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Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 719

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: 187

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/
  • Sep 22

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
  • Sep 19

    How To Ensure Debt Collection Lawyers Obey The Law

    How To Ensure Debt Collection Lawyers Obey The Law
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
  • Sep 17

    NY Court System Adopts New Rules For Consumer Debt Collection Case

    NY Court System Adopts New Rules For Consumer Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that new rules have been adopted to prevent the entry of unwarranted default judgments in the 100,000 plus debt collection cases filed yearly in New York state courts.…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Sep 22

    On raising the minimum wage

    On raising the minimum wage
    The Washington Post offers this encouraging story from the Pacific Northwest, where a Seattle suburb's decision to raise the minimum wage has not caused the disruption that opponents predicted. And NPR's Planet Money has this story about a…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information
    In more FTC news, the agency announced yesterday that online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate FTC charges "that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme
    From the FTC's press release: At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Sep 22

    Yoga for Stressed Out Lawyers ... and Their Debtor-Client

    Yoga for Stressed Out Lawyers ... and Their Debtor-Client
    And now time for something entirely different. I noticed a great new book in our list of library acquisitions recently that might be of particular interest to two groups that suffer from lots of stress: lawyers and debtors! Credit Slips'...
  • Sep 19

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."
    The Second Circuit has refused to hear Citibank's appeal of Judge Griesa's order enjoining Citi from making payment on USD-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. The Second Circuit's order is a bit... Delphic. Weighing in at all of 56 words, not…
  • Sep 17

    New ADP Garnishment Report

    New ADP Garnishment Report
    A valuable and groundbreaking source of data on wage garnishment has just been released by ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider. I immediately recalled a great paper by Rich Hynes about the paucity of wage garnishments in…
Rank this Week: 1492

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 22

    CFPB to hold Oct. 1 Credit Union Advisory Council meeting

    CFPB to hold Oct. 1 Credit Union Advisory Council meeting
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced that it will hold a meeting of its Credit Union Advisory Council on October 1, 2014.  The meeting will be take place in Washington, D.C. and Director Cordray is scheduled to attend. …
  • Sep 19

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Rule to Supervise Nonbank Auto Finance Companie
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued a proposal to supervise nonbank companies that qualify as “larger participants of a market for automobile financing.”  Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after its publication…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender

    CFPB and FTC file lawsuits against online payday lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, the CFPB and FTC filed lawsuits against different groups of interrelated companies and their individual principals for engaging in allegedly unlawful online payday lending schemes. The CFPB’s…
Rank this Week: 4349

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 299

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

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

    No Money Down Chapter 7

    No Money Down Chapter 7
    It costs a lot of money to go broke, literally.  Chapter 7 fees vary from case to case, but the average case filed in Nebraska ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the attorney hired.  Clients…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 455

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Sep 22

    Upcoming Book Charts Anonymous’ Rise, From Silly Pranks to Serious Power

    Upcoming Book Charts Anonymous’ Rise, From Silly Pranks to Serious Power
    How did Anonymous make the leap from a rather amusing anti-Scientology society to a global protest movement whose force was felt in the highest circles of power? Well, as Anonymous anthropologist Gabriela Colemen describes it in her upcoming…
  • Sep 22

    Google and Apple Won’t Unlock Your Phone, But a Court Can Make You Do It

    Google and Apple Won’t Unlock Your Phone, But a Court Can Make You Do It
    Silicon Valley's smartphone snitching has come to an end. Apple and Google have promised that the latest versions of their mobile operating systems make it impossible for them to unlock encrypted phones, even when compelled to do so by the…
  • Sep 22

    MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code

    MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code
    Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code. The Electronic Frontier Foundation…
Rank this Week: 54

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Sep 22

    Don’t Give Companies a Free Pass for Tricky Ad

    Don’t Give Companies a Free Pass for Tricky Ad
     MrConsumer has been a consumer advocate for over 35 years, and he is always astounded by the number of sneaky (and potentially illegal) practices that not only companies will use, but that shoppers will put up with, or even defend. The…
  • Sep 15

    Oh, Did We Forget to Say You Need a $50 Minimum Purchase?

    Oh, Did We Forget to Say You Need a $50 Minimum Purchase?
      In the last few weeks, Staples.com appears to have begun misleading customers about the price of some of its back to school sale items. Here is one of their recent advertisements: When one clicks on that thumbdrive, for example, it…
  • Sep 8

    Honestly, Could They Make the Disclosure Any Smaller?

