Montana Consumers Win Fight Against Online Payday Lender, Loan Debt Will Be Forgiven

Montana Consumers Win Fight Against Online Payday Lender, Loan Debt Will Be Forgiven

Montana consumers fill the winner’s column after winning a long-standing fight with the online payday lending industry. After three years of litigation, hundreds of hundreds of affected borrowers in the state will have their loans forgiven and receive their share of a $233,000 settlement. [More]

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Waste Not, Want Not: Montana Measure Will Allow Residents To Eat Roadkill

Get the elk marinade ready and leave your judgments at the car door, everybody. The state of Montana is not a fan of waste, and is set to allow its residents to salvage roadkill for food. If citizens can scrape it, they can eat it. And we’re not talking your usual squirrels and possums, big-game like elk, deer, antelope and moose could all be a part of the roadkill menu. [More]

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Papa John’s Worker Talks Would-Be Robber Into Taking Just Pizza & Wings So He Could Feed His Family

Just a couple days ago, we told you about the Starbucks barista who talked a would-be robber into accepting just a free cup of coffee for his efforts. Now comes the story of a Montana man who walked into a Papa John’s intent on robbing the place and left, in tears, only holding a pizza. [More]

Jury Awards $34 Million To Alzheimer's Patient After Insurance Company Cuts Off Care

Jury Awards $34 Million To Alzheimer's Patient After Insurance Company Cuts Off Care

A jury in Montana awarded a monster of a verdict to a 90-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s Disease after her insurance company cancelled her long-term care policy because it decided she didn’t actually need the level of medical care she was receiving. [More]

Should Best Buy Have Fired Employee For Chasing Down A Shoplifter?

Should Best Buy Have Fired Employee For Chasing Down A Shoplifter?

A three-year employee of Best Buy is now out of work, not for selling stolen TVs out the back door or taking returns without photo ID, but because he chased down a man attempting to pilfer a pair of laptops from the store. [More]

RadioShack Not Exactly Thrilled With Free Gun Giveaway At Montana Store

RadioShack Not Exactly Thrilled With Free Gun Giveaway At Montana Store

Earlier this week, a Montana electronics store identified as a RadioShack made national headlines by offering customers the option of getting a free gun if they signed up for Dish Network installation and service. But the folks at RadioShack HQ are quick to point out to Consumerist that, while the store may use the company name, its owner is acting on his own. [More]

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions

A RadioShack in Montana is making headlines — and doing a brisk business — by offering free guns to new Dish Network customers. [More]

Don't Send Your Sheriff A Text When You're Looking To Buy Pot

Don't Send Your Sheriff A Text When You're Looking To Buy Pot

For those of you looking to purchase marijuana via text message, here’s a free tip: Pay attention to the number you’re texting. Just ask the Montana teen who screwed up and accidentally sent his pot request to his local sheriff. [More]

"I Bought It From Yahweh" Is Not A Good Defense For Squatting In Foreclosed House

"I Bought It From Yahweh" Is Not A Good Defense For Squatting In Foreclosed House

Here’s a tip to anyone looking to squat in a foreclosed home — People probably won’t believe you if you tell them you purchased the property from Yahweh (aka God, aka Big Man in the Sky). It’s a lesson a Montana man learned this week after being convicted of not only illegally living in a home that wasn’t his, but also trying to use it as collateral for a loan. [More]

Cablevision Acquires Smallish Cable Company Called Bresnan

Cablevision Acquires Smallish Cable Company Called Bresnan

Cablevision, a small but deeply hated cable company in New York City, has shelled out $1.4B for an even smaller company that owns systems in Colorado, Utah, Montana and Wyoming. Analysts studying the deal were described as “cautious” because it appears to make no sense. [More]

Marijuana Dispensaries In Montana Firebombed

Marijuana Dispensaries In Montana Firebombed

Some residents of Billings, Montana are pretty upset at the burgeoning medical marijuana industry there–CNN says the town of 100,000 has had about 90 applications for storefronts since the state legalized it in 2004, and that the businesses operate with little regulation. On consecutive mornings this past weekend, someone spraypainted “Not in our town” on the sides of two establishments, then threw rocks through the front doors followed by Molotov cocktails. And then they probably chilled out for a while. [More]

Montana Man Finds Deep-Fried Mouse In Bag Of Potato Chips

Jack Hines reacted with cat-like reflexes when he discovered a deep-fried mouse in his bag of Lays K.C. Masterpiece BBQ Flavored Potato Chips. From UPI:

“I just about put it in my mouth,” said Hines. “I was sitting there watching TV in the dark and I grabbed for three fingers of potato chips and I grabbed a mouse. It shook me up a bit and I threw it over my head.”

Lays is handling the situation well. When Hines reported the mouse to their 800 number, they made sure he was feeling well and offered to dispatch a representative to retrieve the mouse and remaining chips. Hines has vowed never to buy barbecue potato chips ever again.

Convergys Call Center Sucks Because Agents Are Stabbing Each Other And Making Out In The Halls

Convergys Call Center Sucks Because Agents Are Stabbing Each Other And Making Out In The Halls

Customer service agents making out in the halls, employee knife fights, and overflowing commodes are just some of the reasons listed in this flameout resignation letter for why customer service seems to suck so much sometimes. The author worked at a Hazlewood, MO call center for Convergys, one of the leading companies for outsourced call center support. Some of their clients include Comcast, Walmart, and SBC. They also used to do AOL’s.