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Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Aug 26

    FINRA Claims Wedbush Securities Engaged in Supervisory and Anti-Money Laundering Violation

    FINRA Claims Wedbush Securities Engaged in Supervisory and Anti-Money Laundering Violation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has filed a disciplinary complaint against Wedbush Securities Inc. that accuses the firm of violations related to anti-money laundering and systemic supervision. The self-regulatory organization…
  • Aug 23

    Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion to Settle DOJ Mortgage Probe

    Bank of America to Pay $16.65 Billion to Settle DOJ Mortgage Probe
    Bank of America (BAC) and the U.S. Department of Justice have arrived at a $16.65 billion mortgage settlement. Under the agreement, the lender will pay $9.65 billion to the DOJ, the SEC, other government agencies, and six states. The…
Rank this Week: 457

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/
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?
    I'm looking for someone fitting this description to help to publicize this problem - CNN Money is interested in doing a story - Please contact me if you know someone who would be willing to share their story and be interviewed. Plus I may be…
Rank this Week: 4618

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 312

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair
    Charlie was a bad man.  With his aggressive personality he intimidated and threatened others if they didn’t give into what he demanded.  He grew rich on the work of others and reminded everyone that without him they were…
  • Jul 16

    CFPB Sues Junk Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill

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

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected

    Supreme Court Ruling: Inherited IRA Accounts Not Protected
    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are not protected under federal exemption laws.   Clark  v. Ramekers, 573 U.S. ____ (2014).  Even though inherited IRAs are…
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
  • Jun 13

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure
    In New Jersey, every municipality is required by law to hold sales of unpaid property taxes at least once each year. The municipalities sell the tax liens to obtain the tax revenue which they should have been paid by the property owner. The…
Rank this Week: 3704

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Appellate Ruling Creates New Wrinkle Over Acceptance of Partial Payments That Are Endorsed as Full Payment

    Appellate Ruling Creates New Wrinkle Over Acceptance of Partial Payments That Are Endorsed as Full Payment
    By Roberto C. BlanchAs if collections of delinquent accounts were not already difficult enough for condominium associations and HOAs in Florida as the state recovers from the foreclosure crisis, a recent ruling by the Second District Court of…
  • Aug 22

    Firm Nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Award

    Firm Nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Award
    By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.The firm is proud to announce that we have been nominated for The Florida Community Association Journal Readers' Choice Awards in the legal services category, which…
  • Aug 5

    Former Homeowners Strike Windfall from Foreclosure Surplu

    Former Homeowners Strike Windfall from Foreclosure Surplu
    By Jonathan M. MofskyWould you be surprised to learn that an owner could walk away from his home, stop making mortgage payments, avoid all personal liability for debt on the property and still make nearly $100,000 after the property is…
Rank this Week: 4897

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register

    HMDA proposed rule published in Federal Register
    Jared Kelly The proposed rule amending the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation C, was published in the Federal Register today. As such, the official comment deadline will be October 29, 2014. We previously…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding

    CFPB announces higher education memorandum of understanding
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The CFPB announced that it has entered into a “Joint Higher Education Memorandum of Understanding” with the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense (DOD), and Education (ED) as part of a joint effort by…
  • Aug 28

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing

    CFPB announces September 18 auto finance field hearing
    Peter N. Cubita The CFPB has announced that it will be holding a field hearing on auto finance on September 18 in Indianapolis.  The announcement indicates that the hearing will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • Aug 29

    Five U.S. Antitrust Law Tips for Foreign Companie

    Five U.S. Antitrust Law Tips for Foreign Companie
    Just because your company isn’t based in the United States doesn’t mean it can ignore US antitrust law. In this interconnected world, there is a good chance that if you produce something, the United States is a market that matters…
  • Aug 20

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?

    Why Does Antitrust Law Matter to You?
    Antitrust matters to me. It is a big part of how I make my living—as an antitrust attorney. That is why the blog is called (unimaginatively) The Antitrust Attorney Blog. You might be an antitrust lawyer too. And if so, I guess the above…
  • Aug 15

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?

