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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 22

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm
    Last week, a Missouri jury awarded about a quarter-million dollars in compensatory and $82 million in punitive damages to a woman who was hounded for over a year by debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates for a $1100 debt that…
  • May 21

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie
    "The magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous," wrote U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York near the start of her a 361-page ruling in Federal Housing Finance Agency v. Nomura Holding America,…
  • May 21

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation
    Credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion have agreed to pay $6 million to resolve an investigation by the attorney generals of 31 states into customer disputes over errors in their credit reports, fraud and identity theft.…
Rank this Week: 2429

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 22

    Florida Court Holds UCC Article 9 Governs in Mortgage Fraud Dispute

    Florida Court Holds UCC Article 9 Governs in Mortgage Fraud Dispute
    The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that the priority between two assignees of notes secured by the same mortgage due to fraud is determined by Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and not the recording…
  • May 20

    U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Whether Complete Relief to Class Litigant Moots Class Claim

    U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Whether Complete Relief to Class Litigant Moots Class Claim
    Statutory damage claims, like those under the TCPA and the FCRA, will be scrutinized in the next session of the U.S. Supreme Court and its decisions could have broad implications for the financial services industry. Today we look at one…
  • May 19

    California Appeals Court Rules Probable Cause Defeats Malicious Prosecution Claim

    California Appeals Court Rules Probable Cause Defeats Malicious Prosecution Claim
    The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, recently affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor a bank and its employee as to a plaintiff’s malicious prosecution claim. In so ruling, the Appellate…
Rank this Week: 3828

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: 4594

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

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

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    What is a Credit Card Charge Off?

    What is a Credit Card Charge Off?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve come home to find legal papers taped to your door.  A closer look reveals that the legal papers are a debt collection summons and complaint – you are being sued you for an... The post…
  • May 20

    How to Tell the Legitimate Debt Collectors from the Fraud

    How to Tell the Legitimate Debt Collectors from the Fraud
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Anyone who has ever dealt with a debt collectors knows how invasive and annoying they can be.  The phone rings incessantly and the letters in the mail never seem to stop.  Sometimes debt collectors cross…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3244

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
Rank this Week: 346

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 21

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding
    Barbara S. Mishkin Republican Senator David Perdue has introduced a bill, S.1383 entitled the ‘‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015,” that would make the CFPB subject to the congressional…
  • May 21

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit…
  • May 20

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection will hold a teleconference on May 21, 2015 on implementation of the CFPB’s mortgage rules.  FDIC staff will share observations made by FDIC examiners…
Rank this Week: 3654

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 2797

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 21

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill
    When a corporate lobby group becomes so publicly detested that even dolphin-killing BP can’t take it anymore, you know you’re in trouble. BP is a corporation that recently ended its association with the American Legislative…
  • May 20

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act
    In an earlier version of The Pop Tort, my colleague discussed the SPACE Act- a bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This bill would immunize private space companies from liability for any...
  • May 19

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame
    There was a time when the liability insurance industry hid behind front groups to accomplish things, well aware the public generally detested them. Back in 1994, a representative from the American Tort Reform Association’s PR firm,…
Rank this Week: 5082

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • May 21

    A Setback for Generic Consumer

    A Setback for Generic Consumer
    The road to recovery for generic drug consumers just got more difficult. After a series of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court over the past few years, a person injured from a generic drug is almost entirely unable to bring
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3290

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
  • May 20

    Why Forced Arbitration is A Threat to Your Right

    Why Forced Arbitration is A Threat to Your Right
    From ConsumerAdvocates.org (National Association of Consumer Advocates):What is arbitration? Arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes in which two parties present their individual sides of a complaint to an arbitrator or…
  • May 6

    Just in time for the growing season!

