Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Is Pandora a Music Lender? Michigan Supreme Court to Decide

When you open up a music streaming app like Pandora, are you borrowing the music (like a video rental) or just tuning in (like a radio station)? Federal and Michigan state courts are weighing this issue right now. And the outcome could mean big changes in consumer protection.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Takata Airbag Defects Explained

The Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata, has been covering up defects in its airbags since 2004. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified the cause of the defect. The investigation has sparked another recall of 30-40 million vehicles that could close the company.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Michigan Consumer Protection Means More Than Fraud

When you hire a professional, you want to know they're going to use the right methods, tools, and expertise. That's what the Michigan Consumer Protection Act is all about. A recent court decision confirms: that means more than just fraud.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.1 Million Cars for Transmission Problems

2016 is promising to continue the trends of intense automotive regulation and massive recalls. On April 22, 2016, Fiat Chrysler announced a recall of over 1.1 million vehicles. The transmission problems have been tied to 24 injuries already, and more could be on the way.