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  • Resources in this category:
       Managing Your Health Care (July 1, 2007) (Minnesota Attorney General's Office)
    "This brochure provides an overview of some of your legal rights when it comes to your health. It also helps you navigate the system when problems arise." 34 pages.
       The Phone Handbook (April 1, 2007) (Minnesota Attorney General's Office)
    "The Phone Handbook is intended to provide Minnesota consumers with the information they need to make informed decisions in a rapidly changing telecommunications environment." 24 pages.
       American Bar Association Family Legal Guide (American Bar Association Division for Public Education)
    Sections include: Foreword and Introduction, When and How to Use a Lawyer, How the Legal System Works, Family Law. Buying and Selling a Home. Home Ownership, Renting Residential Property, Consumer Credit, Consumer Bankruptcy / Chart: Comparing Bankruptcy Chapters 7 and 13, Contracts and Consumer Law,, Automobiles, Law and the Workplace, Forming and Operating a Small Business, Personal Injury, Criminal Justice, The Rights of Older Americans, Estate Planning, and Glossary
       Build Your Question List (preparation for a visit to your health care provider or pharmacist) (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
    This page lets you create a personalized list of questions to take with you to a doctor visit, a visit to another health care provider, or a visit to a pharmacist.

    It's fairly simple. Just select from among the master list to generate a list of the questions you want to ask.

       Consumer.gov (U.S. Government)
    "A 'one-stop' link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category." Categories include food, product safety, health, home & commuity, money, transportaion, children careers and education, technology.and Etc.'" Formerly called FirstGov for Consumers.
       Roy L. Pearson, Jr. vs. Soo Chung, et al., Superior Court of the District of Columbia, June 25, 2007 by Bartnoff, Judith (June 25, 2007) (Washington Post)
    Trial court ruling in the "famous" missing pants case.

    "This case has its origin in a dispute between plaintiff Roy Pearson and defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung over a pair of allegedly missing pants. The defendants own Custom Cleaners, a dry cleaning store on Bladensburg Road, NE, within walking distance of the plaintiff's home. Mr. Pearson claims that he took his pants to Custom Cleaners for alterations in May 2005, that the defendants lost his pants, and that they then attempted to substitute another pair of pants for his. The defendants deny the plaintiff's allegations, and they insist that the pants they attempted to return to himwhich he has refused to acceptare the pants that he brought in to be altered.

    Mr. Pearson also claims that a "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign that, until recently, was displayed in Custom Cleaners was an unconditional warranty that required the defendants to honor any claim by any customer, without limitation, based on the customer's determination of whatever would make that customer "satisfied."

    23 pages.

       The Consumer Action Website (Federal Citizen Information Center)
    This site is based on the 2004 version of the Consumer Action Handbook. Major sections include corporations, automobiles, attorneys general, banking, insurance, securities, utilities, weights and measures, Better Business Bureaus, consumer organizations, associations, and the military.

    The site also provides tips about cars, education, employment, food and nutrition, heath, housing, insurance, money and credit, investing, privacy, shopping at home, travel, utilities, and disabilities.

    See also:
  • Minnesota Pro Bono Resource Center
  • Consumer Complaint Forms & Documents
  • Creditor, Debtor and Bankruptcy Law
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation
  • Health Care Law
  • Pro Bono & Pro Se
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