Clean Water is Worth Fighting For

January 11, 2017

  Clean water is perhaps one of the most take-for-granted aspects of life in the United States.  I, for one, assume I use clean water each day due to living in a metropolitan area adjacent to one of the largest...

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What the Death of the CFPB Could Mean For You

January 02, 2017

The results of the November presidential election shocked the world, leaving many to wonder what the future will hold when President-Elect Donald Trump eventually assumes the role of President. With his administration nearly assembled, experts are predicting that many of...

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A Groundbreaking Class Action on Climate Change

December 26, 2016

  Every now and then I stumble upon a lawsuit that is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The latest example is a class action pending in Oregon under the caption Juliana v. United States (D. Oregon, 15-cv-1517). The Plaintiffs...

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Your Kid’s Toys may be Spying and Reporting to a Defense Contractor

December 22, 2016

  When you buy a new toy for your kids, you probably have some realistic expectations. If it needs batteries, it probably won’t come with them. A barely-upgraded version will likely be on store shelves by February. One expectation that...

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Synthetic Identity Theft: The New ID Fraud

December 19, 2016

Synthetic identity theft is a sneaky spin off the more straightforward identity theft (where a criminal steals all aspects of a real person’s identity and impersonates them to open fraudulent new accounts).  In synthetic identity theft, the criminal steals a...

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Wexler Wallace Gives Back at Conerstone Community Outreach

December 13, 2016

Around the office, we have a saying: “Life is short. Do something that matters.” It’s in that spirit that we were honored to volunteer our time this Tuesday at Chicago’s Cornerstone Community Outreach. For nearly 30 years, Cornerstone Community Outreach...

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What’s the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

November 23, 2016

As employment legislation changes and new industries like Uber continue to emerge, the job market can sometimes feel like it’s in constant flux. One area that is especially murky, for employers and workers alike, is the difference between an employee...

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