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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

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

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking "seeking comments, data, research, and/or other information related to nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine,…
  • Jul 1

    Appellate court holds Apple liable for e-book price fixing

    Appellate court holds Apple liable for e-book price fixing
    The LA Times reports: A federal appeals court Tuesday let stand a 2013 lower court ruling that concluded Apple conspired with several top book publishers to raise e-book prices. The Justice Department had accused Apple of unfairly taking…
  • Jun 30

    FTC returns almost $4 million to consumers in debt collection scam

    FTC returns almost $4 million to consumers in debt collection scam
    The Federal Trade Commission announced today: The Federal Trade Commission is mailing almost 95,000 checks totaling approximately $4 million to consumers who lost money to a debt collection operation that extorted payments from them using…
Rank this Week: 453

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 1

    What is a Good Settlement with Erin Capital Management?

    What is a Good Settlement with Erin Capital Management?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The notorious debt buyer Erin Capital Management and its lawyers Eltman, Eltman & Cooper has sued you for an old debt that they bought from an original creditor.  You are considering whether to fight them…
  • Jun 30

    What is a Good Settlement with Midland Funding?

    What is a Good Settlement with Midland Funding?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The notorious debt buyer Midland Funding, LLC has sued you for an old debt that they bought from an original creditor.  You are considering whether to fight them or to reach a reasonable settlement and get... The…
  • Jun 29

    What Happens at a New York Debt Collection Court Appearance?

    What Happens at a New York Debt Collection Court Appearance?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you.  It’s a debt collector suing you on an old credit card or medical debt.…
Rank this Week: 3173

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 181

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 30

    CACH LLC Loses Debt Collection Lawsuit

    CACH LLC Loses Debt Collection Lawsuit
    When our client received the Summons and Complaint from the process server, she discovered CACH LLC was suing her on a credit card debt using claims for Account Stated and Unjust Enrichment.  CACH LLC claimed to have bought the debt from…
  • Jun 30

    Capital One Debt Collection Lawsuit Dismissed

    Capital One Debt Collection Lawsuit Dismissed
    Our client was sued by debt collection lawyer Michael Debski from Debski & Associates, P.A. on behalf of Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.  Shortly after being retained, the case was permanently dismissed with prejudice without our client…
  • Jun 26

    Best Decision I Have Ever Made!

    Best Decision I Have Ever Made!
    Client Review: CACH attempted to bring me to court for an old debt of $5000 that they claimed I owed to them. After being served at my front doorstep I immediately started to stress out and I was ready to give them whatever they wanted to…
Rank this Week: 155

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 30

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case
    Since 2004, 12 Catholic dioceses have filed under Chapter 11. The latest case is that of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which filed in January 2015. The claims bar date is set for August 3. How should the...
  • Jun 30

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm
    Credit Slips blogger, Anna Gelpern, was on the Diane Rehm Show this morning discussing the financial problems in Puerto Rico and Greece. Gelpern of Georgetown University was joined by Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal and Matthias Matthjis…
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
Rank this Week: 2155

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 30

    The TPP and the U.S. Chamber’s Global Poison

    The TPP and the U.S. Chamber’s Global Poison
    The Daily Show presented a hilarious animated cartoon last night, an “ode to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia” who last Friday (Thursday too) clearly had a “terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day.” By contrast,…
  • Jun 24

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!
    I know, it’s summer and you probably weren’t expecting a quiz. But what would a PopTort Quiz be if not a surprise? Besides, it's summer school. Just five questions, so let’s begin: 1. Medical malpractice case filings…
  • Jun 18

    America’s New Century of Hate

    America’s New Century of Hate
    Just two days ago, Charles Kurzman, sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, wrote this in a New York…
Rank this Week: 5020

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jun 30

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver

    Settlement Delivers $228M to FedEx Driver
    After over 10 years of litigation, a settlement has finally been proposed in a case alleging that FedEx misclassified more than 2,300 California truck drivers who worked for the company between 2000 and 2007. The drivers’ complaint…
  • Jun 23

