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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/
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
  • Jun 24

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal
    The Washington Post reports that Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10.2 billion to settle a lawsuit brought against it for cheating on U.S. emissions tests. The case stems from the carmaker’s 2015 admission that 11 million vehicles…
  • Jun 24

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law
    NPR reports: Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Jun 6

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination
    New Jersey employment law has long protected employees against discrimination in employment. New Jersey was one of the first states to do so, passing the Law Against Discrimination in 1947.  One of the things that New Jersey’s Law…
  • Jun 6

    Corporate Business Taxe

    Corporate Business Taxe
    The Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”) is a New Jersey State tax imposed on corporations for the privilege of doing business in the State.   Nearly every state has instituted a similar type of tax on businesses,…
  • May 9

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination

    Proving Disabilities in Cases Under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination
    New Jersey employment law has long protected against discrimination in employment, and was one of the first states to do so, passing the Law Against Discrimination in 1947.  One of the things that New Jersey’s Law Against…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 130

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 116

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: 153

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 169

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

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

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA

    Suing On a Time Barred Debt Violates the FDCPA
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have been sued by a debt collector on a very old debt.  In fact, the debt is so old; the lawsuit is barred by the statue of limitations.  You may be asking yourself,... The post Suing On a Time…
  • Apr 27

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: Were you surprised to learn that your bank account has been frozen or your wages have been garnisheed?  If your answer is yes, a debt collector likely has a default judgment against you from... The post…
  • Apr 18

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM Anyone who has been sued for an old debt will tell you that the process can be terribly confusing.  The court papers used by the debt collectors are filled with legal jargon that makes... The post What is…
Rank this Week: 162

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 24

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint
    To be held valid, service of the summons and complaint must be made within 120 days of commencement of the action.[1] If service is not made within that time the court may entertain two options: 1) Dismiss the action without prejudice…
  • Jun 24

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!
    New York law is strict when it comes to preserving — and acting upon — a defense grounded on improper service. In a nutshell, and subject to other rules (which I invite you to contact me about), valid service of a summons on an…
  • Apr 22

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit
    On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act into law. Since then, consumers have saved over 12 billion dollars, below are five ways the law is protecting consumers and…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
  • Jun 13

    The Demise of the Recovery Act

    The Demise of the Recovery Act
    I'm still digesting the opinion, but the obvious conclusion is that impressions from oral argument may be misleading. It also suggests that states that do not use chapter 9, have no ability to come up with a state law alternative....
Rank this Week: 299

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
  • May 7

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure
    Ocwen Financial holds the keys to some 17,500 defaulted home mortgage loans – and can’t continue to foreclose on a single one.  That is true at least for the time being, after the National Mortgage Settlement…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 532

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

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

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

    Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA): an overview

    Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA): an overview
    The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that regulates consumer credit reporting agencies, such as Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. The FCRA also regulates those who provide information to the credit reporting agencies and those who…
  • Apr 11

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer
    If you’ve ever bought a vehicle from a dealer and financed the purchase, chances are you signed something called a conditional delivery agreement. If you read this agreement carefully, it states that the dealer has the right to cancel…
  • Apr 7

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview
    Most people use the term “lemon” to describe any vehicle that has repeated problems. But in Minnesota the “lemon law’ is a statute that protects buyers of new vehicles that have problems that can’t be fixed.…
Rank this Week: 461

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 580

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: 518

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    New humorous book on drinking

    New humorous book on drinking
    WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini has just been published and is available at Amazon.com. You can enjoy it in both Kindle and the paperback edition.During the period covered in my new memoir of some crazy…
  • Jun 24

    Drinkers...Here's the new book I promised

    Drinkers...Here's the new book I promised
    WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini has just been published and is available at Amazon.com. You can enjoy it in both Kindle and the paperback edition.During the period covered in my new memoir of some crazy drinking…
  • Jun 17

    Drinkers...Have I got a book for you

    Drinkers...Have I got a book for you
    Watch out for my new memoir, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I learned to Love my Brown Martini. If you are looking for a few hours of laughs (incidents like, after boozing all night waking up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings)…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Jun 24

