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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 23

    Court Forces Mid-Atlantic Finance Company to Honor Its Promises to Our Client

    Court Forces Mid-Atlantic Finance Company to Honor Its Promises to Our Client
    Our client had purchased a vehicle from a small used car dealer, who then assigned the financing contract to Mid-Atlantic Finance Company.  When she was nearly finished making her payments, Mid-Atlantic Finance Company sent her a…
  • Jan 11

    Top of the line debt collector defense

    Top of the line debt collector defense
    Client:  C Client Review:  Mr Taras & Mrs Tina are the best team to work on your debt collection defense! They kept me informed on the progress of my case and got the plaintiff to agree to a settlement and I don’t have to…
  • Jan 6

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you
    Client:  George Client Review:  Mr. Taras and Ms. Tina are so helpful, knowledgeable and will fight for your case as he did mine with a debt suit. They took my case at a flat rate. He does not nickel and dime you. He is pro active…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 97

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: 94

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 115

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/
  • Apr 15

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency

    Trump Can Now Fill Little-Known Position that Affects Consumers, the Comptroller of the Currency
    by Jeff Sovern During the George W. Bush administration, then-Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan, a former bank lobbyist and lawyer, aggressively protected banks by claiming that state anti-predatory lending laws were preempted as to…
  • Apr 15

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction

    Gibson Article on Boilerplate-Free Transaction
    James Gibson of Richmond has written Boilerplate's False Dichotomy, Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming. Here is the abstract: The argument against enforcing boilerplate contracts (i.e., contracts that no one reads) seems clear. Indeed, if…
  • Apr 15

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry

    Trump travel ban may cause large downturn in travel to U.S., in turn harming U.S. tourist industry
    This article by Abha Bharrarai reviews anecdotal evidence and data from Internet searches for flights to the U.S. indicating that, as a result of Trump's travel ban, far fewer people want to travel to the U.S. for tourism, conferences, and...
Rank this Week: 152

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Apr 18

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?
    ============================================================================ The FDCPA is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act — a federal law that governs and regulates debt collectors. Continue reading
  • Apr 14

    Definition: Compensatory Damage

    Definition: Compensatory Damage
    Compensatory damages are designed to help you. The word “damages” means that you’ve been harmed, and that you need to be repaid for those damages. Continue reading
  • Mar 6

    FDCPA — Overshadowing of 1692g language in a homeowner’s association collection letter

    FDCPA — Overshadowing of 1692g language in a homeowner’s association collection letter
    Does a collection letter from a collection law firm seeking payment of an alleged homeowner’s association fee constitute a “debt” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?  Yes it does. The Ninth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 259

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: 478

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/
  • Apr 17

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic

    Thoughts and Frustrations – Jevic
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 14

    Global Preference

    Global Preference
    An important opinion by one of our most knowledgeable bankruptcy judges, Judge Bernstein in Manhattan, may have reached the right result by the wrong path in deciding if a foreign debtor’s Chapter 7 trustee can avoid a foreign transfer…
  • Apr 14

    Secured Transactions in the Funny Page

    Secured Transactions in the Funny Page
    From the always wonderful Pearls Before Swine, some humor for the secured lending crowd.
Rank this Week: 446

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: 342

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 21

    Announcement of new reporting tool for money service businesses by state regulators highlights fintech companie

    Announcement of new reporting tool for money service businesses by state regulators highlights fintech companie
    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued a press release this week in which it announced the April 1 release of a new tool within the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) to streamline reporting by money services…
  • Apr 21

    CFPB proposes revisions to HMDA final rule

    CFPB proposes revisions to HMDA final rule
    On April 13, 2017, the CFPB proposed substantive changes and technical corrections to the 2015 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Final Rule (Final Rule) amending Regulation C.  The proposal, which is discussed in more detail here,…
  • Apr 20

    House to hold April 26 hearing on revised Financial CHOICE Act

    House to hold April 26 hearing on revised Financial CHOICE Act
    The House Financial Services Committee announced that it will hold a hearing on April 26, 2017 to discuss the Financial CHOICE Act.  It also released a discussion draft of a revised version of the bill. In February, Rep. Hensarling,…
Rank this Week: 953

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food

    9th Circuit revives class action against allegedly mislabeled baby food
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., 2017 WL 1396221, --- Fed.Appx. ----, No. 15-15174 (9th Cir. Apr. 19, 2017)Bruton sued Gerber, alleging that labels on certain Gerber baby food products included claims about nutrient and sugar content that were…
  • Apr 20

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission

    Georgetown Tech Law Review seeks submission
    From the editors:The Georgetown Law Technology Review is soliciting content for fall 2017 publication. Founded in 2015, the Review seeks to build a common forum for technologists, lawyers, and policymakers to discuss the increasingly complex…
  • Apr 20

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case

    Presumptions and evidence of causation both work in false advertising case
    Robroy Indus.–Texas, LLC v. Thomas & Betts Corp., No. 15-CV-512, No. 2:16-CV-198, 2017 WL 1370545 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017)T&B and Robroy compete in the market for PVC-coated electrical conduit, which is used to carry electrical…
Rank this Week: 657

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Apr 17

    Class action settlement

    Class action settlement
    Watch this space!
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
Rank this Week: 1222

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: 845

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 11

    Where’s YouTube when you need it?

