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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/
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jul 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Jul 17

    Two More Texans Plead Guilty in $6.5M Diamond Investment Scam

    Two More Texans Plead Guilty in $6.5M Diamond Investment Scam
    Jay Bruce Heimburger, a Dallas man, has pleaded guilty to mail fraud over his involvement in a $6.4M investment scam that allegedly took place from about March 2011 to November 2013. He faces up to more than 20 years in prison, has to pay a…
  • Jul 15

    Financier Who Bilked Family and Friends of $23M Investment Fraud Gets Three Years in Prison

    Financier Who Bilked Family and Friends of $23M Investment Fraud Gets Three Years in Prison
    Haena Park, the Harvard-educated financier who pleaded guilty to the commodities fraud that bilked over 40 investors of more than $23M, is sentenced to three years in prison. Park defrauded friends and family over six years, beginning in…
  • Jul 13

    14 People Charged In $14.7M Stock Rigging Fraud That Bilked Senior Investor

    14 People Charged In $14.7M Stock Rigging Fraud That Bilked Senior Investor
    According to prosecutors, criminal charges have been brought against 14 people over their alleged involvement in a $14.7M investment scam that primarily targeted older investors. The US Attorney’s office alleges that between 1/2014 and…
Rank this Week: 204

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 27

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was honored last week at the Florida Bar annual convention for his 6 years of dedicated service volunteering on the Small Claims Rules Committee.  That Committee of the Florida Bar is responsible for recommending changes…
  • May 5

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Our client was a defendant in a lawsuit filed against them by the law firm of Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L.  Attorney Dana M. Stern was the lead attorney who represented Cavalry SPV l, LLC, as Assignee of Citibank, N. A.  We were…
  • May 3

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim
    Shortly after purchasing a used car, our client experienced several significant problems with it.  Despite our client’s attempts to resolve this with the dealer, the car was repossessed, and our client did not receive a refund of…
Rank this Week: 256

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
  • Jul 18

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, -- Fed. Appx. --- (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017)On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially…
  • Jul 18

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning
    Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3014273, -- F.3d --, No. 16-2768 (3d Cir. Jul. 6, 2017)District court opinion discussed previously here. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name…
Rank this Week: 290

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 333

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/
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
  • Apr 5

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  NCO Portfolio Management is suing you for an old junk debt. WHO IS NCO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, INC.?: NCO Portfolio Management is an infamous…
Rank this Week: 399

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 325

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
Rank this Week: 384

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 398

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 21

    Happy 6th anniversary to the CFPB and our blog

    Happy 6th anniversary to the CFPB and our blog
    Today is the sixth anniversary of the CFPB. I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the sixth anniversary of our blog which was launched on the same day that the CFPB became operational.  I also want to acknowledge the members in…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB Loses Another RESPA Case

    CFPB Loses Another RESPA Case
    A federal district court recently ruled against the CFPB in a long-standing case under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) involving a Louisville, Kentucky law firm Borders & Borders, PLC (Borders).  In the case, CFPB…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB issues Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda

    CFPB issues Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda
    The CFPB’s Spring 2017 rulemaking agenda has been published as part of the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  The preamble indicates that the information in the agenda is current as of April…
Rank this Week: 425

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/
Rank this Week: 464

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: 407

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jul 19

    Please Nominate Wexler Wallace for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Please Nominate Wexler Wallace for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Friends of the blog, The Wexler Wallace blog is a project we’re all extremely proud of. It’s not always easy to… Read More The post Please Nominate Wexler Wallace for the ABA Blawg 100! appeared first on Wexler Wallace…
  • Jul 18

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act – An Irreconcilable Solution

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act – An Irreconcilable Solution
    On June 22, 2017, Senate Republicans introduced a draft version of their Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) repeal bill – the… Read More The post The Better Care Reconciliation Act – An Irreconcilable Solution…
  • Jul 12