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 12 -- request for production of document

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 12 -- request for production of document
    Request for production of documents is a type of discovery that instead of asking for written answers (like interrogatories), this request is for paper and electronic documents. You can think of it as "Don't tell me what the documents or…
  • Jun 23

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 11 -- interrogatorie

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 11 -- interrogatorie
    One common form of discovery is called an interrogatory which means one party in your lawsuit sends the other party a written question (or series of questions) that must be answered in writing. What is an interrogatory used…
  • Jun 21

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 10 -- initial disclosure

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 10 -- initial disclosure
    After the parties have met to prepare a proposed scheduling order, then discovery begins and it starts with "initial disclosures" in a federal consumer protection lawsuit. What are initial disclosures?These include information and documents…
Rank this Week: 774

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/
  • Jun 20

    Spokeo v. Robins Recalls the Power of the Well-Pleaded Complaint

    Spokeo v. Robins Recalls the Power of the Well-Pleaded Complaint
    On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a class action based on Spokeo’s “willfully” failing to comply with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements. No. 13-1339 (U.S. Sup. Ct.…
  • May 31

    Falco v. Nissan: New Cert Decision Bodes Well for Plaintiffs in Auto Defect Class Action

    Falco v. Nissan: New Cert Decision Bodes Well for Plaintiffs in Auto Defect Class Action
    A recent decision by Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the Central District of California, Falco, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., bodes well for plaintiffs seeking to certify a car defect class action. No. CV 13-00686 (C.D. Cal. April 5, 2016)…
  • May 24

    Baker v. Microsoft: Appellate Jurisdiction after Denial of Class Certification

    Baker v. Microsoft: Appellate Jurisdiction after Denial of Class Certification
    On January 15, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Microsoft’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Baker, et al. v. Microsoft Corporation, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision which allows plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit to…
Rank this Week: 711

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident
    A recent news report by WFTV Channel 9 (ABC) in Orlando focused on the accounts of some of the residents of the Cypress Head at the Enclave gated community in Oviedo indicating that the HOA has neglected to take action against a homeowner…
  • Jun 8

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler
    Fire sprinkler systems, part of a building’s “Life Safety System,” are a crucial component of condominium buildings because they help protect against damage to life and property in the event of a fire.  While…
  • Jun 3

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign
    Every four years, as presidential elections heat up, condominium and homeowners association communities throughout Florida are faced with the issue of political signs being posted in front yards, on balconies, in windows and on and around the…
Rank this Week: 1166

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: 1140

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: 1152

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: 819

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: 857

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 945

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4592

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3825

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 27

    Ticketmaster Settlement Fine Print Trips Up Many

    Ticketmaster Settlement Fine Print Trips Up Many
    Last week, Ticketmaster began issuing $386 million in vouchers to some 50 million previous ticket buyers as part of a class action settlement. The company had allegedly failed to disclose all the details of the order processing and UPS fees…
  • Jun 20

    Lord & Taylor’s Missing Fine Print

    Lord & Taylor’s Missing Fine Print
    Very often the worst type of fine print disclosure is the one that is missing, despite being required to be there. That is what retailer Lord & Taylor did (or failed to do) according to the Federal Trade Commission. In early 2015, Lord…
  • Jun 13

    Thanks for Nothing #3

    Thanks for Nothing #3
    We continue our series of offers, which upon closer scrutiny, offer less than expected. Example 1: Right in the heart of downtown Boston at Faneuil Hall, McCormick and Schmick’s has a great Friday deal: At a place where fish and chips…
Rank this Week: 2426

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2887

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Battle Over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Battle Over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Perhaps you are fascinated by this election season, perhaps you are already tuned out, or perhaps you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, the result of this election will greatly impact everyone in this country as consumers. The battle…
  • Jun 23

    A Step in the Right Direction: The Proposed CFPB Rule Change

    A Step in the Right Direction: The Proposed CFPB Rule Change
    Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rulemaking that would prohibit banks and certain other companies from including arbitration clauses in new contracts that prevent consumers of financial services from filing…
  • Jun 14

