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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Keith Ecker  
How the Health Care and Insurance Industries Work to Limit Your Legal Rights

This is part two of a three-part series. The first part appeared yesterday on the Lawyers.com Blog. Washington, D.C., may seem far away, but a tort reform bill under consideration by Congress will affect you if you are the victim of medical malpractice or a harmful side effect of a prescription drug. In January 2011, Republican Representative Phil Gingrey introduced H.R.5  before the US House of Representatives, using the name “Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare” (HEALTH). The stated purpose …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Keith Ecker  
How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights

Part one of a three-part series. To read Part Two, visit How the Health Care and Insurance Industries Work to Limit Your Legal Rights. To read Part Three, visit Tort Reform: Fighting Back for Consumers. There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups that seek protection from crippling multi-million dollar jury awards. On the other hand are …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Jennifer King  
Class Action Settlements Right Company Wrongs for Consumers

Current and former Sprint customers who received telemarketing calls from the company may be getting a windfall. The company has agreed to pay $5.5 million to people who continued to receive automated solicitation calls after asking to be put on Sprint’s do-not-call list. Customers could receive up to $500 per call, though a final payout won’t be determined until all of the claims have been processed. It’s tough to believe but there are companies out there that want to give …

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Posted 3 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
Back 2 School: Help Getting School Supplies, Avoiding Scams

When you’re trying to make ends meet, the added cost of outfitting your children for school can be the last straw. There’s good news and bad. First, the good news. Some nonprofits are helping needy families with school supply costs.   Back to school can mean extra costs for families Nonprofits offer supplies for free to needy applicants Beware of shady operators who use school supply offers as a come-on Like this article? Share it with others using this link: …

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Posted 3 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
Insurance and Medical Options at Stake in Health Care Ruling

On Friday a federal appeals court struck a blow against President Obama’s signature health care law. The court called the "individual mandate" unconstitutional. The individual mandate is the part of the law requiring all Americans to buy health insurance.   Court says part of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) invalid Requirement that Americans buy health insurance struck down Healthcare in flux as costs increase, options dwindle Like this article? Share it with others using this link:   Healthcare …

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