Double Collecting Is Consumer Fraud

Buying a car even if you haggle down the price will still cost you more than it should with this scam. Ever bought a car and thought you got a really great deal – until you added up the costs later? Beware of a very common scam car dealerships use to make extra cash from …

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Escrow Closing Fee Kickback Frauds Common

If you’re buying a home, make sure you are well informed about closing fees to avoid fraud. For those of you who are considering buying a home, there are a lot of expenses involved and you need to know about them so you don’t get any nasty surprises later. Unfortunately, there is something else you …

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Revenge in the Workplace, a.k.a. Retaliation

Workplaces can get mighty ugly if someone is retaliating against a company or person for a perceived injustice. Things don’t get much worse than a toxic workplace where someone is deliberately withholding necessary information on a project, spreading vile rumors about a co-worker, destroying or stealing company equipment or handing classified information over to the …

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Catastrophic Injury Damages Are Hard to Calculate

Some feel putting a dollar figure on injuries is demeaning to the victim. Compensation is the only method the law provides to a victim of negligence. “Some people feel that trying to figure out a dollar amount for someone’s injuries, their pain and suffering and other economic losses is insulting; insulting because it reduces something …

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When a Life Is Devastated Forever

Life altering injuries are referred to as catastrophic. It means a person’s whole life has been turned upside down. Most injuries happen out of the blue; the result of a car accident, a slip and fall, a sports injury or being involved in an 18-wheeler accident. “The injuries sustained in instances like those may, in …

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Blowing the Whistle Loudly for Unsafe Working Conditions

Those who speak out about unsafe conditions in a workplace or other things are called whistleblowers. Most often people associate the term whistleblower with someone who “rats” out someone else for not doing the right thing. While in general that is about what it amounts to, it is far more important than that and whistleblowers …

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Shhhhh It’s a (Trade) Secret

Just about every business or industry has its secrets. They also want to keep those secrets from getting out. When you stop to think about it, it makes sense that most businesses and enterprises have secrets; secrets that protect how they do business, how they make their product, what methods are used and not used, …

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Protecting Company Secrets

Protecting company secrets is a big business these days. Those who sell secrets may be in hot water legally. “There likely isn’t one business or industry that doesn’t have secrets about how they do business and about their products that they don’t want spread all over the place. After all if you are in business …

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Broad Non-Competition Agreements a Problem

The broader a non-competition agreement is, the more problems there are enforcing it. “Typically speaking, if you have a really broad non-competition clause in your employment contract with a worker, the less enforceable it is. If however an employee has access to trade secrets, highly confidential company information and gets paid extra money for the …

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Real Estate Mortgage Fraud

In tough economic times, real estate mortgage fraud generally increases. It’s a good time to buy, but buyer beware. Generally speaking, most people are honest and play it straight when it comes to dealing with mortgages. However, having said that, there are crooked mortgage brokers, cheating home buyers, dishonest real estate agents and brokers, and …

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