    Just in time for the growing season!
    New sign for the new community garden in Salem's Northeast Neighborhood - click on image to learn more [...]
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3043

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/
  • May 20

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Panel (“FINRA”) has ordered UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and UBS Wealth Management (collectively “UBS”) to pay a client from Puerto Rico $1 million to repurchase…
  • May 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection
    The nation’s highest court has just made it easier for workers to sue their 401k plans for charging excessive fees for investments. The case is Tibble v. Edison International, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the…
  • May 15

    FINRA Gets Tough With Its Sanctions Against Brokers For Suitability Violation

    FINRA Gets Tough With Its Sanctions Against Brokers For Suitability Violation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has decided to take tougher actions against brokers who violate suitability standards. The regulator is recommending that the National Adjudicatory Council, which oversees disciplinary proceedings,…
Rank this Week: 124

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 20

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In a move that may greatly impact litigation under the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) and potentially other acts that provide statutory damages for violations, the high court will hear arguments in a case questioning whether a class…
  • May 19

    Advisory Alert: FTC, State Regulators, and Apple Weigh in on RadioShack Customer Data Sale

    Advisory Alert: FTC, State Regulators, and Apple Weigh in on RadioShack Customer Data Sale
    RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court in February, seeking a court-supervised sale of $1.2 billion in assets. Included in the sale is a database of customer information from about 1,700 stores regarding…
  • May 19

    North Dakota Focused on Privacy and Information Security; AG Wants to Know if You’ve Been Breached

    North Dakota Focused on Privacy and Information Security; AG Wants to Know if You’ve Been Breached
    Come August 1, North Dakota’s Attorney General will expect to hear from you if your company suffers a breach of computerized data affecting more than 250 persons. On April 13 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed S. 2214 into law,…
Rank this Week: 1970

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm
    In recent months, there has been good news on the housing economy front. Specifically, housing prices are rising once again to levels that reflect their actual value, a sign of overall economic recovery and growth after the Great Recession.…
  • May 15

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert
    That high interest rate on your credit card could be giving you more than a headache. It could potentially make you clinically depressed. That's the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of…
  • May 10

    Report: 1 in 4 Renters Use Half Their Earnings for Housing

    Report: 1 in 4 Renters Use Half Their Earnings for Housing
    In what strikes many consumer rights activists as a dangerous trend, more than a quarter of all renters in the U.S. must shell out at least 50 percent - often more - of their family's income for rent and utilities. The revelation came as the…
Rank this Week: 3985

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/
  • May 20

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict
    So I am probably a day late and a dollar short with this story, but here goes. From Consumerist, here is the opening: "A jury in Missouri recently awarded $251,000 in damages to a local woman who was wrongfully sued...
  • May 14

    Settling a debt collection claim

    Settling a debt collection claim
    Clients come to me frequently after being contacted by a debt collector. They don't know what to do or how to deal with the collection agency. They just know that they want the debt issue resolved. What can they do?...
  • Dec 31

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report
    Unsolicited “prescreened” offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free phone number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt-out with the nationwide…
Rank this Week: 1381

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3232

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/
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo
    On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision addressing what constitutes “actual injury” for purposes of Article III standing. See Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir.…
Rank this Week: 3283

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: 2291

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 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”…
  • May 15

    Dispute with Your Broker? Don’t Be Late to Arbitrate

    Dispute with Your Broker? Don’t Be Late to Arbitrate
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Do you dream of finding an omniscient stockbroker who will guard your principal from loss, invest it wisely, generate above-average returns, and never cause you aggravation or harm?…
Rank this Week: 3411

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: 3173

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: 716

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/
  • May 18

    Nomura & Royal Bank of Scotland Must Pay $806M in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Nomura & Royal Bank of Scotland Must Pay $806M in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Nomura Holdings (NMR) and Royal Bank of Scotland group Plc (RBS) must pay $806 million in the mortgage-backed securities lawsuit filed against them by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. $779.4 million will go to mortgage lender Freddie Mac…
  • May 15

    Barclays Also Likely to Be Fined For Libor Settlement Breach

    Barclays Also Likely to Be Fined For Libor Settlement Breach
    Bloomberg says that according to sources familiar with the matter, in addition to the penalty that Barclays Plc (BCS) is expected to pay to resolve the U.S. Justice Department’s case for interest currency benchmark rigging, the bank…
  • May 13

