Colorado Sheriff Offers Safe Meeting Place

At the beginning of this year, Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife, June travelled nearly three hours from their home in Marietta, GA to tiny McRae, a small farming town. Bud Runion was hoping to buy a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War. He found one […]

March 02 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Leaving a Facebook Legacy

Facebook announced earlier this month that it will allow you to designate a friend or family member to be your Facebook estate executor and manage your account when you’re dead. Facebook users in the United States can choose a “legacy contact” to make one last post on your behalf when you die. That contact can […]

February 26 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Fake Lawyer Websites Proliferate

The Law Society of Scotland has issued a warning to consumers and law firms regarding fake websites which look professional and sucker people into sharing personal details. Frequently the websites use the names of solicitors and even professional background details are presented in an attempt to lure in, and then scam, unsuspecting clients. The Law […]

February 24 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Colorado Hospitals Penalized

A 2013 study estimated as many as 400,000 Americans die from medical errors each year. That places medical malpractice in the top three leading causes of death, just behind heart disease and cancer. Those errors cost roughly $20 billion nationally, and Medicare has started punishing hundreds of hospitals nationally, including 15 in Colorado, for high […]

February 19 / 2015

Fire Extinguishers Recalled for Failure to Discharge

When you need a fire extinguisher in your home, being able to grab one and shoot is critical. But Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers have been found to have a faulty valve component which can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a […]

February 16 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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ABA Committee Opposes “Stand Your Ground” Laws

After the 2012 death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, stand-your-ground laws came under national scrutiny as allowing perceived encounters become fatal. These state laws eliminate the duty to retreat before using lethal force, if a person feels there is imminent risk of bodily harm. On Monday, the American Bar Association House of Delegates voted to […]

February 12 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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