Category Archives: Consumer Protection

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What is a Food Mislabeling Lawsuit?

A food mislabeling lawsuit can hold a corporation accountable when it makes misrepresentations or lies to consumers about a product. In this video, attorney Curt Miner explains a common example of food mislabeling. Video Transcription: Mislabeling is lying. When you are buying food for your family, for your children, for your babies, the most important thing to you – sure you’re interested in, you know, does it taste good, does my family like it, do my kids like to eat it – but the most important thing you’re interested in is, is it healthy, is it safe. Let me give you an example of a food product, I won’t say the particular food product, but people are very conscious of the number of calories they’re consuming. And there can be a lot of misleading, what we call front of label representations, about calorie content of foods. And by front of…
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What are Ponzi Schemes?

Many people have heard about Ponzi schemes in the news, but not many people understand exactly what they entail. Everyone should be aware of how these scams work to remain cautious when deciding where to invest their money. In this video, attorneys Curt Miner and Mike Eidson explain how a Ponzi schemes works. Video Transcription: Another type of case where we help people is in financial frauds what sometimes get called Ponzi schemes. And it can happen with any type of product. Whether it’s a traditional stock or it’s a sophisticated financial product, or it’s even things like interest in gold and precious medals. But there are unscrupulous people out there who will take the opportunity to try to raise money, mislead investors that they’re buying something when they really aren’t, or that they’re buying A when they’re really buying something that’s just a B. And these cases can turn…
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How Can I Protect My Personal Information Online?

Safeguarding your personal information online comes down to being attentive. For example, pull a free copy of your credit report and check all the loans, bank accounts and credit cards listed to make sure they are accurate. There are many concerns when it comes to your personal information and potential identity theft. In this video, attorney Curtis Miner warns about possible security problems. Video Transcription: You have a right for one free copy of your credit report to companies like Experian once a year you should pull your credit report and take a look at it. Do you recognize all the credit card accounts? Are they all yours? Is there one on there that you don’t recognize that someone may have opened under false pretenses. Consumers can do a number of things. And one of them is just to sort of be attentive. On your credit card bills, look at…
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What is False Labeling in Food Lawsuits?

Food labels exhibiting the perception that their product is safe to use should not necessarily be trusted. FDA approval is not required for certain products, such as weight loss supplements, to be sold in stores. In this video, attorney Mike Edison tells a narrative on how false labeling on such products can lead to food lawsuits to protect consumers. Video Transcription: Let me tell you about a case that we recently had against a food supplement manufacturer. And this was a product that was bought at a health food store. This was a national chain that was selling this product. This product made certain promises. This product was going to help you lose weight very, very quickly. Everybody would want that, right? Just about everybody at some time has a weight problem. They sold these products that made these representations that this product was safe to use. And that if…
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What is Voter Protection Legislation?

Voter protection legislation is about making sure that every American who has a legal right to vote is justly able to cast their ballot. This important task is carried out by the Voter Protection Action Committee, which has legal support of over a thousand total lawyers at polls in all 50 states. In the video, Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane presents her experience with the VPAC. Video Transcription: In the 2010 election cycle I served on the Florida elections commission. And during that cycle I started to see more and more attempts at states across the country establish laws that would make it harder and harder for legitimate, legal and American voters to access their right to vote and to access the polls in this country. After I left the Elections Commission in 2011, I worked with the American Association for Justice. And I founded and shared the…
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What is an Internet Data Privacy Breach?

A clear majority of the information you provide online, from your name to your address to your credit card number, is being stored with various companies around the world. The companies that store this data, such as your banks, have a duty to keep it safe. An infraction of this responsibility is known as an internet data privacy breach. Companies have an obligation to prevent such data breaches. In this video, attorney Curt Miner further explains the responsibility companies have to protecting your online data. Video Transcription: In this day and age, people are more and more frequently buying things, subscribing to things, through the internet. You have all sorts of internet based accounts. You have all sorts of internet based passwords and usernames. And anytime that you are providing your own personal information, whether it’s just as simple as your name and your date of birth and your address,…
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