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Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 3

    Raleigh Assault and Battery Personal Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Assault and Battery Personal Injury Attorney
    If you or a loved one has been physically assaulted, you have the right to hold the person assaulting you financially responsible for any harms they have caused.  The type of “damages” recoverable in an assault and battery…
  • May 1

    Raleigh Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Injury Attorney
    While being involved in a motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating, being injured by a hit-and-run driver can be infuriating.  These irresponsible drivers negligently cause automobile collisions and seek to evade any personal…
  • Apr 30

    Raleigh Distracted Driver Negligence Claim Attorney

    Raleigh Distracted Driver Negligence Claim Attorney
    By now, most realize that texting while driving is at least as dangerous as drunk driving.  Even so, there are many folks who would never think about driving under the influence of alcohol but who still regularly text while driving on…
Rank this Week: 4846

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/
  • May 1

    Will Class Actions Have a Leg to Stand on After Spokeo?

    Will Class Actions Have a Leg to Stand on After Spokeo?
    Earlier this week we promised you a more detailed look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, and why the Court’s willingness to resolve questions on plaintiffs’ standing to…
  • May 1

    Advisory Alert: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule

    Advisory Alert: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule
    Security Risk Analysis and Patient Access Where HIPAA and Meaningful Use intersect, does the newly released Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule provide greater clarity or create more confusion? As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Apr 30

    Advisory Alert: Another Medical Record Disposal HIPAA Settlement

    Advisory Alert: Another Medical Record Disposal HIPAA Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced a new settlement with a small pharmacy, Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (“Cornell”). OCR alleged that Cornell…
Rank this Week: 216

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 1

    Dennis Hirsch Paper on Big Data and the FTC's Unfairness Authority

    Dennis Hirsch Paper on Big Data and the FTC's Unfairness Authority
    Dennis D. Hirsch of Capital has written That's Unfair! Or Is It? Big Data, Discrimination and the FTC's Unfairness Authority, 103 Kentucky Law Journal (2015). Here is the abstract: Big data and data analytics (“big data”) can…
  • May 1

    North Carolina bill would ease restrictions on debt buyer

    North Carolina bill would ease restrictions on debt buyer
    The state senate is considering a bill that would eliminate requirements that debt buyers have detailed information about the debt they buy before suing to enforce the debt in court. The bill passed out of committee over the objections of...
  • Apr 30

    Class certified for challenge to D.C. tax-lien scheme

    Class certified for challenge to D.C. tax-lien scheme
    You may recall an excellent and eye-opening series from the Washington Post in the fall of 2013 showing how a combination of relatively small tax underpayments could add up, with fees and penalties, to losing your home in the nation's...
Rank this Week: 453

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 1

    Proposed MLA expansion cleared to move forward

    Proposed MLA expansion cleared to move forward
    Joseph J. Schuster Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee removed language from the draft Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that would have delayed the finalization of rules proposed by the Department of Defense that…
  • Apr 30

    Report from SBREFA Panel on Payday, Title and Installment Loan

    Report from SBREFA Panel on Payday, Title and Installment Loan
    Mark J. Furletti Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate as an advisor to a small entity representative (“SER”) at the small business review panel on payday, title and installment loans.  (Jeremy Rosenblum…
  • Apr 29

    CFPB settles first overdraft opt-in rule enforcement action

    CFPB settles first overdraft opt-in rule enforcement action
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced yesterday that it had reached a settlement with Regions Bank regarding claims that the bank unlawfully charged overdraft fees to customers who had not opted-in for overdraft coverage.  The matter is…
Rank this Week: 3598

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • May 1

    Broker Stuart Conley Accepts Censure and Fine for Failing to Obtain Prior Written Authorization For His Discretionary Trading

    Broker Stuart Conley Accepts Censure and Fine for Failing to Obtain Prior Written Authorization For His Discretionary Trading
    Formality is substance in the business of investing; casual account management is not allowed.  Either you discuss every trade with your broker, or your broker obtains written discretionary power, with no exceptions! The Financial…
  • Apr 30

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Lawrence LaBine

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Lawrence LaBine
    Unfortunately, the elderly and the inexperienced investors are oftentimes the ones who find themselves victimized by unscrupulous and predatory brokers. Foreign persons – from Europe, South America, and elsewhere – also appear to…
  • Apr 29

    What is an 8210 Request and What Do I Do?