    Goldman Sachs Must Pay National Australia Bank $100M in Mortgage Fraud Case

    Goldman Sachs Must Pay National Australia Bank $100M in Mortgage Fraud Case
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel recently ordered Goldman Sachs Inc. (“Goldman”) to pay $80 million in compensatory damages plus millions more in interest to National Australia Bank…
Rank this Week: 4786

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/
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
  • May 12

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion this past Friday putting a stake through the heart of the legislature's latest attempt to evade its responsibility for woefully underfunding four of the state's five public pensions.…
Rank this Week: 2325

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

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

    9th Circuit Analyzes Securities Exception to CAFA Removal

    9th Circuit Analyzes Securities Exception to CAFA Removal
    In Eminence Investors, LLLP v. Bank of New York Mellon, the 9th Circuit applied the securities exception to defendant's removal under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") and dismissed plaintiff's appeal of the remand order. In Eminence,…
  • May 8

    9th Circuit Holds CAFA Can Provide a Second Removal Period

    9th Circuit Holds CAFA Can Provide a Second Removal Period
    In Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, the 9th Circuit held that the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") provides a 30-day removal period from the date the grounds for removal under CAFA are ascertainable, even if an earlier pleading…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1668

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • May 18

    Ambiguous 2-Fer Offer

    Ambiguous 2-Fer Offer
      Everybody loves a bargain, and when a company offers a second product free or at reduced price, that can be an attention-grabber. The problem is that too often companies advertise 2-fer offers that are ambiguous at best, causing the…
  • May 11

    Keurig Partially Reverses Course

    Keurig Partially Reverses Course
      Last week we told you about Keurig’s new 2.0 coffeemakers that no longer work with old Keurig K-cups and will now only accept their own brand or licensed K-cups with special markings on the top. Well, it seems the company has had…
  • May 4

    Keurig 2.0 Coffeemakers Have a Built-in Detective

    Keurig 2.0 Coffeemakers Have a Built-in Detective
      The maker of Keurig coffee machines, the ones that use those little (and expensive) K-Cups to brew a single cup of coffee, must have a clever bunch of engineers in their employ. They have created a new machine, the Keurig 2.0, that…
Rank this Week: 2708

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/
  • 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,…
  • May 11

    Driverless Cars: A Preview

    Driverless Cars: A Preview
    It was eerie. I was driving along the freeway between San Francisco and San Jose, comfortably guided under cruise control, when I noticed a car smoothly glide by on my left. Its occupants were engaged in conversation. They were not looking…
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • May 16

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector
    Here is the link to the case Bishop v. IC System, Inc. and the full text of it below from Google Scholar. This case is interesting as it shows the mindset of the debt collection industry in arguing that they can still collect without any…
  • May 15

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt
    This is the first one of our weekly question and answer webinars. Thanks! John G. Watts Watts & Herring, LLC Birmingham and Madison Alabama offices (we represent folks all over…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 992

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 838

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 11

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery
    A New Jersey appeals court last week upheld the denial of class certification to plaintiffs with claims against automotive insurers relating to the diminished value of policyholders' vehicles. See Myska, et al. v. New Jersey Manufacturers…
  • May 5

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement
    There is likely no more fundamental notion in product liability law than the recognition that the defendant's product must cause the injury complained of, and thus a product maker or seller ought not be held liable for injuries caused by a…
  • May 1

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as its 2015 International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice Chair…
Rank this Week: 1723

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: 3533

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 141

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: 2943

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 4

    Wake County Boating Accident Injury Attorney

    Wake County Boating Accident Injury Attorney
    One of the best things about the Raleigh-Durham area is the availability of recreational activities, including boating opportunities.  Anyone who has been to Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, or Harris Lake in the middle of the summer knows that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5045

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: 4842

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: 2289

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: 1599

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: 852

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: 2452

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: 4835

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: 4121

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: 80

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: 797

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: 3693

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: 1454

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: 998

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: 2460