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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/
  • May 1

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge
    Brian D. Galle of Georgetown has written The Problem of Intra-Personal Cost. Here is the abstract: “Externalities”, or harms to others, provide a standard justification for government intervention in the private market. There is…
  • Apr 30

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability
    Christopher P. Guzelian of Thomas Jefferson, Michael Ashley Stein of Harvard Law School and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, and H. S. Akiskal of UC San Diego Department of Psychology have written Credit Scores, Lending, and…
  • Apr 29

    JPMorgan Chase Sending Emails Advertising Jaguar Financing

    JPMorgan Chase Sending Emails Advertising Jaguar Financing
    Bankrate has the story here. Excerpt: It's one thing to see banks marketing financial products they sell, like credit cards. It's another thing altogether to see them trying to sell cars, says Elisabeth Honka, assistant professor of marketing…
Rank this Week: 75

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 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
  • Apr 15

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally announced a program to reduce principal balances of distressed home mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, eight years into the foreclosure crisis. Too little, too late would be an…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 26

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority

    Judge Dismisses Scottsdale Capital Advisor’s Lawsuit Challenging FINRA’s Enforcement Authority
    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has dismissed Scottsdale Capital Advisors’ securities case claiming that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority did not have legal authority to enforce securities laws. The self-regulatory…
Rank this Week: 197

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016
    According to a story published in the USA Today, Consumer Reports has published its list of the 10 worst new cars, broken down by category.  Here are the losers, according to their rankings, which are based on safety, projected…
  • Mar 15

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate
    Plaintiff: Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Dana M. Stern, Esq. and Jason S. Dragutsky, Esq. Case Outcome: Case against Client dismissed, and Client…
  • Mar 12

    Justice for Car Accident Victim

    Justice for Car Accident Victim
    Our client was injured when another driver caused a car accident. We promptly obtained the police report, insurance records, medical records and other documents important to her case. Unlike some other lawyers, we will not require our clients…
Rank this Week: 196

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation
    Andrew Tutt   Choosing Between Approaches to First Amendment Interpretation  Discussant: Vince Blasi Fundamental questions of the options in interpretive methodology and criteria for choosing among them.  Main…
  • May 1

    FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarie

    FESC: Regulation by Internet Intermediarie
    Regulation by Internet Intermediaries Moderator: Jack BalkinEmma Llanso & Rita Cant     “Internet Referral Units”: Co-Option of Private Content Moderation Systems for Extralegal Government CensorshipKate…
  • May 1

    FESC: Sex offenders and anonymous speech

    FESC: Sex offenders and anonymous speech
    David Post & Annemarie Bridy         Sex Offenders, Anonymous Internet Speech, and the Constitution  Discussant: Jonathan Hafetz: Anonymity doctrine v. federal/state sex offender notification…
Rank this Week: 271

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again
    Okay, we only talk about consumer protection issues here, but this weekend we received a 50+year old magazine and while reading through it, came across an editorial by Ralph Emerson McGill, a journalist from a time long gone by,…
  • Feb 11

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?
    Each year Ohio Attorney General DeWine adds up all the complaints they have gotten from consumers in the last year and sees which area has the most.As usual, it's car sales that is in the Number One spot again. The 2015 top complaint…
  • Jan 15

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret
    When you buy a $30,000 new car and it turns out to be a lemon, you get your money back. Why doesn't it work that way with Rv's costing more than $100,000? Because most new rv warranties have a dirty little secret buried in the fine print. And…
Rank this Week: 582

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Apr 27

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement
    On April 4, 2016, the California Supreme Court answered three questions certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding interpretation of the California wage order requirements for the provision of seating to…
  • Apr 15

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable
    A California Court of Appeal affirmed an order issued by Judge Jane Johnson denying a motion to compel arbitration where the arbitration agreement was contained in an online “browsewrap” agreement. Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.,…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact
    Last month, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge in San Francisco ordered Los Angeles’s famed hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to stop using its mandatory arbitration agreements to prohibit employees from bringing class…
Rank this Week: 728

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 678

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 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Apr 26

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund
    According to Bloomberg sources say that investors in Brevan Howard Asset Management’s primary hedge fund are asking to withdraw about $1.4M from the fund in the wake of successive yearly declines and losses from the first quarter.The…
Rank this Week: 896

