The definition for consumer fraud is any instance in which an individual suffers a financial or personal loss because of unfair, deceptive, false, illegitimate or misleading business practices. Consumer fraud targets the most naïve segments of the population, with the elderly and college students being the most frequent victims, but the truth is that even the savviest customer can be a target.
By Patty Wight, Maine Public • May 22, 2019 3:40 pm A Maine attorney says her 13-year-old client is being illegally detained at Long Creek Youth Development Center. Sarah Branch has petitioned the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in the case, arguing that the teen has been ordered to undergo mental and behavioral health treatment in order to gain […]
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National Small Business News
- Small Business Supports Main Street Tax Fairness Act November 18, 2016The NFIB offers support for a bill from Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-16) that would ensure that businesses big and small pay equal tax rates.
- Federal Court Blocks Burdensome Labor Rule November 17, 2016Judge Bars Labor Department From Enforcing Its Union Persuader Rule
- US Retail Sales Rise November 16, 2016Commerce Department Says Sales Up Again In October
- Federal Court Upholds Employers’ Right to Seek Legal Counsel in Labor Disputes November 16, 2016A U.S. District Court in Texas blocked a DOL rule requiring small business owners to disclose any communication with legal counsel in preparation for union elections.
- Small Businesses Poised for Saturday Shopping Event November 15, 20162016 Small Business Saturday may break sales records from past years.
- Retailers Look Ahead To Holiday Season November 15, 2016End of year expected to bring increased shopping, spending
- NFIB Congratulates President-Elect Trump November 9, 2016NFIB offers to work with Trump on policies aimed at boosting small business
- Four States Approve Measures to Raise Minimum Wage November 9, 2016Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Washington State approve minimum wages of $12 per hour or more
- Small Business Optimism Remains Low November 8, 2016October Optimism Rises From September, But Uncertainty Remains Ahead Of Election
- Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged November 3, 2016Following Meeting, Agency Suggests December Rate Hike Still Possible