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Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Jul 18

    Bank of America Settles RMBS Allegations with AIG for $650M

    Bank of America Settles RMBS Allegations with AIG for $650M
    Bank of America Corp. (BAC) has paid American International Group Inc. (AIG) $650 million to settle residential mortgage-backed securities fraud claims. The insurer had originally asked for $10 billion when it filed its RMBS fraud lawsuit in…
  • Jul 17

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank Under Scrutiny Over Barrier Options Transaction

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank Under Scrutiny Over Barrier Options Transaction
    The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations plans to conduct a hearing over what it believes are abusive transactions made by financial institutions. Bloomberg is reporting that Deutsche Bank AG (DBK), Barclays PLC (BARC), and…
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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 23

    Update on state AG/regulator lawsuits using Dodd-Frank authority

    Update on state AG/regulator lawsuits using Dodd-Frank authority
    Barbara S. MishkinWe have been following four lawsuits brought by state Attorneys General and a state regulator using their Dodd-Frank enforcement authority.  Under Dodd-Frank Section 1042, a state AG or regulator is authorized to bring…
  • Jul 22

    Community banks urge CFPB to expand small creditor exemption

    Community banks urge CFPB to expand small creditor exemption
    Jared KellyRecently, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and a 45-member coalition of state and regional banking associations submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) urging the agency to expand…
  • Jul 21

    CFPB now taking complaints on prepaid cards, debt settlement services and more

    CFPB now taking complaints on prepaid cards, debt settlement services and more
    Barbara S. MishkinAlthough we thought an announcement that the CFPB had begun taking complaints about new products would be made at its field hearing on consumer complaints last week, that announcement was made today.  The CFPB announced…
Rank this Week: 303

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device
    Catheter Connections, Inc. v. Ivera Medical Corp., 2014 WL 3536573, No. 2:14–CV–70 (D. Utah, July 17, 2014)The parties compete in the medical device market for infection-control devices.  At issue here are disinfectant caps…
  • Jul 23

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment
    AEP Texas Comm. & Indus. Retail Ltd. P’ship v. Public Util. Comm’n, 2014 WL 3558763, No. 03–13–00358–CV, -- S.W.3d – (Tex. Ct. App. July 17, 2014)A complicated regulatory background is the setting for…
  • Jul 22

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Jul 23

    Recent study finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payout

    Recent study finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payout
    A recent study by Myungho Paik, Bernard Black, and David Hyman finds a significant downward effect from state-law medical-malpractice caps on claim rates and payouts. Here is the abstract: We study the effect of damage caps adopted in the…
  • Jul 22

    Videos Educate Consumers Being Sued for Debt Collection

    Videos Educate Consumers Being Sued for Debt Collection
    by Jeff Sovern Here. The New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map) and Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice in conjunction with MFY Legal Services, Inc., and Pro Bono Net, along with other organizations, have created a series…
  • Jul 22

    Update from fracking country: Pa. audit finds lax environmental oversight

    Update from fracking country: Pa. audit finds lax environmental oversight
    A report issued today by Pennsylvania's auditor general revealed the troubling (if not necessarily surprising) degree to which that state's Department of Environmental Protection has been outmatched by the pace of gas drilling in the state.…
Rank this Week: 555

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 23

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
    When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the…
  • Jul 22

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them
    David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two…
  • Jul 18

    A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

    A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying
    A new project called Dark Mail brings together two high-profile privacy advocates to take on the leakiest of all information: that pernicious metadata.
Rank this Week: 13

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 22

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy
    Kudos to Joseph Cotterill at FTAlphaville for an excellent post on the obsession with the Rights-Upon-Future-Offers (RUFO) clause in Argentina's restructured bonds, which seems to be driving Argentina to a payment default on those very bonds.…
  • Jul 20

    In Tribute to Dan Markel

    In Tribute to Dan Markel
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I want to express our profound sadness at hearing of the tragic and untimely passing of Professor Dan Markel. a professor of law at Florida State University and a prominent criminal law theorist....
  • Jul 20

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?
    In a long story in today's edition, the New York Times is reporting a bubble in often deceptive and abusive subprime auto lending on unaffordable terms, including very high rates of interest. Although not quite the threat to the overall...
Rank this Week: 427

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3143

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2060

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law
    By Roberto C. BlanchThe Florida Legislature has enacted a number of new laws over the last several years that were in direct response to the foreclosure crisis and the meltdown in the housing market. The latest example of such a law was…
  • Jul 7

