Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Volkswagen Settles Consumer Fraud Claims with Justice Department, EPA



Auto manufacturer Volkswagen has settled criminal and civil charges by the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Administration. The company has agreed to pay $4.3 billion in penalties and several employees face individual charges as a result of a decade-long emissions scandal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Resolved to Join a Gym in 2017? Read This First


Every year, thousands of people commit to get healthy in the new year. Maybe you resolved to join a gym or workout more in 2017. If you did, you make sure you do your research, or you could be facing a consumer protection disaster.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Broken Pavement Could Not Matter Under New Law



When you trip on broken pavement sometimes it’s just a scraped knee. But other times a poorly maintained sidewalk can cause serious injuries. When that happens you need to know there is somewhere you can turn to recover your damages. But a new law could stand between personal injury plaintiffs and government defendants.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Attorney Dani Liblang Achieves AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell


How do you know you’ve hired the right attorney? Martindale-Hubbell sets the standard in objective attorney ratings. So when Attorney Dani Liblang recently achieved an AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating Martindale-Hubbell gives, the honor indicated that Dani is respected by clients and professionals alike.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Is Michigan’s Consumer Privacy Law Unconstitutional?


What can a magazine do with your subscriber information? Do they have the free speech right to share your information? Or can states like Michigan create consumer privacy laws to protect you from an onslaught of solicitation? It depends on whether the Michigan Preservation of Personal Privacy Act is deemed unconstitutional in a federal lawsuit filed in New York.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wells Fargo Uses Arbitration to Hide Sham Settlements



Wells Fargo recently became the center of attention when it came to light the company’s employees were creating sham accounts using its customers’ personal information. But now the company is using private arbitration to bury settlements from the public eye.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NHTSA Urges Cell Phone Manufacturers to Fight Distracted Driving


Every year, thousands of people in America die because of distracted driving. But when laws against texting while driving don’t work, how can the government get motorists to put the phone down? The NHTSA says it’s up to cell phone manufacturers to take the next step.