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Court Rules in Favor of Denied Disability Insurance Plaintiff

Court Rules in Favor of Denied Disability Insurance Plaintiff September 27, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA A California woman suffering from diabetes, severe psoriasis and the loss of several toes due to amputation recently fought a previously denied disability insurance claim and scored a victory when the US District Court, Eastern District of California, upon judicial review, reversed a decision by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to deny the plaintiff disability benefits. The case must return to the ALJ for further review.
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Swindled Seniors: Former California Judge to Be Sentenced, Florida Lawsuit Continues

Swindled Seniors: Former California Judge to Be Sentenced, Florida Lawsuit Continues September 23, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Fort Myers, FL An elderly woman who earned just $1,800 in monthly income between her Social Security check and her pension was somehow persuaded to take out a life insurance policy worth $7.5 million. According to her son’s financial elder abuse attorney, the woman was saddled with a trust and allegedly persuaded to take out a loan valued at $1.1 million in order to satisfy premiums of $742,000. The woman’s son, who carries on with a Financial Elder Abuse lawsuit on behalf of his now-deceased mother, notes that such alleged deception of vulnerable individuals should serve as a rallying cry for advocates concerned about financial exploitation of seniors.
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Internet Payday Loans: A Lavish Lifestyle Funded by Fleecing Innocent Consumers

Internet Payday Loans: A Lavish Lifestyle Funded by Fleecing Innocent Consumers September 22, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA Payday loans may not be the most prudent form of short-term financial management, but for a large cross section of the American population, it remains a matter of survival when more traditional forms of financing are either too expensive or out of reach. And while licensed payday loan providers are regulated and can be pursued in the face of any attempt to operate outside of the rules, there are no such regulations for unlicensed Internet payday loan companies.
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Are Energy Drink Companies Downplaying the Risks?

Are Energy Drink Companies Downplaying the Risks? September 20, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
San Antonio, TX Often when a company fights with legislators over the safety of its product, studies, data and reviews are included in the debate as proof of the harmlessness of a particular product. But how unbiased are those studies, especially those funded by companies who have a vested interest in the data? An editorial in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal; published online 9/12/13) suggests that energy drink makers are downplaying the risks of energy drink side effects in studies funded by energy drink companies.
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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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