    Does a Refusal to Deal With a Competitor Create Antitrust Liability?
    Yes, in certain narrow circumstances, refusing to do business with a competitor violates Section 2 of the Sherman Act, which regulates monopolies, attempts at monopoly, and exclusionary conduct. This probably seems odd—don’t…
Rank this Week: 1088

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
Rank this Week: 31

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: 109

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/
  • Aug 28

    With a whole lot more

    With a whole lot more
    Thoughts on cramdown and "make whole" call provisions, over at Dealb%k.
  • Aug 26

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Aug 28

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement
    We told you yesterday about the online merchant Accessory Outlet, which demanded $250 from a consumer and told her she was "playing games with the wrong people" after the consumer said she would contact her credit card company about a...
  • Aug 28

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie
    Taking aim at some of the key causes of the financial crisis, the SEC approved rules on Wednesday that would require issuers of asset-backed securities — complex investments based on mortgages, auto loans or other types of debt —…
  • Aug 27

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework
    Joel R. Reidenberg, N. Cameron Russell, Alexander J. Callen, Sophia Qasir, and Thomas B. Norton, all of Fordham, have written Privacy Harms and the Effectiveness of the Notice and Choice Framework. Here is the abstract: In the last fifteen…
Rank this Week: 170

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Mortgage Lending Abuses Cost Bank of America $17B - Largest-Ever Settlement

    Mortgage Lending Abuses Cost Bank of America $17B - Largest-Ever Settlement
    The Department of Justice has brokered a deal with financial giant Bank of America, in which the company will pay $17 billion to settle allegations that it and its subsidiaries purposely misled investors regarding toxic, mortgage-backed…
  • Aug 25

    Report: "Too Big to Fail" Banking is Far From Over

    Report: "Too Big to Fail" Banking is Far From Over
    Following the 2008 collapse of the housing market and subsequent bank bailouts, federal regulators insisted the 11 largest U.S. and foreign banks draft so-called "living wills." These documents spelled out contingency plans in the event…
  • Aug 21

    Spread of Poverty a Central Source of Conflict

    Spread of Poverty a Central Source of Conflict
    The riots in Missouri after police officers fatally shot an unarmed black teenager engender the deep-seated fear and racism experienced daily by minorities in the U.S., particularly in the South. For all our talk of progress, this situation…
Rank this Week: 791

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1775

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 18

    Secondary Debt collectors Must Comply with Initial Notice Requirements, holds NY Federal Judge

    Secondary Debt collectors Must Comply with Initial Notice Requirements, holds NY Federal Judge
    An article[1] in Today's New York Law Journal discussed Tocco v. Real Time Resolutions[2] that decided an issue dividing the courts: whether subsequent debt collectors are obligated to comply with FDCPA § 1692g, a law that requires…
Rank this Week: 2852

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Who Makes the Most Lemon Cars?

    Who Makes the Most Lemon Cars?
    The myth has for years been that European and Asian cars are made better than the ones that Detroit turns out. That may have been true when your father bought his cars, but not so much anymore.The auto industry recognized the quality problems…
  • Aug 20

    Aston Martin - We're Too Busy Making Money to Build Safe Cars Too - Give Us a Break!

    Aston Martin - We're Too Busy Making Money to Build Safe Cars Too - Give Us a Break!
    Side impact crashes injure more oftenIn 2007 the federal safety agency in charge of setting safety standards for motor vehicles sold in the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wanted to protect passengers from side…
  • Aug 8

    In 31 Weeks, GM Recalls 29 Million Vehicle

    In 31 Weeks, GM Recalls 29 Million Vehicle
    Image from KSPR.comGM issued 5 more recalls today, covering another 269,000 vehicles. That makes a total of 29 million GM vehicles recalled in the first 31 weeks of the year, 219 days so far this year. That's roughly 132,420 GM vehicles…
Rank this Week: 2706