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid
    On May 1, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, affirmed a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision denying a defendant pizza restaurant’s motion to compel arbitration in a wage-and-hour class action brought…
  • Jun 16

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone
    On Monday, June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Brown, et al. v. Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, a wage-and-hour class action involving the enforceability of waivers of…
Rank this Week: 3217

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”
     ISPs Subject to Enforcement of Morphing “Reasonable, Good Faith” Efforts in Interim At a speech at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Chairman Wheeler stated that the Commission intends to issue a Notice of Proposed…
  • Jun 23

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law
    The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon should take note, as…
  • Jun 22

    TCPA Webinar

    TCPA Webinar
    Thursday, June 25, 20153:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. E.D.T. The FCC is poised to decide most (but not all) of the more than two-dozen long-pending petitions seeking clarification of how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) applies in a…
Rank this Week: 2493

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3785

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jun 30

    Harnessing the Power of Observation

    Harnessing the Power of Observation
    Observation is a powerful tool for us as leaders and learners. But like many other powerful things, it is only powerful when used. Water can be stagnate and sour or if moving, can be turned into electricity. Like water, observation only…
  • Jun 30

    Helping People See the Big Picture (and Why It Is So Important)

    Helping People See the Big Picture (and Why It Is So Important)
    When I am flying home to Indianapolis, I always hope for the landing pattern that takes us over the famed oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The image here gives you an idea – but unless you have seen it for yourself, you have no…
  • Jun 30

    Why Allow Repossession when you can Sell Homes for Cash?

    Why Allow Repossession when you can Sell Homes for Cash?
    Allowing repossession of your home or properties is no brainer unless you have been declared bankrupt. Repossession would mean letting go off your properties to your lender no matter what mortgage sum is still left to pay and most lenders…
Rank this Week: 5049

Credit Report Matters Blog

Credit Report Matters Blog

Covers legal rights to accurate credit reports, disputing inaccurate credit reports and legal remedies. By Gordon Leech.

http://creditreportmatters.info
  • Jun 30

    Choose a Reliable Lenders in UK For Finance up to 12 Month Loans Solution

    Choose a Reliable Lenders in UK For Finance up to 12 Month Loans Solution
    From the beginning of this century, a small wind of financial imbalance started to blow. It really made lots of hazards in the whole industry. Large number of organizations fell down in it. All are due to the creation of financial imbalance…
  • Jun 29

    Handle Your Emergency Situation With 6 Month Payday Loans Same day

    Handle Your Emergency Situation With 6 Month Payday Loans Same day
    Financial adversities can strike you at any time without any warning sign. At such instances, it is very tricky to arrange for funds directly and get over your state of affairs. What if you are the only human being operational and have to…
  • Jun 29

    Credence Independent Advisors Asian stocks show improvement, upbeat US corporate earning

    Credence Independent Advisors Asian stocks show improvement, upbeat US corporate earning
    July 21, 2014 – The investors have set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment. The volumes kept low, however with the Japanese markets on holiday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan increased by 0.24%,…
Rank this Week: 4996

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?
    If you’re sued in Alabama, then almost certainly you will receive a letter from a company called Ferry and Nicholas. Normally this is sent to you the day after you are sued, so usually before you’re ever served with a lawsuit,…
  • Jun 12

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632
    So I had an odd experience of speaking with a scam debt collector today -- this outfit (not sure what their name is) called my new home number. The phone call came from 1-866-332-6632. They use the classic "scary message" about a file has…
  • Jun 7

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question
    In this video we answer the following consumer protection questions: The first question is "I have a judgment against me. What do I need to do if I want to pay that off?" Now, our next question is similar. What if you have been sued, so you…
Rank this Week: 991

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 29

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese
    Demandas de cobro de deudas falsas se han convertido en un gran negocio para los prestamistas sin escrúpulos y para los cobradores de deudas. Con demasiada frecuencia, los prestatarios no luchan contra las prácticas abusivas de…
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
Rank this Week: 998

