Consumer Alerts


Lithium Batteries Can Start a Fire in Your Pocket and the Local Landfill

No other battery can store as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but the extra hours of power they provide electronic devices comes with a...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Aug 13, 2018

Do You Have Any of These Harmful Products at Home?

Companies have a responsibility to produce products that are proven safe for consumers to use and guaranteed to work as advertised. When companies are negligent...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Apr 16, 2018

Tax Season Scams: How to Stay Safe From ‘IRS’ Fraudsters

Update (3/21/2018): More than 10,000 present and former employees of The Travel Corporation had their sensitive personal information exposed after the company’s Director of Human...

  • Staff
  • Mar 19, 2018

3 Court Rulings from 2017 You Should Know About

This was a big year for court rulings in a variety of legal fields, but here are three that have had a particularly noteworthy affect...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Dec 29, 2017

You're Constantly Signing Away Your Legal Rights and You Don't Even Know It

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” Although author George Orwell’s famous quote refers to something else entirely, the...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Dec 7, 2017

It's House Fire Season: Are You Sure You Have the Right Kind of Fire Alarm?

If a fire starts while you’re sleeping, you trust that the fire alarm will go off quickly and alert you with enough time to safely...

  • Richard Bierig
  • Dec 4, 2017

Data Breaches Are (Sadly) Routine Now: Here's How to Protect Yourself

So, your data’s been stolen. Maybe it was your email address. Or perhaps it was a credit card number. Or, worse, it could have been...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Nov 8, 2017

Is Your Child’s Halloween Makeup Tainted with Lead?

Is there any holiday that children love more than Halloween? The chance to dress up as a scary monster, brave hero, or favorite cartoon character...

  • Staff
  • Oct 27, 2017

Nursing Home Drug Investigation Exposes the Dangers of Drug Kickbacks

Drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals has come under fire this week after allegations that its popular drug Nuedexta — approved to treat a rare condition linked to...

  • Staff
  • Oct 20, 2017

New Survey Says “Recall Fatigue” Could Be a Millennial Issue: Is That True?

Millennials are getting the blame once again — this time, for not responding to recall notices. People ages 18-34 are the least compliant consumer age...

  • Staff
  • Oct 11, 2017

Where Do Recalled Products End Up?

When a product recall officially goes out, a series of events take place: the item is pulled from shelves and consumers are generally given the...

  • Staff
  • Sep 19, 2017

Morgan & Morgan Sues Equifax After Data Breach Compromises 143M Americans’ Personal Information

Update: 3/1/2018: Equifax announces that an additional 2.4 million Americans were affected by last year’s data breach, bringing the total number of people impacted by...

  • Staff
  • Sep 11, 2017

Barnes & Noble Cancels Free Beats by Dre Headphones Orders After Promo Code Fiasco

Twitter exploded on Friday, July 28 when a subsidiary of brick-and-mortar book giant Barnes & Noble reportedly canceled hundreds of orders for Beats by Dre...

  • Staff
  • Aug 1, 2017

Crop Damaging Dicamba Banned in Arkansas and Missouri

After receiving complaints of crop damage from hundreds of farmers, Arkansas and Missouri have decided to temporarily ban the use of the powerful herbicide dicamba....

  • Richard Bierig
  • Jul 10, 2017

Robocallers May Soon Be Allowed to Spam Your Voicemail

As if your bloated email inbox wasn’t enough, your smartphone’s voicemail may be the latest thing under threat of spam. The Republican National Committee is...

  • Staff
  • May 26, 2017