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Month: September 2016
Posted on September 28, 2016 in
New and high-tech features may be selling points for new cars, but scientists are beginning to discover that they are driving drivers to distraction. Research has confirmed that cell phone use and texting, in particular, pose a significant risk on the road but even if they are hands-free, a car’s smart features can also be...
Posted on September 22, 2016 in
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that regulates the way the information in the files of consumer reporting agencies is used. The law is designed to promote the privacy, fairness and accuracy of consumer credit information. Although the law was enacted in 1970 and has been amended in both the 1990s and in 2003, sometimes credit bureaus and other consumer reporting agencies continue to violate the rights of victims throughout the United States by misusing or misreporting sensitive information.
Posted on September 20, 2016 in
The tragic death of a Clark County child exemplifies the high number of attacks by dogs owned by family and friends. Every day, around 1,000 people are injured by dogs in the U.S. Certain breeds are more likely to inflict serious harm. A Las Vegas injury lawyer can help answer the tough questions after a dog bite occurs. In 2015, 34 people were killed in the U.S. by dog-bite related injuries. Pit Bulls were responsible for 82% of these deaths, despite making up less than 7% of the total dog population.
Posted on September 12, 2016 in
208 motorists died on Nevada roads in 2016. This is 8 more than died the year before at the same time and it’s a figure that shows the state’s “Zero Fatalities” initiative isn’t working quite the way legislators had planned. It’s a statistic that shows an increase in motorists coupled with increased incidents of distracted...
Posted on September 9, 2016 in
Completing a short sale requires thorough preparation and documentation. Executing a short sale in Nevada can take several months so it is important that everything is properly prepared so that the lender will approve the application. Document the Hardship Start by documenting the market value of the home. This can be determined through a recent...
Posted on September 6, 2016 in
A new rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that bans mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts of nursing homes that receive funding through Medicaid or Medicare helps to preserve the rights of nursing home abuse victims to sue. The rule will go into effect on Nov. 28, 2016, and it will apply to nearly all Las Vegas and Nevada nursing homes since most accept funding from Medicare and Medicaid for their residents. Most nursing homes have required residents and their families to sign mandatory arbitration agreements before the homes would accept the residents, which is especially problematic when disputes involve abuse or neglect.