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Center for Consumer Law
  Volume 24 Number 2

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

A good way to protect yourself when you move out of your apartment is to tell the landlord to keep the security deposit as the last month's rent, right? Wrong! Under Texas law, withholding your last month's rent could result in a penalty of twice the rent plus an additional $100.  

What You Need to Know About Computer Repair

Even if you're not a certified geek, you may be able to troubleshoot your ailing PC.  Click here for more.

IRS Forms and Publications

Welcome to the forms and publications resource page, the official source of IRS tax products. The links provide methods to access and acquire both electronic and print media.  Click here for more.

Retirees Face Reduced Health Care Benefits

You're 55 years old, and you've worked for ABC Utility for 29 years. If you can hang on for just three more years, you'll meet the requirements that entitle you to free company-paid health premiums for the rest of your life. Do you believe that? Then surely you also believe in the Easter Bunny and the Great Pumpkin.  Click here for more.

7-Day Tax-Filing Plan

Taxes are like those holiday fruitcakes. They always seems to show up and just sit there. No one wants anything to do with them, except maybe to push them to the back of the buffet table. And the longer they sit, the harder they get. Have you waited to the last minute to do your taxes?  Click here for more.

Your Money

Calculate your net worth  Click here for more.

For the Lawyers

California Identity theft law does not apply to bank that sold debt. The 9th Circuit has held that suit cannot be brought against a party who no longer has a claim at the time the lawsuit is filed. The court noted that "once Chase sold the debt it was no longer a `claimant' under California's Identity Theft Law." Click here for more.


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