For much of our country’s history, consumers were on their own when they purchased a product. Buyer beware wasn’t just a sign posted at flea markets, it was a way of life for Americans. But slowly over the course of the 20th Century, our government enacted laws that offered greater protection for consumers.
Enter the intimidating building on 300 Stewart Avenue and Third, turn left and you’ll see displayed a “Black Book.” Next to the volume is a page on former Nevada mobster Tony “The Ant” Spilotro. Tony’s name was removed from the book only after he died.
We’re all familiar with the phrase “life isn’t fair.” It’s a lesson that we learn repeatedly throughout the course of our lives, one that never seems to get easier to wrap our heads around. Unfortunate circumstances befall good people who didn’t deserve what happened to them. The good news is that the law serves as an agent to… Read More »
Some drivers may take their tires for granted, but a blowout can easily cause a tragic accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that tire blowouts contribute to approximately 78,000 accidents each year, resulting in thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. While many of these accidents could have been prevented, the cause of… Read More »
How often have you scrolled to the bottom of the terms of service and just clicked “yes” when you are shopping online? If you are like most people, the answer is quite a few times. However, people are learning that when they click to agree, they are giving away far more than they would ever imagine.
In 2016, a largely-overlooked crisis of American life was explored by a book that has forced us to rethink housing in our country. “Evicted,” by Matthew Desmond, shed light on the impact of the affordable housing crisis in the United States. Desmond, through extensive research and a compelling narrative chronicling the lives of both tenants and landlords in… Read More »
The concept of civil rights and the violation of these rights have been on the forefront of most news headlines recently typically involving police officers and unarmed citizens. Civil rights are defined as, “the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination) in a number of settings- including education, employment,… Read More »
In a 2015 statement by Dr. Mark Pagnano, the chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota), the number of hip replacements performed in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. While many believe this to be a result of the aging population, with more than 46.2 million seniors over the age of 65 in… Read More »
The juvenile court system is not an identical version of the adult system filled with younger criminals; legally speaking, minors commit “delinquent acts” not crimes, they have no right to a public trial with jury and courtrooms are often less formal and closed to the public.
Egregious or high-profile cases of workplace discrimination and harassment make headlines. Sometimes these cases end up in court. Other times, accusers and accused settle behind the scenes.