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New
    By Laura Manning-HudsonOne of the more memorable service animal disputes that my fellow community association attorneys at our law firm and I recall learning about was chronicled recently in a report by WPTV- NBC Channel 5 News in Palm Beach…
  • Jun 23

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election
    By Roberto C. BlanchCommunity association boards control the purse strings of the communities they govern, and as such they have been long-standing targets of individuals seeking to defraud associations. A recent case involving the takeover…
Rank this Week: 3220

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity
    You may have heard about the unfortunate tweet(s) by actor Jason Biggs (and is subsequent apology), which makes reference to the recent troubles of Malaysia Airlines. Our blog today is also about these recent troubles, but on a topic no...
  • Jul 17

    GM’s Newest Fabulist

    GM’s Newest Fabulist
    I’d like to suggest a new candidate to lead the Richard Nixon School for Magical Thinking. He’s someone more appropriate for today’s world of corporate cover-ups and fairy-tales. His name is Michael Millikin, and you may…
  • Jul 15

    Tired Truckers, In Brief

    Tired Truckers, In Brief
    More about tired truckers today. We’ll be brief. Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s response. Joan Claybrook’s recent congressional testimony, full of facts and information. Lawrence…
Rank this Week: 561

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 21

    If You Can’t Trust Consumer Reports to Keep Your Info Private…

    If You Can’t Trust Consumer Reports to Keep Your Info Private…
      Consumer Reports offers a Car Pricing Service for $14 that provides car buyers with the invoice price of vehicles, as well as an even lower price — the Consumer Reports “bottom line” price — that subtracts out…
  • Jul 14

    Here We Downsize Again — Part 1

    Here We Downsize Again — Part 1
     Since last fall, manufacturers have been hard at work shrinking the products you buy everyday in an effort to make a price increase be less obvious. *MOUSE PRINT: Ball Park Franks recently decreased their package size by one ounce, so…
  • Jul 7

    When Good Rebates Go Bad

    When Good Rebates Go Bad
     Newegg offered an amazing price a few weeks ago on a refurbished 32-inch Samsung HDTV — only $159.99 after a $30 mail-in rebate. And if you used a particular American Express card offer, you saved another $15. As with most…
Rank this Week: 2811

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

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

    Analysis: Housing Market Back on Downward Slope

    Analysis: Housing Market Back on Downward Slope
    Inevitably, the housing market endures cycles of upswings and downturns. Generally, so long as those fluctuations remain within reasonable bounds, there is nothing amiss about it. What we saw beginning in 2008, however, was a frightening…
  • Jul 14

    Citi to Record $7B Fine in Mortgage Settlement Agreement

    Citi to Record $7B Fine in Mortgage Settlement Agreement
    For its role in hawking defective mortgage investments during the subprime housing boom, Citigroup Inc. has agreed to fork over $7 billion, in a combination of cash and consumer relief, to settle numerous state and federal investigations.…
  • Jun 24

    Private Equity Firm Refuses to Install Pool Fence, With Tragic Result

    Private Equity Firm Refuses to Install Pool Fence, With Tragic Result
    Private equity firms have been praised by those in the real estate and finance worlds for the way in which these companies snapped up some 200,000 homes, mostly foreclosed, and transformed them into a rental empire. It's true the process has…
Rank this Week: 4807

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/
  • Jul 19

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site

    New Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Site
    We recently launched a website for our Oregon and Washington Student Loan Law Practice. We are thrilled to be helping student loan borrowers in our community lessen their student loan burdens. As one of very few graduates in the Pacific…
  • Jun 30

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor

    Getting Ready for an Oregon 341 Meeting of Creditor
    Here’s what you need to know Who must attend? The Trustee, you, and one of our attorneys. The Trustee is the person who runs the hearing and asks you questions. Who gets invited? All the creditors listed in your bankruptcy schedules get…
  • Jun 21

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in…

    Whether Your Bankruptcy was filed in Portland or Eugene, there is no need to be nervous about your 341 hearing. In our next blog article, we will discuss exactly what you need to bring to the hearing and the kind of questions that you are…
Rank this Week: 4483

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/
  • Jul 19

    Uptime Systems Review

    Uptime Systems Review
    I am a consumer lawyer. I recently decided to move my practice to the cloud from my local server. Because I am an AbacusLaw user, there was one logical choice: Uptime Systems. Uptime Systems had a relationship with AbacusLaw and together…
  • Jul 10

    Sued in Marion County Small Claims Court?

