Tag Archives: fraud

Troubling Trump


Most of you have heard the buzz about the lawsuit involving the now-defunct Trump University which was the brainchild and machination of none other than presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.  As a consumer lawyer I am appalled at some of the things that may have occurred. High pressure sales tactics, encouraging people to …

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Quick Rejoin..Catch You Again Soon


Good day, friend.  I have been away for a while but I have been a bit busy as of late.  Since we last spoke I: Participated in the NC Bar Association 4ALL event on Friday, March 4th Celebrated the 42nd birthday of my brother, Michael Participated in an African-American Male Career Fair at NC A&T State University …

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Know the Flow: Used Vehicle Issues


Almost daily I receive phone calls from potential clients who have purchased used vehicles…. without having them inspected by a mechanic AND…. without having done due diligence before deciding to make the purchase AND…. without having obtained a warranty from the dealer (and, no, a vehicle service contract or “extended warranty” may not count)…. Yikes!  Too …

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Three Tips for Your Taxes


The consumer’s friend, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has a great post with helpful hints regarding your income tax return.  Click here for the article and be savvy with that refund….and I hope you get a refund although not a really large one because that just means you gave the United States a 12-month tax free loan…who intentionally does …

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Free Advice!


As a lawyer I am constantly contacted by family, friends, colleagues, potential clients, and others with questions and requests for information and advice.  I welcome these questions and requests as they often provide the opportunity for me to impart some information and resources that can put the person in a better place than they were …

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Super Bowl 50: If You Are Going Don’t Get Taken Too!


Sunday, February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday….the 50th installment of what has grown to a virtual American holiday.  Some have advocated the day after should be an official holiday while others (including myself) have suggested the game should be moved to Saturday so the weary partiers and fans will have a day of rest and …

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Consumers v Dealer and Previous Owner: Who Wins?


Car (and other vehicle) buyers beware.  Do your homework before buying and be thoughtful of the claims you bring and entities you sue if something goes wrong.  In a recent North Carolina Court of Appeals case, Sain v. Adams Auto Group, husband and wife consumers sued the dealership from which they purchased a vehicle after learning the …

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How to Avoid a Snow Job After the Snow


Bad weather is in the forecast…or on the way….or coming down as you read this post.  I sincerely hope you get to and from safely and without incident.  If, however, you are involved in a collision and your vehicle is damaged be sure to get up to speed on how to protect yourself from vehicle …

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Research Those Recalls!


One common misconception is that sellers of vehicles are required to disclose whether a vehicle is subject to any recalls.  This is NOT true…at least not in North Carolina.  There is no specific legal requirement that any seller make disclosures related to manufacturer recalls or whether a vehicle has had recall-related repairs however…if a seller has …

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