    Honestly, Could They Make the Disclosure Any Smaller?
     While watching TV the other night, MrConsumer saw a tiny disclosure at the end of a baby products commercial for The Honest Company. (That’s really their name.) It went by so quickly, and was so small and faint in color, it was…
Rank this Week: 1572

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/
  • Sep 21

    Oregon FICO

    Oregon FICO
    It appears that the the new FICO 9 scoring model is going to be better for Oregonians with scant reporting and medical collection accounts. The new model distinguishes medical debt from non-medical debt. The upshot is that  Oregon…
  • Sep 20

    New Product for Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy

    New Product for Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy
    Interesting development for Oregon bankruptcy clients trying to rebuild their credit after bankruptcy. No idea whether the product is really worthwhile, but Rent Track allows Oregon renters to have their rent payments factored into their…
  • Sep 13

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour

    Expanded Bankruptcy Law Office Hour
    I am pleased to report that attorney Mark Ditton who has long managed many of our bankruptcy cases in Portland and Salem, Oregon will be moving to Seattle this week to expand our Seattle Bankruptcy Law Office. Mark will now supervise all of…
Rank this Week: 3444

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/
  • Sep 20

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama
    You can now watch the above video which gives you the complete overview and discussion of the 5 options you have when you are sued by any debt collector or debt buyer in Alabama including Cavalry, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Portfolio…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Sep 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
    On Thursday, September 18, I attended a field hearing the CFPB held in Indianapolis on auto finance. I also was invited to a private community roundtable meeting with Director Cordray prior to the hearing. I must say that I was extremely…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1527

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida's Foreclosure Law Stripping Homeowners of Property Right

    Florida's Foreclosure Law Stripping Homeowners of Property Right
    It began with an effort by Florida's judicial leaders and state legislators to boost the state's economy by sorting through the gargantuan foreclosure backlog and getting these homes back on the market. However, for those trying to hang onto…
  • Sep 16

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt

    Study: Millions Have Paychecks Garnished for Old Debt
    A study by ADP, the largest payroll provider in the U.S., found that of 13 million employees on file, 1 in every 10 of prime working age (35 to 44) had their paychecks garnished for recovery of past debt. The research was prompted by a…
  • Sep 3

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim

    Deficiency Judgments Plaguing South Florida Foreclosure Victim
    Many of those who endured a foreclosure in the last six years may have feared the worst that could happen was they would lose their homes, and suffer a damaged credit score. They are now learning the worst may have been yet to come. A recent…
Rank this Week: 4596

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/
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
  • Sep 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey
    One of the troubling things about forced arbitration is that most people know nothing about it. The problem is, what you don't know can hurt you. The participants in arbitration are often sworn to secrecy. No wonder most people are in the…
Rank this Week: 1960

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

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

    The $18,851 Shoes at Hyundai

    The $18,851 Shoes at Hyundai
    The last time you had a problem getting warranty to pay for a repair to your Hyundai or Kia, did you wonder what they were doing with their money? Well, maybe they were saving it up, as Americans buy more and more foreign cars.Just how much…
  • Sep 9

    Most Common Car Complaints? CarComplaints.com has the Answer

    Most Common Car Complaints? CarComplaints.com has the Answer
    This post is not an advertisement but a loud applause for some great work being done by CarComplaints.com. What these guys do, they do very well.Don't buy a lemon. That seems like an easy enough thought to keep in mind when you go car…
  • Sep 2

    Chrysler Under Safety Investigation by Feds, Again

    Chrysler Under Safety Investigation by Feds, Again
    Chrysler says it is investigating electronic problems in its cars that could affect millions of its most popular cars and trucks and minivans, according to USA Today reporter James Healey.The investigation, you can bet, is being mirrored by…
Rank this Week: 750

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Sep 18

    Our New Pop Quiz – Medical Malpractice and Health Care!

    Our New Pop Quiz – Medical Malpractice and Health Care!
    Hey kids, it’s our favorite time of year again – PopTort Pop Quiz time! It’s been awhile since our last quiz on the important topic of medical malpractice and health care, and I just know you've all been studying hard....
  • Sep 16

    A Spurious Air Bag Recall?

    A Spurious Air Bag Recall?
    There’s a fascinating new New York Times video about the history of the massive fight against air bags by the auto industry and the Reagan administration. The video is below. GM was one of the biggest resisters. Ironic that today,...
  • Sep 11

    Punitives Damages Get a Boost

    Punitives Damages Get a Boost
    Punitive damages can be a tough sell. Juries award these kinds of damages to hold reckless companies and others accountable for outrageous misconduct. Yet (or so), they are easy rhetorical targets. “Huge” “arbitrary”…
Rank this Week: 688

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: 3192

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Sep 17

    Defense Can’t Have it Both Ways: Plaintiffs Need a Fair Shot at Discovery Before Defendants Move to Deny Certification

    Defense Can’t Have it Both Ways: Plaintiffs Need a Fair Shot at Discovery Before Defendants Move to Deny Certification
    In the ever-evolving field of class action law, defense counsel are becoming more creative with their attempts to defeat class certification.  From preemptive motions to strike plaintiffs’ class allegations at the very beginning of…
  • Sep 15

    No Policy? No Problem: How Commonality Incentivizes Subjective Action

    No Policy? No Problem: How Commonality Incentivizes Subjective Action
    There is no denying the shortcomings of urban public education in America. In Chicago, high school graduation rates hover just over 50%, with 79% of its 8th graders labeled “Not Proficient” in reading on National Assessment of…
  • 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…
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/
  • Sep 16