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3019

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/
  • Aug 26

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on AgeCheq, Inc.’s Proposed Parental Consent Method under COPPA

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on AgeCheq, Inc.’s Proposed Parental Consent Method under COPPA
    The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it seeks public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application proposed by AgeCheq, Inc., to enable apps, websites and advertisers to obtain parental consent to collect…
  • Aug 25

    In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airline

    In Flight Catalog: Senator Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Consumer Data Practices by Airline
    Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional services and the…
  • Aug 21

    When Does Texting Become Autodialing?

    When Does Texting Become Autodialing?
    Seventh Circuit Provided Opportunity to Consider Just What “Capacity” Equipment Must have to Fall Within TCPA Restrictions The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could entertain arguments on what “capacity”…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 1465

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/
  • Aug 25

    How AG’s Got the Business Records Exception Wrong

    How AG’s Got the Business Records Exception Wrong
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIn comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…
  • Aug 7

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV

    En Banc Hearing Sought in FDCPA Case, Crawford v. LVNV
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsLast month’s 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that allowed a Fair Debt Collection Practices…
  • Aug 6

    A Culture of Unaccountability

    A Culture of Unaccountability
    The CFS Blog | Maurice & Needleman, P.C. - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe recent report issued by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute…
Rank this Week: 3719

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 459

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 25

    When Good Rebates Go Bad, Part 2

    When Good Rebates Go Bad, Part 2
     At the beginning of July, we told you about a major rebate snafu at Newegg.com (see original story). In short, Newegg advertised a crazy low price (after rebate) for a reconditioned Samsung HDTV. The form for the $30 rebate, however,…
  • Aug 18

    Is it a News Story or Is it an Advertisement?

    Is it a News Story or Is it an Advertisement?
     Every day, MrConsumer scours the Internet to find the 25 or so stories that we feature in Consumer World each week. And it should come as no surprise that Google News is a primary source. Last week, when searching for news stories one…
  • Aug 11

    What Major Appliance Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know

    What Major Appliance Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know
     When you read a manufacturer’s description of a major appliance’s features, everything sounds rosy. But when you read reviews of that very same appliance by consumers who have owned it for a while, used it, and learned its…
Rank this Week: 2592

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: 1994

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/
  • Aug 23

    CHECK YOUR CAR FOR RECALLS!!!

    CHECK YOUR CAR FOR RECALLS!!!
    The government has created a new web site where you can see if your car has been repaired on a recall. Click here RECALLS Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's brand new search tool permits…
  • Jul 23

    Division of Consumer Affairs and Home Contractor

    Division of Consumer Affairs and Home Contractor
    New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 68 Home Improvement Contractors for a Total of $1.3 Million in Penalties and Consumer Restitution Due to Alleged Violations of Consumer Protection Laws The Division of Consumer Affairs published…
  • Jul 18

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection

    Subaru Owners Get Lemon Law Protection
    A Class action was filed against Subaru and there are extensive rights for Subaru owners. NJ Lemon Law rights A list of the procedures Lemon Law Help
Rank this Week: 449

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

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

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Aug 22

    Man Suffering from Mental Breakdown Shot to Death by Police Officer

    Man Suffering from Mental Breakdown Shot to Death by Police Officer
    A Pennsylvania police officer is facing claims filed against him for having fatally shot a man inside his own home before the police obtained a mental health warrant. On November 7, 2012, “an employee or agent of Community Counseling…
  • Aug 21

    Whole Foods Class Action Accuses Grocer of Mislabeling

    Whole Foods Class Action Accuses Grocer of Mislabeling
    A class action lawsuit recently filed against Whole Foods asserts that the popular specialty food retailer is mislabeling products as “organic” or “all natural”—in spite of such products not meeting…
  • Aug 1

