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  • Rejected Students Sue Schools Caught in Admissions Scandal March 18, 2019
    In the wake of a college admissions bribery scandal that ensnared Hollywood stars and several sports coaches, a potential class action lawsuit was filed by seven college applicants against the ringleader of the admissions scam along with eight of the...
  • Spring Break and the Law: Your Vacation Roundup March 14, 2019
    Whether you're crossing things off your packing list and ready to hit the road, or you're crossing your fingers that your kids will come home safe from partying at the beach, there are probably one or two legal questions running...
  • Oregon Rent Control Law Looks to Cap Rent Spikes March 6, 2019
    As the popularity and cultural cache of certain neighborhoods, cities, and states increases, long-time and even life-time residents can get priced out of their homes. Case in point: Portland, Oregon has been a hipster mecca for about a decade, and...
  • Top 7 Tips for the 2019 Divorce Season March 4, 2019
    You might've heard it said or sung before: "Love is in the air." Well, it turns out divorce is seasonal as well. In 2016, researchers at the University of Washington noted spikes in divorce filings in March and August every...
  • 5 Most Unusual Divorce Laws March 1, 2019
    The law can vary from state to state, and the arena of divorce is no different. From residency requirements to mandatory waiting periods, how you get divorced will depend on where you live. And some of those laws can be...

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  • DOJ Rounds Up Elder 'Tech Support' Scammers March 8, 2019
    A recent press release from the Department of Justice announced the largest-ever nationwide sweep of fraudsters targeting the nation's seniors. The sweep targeted over 260 fraudsters and accounted for approximately $750 million. The DOJ's press release explained that this...
  • Tips for Consumer Protection Week: How to Avoid Online Scams March 7, 2019
    This week is officially National Consumer Protection Week, according to the Federal Trade Commission. But here at FindLaw's Common Law blog, we do consumer protection every day, year-round. So, we've rounded up some of our best posts on avoiding online...
  • How to Protect Your Kids From Internet Scams February 13, 2019
    Your children are going to be on the internet. Sadly, so are the scam artists. And non-savvy internet users can be easy marks for online scams. So how do you keep your kids safe on the internet? By teaching them...
  • Don't Fall for a 'Sweetheart' Scam This Valentine's Day February 11, 2019
    It seems that everyone is looking for love, and there's nothing more motivating than being single during Valentine's Day. While love is not easy to find, finding possible love interests has become easier with the prevalence of online dating and...
  • Learn to Avoid Phishing Scams With This Google Quiz February 5, 2019
    Phishing scams are getting harder and harder to spot. Gone are the days you could merely look for poor grammar or spelling errors. Evidently scammers have found software to correct those! Now, you will have to look even harder....