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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 24

    Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

    Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely
    Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of…
  • Oct 23

    Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System

    Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System
    Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA's data collection on Americans, and about the government's use of zero-day…
  • Oct 22

    This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature

    This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature
    The Log Jammer blends into a natural setting to cut off that constant remote communication---to force people to experience the place they're in. The post This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature appeared…
Rank this Week: 27

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 20

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy Soffler, Esq., Jonathan Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina Gayle,…
  • Oct 20

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client: Bryant Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Client Review: Mr. Rudnitsky put my wife and me right at ease and was very understanding about the retail open credit suit we had. He settled the case quickly…
  • Oct 10

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I have requested the services of the Rudnitsky Law Firm multiple times now. Each time, the experience has been a positive one. Throughout the process for…
Rank this Week: 72

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 107

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 25

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element
    Entering default judgments is big business in the court system. The vast majority of default judgments in credit-card lawsuits are entered by clerks without a judge's review. This mode of "ministerial" judgment entry by clerks is permissible…
  • Oct 24

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche
    The New York Court of Appeals affirmed the state's "separate entity rule," a century-old law that prevents the seizure of foreign accounts through service of a restraining notice on a U.S. bank branch. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan,[1] a…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
Rank this Week: 120

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Oct 23

    On-Line Arbitration Clauses Common, NYT Report

    On-Line Arbitration Clauses Common, NYT Report
    The furor last spring over General Mills's attempt to require anyone who used its websites to arbitrate all claims against the company, which led to a highly publicized return to sanity by the company, hasn't deterred on-line retailers from…
  • Oct 23

    OT: Civil Procedure Humor

    OT: Civil Procedure Humor
    by Jeff Sovern This is not consumer law, but perhaps readers of the blog will appreciate some Civil Procedure humor. I asked my CivPro students to write haikus about the course. Some samples: Minimum contacts Then to hell with sovereignty...
  • Oct 22

    Wilson on Prepaid Card

    Wilson on Prepaid Card
    Catherine Lee Wilson of Nebraska has written Making Prepaid Safe for Consumers: A Framework for Providing Deposit Insurance and Regulation E Protections, Forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. Here's the…
Rank this Week: 165

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    SEC Approves Regulations Involving REIT Prices and Arbitration Fraud Intervention

    SEC Approves Regulations Involving REIT Prices and Arbitration Fraud Intervention
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-proposed rule that would create greater transparency of Nontraded real estate investment trusts. Under the new rule, investors will have to be…
  • Oct 17

    SEC Wants to Bar Ex-Broker for Allegedly Misappropriating $2M

    SEC Wants to Bar Ex-Broker for Allegedly Misappropriating $2M
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken action to bar Paul Marshall, an ex-investment adviser and broker from the industry. Marshall is accused of misappropriating $2M in client assets. Last year, the SEC charged him and his…
  • Oct 17

    Ex-Ameriprise Adviser Pleads Guilty To Nearly $1M Fraud

    Ex-Ameriprise Adviser Pleads Guilty To Nearly $1M Fraud
    SusanWalker, an ex investment adviser with Ameriprise Financial Inc. (AMP), has pleaded guilty to bilking two dozen clients of $980,000. She stole the funds from clients between ’08 and ’13, using the money to cover her own…
Rank this Week: 179

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 264

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 339

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
  • Oct 22

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
  • Oct 22

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?

    Are You Sure That's Your Testimony?
    Yves Smith has had some great coverage of the AIG bailout trail over on Naked Capitalism. While the litigation, as Yves has characterized it, is a bit like a brawl between the ugly stepsisters, it's telling us all kinds of...
Rank this Week: 359

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 356

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?
    By Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen by a debt collector who was awarded a judgment against you in a lawsuit on an old debt.  You just got paid and you need that…
  • Sep 24

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
  • Sep 22

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
Rank this Week: 410

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 589

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

http://fdcpalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 609

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved
    The Oregon Bankruptcy Court’s recent ruling in In Re Watt requires a mortgage holder to accept title to a home surrendered in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Prior to In Re Watt, a borrower could surrender a home in Chapter 13…
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score
    Oregon bankruptcy filers with bottom of the barrel credit scores might find that the quickest and easiest way to increase their credit scores in the wake of a bankruptcy filing is to become an authorized user on a family member’s credit…
  • Oct 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 684

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

Features motor vehicle and lemon law issues, news and updates. By Ronald Burdge.

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!
    Where Can You Complain About a Car Dealer?Yesterday we gave you a list of places where you can complain if you end up with a lemon and your dealer won't help you, or if you get ripped off by a car dealer, what some folks call "car sales…
  • Oct 24

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)
    Who Ya Gonna Call?Angry car buyers who were ripped off by a car dealer or who end up with a lemon, often ask who they can write or call or email to complain about what happened to them. Often your complaint may be answered and your problem…
  • Oct 21

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"
    Get it free. Use it to protect yourself.You have more legal rights than you know. And now there's a free book that tells you all about your legal rights as a consumer in the marketplace.There are a lot of consumer protection laws in every…
Rank this Week: 689

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
Rank this Week: 714

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
Rank this Week: 748

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • May 9

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue
    I previously wrote about Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times and his a great story on debt collection tactics. Jim's first paragraph tells the story of most people these days: "Hard economic times have helped push millions of Americans…
  • Apr 18

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?
    Question: I co-signed for a friend for a loan. She stopped making payments. I am now getting calls from the creditor. Am I responsible? A: Yes, you are responsible. The creditor can sue you for the full amount of the...
  • Apr 11

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
Rank this Week: 694

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 932

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    How to Vacate a Default Judgment

    How to Vacate a Default Judgment
    I recently met a client who first learned that she had been sued when she received a post card in the mail from the court indicating that a default judgment had been entered against her.  Frequently I meet clients who first learn of a…
  • Oct 4

