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As a digital society, we take a lot for granted in the technology that we use every day. We expect the local power company to provide us with heat and light without interruption; we expect our cars, our computers and our cell phones to work flawlessly — until the day they don’t. [vc_empty_space height="15px"] But certain system failures are a lot more serious than others. In some cases, the premature failure of a power source can be literally a matter of life and death. Hundreds of thousands of people who rely on medical devices implanted in their chests to help regulate their...

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Wells Fargo Auto Loans Debacle: Corporate Culture Gone Wrong?

Executives at Wells Fargo have done a lot of apologizing lately. A series of missteps by the company over the past two years has resulted in a flood of customer complaints, harsh criticism from lawmakers, and rebukes from regulators over alleged “widespread consumer abuses.” The situation has also prompted considerable head-scratching and commentary from business journalists and other observers trying to figure out “what went wrong” inside one of the world’s biggest banks. [vc_empty_space height="15px"] Explaining the misfires at Wells Fargo isn’t easy. The company was fined $185 million by federal banking regulators for creating millions of bank and credit card accounts...

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For many Americans, there’s no prouder moment than the day they move into their newly constructed dream home. Unfortunately, for some house buyers in Colorado and several other states, that dream has turned into a nightmare — and something they once took for granted, the prospect of feeling safe and healthy in their own domicile, has become a burning issue. Also a wheezing, eye-watering, coughing, throat-irritating issue. The source of their complaints has to do with floor joists manufactured by the Weyerhaeuser Company. The joists are coated with a formaldehyde-based resin, which was intended to aid in fire prevention. But buyers say...

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Franklin D. Azar Personal Injury Attorneys

At Azar & Associates, an experienced team of lawyers is the standard. From diverse backgrounds and different parts of the country, these attorneys represent the stability and longevity of Azar & Associates. Bob Markel, a litigator handling serious injury claims, has been with the firm for 24 years. Tonya Melnichenko and Kenneth Pennywell, a tandem of highly experienced attorneys, have both been at the firm over 17 years. With each handling complex personal injury claims, experience counts. Natalie Brown, named a 5280 Top Lawyer, joined Azar & Associates 3 years ago along with DezaRae LaCrue to focus on insurance and catastrophic...

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A Pennsylvania judge has overturned a $27 million jury verdict awarded to an Indiana couple, in one of the first of thousands of claims to go to trial against the makers of a popular blood-thinning drug. A Philadelphia jury had decided that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG failed to provide adequate warning of internal bleeding risks and other possible side effects of Xarelto, an anticoagulant that’s earned billions for its marketers in the past five years. But the January 9 ruling by Judge Michael Erdos reverses that decision, based on what the couple’s attorney has described as “a very narrow...

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401k Lawsuit Lawyers

If you were suffering from some form of internal bleeding, no matter how gradual or difficult to detect, you’d want to know about it — and you’d probably seek immediate medical attention to address the problem before disaster strikes. By the same token, if you discovered that there was a leak in the water or gas lines in your home, you’d want it located and fixed ASAP to keep your loved ones safe and head off major repair costs down the road. Yet most Americans aren’t quite as vigilant when it comes to fixing leaks in their retirement savings plans that can...

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Let’s Get Dirty: Off-Roading in Colorado

Most people know that Colorado has a rich and expansive outdoor and recreation community, one of which being off-roading. Whether with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dirt bike, or a 4-wheel drive jeep, there are several places to get out and enjoy a wilder side that Colorado has to offer. ATVing and Jeeping offers a different type of challenge for the outdoorsman, and that means there are more things to think about before hopping on an ATV and heading to the mountains. Before riding, you should know about what vehicle you’re on, the terrain, and how to be safe. Listed below...

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Attorney Fees: Know what you’re going to pay

Most people know that attorneys can be expensive. The work that they do is diligent and their fees are based on several factors. These factors can include: the attorneys experience, the time spent on your case, their ability and reputation, the degree of difficulty for the case, the results of the case, and other costs involved. Some additional factors include the attorney’s overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, and office equipment. All of these factors may influence how much you’ll pay and listed below are some of the more common fee agreements for attorneys. The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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Why you want an attorney in your corner

No one wants to be involved in a legal battle. It can be long, difficult, expensive, and really make your life tough. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident or other scenario where you may face legal trouble, it’s always a good idea to consult an attorney to help alleviate some of the stresses that come along with legal battles. Listed below are some of the top reasons why you should hire an attorney. Legal battles are complicated – The law itself is very complex and if you don’t know your way through it, you...

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Marijuana Law in Colorado: What you need to know

Since the passing of amendment 64 in 2012, adults 21 and over can legally purchase and possess marijuana in the state of Colorado. As long as you are 21 years or older and have a government issued ID, you can purchase marijuana in a variety of forms. There is a limit to how much you can purchase at any given time, however. Since June of 2016, both Colorado residents as well as tourists can purchase up to 28 grams in a single transaction. Before you plan your next trip to Colorado or your local dispensary, there are a few key...

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