Monthly Archives: January 2013


Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Top Consumer Legal Stories of 2012

With 2012 in the books, it’s time to look back at the landslide of legislation, lawsuits and judicial decisions that have had far-reaching effects on Americans’ access to health care, marriage, voting, Second, Fourth and Seventh Amendment rights and more. Lawyers.com takes a peek at the top consumer legal stories of the year:   Obamacare survives legal challenges: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is set to change the face of health care as we know it, …

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You Can’t Be Fired for Discussing Your Job on Facebook

Employers can punish or fire employees for doing a lot of things, but they can’t fire you for talking about working conditions at your job on Facebook. The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 14 said Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., a New York non-profit social services company, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by firing a group of employees for posting on Facebook about a co-worker who had accused them of not doing their jobs.   Facebook Comment …

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Judge Forbids Wisconsin Man to Father More Children

Lots of people who have children probably shouldn’t. For one man in Wisconsin, a judge has intervened in his prolific personal life and banned him from having any more kids, under the threat of jail time. Corey Curtis, 44, was sentenced to three years probation in December for failing to pay up on the $90,000 he owes in child support, as well as felony bail jumping. As a condition of the probation, the judge ordered him to not father any …

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Florida Man Arrested for Play-Doh Body Work

A Florida man was arrested in December after defrauding car owners by promising to do body work on their cars but then merely patching them up with Play-Doh. Nicholas Johnson, 33, of Port Richey, Fla., was charged with retail theft and scheming to defraud, according to a local news report. He reportedly roamed around his neighborhood, scouting out cars that needed body work, then offering to fix them. Johnson then allegedly used Play-Doh to make it look like preliminary body …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Your Personal Rights by Janet Raasch  
Energy Drinks May Pose Serious Health Risks

In our fast-paced society, there never seem to be enough hours in the day. To increase alertness and productivity, many people rely on energy drinks like 5-Hour Energy, Monster Energy and Red Bull. Some grocery and convenience stores sell more energy drinks than sodas. In 2012, retail sales of energy drinks in the United States reached $10 million.   An Abundance of Caffeine Energy drinks get their power from caffeine, which can come from a variety of sources. These include …

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