    What is an 8210 Request and What Do I Do?
    Back in February, I wrote a piece on what to do when you get an SEC subpoena.  SEC subpoenas are only part of the securities regulatory landscape.  While the SEC can and will subpoena anyone – registered or unregistered…
Rank this Week: 3114

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/
  • May 1

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Case Barred by Florida Statute of Limitation

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Case Barred by Florida Statute of Limitation
    Great news for Florida consumers with student loans! On April 21, 2015, the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Bankruptcy Court issued a ruling on behalf of our client that a National Collegiate Student Loan Trust would be barred…
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?
    Today, a legislator introduced a bill to treat student loan debt as other unsecured debt in a bankruptcy filing. This would be huge! As everyone knows, a bill isn't a law and it could be awhile, but if this gains steam, we may have some…
  • Jan 19

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court
    We are still able to strip second mortgages in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy here in Tampa Bay. However, there is a risk that the window of opportunity may be closing. Bank of America has filed several challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court in the…
Rank this Week: 3035

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/
  • May 1

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Court Order Expanding Class Size Triggers Removal Opportunity

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Court Order Expanding Class Size Triggers Removal Opportunity
    The US. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed a district court’s order remanding a class action to state court, holding that a second removal was proper and timely-filed 30 days after the state court entered an order…
  • Apr 30

    Florida Court Reverses Foreclosure Judgment, But Remands Without Involuntary Dismissal

    Florida Court Reverses Foreclosure Judgment, But Remands Without Involuntary Dismissal
    The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure, holding that the mortgagee failed to properly establish the amount of its damages. However, the Appellate Court further held that…
  • Apr 30

    Maurice & Needleman and McGinnis Wutscher Are Now Maurice Wutscher

    Maurice & Needleman and McGinnis Wutscher Are Now Maurice Wutscher
    You may have noticed a new firm logo on our site. I’m very happy to announce the merger of Maurice & Needleman with financial services law firm McGinnis Wutscher. The alliance enables us to provide the…
Rank this Week: 3778

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/
  • Apr 30

    What is the New York Exempt Income Protection Act?

    What is the New York Exempt Income Protection Act?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum A debt collector with a New York state court judgment has a powerful tool at is deposal to enforce the judgment and collect money from the judgment debtor called a restraining notice.  A restraining notice is... The…
  • Apr 27

    City of Yonkers Adopts New Debt Collection Requirement

    City of Yonkers Adopts New Debt Collection Requirement
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The City of Yonkers has amended its Consumer Protection Code by adding new protections for consumers from whom a debt is being collected from a debt collection agency. The new rules expand the definition of the... The…
  • Apr 17

    Debt You Thought You Paid Off Through Debt Settlement

    Debt You Thought You Paid Off Through Debt Settlement
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: I have written before about debt settlement and how it works.  To be clear, I am no fan of debt settlement and think that it is generally a bad idea for any consumer.  In... The post Debt You…
Rank this Week: 3117

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le
    According to this post by a DC Comics artist (who created Felicity Smoak!).  This raises fascinating contract issues, as well as depressingly highlighting artists' lack of bargaining…
  • Apr 29

    The dangers of only arguing one half of 43(a)

    The dangers of only arguing one half of 43(a)
    Diodato v. Wells Fargo Ins. Servs., USA, Inc., 44 F. Supp. 3d 541 (M.D. Pa. 2014) Darrell Diodato was employed by Wells Fargo Insurance for thirty-six years as an insurance producer, servicing existing insurance business and originating new…
  • Apr 27

