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Tue 4/19/2022 -- by Jan Hill
New Jersey contractor Hanna "John" Ayoub paid $2,309 to extend the rental of a Dodge Ram from Hertz Car Rental at the Wilmington, Del., train station in April 2019. Unfortunately, in a twist that isn't as rare as one might think, the transaction resulted in three months of jail time for Ayoub - along with the loss of his home, business and tools - after Hertz accused him of stealing the truck. "They said that they had no record of the extension on the vehicle despite speaking to them a day before and receiving confirmation," Ayoub said. "Everything just turned into a nightmare from that point onward." Along with more than 180 former Hertz customers, Ayoub is now suing the company for $529.7 million in federal bankruptcy court. The plaintiffs claim that they were detained by police, arrested and sometimes sent to jail for "stealing" cars that they had legally rented. Hertz filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2020 to restructure its business and unload $19 billion in debt after the pandemic left the company with a fleet of 700,000 cars that nobody wanted to rent. ....
Tue 4/12/2022 -- by Jan Hill
With April 18 fast approaching, many U.S. taxpayers scrambling to file their income taxes are in for a disappointing realization: Although the well-known proverb says, "the best things in life are free," TurboTax may or may not be one of them. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed a federal complaint against Intuit, the maker of TurboTax software, alleging that the company misleads consumers by advertising free tax filing that many cannot use. The lawsuit centers on customers who allegedly started the filing process on TurboTax's Free Edition but ultimately had to pay. The FTC complaint asks the court to stop Intuit's "false advertising" immediately. It has also filed an administrative complaint charging that the company's advertising practices are illegal because they violate the FTC Act. The commission alleges that although the company has "bombarded" consumers with advertisements for free tax filing services for years, approximately two-thirds of those who filed taxes in 2020 - including gig economy workers and those earning farm income - cannot use TurboTax's free product. ....

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