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The Rideshare Rape Epidemic

Uber, one of the largest and most popular ride-share services around the world is now under fire for numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault by its drivers. In the past few years, hundreds of passengers reported that they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers while using their ride-share services, exposing the ride-share rape epidemic that spans throughout America. If you or a family...

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The Cogburn Law Office Volunteers at Shade Tree Event

The Cogburn Law Office proves their efforts in the fight against domestic violence by volunteering their time and supporting the Shade Tree organization in their mission to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. 

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Toys for Tots

Our yearly “Toys For Tots” drive is on again and this time we are giving away a free TV! When you come into Cogburn Law Offices and donate a Toy for our “Toys For Tots” drive you are automatically entered in a drawing to win a free TV! December 8th is the last day to donate, so please come by our office and participate i...

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The Truth About Negotiating Settlement Amounts with Your Creditors

Consumers should be cautious when using debt settlement companies that promise the moon but often deliver far less when the negotiations are over. When negotiating with a credit card provider, bank, collection agency, etc., there are some hard truths that consumers should know before buying into the promises that debt settlement companies peddle. The Importance of Hardship No matter how large...

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Kids Swallow the Strangest Things

When small children ingest foreign objects such as toy parts, coins, screws, buttons, magnets, and watch batteries, serious internal injuries and even death often result. Although most small foreign objects pass harmlessly through the gastrointestinal tract, some become lodged, have associated toxicity, or cause damage to organs and tissues and require immediate medical attention. Children with...

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Should Dementia Patients Be Allowed to Drive?

In the early stages of dementia, patients with mild symptoms of the disease may still possess the skills necessary to safely drive, however, patients with moderate or severe dementia should not be allowed to drive. As dementia progresses, impaired cognitive function, memory loss, disorientation and other symptoms can make driving dangerous. Since the progression of dementia varies from person t...

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Legal Requirements Lenders Must Satisfy to Repossess Your Car

Lenders and the entities they employ are required to adhere to strict guidelines when repossessing a vehicle in Nevada. Otherwise, the repossession may be considered unlawful. Consumers whose vehicle was wrongfully repossessed or who have been subjected to deficiency judgments can pursue claims for damages against the lenders and towing companies responsible. Repossession Requirements in Nevad...

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Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Las Vegas [infographic]

The Spaghetti Bowl, a highly-traveled freeway interchange, is likely the most dangerous place to drive in Las Vegas. Since its completion in 1968, the Spaghetti Bowl has been linked to serious accidents and injuries from car collisions, rollovers, jackknifed semitrailers, vehicle fires, and explosions. Between 2011 and 2015, the crash rate near the interchange nearly doubled, growing from about...

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Urgency Language, Convenience Fees May Be FDCPA Violations

The CFPB has issued new guidelines aimed at protecting consumers from predatory "urgency fees" that lead consumers to believe that their only option is to pay the fee if they wish to avoid penalties and interest. Such behaviors may be considered unfair, deceptive, or abusive actions (UDAAPs) prohibited by law in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Convenience Fees I...

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When Hazing Becomes Deadly

Over the last 30 years, at least one hazing death has occurred every year on U.S. college campuses, and some years show multiple deaths on certain campuses. The vast majority of hazing deaths occur in college fraternities and most involve alcohol. Hazing Rituals on College Campuses Every year, college students are injured or killed during events associated with hazing. Often, heavy drinking, ...

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