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Center for Consumer Law
  Volume 18 Number 3

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

If you do not have a will, the law writes one for you. For example, if you are married and have children from another marriage, your children and their step-mother may share your property after your death. The best way to make sure your property goes to whom you want after your death is to have a will. A will can also avoid time and expense when it comes to probate.  

Meat Recalls Point to Possibility Threat is Growing

Last week's recall of 21.7 million pounds of frozen hamburger because of potential E. coli contamination is bound to fuel concern that E. coli outbreaks may be on the rise in the USA's meat industry for the first time this decade.  Click here for more.

Blogs From the U.S. Government

Find active and archived blogs from U.S. federal agencies.  Click here for more.

Sellers on eBay List Recalled Merchandise

EBay Inc. said Tuesday it is sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees.  Click here for more.

Are Expired Drugs Safe?

Are expired drugs perfectly potent, less potent or potentially dangerous? According to the Shelf Life Extension Program (SLEP) administered by the Food and Drug Administration, many drugs can be kept past the expiration date -- if properly stored.  Click here for more.

Your Money

How much car can you afford?  Click here for more.

For the Lawyers

Law firm not liable for violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The 6th Circuit has ruled that a law firm hired to institute a foreclosure action wasn't liable for failing to provide a clearer explanation of the homeowner's deadline to request a validation of her debt under federal law. Click here for more.


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