    Where’s YouTube when you need it?
    There have been boatloads of jokes over the past couple days about those twin PR disasters, Pepsi and United. “Do they share the same PR firm?” “If only Kendall Jenner was on that United Airlines flight with an ice cold...
  • Apr 4

    Welcome Conservatives, Our Valued Civil Justice Partner

    Welcome Conservatives, Our Valued Civil Justice Partner
    Labels can be deceiving. Just ask the food industry. (What do you mean my 100% “natural” chicken wings really aren’t ?) Same with political labels. Take conservative Republicans, for example. “Tort reform” is…
  • Mar 30

    HuffPo Repost: Congress Needs to End its War With the Civil Justice System

    HuffPo Repost: Congress Needs to End its War With the Civil Justice System
    Until recently, you may have been hard pressed to find any positive news coverage of civil lawsuits. You were more likely to see a story about some supposed “jackpot” jury award than coverage of anything positive to come from a...
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Mar 30

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About

    The Nomination Everyone Should Be Talking About
    As President Donald J. Trump continues to make nominations for Cabinet, judicial, and agency posts, curiously little focus has fallen on who will be chosen to head one key financial regulator. While last week, the confirmation hearings of…
  • Mar 27

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14

    OCC’s Fintech Charter Proposal: The End of State Licensing As We Know It? Comments Due April 14
    For nonbank providers of consumer financial services, one of the most challenging parts of doing business is the need to comply with the laws of multiple states. Entities like money transmitters and consumer lenders typically must obtain…
  • Feb 28

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
  • Mar 8

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.
    If  your loan application has been turned down, or if your interest rate is higher than it should be, the first thing you should do is find out why. Under federal law, a lender is required to tell you certain things if it denied your…
Rank this Week: 1250

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: 796

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    Jessie

    Jessie
     I love the people at NW Debt Relief! Bankruptcy is a really stressful situation and to have knowledgeable and friendly people to help you is fantastic! I really want to give a big shout out to Alyssa and Shane for being there through…
  • Dec 28

    Tammy D.

    Tammy D.
     I highly recommend the entire NWDR law firm team. From start to finish they worked so hard to help me. Alyssa, Shane, and Melissa were awesome and I appreciated both attorneys assisting me through this scary process. I am so happy I…
  • Dec 28

    Katie

    Katie
     Everyone is great, knowledgeable and friendly. Tom and his paralegals, Melissa, , Megan , and Alyssa are super great people. Shane runs the office. He will be who you meet first as you enter the office. Shane is polite and courteous. He…
Rank this Week: 981

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer and foreclosure law. By Law Offices of Gerald Solomon, PA.

http://www.marylandforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    The Ten Commandments of Foreclosure for Life After HAMP

    The Ten Commandments of Foreclosure for Life After HAMP
    The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) expires on December 31, 2016.  HAMP was a part of the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program started under President Obama.  From a modest 19 page original set of guidelines HAMP grew to…
  • Jan 11

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond "foreclosure defense." Their response would vary from "oh, you…
  • Jan 11

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond “foreclosure defense.” Their response would vary from…
Rank this Week: 1115

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    How To Stop Foreclosure When The Lender Does Not Grant A Loan Modification

    How To Stop Foreclosure When The Lender Does Not Grant A Loan Modification
    A homeowner can stop foreclosure when the lender does not grant a loan modification that should be granted. This situation often arises when the homeowner makes the required payments under a temporary loan modification agreement with the…
  • Jan 29

    What To Do After a Car Accident

    What To Do After a Car Accident
    Steps To Take After A Car Accident Check Your Passengers. Make sure your passengers are not injured. Call 911 immediately for medical assistance if you or any passengers are injured. Call the Police. Always call the police and request an…
  • Jan 21

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
    Accidents happen, and a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help. A personal injury case seeks to determine four essential issues: who was at fault, should that person have known to act more reasonably, did the failure to act reasonably lead…
Rank this Week: 1082

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 26

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket
    College Football Season: Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets The college football season has started and with that students are being ticketed while tailgating.  Whether you’re studying at Wayne State University, Michigan State…
  • Oct 26