    Homeowners May Sue Banks for Denial of Loan Modification

    Homeowners May Sue Banks for Denial of Loan Modification
      The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a homeowner has a private right of action to sue their mortgage lender when the bank fails to properly process the application.  Topchain v JPMorgan Chase, No. 13-2128 (8th Cir.…
  • Sep 22

    No Money Down Chapter 7

    No Money Down Chapter 7
    It costs a lot of money to go broke, literally.  Chapter 7 fees vary from case to case, but the average case filed in Nebraska ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the attorney hired.  Clients…
Rank this Week: 924

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 1067

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1057

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    CFPB Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss in First Enforcement Action Against a Law Firm

    CFPB Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss in First Enforcement Action Against a Law Firm
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIn response to Frederick J. Hanna & Associates’ Motion to Dismiss, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Sep 30

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Prior Express Consent Under TCPA, Reverses Mai

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Prior Express Consent Under TCPA, Reverses Mai
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsWith its decision in Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC still leaving a bad taste in the collection industry’s mouth,…
  • Sep 24

    ‘Four-Second Review’ Decision Cited in Meaningful Involvement Class Action

    ‘Four-Second Review’ Decision Cited in Meaningful Involvement Class Action
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsFollowing on the heels of a June 30 decision finding that a New Jersey law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection…
Rank this Week: 947

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama
    You can now watch the above video which gives you the complete overview and discussion of the 5 options you have when you are sued by any debt collector or debt buyer in Alabama including Cavalry, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Portfolio…
  • Aug 20

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case
    Hiring a lawyer to settle the case is a valid option. The objective here is to resolve the case and to get the best deal possible, including getting rid of any credit reporting by the debt collector who sued you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 17

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
Rank this Week: 988

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1043

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1031

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto recalls, California lemon law, and unfair and deceptive business practices. By Law Offices of Howard D. Silver.

http://www.california-lemon-law-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay
    As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking…
  • Jul 3

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle
    As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.…
  • Jun 21

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 1024

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 928

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 881

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1090

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1113

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 24

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule

    Federal agencies adopt Dodd-Frank risk retention rule
    Marc Patterson On October 22, 2014, six federal agencies adopted the final Credit Risk Retention Rule under Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The final rule will require sponsors of securitizations to retain an economic interest in the…
  • Oct 23

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register

    CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB published the compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin 2014-01) regarding mortgage servicing transfers that it previously issued on August 19, 2014 (New…
  • Oct 23

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority

    Defendants file appeal in NY regulator’s lawsuit using Dodd-Frank authority
    Barbara S. Mishkin The defendants in the lawsuit brought by Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services, using his Dodd-Frank enforcement authority have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 1270

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 1216

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    CHECK YOUR CAR FOR RECALLS!!!

    CHECK YOUR CAR FOR RECALLS!!!
    The government has created a new web site where you can see if your car has been repaired on a recall. Click here RECALLS Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's brand new search tool permits…
  • Jul 23

    Division of Consumer Affairs and Home Contractor

    Division of Consumer Affairs and Home Contractor
    New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 68 Home Improvement Contractors for a Total of $1.3 Million in Penalties and Consumer Restitution Due to Alleged Violations of Consumer Protection Laws The Division of Consumer Affairs published…
  • Jul 18

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection
    A Class action was filed against Subaru and there are extensive rights for Subaru owners. NJ Lemon Law rights A list of the procedures Lemon Law Help
Rank this Week: 1293

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 28

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected
    Readers know we don't have the resources here to update every case we post on, but here is an update on a case we posted about nearly six years ago.    See Henry v. St. Croix Alumina, LLC, No. 12-1844 (3rd Cir.…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance
    Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued one draft and three final guidance documents related to the use of nanotechnology in regulated products. One final guidance addresses the agency’s overall approach for…
  • Jul 18

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a defendant will not have to pay a $12 million verdict in an asbestos case because there was inadequate proof the company’s products actually caused the alleged injury. See Bostic, et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 1455

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 13

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1213

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1540

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 1472

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 1364

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 1506

California Lemon Law News

California Lemon Law News

Coveres issues related to lemon vehicles in California. By Barnes & Farrell.

http://www.lemonlaw-attorneys.com
Rank this Week: 1140

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 1477

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1115

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Oct 23

    Politico and BP, Sittin’ in a Tree

    Politico and BP, Sittin’ in a Tree
    The irony of today's PopTort is palpable. In 2011, Politico ran a story headlined, “Public opinion of media never worse.” In a seeming attempt to enlighten us as to what might generate such distrust, (as explained by Erik Wemple…
  • Oct 21

    The Latest Innovations in Auto Safety: Shrapnel and Harpoon

    The Latest Innovations in Auto Safety: Shrapnel and Harpoon
    Since when did cars become war zones? Of course they used to be. Back in the 1950s and 1960s when, during car crashes, “Drivers were impaled on rigid steering wheel columns.… Unpadded dashboards and the sharp edges and ashtrays…
  • Oct 16

    Hospital Infections - A New Coal Mine Canary

    Hospital Infections - A New Coal Mine Canary
    Does it really take a plague to get some attention around here? Nurses are on an understandable rampage about lax infection controls at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which has now left two nurses fighting for their lives after having…
Rank this Week: 2385

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
  • Oct 15

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION
    Many Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collection. Our own, Chip Park, is about to file a class action lawsuit against these debt collectors for violating fair debt…
  • Oct 13

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS
    In a blockbuster article last month the Center for Public Integrity documented what foreclosure defense attorneys have known for years: there is little if any due process for homeowners in Florida's foreclosure courts. The foreclosure…
Rank this Week: 2148