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Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law Applies to Dealers & Individual Sellers

Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law Applies to Dealers & Individual Sellers

If you bought a used car from a private seller or a dealer in Massachusetts, and it cost at least $700 and had less than 125,000 miles on it, you are probably protected by the Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law.   You may also be protected by the Massachusetts Consumer Protection law known as 93A. Read the full article…


Reward for Turning In Unemployment Cheaters

Reward for Turning In Unemployment Cheaters

People who illegally collect certain unemployment benefits are cheating the federal government; the U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island claims to have caught one and is suing him under the federal False Claims Act for triple the amount he wrongfully collected. Regular citizens can also file False Claims lawsuits against companies and individuals who defraud the Read the full article…


Labor Day 2014

Labor Day 2014

Kudos to the RI Labor History Society and Scott Molloy for reminding us of the role Rhode Islanders played in winning decent wages and working conditions for blue collar workers. Today the Society observed Labor Day with a commemoration of The Saylesville Massacre, in then Lincoln (now Central Falls) Rhode Island. You can read more Read the full article…



Your GM Car May Shut Off If You Hit a Pothole

Your GM Car May Shut Off If You Hit a Pothole

If you are interested in joining a lawsuit against GM because of the recent recall – including how it has diminished the resale and trade-in value of your car – contact me. If you own a: Chevrolet Cobalt (2005–2007) Chevy HHR (2006-2007) Pontiac G5 (2005-2007) Pontiac Pursuit (2005–2006) Pontiac Solstice (2006-2007) Saturn Ion (2003-2007) Saturn Read the full article…







Justice in Small Claims Court

Justice in Small Claims Court

Want to sue someone but think you cannot afford a lawyer? Consider filing suit yourself in Small Claims Court. For information on how to do that in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, check out this article with hints from Citadel’s consumer rights attorney John T. Longo.  



National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

  Its National Consumer Protection Week!!! Ok. Maybe it’s not as exciting as March Madness, but it’s a big deal for those of us who practice consumer law. The Federal Trade Commission organizes the week to help consumers make better-informed decisions regarding how they spend, save, and invest their money. The FTC also wants to Read the full article…