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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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 19

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 620

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…
  • Aug 22

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 521

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 31

    Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Holds Victory Must Be Complete to Obtain Attorney’s Fees Under FDUTPA

    Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Holds Victory Must Be Complete to Obtain Attorney’s Fees Under FDUTPA
    The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, recently held that in order to recover fees for prevailing on a Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act claim, a party must prevail not only on the FDUTPA claim but also on…
  • Aug 30

    4th Cir. Holds Time-Barred Proof of Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA

    4th Cir. Holds Time-Barred Proof of Claim Does Not Violate FDCPA
    In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that “filing a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on a debt that is time-barred does not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…
  • Aug 29

    ND Calif. Holds Alleged ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Sufficient for TCPA Standing

    ND Calif. Holds Alleged ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Sufficient for TCPA Standing
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held that a mobile phone app designed to send messages to a phone user’s contacts did not violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the phone…
Rank this Week: 921

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Rehabilitation of Federal Student Loans – Pros and Con

    Rehabilitation of Federal Student Loans – Pros and Con
    Do you know what it means to rehabilitate federal student loans and why it is necessary?  First, once a federal student loan goes into default, several consequences can occur including: Administrative wage garnishment; Income tax refund…
  • Aug 28

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?
    On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education banned ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.  This is the result of several investigations into their recruiting, marketing and job…
  • Aug 17

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?
    I just watched yet another attorney’s video from 2013 about how student loans are hardly ever discharged in a bankruptcy unless you are extremely ill.  The ending quote about student loans was “you’re stuck with…
Rank this Week: 898

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: 1441

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 30

    Texas Court Strikes Down Prestigious Pets’ Nondisparagement Clause Lawsuit

    Texas Court Strikes Down Prestigious Pets’ Nondisparagement Clause Lawsuit
    by Paul Alan Levy A state District Court in Dallas (Judge Jim Jordan of the 160th District) has struck down a lawsuit over a non-disparagement clause in a form consumer agreement, holding that it could not be enforced against a...
  • Aug 30

    More than 40% of class members participate in VW emissions settlement

    More than 40% of class members participate in VW emissions settlement
    The Washington Post and AP report: About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement. The figure was revealed…
  • Aug 30

    Court dismisses FTC suit against AT&T over data throttling

    Court dismisses FTC suit against AT&T over data throttling
    The Ninth Circuit yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against AT&T Mobility, in which the FTC asserted that AT&T illegally slows internet data speed to customers with an unlimited data plan. Section 5…
Rank this Week: 1634

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Potential Claims for Investors in Merrill Lynch Structured Note

    Potential Claims for Investors in Merrill Lynch Structured Note
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have purchased structured notes or other complex products from Merrill Lynch or its parent company, Bank of America. According to a…
  • Aug 29

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Christopher B. Ariola

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Christopher B. Ariola
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Christopher B Ariola.  Mr. Ariola was last employed and registered with Financial Telesis, Inc., an Aliso…
  • Aug 26

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Garden State Securities financial advisor Anthony Joslin. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
Rank this Week: 751

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    More Canadian IP picture

    More Canadian IP picture
    Not legal in the US:Cafe Olimpico, since 1970Fake store with NY Yankees logo variantIraq-a-Fella recordsOK, not gonna lie, I'm interested in the use of the Rubik's cube to indicate the completeness of the game plan advertised, but I was…
  • Aug 30

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble
    Cohen v. Trump, No.: 3:13-cv-2519, 2016 WL 4487172 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016)Colorful personalities can produce colorful cases; first, Pom Wonderful, now Trump.  The court certified a class action under RICO for people who bought Trump…
  • Aug 30

    Little Tree, big TM claim

    Little Tree, big TM claim
    Mike Masnick wrote basically the post I'd want to about Car Freshner's latest attempt to suppress anyone from using tree-shaped products that smell like trees--you know, descriptive use.  I too find the functionality claim interesting…
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Aug 30