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 29

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27
    After taking more than a year to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding broadband Internet privacy, today the FCC denied requests from multiple parties for extensions of time to file comments. In its denial, the Commission…
  • Apr 26

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM
    As we have previously advised, the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to “protect the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services” (the “NPRM”) proposes sweeping changes to the ways that…
  • Apr 22

    Top Takeaways from IAPP

    Top Takeaways from IAPP
    The world of privacy grows every day as more data goes through the cloud. The new trends and weekly data breaches make conferences like the Global Privacy Summit all the more relevant. Earlier this month we went to IAPP’s annual…
Rank this Week: 1009

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 28

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case

    Industry trade groups’ renewed challenge to HUD disparate impact rule could yield helpful precedent for ECOA case
    Barbara S. Mishkin The D.C. district court recently granted two industry trade associations whose members sell homeowners insurance leave to file an amended complaint in their lawsuit challenging the Fair Housing Act (FHA) disparate impact…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower

    CFPB seeking comment on new repayment plan disclosures for federal student loan borrower
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on a set of prototype disclosures to assist federal student loan borrowers in selecting between alternative repayment plans.  Comments are due…
  • Apr 28

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking

    CFPB To Reopen TRID Rulemaking
    Matthew Smith In a letter dated April 28, 2016, addressed to Industry Trades and their Members and signed by Director Cordray, the CFPB announced its intention to reopen the rulemaking for the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The…
Rank this Week: 950

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 28

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!
    Bet you didn’t know it was a holiday today. According to the United Nations, this “annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work … is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International…
  • Apr 26

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I have some issues. Not about the urgent need to raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual abuse, of course. My issues have to do with how access to civil justice is blocked...
  • Apr 21

    Terror Compensation Masks a Worse Injustice

    Terror Compensation Masks a Worse Injustice
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Iran’s central bank must pay nearly $2 billion to families of 241 service members killed in the Iran-sponsored 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut. The plaintiffs sought to collect…
Rank this Week: 879

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: 899

Lemberg Law Blog

Lemberg Law Blog

Covers consumer law.

http://www.stopcollector.com/i/
  • Apr 25

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?
      Is JP Morgan Chase calling your cell phone from 800-723-3004? Are you wondering why? Lemberg Law is aware of complaints that Chase could be robocalling cellphones repeatedly for debt collection purposes. If you’re not a Chase…
  • Apr 25

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?
    Are you getting calls from JP Morgan Chase/561-488-4950? Consumers have been concerned about receiving numerous collection calls from Chase from this and other numbers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received over than 33,000…
  • Apr 25

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?
    JP Morgan Chase Bank is one of the largest financial corporations in the U.S., with customers all over the world. They offer everything from consumer checking and savings accounts, to diverse credit card and loan services. Complications that…
Rank this Week: 836

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

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud
    Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch, who has written extensively about community association fraud in this blog and recently authored an article on the topic for the op-ed page of the Miami Herald, appeared on Spanish-language television network…
  • Apr 18

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten
    An article in the Miami Herald that appeared on Saturday, April 16, reported that more than 250 South Florida condo residents teamed up to march against condo fraud last week.  The protestors, who marched on the streets of Doral,…
  • Apr 7

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
    The firm’s Gary M. Mars authored an article that appeared in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  Gary’s article, which was titled…
Rank this Week: 1039

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
  • Mar 17

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a debt collector based in Gahanna, Ohio. The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United…
  • Mar 17

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Out of state debt collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. have been sued by an Indiana consumer, announces the Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
Rank this Week: 1106

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague
    It’s been five years since widespread foreclosure fraud, sometimes referred to as the “robo-signing scandal,” was first revealed. You may recall, this was a type of fraud that involved banks and mortgage servicers…
  • Jan 12

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?
    Credit reports have a huge influence on so many aspects of our lives – from our mortgage rate to our ability to secure a loan to various job prospects. So it’s important to understand how ratings are formulated, how to improve…
  • Jan 8

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order
    A company that promises to protect consumers from identity theft has been accused of violating a federal court order that requires it to keep those promises and refrain from deceptive advertising. The case against LifeLock dates back several…
Rank this Week: 978