    Video of Fight at South Florida Condo Board Meeting Makes Nightly New

    Video of Fight at South Florida Condo Board Meeting Makes Nightly New
    By Nicole R. KurtzOur firm's other community association attorneys and I have witnessed, or heard about, scores of heated exchanges between disgruntled unit owners and board members at community association board of directors' meetings. …
  • Sep 15

    New Case of Theft, Fraud by a South Florida Homeowners Association President

    New Case of Theft, Fraud by a South Florida Homeowners Association President
    By Roberto C. BlanchYet another case of theft and fraud inflicted on an association by an HOA president made local South Florida headlines recently. According to news reports, Michelle Changar-Coe, a former homeowners association president,…
  • Sep 2

    Right of Access to Personnel Evaluations, Background Screenings for Community Association Directors, Member

    Right of Access to Personnel Evaluations, Background Screenings for Community Association Directors, Member
    By Roberto C. BlanchOur firm receives a great deal of questions about association matters from the readers of our blog and the listeners of our radio show on WIOD 610-AM every Sunday at noon. We try to provide specific responses to each and…
Rank this Week: 3282

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/
  • Sep 16

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping

    Class Action Suit against Southwest for Wiretapping
    Plaintiff Aaron Siani says Southwest Airlines secretly recorded a cellphone conversation without his consent, in violation of his right to privacy. On September 1, 2014, Siani received a call from a Southwest customer service agent regarding…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Sep 15

    Monopoly, Antitrust, and Making Money

    Monopoly, Antitrust, and Making Money
    You may have noticed Peter Thiel’s provocatively titled article “Competition is for Losers” in the Review section of last weekend’s Wall Street Journal. Since we extol the virtues of competition here at The Antitrust…
  • Sep 11

    Who is Capable of Conspiring to Violate the Antitrust Laws?

    Who is Capable of Conspiring to Violate the Antitrust Laws?
    When you think about antitrust cases, you usually consider the question—often framed at the motion to dismiss stage as a Twombly inquiry—whether the defendants actually engaged in an antitrust conspiracy. But, sometimes, the…
  • Sep 3

    Antitrust Law as a Negotiating Tool and the Pursuit of Family Dollar Store

    Antitrust Law as a Negotiating Tool and the Pursuit of Family Dollar Store
    When you are a law student, you don’t usually understand that most cases are just one of several business tools that are companies utilize to advance their interests in the marketplace. You might think that cases are academic-like…
Rank this Week: 2457

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: 638

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    Malecki Law is Investigating Possible Claims Against Craig Scott Capital

    Malecki Law is Investigating Possible Claims Against Craig Scott Capital
    Malecki Law is investigating possible claims against Craig Scott Capital, based in Long Island, NY. According to FINRA BrokerCheck, some customers of the firm have recently filed arbitrations related to the conduct of the firm's brokers…
  • Sep 12

    SEC Charges Robare Group with Fraud For Failing to Disclose Fee Arrangement with Broker-Dealer

    SEC Charges Robare Group with Fraud For Failing to Disclose Fee Arrangement with Broker-Dealer
    How do you know your investment adviser is solely acting in your best interest? Sadly, even when it comes to picking mutual funds, your investment adviser may still only be thinking of himself or herself. Take for example the allegations in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1094

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System
      On September 10, 2014, the House of Representatives SubCommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard testimony on the current state of the consumer credit reporting system. Mr Stuart Pratt, who is with the industry…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1961

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/
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3634

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
  • Sep 13

    What has fine print taken from you lately?

    What has fine print taken from you lately?
    September 13, 2014AFJ's First Monday campaign: Fighting back against forced arbitrationBuried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can't go before an impartial jury or judge.…
  • Sep 3

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share
    Thanks to my clients, I am able to support terrific organizations like Salem Harvest: Dear Mr. Gear,I hope you're having a wonderful summer.  Salem Harvest's season is off to a great start.  We had a big rush of cherries at the…
  • Sep 1

    Local Media REALITY CHECK -- great piece about forced arbitration

    Local Media REALITY CHECK -- great piece about forced arbitration
    WOW.  This FOX affiliate's "Reality Check" is an amazingly good piece of local TV journalism. WELL WORTH A WATCH.Please share the video at the link with as many people as you can. Until everyday people realize just how badly the justice…
Rank this Week: 3661

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/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1122

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: 2319

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: 4373

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…
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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”…
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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/
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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 Consumer Financial Services Blog - 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 under…
  • 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 Consumer Financial Services Blog - 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…
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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
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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: 2957

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: 2553

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…
Rank this Week: 656

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 […] The post I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy? appeared first on LakeLaw.
  • 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…
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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…
Rank this Week: 81

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4598

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…
Rank this Week: 3451

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…
Rank this Week: 2583

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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