If one of your resolutions this year has you headed straight to the nearest fitness center, think carefully before signing up for a gym membership. In just one year (2017), the Better Business Bureau recorded over 6,000 complaints related to unscrupulous health club practices.   Gym advertisements make it seem as if their establishments will…

Data breaches have come to seem almost run-of-the-mill to modern consumers. Large-scale breaches were recently experienced by Equifax and Capital One, leaving over 100 million consumers affected in the US alone. Affected consumers have some recourse thanks to a global settlement, but for many, that’s not enough to make them feel secure. Today, consumers just tend to…

There’s a lot to love about Santa Claus—he’s jolly, generous, and a huge fan of cookies. Although we don’t often talk about it, he also happens to be a hardened criminal—and an extremely judgmental one at that.    That’s right: Santa is not the kindly old man we’ve imagined all these years. From a legal…

Shoplifting has a huge impact on the national economy; according to the National Retail Security Survey, this practice caused $48.9 billion in losses in 2016 alone.   Apart from its effect on the retail industry, shoplifting can have a lasting impact on alleged offenders. A citation or misdemeanor might not seem like a big deal,…

Photo credit: MikeDotta ” data-medium-file=”https://marketing-assets.avvo.com/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Office-job-320×190.jpg” data-large-file=”http://bestlawyerfirms.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Office-job-1024×626.jpg”> Although Bloomberg sees evidence that some parts of the U.S. are already in the grip of recession, by most accounts the U.S. economy is doing well in 2019. For most Americans, the most important aspect of “the economy” is whether they have a job. In August 2019, the unemployment rate was 3.7%, far below…

Long holiday weekends are a great time to see family and friends, and enjoy the presence of loved ones at barbeques, bonfires, and cocktail parties. But these happy occasions can turn from great times to tragic ones with a single bad decision. Too often, someone leaves the party thinking they’re okay to drive after they’ve…

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