    Help Preserve Net Neutrality on the Internet-Wide Day of Action

    Help Preserve Net Neutrality on the Internet-Wide Day of Action
    If you visit any of your favorite websites today, there’s a good chance you’ll be made aware of a concerted… Read More The post Help Preserve Net Neutrality on the Internet-Wide Day of Action appeared first on Wexler…
Rank this Week: 433

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: 515

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Focused on medical malpractice, specifically in the Podiatric field. By Michael A. Quinn.

http://www.podiatrymalpracticeblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)
     A Grifton podiatrist was sentenced to probation and a fine for a drug charge. Dr. Paul Joseph Civatte, 52, was given a sentence of 12 months of probation and a  fine for a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The case dated…
  • Apr 7

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)
    Dr. Dave Dai Quang Pham, a St. Louis podiatrist, is accused of trying to exchange prescription drugs for sex. The St. Francois County Prosecutor charged 49-year-old Dr. Pham with possession of a controlled substance with intent to…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)
    A St. Louis, Missouri podiatrist has plead guilty to obstructing a federal audit when she provided the Medicare program with a false and backdated treatment record, U.S.  said Thursday.
Rank this Week: 419

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 576

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 20

    HuffPo Repost: Blocking the Courts: The Trump Triple Threat

    HuffPo Repost: Blocking the Courts: The Trump Triple Threat
    One thing seems undeniably true about the health care bill’s demise: when the public has a right to something, it’s pretty hard for politicians to take that away. But things aren’t always so simple, especially when the…
  • Jul 5

    Policing: Congress’ Bad New Federal Idea

    Policing: Congress’ Bad New Federal Idea
    On this very sad anniversary of the senseless police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, we are reminded of two subsequent after-effects/events: the horrendous ambush killing of three Baton Rouge police officers 12 days later; and, to…
  • Jun 26

    HuffPo Repost: Big Pharma Worms Its Way Into Congress’ Medical Malpractice Bill

    HuffPo Repost: Big Pharma Worms Its Way Into Congress’ Medical Malpractice Bill
    While the nation pays close attention to the Senate’s health care bill this week, the U.S. House of Representatives intends to do more egregious harm to everyday people who encounter the health care system. On Wednesday, the House will…
Rank this Week: 594

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Jul 10

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparer Problem

    Bankruptcy Petition Preparer Problem
    In looking for advice and services in preparation for a bankruptcy filing, you may have come across advertisements or solicitations from a bankruptcy petition preparer, and noticed that these individuals are somewhat cheaper in cost than…
  • Jul 4

    Debts That Are Not Dischargeable

    Debts That Are Not Dischargeable
    So you want to file a bankruptcy case, and get rid of your debts? Chances are, it may always be discharged, which can happen in broadly two scenarios. One: certain kinds of debts are not dischargeable; two: a debt may not be discharged…
  • Jul 2

    Can I Skip Credit Counseling in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Skip Credit Counseling in Bankruptcy?
    There are two parts to every bankruptcy that takes place in the United States, per the Bankruptcy code: an “entry” credit counseling to be completed prior to filing bankruptcy in Dayton, and an “exit” credit counseling…
Rank this Week: 786

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork

    Student Loan Debt Could be Erased by Missing Paperwork
    Private student loan debts – possibly tens of thousands of them, worth $5 billion – could be wiped away completely unless creditors start producing the proper paperwork. In a series of events that mirror that of the 2008 housing…
  • Jul 19

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement

    Closing the Income Inequality Gap with Antitrust Law Enforcement
    It’s well-established that free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy. When competition is aggressive among open-market sellers, both businesses and individuals are supposed to benefit from higher quality services and…
  • Jun 27

    Report: Strong Consumer Protections Benefit American

    Report: Strong Consumer Protections Benefit American
    In the wake of the economic crisis largely fueled by weak financial regulations and poor consumer protections, the federal government enacted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It was part of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act,…
Rank this Week: 852

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: 912

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/
  • Jul 16

    When is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?

