Top 6 Things You Need to Know About the Dangers of Prepaid Debit Cards

Recently, you may have heard of a significant outage involving consumers using RushCard (provided by UniRush, and backed by Russell Simmons) whereby individuals could not access their funds. For consumers trying to pay rent and buy food, it was a significant hardship. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an investigation into RushCard and UniRush back in 2015.  On February 1, 2017, Unirush LLC Read More

Certified By Who? What You Should Know Before Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Consumers purchasing a used car may be deceived by an automobile dealer in a number of ways.  No doubt, various forms of automobile fraud, or “auto fraud”, are on the rise all over the country as many Americans struggle to find reliable transportation.  Unfortunately, an area of automobile fraud that is incredibly deceptive to consumers is the sale of a so-called “Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle” appears to be on the Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About Whistleblower Protections

Arguably the biggest example of a whistleblower in recent memory is that of Edward Snowden, the former NSA employee who exposed the government’s questionable data collection habits. If you have reason to believe that your employer is doing any of the following, you may feel obligated to report them to the appropriate authorities: Breaking the law Violating government and / or industry rules or regulations Read More

The Injustice of Wells Fargo’s Forced Arbitrations

It’s a revelation that has enraged consumers and consumer advocates alike. Since at least 2011, Wells Fargo has been surreptitiously opening millions of fraudulent deposit and credit card accounts in the names of existing customers. The reason? Pressured to meet quotas that called for Wells Fargo clients to have multiple banking products, employees started opening new accounts without client permission or knowledge. Read More

Top 6 Ways to Tell if Your Used Car Was in an Undisclosed Accident

Automobile fraud is a serious issue, and it can be extremely costly for victims. Purchasing a vehicle is one of the biggest purchases most people will make in their lives outside a home, so misleading and illegal sales practices should be a major concern for anyone who wants to buy a car. Not only can automobile fraud cost you a great deal of money, it has the potential to be very dangerous if the vehicle has Read More

What You Should Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Preventing Robo-Calls

The TCPA, was enacted in 1991 to control the ways that telemarketers can solicit consumers. The act also aimed to protect the right of privacy of consumers by creating a Do-Not-Call List. To provide strength to the act, violators can be fined for each violation. Violations create a private right in the consumer to hold the caller responsible. The TCPA applies to automated dialing and to pre-recorded voice and text Read More

What You Need to Know About… Elder Abuse

The United States, along with many other countries, is experiencing a well-documented demographic shift wherein the average age of the population has been increasing. Given the population explosion of the post-World War II Baby Boom, the fact that adults have been reproducing at a lower rate than in previous decades, and general advances in health sciences that tend to keep people alive longer, this country has Read More

Consumer Case Study: Takata Airbags

“If we go forward with this, somebody will be killed…” Occasionally, a consumer litigation case arises that captures the public attention because of its scope and the particular dangers underlying the case; the ongoing lawsuits against Takata, a Japanese company, over its automobile airbags represent such a case. Bloomberg recently published a comprehensive overview and expose on the massive problems at Takata. Read More

4 Things to Know About the Fiat Chrysler Recall

Fiat Chrysler has issued a major voluntary recall of several types of vehicles under the Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge brands. The recall, issued in April, has been all over the news recently, so we have put together a list of four important things you should know about this issue: 1) Why is this recall getting so much press? Prominent actor Anton Yelchin—whom you may recognize as the character ‘Chekov’ from the Read More

Bryce Bell to Present Social Media CLE for Lawyers

Attorney Bryce Bell will be giving a presentation on social media for the Small & Solo 2016 CLE event, Wednesday June 15th. Bryce will join three other attorneys to present on various subjects at the event. Click here for more information and to find out how to register and attend. Read More