Can Gun Manufacturers Be Sued

Can Gun Manufacturers Be Sued?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Consumer Law, Mass Torts, Personal Injury Law

Nearly every sector of the American economy could potentially face civil and product liability lawsuits if they’re found culpable. This has been used as a way to keep irresponsible manufacturers and rogue retailers in check. As with all things, however, there is an exception to that all-important rule, and that’s the gun industry. In 2005, Congress enacted the Protection of …

Writing note showing Hipaa

What Is HIPAA Law?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Consumer Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Several federal laws govern health insurance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) happens to be one of them. The Act provides a wide range of protections to millions of workers in the US who have some type of underlying health condition that exposes them to the risk of discrimination, limitation, or exclusion in group health coverage. More often …

What Happens If the at-Fault Driver's Insurance Won't

What Happens If the at-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury Law, Resources

At one point in your life, you will likely be involved in an accident. You might be the one at fault, or it might be the other driver’s fault. If it’s the latter, their insurance company is required to foot the costs associated with any injuries you sustain, and the repair bills required to fix your car. If the car …

Facebook Lawsuit

Facebook Lawsuit – A New Precedent in Privacy Laws

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

On February 26, 2021, Facebook was ordered to pay $650 million for violating Illinois State privacy laws. More than 1.6 million state residents are expected to receive at least $345 each in a ruling made at a California federal court in the settlement. The cumulative settlement amount was $100 million more than what Facebook had initially proposed in 2020. According …

Lawsuit Against TRESemmé

Why Is There a Lawsuit Against TRESemmé

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Mass Torts, Personal Injury Law

In December of 2020, two women filed a class-action lawsuit against TRESemmé for failing to warn them about the side effects of the dangerous chemicals used in their shampoo products. According to Shannon Keener and Robyn Lipetz – the plaintiffs in the suit – Unilever United States Inc., the manufacturer of the TRESemmé line of hair care products, should be …

Lawsuit-Against-Zantac

Why Is There a Lawsuit Against Zantac

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Mass Torts, Personal Injury Law

Ranitidine, commonly known by the brand name, Zantac, belongs to a group of medications called Histamine-2 (H2) antagonists. It is sold over the counter or by prescription and is used to relieve the symptoms of heartburn and treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. On September 13, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found traces of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) …

business sue you for bad review featured image

Can a Business Sue You for a Bad Review?

Legal Assistant Business Law, Consumer Law, Personal Injury Law

Have you ever encountered such horrible customer service from a business that it left you feeling utterly infuriated? So, much so that even after asking “to speak to the manager,” you could still feel yourself getting hot under the collar? Don’t worry. You’re in good company. We’ve all been there at one point in our lives. Before you know it, …

illegal to go on dark web featured image

Is It Illegal to Go on the Dark Web?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Ah, the deep, dark web – a mysterious digital netherworld where anything is possible. A place in cyberspace most people will never see in their lifetime. A shadowy underworld that sparks intrigue and fear in equal measure. The dark web is mostly perceived as an online repository for infinite amounts of backend information that’s available to the highest bidder. A …

lemon law

What Is the Lemon Law?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Resources

When life gives you lemons, you have no choice but to make lemonade, right? But what if it gives you a lemon car? What should you do then? Well, let’s just say you’re going to need a whole lot more than a glass of lemonade to cool you off. Thankfully, the lemon law exists for this purpose. It compels auto …

consumer law

What Is Consumer Law?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Resources

If you’ve come across the phrase “consumer law” in the past, it is entirely likely that the first thing that comes to mind is false advertising. You see an ad about a product that promises to deliver a world of outstanding benefits and exceptional results. Only for you to buy it and realize that it is not at all what …