    Sued in Marion County Small Claims Court?
    Center Township. Decatur Township. Franklin Township. Lawrence Township. Perry Township. Pike Township. Warren Township. Washington Township. Wayne Township. These are the small claims courts that together comprise the Marion County…
  • Jun 21

    Medical Debt Collection in Indiana

    Medical Debt Collection in Indiana
    Medical debt collection in Indiana is a unique kind of debt collection in several ways. One of the things I see in medical debt collection that I don't see in other types of collection cases is a hospital or surgery center collecting debts…
Rank this Week: 95

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    THE SECURE ACT IS PENDING IN THE SENATE TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT

    THE SECURE ACT IS PENDING IN THE SENATE TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
    Congress is considering a bill that would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to the benefit of consumers.  Senate Bill 2224 called the stop here is in credit use in reporting act or the SECURE ACT, would provide new benefits to…
  • Jul 5

    Did 9th Circuit go too far holding collector liable for letters never received by consumer?

    Did 9th Circuit go too far holding collector liable for letters never received by consumer?
    FACTS In Tourgeman v Collins Financial Services, et al No. 12-56783, the Plaintiff purchased a computer from Dell. He lived in Mexico at the time had the computer shipped to his parents’ house in California. The purchase was originated…
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
Rank this Week: 3276

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jul 18

    9th Circuit: Plaintiff has Standing to Bring FDCPA Action for Communications He Did Not Receive

    9th Circuit: Plaintiff has Standing to Bring FDCPA Action for Communications He Did Not Receive
    In Tourgeman v. Collins Financial Services, Inc., et al., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of defendants in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class…
  • Jul 10

    Ninth Circuit Details Pre-Certification Class Settlement Approval

    Ninth Circuit Details Pre-Certification Class Settlement Approval
    In Laguna v. Coverall North America, Inc., the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's approval of a pre-certification class settlement, and further detailed factors for settlement approval under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure…
  • Jun 9

    One to Watch: U.S. Supreme Court to Review Evidence Required for CAFA Removal

    One to Watch: U.S. Supreme Court to Review Evidence Required for CAFA Removal
    The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owens to determine "[w]hether a defendant seeking removal to federal court is required to include evidence supporting federal jurisdiction in the notice of removal,…
Rank this Week: 1522

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

    Michigan Fireworks Law
    Michigan Fireworks Laws: The Fourth of July has come and gone but fireworks can still be heard in neighborhoods all around Detroit when the sun goes down. Michiganders have been enjoying relaxed state fireworks rules since Governor Synder…
  • Jun 30

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?
    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.? Do you owe money for unpaid car, credit card, or various loans? Have you fallen behind on your payments? Many individuals find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay off their loans, due to unforeseen…
  • Jun 29

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 4521

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jul 18

    The Fallout from Hobby Lobby

    The Fallout from Hobby Lobby
        On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in Burwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al. that has triggered a tidal wave of responses and opinions.[1]  Under the Affordable…
  • Jul 1

    The High Price of Easy Money: Another Bill Comes Due

    The High Price of Easy Money: Another Bill Comes Due
    Consider the following: Banks lure consumers into substantial loans in return for minor payments in the near-term. The loan payments eventually adjust to include both the interest and principal amount. Consumers lack the resources to cover…
  • Jun 25

    The Hits Just Keep On Coming… Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund

    The Hits Just Keep On Coming… Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
    Two days ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Halliburton Co., et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, holding that at the class certification stage of a securities fraud class action, a defendant may offer direct
Rank this Week: 3052

The Section 15(b) Report

The Section 15(b) Report

Monitors developments of interest to the regulated business community. By Cary Silverman.

http://cpscmonitor.com
  • Jul 18

    You have 6 months…

    You have 6 months…
    Photo: CPSC …to turn in your Buckyballs. The website for filing claims for full or partial refunds of Buckyballs is online and began accepting claims yesterday. The no-frills website (which does not appear to function properly on…
  • Jul 16

    House May Cut Off Funding for Voluntary Recall Rule

    House May Cut Off Funding for Voluntary Recall Rule
    The House of Representatives is in the midst of considering an amendment to an appropriations bill that would stop the CPSC from proceeding with its proposed rule on voluntary recalls. Last night, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered an…
  • Jul 16

    Nominees Move Forward

    Nominees Move Forward
    The U.S. Senate may soon consider nominations to fill three of the five seats on the CPSC, including its Chairman. On July 15, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee favorably reported the nominations of Elliot F.…
Rank this Week: 1266

