RSS Law and Life

  • What Is Subornation of Perjury? January 18, 2019
    Subornation of perjury is a fancy legal name for inducing someone else to lie under oath, and then that person, when called as a witness, goes through with the lie. It's a two-pronged criminal offense requiring inducement by one...
  • 3 Popular Side Hustles That Are (Still) Illegal January 17, 2019
    These days, everyone's talking about a side hustle, either doing one, fixin' to do one, or just daydreaming about the possibilities. Side hustles take up a lot of spare time, but can make you a lot of spare money...
  • When Is It Too Late to Sign Up for Obamacare? January 15, 2019
    For those that don't already have health insurance through their employer, the Affordable Care Act provides a marketplace for insurance plans. Known more broadly as Obamacare, the ACA also requires everyone to have some health insurance plan while guaranteeing coverage...
  • Is U.S. Immigration Aiding Underage Sex Trafficking? January 14, 2019
    The United States government has potentially blessed over 8,000 underage sex trafficking cases in the past 10 years through its immigration portal, according to a recent report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.In a country that...
  • Mandatory Court Fees Ruled Unconstitutional Against Poor Californians January 11, 2019
    Imagine trying to dig your way out of the mud without a shovel. Or stuck in an endless loop with no one to pull you out. That's how indigent people feel when faced with mandatory court fees for criminal...

RSS Common Law

  • Consumer Protection Websites Are Down as Gov. Shutdown Continues January 16, 2019
    As the old saying goes, "problems" roll downhill, and at the bottom of The Hill's federal shutdown are consumers. Numerous governmental entities, products, and services that protect consumer interests have been shuttered. None have mentioned any date of reopening...
  • Is Technology to Blame for an Increase in Car Thefts? January 10, 2019
    Some say crooks are stupid, but sometimes it's the victims. Keyless ignitions are on the rise, and so are car thefts. Many believe that the two are tied together, due car owners leaving fobs in the car in order...
  • Court Tosses Suit Over Microplastics in Nestle Water January 8, 2019
    Cindy Baker filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles, alleging that there is a high amount of microplastics in Nestle's Pure Life bottled water, in violation of state and federal laws. The lawsuit was seeking an injunction barring Nestle...
  • Don't Get Scammed Into Becoming a 'Money Mule' January 2, 2019
    If you've seen the trailer for "The Mule," starring Clint Eastwood, you pretty much get the idea of the job -- using an unsuspicious person to bring something illegal into a country. In "The Mule," the product is cocaine....
  • Wells Fargo Settles Phony Accounts Scandal With $575M December 31, 2018
    Wells Fargo hopes this is the last shoe to fall in the Phony Accounts scandal unearthed in 2016. The company recently agreed to a $575 million settlement with all 50 state attorneys general over violations of state consumer protection...