Leonard Bennett received the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) 2017 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in November. NACA is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 attorneys who represent consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive and predatory business practices. Len’s dedication to helping his consumer clients and helping other lawyers represent their clients is […]Is the “Refund Freeze” going to thaw?
After two years of defending rate freeze, Dominion says it’s ‘time to transition away’ from the controversial 2015 law So, victory may be at hand in the bipartisan effort to repeal this law. However, we still expect a difficult fight ahead of us to have those excessive profits returned to Virginia’s energy consumers. A recent […]Support William’s Christmas Wish
You’re most likely deep in holiday preparations. It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy friends and family and pass along best wishes for good health, comfort, and joy. ‘Tis the Season! Access to affordable health care may not be on your list this year but see the young man in the brown jacket in […]Virginians Should Insist On Fairness In Rent To Own Real Estate Transactions
In recent years, some real estate entrepreneurs have begun marketing homes under so-called “rent-to-own” deals. While the notion of renting-to-own can appeal to consumers as an affordable path to homeownership, in practice rent-to-own is most often a predatory scheme that saddles consumers with all the costs and burdens of home ownership (such as making […]Worried about identity theft? Proposed new law in Virginia may help.
You may recall the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of 145 million Americans in September. As a result, millions of individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers, were all accessed. For many Americans, the Equifax data breach has substantially increased their risk of identity […]Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia’s Teacher Shortage
Governor McAuliffe recently took emergency action because Virginia’s teacher shortage “is a growing crisis that we have to stop and reverse if we are serious about the commonwealth’s economic future. High-quality teachers are the key to unlocking the potential in our children.” Among other changes, the Governor wants to allow teachers to get into classrooms […]Legal Education Forum – Tomorrow – Dec. 2nd 10:30 AM