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Cash Advances on Pension Plans: How to Spot an Illegal Loan Offer and How to Get Help if You Are Already a Victim

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Have you recently encountered financial struggles and searched the Internet for “fast cash” options?  If you are a retired public employee, civil service worker, or military veteran who was recently offered money for selling your federal pension plan or income stream, you could be the next target of a growing loan-sharking scheme hitting the Internet today. The Offer The tagline on the company websites and advertisements promise “Money Now” and look like an easy way to receive fast cash in exchange for the purchase of a federal pension plan.  However, these companies fail to disclose that this new financial contract...

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AC Creamery & McConnell’s Issue Nationwide Recall For Their Ice Cream Products

AC Creamery and McConnell's Ice Cream Recall

AC Creamery & McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream  have issued a national recall on their ice cream products due to concerns of potential Listeria contamination. McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream announced they are “undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes….Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The following flavors and included “Best By” dates are all being recalled: Dutchman’s Chocolate...

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Xarelto: Bleeding and Stroke Linked to Popular Blood Thinner

Xarelto Class Action

If you have experienced adverse health effects or lost a loved one who took the blood-thinning medication Xarelto, you are not alone. The subject of a recent TV ad blitz starring Arnold Palmer, Xarelto has recently been linked to potentially fatal bleeding and stroke. Wites & Kapetan is investigating and aggressively pursuing claims for compensation on behalf of those who have suffered after taking Xatelto. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was first approved by the FDA in July of 2011 to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, and reduce...

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Wites & Kapetan, P.A. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Cryptsy and Its Principal Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon

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Wites & Kapetan, P.A. (www.wklawyers.com), along with the Silver Law Group, has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal court against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange operator Cryptsy and its principal, Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon.  Over the past several months, numerous Cryptsy account holders have been denied access to their accounts and have been deprived of any ability to properly protect their valuable assets amidst widespread reports of problems at the heart of Cryptsy’s business.  While reports have been swirling in multiple media outlets that Cryptsy’s future is greatly troubled and that the company might be under heavy regulatory scrutiny, many Cryptsy account...

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Starbucks Lawsuit: Scalding Hot Coffee Leaves Pompano Beach Man With 2nd Degree Burns on His Penis, Scrotum and Thighs

Starbucks Hot Coffee Lawsuit

Many of us start each day with an optimism that our health and safety will remain intact. But, what if that optimism came to a screeching halt? All because of the very poor judgement, and negligence of another. Last May, Florida resident Christopher Romano had such an experience. Mr. Romano’s life was forever changed after he suffered extremely painful second-degree burns to his penis, scrotum and thighs due to the negligence of Starbucks. On that particular morning, Mr. Romano visited the drive-thru window at a Pompano Beach, Florida Starbucks. He ordered two breakfast sandwiches, and two large cups of coffee....

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What To Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company?

What To Do If Sued By Credit Card

Being sued by a credit card company for unpaid debts can be demoralizing and frightening—but it shouldn’t scare you into inaction. By confronting the situation head-on, you can find a solution that works for you. What to do if your credit card company is suing you If you’re currently facing a law suit from your credit card company, you have a few options: You can contact the credit card company yourself and try to settle the debt. Because most credit card companies would rather get paid than spend time and money on legal proceedings, you do stand a chance of...

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How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt?

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If you find yourself wondering how to get rid of credit card debt quickly, you’re not alone. A recent study by CreditCards.com estimates that the average American carries a balance of $15,950 in credit card debt. While some may find solidarity in that statistic, the vast majority of people are searching for ways out of crushing credit card debt. The good news for those struggling to pay off their debt is that there is always a way out. With a plan, patience, and perhaps a little help, you can pay off your credit cards, return to good standing with creditors,...

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BLUE BELL ICE CREAM EXPANDS RECALL TO INCLUDE ALL OF ITS PRODUCTS

Blue Bell Ice Cream announced that “is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The recalled products were sold throughout the United States, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,...

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LISTERIA SYMPTOMS FROM BLUE BELL ICE CREAM MAY TAKE UP TO 70 DAYS TO APPEAR

LISTERIA SYMPTOMS FROM BLUE BELL ICE CREAM MAY TAKE UP TO 70 DAYS TO APPEAR The incubation period for the invasive type of Listeria infection that may result from eating contaminated Blue Bell Ice cream “is typically a few days to one, month, but can be up to 70 days”, according a April 9, 2015 Health Advisory from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Department recommends that health care providers test all patients that may have been exposed to a contaminated product, have symptoms consistent with listeriosis, and have a high risk for invasive listeriosis. The Health Advisory explains...

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Wites & Kapetan Law Firm Comments That Blue Bell Ice Cream Illnesses Are More Widespread Than Reported

WITES & KAPETAN LAW FIRM COMMENTS THAT BLUE BELL ICE CREAM ILLNESSES ARE MORE WIDESPREAD THAN REPORTED (Lighthouse Point, FL) – The Law Office of Wites & Kapetan reports that illness from contaminated Blue Bell Ice Cream is more widespread than indicated in news reports and government press releases. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “as of April 20, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3).”  Attorney Marc Wites of Wites & Kapetan stated that “additional people in...

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