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  • Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association concerning PA Bureau of Consumer Protection. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Defending a Lawsuit

    Information on how to defend a lawsuit from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Harassment

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the offense of Harassment. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Home Improvement Contracts

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association to help you when you enter into a home improvement contract. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • How a Lawyer Can Help You

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
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    Spanish / Español
  • Insurance Tips for Consumers

    Helpful tips for consumers who are in the market for insurance from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Inventor Beware

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Big purchases and big problems: common consumer issues when spending that tax return

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the May 3, 2011 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live Show. The tax returns have been filed, and if you’re lucky enough to have received a refund, many people are using it to either pay off debt (always a good choice) or as a stepping stone toward making a big purchase or investment. Here are some common expenditures for which people use their tax returns, and some potential pitfalls to avoid. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Consumers' rights - What to do when a business closes

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the January 27, 2009 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live. Features some common questions and some tips in case you've purchased something from a now defunct retailer. Topics include gift cards; down payments and warranties. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Home Repair Problems and Scams

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the June 17, 2008 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live featuring some frequently asked questions and some helpful tips to navigate through those home repair headaches. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Home Repair Problems and Scams

    Information discussed on the March 6, 2012 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live Show. Here are some frequently asked questions and some helpful tips to navigate through home repair headaches. Video and Transcript. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Starting a business

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the August 19, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program, including important tips to remember if starting your own business. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Tainted food and toxic toys

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes on the November, 20, 2007 edition of Legal Briefs on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live Show. Topics include about what your rights are when it comes to product recalls. (6:01) Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: The Internet: what you need to know and where you stand legally

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the October 9, 2007 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program regarding what you should know to protect yourself, family members, and friends while using the internet. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: What you need to know about personal injury cases

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the June 5, 2007 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program concerning personal injury claims which arise if an individual suffers physical or emotional harm based on the actions or negligence of another person. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association