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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]