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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 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Apr 26

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund

    Hedge Fund Investors Want to Withdraw $1.4 Billion from Brevan Howard Master Fund
    According to Bloomberg sources say that investors in Brevan Howard Asset Management’s primary hedge fund are asking to withdraw about $1.4M from the fund in the wake of successive yearly declines and losses from the first quarter.The…
Rank this Week: 614

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 30

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt
    According to InvestmentNews, even with Puerto Rico heading toward default on its $72 billion in municipal debt, there are a number of funds that continue to hold the U.S. Territory’s bonds in their portfolios, such as the: · …
Rank this Week: 241

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Service provider response

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Service provider response
    Session 2: Notice-and-Takedown Process—Service Provider Response and Counter-Notifications  Official description: Handling of and response to notices, including timing and notices from high-volume senders; sending and handling of…
  • May 2

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Notice and Takedown

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Notice and Takedown
    A couple of introductory thoughts: There are over 20 panelists per hour and a half panel.  The math on that is not good in terms of substantive contributions, even if no one rolls out their talking points at all in response to specific…
  • May 1

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation

    FESC: Choosing between approaches to 1A interpretation
    Andrew Tutt   Choosing Between Approaches to First Amendment Interpretation  Discussant: Vince Blasi Fundamental questions of the options in interpretive methodology and criteria for choosing among them.  Main…
Rank this Week: 296

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 2

    Chamber of Commerce Letter on Arbitration: Does it Make the Case for Class Actions?

    Chamber of Commerce Letter on Arbitration: Does it Make the Case for Class Actions?
    by Jeff Sovern Earlier today, the US Chamber of Commerce released a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray from David Hirschmann, President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, urging the Director to address certain issues at…
  • May 1

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge
    Brian D. Galle of Georgetown has written The Problem of Intra-Personal Cost. Here is the abstract: “Externalities”, or harms to others, provide a standard justification for government intervention in the private market. There is…
  • Apr 30

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability
    Christopher P. Guzelian of Thomas Jefferson, Michael Ashley Stein of Harvard Law School and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, and H. S. Akiskal of UC San Diego Department of Psychology have written Credit Scores, Lending, and…
Rank this Week: 77

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 927

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/
  • May 2

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late

    Filing a Notice of Appeal with the Department of Education: What You Must Do Before Its Too Late
    New Jersey’s Department of Education has issued regulations which govern “controversies and disputes” with public employees such teachers and principals.  The “controversies and disputes” cover a wide…
  • Apr 11

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement

    Taxability of Lawsuit Settlement
    Lawsuits can settle immediately after a complaint is filed or several years into the litigation process on the eve of trial, or even during the course of a trial.  Most cases will settle before a final resolution is determined by a judge…
  • Mar 31

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016

    ABLE Accounts Will be Available in New Jersey in October 2016
    The New Jersey Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law on January 11, 2016, it becomes effective on October of 2016.  While due to its limitations it does not replace the special needs trust, it will be a cost…
Rank this Week: 2382

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • May 2

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape
    The days of swiping a credit card on a card reader are over. Companies are increasingly exploring new and creative ways to allow their customers to pay for items using smartphones, computers, and mobile technologies. In a webinar scheduled…
  • Apr 29

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27
    After taking more than a year to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding broadband Internet privacy, today the FCC denied requests from multiple parties for extensions of time to file comments. In its denial, the Commission…
  • Apr 26

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM
    As we have previously advised, the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to “protect the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services” (the “NPRM”) proposes sweeping changes to the ways that…
Rank this Week: 1292

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2497

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3247

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

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

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 4718

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

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

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
  • Jan 13

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
  • Sep 16

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
Rank this Week: 3790

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/
  • Apr 28

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!
    Highlighting a case where we obtained full student loan forgiveness of nearly $70,000 for an elderly client who had helped her son through school, ABC Action News interviewed our client and me today.  The debt collectors wanted $700 a…
  • Apr 22

