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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 30

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge
    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm…
  • Oct 29

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
    OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oct 29

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data
    In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail…
Rank this Week: 24

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Lawsuit Against Nations Trucks Results in Justice for Client

    Lawsuit Against Nations Trucks Results in Justice for Client
    Car Dealer: Nations Truck & SUV Center (Nations Trucks) Car Dealer’s Location: Sanford, FL Car Dealer’s Law Firm: Killgore, Perlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A. Case Outcome: Client recovers money damages from Nations…
  • Oct 26

    CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Attorney Fee

    CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Attorney Fee
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: FIA Card Services, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy A Soffler, Esq., Jonathan M. Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina…
  • Oct 20

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy Soffler, Esq., Jonathan Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina Gayle,…
Rank this Week: 51

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

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

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

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

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

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

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
Rank this Week: 90

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 98

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 96

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: 189

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

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

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

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

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

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

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

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

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 227

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Oct 30

    NYT expose: lobbyist money influencing state attorneys general to drop investigations and enforcement

    NYT expose: lobbyist money influencing state attorneys general to drop investigations and enforcement
    Attorneys general are now the object of aggressive pursuit by lobbyists and lawyers who use campaign contributions, personal appeals at lavish corporate-sponsored conferences and other means to push them to drop investigations, change…
  • Oct 30

    Times Op-Ed: Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?

    Times Op-Ed: Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?
    Here. New School professor Lisa Servon, based on her forthcoming book.
  • Oct 29

    Preston Paper on Clickwrap and Browsewrap

    Preston Paper on Clickwrap and Browsewrap
    Cheryl B. Preston of Brigham Young has written 'Please Note: You Have Waived Everything': Can Notice Redeem Online Contracts? Forthcoming in the American University Law Review. Here is the abstract: Online consumers are largely unaware of the…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 360

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: 369

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 27

    My Worlds Collide

    My Worlds Collide
    I am obsessively interested in two things -- bankruptcy and Formula One auto racing. I feed the first interest through this blog. The second interest is tended to by watching way, way too much Formula One on television. Indeed, the...
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

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

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM

    Credit Risk Retention Rules and QRM
    The long awaited credit risk retention rules for securitization are out. The big question--whether the qualified residential mortgage or QRM exemption would be narrower than the CFPB's qualified mortgage or QM safe harbor to the Ability to…
Rank this Week: 533

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"
    Get it free. Use it to protect yourself.You have more legal rights than you know. And now there's a free book that tells you all about your legal rights as a consumer in the marketplace.There are a lot of consumer protection laws in every…
Rank this Week: 530

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: 622

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
Rank this Week: 597

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

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

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

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

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
Rank this Week: 730

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: 786

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/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Oct 23

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund
    In a preliminary ruling, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it expects to reject BlackRock Inc.’s (BLK) proposal to put out a nontransparent exchange-traded fund. BlackRock sought permission to sell the ETF from the…
  • Oct 22

    SEC, Federal Reserve, HUD Approve Laxer Mortgage-Lending Rule

    SEC, Federal Reserve, HUD Approve Laxer Mortgage-Lending Rule
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the…
Rank this Week: 834

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 877

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

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

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

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

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
Rank this Week: 1022

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/
  • Oct 21

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children
    After IKEA  received various reports of children falling out of the GUNGGUNG swing and injuring themselves, it has recalled more than 2,000 swings in the US and 300 swings in Canada. The recall states that “IKEA urges customers who…
  • Oct 21

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk
    On December 7, 2012 D.B., a transgender inmate housed at Orange County Jail, filed a lawsuit against Orange County and Orange County Jail officials for the sexual assault she endured as a result of being housed with another inmate rather than…
  • Oct 21

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer
    For over a hundred years, new moms have trusted Johnson & Johnson baby products to provide the purest and gentlest care for their newborn babies. In addition to being used by babies, Johnson’s Baby Powder has been used for…
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
  • May 24

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider

    VA Health Care system to allow veterans to go to private provider
    On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Sec. Shinseki announced the besieged VA Health Care system is making changes to allow some veterans to obtain treatment at private facilities. This link is to an article published on Saturday, May 24th,…
  • Apr 28

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000

    VA's Benefits Phone: 1-800-827-1000
    Several years ago the VA lumped all VA Regional Offices into 8 call centers to handle all the calls from anywhere in the nation. Because you may think you are talking to your Regional Office, I wanted to explain what you need to know…
Rank this Week: 1033

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Covers Florida lemon law.

http://mannerlaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent
    This is my original post on Facebook on May 2, 2014. This post got picked up by several photography blogs, and then spread to other mainstream media and news publishers. Post by Dana Manner.    
  • Apr 18

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna
            Vince Megna “King of Lemons” posted video of his most recent high profile lemon law cases involving a Tesla.
  • Apr 18

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference
    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2014 Auto Fraud Conference in San Diego, California. The conference, which begins on April 24, 2014 will be attended by consumer advocate…
Rank this Week: 990

