October 4, 2019 in

Class-action lawsuit alleges lunch payment defrauded parents in multiple states

An article published by the Washington Post on September 26, 2019 claims families are seeking damages from Heartland Payment Systems, which owns and operates MySchoolBucks, based on fraud. Heartland is accused of stealing money parents thought were going to their children's schools.  The my school bucks lawsuit was filed by Florida resident Max Story...
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October 1, 2019 in

September Product Recalls 2019

A product recall means something is wrong with the item – something significant enough to potentially cause consumer injuries or deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission tries to protect consumers from defective and dangerous products by holding manufacturers to certain safety standards. It also warns consumers of defective products using its real-time product recall...
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September 30, 2019 in

Arizona Window Tint Laws [Updated 2021]

Tinted windows are common in Arizona. With temperatures regularly climbing over 100 degrees in the summer months, window tint can offer respite from the sun. It can keep the interior temperature of a vehicle cooler and protect the seats and dashboard from sun-related wear. If a driver breaks the law by tinting the windows...
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September 23, 2019 in

Arizona Leash Law

It is against the law in Arizona to allow a dog to run at large in public places. Dogs running at large could pose risks such as dog bite injuries, as well as other incidents, such as dogs jumping on people. For this reason, Arizona has a statewide leash law all pet owners must...
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September 20, 2019 in

Arizona Bill Passed to Help Survivors of Sex Abuse

Arizona lawmakers are making strides toward protecting survivors of sexual abuse. The passing of House Bill 2466 marks an important victory for child sex abuse survivors, who may now be able to bring civil lawsuits against their perpetrators when they could not before. Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2466 into law on Memorial Day...
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August 31, 2019 in

Driving Without a License in Arizona

Every driver in Arizona must have a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is against the law. People who drive without licenses often have a reason. They may have suspended licenses, a history of drunk driving or they never passed a driving test. Getting into an accident without someone who does not have...
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August 30, 2019 in

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day is the first Monday of September – an excellent opportunity to rest, relax and celebrate. Unfortunately, it is also a day when emergency room traffic spikes in Arizona. Grills, swimming pools, drunk drivers and fireworks are just some of the many dangers you could face this Labor Day. This year, avoid a...
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August 29, 2019 in

Arizona Crosswalk Laws

Pedestrian accidents take hundreds of lives in Arizona each year. Most of these collisions are preventable with due care from drivers and pedestrians. Crosswalks should be safe spaces for pedestrians, yet they are often the scenes of tragic traffic accidents. In 2018, 245 pedestrians died and 1,537 suffered injuries in crashes in Arizona, according...
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August 28, 2019 in

Arizona Car Seat Law

Lack of car seat use is a significant problem in the U.S. Thirty-five percent (35%) of children who died in car accidents in 2016 were not using car seats or seat belts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car accidents are a leading cause of childhood death in Arizona. Obeying the...
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August 27, 2019 in

Grilling Safety Tips

Fall might be near, but that does not mean the end of grilling season. Labor Day is one of the busiest grilling days of the year. It is also a busy day for hospitals and burn units due to grill-related injuries. Grilling safely takes a few tips and best practices, whether this is your...
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