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/
  • Jul 18

    Subaru Lemon Law Class Action

    Subaru Lemon Law Class Action
    A class action has been file for Subaru Owners who have engine problems where oil is burned excessively. You can file your own lawsuit and have your own case against the manufacturer if you so desire. The case was filed in Federal Court in…
  • Jun 25

    GM Whistle Blower Allegation

    GM Whistle Blower Allegation
    Business week article BusinessWeek magazine did an article in the most recent addition about the internal problems at General Motors and the claims of a whistle-blower. This is excellent article addressing the internal problems that…
  • Jun 1

    Lemon Law Car

    Lemon Law Car
    New Jersey Lemon Law unit The state of New Jersey has a location where consumers can file a claim under New Jersey lemon law receive an expedited procedure. The specific locations called the lemon Law unit. The lemon Law unit keeps track of…
Rank this Week: 954

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement

    FINRA Wants To Delay Implementing Rule Impacting Nontraded REIT Customers' Statement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to grant a delay in the implementation of proposed changes to rule 2340, which impacts customer account statements. The self-regulatory organization had…
  • Jul 16

    Natural Blue Resources Inc. & Microcap Stock Scammers Accused of Hiding Previous Violation

    Natural Blue Resources Inc. & Microcap Stock Scammers Accused of Hiding Previous Violation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against microcap company Natural Blue Resources Inc. and four persons for purportedly hiding from investors that two of them had previously broken the law. The regulator has suspended…
  • Jul 15

    FINRA May Expel Ex-Broker For $6M Hedge Fund

    FINRA May Expel Ex-Broker For $6M Hedge Fund
    Dean Mustaphalli, an ex-Sterne Agee Financial Services Inc. broker, could be barred from the industry over allegations that he ran a $6 million hedge fund on the side. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., Mustaphalli…
Rank this Week: 82

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 17

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney
    Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an employer cannot fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman if pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition was a motivating factor in…
  • Jul 15

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive…
  • Jul 14

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney
    Working with electricity is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can perform.  Accidental electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.  Whether you have been injured as a result of a workplace…
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Jul 17

    TCPA Victory May Expand Scope of Vicarious Liability Claim

    TCPA Victory May Expand Scope of Vicarious Liability Claim
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services laws Companies that hire vendors to place automated calls to cell phones may find themselves at…
  • Jul 14

    11th Circuit Holds Filing a Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt Violates FDCPA

    11th Circuit Holds Filing a Proof of Claim on Time-Barred Debt Violates FDCPA
    Addressing what it termed “a deluge [that] has swept through U.S. bankruptcy courts of late” the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC  held that filing a proof of claim on time barred debt is conduct…
  • Jul 9

    FDCPA Decision Challenges Lawyer

    FDCPA Decision Challenges Lawyer
    New Jersey lawyers, who file lawsuits to collect debts, face significant risk of lawsuits themselves from the very persons they sue on behalf of their clients. A June 30 decision by a New Jersey federal district court found a law firm…
Rank this Week: 4581

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
  • Jul 15

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Plaintiff: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. / Richard Battaglino, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim and LaVrar, P.A. Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal Our client was sued for an alleged…
  • Jul 13

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Permanently Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Permanently Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Harold Scherr, Esq. / Alex McClure, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Office of Harold E. Scherr, P.A. (n/k/a Scherr & McClure, P.A.) Case…
Rank this Week: 119

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
  • Jul 16

    Is the FTC a Libertarian Government Agency?

    Is the FTC a Libertarian Government Agency?
    Probably not. But any government agency that files an amicus brief supporting an Institute for Justice case challenging anticompetitive state action deserves some libertarian props. If I had to name a favorite government agency, I would pick…
  • Jul 9

    The FTC Orders Ski-Equipment Companies to Start Competing Again

    The FTC Orders Ski-Equipment Companies to Start Competing Again
    Sometimes competition is a real hassle. If your company has a loyal customer or longtime employee, you feel betrayed when a competitor swoops in to try to “steal them.” If you are the Miami Heat, you probably don’t like that…
  • Jul 3

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. Mean for Antitrust Law?