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability
    Really briefly!  In re Scotts EZ Seed Litig. 304 F.R.D. 397 (S.D.N.Y. 2015).  It would defeat the purpose of class actions.  Also, though, there couldn't be an injunctive relief class after the challenged statement was removed…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Apr 28

    Puerto Rico’s General Obligation Rating is Downgraded to CCC+

    Puerto Rico’s General Obligation Rating is Downgraded to CCC+
    Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) has just downgraded the general obligation rating of Puerto Rico from a rating of B to a rating of CCC +. The ratings agency said the downgrade was because the market access prospects for…
  • Apr 24

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker to NFL, NBA Players Over Failure to Disclose Nightclub Involvement

    FINRA Bars Wells Fargo Broker to NFL, NBA Players Over Failure to Disclose Nightclub Involvement
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has barred broker Aaron Parthemer, a Wells Fargo (WFC) adviser, for taking part in a number of outside businesses and failing to disclose his involvement. FINRA has tight regulations that…
  • Apr 23

    Killeen Man Accused of Texas Securities Fraud Targeting Military

    Killeen Man Accused of Texas Securities Fraud Targeting Military
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is accusing Leroy Brown Jr. of Texas securities fraud. Brown, a U.S. army veteran, allegedly solicited ex- and current members of the military and others to invest with him and his firm LB Stocks…
Rank this Week: 250

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 28

    House Judiciary Committee: Not Such a Class Act

    House Judiciary Committee: Not Such a Class Act
    Last month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a ground-breaking 700 page study. They found that over 32 million cheated Americans are helped every year by class action lawsuits. More astonishing, they found that class actions…
  • Apr 23

    VA Hospitals Must Do Better

    VA Hospitals Must Do Better
    Washington Post columnist Charles Lane ran a column yesterday called Why don’t we just abolish the VA? I was a bit taken aback by this, especially when he started using Cold War rhetoric to make his point, calling the VA...
  • Apr 21

    The CFPB - No Good Federal Agency Goes Unpunished

    The CFPB - No Good Federal Agency Goes Unpunished
    I admit it. When it comes to federal agencies, there have been some problems. Take the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which for whatever reason (captured by industry, asleep at the wheel - no pun intended) has failed…
Rank this Week: 5040

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Apr 28

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period
    In Reyes v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the 9th Circuit held that a state court's order certifying a class that met the requirements of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") created a new occasion for removal. In Reyes,…
  • Apr 20

    CFPB Arbitration Study Revives Consumer Arbitration Policy Debate

    CFPB Arbitration Study Revives Consumer Arbitration Policy Debate
    The Arbitration Study issued last month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revives a long-standing policy debate over consumer arbitration. The CFPB Arbitration Study, mandated by Dodd-Frank, analyzes the prevalence of consumer…
  • Apr 5

    Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Song-Beverly Class Action

    Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Song-Beverly Class Action
    In Lewis v. Safeway, Inc., the First District California Court of Appeal held that collecting and recording a customer's date of birth in connection with the sale of alcohol is not a violation of the Song-Beverly Act's prohibition on…
Rank this Week: 1576

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: 1879

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Apr 28

    Fairness in Class Action Bill Does Not Live Up to Its Name

    Fairness in Class Action Bill Does Not Live Up to Its Name
    Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015” (H.R. 1927). A…
  • Apr 22

    E-Cigarettes: The New Kink in the Fight Against Tobacco

    E-Cigarettes: The New Kink in the Fight Against Tobacco
    While the anti-tobacco movement has made major legislative strides over the years in the fight against death and disease caused by cigarette smoking and other tobacco products, a new tobacco substitute may interfere with this progress: the…
  • Mar 24

    Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Nutrition Labeling is a Win for Consumer

    Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Nutrition Labeling is a Win for Consumer
    On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a consumer-friendly decision in Reid v. Johnson & Johnson, a false advertising case concerning assertions made by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary about its…
Rank this Week: 3246

