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Survey Reveals Increase in Medical Identity Theft

We’ve all heard about identity theft and the negative effects it can have on consumers if they are held responsible for transactions made by identity thieves. Consumers are often told to take extra measures to protect their credit cards or bank accounts from being breached, and...
Health Monitor

Seminar Answers Questions on Consumer Generated Health Data

As online and offline technologies expand so do our resources. Filled with a wealth of information, new and emerging technologies have affected the ways consumers seek out different types of information. One recent trend is consumer generated and controlled information, where the...
Cell Phones

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Allow Warrantless Cell Phone Searches?

The Fourth Amendment, also known as the Search and Seizure Amendment, has been a part of the nation’s Bill Of Rights since the late 1700s. It prevents unreasonable searches and seizures by requiring law enforcement to obtain warrants whenever they believe they have probable cause...
Student Loan Application

Can a Co-Signer Cause a Default on Your Private Student Loan?

When signing up for a private student loan, you would not expect that a co-signer could hurt or jeopardize your credit. Since private student loans tend to have higher interest rates, oftentimes student borrowers get a co-signer in order to reduce those rates. After 2008, the...
Solar Panels and Windmills

Legislation Aims to Freeze Ohio Energy Efficiency Standards

As climate change and other environmental issues gain more momentum, it is clear that renewable energy sources (RES) are needed to help protect the environment and the health of others. As energy consumers and greenhouse gas emitters, using environmentally friendly electricity...
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Consumers Get a Second Chance to Defend Net Neutrality

Open internet advocates see net neutrality as an important component of a free and accessible internet. They assert that a regulated internet would destroy its very purpose, which is to provide a space where ideas and information can circulate freely. However, a pending decision...
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FDA Approval of First HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening in Question

Earlier last week you may have heard health advocates advise against a new DNA test, manufactured by Roche, which detects the human papillomavirus. But that’s not why groups have advised against the test. The genetic HPV test has actually been available for a few years now, but...
Row of Houses

Why Housing Reform Needs to Include Affordable Credit for Minorities

Right now, there are several legislative proposals in Washington aimed at revamping the mortgage market. Of note, Senators Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) recently presented a housing finance reform bill that aims to eliminate the GSEs, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and...

Hardin Hyundai Sued for Alleged Fraud

On April 11, 2014 the Vachon Law Firm sued Hardin Hyundai Inc. – an Anaheim California car dealership, alleging that the dealer fraudulently and unfairly attempted to trick a consumer into paying for a vehicle she had no legal obligation to pay for. The lawsuit has been...
Desolated San Bruno Neighborhood

Three Years Later, San Bruno Residents Are Still Recovering From The Explosion

The Fire On a Thursday evening, Mayor Jim Ruane cuts a ribbon on the new music store that opened in downtown San Bruno. Shortly after 6 o’clock he leaves the store, looks up the hills and terrain of the city, and sees an immense ball of fire. He gets into his car and drives down...