Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What to Expect In Your Toxic Tort Personal Injury Lawsuit




Your lawyer has told your that you suffered something called a “toxic tort”. Find out what that means, and what you can expect in your toxic tort personal injury lawsuit.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Don’t Fall for Yo-Yo Financing Schemes: Know the Warning Signs



If you ever listen to the radio, you have probably heard car dealership commercials for “0% financing” or “sign and drive” events. For poor consumers or those with bad credit, these deals can seem too good to be true. They often are. Learn what to watch for to avoid yo-yo financing schemes and make sure you don’t lose that new car.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Senate Undercuts Consumer Protection Rules Against Mandatory Arbitration




For years, consumers have used class action lawsuits to fight back against large corporations, banks, and predatory lenders who break the law. But the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill restoring the mandatory arbitration clauses in most consumer contracts, creating obstacles for consumer protection efforts and cutting off access to the courts.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Is Michigan’s Opioid Crisis a Consumer Protection Problem?




The number of deaths related to overuse of narcotic painkillers are skyrocketing in Michigan, and across the United States. But could the opioid crisis really come down to a consumer protection problem? The county executives of Oakland and Wayne Counties think so, and they’re taking their theory to court.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NHTSA Self-Driving Vehicle Regulations Put Passenger Safety in Auto-Makers’ Hands




The push to create the first completely self-driving vehicle is getting intense. Auto makers are already testing prototypes in Michigan and across the country. This has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue revised safety guidelines for the industry. But the revisions take away significant protections for consumers and passengers.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Who Pays in a Slip and Fall Accident?




When you take a fall on a wet floor or a patch of ice, it can cause serious injury and cost quite a bit in medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Where can you turn to be compensated for those injuries? Who pays in a slip and fall accident?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What to Do if Your Vehicle Gets Repossessed




When consumers fall behind on their auto loans, they often come to fear that the vehicle will be repossessed. But just because someone takes your car doesn’t mean it is the end of the story. Find out what to do if your vehicle gets repossessed.