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Legal News Roundup – June 17
Posted in In the news on June 16, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. LGBTQ Rights CNN - The Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers. The decision is a huge win for LGBTQ rights. The landmark 6-3 ruling will extend protections to millions of workers. Read the full...
Legal News Roundup – June 10
Posted in In the news on June 9, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Big Fines for Robocalls Reuters - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a record-setting $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for allegedly placing 1 billion illegal robocalls. John C. Spiller II, Jakob Mears and their respective companies were named in...
Legal news roundup – June 3
Posted in In the news on June 3, 2020
Here's a roundup of some major legal stories from the past week. Cruise Ship Lawsuit CBS News - Passengers sued Carnival Cruise Line for alleged COVID-19 negligence. The suit accuses Carnival of improper sanitation and screening measures. The litigation includes two passengers who contracted the virus on the ship. Read the full story. Sens....
The Latest Product Recalls
Posted in In the news, Product Recall on June 2, 2020
This post covers recent recalls issued by the six federal regulatory agencies participating in recalls.gov. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSD) issued an important recall remedy notice: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check...
Legal news roundup – May 27
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), In the news on May 27, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Lockdown Lawsuits USA Today / May 25 - During the coronavirus lockdown, a number of activities “became the subject of a federal lawsuit, as residents, businesses and even lawmakers challenged state shutdown orders designed to prevent the spread of novel...
Legal news roundup – May 20
Posted in Firm News, In the news, Product Liability, Product Recall on May 20, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc Baby Powder New York Times / May 20 - Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder. The product once defined the company’s wholesome image and they have...
Legal news roundup – May 12
Posted in In the news on May 12, 2020
Here's a roundup of some of the top legal stories from the past week. President Trump's Financial Records The Guardian / May 12 - The Supreme Court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday. Trump did not release his tax returns during the 2016 election. He has not done so since. Trump...
Consumer Alert: Fake Insurance
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), In the news on May 8, 2020
Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment advises Ohioans to be alert for a new scam. Individuals pretending to be licensed insurance agents are contacting consumers to sell fake insurance products. Oftentimes, crooks call from fake numbers, lack a legitimate license and market COVID-19 coverage. Fake insurance products The types of fake insurance...
Scam Alert: This Venmo Scam Sends You Money “by Accident”
Posted in In the news on April 21, 2020
If you use Venmo or another digital wallet service, be careful. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), crooks are putting a high-tech twist on a classic con. How it works You receive a message in Venmo that reads something like, “Oops! Can you send that back?” Upon reviewing your balance history, you see...
Tips For Hosting a Virtual Party
Posted in Coronavirus (COVID-19), In the news on April 17, 2020
As we all continue to social distance and follow stay-at-home orders, it’s important to stay socially connected. One way to do that is with a virtual party. Here are some ways to make your virtual get-together a rousing success. Choose a service There are many ways to connect with your friends and family, including the...