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Big Businesses Creatively Retaliate Against Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers

Posted: January 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm   /   Business & Investment Fraud, Business Protection, Consumer News, Financial & Insurance Fraud

In only a few short years since it’s inception, big businesses on Wallstreet have figured out fool-proof ways to protect themselves from the Dodd-Frank Act. The following article from Forbes.com denotes just what businesses have concocted to retaliate against this SEC endorsed program. Fearing the power and effectiveness of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower programs, big business […]

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How to Expose a Fake Debt Collector: 3 Things You Must Know

Posted: December 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm   /   Consumer News, Personal Protection, Unlawful Debt Collectors

The following article outlines three things you should ask if you suspect you are being pursued by a fraudulent debt collector. This article can prevent you and your loved ones from being the next victim of this all too frequent scam. It’s late and your phone is ringing off the hook. The caller ID reads […]

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Private Law Firms Create Big Business by Coercing Attorneys General to Sue

Posted: December 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm   /   Business Protection, Class Actions, Consumer News

The following post uncovers a growing trend across the nation. Private attorneys looking for their next class action are pitching ideas to Attorneys General all over the country, resulting in a big pay day for both parties… WASHINGTON — When they met at the J. W. Marriott Hotel two blocks from the White House, Linda […]

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Outrageous Forced Arbitration Decision

Outrageous Forced Arbitration Decision: Consumer Has to Arbitrate Case Involving Home Invasion and Severe Beating

Posted: December 10, 2014 at 10:59 am   /   Consumer News

I regularly hear consumer and workers’-rights advocates say this crazy thing to me: “the cases on forced arbitration are so bad, they can’t get any worse.” Um, wrong. A Missouri Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that bears me out on this point, in Johnson v. Rent-A-Center. In this case, an 88-year-old “neighborhood staple”, […]

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Legal Experts Warn Immigrant Families: Beware of 'Notario' Scams

Legal Experts Warn Immigrant Families: Beware of ‘Notario’ Scams

Posted: December 3, 2014 at 10:30 am   /   Consumer News

Astrid Silva remembers getting a new dress, her parents dressing her young brother in a suit and her father taking a rare day off from work to drive to an office where her father once again was tricked out of family savings for a green card. The family could hardly afford the car trip and […]

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NJ Consumer Fraud Act Is Not ‘Devolving’

Posted: December 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm   /   Consumer News

Consumer Fraud Forum Founder, Attorney William J. Pinilis, recently penned the following article in support of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, which was published on Law360.com. Law360, New York (December 01, 2014, 2:25 PM ET) –William J. Pinilis This fall, I was invited by the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute and the American Tort […]

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