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea
    In my continued efforts to help student loan borrowers understand why hiring a student loan attorney is a good idea, I’d like to post some of the cases we are working on this week.  Some of these are a little out of the ordinary…
  • Apr 7

    Getting a Debt Buyer Lawsuit Dismissed

    Getting a Debt Buyer Lawsuit Dismissed
    How many consumers are sued every day by a debt buyer they’ve never heard from in the past?  This is extremely common and presents an excellent defense for those knowledgeable enough to use it. One of the best tools we have as a…
Rank this Week: 1736

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
  • Aug 18

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?
    In JACKSONVILLE, foreclosures filings continue to decrease, however there are still thousands of homeowners still struggling with their mortgage companies.…
Rank this Week: 2800

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 28

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!
    Bet you didn’t know it was a holiday today. According to the United Nations, this “annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work … is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International…
  • Apr 26

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I have some issues. Not about the urgent need to raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual abuse, of course. My issues have to do with how access to civil justice is blocked...
  • Apr 21

    Terror Compensation Masks a Worse Injustice

    Terror Compensation Masks a Worse Injustice
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Iran’s central bank must pay nearly $2 billion to families of 241 service members killed in the Iran-sponsored 1983 Marine Corps barracks bombing in Beirut. The plaintiffs sought to collect…
Rank this Week: 1040

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

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

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement
    On April 4, 2016, the California Supreme Court answered three questions certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding interpretation of the California wage order requirements for the provision of seating to…
  • Apr 15

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable
    A California Court of Appeal affirmed an order issued by Judge Jane Johnson denying a motion to compel arbitration where the arbitration agreement was contained in an online “browsewrap” agreement. Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.,…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact
    Last month, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge in San Francisco ordered Los Angeles’s famed hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to stop using its mandatory arbitration agreements to prohibit employees from bringing class…
Rank this Week: 792

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1079

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

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

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    Do I have to Sign for a Summons in a New York Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: Were you surprised to learn that your bank account has been frozen or your wages have been garnisheed?  If your answer is yes, a debt collector likely has a default judgment against you from... The post…
  • Apr 18

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?

    What is “Summary Judgment” in a Debt Collection Lawsuit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM Anyone who has been sued for an old debt will tell you that the process can be terribly confusing.  The court papers used by the debt collectors are filled with legal jargon that makes... The post What is…
  • Apr 11

    Are Payday Loans Legal in New York?

    Are Payday Loans Legal in New York?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Many working people unfortunately live on the precipice of financial collapse.  A sudden medical issue, an unexpected auto repair or any other unforeseen expense could push a working family over the…
Rank this Week: 4843

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 26

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney
    Elevators are supposed to be a safe part of everyday life, and, most of the time, they are safe. Unfortunately, though, some elevator owners and technicians fail to take necessary precaution to keep their elevators safe. Given the very nature…
  • Apr 20

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney
    When one party to a contract breaches the agreement, the results can be devastating for the other party. The results many times include cash flow problems, inability to meet obligations under other contracts, reputation damage, and difficulty…
  • Apr 19

    John Oliver Takes on the Credit Reporting Industry – NC FCRA Lawyer

    John Oliver Takes on the Credit Reporting Industry – NC FCRA Lawyer
    Last Week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the credit reporting industry in a segment that consumer lawyers only with they could play for a jury.  In an explicit mix of humor and outrage, John Oliver exposed 60 years of credit…
Rank this Week: 1166

Lemberg Law Blog

Lemberg Law Blog

Covers consumer law.

http://www.stopcollector.com/i/
  • Apr 25

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?
      Is JP Morgan Chase calling your cell phone from 800-723-3004? Are you wondering why? Lemberg Law is aware of complaints that Chase could be robocalling cellphones repeatedly for debt collection purposes. If you’re not a Chase…
  • Apr 25

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?
    Are you getting calls from JP Morgan Chase/561-488-4950? Consumers have been concerned about receiving numerous collection calls from Chase from this and other numbers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received over than 33,000…
  • Apr 25