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

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

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue

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

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

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

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
Rank this Week: 1018

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 965

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: 886

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: 994

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: 887

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    CFPB’s Latest Supervisory Highlights Still Shows Some Deficiencies in Collection, Student Loan Servicing

    CFPB’s Latest Supervisory Highlights Still Shows Some Deficiencies in Collection, Student Loan Servicing
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe much anticipated fall issue of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Supervisory Highlights report…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Baits Collector to Violate FDCPA, Files Suit

    Consumer Baits Collector to Violate FDCPA, Files Suit
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIf I did not read this opinion I never would have believed it. In one of the greatest examples of baiting a collector…
  • Oct 6

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

    CFPB Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss in First Enforcement Action Against a Law Firm
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIn response to Frederick J. Hanna & Associates’ Motion to Dismiss, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
Rank this Week: 1274

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Oct 27

    What Does Chrysler Have To Hide?

    What Does Chrysler Have To Hide?
    The independent watchdog Public Justice has supplemented efforts of the Center for Auto Safety to find out just why Chrysler has throw a cloak of secrecy around allegations of defective components widely used in models across the brand. The…
  • Oct 21

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?
    When life-saving airbags contain hidden defects, they can become lethal weapons. That awful irony is the story behind several tragic deaths and many injuries believed to be caused by certain defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.…
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
Rank this Week: 1293

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Oct 27

    $99* to Europe Including Taxes?

    $99* to Europe Including Taxes?
     A new low-cost airline from Iceland called WOW air has just started advertising fares as low as $99 one way to Europe, including all taxes. (Earlier last week, one could book a trip from Boston to Copenhagen for $99. Now, all fares are…
  • Oct 20

    What’s Really in That Pet Food?

    What’s Really in That Pet Food?
     A professor at Chapman University in Calfornia just completed a study of the actual contents of dog and cat food with some shocking results. Of the 52 products tested, only 31 were labeled correctly. Of the about 20 that were…
  • Oct 13

    What Would You Give Up in Exchange for Free Wi-Fi?

    What Would You Give Up in Exchange for Free Wi-Fi?
     When you are offered free Wi-Fi in a public area, you usually have to agree to some terms and conditions statement. Most people don’t read them, and simply scroll past the fine print to the “ok” or “I…
Rank this Week: 1394

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

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

    How to Vacate a Default Judgment

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

    Homeowners May Sue Banks for Denial of Loan Modification

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

    No Money Down Chapter 7

    No Money Down Chapter 7
    It costs a lot of money to go broke, literally.  Chapter 7 fees vary from case to case, but the average case filed in Nebraska ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the attorney hired.  Clients…
Rank this Week: 1348

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: 1481

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1440

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: 1372

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: 1229

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

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

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

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

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

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

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

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 1388

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: 1391

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: 1451

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Oct 29

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the online storage company Dropbox adding an arbitration clause to its customer service agreement. It seems Dropbox is in very good company on the Internet these days. According to New York Times blog…
  • Oct 22

    Generic Drug Labeling: The Saga Continue

    Generic Drug Labeling: The Saga Continue
    Almost a year ago, I eagerly wrote about the FDA’s proposed rule that would permit generic drug manufacturers to unilaterally change the warnings on their product labels, effectively overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in…
  • Oct 6

    You Might Be Able to Avoid Forced Arbitration, Even in 2014

    You Might Be Able to Avoid Forced Arbitration, Even in 2014
    The Seventh Circuit has recently upheld litigants’ rights to pursue their claims in court rather than in arbitration in two cases: Druco Restaurants, Inc. v. Steak ‘n Shake Enterprises, Inc. et al., No. 13-3489, 2014 U.S. App.…
Rank this Week: 2185

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie
    Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has been one of the very few voices in Washington that has consistently spoken out about systematic governmental failures in protecting average Americans. A Harvard professor and author, Warren ran the…
  • Oct 25

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat
    In May, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted that no bank - or bank executive - was too large or too powerful to be prosecuted if they engaged in criminal activity. No individual or company, he said, no matter how profitable, would be able…
  • Oct 20

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker
    Despite recently-reported economic gains - including an unemployment rate that has dipped below 6 percent - one aspect that continues to trouble is wages. Paychecks have been stagnant, falling or only minutely increasing over the last 15…
Rank this Week: 1615

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Sep 26

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Ohio Division of Securities recently initiated an administrative action against an online binary options platform operating from the United Kingdom. The Division alleges that Vault…
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
  • Jul 24

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Purchasers of Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance Policies often don’t understand that the values of the sub-account investments determine the sustainability of the…
Rank this Week: 2324

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

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

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

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
Rank this Week: 2263

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: 1786

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

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

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

    CHECK YOUR CAR FOR RECALLS!!!

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

    Division of Consumer Affairs and Home Contractor

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

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection
    A Class action was filed against Subaru and there are extensive rights for Subaru owners. NJ Lemon Law rights A list of the procedures Lemon Law Help
Rank this Week: 1697