Julie Miller from Marion County Oregon successfully sued Equifax, but only after years of trying to get Equifax to correct the incorrect information that was listed on her credit report.
What was incorrectly listed, you’re probably wondering? Julie’s social security number for one, and there were false collection accounts. Equifax demanded that Julie take up the issues with her creditors, and after years of arguing that the disputes never existed, she sued in federal court.
$18.6 million was award to Julie Miller! And while the company is likely going to appeal the ruling, it’s a wake-up call to an industry where 1 in 20 Americans have errors listed on their credit reports.
- Published in Tips
Our firm specializes in Michigan dog bite claims. Specifically, we represent individuals injured by dogs in Detroit, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Flint, and the surrounding areas.
If a dog bites you in Michigan, then we want to help you recover for your pain and suffering.
Have you ever taken a look at the Michigan dog bite statute?
On May 22nd, Caron, a Canadian and single mother of four, was playing tug-of-war with her Shih Tzu, Buster. During the game, Buster accidently bit Caron. One of Caron’s other Shih Tzus began to lick the wound. Not thinking anything of it, she went on with her day.
However, a few days following the event, Caron went to hospital feeling sick. She was put into a doctor-induced coma that lasted a month and a half. Her body had a severe reaction to the bacteria in the dog bite.
- Published in Dog Bites
An Auburn Hills man drove off the exit ramp on M-59 at Squirrel Lake Road and into a heavily wooded area. He was driving a 2004 silver Chrysler Sebring.
Auburn Hills Lt. Jill McDonnel said that car took out a tree. The man driving was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver’s 24-year-old passenger from Southfield was taken to a nearby hospital is being treated for serious injuries.
No names are being released and the accident is still an ongoing investigation.
Have any road trips planned in the remaining summer days? If you do, then think twice about which state you are going to because the words out on the nation’s worst states to drive through. You might think about driving around them after reading this article.
Want to stand outside the White House and picket, or see that tiny guy up close that sits inside the penny? Well, according to a GMAC insurance report conducted in 2011, the place where people are most likely to not know the written rules of the road is in the District of Columbia. Only 70% of those polled would likely pass the written vehicle-licensing exam.
- Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents
June 9, 2013, Law Day, Russell Jalbert and Bob Dutko broadcasted live from Goodwin and Scieszka at 15 Mile Rd. and Woodward.
This is what they talked about:
They talked about the NSA tracking our moves online. It was described as very “Orwellian.” Both men seemed uneasy about the government’s involvement in our lives. They quickly moved on to talking about the stock market.
According to Russell Jalbert, the stock market and the economy are no longer mutually exclusive. Unemployment is rising, and while jobs are being added, job growth is not as high as it should be. The American people have lost faith in the stock market, and according to Jalbert, no new families have come into his office looking to invest in the market.
- Published in Goodwin & Scieszka
An 11-year-old boy was unfortunately killed in a boating accident on Sylvan Lake this last Sunday. The boy and his two sisters were being pulled behind a jet ski in an inner tube. Their father was driving. Another boat crossed their path and collided with the children.
The driver said he was unable to see the children just before the accident occurred.
The two girls, ages 6 and 10, were severely injured. 10-year old Adriana is still being treated at Beaumont Hospital, where she is in critical condition. Sadly, 6-year old Gabrielle died Monday.
There’s nothing more nostalgic than sitting around a summer campfire. And as more people hit Michigan’s many camping spots this summer, we want to raise awareness in an effort to reduce fire-related injuries.
Before you begin, you’re going to need to collect your tinder and wood. Collect only as much as you need. If you are entertaining a large group, then you’re going to need bigger logs for a lengthier burn. If you’re merely cooking dinner, then get smaller logs.
Building a fire only as big as your specific needs significantly reduces the likelihood of an unfortunate bonfire injury.
- Published in Tips
Brandon Kuzminski was riding his 2009 yellow Honda motorcycle south down Romeo Plank Road in Macomb. Just before 10am, as he was crossing an intersection, he crashed head-on with a 2000 Dodge Ram van that was driven by a 36-year old man from Harrison Township.
The van made a left turn, and allegedly failed to yield to the motorcycle’s right of way.
Kuzminski was wearing his helmet and not under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
- Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents
On Tuesday, in the 1100 block of Michigan Avenue, a white pit bull bit a woman in Sheboygan. The dog was leashed, and the woman was bit just as she kneeled down to pet the dog. She said that the dog looked “playful.”
Police are now looking for the owner because state law requires that the dog be observed for 10 days to check for rabies.
Any information about the owner should be reported to the Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.
This is an unfortunate reminder that even “playful” looking dogs do bite.
- Published in Accident News
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