September 2018

Data Breach of Electronics Retailer Newegg Inc.

A major payment card data breach has just been suffered by Newegg Inc., an online retailer of items including computer hardware and consumer electronics. Hackers placed 15 lines of card skimming code on the online retailer’s payment page for more than a month which stole credit card data from customers. Danny Lee, the company’s chief executive, stated in an email to customers that the company “not yet determined which customer accounts may have been affected”

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Locks Law Firm Associate James Barry named as Co Chair of the NJSBA Consumer Protection Law Committee

Locks Law Firm Associate James Barry has been named as co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association for the 2018-2019 year.  The New Jersey State Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee addresses consumer protection issues and legislation from the consumer’s perspective.  In that role the Committee both reviews pending legislation on consumer issues and presents continuing legal education seminars for practitioners within the State of New Jersey.  

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Basic Hurricane Preparation Tips

Preparing for a hurricane is very stressful.  It can’t be said often enough: obey the directions of first responders, law enforcement and local authorities.  Following these suggestions may ease the trauma and help you and your possessions survive in the event of a hurricane.  Most of all, they will help you to be ready in the case of evacuation, and for the recovery process after the storm. Thanks to my friends in the Virgin Islands who lived through hurricanes Irma and Maria for passing these hints on.  I hope they can be of help to you.

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EPA Budget Cuts Leave Enforcement to the States and Individuals

I have written in this space before about the devastation being wrought by the Trump Administration on our Nation’s ability to protect the environment and its citizens from the health effects of toxins left behind by corporate polluters.  The Trump Administration cuts in the Federal budget, especially the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, have rendered the EPA toothless and impotent, and left legal enforcement and the protection of the environment up to the states, and in more and more instances, to individual citizens to enforce the environmental laws that remain on the books.

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