FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing

November 13, 2015

Technology is constantly changing. And so too is the way businesses use it to reach us and sell us their services. Before it used to be an annoying phone call to our land line. Now that virtually everyone has a

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A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenagers

September 29, 2015

Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer review” in which the author’s work

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The Chamber of Commerce Continues its Attack on Individual Consumers… How You Can Help Stop It

September 21, 2015

Over a period of time, we here at Wexler Wallace have noticed that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for consumers to get a fair shake. From mandatory binding arbitration clauses, more difficult standards for certifying class actions, and proposed bills to

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What is an Employee Nowadays?

September 02, 2015

The economy is changing dramatically in front of our eyes, but I’m not talking about the devaluation of the Yuan. I’m talking about the “on-demand economy.” This new economy is reshaping the consumer world and how goods and services are

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Defying the Rule of Law

August 27, 2015

During a White House Press Conference in 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower explained why he sent the military to Little Rock when local officials defied court orders on desegregation: “There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not

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Iowa Select Herbs Banned from Marketing Misbranded and Adulterated Supplements

August 21, 2015

Many dietary supplements and drugs claim to provide some type of health benefit. Walk into any Walgreens and you will see an entire aisle devoted to supplements. Or look at any of the ads you are bombarded with when you

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Ascertainability, Injury and the Upside-down View of Class Actions

August 19, 2015

Class actions are a procedural device enabling courts to handle large numbers of similar claims efficiently and economically. The procedural device serves two purposes. Spending $100 to get $50 First, litigation is so expensive and time-consuming that the science of

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Jim Beam’s “Crafty” Advertising Questioned by Class Action Lawsuit

August 07, 2015

Many alcohol companies have been under fire for making false advertising claims about the production of their alcohol. Oftentimes, they hype their spirits as being “handmade” or “locally produced” on the labels. In turn, consumers are willing to pay extra

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Marriage Equality Wins

June 29, 2015

I was late to work on Friday. Not because I couldn’t find a taxi, or the dogs were lagging on their morning walk. In fact, I had already started working around 8:30 a.m. on my patio—pot of coffee made, laptop

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Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

June 15, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was conducted at the request

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