Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What Happens When the Jury Gets it Wrong?

You’ve gone to trial and put on your best case. All the evidence is in. And yet, somehow the jury comes back with a $0 verdict. You’re stunned. Now what? What can you do when the jury gets it wrong?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

U.S. Agency Blocks Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts

Nursing homes house some of America’s most vulnerable populations. Residents are at risk for elder abuse and neglect, as well as medical problems. But until recently, arbitration clauses have kept the victims of assisted living facilities out of court. Now the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting a stop to that.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Michigan Attorney General Sues Anti-Addiction Drug Company for Anti-Trust

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte jointed a multi-state lawsuit against MonoSol Rx and Reckitt, the makers of Suboxone, claiming the company performed illegal anti-trust activities to prevent competition and drive up the cost of the drug. If the law is successful, consumers suffering opioid addiction could be able to get help for a lot less money.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmers Under Pressure from New Michigan Bill

If you drive a car in Michigan, you’ve probably used a gas station’s “pay-at-the-pump” machines. You know how convenient it is to pump and pay without the trouble of heading inside. But that same convenience makes it easy for scammers to use credit card skimmers to steal your identity. A new bill hopes to stop that.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wells Fargo Pays Biggest Fine Ever to CFPB for Setting Up Fraudulent Accounts

Imagine discovering that your bank has been moving your funds into a bank account you never authorized. Or worse, a credit card account. Wells Fargo is under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s microscope after its community banking division was caught opening fraudulent accounts at its customers’ expense.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Prompt Recall

Imagine bringing home a brand new smartphone, plugging it in to charge, and having it explode or catch on fire. That’s what happened to over 30 buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Now Samsung has halted sales and instituted an unofficial recall worldwide.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Michigan Man Sues Toyota Over Plug-In Hybrid Range

How far should a plug-in hybrid be able to travel on all electric power? One man is suing Toyota over its claims that the 2012 Prius was good for 13 miles of all-electric driving, claiming the actual numbers fell far short.