents are turning to used tires to save some money. But when it comes to used tires, as well as wheels and rims, what you don’t know could put you at risk.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Injured Unloading Your Car? Michigan Supreme Court Weighs In on Coverage



Not all car accidents happen on the road. Some people are seriously injured by accidents involving parked motor vehicles. But will your PIP insurance pay for that? The Michigan Supreme Court recently weighed in on what happens when you are injured unloading your car.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Car Repossessed? Watch Out for Debt Collectors


If you have fallen behind on your auto loan, you could end up having your car repossessed. You may assume that will be the end of your problems. But in fact, debt collectors could force you to pay thousands more on a car you no longer own.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

5 Michigan Consumer Protection Laws that Protect You and Your Car

 
Purchasing a new or used vehicle is a big deal. So how do you know the dealership is treating you right? Here are 5 Michigan consumer protection laws that protect you and your car.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michigan Court Decision Puts Patients In the Middle



After an auto accident the last thing an injured motorist wants to think about is medical bills. The Michigan No Fault Act is supposed to ensure they are paid, but a new Michigan Supreme Court decision could put patients in the middle between medical providers and their money.