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What to Do After a Data Breach Notification?

In the aftermath of a data breach, it is very important for anyone whose personal information was publicly exposed to take steps to protect their credit and finances.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 5, 2019
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Roundup Users Are Reportedly Getting This Horrible Cancer

An estimated 18,000 people are suing Bayer nationwide, alleging that the weed killer Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Oct 28, 2019
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Do They Sell Juul Pods at Walmart? Not Anymore

The end of an era was announced Sept.

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 27, 2019
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Beyond the Docket: The Monsanto Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuit

Roundup cancer lawsuits are full of legally complex questions, expert opinions, and procedural battles between opposing attorneys.

  • Staff
  • Consumer Alerts
  • Sep 5, 2019
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Oklahoma Wins Historic Opioid Drugmaker Case

In a landmark ruling, an Oklahoma judge has held Johnson & Johnson accountable for the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the company to pay $572 million,

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Aug 28, 2019
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Are You at Risk of Cancer From Roundup?

More than 13,000 people have filed lawsuits against Monsanto/Bayer in the United States, alleging they developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jul 12, 2019
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Morgan & Morgan Sues Tesla Over Allegedly Unreliable Autopilot System

Morgan & Morgan filed a personal injury and consumer protection lawsuit against automaker Tesla today, alleging that the company has duped consumers into believing its autopilot add-on feature can safely transport passengers at high speeds with minimal

  • avehling
  • Consumer Alerts, Accident and Injury
  • Oct 30, 2018
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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 trade off; they occasionally burst into flames.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Aug 13, 2018
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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.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Apr 16, 2018
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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 Resources sent copies of employee W-2 forms to a hacker impersonating the Global CEO

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Mar 19, 2018
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Social Security 101: All Your Retirement and Disability Questions Answered

If you look at your last paystub, you will almost certainly see a deduction for Social Security.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Jan 11, 2018
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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 on the lives of the people in our communities.

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  • Consumer Alerts, Labor and Employment, Accident and Injury
  • Dec 29, 2017
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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 Nineteen Eighty-Four author might as well have been talking about the dastardly hidden clauses in agreements most people never read that they neve

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  • Consumer Alerts, Labor and Employment
  • Dec 7, 2017
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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 evacuate and avoid burn injuries. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Dec 4, 2017
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Data Breaches Are (Sadly) Routine Now: Here's How to Protect Yourself

So, your data’s been stolen.

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  • Consumer Alerts
  • Nov 8, 2017