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Inha Leex Hale

Feds Accuse Landlord Of Refusing To Rent To Families With Kids

Unless you’re looking to live in a senior community or housing facility, the Fair Housing Act protects renters from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex. It also says that landlords cannot discriminate based on familial status, which is why the U.S. government is now suing a Seattle property owner accused of refusing to rent to family with children. [More]


Medical Debt Collection Firms Must Refund $577K For Threatening Consumers

In this latest episode of Debt Collectors Behaving Badly, we bring you the tale of two medical debt collection law firms who must now refund hundreds of thousands of dollars after they were caught falsely claiming that attorneys were involved in collection actions. [More]

(Mike Mozart)

T-Mobile Illegally Restricted Employees’ Right To Discuss Workplace Issues, Join Unions

A long-standing dispute between T-Mobile and an communication workers union came to an end Wednesday, with the wireless company on the losing side. [More]

(Daquella manera)

CFPB: Company Should Pay $7M For Processing Illegal Fees For Debt-Relief Services

Charging up front for debt-relief services without any actual results for the customer is illegal. But despite that, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a payment processing company processed millions of dollars worth of illegal fees from consumers. [More]

(Not surveillance footage, just regular news coverage.)

Two-Month Undercover Operation Busts “Bikini Baristas” Accused Of Stripping At Grab ‘n’ Go

When it comes to busting bikini baristas doing things other than serving coffee, it seems the average undercover operation time is a minimum of two months. There’s a lot of observation to be done, see?  Grab ‘n’ Go, the same chain that got in trouble for barista prostitution back in 2009 is in hot water again now after another two-month undercover investigation found that three “bikini baristas” were allegedly stripping at espresso stands.  [More]