Back in 1972, the late great comedian George Carlin had a hilarious, and entirely accurate monologue called “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” The same concept applies when it comes to marketing consumer debt relief services, such as mortgage, tax, and unsecured debt relief. Lead generators often choose official-sounding names to imply an affiliation with government agencies or law firms to secure leads. This is a bad idea, especially as far as the federal government is concerned.
And now the latest from the “pointless waste of time” department: At a September 1, 2011, conference in Columbia, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill ( D-Mo.) announced that she planned to introduce legislation that would require companies to tell consumers where their call centers are located.
In a precedent-setting case, a judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that an employer unlawfully terminated five employees for work-related comments they posted on Facebook. The employees worked for Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc. (HUB), a nonprofit organization that provides social services in upstate New York. The issues arose after a co-worker […]
When multiple plaintiffs parties are injured by the same cause, the American judicial system employs a complicated mechanism; the class action, to streamline the inevitable litigation that arises. More and more frequently, however, defendants find themselves facing a related animal- the mass tort action. This post describes a few of the differences and similarities between […]