    When is the Filed Rate Doctrine a Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit?
    The doctrine of federal antitrust law includes several immunities and exemptions—entire areas that are off limits to certain antitrust actions. This can be confusing, especially because these “exceptions” arise, grow, and…
  • Jun 19

    The Antitrust Laws Do Not Allow Real Estate Agents to Jointly Fix or Set Prices or Commission

    The Antitrust Laws Do Not Allow Real Estate Agents to Jointly Fix or Set Prices or Commission
    If you have sold or purchased a home recently, you might be under the impression that real estate commissions—the price to engage a real estate broker—are fixed or otherwise set by law in different geographic markets. They…
  • Jun 6

    How this Antitrust Lawyer Counsels Clients on Risk in the Business World

    How this Antitrust Lawyer Counsels Clients on Risk in the Business World
    You may not realize this, but a lot of people don’t like lawyers. We even have our own genre of comedy that predates Shakespeare: lawyer jokes. Here is a common example: What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good…
Rank this Week: 1505

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: 1411

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/
  • Jun 6

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector
    You take a break at work and find some voice mail messages. The weird thing is that your phone did not ring. How did these messages get here? Lilian Min at Cosmopolitan covers this in a new story she has...
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
Rank this Week: 1335

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 1522

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 1380

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/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 1110

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: 1243

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 1355

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 16

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…
    Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business?  Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their…
  • Mar 16

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit
    Turns out your herbal supplement now contain absolutely ZERO active ingredients despite  the label.  The following supplements are under investigation: GNC’s “Herbal Plus” brand Gingko Biloba; St.…
  • Mar 16

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde
    We’re now accepting plaintiffs who seek representation against Lumber Liquidators for selling Chinese manufactured wood flooring containing — wait for it — formaldehyde. Here’s the quick scoop: Lumber…
Rank this Week: 969

Norris Law Firm Blog

Norris Law Firm Blog

Covers areas of concern to North Carolina consumers, including lemon law, consumer law, auto vehicle repossessions.

http://www.lemonlawnc.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?
    So now @General Mills is forcing you to arbitrate disputes simply by engaging with them in an online forum, or even using a coupon to purchase one of its products!  Could you imagine that using a coupon for .25c off a box of cereal meant…
  • Apr 11

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?
    There has been a lot of news lately about vehicle recalls, especially with the GM Ignition Recalls fiasco.  This leads to an interesting question of whether someone who has recently, but unwittingly, purchased a vehicle that falls under…
  • Apr 4

    YoYo Jury Verdict Upheld By NC Court of Appeal

    YoYo Jury Verdict Upheld By NC Court of Appeal
    NC Court of Appeals Upholds Jury Verdict for Dealership in a YoYo Sales In March, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming a jury verdict on an auto fraud case involving yoyo sales.   In Patterson v.…
Rank this Week: 1460

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: 1200

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: 1374

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/
Rank this Week: 3915

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
  • Jul 18

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action
    Over the past few months, a new trend has emerged that has ramifications for virtually every participant in the online retail space: a rise in the number of class action claims challenging allegedly excessive shipping and handling fees.…
Rank this Week: 1638

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Jul 20

    CFPB Offers Smaller HELOC Lenders Temporary Relief from HMDA Coverage; HMDA Changes Still Loom In the Future

    CFPB Offers Smaller HELOC Lenders Temporary Relief from HMDA Coverage; HMDA Changes Still Loom In the Future
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed Friday to temporarily relax the scope of upcoming changes to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), by raising one threshold for HMDA reporting. Under…
  • Jul 14

    The Sound of Shoes Dropping: CFPB Moves to Bar Class Action Waiver

    The Sound of Shoes Dropping: CFPB Moves to Bar Class Action Waiver
    On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) dropped the other shoe and issued final rules prohibiting “providers of consumer financial products and services in the core consumer financial markets of lending money,…
  • Jun 30