    What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. Mean for Antitrust Law?
    The defendants in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. failed to show the US Supreme Court the “special justification” necessary to overturn settled precedent. As we explained in a previous post, the Supreme Court in…
Rank this Week: 1507

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!
    Have you ever provided your cell number to a company and it later started to call you incessantly to collect a debt of someone else. I've recently had that happen to me. My father was hospitalized with a stroke and I gave my cell phone…
  • Jul 13

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?
    Mortgage companies in Florida must think money really does grow on trees as they are now suing for deficiency judgments on past foreclosures of homes. July 1, 2014 was the deadline in Florida for lenders to file deficiency lawsuits for…
  • May 22

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected
    The Affordable Care Act has caused millions of people to sign up for Medicaid for the first time. Medicaid is a program of free health insurance provided to low to no income individuals. Although the care itself is free, there is a lien…
Rank this Week: 592

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against the debt collection firm of Fredericak J. Hanna & Associates and its three principal owners "for operating a debt collection lawsuit mill that uses illegal tactics to…
  • Jun 16

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are not protected under federal exemption laws.   Clark  v. Ramekers, 573 U.S. ____ (2014).  Even though inherited IRAs are…
  • May 27

    70% of Debt Buyer Lawsuits Dismissed When Consumer Files Answer

    70% of Debt Buyer Lawsuits Dismissed When Consumer Files Answer
    A report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that a debt buyer dismissed 70% of its lawsuits when the consumer filed a written answer to the lawsuit.  As part of a debt collector examination, Supervision…
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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
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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/
  • Jul 14

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon its 2014 Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. The publication notes that "Shook Hardy & Bacon has a first-class…
  • Jul 11

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch
    The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower appeals court's ruling on the application of the component parts doctrine in a metal worker's suit claiming lung  injury. See Ramos, et al. v. Brenntag Specialties Inc., et…
  • Jul 9

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case
    A California federal court has rejected a proposed class action complaint arising from alleged misleading labeling and advertising of vegetable juice products as "raw" and "organic." See Alamilla, et al. v. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.,…
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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/
  • Jul 11

    A Check List of Steps to Prepare and File an Order to Show Cause to Vacate a Default Judgment

    A Check List of Steps to Prepare and File an Order to Show Cause to Vacate a Default Judgment
    By: Robert J. Nahoum   You have just discovered that a default judgment has been entered against you by a debt collector because you didn’t answer a debt collection lawsuit.  In order to reverse (or as the lawyers call it…
  • Jun 13

    Could Stronger State Debt Collection Laws be Coming to New York State?

    Could Stronger State Debt Collection Laws be Coming to New York State?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum On May 28, 2014, the New York State Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at debt collectors.  Included in the proposed laws is an enlargement of disclosure requirements to consumers, stronger court filings…
  • Jun 12

    A Check List for Answering a Debt Collection Lawsuit in New York Pro Se

    A Check List for Answering a Debt Collection Lawsuit in New York Pro Se
    By: Robert J. Nahoum You’ve come home to find legal papers taped to your door.  A closer look reveals that the legal papers are a debt collection summons and complaint – you are being sued you for an old debt.   A…
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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: 891

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: 1663

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 675

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 3823

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    What happens when you buy a car and never get the title?

    What happens when you buy a car and never get the title?
    You never become the owner, that's what. But you may not be totally stuck because there are laws to protect innocent buyers against crooked and ripoff car dealers. Not only will you have lots of legal rights, but selling a car in Ohio…
  • Jun 24

    Is Your Car Manufacturer Driven to Safety or Merely Driving You Nuts?

    Is Your Car Manufacturer Driven to Safety or Merely Driving You Nuts?
    There seems to have been a lot of recalls lately, which has to make you wonder if the car manufacturers are being pushed to recall cars by a concern for safety or a real fear of federal investigations and a public relations disaster.One thing…
  • Jun 19

    Rip of the Week The Personal Assistant Ripoff

    Rip of the Week The Personal Assistant Ripoff
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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/
  • Jul 4

    Video: Overview of 5 options when sued by a debt collector in Alabama

    Video: Overview of 5 options when sued by a debt collector in Alabama
    Discover the 5 options that you have when sued by a debt collector (such as Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc) in Alabama. Here are the five options: First, file bankruptcy. Second, fight the lawsuit on your own. Third, settle…
  • Jun 2

    My odd office experience with Bank of America's loss mitigation

    My odd office experience with Bank of America's loss mitigation
    As you probably know, my law firm represents many Alabama consumer who sue mortgage companies such as Bank of America. Well, today I received a letter from Bank of America. I opened it up and it was addressed to me and said that BoA…
  • May 31

    Decision on FDCPA: Offer of Judgment Held Not To Kick Case Out Of Federal Court

    Decision on FDCPA: Offer of Judgment Held Not To Kick Case Out Of Federal Court
    Debt collectors love to use "Offers of Judgment" to try to get rid of cases and the new strategy is to argue that "there's no way you can prove actual damages" or "you didn't properly plead actual damages" so your case gets thrown out after a…
Rank this Week: 872

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 2400

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 187

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do it online. You can avoid paying tax on the money when you contribute it (in a traditional IRA) or when you withdraw it…
  • Jun 11

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?