    Love Will Always Win

    Love Will Always Win
    I woke up earlier than expected Sunday morning. My phone was buzzing with a notification sound I had never heard before, over and over again. Confused and thinking maybe I accidentally set some kind of alarm the night prior, I
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
  • Jun 23

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law
    Updating our prior post, President Obama has signed the TSCA reform bill into law. We will continue to provide updates as expectations for implementation develop.… Continue reading
  • Jun 21

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized
    Following the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s proposed regulations for temporary point-of-sale warnings for BPA exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages, this week OEHHA finalized the Maximum…
  • Jun 15

    The seal is broken on BPA

    The seal is broken on BPA
    After significant industry speculation over what consumer products would be the first targets for Proposition 65 BPA enforcement, the Center for Environmental Health issued the first BPA 60-day notice of violation on June 14, 2016, a little…
Rank this Week: 2120

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 21

    Anti-SLAPP: Congress’ Tort Reform Trojan Horse

    Anti-SLAPP: Congress’ Tort Reform Trojan Horse
    There was a time - in the not too distant past, I should say - that support for “anti-SLAPP” proposals was a given for any self-respecting progressive organization. SLAPP suits, or “strategic lawsuits against public…
  • Jun 16

    America’s Powerfully Disengaged

    America’s Powerfully Disengaged
    One thing you may know about ThePopTort: if there’s a civil justice angle to a national development, we will find it. That leads us to Tuesday, when a couple fascinating things happened in the U.S House and Senate. First, on...
  • Jun 10

    Spinning Lawsuits, Spinning Wheels?

    Spinning Lawsuits, Spinning Wheels?
    Gym season is over and maybe that’s a good thing -- given what can go wrong. In some states, a gym membership contract’s liability waiver means you can’t sue even if you are hurt and it’s the gym’s fault.…
Rank this Week: 4917

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 20

    CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA and QM adjustments, corrects 2016 error

    CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA and QM adjustments, corrects 2016 error
    Brian Slagle The CFPB has published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage provisions of…
  • Jun 20

    CFPB takes another challenge to its jurisdiction to court

    CFPB takes another challenge to its jurisdiction to court
    Sarah T. Reise The CFPB filed suit against J.G. Wentworth, LLC on June 7, 2016 after the company challenged the Bureau’s expansive view of its jurisdiction. The CFPB served a CID against J.G. Wentworth, LLC on September 11,…
  • Jun 16

    House bill introduced to impose consumer complaints requirements on CFPB

    House bill introduced to impose consumer complaints requirements on CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin Republican Congressman Matt Salmon has introduced a bill, the “CFPB Data Accountability Act ” (H.R. 5413), that would impose requirements on how the CFPB handles consumer complaints. The requirements…
Rank this Week: 3632

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jun 20

    Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Too Complicated and Risky for Most Investor

    Leveraged and Inverse ETFs Too Complicated and Risky for Most Investor
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Many investors buy exchange-traded funds, more commonly called ETFs.  ETFs are usually registered investment companies whose shares represent an interest in a portfolio of…
  • Jun 16

    Buying Variable Life Insurance or Annuities? Make Sure to Check Out the Agent.

    Buying Variable Life Insurance or Annuities? Make Sure to Check Out the Agent.
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss When stockbrokers who commit fraud or other sales abuses are barred from working in the securities industry, they often keep their insurance licenses. This occurs because state…
  • Apr 12

    New Rule Explicitly Makes Stockbrokers Fiduciaries When Dealing with Retirement Fund

    New Rule Explicitly Makes Stockbrokers Fiduciaries When Dealing with Retirement Fund
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss You may have seen articles lately referring to “the DOL” and “Fiduciaries.” If you didn’t have time to read more than the headlines, you might wonder what…
Rank this Week: 3474

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jun 17

    Negligent Daycare and Childcare Injurie

    Negligent Daycare and Childcare Injurie
    With many North Carolina families now having two working parents, reliable childcare has become a family necessity. North Carolina parents should be able to drop their children off each morning at daycare knowing that they will be safe and…
  • May 31