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
    From AmazonLea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood oozed out of the ground, even through the concrete, even in the water. Then the earth…
  • Feb 22

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    Pebbles, the Queen, in better healthOur 15-year-old senior citizen, Pebbles, a domestic long hair feline, crossed the rainbow bridge today after several months of problems with arthritis, hyperthyroid, hypertension, kidney…
  • Feb 17

    New vampire book must read

    New vampire book must read
    Hello book enthusiasts…Arizona isn’t quite ready for an oversexed, bisexual housewife, who suddenly becomes a supernatural creature with a mission to kill targeted Arizona politicians in my new novel, NYMPHOMANIA BLOODLUST. Amy…
Rank this Week: 935

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: 980

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1053

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 26

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney
    Elevators are supposed to be a safe part of everyday life, and, most of the time, they are safe. Unfortunately, though, some elevator owners and technicians fail to take necessary precaution to keep their elevators safe. Given the very nature…
  • Apr 20

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney
    When one party to a contract breaches the agreement, the results can be devastating for the other party. The results many times include cash flow problems, inability to meet obligations under other contracts, reputation damage, and difficulty…
  • Apr 19

    John Oliver Takes on the Credit Reporting Industry – NC FCRA Lawyer

    John Oliver Takes on the Credit Reporting Industry – NC FCRA Lawyer
    Last Week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the credit reporting industry in a segment that consumer lawyers only with they could play for a jury.  In an explicit mix of humor and outrage, John Oliver exposed 60 years of credit…
Rank this Week: 1243

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 20

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated
    Last month, the Ninth Circuit, in an opinion scant on explanation, vacated the order of Judge Koh in the Northern District of California dismissing false advertising class action claims Chobani, LLC, the maker of Chobani Greek Yogurt.…
  • Apr 6

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric
    In 2014, Pom Wonderful made headlines when the Supreme Court, in an 8-0 opinion, ruled in its favor that the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act does not preclude Lanham Act claims due to conflict between the two statutes.  This opinion allowed…
  • Apr 4

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management
    We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and BLC Leather Technology Centre’s chemical and regulatory advisor, Georgina Mawer, to Consumer Products Law Blog. Georgina focus on product safety assessments, including guidance on…
Rank this Week: 1383

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1386

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment
    This week, it has been reported that the Department of Labor proposed tougher laws after issuing new regulations requiring financial advisors and brokers managing 401k and retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their clients.…
  • Mar 21

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?
    In February 2016, academics Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru at the University of Minnesota and University of Chicago business schools released a report titled “The Market for Financial Adviser…
  • Feb 29

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey
    We are investigating customer complaints against broker David E. Mickey, who is currently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public, as per FINRA’s BrokerCheck. According to…
Rank this Week: 1691

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score
    Consumers are often confused about the effect of inquiries on their credit scores. CreditCards.com consulted experts about the differences between hard and soft inquiries, how the big three credit bureaus’ report on inquiries, and…
  • Mar 16

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov
    Identity theft fraudsters used to steal consumers’ credit card information and run up charges. They still do, but now the fraudsters are stealing identity information to file fraudulent tax returns to get tax refunds in large numbers.…
  • Mar 11

    Consumers Should Avoid Credit Repair Organization

    Consumers Should Avoid Credit Repair Organization
    Consumers are being bombarded with ads by credit repair organizations (CROs). Consumers are well advised to not contract for their services. Consumers who have inaccurate information on their credit reports should send their own disputes by…
Rank this Week: 1583

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/
Rank this Week: 1556

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Mar 16

    Be Careful What You Settle For: The Enforceability of Landlord-Tenant Settlements in Light of NJSA 2A:18-61.2

    Be Careful What You Settle For: The Enforceability of Landlord-Tenant Settlements in Light of NJSA 2A:18-61.2
    A New Jersey residential eviction action can only begin because the Landlord has "good cause" under the Anti-Eviction Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1. Often, when a landlord pursues a tenant's eviction there are many problems with the tenancy. For…
  • Feb 1

    Evicting a NJ Residential Tenant for Causing Damage: Proving the Cause

    Evicting a NJ Residential Tenant for Causing Damage: Proving the Cause
    The NJ Anti-Eviction Act provides the least amount of protection for a tenant causing damage to the landlord's property. For most grounds for eviction (habitual late payment, violation of lease rules, increase in rent, etc.) the Anti-Eviction…
  • Nov 11

