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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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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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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Class Action Against 3M Over Alleged Defective Dental Crowns will Proceed

November 21, 2016

The case brought against the 3M Company by dentists claiming the company produced defective dental crowns that fail at an alarming rate will proceed in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota. The complaint alleges that 3M Lava Ultimate Restorative dental

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What the Trump Administration Could Mean for the CFPB

November 16, 2016

    Wexler Wallace Associate Tyler J. Story explores how the Trump administration could have dire consequences for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.   Just over a week ago, Donald Trump rode a wave of populist resentment towards decades of middle-class

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: A Look at the Pokémon Go Lawsuits

November 02, 2016

When game developer Niantic Labs released the highly-anticipated mobile app Pokémon Go this past July, it became an overnight hit. People’s social media feeds were filled with screenshots proudly showing off their latest catch, and it was hard to walk

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RICO Lawsuit Alleging State Farm Bankrolled Illinois Judge Gains Class Action Status

October 31, 2016

On September 16, 2016 an Illinois federal judge certified a class of State Farm policyholders who had filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit, alleging that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and others defrauded policyholders of

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Imminent Stryker Hip Implant Recall Expected?

October 06, 2016

The Stryker Corporation is expected to announce yet another Stryker hip implant recall in the wake of numerous complaints over its LFIT V40 chrome/cobalt femoral heads. According to the complaints, these femoral heads are reported to be associated with serious

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