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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How Do We Stop Big Banks Like Wells Fargo from Avoiding Liability for Fraud?

September 23, 2016

  Over the past five years, Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million bogus deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.  The practice let the company reap millions by charging its customers unwanted

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Keep the Sun Shining In

August 18, 2016

Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers for things such as meals, gifts,

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The Rising Cost of Privacy

August 09, 2016

A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting customers know what they’re

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A Generation Stalled

August 02, 2016

42 million students.  1.3 trillion in debt.  The student debt burden in America, broadly quantified. While student loans are vital to provide access to higher education, the debt also shapes the financial reality of newly-minted college graduates.  This reality has

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