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.