    North Carolina Rotator Cuff Surgery Personal Injury Attorney

    North Carolina Rotator Cuff Surgery Personal Injury Attorney
    Unfortunately, insurance companies are increasingly denying rotator cuff surgery personal injury claims. They will often times look through prior medical records for evidence of any prior problems with the shoulder, no matter how minor, and…
  • May 17

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposed Limitations on Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposed Limitations on Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    In what could cause a major overhaul in consumer contracts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed a ban on the use of mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent class action cases. The CFPB’s press release…
Rank this Week: 4888

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/
  • Jun 16

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App
    On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had approved an order with General Workings, Inc., d/b/a “Vulcun,” settling charges that the company violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) when it replaced a…
  • Jun 15

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise
    For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying…
  • Jun 14

    Top Takeaways from DWT’s Cloud & Big Data Conference

    Top Takeaways from DWT’s Cloud & Big Data Conference
    Davis Wright Tremaine hosted its fourth conference on the legal, regulatory, and commercial landscapes surrounding these rapidly emerging fields. What are the big lessons for your business? Cloud computing and big data have grown into…
Rank this Week: 2269

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
  • May 16

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score

    FICO on Understanding Credit Score
    FICO credit scores are used by 90% of lenders. For a thorough explanation of how FICO scores are computed, go to FICO’s website, myfico.com. FICO’s booklet on the subject covers the subject, which you may download here.
  • May 5

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action

    New CFPB Rule–Banks and Finance Companies Will be Barred from Using Forced Arbitration to ban Class Action
    Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have to face any consumer lawsuits. Armed by some pretty bad 5-4 Supreme Court decisions, they could…
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 3302

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/
  • Jun 3

    Student Loan Nightmare – Looking for Answers in Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida

    Student Loan Nightmare – Looking for Answers in Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida
    ABC Action News ran a story about a Tampa student loan borrower tonight for whom we just filed an adversary lawsuit in bankruptcy court seeking an undue hardship.  Unfortunately he was duped into what is now $164,000 worth of student…
  • Apr 28

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!
    Highlighting a case where we obtained full student loan forgiveness of nearly $70,000 for an elderly client who had helped her son through school, ABC Action News interviewed our client and me today.  The debt collectors wanted $700 a…
  • Apr 22

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea
    In my continued efforts to help student loan borrowers understand why hiring a student loan attorney is a good idea, I’d like to post some of the cases we are working on this week.  Some of these are a little out of the ordinary…
Rank this Week: 3092

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/
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4882

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

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

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2175

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
Rank this Week: 3433

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1288

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • May 26

    Discrimination Claim Lost when Bankruptcy Schedules Not Amended

    Discrimination Claim Lost when Bankruptcy Schedules Not Amended
    A few weeks ago I wrote an article to warn plaintiff attorneys to be careful to ensure that their clients who have previously filed bankruptcy to ensure that all claims they have against third parties are reported on the bankruptcy…
  • May 23

    Am I Responsible for the Debts of my Spouse?

    Am I Responsible for the Debts of my Spouse?
    As a general rule, you are not responsible for the debts of your spouse. Also, if you marry someone you do not become obligated to pay the debts they incurred prior to the marriage. But there is one major exception to these rules. You…
  • Apr 5

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye
    The more I think about the disastrous  consequences of two recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions regarding Judicial Estoppel the more alarmed I become. This is a time bomb waiting to go off.  The 8th Circuit has ruled…
Rank this Week: 1767

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

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

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

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

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 1496

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/
  • May 10

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse
    Our firm has already filed many individual lawsuits alleging, among other things, investment fraud against Leavitt Sanders and the firms that he traded through.  Those firms include Invest Financial, Triad Advisors, Capital Asset…
  • May 4

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor
    Reuters reports that bankruptcies in the U.S. oil industry have reached record levels.  The number of bankrupt oil and gas companies is 59 and counting, and we are not even half-way through the wave of bankruptcy filings, according to a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4325

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: 1954