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/
  • Apr 27

    Morgan Stanley Sued by Home Shopping Founder’s Widow for $170M

    Morgan Stanley Sued by Home Shopping Founder’s Widow for $170M
    Lynnda L. Speer, the widow of Home Shopping Network co-founder Roy M. Speer, is suing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MS), a branch manager, and an adviser for over $170 million. Mrs. Speer contends that the firm and adviser Ami Forte took…
  • Apr 25

    BlackRock Advisors Settles SEC Charges Over Conflict of Interest Disclosures for $12M

    BlackRock Advisors Settles SEC Charges Over Conflict of Interest Disclosures for $12M
    BlackRock Advisors (BLK) has consented to be pay $12M resolve Securities and Exchange Commission charges claiming that a conflict of interest that occurred because a former portfolio manager’s outside business activity was not…
  • Apr 23

    Deutsche Bank to Pay $2.5B for Rate Rigging

    Deutsche Bank to Pay $2.5B for Rate Rigging
    Financial firm Deutsche Bank (DB) will pay a $2.5 billion fine to regulators in the United States and Britain for its involvement in rate rigging. The German lender also will fire seven of its employees. This is the largest penalty to date…
Rank this Week: 4742

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Apr 27

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action

    Cy Pres Settlement Approved in Google Privacy Action
    Last month, a Northern District of California judge finally approved an $8.5 million settlement of a class action challenging Google Inc.’s privacy policies. The plaintiffs alleged that Google invaded their and class members’…
  • Apr 21

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable

    Arbitration Agreements Imposed on Exotic Dancers Held Unconscionable
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that an arbitration agreement in the “Performer Contracts” of exotic dancers was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable and denied a motion…
  • Apr 13

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review

    McGill v. Citibank: Consumer Attorneys Buoyed by Grant of Review
    On April 1, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted review of McGill v. Citibank to decide whether Citibank can use an arbitration clause to stymie a customer from pursuing public injunctive relief under California’s consumer…
Rank this Week: 2995

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    A World Without Harvey

    A World Without Harvey
    Here's an early obit. It's hard for me to imagine a chapter 11 world without Harvey Miller. Although the adjective is over-used, I think it would be difficult to argue the man was not transformative to bankruptcy law. He was...
  • Apr 21

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law

    "Quicken" the Development of the Law
    Over the last few years, the US Department of Justice has reached settlements with nearly every major lender with regard to the lending procedures for FHA (Federal Housing Administration) loans. The legal basis for the settlements were…
  • Apr 21

    Thanks for the chance to post.

    Thanks for the chance to post.
    Thanks to the folks who run Credit Slips for the opportunity to post. I hope to be back in a few months with musings about the following: Since the CFPB has very limited authority over auto finance, and since securitization...
Rank this Week: 2146

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/
  • Apr 27

    Divorce debts in Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Divorce debts in Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Divorce is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. People often have questions about how to deal with debts from their divorce. Depending on how a debt is categorized in the divorce decree, you might be able to wipe it out in…
  • Apr 7

    Chapter 7 lien stripping a new possibility

    Chapter 7 lien stripping a new possibility
    We know that you can strip a completely unsecured second mortgage lien in Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, at least one court (the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals) has ruled that you can strip a second mortgage after filing Chapter 7…
  • Feb 16

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant
    Friedman Iverson is a boutique law firm serving consumers and creatives. We’re looking for an administrative/legal assistant to support our law firm’s day to day operations, with an emphasis on our bankruptcy practice.…
Rank this Week: 2868

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 26

    Despite Crushing Publicity, TurboTax Sales Surge

    Despite Crushing Publicity, TurboTax Sales Surge
      In January, we were the first to call national attention to TurboTax’s nasty and inconspicuous ploy of stripping its flagship desktop income tax preparation software of key tax forms, thus forcing long-time users to upgrade to…
  • Apr 20

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099
      MrConsumer was helping a friend buy a particular refrigerator recently at Sears: One weekend last year, Sears was selling it for $1299, marked down from (a supposed) $2099. Scrolling down the page, there was this “payment…
  • Apr 13

