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Posted 10 months ago in Personal & Home Safety Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Who Can You Sue If Your House Is Full of Mold?

It starts with some stray coughs, or little black spots on the wall. Next thing you know you’re in the hospital with a lung infection and your house is rotting away from the inside. The culprit? A toxic mold infestation. Mold in residences can lead to structural damage and health problems, but fortunately there are legal remedies for homeowners who discover their home has been compromised. The potential for liability was upheld in a recent court of appeals decision in …

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Posted 1 year ago in Real Estate Your Home & The Law by Josh Crank  
Would You Buy a Home that was a Crime Scene?

A Pennsylvania woman is suing a homeowner and real estate agent who chose not to tell her the home she bought was the site of a bloody murder-suicide. After mixed opinions from lower courts, the state appeals court threw the suit out in December 2012. Janet Milliken, the jilted home buyer, is now appealing to the state Supreme Court. Milliken bought the home in 2007, moving from California to Pennsylvania with her two teenage children. Her husband had recently died, …

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Posted 1 year ago in Bankruptcy by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Money & The Law’ Newsletter

Facebook to Pay $20M to Settle ‘Sponsored Stories’ Suit Facebook plans to settle a California class action over its use of users’ names and their profile pictures in its Sponsored Stories program for $20 million. The class accused the site of using the names and/or likenesses of users without their permission to promote products and services in violation of California’s state laws. Find Out More…   Prepaid Debit Cards Are Largely Unregulated Prepaid debit cards continue to grow in popularity …

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Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Does Email a Contract Make? Arizona Court to Decide

“Thank you” How many times have you sent those two simple words in an email? Did you know that by doing so, you could signing an enforceable contract? A real estate agent who thought she was a couple’s “exclusive” broker suing them after they used another agent to buy a home, saying they had a contract via email. As a result, an Arizona appellate court has required a trial court to address what counts as an electronic signature for contractual …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Michele Bowman  
Seniors More Likely to Face Foreclosure

While the mortgage crisis seems to have fallen out of the news, seniors in particular are still reeling from its effects. Caught in a cycle of decreasing income but increasing expenses, seniors have proven especially vulnerable to foreclosures. From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis, and millions more were underwater (meaning they owe more than their home is worth), according to the AARP. “I have seen a …

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