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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 23

    Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht

    Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht
    As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the…
  • Jan 23

    Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna

    Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna
    The specific hackers behind the Sony breach and data leaks may never be identified or arrested. But authorities say they have caught a hacker behind another high-profile breach: the intrusion into computers owned by Madonna, which resulted in…
  • Jan 22

    Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

    Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack
    Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in prison.…
Rank this Week: 23

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 18

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed
    Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. retained the law firm of Rubin and Debski, P.A. (now known as Debski & Associates, P.A.) to sue our client on a credit card debt.  In addition to collecting on the debt itself, the debt collection lawyers…
  • Jan 8

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit
    Our client was looking for a reliable and dependable car for her family.  Even though she asked numerous questions before buying the car, she later discovered the car she bought was not what it had been represented to be, and was far…
  • Jan 7

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice
    Our client purchased a vehicle based on the mileage that was advertised by the used car dealership.  Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, he discovered there were almost twice as many miles on the vehicle than what had been advertised,…
Rank this Week: 58

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Transformative use of the day: Washington's football team edition

    Transformative use of the day: Washington's football team edition
    This ad uses footage of Washington's team to make the point that its racially inflammatory name and mascot are unnecessary.  Consider the TM and copyright implications!http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 20

    Q of the day: is this enough disclosure?

    Q of the day: is this enough disclosure?
    Steve Clowney argues that Prawsfblawg's disclosures of West-sponsored content aren't enough, given how much a sponsored post looks like a regular post.  How would you advise a client to comply with the FTC's guidance here?  Would…
  • Jan 20

    Dial U for unfair competition?

    Dial U for unfair competition?
    Liveperson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer, Inc., 2015 WL 170348, No. 14 Civ. 1559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015) LivePerson “provides customers with live-interaction and customer engagement technology for e-commerce websites, enabling businesses…
Rank this Week: 72

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 14

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below seems to fairly summarize CPLR § 5208…
  • Jan 12

    What is a Judgment Lien?

    What is a Judgment Lien?
    A judgment lien is created after the entry of a judgment. If you've been sued and lost the case by default (you didn't formally respond) or you lost on the merits, you are the judgment debtor. Your nonexempt property is subject to a lien. A…
  • Jan 6

    How the Homestead Exemption Works in New York

    How the Homestead Exemption Works in New York
    The government's policy in implementing the homestead exemption in CPLR § 5206 is to protect from seizure the reasonable living requirements of the debtor and his or her family. The same rational applies to protecting exemption amounts…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Jan 16

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M

    UBS Settles SEC Dark Pool Case for $14M
    A UBS AG (UBS) subsidiary has consented to pay $14.4 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission claims that the firm committed violations involving the marketing and operation of its dark pool. The subsidiary, UBS Securities LLC,…
  • Jan 15

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy

    SEC Accuses Canadian Man of Fraudulent Trading Scam, Use of “Layering” Strategy
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging a Canadian citizen with running a market manipulation scam that involved making orders to trick others into selling or purchasing U.S. publicly traded stocks at prices that were depressed or…
  • Jan 13

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior

    Investment Adviser News: Barred Representative is Now a Finance Coach, Bellingham Man Gets Prison Term for Bilking Senior
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, ex-investment adviser Sherwin Brown is continuing to offer financial advice even though the regulator barred him from the industry and ordered him to pay $1.3 million for allegedly…
Rank this Week: 278

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 293

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/
  • Jan 23

    Shockingly, They Are Hypocrites – Just Like Everyone Else

    Shockingly, They Are Hypocrites – Just Like Everyone Else
    As Germany vs. Greece, and Germany vs. the EU Southern and Western edges, heats up yet again, some important historical context, over at Spiegel.
  • Jan 23

    Businesses Need Certainty; Distressed Businesses Need It Even More

    Businesses Need Certainty; Distressed Businesses Need It Even More
    The general counsel of a financially distressed company calls you. She of course clearly states that her company does not need to file a chapter 11 case, but she is curious to understand how a chapter 11 case might work...
  • Jan 22

