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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Posted: October 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm   /   Consumer News, Data & Security Breaches, Identity Theft

Tis the season for online shopping and trips to the mall. Protect yourself and your family by keeping a watchful eye on your credit card statements, keeping all receipts and changing passwords frequently. The holiday season is approaching, a time for sales and Santa and, now, credit card data breaches. Though cyberthieves have stolen millions […]

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Parent Attacks Football Coach Over Canceled Season

Parent Attacks Football Coach Over Canceled Season

Posted: October 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm   /   Consumer News

This week I came across a story which ties in closely with the article I wrote last week, about youth sports morphing into a kind of  product, and the implications for parents as the consumers of that product. An American Youth Football player’s father was arrested after he allegedly attacked the coach when he found […]

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Condo Takeover Schemes are Forcing Homeowners Out

Posted: October 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm   /   Consumer News, Real Estate Fraud

Condo Takeover Schemes are an emerging trend where a real-estate investment company will buy up foreclosed condos in a building, take over the condo association and drive up fees so aggressively that homeowners have no choice but to sell their homes. The following article from digs deep into this growing trend.. When Marilyn Mack received […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for Hearings against the NY Federal Reserve

Posted: October 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm   /   Business Protection, Consumer News, Financial & Insurance Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren, an instrumental player in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is calling for oversight hearings against the New York Federal Reserve after live recordings have surfaced regarding the examination of Goldman Sachs during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just been handed a giant political opportunity. After spending […]

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The High Cost of Youth Sports

Posted: October 3, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Consumer News

Guest Post by Billy Pinilis, Partner, PinilisHalpern, LLP When I was a child youth sports were mostly organized by local municipal government recreation departments, and involved a small fee and a volunteer coach. In “C” league baseball, we played in jeans and team t-shirts. It was fun, and affordable to pretty much everybody. For better […]

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Templeton Rye Served with a Class Action Lawsuit

Posted: October 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm   /   Class Actions, Consumer News, Deceptive Advertising

For those who enjoy small-batch rye whiskey, this article is for you. An earlier piece in the Daily Beast has uncovered a major hiccup in the production of small-batch rye whiskeys…They are coming from a major distillery factory in Indiana… A Chicago law firm has filed a lawsuit against Templeton Rye, claiming the Iowa company […]

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