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“Habitual Offender” Dog Shop Fights to Stay Open After City Passes Anti-Puppy Mill Law

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on “Habitual Offender” Dog Shop Fights to Stay Open After City Passes Anti-Puppy Mill Law

Puppy Collection Inc., a Broward County pet shop with interior decor like a Barbie Dreamhouse, sells a range of “teacup puppies” — the extremely small, $1,000 dogs you might find in Paris Hilton’s handbag. The store, whose slogan is “Where celebrities buy their puppies,” says it’s a pet seller to the stars with “over 100+ celebrities” as clients. Their website boasts a long lineup of alleged A-list customers, ranging from Ariana Grande to Dennis Quaid to 70s-era NASCAR executive Bill France (who died in 1992; the store opened around 2011). But the pink-painted venue is owned by James Anderson, who has a long, well-documented history of abuse allegations, ties to puppy mills, and lawsuits over allegedly deceptive sales practices. Now the City of Oakland Park is trying to put him out of business via an ordinance designed to shutter his shop. “This is not new. [Anderson] is a habitual offender. He just moved from …
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Ask Finney: Skimming devices, pothole refunds, vehicle lemon laws

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Ask Finney: Skimming devices, pothole refunds, vehicle lemon laws

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — 7 On Your Side’s Consumer Expert Michael Finney answers your consumer questions.Question 1: Andrew asked on Twitter: How can a consumer sniff out a card skimming device before putting their own card through a system?Answer 1:It can be hard. Skimmers are credit and debit card readers crooks use to steal your information at gas pumps, ATM’s and the like. Those that are installed in the machines are undetectable, but many are placed outside, and for those, you should check for any signs of tampering, like a loose or ill fitting card slot or keypad or mismatched colors, or if it just looks different. It never hurts to move to the next machine. And use readers where there is good lighting, and closest to attendants.Question 2:Richie asks: I hit a big pothole in Oakland that cracked my rim, and was forced to buy a new one. …
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Cannabis legalization prompts update of Alberta gaming and liquor laws

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Cannabis legalization prompts update of Alberta gaming and liquor laws

Cannabis retailers will be prohibited from suggesting their products are therapeutic or medicinal in their branding, under a proposed update to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act.The amendments, introduced Monday in the legislature, also change the name of the administrative body to the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission. But the old acronym, AGLC, will remain in place.The Alberta government is making the changes in preparation for Canada’s legalization of small amounts of recreational cannabis later this summer.Other changes to the legislation include a ban on vaping or smoking cannabis in retail stores, and making it illegal to alter a cannabis product, like taking the cannabis out of a pre-rolled joint and selling it separately.The maximum administrative fines for infractions of the Gaming and Liquor Act and regulation would increase from $200,000 to $1 million.The AGLC would also be allowed, under changes to the act, to issue …
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Cricket Australia plays softball on day when hard was required | Geoff Lemon

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Cricket Australia plays softball on day when hard was required | Geoff Lemon

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Cricket Australia plays softball on day when hard was required

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James Sutherland’s general comments about an uncompleted investigation into ball tampering did the ruling body no good and allowed the issue to fester

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Cricket Australia CEO: ‘Ball-tampering incident was limited to three players’ – video

It was as Cricket Australia as Cricket Australia gets. Process before progress, careful phrasing before straight answers. The chief executive officer, James Sutherland, fronted up on Tuesday evening South African time after a day of anticipation about how Australia’s ball-tampering scandal would be resolved, then postponed resolving it by 24 hours, saying the investigation he had commissioned was incomplete.
Some concrete information of significance did come out. Preliminary findings implicated only the Australia captain, Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and the junior Cameron Bancroft. The three would be sent home and replaced by Matthew Renshaw, Joe …
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Internet complaints lead state’s top 10 consumer frauds

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Internet complaints lead state’s top 10 consumer frauds

For 12 years, internet complaints have led the New York state attorney general’s annual list of top 10 consumer frauds.
Internet complaints increased by nearly 12 percent last year to 5,153.
The dark side of the internet can be seen as evidence of the growing and far-reaching impacts of digital technology on 21st century life.
The category includes problems ranging from the annoying to the alarming: slow internet performance, spam, free speech issues, privacy, spyware and malware, security threats, identity theft, consumer frauds, cyberbullying and distribution of child pornography.
Consumer fraud complaints increased by 1 percent overall to 19,944, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
An old technology, automobiles, ranked second in consumer fraud. Complaints declined by 7 percent, but still accounted for a hefty 3,188 cases, including buying, leasing and renting cars, as well as repairs and service contracts.
The state’s Lemon Laws offer some remedies. Customers might be able to get full refunds …
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AG’s office lists top ten forms of fraud in New York for 2017