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published notices in today’s Federal Register seeking comments on the following information collections: “Consumer Response Government and Congressional Boarding Forms.”  The…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. Mishkin As of today, consumer narratives are publicly available on the CFPB’s consumer complaint database.  In its press release, the CFPB stated that the database now includes “for the first time over 7,700…
Rank this Week: 3566

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor
    An Oregon foreclosure mediation program has undeniably helped many debtors find a way to stay in their homes. The program provides Oregonians with a chance to meet with lenders in order to find ways avoid a foreclosure. The latest…
  • Jun 27

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee
    Probably the worst way for any Portland area Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtor to make a monthly payment is out of pocket.  If you have a regular job this isn’t a problem, the payment is just deducted from you wages and you never falls…
  • Jun 21

    Increase in Consumer Debt

    Increase in Consumer Debt
    American consumer debt increased steadily in April as credit-card use surged. At the same time,  education and vehicle debt grew at the slowest pace since July 2012.   While economists typically see a pickup in…
Rank this Week: 4849

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    Marriage Equality Win

    Marriage Equality Win
    I was late to work on Friday. Not because I couldn’t find a taxi, or the dogs were lagging on their morning walk. In fact, I had already started working around 8:30 a.m. on my patio—pot of coffee made, laptop
  • Jun 15

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?
    On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was…
  • Jun 2

    Guidance for Damages Issues in Class Case

    Guidance for Damages Issues in Class Case
    How should trial courts deal with challenges to damages models in class actions? The Seventh Circuit recently suggested a burden-shifting approach, in a recent opinion involving loss causation in a securities fraud case. Glickenhaus & Co.…
Rank this Week: 3224

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Jun 29

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair
    Municipal housing code citations can be a nightmare for NJ landlords. A prior post explained how some tenants intentionally or neglectfully damage their apartment and sic the city on the landlord. These housing code citations can be used by…
  • Jun 28

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"
    New Jersey landlords face a complicated regulatory jungle. In addition to the stringent requirements of the Anti-Eviction Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:81-61.1 et. seq.), Landlords must also comply with the NJ Department of Community Affairs and local…
  • Jan 9

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"
    A NJ commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be challenging to manage. A commercial landlord must balance the benefit of having a rent paying tenant in a space that can be difficult to rent with the realities of the tenant's behavior. In…
Rank this Week: 3347

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 29

    You May Not Own Your New Cellphone

    You May Not Own Your New Cellphone
      If you are about to get a new cellphone from Sprint or T-Mobile, you better read the fine print, because you may not actually be buying that phone. You may only be leasing it. MOUSE PRINT*: That’s right. Sprint is turning back…
  • Jun 22

    Here We Downsize Again – 2015 (part two)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2015 (part two)
      The parade of products being downsized continues. It is rare that a downsized product makes headlines, but this one did. *MOUSE PRINT: Besides dropping one-quarter of the contents, what is irksome here is the old and new containers are…
  • Jun 15

    PayPal Gets Its Wrist Slapped by FCC for Violation

    PayPal Gets Its Wrist Slapped by FCC for Violation
      In May, PayPal sent its customers an email notifying them of forthcoming changes to the PayPal User Agreement because eBay and PayPal are becoming separate companies. One section of that revised agreement announces changes to how the…
Rank this Week: 2223

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4745

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document
    June 24, 2015 Bruce R. Geiger entered into an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations by FINRA that he had violated various FINRA rules altering annuity forms by…
  • Jun 26

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton
    June 23, 2015- Columbia, South Carolina The Securities Commissioner for South Carolina filed a Rule to Show Cause seeking to permanently ban Mark Christopher Hotton from the securities industry. In 2013 Hotton was permanently barred from…
  • Jun 25

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board
    June 23, 2015-Austin, Texas John Morgan, Texas Securities Commissioner, entered a Cease and Desist Order against Petro-San Resources LLC and Sean Patrick Riley of San Antonio, Texas, alleging that they are offering to sell unregistered…
Rank this Week: 74

