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Volkswagen and the Dirty Side of Clean Diesel
If you’ve paid even a small amount of attention to the news over the last few months, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the recent scandal involving Volkswagen (VW) cheating on emissions tests conducted on their diesel engines. In...
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How to Report Sexual Abuse
When somebody has been sexually violated at the hands of a helping professional, it is oftentimes hard to think straight, let alone be strong and confident enough to start taking the appropriate actions.  Not only is there the embarrassment and...
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Sexual Abuse in Coaching
You read in the news or online too often that a coach had a sexually abusive relationship with one of the team members.  These student athletes are just growing into their formative years, whether it be high school or college, and usually not...
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How To Protect Yourself at the Doctor
The way it goes often these days with health care insurance, you don’t always get to choose the doctor you want to go to. Whether your HMO won’t allow you to see someone “out of network” or there are not a lot of specialists...
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When Consent is Irrelevant in Sexual Assault Cases
One question that comes up a lot in the realm of sexual abuse is this; If a situation is to be considered sexual abuse, does the sexual interaction have to be non-consensual? In many sexual abuse and assault cases, the plaintiff will have to...
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Can Victims of Unemployment Insurance Fraud Reclaim the Fines They Paid?
The Michigan unemployment insurance fraud scandal that began making news this past spring has done more than just cause headaches for the state’s unemployed workers, it has also forced many of them to pay steep penalties and interest for...
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Your Civil Rights: Freedom of Speech Online
In 2012 a Wisconsin man, Thomas G. Smith, posted comments on the Village of Arena's Police Department's Facebook Page with profanity-laden allegations of department racism. Instead of responding in a cordial manner, or just simply...
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Monsanto Lawsuit for Truthful Labeling
A lawsuit filed in California alleges Monsanto is guilty of false advertising for their claims that Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup is not harmful to humans or animals because the enzyme it targets, EPSP synthase, is only found in...
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FDA: MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. Recall on PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254
The FDA has released a note regarding MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. recall on their PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254, which is a modular neck component used with prosthetic parts including a femoral head and femoral stem...
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What Should You Do If You Miss Your Tax Extension Deadline?
While taxes are due on April 15th each year, the IRS makes it easy for people who aren’t ready to file to extend their deadline to October 15th. Even though interest accrues during this time if a taxpayer owes money, it gives them enough...
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Who Are the Types of People to Commit Sexual Abuse?
The short answer could be anyone.  Some are more likely to reoffend than others, and depending on the person may have different motives for committing sexual abuse.  However, these are people that tend to have strong ties to the...
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How Does the Law Protect Patients Against Sexually Abusive Helping Professionals?
Most people who seek jobs in helping professions do so because they want to make a positive difference. Sadly, sometimes people charged with the duty of helping can also inflict harm on a patient. For this reason, the law offers patients strong...
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What is Sexual Abuse?
Sexual abuse is an extremely sensitive topic, and a devastating experience for those who are subjected to it. In order to take proactive steps to prevent abuse, as well as to console individuals who have suffered, it is important to understand what...
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Steps to Take Immediately After You're Sexually Assaulted by a Helping Professional
When a person seeks help from a doctor, therapist, counselor, or other helping professional, the last thing they expect is to become a victim of unethical behavior or practices. Unfortunately, sexual abuse is more common than most people might...
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IRS Cost of Living Increases for 2015
As you prepare your taxes each year, it’s important to take note of any changes the IRS has made since the previous tax year in an effort to adjust to the current cost of living. Depending on the financial climate, there may only be slight...
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How to React to an IRS Bank Levy
You would have to search high and low to find a working American who isn’t familiar with the extreme power and authority of the IRS. But even though we all know that we have to pay taxes and that we can face severe repercussions if we...
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Steps to Take After You've Been Accused of Unemployment Insurance Fraud
If you live in Michigan, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard about the ongoing investigation into the state’s unemployment insurance fraud scandal. To date, hundreds of men and women have received automated notices in the...
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More People With Type 2 Diabetes Report Adverse Effects After Taking Invokana
People who have type 2 diabetes have to carefully monitor their blood sugar for a number of reasons, but chief among them is to protect their blood vessels from cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in people with type 2...
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Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scandal
Over the last several months, news outlets have regularly reported stories about people who have been accused of, and held accountable for, fraud by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). While unemployment insurance fraud is nothing...
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Did Your Zofran Prescription Cause Your Child's Birth Defect?
Zofran was approved by the FDA in 1992 to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients after they’ve gone through surgery or chemotherapy. Although it was only approved for these purposes, the manufacturers of Zofran began promoting the drug as...
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