    Settlement Finalized in Trader Joe’s ‘All Natural’ Class Action

    Settlement Finalized in Trader Joe’s ‘All Natural’ Class Action
    On July 11, a federal judge in California granted final approval of a $3.4 million settlement in the class action lawsuit accusing Trader Joe’s Co. of falsely advertising some of its products as “All Natural” when, in fact,…
Rank this Week: 2056

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Debt Buyers and Debt Collection

    Debt Buyers and Debt Collection
    I just read an article called "Paper Boys - Inside the Dark, Labryinthine, and Extremely Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection" by Jake Halpern in the New York Times Magazine. If you have half an hour and are interested in learning…
  • Jul 19

    Uptime Systems Review

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

    Sued in Marion County Small Claims Court?

    Sued in Marion County Small Claims Court?
    Center Township. Decatur Township. Franklin Township. Lawrence Township. Perry Township. Pike Township. Warren Township. Washington Township. Wayne Township. These are the small claims courts that together comprise the Marion County…
Rank this Week: 2686

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/
  • Aug 20

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case
    Hiring a lawyer to settle the case is a valid option. The objective here is to resolve the case and to get the best deal possible, including getting rid of any credit reporting by the debt collector who sued you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 17

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 13

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Settle case on your own

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Settle case on your own
    Settling the lawsuit on your own (without hiring a lawyer) can often be a good option when you are sued by a debt collector in Alabama. By way of reminder, the five options you have when sued by a debt buyer (such as LVNV, Midland,…
Rank this Week: 439

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
  • Aug 18

    Pretty good guidance on buying a new car and trading yours in

    Pretty good guidance on buying a new car and trading yours in
    Two very good articles with lots of sound advice for avoiding the salesman over there on the left.Now if they would only do a similar piece on buying a USED car -- a MUCH harder task.How to Buy A Car (LA TIMES)      How to…
  • Aug 15

    New Resource for Elders or People with Disabilities - and anyone helping them

    New Resource for Elders or People with Disabilities - and anyone helping them
    ADRC is a FREE service to help people learn about public and privately paid options to address aging or disability needs, or to help families and caregivers.  Anyone in Oregon can use the service for themselves or their families. To…
  • Aug 14

    Federal judge appointed by GW Bush notes Emperor Arbitration's Nakedne

    Federal judge appointed by GW Bush notes Emperor Arbitration's Nakedne
    "In a decision just two days ago, a federal judge appointed by George W. Bush felt compelled by U.S. Supreme Court decisions to enforce an arbitration clause even though the judge noted that    (a) the court did not believe that the…
Rank this Week: 3118

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    FLORIDA FORECLOSURE: THE SITUATION REMAINS DIRE

    FLORIDA FORECLOSURE: THE SITUATION REMAINS DIRE
    While foreclosure activity is down across the country, including Florida, Florida still leads the nation in foreclosures. As Wallst.com recently published, one in 469 housing units is in foreclosure across Florida. If you are facing…
  • Aug 6

    THE SECOND FORECLOSURE NIGHTMARE IS HERE

    THE SECOND FORECLOSURE NIGHTMARE IS HERE
    Many homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure years ago may be wondering if they are living another nightmare. As the Palm Beach Post reported, Texas Debt Buyer Dyck O'Neal is now suing many former homeowners. Dyck O'Neal has filed…
  • Jul 30

    CAN MY SPOUSE TAKE MY INHERITANCE IN THE DIVORCE?