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?
      When you are choosing which potato chips to eat, do you have an angel on one shoulder nagging you to take the low fat bag, and a devil on the other urging you to grab the regular chips? MrConsumer experienced such a tug, and decided to…
Rank this Week: 2211

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/
  • Apr 25

    Oregon Bankruptcy Acce

    Oregon Bankruptcy Acce
    According to a new study, the 2005 revisions to the bankruptcy code may be keeping financially struggling Oregonians out of bankruptcy court, but it hasn’t helped them with their financial suffering. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and…
  • Apr 19

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy
    Once you opt to surrender you home in your Oregon Bankruptcy, you will probably want to stay in the house for as long as you can. All too often we have seen Oregon Bankruptcy clients move out of homes in bankruptcy, thinking the foreclosure…
  • Apr 16

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court
    Vancouver bankruptcy filers will be happy to hear that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is now offering debtors the ability to receive court notices and orders via email through a program called “Debtor…
Rank this Week: 4788

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 214

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Covers consumer laws and debt collection defense. By James D. Murtha.

http://longislandconsumerlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2590

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Apr 23

    ForceField Energy Stock Trading Suspended-CEO Arrested for Securities Fraud

    ForceField Energy Stock Trading Suspended-CEO Arrested for Securities Fraud
    April 21, 2015- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended trading in the securities of ForceField Energy, Inc. (FNRG)  until May 5th due to concerns about the adequacy and accuracy of information available to investors in…
  • Apr 23

    Former D’Hanis State Bank President Indicted for Fraud & Embezzlement

    Former D’Hanis State Bank President Indicted for Fraud & Embezzlement
    April 17, 2015- San Antonio, Texas The FBI announced that Laurie Mayfield (aka Laurie H. Scott), 54, of Fredericksburg, Texas, was indicted for bank fraud and embezzlement. According to the release, Mayfield , formerly president of…
  • Apr 23

    Houston Broker Suspended for Trading Account Without Client’s Permission

    Houston Broker Suspended for Trading Account Without Client’s Permission
    April 8, 2015- Austin, Texas The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) suspended Bruce William Schoendorf, an investment adviser of Hurwitz Associates,  for ten days for exercising discretion in a client account in violation of a…
Rank this Week: 1448

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 21

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone

    New York Debt Collector Court Rule Is A Game Changer - For Everyone
    Third party debt collectors, also known as debt-buyers and zombie creditors (for really old debts) have had to do little in the past to prove that a debt was yours, you owed it and that it wasn't barred by the statute of limitations. Now, a…
  • Apr 16

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint

    Identity Theft and Debt Collection Remain Highest Source of Consumer Complaint
    The Federal Trade Commission reported the top consumer complaints as Identity theft and with debt collection a close second. You can see that report here. The Consumer Financial Bureau Annual Report (2014) continues to report that the…
  • Apr 15

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported

    Fed Study: Student Loan Delinquencies Higher than Previously Reported
    An article[1] in today's Wall Street Journal exposes a worrisome statistic: 31.5% of Americans encumbered by student loans are at least one month behind on payment.[2] That's a higher delinquency rate than credit cards, auto loans (8.5%),…
Rank this Week: 2686

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: 987

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: 2615

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
  • Apr 15

    Nice to be thanked

    Nice to be thanked
    I've been working for a year or so as a lead volunteer on the Education Committee for the National Association of Consumer Advocates. We're working to develop a comprehensive plan and curriculum for effective continuing legal education…
  • Apr 8

    This is what the corporate capture of the US Supreme Court produce

    This is what the corporate capture of the US Supreme Court produce
    The corporate takeover of the US Supreme Court since 1980 has been breathtaking in its scope, producing decisions that ALWAYS increase corporate power at the expense of real people and that include bizarre results that can only be understood…
  • Apr 7

