David Lazarus

David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and is a part-time radio host. His work appears in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers.
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Beware of law firms' letters saying you're being sued for outstanding debt

It's a ploy used by numerous law firms — checking legal dockets for debt-related lawsuits and sending letters to people who may (or may not) be involved in hopes of ginning up some business.

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California Inc.: 'Unconventional choices' add to cost of Tesla Model 3

Munro & Associates, a small firm that disassembles new cars piece by piece, concluded that the Model 3 costs about $2,000 more to produce than a similarly priced BMW i3 and may have additional cost problems in its assembly plant.