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jun 26

    NC Postconcussive Syndrome Lawyer

    NC Postconcussive Syndrome Lawyer
    A concussion can cause a constellation of impairing and disabling symptoms. Treatment of those symptoms can cost thousands of dollars. Many folks are also unable to work through their symptoms, resulting in thousands of dollars of lost wages…
  • Jun 24

    Obtaining Accident/Crash Reports in North Carolina

    Obtaining Accident/Crash Reports in North Carolina
    Typically, after any North Carolina motor vehicle collision, the responding law-enforcement agency will create a crash report that will be sent to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. The report serves a critical function –…
  • Jun 8

    Wage & Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation

    Wage & Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for collective action lawsuits against employers for minimum wage and overtime pay violations. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that nearly 80% of all of employers are not in compliance…
Rank this Week: 4830

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2371

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire
    The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined the billionaire club, according to the most recent report by Bloomberg News. Jamie Dimon, the assembler of Citigroup Inc. and now head of JPMorgan, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, derived…
  • Jun 20

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American
    Retirement is supposed to be about enjoying those "Golden Years." Those who have spent a lifetime working, raising families and contributing to society are supposed to be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of all their labor - perhaps…
  • Jun 15

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 3874

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 25

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act
    Usury is defined as an illegally high rate of interest. In New York, the civil usury rate is 16%[1] and the criminal usury rate is 25%[2]. Banks get around state usury laws through the National Bank Act, a federal law that expressly allows…
  • Jun 24

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce
    Under New York law, once a judgment has been entered for a debt, the creditor can demand information about assets that might be available to satisfy the debt from anyone that the creditor thinks may have the information. Note that the…
  • Jun 22

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money
    The Langel Firm represents consumers against lawsuits, wage garnishments, and bank seizures usually involving one of these debt collectors. We've embarked on a recent project to summarize each section of Article 52 of New York procedural law…
Rank this Week: 2720

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Broker Keith M. Rogers Indicted on Securities Fraud Charges in Alabama

    Broker Keith M. Rogers Indicted on Securities Fraud Charges in Alabama
    It was recently reported that Keith M. Rogers, formerly employed by GLS & Associates, Inc., a FINRA broker-dealer, has been indicted and held on $2 million bond on securities fraud charges, where it was reported that he took…
  • Jun 17

    What is Elder Abuse?

    What is Elder Abuse?
    As the U.S. baby boomers look toward retirement, a larger percentage of the population will become senior-aged individuals who will have a substantial amount of savings that may be used to fund investments.  It is more important than…
  • May 22

    New York based Arjent, LLC Executive Robert DePalo Indicted by Manhattan District Attorney

    New York based Arjent, LLC Executive Robert DePalo Indicted by Manhattan District Attorney
    Foreign investors continue to be targets of investment fraud.  Bloomberg Business has reported that broker-dealer Arjent LLC Chief Executive Officer Robert DePalo has been indicted by a New York Grand Jury on charges related to…
Rank this Week: 3169

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: 4571

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4166

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
      ASSET EXEMPTION DESCRIPTION LAW IMPORTANT CASES & NOTES Homestead $60,000 of home equity. No more than 2 lots in City or Village, 160 acres farmland. Sales proceeds protected for 6 months. §40-101, 40-111, 40-113 Must reside…
  • Jun 16

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Additional Child Tax Credit is a protected asset in bankruptcy cases filed in Missouri.  In re Hardy, case number 14-1181 (2015).   Are such tax credits exempt in Nebraska…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2560

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
  • Jun 17

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help
    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help If you owe a creditor money, they have various ways they can go about collecting a debt, some more friendly to the debtor than others. But the most direct avenue a creditor can use to…
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Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
  • Jun 15

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
  • Jun 7

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?
    A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car…
Rank this Week: 2365

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: 1902

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2969

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

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

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

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

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

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1478

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 11

    Debt Collectors Sued for Threatening and Harassing People

    Debt Collectors Sued for Threatening and Harassing People
    Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit against several debt collectors.  The debt collectors are accused of threatening and harassing people.  The lawsuit states that many of the people did not even owe the debts.Mohan…
  • Aug 13

