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Center for Consumer Law
  Volume 111 Number 5

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

Credit card bills are packed with new and hidden fees. Among one of the most common is the late fee. Don’t rely on the Post Office. Pay online and be sure your bill is paid on time.  Click here for more.


Fake Automated Calls Distress Texans

There are reports of automated calls claiming to be from the IRS and telling Texans that they owe money. Because the IRS does not contact taxpayers with threatening phone calls or messages, beware any such calls. The IRS will contact you in writing with any problems with your return, so if you receive such a call it is probably a scam.  Click here for more.


Your Money

The Department of Labor’s new salary thresholds for overtime pay may affect you. This article talks about four ways the new law may show up in your paycheck.  Click here for more.


For the Lawyers

The Texas Supreme Court has held that a demand letter from the EPA to a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) under CERCLA and administrative proceedings under CERCLA constitute a “suit” that triggers an insurer’s obligations under a CGL policy. McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. v. The Phoenix Insurance Co., No. 14-0465, (Tex., June 26, 2015). Click here for more.

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