    Let’s Not Just Create Jobs, Let’s Save Them, Too

    Let’s Not Just Create Jobs, Let’s Save Them, Too
    In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama talked a lot about job creation. I am all for growing the economy and creating more U.S. jobs, but I also am for saving jobs and keeping people employed...
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Jan 23

    More historical perspective on the Fair Housing Act

    More historical perspective on the Fair Housing Act
    As we've discussed recently, the Supreme Court is set to decide by June whether the Fair Housing Act covers policies and practices that contribute to racial segregation in housing where there has been no showing they were intended to do...
  • Jan 23

    "Is Racial Segregation Legal, If It's Not Deliberate?"

    "Is Racial Segregation Legal, If It's Not Deliberate?"
    That's the question posed by law professor and writer Garrett Epps in this article about Wednesday's Supreme Court oral argument (and the issues raised by it) in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities…
  • Jan 22

    Elizabeth Warren op-ed on what's at stake in the fair housing case

    Elizabeth Warren op-ed on what's at stake in the fair housing case
    Here, in the Washington Post
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Jan 23

    Debt Buyer LVNV Funding LLC Filed 3,546 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014

    Debt Buyer LVNV Funding LLC Filed 3,546 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum LVNV Funding LLC is an notorious “debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.…
  • Jan 22

    Debt Buyer Cavalry Portfolio Services Filed 2,516 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014

    Debt Buyer Cavalry Portfolio Services Filed 2,516 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Cavalry Portfolio Services is an notorious “debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the…
  • Jan 21

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Filed 6,721 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Filed 6,721 New York Debt Collection Cases In 2014
    By: Robert J. Nahoum CACH, LLC is an notorious “debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar. According to…
Rank this Week: 401

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/
  • Jan 23

    FTC Director Rich: Greater Transparency Needed in Post-Mad Men Era of Online Advertising

    FTC Director Rich: Greater Transparency Needed in Post-Mad Men Era of Online Advertising
    The world of the popular television show Mad Men may be glamorous, but according to the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Jessica Rich, it depicts more fiction than fact about modern advertising…
  • Jan 22

    World Economic Forum Releases Framework to Quantify Cyber Threat

    World Economic Forum Releases Framework to Quantify Cyber Threat
    In conjunction with its annual meeting this week, the World Economic Forum released a report on its current efforts to develop a common framework to model and quantify the impact and risk of cyber threats.  The report highlights that…
  • Jan 16

    4 Things You Must Know About the New York Attorney General’s New Data Security Proposal

    4 Things You Must Know About the New York Attorney General’s New Data Security Proposal
    Fast on the heels of President Obama’s proposal to create a national data breach notification standard, yesterday, New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman announced that he will propose legislation that would significantly…
Rank this Week: 506

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: 613

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey
    We were asked the other day why a car dealer who lied to a customer should have to do anything more than merely take back the car and refund their money. Seems some car dealers and their attorneys think that's enough. Paying "more" means…
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
Rank this Week: 547

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: 573

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: 618

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: 577

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jan 22

    Intuit Offering Partial TurboTax Upgrade Rebate

    Intuit Offering Partial TurboTax Upgrade Rebate
    (BOSTON – January 22, 2015) – Following a public outcry from regular TurboTax Deluxe users who learned that the popular tax preparation software’s maker had stripped the program of key functionality this year, Intuit today…
  • Jan 19

    CVS Sued Over Eye Vitamin Claim

    CVS Sued Over Eye Vitamin Claim
      In June 2014, we told you about some misleading claims (see story) made for CVS Advanced Eye Health vitamins, a product which purchasers might mistake for being just like Bausch + Lomb’s PreserVision — a vitamin proven to…
  • Jan 12

    More TurboTax Pricing Game

    More TurboTax Pricing Game
      Our trusty mouse caused a little bit of a stir with last week’s story about Intuit yanking out key functionality from TurboTax Deluxe, and selling it back to customers via a $30 – $40 upgrade charge. There are now over 900…
Rank this Week: 830

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jan 22

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards $271K to Investor-Norfolk, Va.

    FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards $271K to Investor-Norfolk, Va.
    January 16, 2015- Norfolk, Virginia A FINRA arbitration panel has ordered Anderson & Strudwick  to pay a client over $271,000, plus interest and costs after a  hearing to resolve claims that Anderson &…
  • Jan 22

    Fifth Third Securities Ordered to Pay Elderly Customer For Losses on Unsuitable Investment

    Fifth Third Securities Ordered to Pay Elderly Customer For Losses on Unsuitable Investment
    January 16, 2015- Columbus, Ohio A FINRA arbitration panel has ordered Fifth Third Securities and broker Vasumati Amin to pay an elderly client $85,000, plus interest and costs after a  hearing to resolve claims that Fifth Third and Amin…
  • Jan 22

    Losses on Oil and Gas Investments ? They May Be Recoverable

    Losses on Oil and Gas Investments ? They May Be Recoverable
    January 22, 2015 Crude closed below $50 today and natural gas below $3/ mcf. After five years of touting the fact that the U.S. has become energy independent, market forces led by OPEC and Saudi Arabia have chosen to remind us that until…
Rank this Week: 800

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3
    While we all wait anxiously for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, the debt collection industry has completed its own trilogy.  On Jan. 13, the 6th Circuit in Buchanan v. Northland Group applied the same misguided logic of the…
  • Jan 7

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
  • Nov 21

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case
    Like the 80 inches of snow that pummeled Buffalo this week, the crusade against time-barred debt continues to hammer the collection industry.  Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a petition for leave…
Rank this Week: 792

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
  • Jan 10

    Mark Rechner - Debt Collection Attorney Profile

    Mark Rechner - Debt Collection Attorney Profile
    ABOUT MARK RECHNER PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION,LITIGATION RECORD, AND TYPICAL PLEADINGS Mark Rechner, whose full name is Mark August Rechner, is a Dallas-based debt collection attorney with the lawfirm Vincent…
  • Sep 1

    SCOTT PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (lawfirm suing on charged-off credit card debt)

    SCOTT PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. (lawfirm suing on charged-off credit card debt)
    SCOTT, PARNELL & ASSOCIATES, P.C. is a debt collection firm and successor to MICHAEL J SCOTT, P.C. Attorneys listed on the firm's address block on debt suit pleadings (as of July 2014) include the following:Michael J. ScottTeri…
  • Aug 24

    HSBC Bank Nevada, National Association, Las Vegas, Nevada (“HSBC Nevada”) - No longer in existence

    HSBC Bank Nevada, National Association, Las Vegas, Nevada (“HSBC Nevada”) - No longer in existence
    CREDIT CARD DEBT SUITS  BASED ON ACCOUNTS OF HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A. was a national bank that has since ceased to exist. It issued various private label and co-branded cards, including Best Buy and Metris.…
Rank this Week: 811

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 714

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/
  • Jan 22

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies CLS’ Cert. Petition in Iskanian
    On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declined certiorari review of Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. 14-341. In June 2014, the California Supreme Court ruled that class action waivers in arbitration…
  • Jan 20

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time

    CA Supreme Court: Security Guards Must Be Paid for Sleep Time
    On January 8, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision, ruling that employers must pay workers for all time spent on a job site, even if they are on-call or sleeping rather than on-patrol, clarifying the meaning…
  • Jan 14

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.

