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By: Jeffrey Lapin

Legal news for the week ending February 1, 2013, from around the United States and the world that you might have missed: […]

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Driver eating donutCities and states have or are considering laws beyond just no texting and driving. One city, Huron, South Dakota, has adopted an ordinance that prohibits driver’s from activities that could be distracting, such as eating while driving. This is a good first step in trying to reduce distracted driving although enforcement could become an issue.
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AMEXAt least since October 2012, American Express (“AMEX”) has changed its Cardmember Agreement to permit it to select binding arbitration for consumer disputes. Before this change, cardmembers could select either arbitration or a trial by jury. Now, unless a cardholder opts-out, AMEX can require arbitration.
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Volume Bars and NHTSAThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, which would require hybrid and electric vehicles meet minimum sound standards (volume) in order to help make all pedestrians and bicyclists more aware of these vehicles. These types of vehicles pose more danger at low speeds because they are relatively quiet. The NHTSA was mandated to create a volume standard by the bipartisan Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (PSEA). […]

Warning Sign for Ice & SnowThe forecast for eastern Nebraska, including Lincoln, calls for snow and winter weather. So far, Lincoln has been spared any snow or ice on the roadway. There are a lot more accidents the first snow and ice of the season as drivers forget the differences in driving on dry and ice and snow-packed roadways. Last year we discussed winter driving: Drivers Prepare: Winter Weather Is Arriving Soon and Drivers Take Care: Winter Weather Is Almost HereThis post is presents a new way, using the ABC’s, to help drivers stay safe while driving in winter weather, snow and ice. […]

The Number 4 with Lapin Law Offices Logo embeddedI am proud to announce that Lapin Law Offices celebrated its 4th Anniversary on December 15th. It has not seemed like 4 years already. Since the beginning the focus has been to represent injured, abused and disabled clients with caring, passion and dedication. […]

Holiday ScamsBy: Jeffrey Lapin

As the holiday season is upon us consumers are decorating and buying gifts for family and friends. At the same time, scammers are preparing their holiday scams to “deck their halls” with your money, privacy or identity. Below are 12 common holiday scams as well as ways to make sure the scammers, and not you, end up with a bag of coal. […]

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By: Jeffrey Lapin

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulates consumer financial products and services, such as mortgages and credit cards. Here are some of the more noteworthy actions and announcements by the CFPB from November 2012: […]

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Cardmembers Services RachelThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it pulled the plug on five companies allegedly responsible for millions of illegal robocalls calls from “Rachel” and others from “Cardholder Services.” The FTC estimates that five companies collected approximately $30 million from “Rachel” robocalls by “allegedly deceived consumers” by making phony claims that they could reduce credit card interest rates in return for an upfront fee. After collecting an up-front fee they did little, if anything, to help the consumer. […]

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