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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Your Money & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Trump University a Ripoff, NY Official Alleges

Consumers hoping to learn how to spin real estate straw into gold at Trump University were instead flushing their money down the toilet, a lawsuit launched by the New York Attorney General alleges. In the suit, AG Eric Schneiderman accuses the university, now called Trump Entrepreneur Institute, and its famous namesake of a number of consumer fraud violations. Among them, he alleges that contrary to the school’s advertising, Donald Trump himself did not develop the curriculum or handpick the instructors. …

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Don’t Let a Credit Report Ruin Your Finances [Video]

  Julie Miller of Portland knew something was wrong when she was turned down for credit at a local bank. She had never defaulted on a debt in her life. Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides this video report on how a mistake on a credit report can ruin your finances. But Larry describes how you can fight back and win. In Julie’s case, it turned out that the Equifax credit bureau had mixed her up with another Julie Miller, …

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All Gay Married Couples Entitled to Federal Tax Benefits

Every same-sex couple who is legally married will have access to federal tax benefits, even if they live in a state that does not recognize their marriage. The announcement, made by the IRS and the Treasury Department last week, puts to rest the question of whether federal recognition would apply based on the state of marriage celebration, or the state of residence of the couple in question. The state of celebration has won out, and included under the umbrella are …

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Newsbreak: For-Profit Schools under Fire [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reports on several legal cases, marking the start of this year’s back-to-school and football seasons. The industry of for-profit universities is under greater scrutiny, accused of making big money while deceiving students who get into substantial debt, paying for useless degrees. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $10 million settlement with Chicago-based Career Education Corporation. The company inflated job placement rates, and left students with huge debts and few job offers. A …

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Newsbreak: Legal News for Small Businesses [Video]

    Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, a legal update for entrepreneurs.  Small businesses may have a better chance of throwing patent troll under the bridge. Patent trolls are people or companies that buy and enforce patent rights, collecting licensing fees from businesses using a patented technology. The Government Accountability Office recently came out with a report that patent trolls are abusing the system and hurting the economy. There has been a 31% increase in patent …

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