Simon Law Firm December 2018


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Holiday Helmets for Kids Giveaway!


Who can forget the feeling of freedom when you finally mastered the two-wheeled beast and zoomed off to meet your friends for the shenanigans you decided to get into that day? A bicycle is as good as gold to a kid; it transforms them from just a passenger to a driver with ultimate control. Finding the right bike and customizing it with cards in the spokes, flowers on the basket, or a special bell allows you to make the bike your own, but there’s a common — and necessary — piece of biking equipment most kids don’t think of: their helmets. A proper helmet can keep a rider’s noggin safe, and it could save their life, too. According to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Safety Research, the most common cause of bicyclist deaths is a head injury. Wearing a helmet can reduce the chance of death from a head injury by 88 percent. Researchers found that only 29 percent of adults and 42 percent of children always wear their helmets when biking. That same study found that children were 90 percent more likely to wear their helmets when their parents did, and children were also more likely to wear their helmets when they lived in states that required children to do so. At Simon Law Firm, we are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe, and we know how important getting into the habit With those numbers, why risk it? According to the study, many parents still do.

of wearing a helmet early can be. That’s why we are offering a Holiday Helmets for Kids Giveaway! With so many of our kids riding bikes and scooters this year, we ordered helmets to keep them safe. You do need to come by the Atlanta office to pick them up, as shipping would cost too much. We are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and have 100 for children aged 5-10, they are adjustable. We have 25 for kids aged 10-15, so those will run out sooner. Hurry in to claim a new helmet before they’re gone!

once per year. When adjusting and selecting a helmet, make sure the fit is snug to your child’s head and a finger can easily slip through the chin strap. The helmet should cover their forehead and lay flat on top of their head. As your kiddo whizzes off with their newest bike this holiday season, you can have some peace of mind knowing they’re wearing a new, properly fitted helmet. Learn more about our giveaway by calling 404-259-7635 or visiting

Each helmet is adjustable, and parents and children should check their helmets at least

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Car Seat Giveaway!

Congratulations to Andrea Fennell and Brit Sann for winning!


It’s speculated that the first ugly sweater party took place in Vancouver, Canada, back in 2001. Since then, the trend has become one of the most popular holiday party themes. Come Thanksgiving, you’ll start to see racks in all types of clothing stores lined with hideous sweaters. If you’re ready to jump on the ugly- sweater-party bandwagon this Christmas season, here are a few things to keep in mind.

cozied up for years in the back of your closet or a drawer, now’s

and games, and you’re guaranteed to have a top-tier party. A few ugly-sweater-themed games that should be on the

your chance to give it new life. Arm yourself with a hot glue gun, thread, and needle, and patch Santa, Rudolph, or Frosty on it. And let it be known that an ugly sweater isn’t complete without

agenda include an ugly gift exchange, which is similar

to the white elephant exchange, except with

the gaudiest gifts you can find; an ugly photo booth, complete with terrible, tacky props; and, of course, an ugly sweater contest. This is the only time of year when slipping into a lurid red sweater with a stuffed Santa sewn on the front is considered trendy. So adorn yourself in the frumpiest, tackiest sweater you can find, and have some fun this December!

sparkles, beads, and sequins galore.

Your Very Own Ugly Sweater

What Exactly Is an Ugly Sweater Party?

Ugly sweaters come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. You can

head to H&M or a local thrift store to pick one up. However, if you have a sweater that’s been

It’s rather simple — slip on your favorite Christmas sweater, gather all your friends and family members, make sure there are plenty of refreshments

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A MASSIVE BLACK FRIDAY LAWSUIT Fake Discounts and Angry Shoppers