    Bower v. Inter-Con: CA Ct. of App. Upholds Employer’s Waiver of Arb.
    On December 31, 2014, a California Court of Appeal issued a ruling affirming the trial court’s decision to deny employer Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration of a putative wage-and-hour class action.…
Rank this Week: 911

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jan 22

    Huff Post Repost: Respecting the Seventh Amendment

    Huff Post Repost: Respecting the Seventh Amendment
    There are few democratic institutions in America more embattled than the civil justice system. No matter what one thinks of "tort reform," the political term often used to describe laws to weaken this system, one thing is clear: For the...
  • Jan 21

    Another day, another state judicial campaign bribe story

    Another day, another state judicial campaign bribe story
    Earlier this month, former Arkansas circuit judge Michael Maggio pleaded guilty for accepting a bribe “in the form of a campaign contribution” when, days after taking money from nursing-home owner Michael Morton, he “reduced…
  • Jan 15

    The U.S. Chamber’s Cerebral Disorder

    The U.S. Chamber’s Cerebral Disorder
    A few years ago, the filmmaker Errol Morris wrote a strange and fascinating 5-part series in the New York Times Opinionator blog called “The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It…
Rank this Week: 914

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jan 21

    US Supreme Court Allows Appeal of Terminated Individual Case from MDL Proceeding

    US Supreme Court Allows Appeal of Terminated Individual Case from MDL Proceeding
    The US Supreme Court just issued its decision in an antitrust case called Ellen Gelboim v. Bank of America Corporation. This case arises out of major multi-district litigation (an MDL) centered on allegations that major banks conspired to…
  • Jan 15

    Major League Baseball, an Antitrust Exemption, and the Ninth Circuit

    Major League Baseball, an Antitrust Exemption, and the Ninth Circuit
    Baseball is special. How do we know that? Is it the fact that it has been declared America’s Pastime? Or is it the feelings we have when we smell the freshly cut grass on a sunny spring day? Or is it the acoustics of a wood bat striking…
  • Jan 8

    Are Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law?

    Are Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreements Per Se Illegal Under California Antitrust Law?
    In an earlier blog post, we discussed Leegin and the controversial issue of resale-price maintenance agreements under the federal antitrust laws. I’ve also written about these agreements here. As you might recall, in Leegin Creative…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
  • Nov 28

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment
    There is an odd decision -- or I should say the Plaintiff acted oddly -- and the result was the defendants (LVNV Funding, Northland Group, and Citibank) were dismissed from the case. You can read this decision of Schweitzer v. Northland…
Rank this Week: 1012

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 6

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge
    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the busiest airports in the United States. As such, safety and security are high priorities. In order to promote these goals, the Wayne County Airport Authority Board adopted a new Airport Ordinance in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 865

The Monk Law Firm

The Monk Law Firm

Covers personal injury and consumer law information.

http://blog.themonklawfirm.com/
  • Jan 8

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook
    The State Bar of Texas, as part of their public outreach mission, maintains guides for non-lawyers. One such guide is their "How to Sue in Justice Court" handbook. It was recently updated to account for changes that went into effect on August…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    We wish you all a Happy New Year. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love.
  • Dec 19

    Beware of Loan Modification

    Beware of Loan Modification
    The Texas Bar publishes a pamphlet intended to make consumers aware of potential pitfalls when considering loan modifications. Consider reading it before you go down the road of applying for one yourself. As always, if the pamphlet raises any…
Rank this Week: 1033

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: 1054

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: 902

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: 938

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/
  • Jan 16

    Eighth Circuit Clarifies Cy Pres Rules for Settlement

    Eighth Circuit Clarifies Cy Pres Rules for Settlement
    The  Eighth Circuit last week issued an opinion with a set of new guidelines regarding "cy pres' disbursements in settlements. See In re BankAmerica Corp. Sec. Litig. (Oetting v. Green Jacobsen P.C.),  No. 13-2620 (8th Cir.,…
  • Jan 14

    Design Defect Claim Rejected for Lack of Cost Estimate on Alternative Design

    Design Defect Claim Rejected for Lack of Cost Estimate on Alternative Design
    A federal court in Texas recently rejected design defect claims in a product liability case when plaintiff failed to offer a required cost estimate for the proposed alternative design. See Flynn, et al v. American Honda Motor Co. Inc.,…
  • Jan 12

    Each and Every Exposure Opinion Rejected

    Each and Every Exposure Opinion Rejected
    A federal court recently excluded the specific causation opinions of a plaintiff's expert who asserted the defendant was liable in an asbestos case under a version of the “each and every exposure” theory. See Comardelle v.…
Rank this Week: 1201