    Vehicle Repair Shop Ripoff

    Vehicle Repair Shop Ripoff
    Next week, I'm giving a class to the Consumer Law section of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association on what consumers can do when they've been ripped off by an auto repair shop. [...]
Rank this Week: 2976

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Apr 14

    3 Groups of Federal Student Loan Borrowers That May Be Eligible for a Disability Discharge

    3 Groups of Federal Student Loan Borrowers That May Be Eligible for a Disability Discharge
    Below is a list of 3 groups of federal student loan borrowers that may be eligible to have their student loan debt administratively discharged (NO bankruptcy adversarial proceeding required). Veterans- Veterans who have a VA determination…
  • Mar 5

    US Department of Education Is Finally Cracking Down On Lying/Abusive Collection Agencies.

    US Department of Education Is Finally Cracking Down On Lying/Abusive Collection Agencies.
    In its February 27, 2015 press release, the U.S. Department of Education indicated that they were “winding down” contracts with 5 private collection agencies because they were providing “inaccurate information” to…
  • Feb 24

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?
    Today the U.S. Department of Education began its latest round of negotiated rulemaking to expand the Pay-As-You-Earn repayment plan as a result of President Obama’s 2014 announcement. The negotiations end April. Why should you care? If…
Rank this Week: 614

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4579

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/
  • Apr 11

    Lights Out for GE Capital

    Lights Out for GE Capital
    General Electric announced last week that it was selling off GE Capital, its financial services division, and returning to its core business of manufacturing. Consumer advocates lauded the change. Marcus Stanley, of Americans for Financial…
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
Rank this Week: 834

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Is the Payday Lending Industry Doomed? CFPB Issuing New Regulation

    Is the Payday Lending Industry Doomed? CFPB Issuing New Regulation
    What if a bar could not serve a customer a second drink until one hour after the first drink was consumed?  What if a donut shop could not sell a second serving unless they determined if the consumer would burn off all the calories by…
  • Mar 24

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower
    On February 25, 2015, the Nebraska bankruptcy court issued a new student loan opinion that should lift the hopes of debtors overburdened by student loans.   See In re DeLaet, Case #13-04032. What is striking about this opinion is that…
  • Feb 28

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retirement funds rolled over from an Individual Retirement Account to purchase an annuity are exempt from the bankruptcy estate.  In re Miller (No. 13-3682).  Prior to filing…
Rank this Week: 2208

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Apr 8

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense
    Criminal Conviction Being sentenced with criminal charges can lead you on a roller coaster of emotions. It is a stressful time filled with anxiety and can be scary. Hiring a criminal defense attorney can ease your panic by guiding you through…
  • Mar 20

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online
    Ann Arbor District Court, Bay County District Court, and Highland Park District Court Debut Online Traffic Court As part of the continuing “Judge Online” movement, several local courts recently signed with a software service that…
  • Mar 20

    Michigan Expungement Law Change

    Michigan Expungement Law Change
    Wondering about the new Michigan expungement law changes. Michigan law may now allow you to get a conviction removed from the public record? If so, you should be aware of changes to Michigan’s expungement statute. Expungement…
Rank this Week: 4924

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 4153

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 4038

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Apr 3

    Merrill Lynch Axes $1.3 Billion Broker Thomas Buck for Alleged Abuse

    Merrill Lynch Axes $1.3 Billion Broker Thomas Buck for Alleged Abuse
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss An Investment News article reports today that Thomas J. Buck, who was Merrill Lynch’s top financial adviser in Indiana by assets under management – reportedly $1.3 billion…
  • Mar 31

    Stockbroker Does Not Have a Fiduciary Duty to an Investor

    Stockbroker Does Not Have a Fiduciary Duty to an Investor
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The relationship that an investor has with his or her stockbroker is considered by most to be one of absolute trust. An investor entrusts a significant amount of his or her hard earned…
  • Mar 9

    Can a Stock Broker or Investor Be Sued?