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney
    Looking for a Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney? We can help. Has the State of Michigan made it difficult for you to obtain a divorce?  Previously it was difficult to obtain a same sex divorce in this state.  This was because…
  • Oct 26

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney
    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorneys Recently the Michigan Court of Appeals heard a case involving an individual charged with operating while intoxicated after he drove drunk on his driveway.  …
Rank this Week: 1066

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.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.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: 646

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 711

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: 874

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: 828

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

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

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 805

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee

    Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committee
    Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve.  They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as…
  • Apr 5

    Residents of Florida HOA Speak Out Against Association’s Use of Drone

    Residents of Florida HOA Speak Out Against Association’s Use of Drone
    The residents of the Concord Station community north of Tampa in Land O’Lakes, Fla. recently shared their complaints and confusion with a reporter from one of their local television stations over their HOA’s use of a drone…
  • Mar 24

    Why Stopping SB 398 Should Be a Bigger Priority for Community Association

    Why Stopping SB 398 Should Be a Bigger Priority for Community Association
    Each year, our elected state representatives and senators meet in Tallahassee for a legislative session where they review and debate an extensive amount of proposed bills, only to send a few of those bills to the governor to be signed into…
Rank this Week: 4872

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label
    In what seems to be an ever-expanding zone of liability for false advertising claims on food products, the Ninth Circuit ruled this week that “external facts” – aka what a competitor does or does not put on their labels…
  • Apr 6

    ALERT: Merchants face new wave of class actions alleging excessive shipping charge

    ALERT: Merchants face new wave of class actions alleging excessive shipping charge
    Recently filed complaints seemingly forecast a new type of class action in California courts: consumer protection claims based on allegations that merchants are overcharging consumers for shipping and delivery charges. Such claims have the…
  • Mar 29

    Do California 998 settlement offers have legs in class actions?

    Do California 998 settlement offers have legs in class actions?
    If you litigate in California, chances are you have come across the CCP 998 settlement offer. Presenting the proverbial “carrot and stick,” 998 offers force plaintiffs to effectively “bet”  on their success in a…
Rank this Week: 2250

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: 3356

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/
  • Apr 19

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number
    Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should an entity subject to HIPAA fail to protect patient…
  • Apr 10

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute

    And Then There Were 48 (States): New Mexico Enacts a Security Breach Notification Statute
    On April 6, 2017, New Mexico joined 47 states, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands when Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 15, codifying the Data Breach Notification Act.  With New Mexico becoming the 48th state…
  • Apr 5

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed

    It’s Official: Privacy and Security Rules from Wheeler Era Repealed
    On Monday, April 3, President Trump signed a bill repealing the privacy and security rules introduced in the FCC’s October 2016 Order.  Under the terms of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), those rules have now been entirely…
Rank this Week: 2663

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/
Rank this Week: 1725

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: 3648

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 17

    What to Do When Being Sued for Outstanding Credit Card Debt

    What to Do When Being Sued for Outstanding Credit Card Debt
    Unlike the federal government, who can garnish your wages if you don’t pay back your loans, private lending companies like credit card companies generally cannot garnish wages without taking legal action. When you receive notice…
  • Apr 12

    A+ BBB Rating Conferred Upon Our New York Law Firm

    A+ BBB Rating Conferred Upon Our New York Law Firm
    In addition to the numerous honors conferred upon the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC by organizations like Superlawyers, Avvo, and Martindale-Hubbell, we are proud to announce our accreditation by the Better Business Bureau ("BBB")…
  • Apr 3

    Why Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loans?

    Why Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loans?
    The cost of attending college has grown exponentially over the past few decades. From 2000 to 2011, the cost of a degree rose 70%, from an average of $10,820 to $18,497. Today, there is more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt in the…
Rank this Week: 2391

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 17

    MyPillow Adjusts its Advertising Without Much Improvement

    MyPillow Adjusts its Advertising Without Much Improvement
    It seems forever that Mike Lindell, the inventor of the wildly successful MyPillow, has been selling his fluffy creations on a “buy one, get one free” basis. One was $99.xx and the other one was “free.” If you…
  • Apr 10

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 1)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 1)
    In the ever-shrinking world of groceries and toiletries, some big manufacturers continue to think that smaller is better (at least for their bottom line). Herewith, then, are some of the latest products to have been downsized. Example 1:…
  • Apr 3

    Thanks for Nothing #5

    Thanks for Nothing #5
    In honor of April Fools’ Day a few days ago, we first offer you an ad to make you chuckle, and then two ads in our series of ones that don’t quite offer what they claim (but which throw in a chuckle at no extra cost). Example 1:…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3514

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    An Increasing Number of Proxy Challenges Focus on Equal Pay

