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Center for Consumer Law
  Volume 47 Number 7

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

You can sue in Texas Small Claims Court for up to $10,000 and you do not need an attorney to assist you. Next time you have a dispute, consider the real people's court. Small Claims Court is quick, informal and easy to use. In many cases, once the other person knows you know your legal rights and will assert them, they quickly try to settle the dispute.  Click here for more.

Toyota Vehicle Recalls Continue

Citing potential problems with the front-side shaft, Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of 8,000 Tacoma trucks. Over the past few weeks, Toyota has announced the recall of over 8.5 million vehicles spanning numerous models and defects. Will Toyota rebound from the latest setback? What should you do if you own a Toyota Tacoma? Click here for more.

FTC: Internet Privacy & Security

Whether you are a computer guru or novice, it is critical to keep your machine safe when using the internet. Even if you're careful, spyware can infect your computer and collect sensitive personal information. Email, social networks, or even a casual internet search can infect your computer. Take the steps to protect your personal information and identity! Click here for more.

Understanding Foreclosures

How much do foreclosure homes really cost? Click here for more.

Your Money

How does you savings compare to the national average? Click here for more.

For the Lawyers

Computer maker can't enforce arbitration clause. The Ninth Circuit held that a notebook computer manufacturer could not enforce an arbitration clause in its customer agreements. Click here for more.


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