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    New Nebraska Student Loan Case: No Discharge When Income-Based Options Exist

    New Nebraska Student Loan Case: No Discharge When Income-Based Options Exist
    Obtaining a discharge of student loans is a rare occurrence these days, and when the loans in question are exclusively Federal loans, the chances of discharging the debt are slim.  The Nebraska bankruptcy court reinforced that reality in…
  • Jan 9

    Bucket List Budgeting–Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund

    Bucket List Budgeting–Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund
    “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”  Warren Buffett Deborah Sutton writes an excellent article in The Desert News about budgeting for the fun things in life.  The word…
  • Jan 5

    Bucket List Budgeting--Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund

    Bucket List Budgeting--Why Everyone Need a Fun Fund
      “Wealth is the transfer of money from the impatient to the patient.”  Warren Buffett   Deborah Sutton writes an excellent article in The Desert News about budgeting for the fun things in life. The word…
Rank this Week: 1817

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/
  • Jan 10

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES
    New Jersey has resolved claims against HIKO energy. It was alleged that this company was making false promises as to savings that customers would receive when they switched their service to HIKO energy. They mislead customers based on the…
  • Dec 6

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product
    If you purchased these products you might have a claim against the retailer for a refund or other damages to your car NJ BAN BANNED MOTOR OIL PRODUCTS: Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 10W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE…
  • Nov 28

    Questions about suing a car dealership

    Questions about suing a car dealership
    People ask me many of these questions: Can I sue car dealership for breach of contract? Can I sue a car dealership for false advertisement? Can I sue a car dealership for lying? Can you sue a car dealership? Can you sue a car dealership…
Rank this Week: 1218

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/
Rank this Week: 1317

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1607

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Nov 5

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car
    We get a lot of calls from people who have unknowingly bought cars from dealers with serious defects. Generally, when a car is sold it comes with an “implied warranty” that the car will be fit to drive. But when a consumer lets…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 1734

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 1753

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: 1573

California Consumer Protection Law…

California Consumer Protection Law Blog

Covers California consumer protection issues, including debt collection and repossession. By the Law Offices of Brandon A. Block.

http://www.bblocklaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act
    California’s Fair Debt Buying Practices Act is now effective, as of January 1, 2014. It applies to any consumer debt sold or resold on or after January 1, 2014. The Fair Debt Buying Practices Act restricts the written statements debt…
  • Feb 1

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act
    The California State Senate has passed the Fair Debt Buyers Practices Act, which will require purchasers of consumer debt (“debt buyers”) to provide documentary evidence to consumers in order to ensure that their collection efforts are…
  • Nov 11

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate
    An earlier post details the two rights a California consumer generally has to get his or her car back following repossession or voluntary surrender of a car. To recap, the first right is to “reinstate” the car loan by paying all amounts…
Rank this Week: 1595

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: 1204

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: 1498

Practical Legal Advice

Practical Legal Advice

Covers consumer and family law issues in Florida. By Carolyn R. Jones.

http://nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida
    Alienation of affection(s) is a legal action, a tort based on willful and malicious interference with marriage relations by a third party. The elements constituting the cause of action are wrongful conduct of the defendant, plaintiff's loss…
  • Nov 15

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?
    Florida does not have a stead fast rule regarding the age that children can stay home alone. Instead the Department of Children's and Families does offer guidance to parents at the criteria they need to consider prior to allowing there…
  • Jul 5

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida
    Child support is a substantial commitment. Under Florida law, child support payments are intended to be used for your child's portion of expenses such as rent, electricity, food, transportation, and his or her hobbies/entertainment. …
Rank this Week: 1345

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: 1473

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: 1347

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

Covers injury, consumer, employment and class action issues in Oregon. By David Paul and David Sugerman.

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

    Signing off
    The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a…
  • Dec 30

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case
    Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq.  The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ…
  • Dec 13

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 1301