    Should I Take Money Out Of My Retirement Account to Pay My Creditors?
    The answer, as always, is “It depends”.  Take two recent examples we’ve seen. The first person is a woman in her mid-40s.  She’s placed about $30,000 into her company’s 401K plan over the last 10…
  • Jun 11

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?

    I Have a Voluntary Wage Assignment. What Can I Do?
    Your creditors can’t simply take money out of your paycheck just because they feel like it.  They need a reason, and there are only a few reasons these companies can do that.  One of those reasons is a judgment from …
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Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce

    How To Find Hidden Assets In A High-Income Divorce
    Uncovering hidden assets is the bane of attorneys handling high income divorce cases. Any lawyer can use interrogatories and a request for production of documents, spot issues from facts and construct an argument that advances the…
  • Jan 22

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland

    Modification of Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland
    Once the court makes a child custody and visitation determination, the arrangement is very difficult to modify. Under Maryland law, a parent who wishes to modify a court order regarding custody and visitation must meet the heavy burden of…
  • Jul 18

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked

    Housing Finance Reform: Government Reinventing the Wheel Rather Than Sticking With What Worked
    Housing finance reform has been at the center of debates on how to ensure a stable economy since the Great Depression. Recently, in light of the 2007 economic crisis, lawmakers introduced a new bill in the Senate to address reforms. The bill…
Rank this Week: 3941

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jun 19

    Credit Discrimination Is a Civil Rights Matter

    Credit Discrimination Is a Civil Rights Matter
    As the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement surfaces again for debate. Most Americans agree that the progress of the 1960s is far from complete. UCLA Professor…
  • Jun 8

    Students Deserve a Fair Shot

    Students Deserve a Fair Shot
    Few people in America know more about student debt than Elizabeth Warren. Before being elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, she was a professor teaching bankruptcy law at Harvard Law School, and has written books on financial literacy,…
  • Jun 6

    California Lemon Law and the "Serious Bodily Injury" Standard

    California Lemon Law and the "Serious Bodily Injury" Standard
    There is no doubt that General Motors' botched handling of defective ignition switches was callous and incompetent. Engineers knew of the problem as early as 2004. The recall debacle has rippled through the company. To her credit, this week…
Rank this Week: 1484

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 4382

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian
    The State of Mississippi has sued Experian alleging violations of the FCRA and its own state law. Among other problems,  the Mississippi lawsuit said, Experian provides no straightforward way for consumers to correct erroneous…
  • May 13

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian

    Court Gives Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement in Tow Bill Case Against Experian
    On April 29, 2014, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action against Experian Information Solutions in which our law firm represented the plaintiffs and the class. The settlement will resolve…
  • Apr 15

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth
    Here are some of the most common myths concerning credit reports. 1) I haven’t done anything wrong so my credit reports must be OK. Your credit reports may have errors that affect your credit standing even if you did nothing to…
Rank this Week: 1485

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 13

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure
    In New Jersey, every municipality is required by law to hold sales of unpaid property taxes at least once each year. The municipalities sell the tax liens to obtain the tax revenue which they should have been paid by the property owner. The…
  • Jun 2

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle

    New Jersey Lemon Law - Protection for New Vehicle
    Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Consumers incur high costs to purchase a vehicle and even higher costs to repair defects. Understanding the economic impact, New Jersey's Legislature passed the New Jersey Lemon Law Act.…
  • May 30

    New Jersey's Anti Retaliation Law

    New Jersey's Anti Retaliation Law
    New Jersey employees in the private sector and many in the public sector are known as at-will employees. This means that employees may be fired at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. Employees, however, cannot be fired for…
Rank this Week: 3659

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 10

    Court Refuses to Vacate Satisfied (paid) Judgment

    Court Refuses to Vacate Satisfied (paid) Judgment
    This situation is relatively common: A debtor (person who owes money) is surprised by a frozen bank account due to a judgment previously entered; Debtor enters into settlement agreement to cause quick release of bank account; Debtor then…
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
Rank this Week: 3900