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Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that in January to June of 2017, supervisory actions resulted in $14 million for over 104,000 consumers. “The Bureau’s recent supervision work has returned $14 million to more than 100,000 consumers, and found companies deceiving consumers and violating the law,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated.
Drivers who are educated and defensive can help reduce the amount of accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur each year. Fortunately, Illinois offers driving safety courses to help drivers in the state enhance their driving skills and protect themselves as well as others on the road. If you’d like more information on Illinois driving safety courses and their benefits, keep reading.
As students return for the fall semester in many Pennsylvania universities and colleges, there are traditional welcome back parties. On campus, campus police regulates parties but off campus parties are less controlled and typically louder and wilder events. After several weekends of rowdy wild off campus parties which disturbed neighbors, led to underage drinking, fighting, ar ...
This episode of the Next Lawyer Up podcast features attorney Tom Ryan If you believe that estate planning is a straight forward and simple area of the law, you’ll think differently after listening to L. Thomas “Tom” Ryan, Jr. Tom is a very well-known lawyer in North Alabama and his firm’s offices are in Huntsville, Mobile and Pensacola, Florida.
Defensive driving is a technique that helps drivers protect themselves from accidents. Rather than being reactive, if you are more proactive and look out for hazards in advance you are less likely to be involved in an accident. Defensive driving utilizes safe driving strategies to allow motorists to address foreseeable hazards in a predictable manner.
A driver who has been deprived of sleep lacks the ability to make sound decisions. Everyone knows that nodding off at the wheel is dangerous. However, not many are aware of the risks involved in drowsy driving. The drivers who are tired or whose sleep cycles have been interrupted react very slowly and often cannot make proper decisions while driving.
Security clearance issues are common place in the news these days. The news covers a lot of areas. Security Clearance Process in the News at the Highest Level Do you have to complete the SF 86 in its entirety to be given Security Clearance that allows access to classified material? Recently, the back log in the clearance process has gotten even more attention.
By David Dayen, The Intercept – EQUIFAX, THE CREDIT REPORTING BUREAU that on Thursday admitted one of the largest data breaches in history, affecting 143 million U.S. consumers, is maneuvering to prevent victims from banding together to sue the company, according to consumer protection advocates and elected officials.
Now that the summer has come to an end and school is back in session, drivers should be careful when driving in school zones. By being mindful of school zones and practicing extra caution, you can reduce your risk of receiving an expensive ticket or causing a serious accident. In order to do your part in keeping yourself, children, and your community safe, Staver Law Group reco ...
Oregon Divorce: What to do When Your Ex Holds Items for Ransom September 16, 2017 by BrasierLaw What to do when the other parent holds items for ransom. Sometimes in divorces, one parent will take control, by force or deception, of items of importance to the other parent. For instance, one parent may have the family photos electronically stored on their own computer.
Involvement in an accident that results in an injury to oneself is not something most people expect. Car wrecks are often violent and traumatic and tend to leave those involved shaken, confused, and uncertain about what to do next. Many people wonder whether they need to call the police or whether they can simply exchange information with the other driver and continue with their day.
Mandatory arbitration provisions are once again at the forefront of policy discourse on Capitol Hill as government agency heads and members of Congress grapple with how to best balance the interests of both companies and consumers. But there doesn’t seem to be much hope for one side of the debate, as Congress is set to overturn a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Equifax breach potentially exposed sensitive personal information for over eight million New Yorkers. Equifax, one of the nation’s top credit reporting agencies, recently reported that the private data of roughly 143 million Americans had been compromised due a security hack.
We all know about the dangers of drunken driving but fewer people pay attention to the rules when they are out on the water. Other lake users or boaters often pay a high price. In June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on how an Atlanta man was allegedly under the influence at the time of a deadly boating accident on Lake Blue Ridge.
Americans are drowning in student loan debt. More than 3,000 people default on their federal student loans every day. It takes around 20 years for the average student loan borrower to pay off their loans. Today, there are over 44 million Americans with a total student loan debt of $1.4 trillion. But what happens if you can’t make the necessary payments? Missing a student loan ...
Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer prevailed on September 14, 2017, in the South Dakota Supreme Court on a major statutory challenge to the leading U.S. Supreme Court Commerce Clause case protecting remote sellers with no physical presence from being obligated to collect and remit sales and use tax, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S.
Fatal injuries often occur when a passenger vehicle is involved in a collision when a commercial truck. A collision between a passenger vehicle and a load carrier may be devastating. It can cause serious injuries to the occupants. Even if a truck, weighing 80,000 pounds, goes at a very slow speed and hits a car, it can be very destructive.