    NJ Commercial Tenancies: The Form Lease & Compliance with "All Laws"

    NJ Commercial Tenancies: The Form Lease & Compliance with "All Laws"
    Many form leases (from sites like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer) contain stock terms designed to apply to most landlord-tenant relationships. Unfortunately, New Jersey landlord-tenant law and the facts of a commercial landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 1854

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/
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
  • Mar 1

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, broker dealers that sold UDF non-traded REITs to investors include, but are not limited to, IMS Securities Inc., Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc., Centaurus Financial Inc., and VSR…
  • Feb 25

    More on United Development Funding REIT

    More on United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, United Development Funding IV was organized on May 28, 2008.  UDF IV shares began trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol “UDF” on June 4, 2014.  Prior to June 4, 2012, UDF IV was a…
Rank this Week: 1524

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/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 1454

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision earlier this week in a case raising the issue whether a defendant can cut off a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action by making an offer of full relief to individual named plaintiffs.…
  • Jan 16

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in an important case raising the issue whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U. S. C. §1291 to review an order denying class certification after the named…
  • Jan 5

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List
     The American Tort Reform Foundation recently published its report identifying the top "judicial Hellholes" for 2015-16. The top (or bottom?)  jurisdictions are California, NY (asbestos), Florida, Missouri, Madison County, Ill.,…
Rank this Week: 1623

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 10

    Maryland Mediation 2.0

    Maryland Mediation 2.0
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
  • Feb 10

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
Rank this Week: 1218

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Dec 23

    Know The Territory

    Know The Territory
    In the opening song in Meredith Wilson’s musical, The Music Man, we learn the key to success for a travelling salesman. “You Gotta Know the Territory,” an experienced salesman advises. Know the Territory. That’s a key…
  • Nov 13

    FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing

    FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing
    Technology is constantly changing. And so too is the way businesses use it to reach us and sell us their services. Before it used to be an annoying phone call to our land line. Now that virtually everyone has a
  • Sep 29

    A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenager

    A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenager
    Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer…
Rank this Week: 1709

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 17

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon
      As of August 13, Verizon Wireless is no longer going to subsidize the purchase of new cellphones. That means you can kiss that $199 price for iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 goodbye. When you get a new phone, you’ll be asked to pay…
  • Aug 10

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?
      Joe S. wrote to Mouse Print* last week about a Walmart television commercial for cell service that he thought was misleading. Here’s the commercial (and listen very carefully to their lowest price claim): It says “and at…
  • Aug 3

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook
      PRNewswire, a respected firm that companies hire to disseminate their press releases, published an unusual one last year with the headline: “ScamOrNotReviews Announces Muscle Xlerator Review for 2014.” The release…
Rank this Week: 1265

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 5

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted
    The California Supreme Court issued its ruling this week in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., enforcing an arbitration provision in a class action asserting claims under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") (Civ. Code §1750 et…
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
Rank this Week: 1483

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: 1440

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: 1199

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1642

numbrX Security Beat

numbrX Security Beat

Tracks reported personal, private and confidential data breaches which can lead to identity theft and credit fraud.

http://www.numbrx.net
  • Dec 1

    University of Tennessee Medical Center Private Patient Info Exposed

    University of Tennessee Medical Center Private Patient Info Exposed
    University of Tennessee Medical Center officials are alerting about 8,000 patients that hospital reports containing their private information were not properly disposed of and could pose a privacy breach risk. …
  • Aug 18

    Charter Employees Info Lost with Stolen Laptop

    Charter Employees Info Lost with Stolen Laptop
    Charter Communications Inc. is notifying 9,000 current and former employees across the country that their personal information was stolen, along with the laptop that housed it, last month from a Charter Media office in South Carolina. The…
  • Apr 20

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft
    Social Security numbers, pharmacy records and other personal health data from about 130,000 people covered by health insurance giant Wellpoint Inc. were left open for possible breach on the Internet, the health insurance giant confirmed…
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 1269

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: 1632

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/
Rank this Week: 2695

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: 4709

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

Covers illegal bill collection or debt collection. By Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A.

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
  • Jan 13

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
  • Sep 16

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
Rank this Week: 3792