    Can a Stock Broker or Investor Be Sued?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Losing money in the stock market is not unheard of; many investors may even expect it. However, some investors may find that the loss they experience is not necessarily due to the…
Rank this Week: 3399

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/
  • Mar 21

    Wines and Arsenic

    Wines and Arsenic
    The following are only allegation and must be proven to be true. The Slatest and AP are reporting on a lawsuit about certain wines having been tested and found to have high levels of arsenic according to the facts underlying the lawsuit. …
  • Mar 21

    Wines and Arsenic

    Wines and Arsenic
    The following are only allegation and must be proven to be true. The Slatest and AP are reporting on a lawsuit about certain wines having been tested and found to have high levels of arsenic according to the facts underlying the lawsuit. CBS…
  • Feb 19

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor
    Be careful when you are buying a house. You must be careful when buying a home and also hiring a realtor. This is not always an easy decision and you must have very good advice and educate yourself when buying a home Realtors are subject…
Rank this Week: 603

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida Foreclosure Stress Manifests Itself in Health Problem

    Florida Foreclosure Stress Manifests Itself in Health Problem
    There is no question the foreclosure process can be a stressful one. Even when homeowners prevail, the emotional toll can be enormous, and sometimes, that translates to physical ailments as well. Recently, the Tampa Bay Times reported on a…
  • Mar 15

    Judge: Money Rules America's Court System

    Judge: Money Rules America's Court System
    The trial lawyers at Jacobs-Keeley have often noted the civil court system is skewed toward banks and other deep-pocketed entities. Even though courts are supposed to be one of those places where the playing field is even - justice being…
  • Mar 10

    Editorial: Banks Rarely Held Accountable to Any Real Degree

    Editorial: Banks Rarely Held Accountable to Any Real Degree
    A number of large financial institutions are preparing to settle with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations they engaged in a massive price-rigging scandal that involved many trillions of dollars in foreign currency trades. The…
Rank this Week: 3994

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3592

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
Rank this Week: 827

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
Rank this Week: 829

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/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
Rank this Week: 1382

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
  • Feb 18

    Cutting the Cord?

    Cutting the Cord?
    Photo: US CPSC on Flickr (Creative Commons license) The CPSC has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to address the strangulation risk posed to young children from cords on window coverings. The new rule…
  • Feb 4

    Top 5 of the 1st Year

    Top 5 of the 1st Year
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Section 15(b) report. Here are the top five viewed posts since its inception: Do I Sell a Consumer Product? Mohorovic Shares Observations After 1st 100 Days–Engagement, Burden…
  • Jan 29

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?
    WARNING (TO BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS): DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! You can read the Popular Science story explaining this video, “This is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs in a Blender,” here.
Rank this Week: 2188

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand
    Is There a Stink Bug Legion in Your New Car?Literally. US Cars literally stink in New Zealand, according to an article just published by WardsAuto news publication and Yahoo's New Zealand news online. The official announcement was made in New…
  • Jan 12

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey
    We were asked the other day why a car dealer who lied to a customer should have to do anything more than merely take back the car and refund their money. Seems some car dealers and their attorneys think that's enough. Paying "more" means…
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
Rank this Week: 2323

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Gerald Solomon, PA.

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

    Maryland Mediation 2.0

    Maryland Mediation 2.0
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
  • Mar 30

    The Maryland Court's Failure to Enforce the Intent of Mediation

    The Maryland Court's Failure to Enforce the Intent of Mediation
    My last post, The High Cost of Mediation and Failure of the Maryland Courts, presented a hypothetical couple who were facing foreclosure. They were waiting for mediation and also hoping to get a modification to save their home. They had…
  • Mar 13

    The High Cost of Mediation and Failure of the Maryland Court

    The High Cost of Mediation and Failure of the Maryland Court
    Maryland adopted a law requiring all parties to a foreclosure to attend mediation if requested. "The goal of the law is to help homeowners get relief through a loan modification if they qualify or to find an alternative to foreclosure." See…
Rank this Week: 5022