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Jul 26
2017
No Texting and Driving Ban Passed into Law

Starting on September 1st, Texas will become the 47th state in the country to adopt a law banning texting and driving . While dozens of cities in Texas have already banned texting while driving, this ban will now be applicable statewide. If a driver is caught texting while driving, he or she will be punishable by a fine of up to $99. Repeat offenders will have to pay $200.

Enacting this law is an effort to curb potentially dangerous or even fatal accidents that are caused by distracted drivers. According to the Texas Department of...

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Jun 10
2014
Failure to deliver a deck of cards is the catalyst behind a fraud lawsuit related to crowd-funding in Washington state.

The first crowdfunding lawsuit has been filed in the United States. Crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from many people in order to get the project off the ground, is growing in popularity. Websites, such as Kickstarter and Indiego, provide a platform for those with a business or project idea to seek donations from others, often using social media to promote the project. However, equity fund experts warn that...

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Apr 01
2013

Frenkel & Frenkel urges everyone to support MADD in their efforts to enact strong drunk driving legislation

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) lobbied Texas legislators in February in an effort to pass two new drunk driving laws in the state, and Frenkel & Frenkel, a Dallas law firm, supports MADD in these efforts. MADD wants Texas legislators to pass laws that would require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders and the implementation of sobriety checkpoints. According to the Texas Department of Transportation , 1,038 people died in Texas due to drunk...

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Feb 03
2011

Debt collectors have to follow certain laws. Know these laws and don't allow yourself to be a victim of debt collector harassment.

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Jan 28
2011

Lawyers are using technology more and more in cases. It's important to know what a lawyer can rely on in court and when a lawyer needs to be old fashioned and hammer a point home.

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Dec 27
2010

Many people have found themselves at the mercy of debt collectors. Regardless of how you acquired your debt, it’s important to know your rights when it comes to dealing with debt collection agencies. The Texas Debt Collection Act is designed to protect people from harassment and illegal practices by debt collectors or collection agencies. Just as it’s important to pay off the debts you owe, it’s equally important that you’re treated with dignity and respect by collection agencies. Here are a few things you can do to help deal with debt collectors:

Understand your rights. Just as you...
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Jul 12
2010

I noted that my partner, Mark Frenkel, attained a verdict in excess of 1.5 million dollars against abusive debt collectors. Below you will see in an acticle from Yahoo that cases are on the rise.

Consumer Lawsuits Against Bill Collectors Skyrocket Since the recession hit in 2007, federal lawsuits filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act have more than doubled, while complaints about problem collectors have skyrocketed.In 2007, nearly 4,400 federal lawsuits were filed for alleged violations of the law, according to WebRecon, a website that tracks the filings for the...
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