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Debt Collection Law Firm

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Debt Collection Law Firm
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against a debt collection law firm, Frederick J. Hanna & Associates (Frederick Hanna).  The suit alleges that the debt collection firm spent less than a minute reviewing…
  • Aug 12

    ACE Cash Expre

    ACE Cash Expre
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that ACE Cash Express (ACE) used illegal debt collection practices to pressure borrowers who were overdue on their payments.  The illegal debt collection practices included false…
Rank this Week: 4243

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
Rank this Week: 3543

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/
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
  • Apr 19

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement

    The Colgate Doctrine and Other Alternatives to Resale-Price-Maintenance Agreement
    As an antitrust attorney with an antitrust blog, my phone rings with a varied assortment of antitrust-related questions. One of the most common topics involves resale-price maintenance. “Resale price maintenance” is also one of…
Rank this Week: 2428

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/
Rank this Week: 3090

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
  • Jun 9

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine
    Have you been sued by the Lawsuit Machine Behind Student Loan Debts? Bloomberg tells us how bad the problem is: "Student loans have eclipsed credit cards to become the second-largest source of outstanding debt in the U.S., after…
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my debt collection case? As simple as it sounds, it is an important question. I have said this a thousand times,...
Rank this Week: 1285

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jun 5

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax
    One day this past March, Ms Katie Manning, who lives in Maine, came home and found her mailbox stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing an Equifax credit report on 300 individuals! None of them had anything to do with her. A TV…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 442

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
  • Jun 4

    CPSC to Hold Hearing on Future Prioritie

    CPSC to Hold Hearing on Future Prioritie
    The Commission is in the process of preparing the agency’s fiscal year 2016 Operating Plan and fiscal year 2017 Congressional Budget Request. It will conduct a public hearing on June 24, 2015 to receive views from the public about…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2212

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

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

    NJ Court Affirms Role of Learned Intermediary Doctrine

    NJ Court Affirms Role of Learned Intermediary Doctrine
    A New Jersey court overseeing the centralized litigation regarding the human tissue product AlloDerm has issued a noteworthy ruling in a bellwether case on the duty to warn. See Simineri, et al. v. LifeCell Corp., No. L-5972-11 (Super. Ct.…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    No legal post. Today is Memorial Day on which we commemorate the valiant men and women who died while serving in the American military, in defense of our nation. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in…
  • May 20

    Shook Honored in Chambers 2015

    Shook Honored in Chambers 2015
    Chambers & Partners has released its 2015 edition of Chambers USA, recognizing Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s product liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, and labor and employment practices.  Our readers…
Rank this Week: 1537

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

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

    Investors Receive Biased Advice From Stockbrokers New Study Confirm

    Investors Receive Biased Advice From Stockbrokers New Study Confirm
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss In our May 18th post, we discussed stockbrokers (sales persons who purportedly dispense advice only in conjunction with selling investment products) and investment advisors (who give…
  • May 19

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss We continue to see lots of activity involving unsuitable sales of non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (“non-traded REITs”). If you’re a retail customer who was…
  • May 18

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A stockbroker is not permitted to indiscriminately sell any available investment product to any customer he or she chooses, nor may a broker follow a “one-size-fits-all”…
Rank this Week: 3394

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 645

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned
    Last August Bank of America agreed to a record $16.7 billion settlement with the Justice Department over their past mortgage practices. Part of the settlement also requires Bank of America to provide $7 billion in consumer relief over…
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
Rank this Week: 3475

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 7

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid
    According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Bankruptcy Trustees are using a legal argument called “fraudulent transfer” to take back tuition payments clients have made to their children’s colleges. This can be a…
  • May 5

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy
    The number one thing that slows down a bankruptcy case is the speed with which clients can assemble the necessary documents. By following these five tips, you can ensure that your bankruptcy moves quickly, and that you’re…
  • May 5

    Divorce debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    Divorce debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I wrote last week about how to deal with divorce debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Chapter 13 has different rules and different ways to deal with family court debts. 1. Chapter 13 can’t discharge domestic support…
Rank this Week: 2846