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What’s Wrong with that Doggie in the Window? [Video]

  “First time I saw Dakota, I was pretty much in love, right then and there. I had to have that dog,” says Bryan Phillips. “I just did my research from their website. And on their website, it’s very professional. It seems to be a very nice, warm, loving environment. They work with the very best, private breeders.” In December of 2011, Bryan Philips was seduced by the cuteness of that “doggie in the window.” But within a few weeks he faced …

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Posted 7 months ago in Consumer Law Video Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Anti-Aging Creams Called a Rip-Off [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s video Newsbreak for baby boomers. Maybe wisdom does come with age. If the fountain of youth in a jar sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone in your skepticism.  A class action lawsuit in New York accuses Estee Lauder of falsely advertising that its Advanced Night Repair Cream can make you look younger. According to the complaint, the makeup giant makes up claims that its products promote DNA repair …

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Posted 7 months 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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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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