Lawsuits

A federal consumer watchdog agency has issued a new rule that will prevent credit card companies and banks from requiring customers to agree to settle disputes by arbitration rather than going to court.

In a statement released Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explained:

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Buffalo's Common Council voted Tuesday to pay just over $4 million to settle two major lawsuits against the city.

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Either a lot of people are suing Erie County or it's going to cost a lot of money to settle the outstanding lawsuits. That's one conclusion you could draw from Thurday's action by the County Legislature to add $1 million to the county's Risk Retention Fund.


Some times the goal in winning a lawsuit isn't just to get money but also to create change in society or in life or even on the job. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Nicholas Romano talks about lawsuits for change.

Witnesses in a legal case don't always talk about what happened just during a trial. On this week's You & The Law, attorney William Lorenz Jr. talks about examining a potential witness in a pre-trial deposition.


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High tech is becoming a key part of legal fights over auto accidents in a very high-tech world.

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The Niagara County Jail is facing a pair of lawsuits connected with the deaths of two inmates last year.

You may have been hurt in an auto accident, but were you hurt enough? On this week's edition of You and the Law, attorney Dennis Bischof talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about the rules for suing under New York's auto insurance laws.