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?
    JP Morgan Chase Bank is one of the largest financial corporations in the U.S., with customers all over the world. They offer everything from consumer checking and savings accounts, to diverse credit card and loan services. Complications that…
Rank this Week: 1068

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 22

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit
    On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act into law. Since then, consumers have saved over 12 billion dollars, below are five ways the law is protecting consumers and…
  • Apr 15

    Creditors' Burden of Proof in Student Loan Case

    Creditors' Burden of Proof in Student Loan Case
    To file a lawsuit, the Plaintiff is required to have standing. In order to satisfy the standing requirement: The plaintiff must have suffered an injury; Caused by defendant's actions; With a likelihood that the injury could be redressed…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Grounds for a Motion to Dismiss: New York

    Legal Grounds for a Motion to Dismiss: New York
    Litigation is litigation. Whether the subject matter is a $2,000 credit-card debt or a catastrophic personal injury case, the same basic procedural rules apply. The motion to dismiss is used to stop a lawsuit in its tracks. Its aim is…
Rank this Week: 1765

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again
    Okay, we only talk about consumer protection issues here, but this weekend we received a 50+year old magazine and while reading through it, came across an editorial by Ralph Emerson McGill, a journalist from a time long gone by,…
  • Feb 11

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?
    Each year Ohio Attorney General DeWine adds up all the complaints they have gotten from consumers in the last year and sees which area has the most.As usual, it's car sales that is in the Number One spot again. The 2015 top complaint…
  • Jan 15

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret
    When you buy a $30,000 new car and it turns out to be a lemon, you get your money back. Why doesn't it work that way with Rv's costing more than $100,000? Because most new rv warranties have a dirty little secret buried in the fine print. And…
Rank this Week: 577

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud
    Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch, who has written extensively about community association fraud in this blog and recently authored an article on the topic for the op-ed page of the Miami Herald, appeared on Spanish-language television network…
  • Apr 18

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten
    An article in the Miami Herald that appeared on Saturday, April 16, reported that more than 250 South Florida condo residents teamed up to march against condo fraud last week.  The protestors, who marched on the streets of Doral,…
  • Apr 7

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
    The firm’s Gary M. Mars authored an article that appeared in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  Gary’s article, which was titled…
Rank this Week: 1678

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated

    Chobani motion to dismiss unceremoniously vacated
    Last month, the Ninth Circuit, in an opinion scant on explanation, vacated the order of Judge Koh in the Northern District of California dismissing false advertising class action claims Chobani, LLC, the maker of Chobani Greek Yogurt.…
  • Apr 6

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric

    UPDATE: Pom Wonderful victory proves Pyhrric
    In 2014, Pom Wonderful made headlines when the Supreme Court, in an 8-0 opinion, ruled in its favor that the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act does not preclude Lanham Act claims due to conflict between the two statutes.  This opinion allowed…
  • Apr 4

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management

    MRSL: A new standard for chemical management
    We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and BLC Leather Technology Centre’s chemical and regulatory advisor, Georgina Mawer, to Consumer Products Law Blog. Georgina focus on product safety assessments, including guidance on…
Rank this Week: 2919

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
  • Apr 15

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally announced a program to reduce principal balances of distressed home mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, eight years into the foreclosure crisis. Too little, too late would be an…
Rank this Week: 156

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 485

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1395

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2039

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer

    Conditional delivery: how car dealers use it to scam buyer
    If you’ve ever bought a vehicle from a dealer and financed the purchase, chances are you signed something called a conditional delivery agreement. If you read this agreement carefully, it states that the dealer has the right to cancel…
  • Apr 7

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview

    Minnesota’s Lemon Law: An Overview
    Most people use the term “lemon” to describe any vehicle that has repeated problems. But in Minnesota the “lemon law’ is a statute that protects buyers of new vehicles that have problems that can’t be fixed.…
  • Mar 15

    Prior accident used vehicles: what you need to know

    Prior accident used vehicles: what you need to know
    One of the most serious types of auto fraud is the concealment of a vehicle’s prior accident history. A previous wreck will negatively affect a vehicle in three main ways: Diminished value: A vehicle with a prior accident…
Rank this Week: 4427

