Blog Posts in 2017

  • Sears Sales Slide 11.5 Percent - Who will be last man standing?

    Sears stores still losing ground, despite cost-cutting efforts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Gone: Montgomery Wards, Mervyns, Circuit City, Macys.
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  • Does the IRS have a Heart?

    While taking money early from a workplace retirement plan is generally a no-no, victims of Hurricane Harvey now have that option. The Internal Revenue Service last week that 401(k) plans and similar plans may permit participants to take loans against their accounts or make hardship withdrawals if they or family members have been affected by the flooding and destruction from Hurricane Harvey. ...
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  • Payment Plans Now Available For Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

    One problem many of our bankruptcy clients have had is figuring out how to pay their attorney fees to us so we can file their bankruptcy. We now have a process where for a slightly higher fee, we can file your chapter 7 bankruptcy for as little as $200 plus the court filing fee of $335, with the remainder of the fees paid over the next 12 months. These payments you make will be reported to the ...
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  • Law Suit Against McDonald's - Again

    Everyone remembers the famous lawsuit where McDonalds was sued over the spilled cup of hot coffee. Well now, one man is questioning the value of McDonald’s combo deals in court. A Des Plaines, Ill. man has filed a consumer fraud class action suit against a Chicago-area McDonald’s franchisee’s pricing of value meals, the Cook County Register reported. The suit says that the pricing of the “Extra ...
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  • New Year Windfall

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 8 that it will provide more than $88 million in refunds to roughly 2.7 million AT&T consumers. These consumers allegedly had third-party charges added to their mobile bills without consent – a tactic known as “cramming” in the telecommunications industry. Now I see why their ads say they can charge less than Verizon.
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  • Attorney General gets the Gorillas

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Oct. 14 that the Pima County Superior Court has found 3 Gorillas Moving and Storage LLC in violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. The court ordered the company to pay more than $17,000 in consumer restitution. 3 Gorillas Moving was owned and operated by Troy Emerson. Emerson purportedly misrepresented to some of his consumers that his company ...
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  • Just Sue them Some where

    VW is being sued on the emission cheating scandal. Now they want to move the trial to Germany. If you hurt Americans, keep it here.
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  • Cities File Bankruptcy Too!

    After four long, painful years, San Bernardino will soon emerge from bankruptcy with a plan to pay its creditors. Hooray.
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  • Transunion and Equifax Fined for Deceit in Credit Reporting

    A U.S. regulator on Tuesday ordered credit reporting agencies TransUnion ( TRU.N ) and Equifax Inc ( EFX.N ) to pay more than $23.2 million in fines and restitution for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and cost of credit scores they bought. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said the payments also resolve charges that TransUnion and Equifax lured consumers into enrolling in ...
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