    CAN MY SPOUSE TAKE MY INHERITANCE IN THE DIVORCE?
    It depends. In the Sorgen case the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal tackled this issue. In this case, prior to the marriage, the wife had inherited a home with her sisters. Subsequent to the marriage, she bought her sisters out and…
Rank this Week: 3469

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    Following the Proof, Post-Wal-Mart

    Following the Proof, Post-Wal-Mart
              In the three years since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2541 (2011), lawyers representing workers in class actions have faced a recurring theme from…
  • Aug 15

    Two Minutes for Discriminating: The Newest Penalty for Federally-Contracted Companie

    Two Minutes for Discriminating: The Newest Penalty for Federally-Contracted Companie
    Consumers and workers rejoice while large corporations wallow. Just two weeks ago, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that not only tackles labor law-breaking companies, but also prohibits mandatory arbitration to settle…
  • Aug 8

    Time to Block “Glocks vs. Docs”

    Time to Block “Glocks vs. Docs”
    At a time when gun violence is running rampant in Chicago and across the nation, I am floored by the 11th Circuit’s decision to vacate an injunction against enforcement of Florida’s Firearm Owners Privacy Act…
Rank this Week: 593

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
  • Aug 18

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction
    Two weeks since Elliot Kaye was sworn in as the 10th Chairman of the CPSC, he has started to indicate a direction for the CPSC that may move in a different direction in some respects than his predecessor, Acting Chair Bob Adler. In an…
  • Aug 6

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance
    The CPSC has announced a workshop on the electronic filing of certificates for regulated imported consumer products. The workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how the Commission may improve the current process…
  • Aug 5

    Last Magnet Maker Sticking

    Last Magnet Maker Sticking
    Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes sets. Photo: CPSC. Yesterday, Star Networks USA LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Magnicube spheres and cubes. The Star Networks settlement leaves one manufacturer…
Rank this Week: 1233

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Are Some Customers Paying Too Much In Fees? The SEC Cracks Down on Linkbroker

    Are Some Customers Paying Too Much In Fees? The SEC Cracks Down on Linkbroker
    "Is my stockbroker charging me too much in commissions and fees?" This is a common question many investors frequently have. Unfortunately, all too often, the answer to this question is "Yes." In fact, just yesterday, the SEC announced…
  • Aug 1

    Are We Coming Up On A "Sweet Spot" for SEC Whistleblowers?

    Are We Coming Up On A "Sweet Spot" for SEC Whistleblowers?
    In only three years, the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program, which promises cash rewards for those whose tips lead to a successful investigation by the SEC, has yielded more than 6,500 tips according to a recent article in the Wall Street…
  • May 9

    Bitcoin Update: Alerts and Guidance Issued by the SEC, FINRA and IRS

    Bitcoin Update: Alerts and Guidance Issued by the SEC, FINRA and IRS
    It's Buyer Beware, according to guidance and alerts issued recently by the SEC, FINRA and IRS concerning risks inherent in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is described by all three offices as a decentralized, peer-to-peer virtual currency that can be used…
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Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Aug 15

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?
    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges? The rumble of engines can be heard on Woodward Avenue as car collectors are gearing up for the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The official event will be held on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 but hundreds…
  • Jul 27

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List

    Matthew Van Steenkiste Named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List
    We are pleased to announce that Matthew Van Steenkiste has been selected to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a…
  • Jul 22

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014

    Brian Garmo Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2014
    Brian Garmo, Manging Partner at Garmo & Kiste, PLC, has been named to the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters…
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Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 15

    Law Firm Poses as Debt Collector

    Law Firm Poses as Debt Collector
    Law firms cannot pose as debt collectors, without making a bona fide effort to collect the debts from consumers. The Money Store hired the law firm of Moss Codilis Stawiarksi Morris Schneider & Prior LLP (Moss Codilis) in an attempt to…
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Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?
    We had a client come in worried last week about her home.  She was already thinking of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but was concerned what would happen if she tried for a short sale. Melissa, as we’ll call her, …
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

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

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model
    FICO, the creator of the most widely used credit scoring system, last week announced that  new version (FICO 9) available this fall will make changes beneficial to consumers. The new model will ignore previously paid collection items…
  • Jul 23

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About

    Free Credit Reports You May Not Know About
    Many of you know you can get free credit reports once a year from Experian, Equifax and Trans Union by going to annualcreditreport.com (or you may call 1.877.322.8228 and use the prompts). But what you may not know is that there are quite a…
  • Jun 16

