• woman wagging finger no no
    February 19, 2018

    Not so fast, says court to bank that put arbitration clause in account agreement in middle of litigation

    Banks and other financial institutions ordinarily include an arbitration clause in their account agreements that forces their customers to resolve all disputes through mandatory arbitration. Haven’t all of us gotten those mailings from banks with tiny print stating the new terms and conditions to which we “consent.” If we do not object, or close our accounts, we are generally deemed to accept those revised terms and conditions.

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  • February 9, 2018

    How did the Equifax hack happen?

    The SciShow guys have a nice video explaining how the Equifax hack happened. Equifax is in the business of collecting, storing, and disseminating sensitive consumer information — like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and bank account numbers. You don’t voluntarily give Equifax your sensitive data — Equifax gets that data whether you want it to or not.

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  • Peter DInklage and Morgan Freeman
    February 5, 2018

    Persuasion behind those super expensive Super Bowl commercials

    What is the thinking behind those super expensive Super Bowl commercials? I love the creativity that goes into these commercials, but let’s not forget that no company would use them if they were not effective persuasion. So how are the companies trying to persuade us? I like to read books on the science of persuasion and behavioral economics, but not everyone is a nerd like me. One of my favorite authors, Robert Cialdini, has this awesome video that explains the factors that persuade us to do the things that advertisers want us to do. This is a really interesting and easy way to learn about how commercials and other persuasive techniques get us to do something we otherwise would not do.

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  • Uncle Sam
    January 26, 2018

    Securities Law in the Trump Administration – Has Anything Changed?

    Please join the Chicago Bar Association Securities Law Committee on February 27, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. for three great panel discussions of what in securities law has changed and what has not during the first year of the Trump Administration while getting continuing legal education credits.

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