    An Increasing Number of Proxy Challenges Focus on Equal Pay
    As media outlets recently highlighted Equal Pay Day on April 4, 2017, publicly held retailers should be aware that the focus on pay equity is becoming increasingly popular among activist shareholders. This proxy season, more than 20 publicly…
  • Apr 12

    2017 Conflict Minerals Update

    2017 Conflict Minerals Update
    With less than two months before the deadline for public companies to report to the SEC on the inclusion of conflict minerals in their products, the U.S. District Court entered a final judgment in the litigation surrounding the SEC conflict…
  • Apr 11

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions were made that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
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Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Apr 13

    Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural

    Artist and Developer Settle Lawsuit Over Fate of Landmark Detroit Illuminated Mural
    (DETROIT, MI) – When Detroit-based artist Katie Craig sued developer Princeton Enterprises under the Visual Artists Rights Act last January, her federal lawsuit was heralded as a major legal showdown over artists’ rights. Now the…
  • Apr 12

    Victims of Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal May Soon Obtain Relief

    Victims of Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal May Soon Obtain Relief
    Last fall, Wells Fargo became Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of millions of Americans when it was revealed that the bank opened fake deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent and The…
  • Apr 4

    A Glimpse into a World Without Net Neutrality

    A Glimpse into a World Without Net Neutrality
    Net neutrality is a complicated, almost abstract concept. For as long as we’ve had the Internet, net neutrality has been the law of the land and we’ve all had access to the same websites and services as everyone else. Changes The…
Rank this Week: 3043

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    Federal Bill Targets Class Action Lawsuit, Undercuts Consumer Right

    Federal Bill Targets Class Action Lawsuit, Undercuts Consumer Right
    Tort reform supporters in Congress are fired up, gaining significant traction in recent weeks with a number of proposed measures that could substantially undercut consumer rights.  One of the most troubling bills takes aim at class…
  • Apr 5

    Bank of America Ordered to Pay $46M in Wrongful Foreclosure Case

    Bank of America Ordered to Pay $46M in Wrongful Foreclosure Case
    A federal bankruptcy court judge in California recently ordered Bank of America to pay a stunning $46 in damages after a years-long foreclosure nightmare that literally pushed one couple to the brink of death.  The bulk of that $46…
  • Mar 22

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection
    Illegal debt sales and debt collection practices have landed Citibank in hot water with federal regulators. In two separate actions, regulators ordered the bank to fork over $16 million in consumer relief, pay $3 million to the government in…
Rank this Week: 5062

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?
    Falling on hard times financially can also lead to falling behind on your taxes. When your tax debt becomes extremely delinquent, the IRS may issue a garnishment on your wages. This garnishment, or levy, allows the IRS to take part of your…
  • Mar 21

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?
    When a man is not named on a child’s birth certificate, a paternity action is needed to determine that the man is the child’s biological father and to establish his rights and responsibilities. A paternity action is the legal…
  • Mar 8

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?
    In a divorce or family law case, people are often concerned that their former spouse or significant other will not be entirely straightforward with their financial information. Through a procedure called mandatory disclosure , the state…
Rank this Week: 3731

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 11

    Important Information About Caliber Home Loans Class Action Settlement

    Important Information About Caliber Home Loans Class Action Settlement
    Caliber Home Loans is a large non-bank mortgage servicer based in Texas with a nationwide portfolio. They have North Carolina branch offices in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Raleigh, and Wilmington. Like a lot of…
  • Mar 30

    The 5 Incorrect Reasons Why Your Boss Says You Are An Independent Contractor

    The 5 Incorrect Reasons Why Your Boss Says You Are An Independent Contractor
    Both North Carolina state law (the Wage and Hour Act) and federal law (the Fair Labor Standards Act) provide significantly more assistance to employees than to independent contractors. For example, an employee is entitled to minimum wage and…
  • Mar 28

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California allowed a recover of $1 Million in Actual Damages to a California couple and assessed $45 Million in Punitive Damages against Bank of America in a recent opinion. The Court found…
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Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Closing the Business: A Step-By-Step Instruction

    Closing the Business: A Step-By-Step Instruction
    The writing is on the wall and your company must close. Despite throwing everything you had into making the business successful, it’s not working. The funding is depleted. You have drained all your personal resources, emptied the…
  • Feb 20

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option
      The Eight Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (8th BAP) affirmed the discharge of a $27,000 of federal student loan debt despite the fact that the debtor, Sara Fern, was eligible to pay nothing in an Income Based Repayment (IBR) plan.…
  • Jan 13

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?
    Here is the advertisement spam in today’s inbox: Attorneys Get Started with Team India Published by Actuit India on 20th January 2008 Hire Bankruptcy Petition Preparation Services Since 2008 Actuit has a disciplined team of paralegals…
Rank this Week: 2053

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: 3417

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: 1892

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/
Rank this Week: 3850