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment
    This week, it has been reported that the Department of Labor proposed tougher laws after issuing new regulations requiring financial advisors and brokers managing 401k and retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their clients.…
  • Mar 21

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?
    In February 2016, academics Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru at the University of Minnesota and University of Chicago business schools released a report titled “The Market for Financial Adviser…
  • Feb 29

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey
    We are investigating customer complaints against broker David E. Mickey, who is currently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public, as per FINRA’s BrokerCheck. According to…
Rank this Week: 1711

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/
  • Apr 7

    Sued by a debt collector: how clients hire u

    Sued by a debt collector: how clients hire u
    We are often asked, "OK, so if want to hire you to defend me in a debt collection suit, how does that happen?" The short answer is there are two things that happen. First, you sign a contract hiring us. Second, you pay us. Signing a…
  • Apr 6

    FDCPA -- 15 U.S. Code § 1692 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

    FDCPA -- 15 U.S. Code § 1692 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose
    This is the first section of the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act). I've quoted the law below and my comments will be in italics and underlined. (a) Abusive practicesThere is abundant evidence [not a little but a lot of evidence]…
  • Apr 5

    Case filed -- FCRA lawsuit against Hyundai/Kia Capital for false credit reporting

    Case filed -- FCRA lawsuit against Hyundai/Kia Capital for false credit reporting
    Here is an example of a recent federal court lawsuit we filed against Hyundai Capital (also known as Kia Capital) for false credit reporting in violation of the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act). As you can imagine, Hyundai/Kia deny any…
Rank this Week: 4440

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye
    The more I think about the disastrous  consequences of two recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions regarding Judicial Estoppel the more alarmed I become. This is a time bomb waiting to go off.  The 8th Circuit has ruled…
  • Apr 2

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim
    In two recent cases the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained summary judgments against debtors who failed to report claims against third parties that arose after the bankruptcy case was filed. In the case of Jones v. Bob Evans…
  • Feb 17

    Does This Settlement Program Violate Nebraska’s Deceptive Trade Act?

    Does This Settlement Program Violate Nebraska’s Deceptive Trade Act?
    Working with clients who fall into debt traps has made me cautious about using credit cards. That’s an understatement. I’m paranoid when it comes to debt. I pay off all personal and business credit card debts in full and…
Rank this Week: 3325

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: 2650

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score
    Consumers are often confused about the effect of inquiries on their credit scores. CreditCards.com consulted experts about the differences between hard and soft inquiries, how the big three credit bureaus’ report on inquiries, and…
  • Mar 16

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov
    Identity theft fraudsters used to steal consumers’ credit card information and run up charges. They still do, but now the fraudsters are stealing identity information to file fraudulent tax returns to get tax refunds in large numbers.…
  • Mar 11

    Consumers Should Avoid Credit Repair Organization

    Consumers Should Avoid Credit Repair Organization
    Consumers are being bombarded with ads by credit repair organizations (CROs). Consumers are well advised to not contract for their services. Consumers who have inaccurate information on their credit reports should send their own disputes by…
Rank this Week: 4443

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/
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
  • Mar 17

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a debt collector based in Gahanna, Ohio. The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United…
  • Mar 17

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Out of state debt collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. have been sued by an Indiana consumer, announces the Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 925

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016
    According to a story published in the USA Today, Consumer Reports has published its list of the 10 worst new cars, broken down by category.  Here are the losers, according to their rankings, which are based on safety, projected…
  • Mar 15

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate
    Plaintiff: Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Dana M. Stern, Esq. and Jason S. Dragutsky, Esq. Case Outcome: Case against Client dismissed, and Client…
  • Mar 12

    Justice for Car Accident Victim

    Justice for Car Accident Victim
    Our client was injured when another driver caused a car accident. We promptly obtained the police report, insurance records, medical records and other documents important to her case. Unlike some other lawyers, we will not require our clients…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
Rank this Week: 1574

