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Internet Payday Loan Companies Under Attack by Regulators

Internet Payday Loan Companies Under Attack by Regulators September 13, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Baltimore, MD Concerned about high interest rates, astronomical fees and predatory practices, some states are cracking down on Internet payday loan companies. Not only are the online payday loan companies under scrutiny, but some of the banks that may aid the online lenders in doing business are also facing questions about their policies. At the root is whether these online loan companies are operating illegally in certain states, and whether some banks are responsible for helping them to do so.
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California Insurance Regulations Mean Lawsuits Can Be Filed, Depending on the Circumstances

California Insurance Regulations Mean Lawsuits Can Be Filed, Depending on the Circumstances September 11, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Anaheim, CA Having a California insurance claim denied can be frustrating enough, but for people who do not understand how insurance rules and regulations work, a denied disability claim can be just the start of the frustrations. That is because there are various rules and regulations that govern when a person can file a denied disability insurance lawsuit and when an appeal must be filed, first. Not understanding the situation can be the difference between getting some money back and being left high and dry.
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Monster Caffeine Levels: When Too Much Energy Isn’t Good for You

Monster Caffeine Levels: When Too Much Energy Isn’t Good for You September 8, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
McKinney, TX Of the Monster drink contents in a typical Monster energy drink, caffeine has taken center stage. And with good reason, since all Monster drinks contain more caffeine than what is allowed for soda, and some contain more than that found in coffee.
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Swedish Medical Centers Face ER Overcharging Class-Action Lawsuit

Swedish Medical Centers Face ER Overcharging Class-Action Lawsuit September 4, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Seattle, WA Swedish Health Services (SHS) is facing an emergency room overcharges class action lawsuit brought Plaintiff Chad Humphrey who alleges he was grossly and unfairly charged for emergency room medical care at a Swedish Medical Center (SMC).
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More Experts Speak Out against Energy Drinks

August 31, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Newark, NJ More experts are speaking out against energy drinks, especially when they are used by children and adolescents. Despite being asked at a senate hearing on energy drinks to not market the drinks to anyone under the age of 16, because of a reported risk of energy drink hospitalization or death, energy drink makers have only said that they would not market to those under the age of 12.
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Are Monster Caffeine Levels Akin to a Jekyll-and-Hyde Personality?

Are Monster Caffeine Levels Akin to a Jekyll-and-Hyde Personality? August 30, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Corona, CA Everyone agrees that alleged Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations is no laughing matter. And yet, while the two sides in the debate continue to polarize opinion on the safety of energy drinks, Monster Beverage Corp. includes in its line of products “Anti-Gravity Extra Strength,” which is a Monster drink fused with nitrous oxide to provide, according to a Monster website, “a unique texture, smooth drinkable flavor and buzz that’s bigger than ever.”
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Regulators Looking at Banks’ Roles in Internet Payday Loans

Regulators Looking at Banks’ Roles in Internet Payday Loans August 27, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
New York, NY When it comes to fighting Internet payday loans such as those offered by companies such as SpotLoan and Plain Green Loans, the obvious organization to fight is the one offering the online payday loans. But some regulators are looking at the banks as a means to cut off illegal Internet loans, especially in states such as Arizona, California and New York, where Internet payday loans or offering the loans without a proper license are illegal.
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With Home Warranties, Getting to Home Base Not Necessarily a Home Run

With Home Warranties, Getting to Home Base Not Necessarily a Home Run August 25, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Tallahassee, FL Just as there are various issues that can arise from the construction and habitation of a home, so too is the variation in warranties assigned to a home in order to guarantee that the home is habitable and free from workmanship defects. Various home warranty companies either underwrite new home warranties or offer to the homeowner an extended warranty that pushes coverage beyond a contractor’s standard new home warranty.
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Changes to California Insurance Don’t Help

Changes to California Insurance Don’t Help August 15, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA A California woman whose life has been described as “a living hell” blames the insurance underwriter, in association with her former employer, for leaving her high and dry with denied disability insurance for the past eight years. Injured on the job in 2003, she was only paid benefits for two years. In spite of substantial evidence as to the woman’s disability, the insurer stopped payments, resulting in job loss and homelessness.
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New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans

New York State Cracks Down on Illegal Internet Payday Loans August 11, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Albany, NY Payday lending is already illegal in New York State, as it is in more than a dozen other states in the US. But that hasn’t stopped a myriad of Internet payday lenders from attempting to circumvent state laws by plying their trade online. What online payday lenders may not realize, or perhaps don’t care to know, is that Internet payday loans are just as illegal as making a payday loan in person, in the State of New York.
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