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Posted 9 months ago in Consumer Law The Internet & The Law Video by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Video Gamers Sue to Play Online [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about what happens when you tell millions of video game players that they can no longer compete against each other online. Competing online is huge. For example, 5,000,000 people a day use Electronic Arts Internet services to play each other online using Xbox Live, Nintendo Wi-Fi connection and PlayStation Network. Recently, a class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court charged EA with false advertising and breach of warranty for …

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Posted 10 months ago in Consumer Law On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Michigan Lawmakers Seek to Return Honesty to Bartending

The Rust Belt state of Michigan has had a rough go of it the last few years. Loss of industry, dwindling populations and decaying urban centers are just a few of the reasons why Michiganders could really go for a cold one right about now. And when you’re drinking with purpose, every drop matters. In that spirit of consumer protection, Democratic state Reps. David Knezek and Brandon Dillon are out to make sure that when you order a pint of …

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Posted 10 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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ALEC Helps Big Business Invade Local Lawmaking State By State

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting today in Chicago, celebrating its 40th birthday. The organization is a network of conservative state legislators and some of the biggest corporate giants in the world that work together to influence local lawmaking and put the corporate agenda on the books state by state. Yet in spite of its wide reach, few citizens are even aware …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law by Aaron Kase  
Zip Codes Are Private Info, Says Massachusetts Supreme Court

Zip codes are considered personal information when it comes to Massachusetts consumer privacy laws, the state Supreme Court ruled last week in a decision that could have national implications for large retail chains. In Tyler v. Michaels Stores, the court unanimously agreed that “a zip code constitutes personal identification information” and therefore could not be solicited during credit card purchases unless the consumer volunteers to provide it, with the knowledge that it could be used for marketing purposes. The suit …

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