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Mar 16

    Be Careful What You Settle For: The Enforceability of Landlord-Tenant Settlements in Light of NJSA 2A:18-61.2

    Be Careful What You Settle For: The Enforceability of Landlord-Tenant Settlements in Light of NJSA 2A:18-61.2
    A New Jersey residential eviction action can only begin because the Landlord has "good cause" under the Anti-Eviction Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.1. Often, when a landlord pursues a tenant's eviction there are many problems with the tenancy. For…
  • Feb 1

    Evicting a NJ Residential Tenant for Causing Damage: Proving the Cause

    Evicting a NJ Residential Tenant for Causing Damage: Proving the Cause
    The NJ Anti-Eviction Act provides the least amount of protection for a tenant causing damage to the landlord's property. For most grounds for eviction (habitual late payment, violation of lease rules, increase in rent, etc.) the Anti-Eviction…
  • Nov 11

    NJ Commercial Tenancies: The Form Lease & Compliance with "All Laws"

    NJ Commercial Tenancies: The Form Lease & Compliance with "All Laws"
    Many form leases (from sites like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer) contain stock terms designed to apply to most landlord-tenant relationships. Unfortunately, New Jersey landlord-tenant law and the facts of a commercial landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 1940

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/
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
Rank this Week: 1122

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/
  • Mar 11

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down
    High-volume Denver bankruptcy law firm Heupel Law has closed it doors. As of 7 March 2016,the website for Heupel Law, http://www.heupellaw.com, was offline. Before going offline, the website bore the following message:  Heupel Law…
  • Mar 7

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down
    High-volume Denver bankruptcy law firm Heupel Law has closed it doors. As of 7 March 2016,the website for Heupel Law, http://www.heupellaw.com, was offline. Before going offline, the website bore the following message:  Heupel Law…
  • Feb 16

    Two Common Mistakes That Put Your Social Security at Risk

    Two Common Mistakes That Put Your Social Security at Risk
    Under both federal and Colorado law, Social Security is exempt, or safe, from the vast majority of your creditors. For example, if you are sued by a credit card company and they get a judgment against you, they can’t garnish the Social…
Rank this Week: 4586

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
  • Mar 1

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, broker dealers that sold UDF non-traded REITs to investors include, but are not limited to, IMS Securities Inc., Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc., Centaurus Financial Inc., and VSR…
  • Feb 25

    More on United Development Funding REIT

    More on United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, United Development Funding IV was organized on May 28, 2008.  UDF IV shares began trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol “UDF” on June 4, 2014.  Prior to June 4, 2012, UDF IV was a…
Rank this Week: 1518

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: 1439

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague
    It’s been five years since widespread foreclosure fraud, sometimes referred to as the “robo-signing scandal,” was first revealed. You may recall, this was a type of fraud that involved banks and mortgage servicers…
  • Jan 12

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?
    Credit reports have a huge influence on so many aspects of our lives – from our mortgage rate to our ability to secure a loan to various job prospects. So it’s important to understand how ratings are formulated, how to improve…
  • Jan 8

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order
    A company that promises to protect consumers from identity theft has been accused of violating a federal court order that requires it to keep those promises and refrain from deceptive advertising. The case against LifeLock dates back several…
Rank this Week: 1073

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 4394

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
    From AmazonLea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood oozed out of the ground, even through the concrete, even in the water. Then the earth…
  • Feb 22

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    Pebbles, the Queen, in better healthOur 15-year-old senior citizen, Pebbles, a domestic long hair feline, crossed the rainbow bridge today after several months of problems with arthritis, hyperthyroid, hypertension, kidney…
  • Feb 17

    New vampire book must read

    New vampire book must read
    Hello book enthusiasts…Arizona isn’t quite ready for an oversexed, bisexual housewife, who suddenly becomes a supernatural creature with a mission to kill targeted Arizona politicians in my new novel, NYMPHOMANIA BLOODLUST. Amy…
Rank this Week: 951

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 4636