    State of Mississippi Filed Lawsuit Against Experian

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

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
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Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Jul 31

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
  • Jul 23

    Bankruptcy § 341 Meeting of Creditors Locations By County

    Bankruptcy § 341 Meeting of Creditors Locations By County
    While there is only one bankruptcy court for Colorado, which is located in Denver, where you live plays a big part in your case. Not only does it determine whether you’re eligible for a chapter 7 bankruptcy and dictate allowable…
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Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney

    North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney
    North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation agreement.…
  • Aug 6

    Collaborative Approach to Separation and Divorce – Raleigh Collaborative Law Attorney

    Collaborative Approach to Separation and Divorce – Raleigh Collaborative Law Attorney
    Just because you are getting separated or divorced, does not mean you need to go to war. Oftentimes in a separation or divorce, spouses begin to view one another as adversaries that should be treated as enemies, even at the expense of their…
  • Jul 17

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

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

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 5

    The U.S. Supreme Court's Mad Men

    The U.S. Supreme Court's Mad Men
    As this is our “last-of-the summer” post (even ThePopTort needs a vaca!), we thought we would give you a question to ponder: What is happening to women’s rights in this country? The New York Times has a (partly) distressing…
  • Jul 31

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue

    Congress and The Ironic Right to Sue
    There’s a fine line between irony and hypocrisy. I’m not sure our political leaders in Congress understand either one. But at least that makes for some fine comedy! You may have heard that right before going on vacation, the…
  • Jul 28

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It
    Do you think Congress really cares about those who serve in the military? I’m of several minds here. First the good news. Over the weekend, “House and Senate negotiators reached agreement … on a legislative package intended…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    July 30th National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Today, July 30th, is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day as designated by Senate Resolution 202 (published in the Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 111, p. S6078). Text of Resolution 202 The resolution is based on the first whistleblower…
  • Oct 22

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message

    Unlawful Debt Collection by Text Message
    Should a debt collection agency be permitted to send you a text message demanding payment or telling you to “call about an important matter”? The Federal Trade Commission says “No” because text messages like this…
  • Sep 18

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection

    Home Care Workers Can Now Get Minimum Wage & Overtime Pay Protection
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule on September 17, 2013, that extends the minimum wage and overtime pay protections to direct home care worker’s that provide essential home care assistance…
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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 29

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was recently appointed the chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee of the Florida Bar.  The appointment was made by the President of the Florida Bar.  The Small Claims Rules Committee was established to consider…
  • Jul 24

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I was being sued over a debt amount that I did not feel I owed, nonetheless, being involved in a law suit was so traumatic for me that I only wanted to…
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

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

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
  • Jul 24

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Purchasers of Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance Policies often don’t understand that the values of the sub-account investments determine the sustainability of the…
  • Jul 23

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?

    How Do Brokers and Insurance Agents Mislead You Into Buying VL and VUL Insurance Policies?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Brokers and agents who sell variable insurance products are supposed to comply both with state securities or insurance regulations and with regulations issued by the Securities and…
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Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 28

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected
    Readers know we don't have the resources here to update every case we post on, but here is an update on a case we posted about nearly six years ago.    See Henry v. St. Croix Alumina, LLC, No. 12-1844 (3rd Cir.…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance
    Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued one draft and three final guidance documents related to the use of nanotechnology in regulated products. One final guidance addresses the agency’s overall approach for…
  • Jul 18

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a defendant will not have to pay a $12 million verdict in an asbestos case because there was inadequate proof the company’s products actually caused the alleged injury. See Bostic, et al. v.…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Borrowers Beware

    Borrowers Beware
    The subprime mortgage bubble that exploded in 2008, causing bailouts of banks and automakers alike, should have taught us something about irresponsible lending and unaffordable loans. But, another bubble of similar substance is about to burst…
  • Jun 19

    Credit Discrimination Is a Civil Rights Matter

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

    Students Deserve a Fair Shot

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