    Fourth Corner Credit Union Obtains Pyrrhic Victory for Marijuana Banking

    Fourth Corner Credit Union Obtains Pyrrhic Victory for Marijuana Banking
    The long-awaited  Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the case of Fourth Corner Credit Union v. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City was issued this week. In short: the would-be credit union, formed to serve participants in the…
Rank this Week: 2154

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3609

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 17

    Now Here’s a Juicy Story…

    Now Here’s a Juicy Story…
    There’s an old joke about how cheap chicken soup is actually made. They merely dunk a whole chicken in a pot of water, then immediately remove it and dunk it into the next pot. That’s the feeling we get with Juicy Juice’s…
  • Jul 10

    Report: Amazon Still Promoting Phony Discount

    Report: Amazon Still Promoting Phony Discount
    For years, Amazon has often used the “manufacturer’s suggested list price (MSRP)” as a reference price for many products to be able to claim that Amazon’s current selling price would save shoppers a huge sum of money.…
  • Jul 3

    Toilet Paper Roll Claims Roil

    Toilet Paper Roll Claims Roil
    Toilet paper claims on packages make consumers believe the rolls are bigger than they really are. We give you the straight poop.
Rank this Week: 2222

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Jul 16

    Have You Arbitrarily Been Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

    Have You Arbitrarily Been Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
    We’ve been spending quite of bit of time lately researching all the ins and outs of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (“PSLF”).  One of the issues that has caught our attention is the failure to communicate to FFEL…
  • Jul 11

    Deadline July 12 to Submit Comments to DeVos to Prevent Fraud by For-Profit School

    Deadline July 12 to Submit Comments to DeVos to Prevent Fraud by For-Profit School
    If you have a few minutes to add your comments, every little bit helps. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced that the U.S. Education Department is reconsidering rules adopted last year to protect students and to prevent fraud by…
  • Jul 7

    How Much Debt is Too Much?

    How Much Debt is Too Much?
    I ran across a pretty helpful newsletter the other day with good tips about how to manage your debt.  It’s called The Dollar Stretcher.  At this link, there is a pretty helpful guide as to determining how much debt may be too…
Rank this Week: 3448

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?
    It takes a lot of courage to report illegal or fraudulent misconduct by one’s own employer.  This is because being a whistleblower carries significant risks.  Whistleblowers not only risk their current employment, but possible…
  • Jul 7

    Can I Sue My Financial Advisor for Elder Abuse?

    Can I Sue My Financial Advisor for Elder Abuse?
    Financial exploitation of the elderly by a financial advisor can take many shapes and forms, and, though sometimes hard to prove, it is indeed possible to recover one’s financial losses from the broker or financial institution who…
  • Jun 22

    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5?

    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5?
    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5? Financial firms that deal in securities do carry legal liability for filing a Form U5 with false information, and financial advisors can indeed sue their former firms for filing an…
Rank this Week: 3091

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 3467

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    How is Child Support Calculated in Florida

    How is Child Support Calculated in Florida
    Child support can be a difficult and emotional issue to navigate. The main purpose of child support is to ensure that the needs of children of divorced parents are being met. If you’re going through a divorce you may be confused about…
  • Jun 19

    Can A Creditor Other Than My Mortgage Company Take My Home?

    Can A Creditor Other Than My Mortgage Company Take My Home?
    If you have fallen behind on paying your bills, you may be wondering if you could lose your home. When facing financial turmoil, this is naturally what folks fear most. Fortunately, your home is safe from any creditors who do not have a…
  • Jun 5

    How Assets Get Divided in a Divorce in Florida

    How Assets Get Divided in a Divorce in Florida
    Dividing assets in a divorce can be a very difficult process. Things become even more complex when there are significant assets involved or if the couple divorcing is at all hostile. Since all states have different laws regarding the division…
Rank this Week: 3670

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: 2849