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on AG’s office lists top ten forms of fraud in New York for 2017

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The state Attorney General’s office released a list breaking down the top ten forms of fraud reported in New York in 2017 to help residents avoid future scams.“The best weapon against fraud is an informed consumer,” said Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, in a provided statement. “Fraudsters will always look for new ways to line their pockets at the expense of unsuspecting consumers. I encourage New Yorkers to educate themselves – and to continue reporting scams to my office, so that we can continue to crack down on scammers seeking to take advantage of New York consumers.”Consumers are able to submit a complaint to the AG’s office by calling 1-800-771-7755.The top ten frauds in New York, and number of complaints filed to the AG’s office in 2017 are:10: Mortgage (799)This form of fraud includes mortgage modifications, broker fraud and foreclosures. The AG’s …
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CalRVDA Members are Briefed on ‘Lemon Laws’

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on CalRVDA Members are Briefed on ‘Lemon Laws’

There are many legal strategies for dealing with Lemon Law disputes, but the best way to preempt such claims is to simply to keep your customers happy.
“Happy customers don’t sue. Do what you can to keep the customer happy. Treat them well,” Amanda Heitz, an associate attorney with Minneapolis, Minn.-based Bowman and Brooke LLP, one of the nation’s top law firms specializing in product liability disputes, told dealers at last week’s (Feb. 22) California Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (CalRVDA) annual meeting.
Heitz and Richard L. Stuhlbarg, a partner with Bowman and Brooke, which has tried cases in more than 350 courthouses in 48 states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several Canadian provinces, offered their advice on ways dealers can work to protect themselves from Lemon Law complaints during CalRVDA’s annual gathering at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, …
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Office of Consumer Affairs Reminds Consumers of Lemon Law Rights

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Office of Consumer Affairs Reminds Consumers of Lemon Law Rights

BOSTON, MA (February 26, 2018) —Presidents’ Day weekend is often when many auto dealerships offer their first major sales event of the year. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is reminding consumers who purchased a vehicle this month of their Lemon Law rights should their new or used vehicle have problems.“The Lemon Laws are intended to give consumers some recourse should their vehicle have problems which impact their safety or their ability to drive it, said Undersecretary John Chapman from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  “Time is of the essence when applying these laws to a vehicle purchase so it’s important that consumers know the steps they must take.”

New and used cars that are purchased for personal or family use from a Massachusetts dealership are protected under the Massachusetts Lemon Laws.  These protections are in addition to any manufacturer’s warranty that may be …
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Republicans Aren’t Going to Pass Gun Control Laws Any Time Soon – But the Media’s Role in Gun Violence Can Be Fixed Now

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Republicans Aren’t Going to Pass Gun Control Laws Any Time Soon – But the Media’s Role in Gun Violence Can Be Fixed Now

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So far in 2018, the U.S. has seen nearly one mass shooting per day. People are dying out there, so let’s be pragmatic. As long as the NRA has its moneyed grip on Republican elected officials, it’s nearly impossible for gun control legislation to pass. Even the last time Democrats controlled the House from 2009 to 2011, they couldn’t summon the political power to pass smart gun laws. By no means should we end our demand for such legislation. But at the same time, let’s consider other ways to deter future violence. A good way to start is by implementing higher journalistic standards for the way the media talk about mass shootings.There are a few, fairly simple quick-fixes that the mainstream media, especially 24-hour television news networks, can implement to help prevent future shootings.Stop Using Killers’ Names to Prevent CopycatsThe media has …
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National Review’s Rich Lowry Schools Juvenile, Loud, Shallow Don Lemon, Joan Walsh on Gun Control

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on National Review’s Rich Lowry Schools Juvenile, Loud, Shallow Don Lemon, Joan Walsh on Gun Control

Late Thursday’s CNN Tonight provided an excellent example of why it’s impossible to say that CNN is unbiased, respects conservatives, cares about the whole Constitution, or knows what it’s talking about on guns as host Don Lemon and The Nation’s Joan Walsh childishly attacked National Review’s Rich Lowry on gun control. Lowry first blasted Lemon for insinuating that “Republicans are secret gun controllers and just have been bought off to go out and lie [by the National Rifle Association (NRA)] and pretend they’re in favor of gun rights” as “not true” and could be a “sincere conviction.”Lemon not only didn’t think or care as he and Walsh immediately shouted at Lowry that he wasn’t “suggesting anything” and he’s “just reading the facts.” When Lowry asked if Ryan’s views are not connected to his NRA donations, Lemon denied the sincerity of conservative …
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