Shoppers flock to retailers every Black Friday in hopes of securing the best deals on the year’s hottest products. There are many nasty aspects of Black Friday — the long lines, the overzealous shoppers, the limited stock of items — but phony pricing and fake sales shouldn’t be among them. But that’s exactly what happened to folks in Los Angeles during the 2016 holiday season, leading to the biggest Black Friday lawsuit in history. In December of 2016, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office sued J.C. Penney, Sears, Macy’s, and Kohl’s for a practice called “false reference pricing,” a nefarious tactic whereby retailers lie about the original price of an item to make a discount appear bigger than it actually is. For example, Sears sold a Kenmore washing machine at a “sale price” of $999.99, compared to a “regular price” of $1,179.99. The problem was the so-called sale price was actually the price that product was offered at every day. Therefore, it wasn’t actually on sale. Duping your customers is a bad business practice, but what makes it illegal? Well, California law requires that retailers post a retail price no higher than what the product was sold at within three months prior to the ad. “Families today … are striving to get the very most they can get from an extremely hard-earned holiday shopping dollar,” said LA City Attorney Mike Feuer. “They deserve to make an informed decision.” After the suit was brought against them, the retailers all quickly moved to settle, promising to never engage in false reference pricing again. Most retailers offer discounts around the holidays to encourage shoppers to come into their stores or visit their websites. Promotions and sales are great tools in any business’s arsenal, provided they aren’t out to mislead customers. Big-box stores may try to manipulate innocent people, and it’s up to aggrieved customers to hold those corporations accountable. Nearly every year, you’ll read about a class-action lawsuit that develops in response to the shady tactics of businesses eager to secure those holiday shopping dollars. Are there great bargains to be had on Black Friday? Of course. But if something sounds too good to be true, it very well might be. Keep your eyes peeled and don’t let retailers trick you into a purchase you wouldn’t make otherwise.

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HolidayRoast PrimeRib

Looking for an easy holiday roast that still feels elegant enough for the occasion? Look no further than this delicious prime rib flavored with garlic, thyme, and red wine. INGREDIENTS

1 bone-in prime rib (6–7 pounds)

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4 cups beef stock

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 cups red wine

DIRECTIONS 1. 30 minutes before cooking, remove roast from fridge and let sit until it reaches room temperature. 2. Heat oven to 350 F. 3. Make small slits in prime rib and stuff with slices of garlic. Liberally season with salt and pepper. 4. Place a rack inside a roasting pan and roast prime rib for 2 hours, until medium-rare. 5. To make au jus, place roasting pan with drippings from roast over 2 burners on high. Add wine and scrape pan as liquid reduces. Add beef stock and cook until reduced by half. Finally, sprinkle in thyme. 6. Slice roast and serve topped with au jus. | 3

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Yearly Yuletide in Santa Claus, Indiana This one’s for the Christmas lover. If you can’t make it out to Santa Claus, Indiana, this holiday season, you can still celebrate Christmas in this tiny Midwestern town in January, June, or even October. Embracing its unique name, the town boasts a museum, holiday shopping center, and a Christmas theme park. In a moving tribute, the town’s residents also write responses to children’s letters to Kris Kringle himself. It’s impossible to avoid holiday cheer in this town. Disney World’s Christmas Magic What better place to celebrate the most magical time of the year than in the most magical place on Earth? Walt Disney World’s halls are decked to the max with a parade, gingerbread homes, strings of lights, and festive parties. Plus, costs to visit Disney World can be cheaper during the Christmas season, so keep an eye out for a vacation steal.

There’s nothing quite like the magical lights of the holiday season, and some destinations in the U.S. have perfected the craft of holiday decoration. If you’re looking to get away this December and still engage in seasonal festivities, add one of these places to your must-visit list. New York City’s Rockefeller Center New York City is an iconic location for Christmastime. The scene is like a Hallmark card: Ice-skating lovers whiz past miles of twinkling lights underneath an exceptionally tall and amply decorated tree. The tree is specially selected by Rockefeller Center’s landscaping crews, who scout out trees years in advance. It remains lit from November to early January, so you have plenty of time to check it out. Ranch Christmas in Jackson, Wyoming Jackson, Wyoming, takes its frontier culture to the next level during the Christmas season.

All year, the city proudly displays four elk antler arches, but around the holidays, they are lit up with white string lights and flanked by snow. The Christmas decorations and lights surrounding the archway make for a Western- themed holiday pulled right out of a John Wayne classic. For holiday admirers looking for a unique spin, Jackson has you covered.

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