    4 Year Statute of Limitations on Store Branded Credit Cards in New Jersey

    4 Year Statute of Limitations on Store Branded Credit Cards in New Jersey
    By: Robert J. Nahoum As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, a three-judge Appellate Division panel ruled that “credit cards issued for a specific retailer are governed by N.J.S.A. 12A:20-725, which deals with the sale of good,…
  • Aug 26

    Sued By Colorado Capital Investments In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Colorado Capital Investments In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Colorado Capital Investments is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS COLORADO CAPITAL INVESTMENTS?: Colorado Capital Investments is an infamous…
  • Aug 24

    Sued By Platinum Financial Services In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Platinum Financial Services In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Platinum Financial Services is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS PLATINUM FINANCIAL SERVICES? Platinum Financial Services is an infamous…
Rank this Week: 752

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 30

    FCC Issues Federal Debt Collection Robocall Rule

    FCC Issues Federal Debt Collection Robocall Rule
    On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Report and Order (“R&O”) adopting rules to implement provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which amended the Telephone Consumer…
  • Aug 29

    HIPAA Audit Check-Up – Where We Are and What’s to Come

    HIPAA Audit Check-Up – Where We Are and What’s to Come
    Phase 2 of the HIPAA audits is fully underway, and covered entities now can take a breath if they have not received a desk audit request. But we still are at the beginning of Phase 2, with more to come. Preparing for Audits. Some steps that…
  • Aug 16

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?
    TCPA Cases Post-Spokeo: Federal courts weigh plaintiffs’ alleged harms under the TCPA in light of Spokeo v. Robins, with some beginning to find injury-in-fact to sue for unwanted calls and texts – while one rules that…
Rank this Week: 678

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    Why you should to get an appraisal and an inspection when you buy a home

    Why you should to get an appraisal and an inspection when you buy a home
    If you're looking to buy a home, whether it's a new house or an older house, there are two things have you need to consider doing. Many people who buy a home skip these two steps, but they're critical to saving you money in the long…
  • Aug 29

    Definition: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Definition: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Today we're continuing our series on legal terms, and we're going to talk about bankruptcy. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is where we pull all of our debts together, and we pay them off over a 3 or 5 year period. A Chapter 13 is also called…
  • Aug 13

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?
    Can a Debt Buyer Really Sue Me? This question is a natural question when you have been sued by some debt buyer such as LVNV, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc. First off, it is completely legal to buy debt Companies are allowed to…
Rank this Week: 557

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1698

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1044

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER
    Barbara S. Mishkin It has been reported that the SBREFA panel for the CFPB’s debt collection rulemaking met last week with small entity representatives (SER).  In anticipation of convening the panel, the CFPB issued an outline of…
  • Aug 29

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has entered into a consent order with First National Bank of Omaha to settle charges that the bank engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the marketing and sale of…
  • Aug 26

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (Chamber) has filed an amicus brief opposing the CFPB’s petition filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to enforce its civil investigative demand (CID)…
Rank this Week: 3307

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 29

    Walmart Drops Price Match Guarantee in 100s of Store

    Walmart Drops Price Match Guarantee in 100s of Store
    Since May, Walmart has been quietly discontinuing its price match guarantee (“Ad Match”) in hundreds of stores nationwide. This is a marked change from a policy the company promoted for years in TV commercials like this: When one…
  • Aug 22

    Lowe’s Pulls Misleading TV Ad After We Cry Foul

    Lowe’s Pulls Misleading TV Ad After We Cry Foul
    Recently, Lowe’s began advertising what appeared to be a great sale on major appliances — 20% off. Here is the advertisement that ran during the 60 Minutes broadcast last week: Click play button. Seems pretty straightforward and…
  • Aug 15

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout
    The latest gimmick to get shoppers to buy furniture during the summer doldrums comes from Bernie & Phyl’s, a small Massachusetts furniture chain. They are offering to refund the price of all furniture you buy until August 22 if the…
Rank this Week: 2148

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/
  • Aug 28

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Today, our friend, Tom McAvity, has joined us again and he’s going to share with us something that I had no idea about, that Chapter 13 could do, and I bet it will surprise you, too. Tom, thank you so much for joining us…
  • Aug 28

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender
    Google recently announced that it has stopped taking paid ads for payday loans. Facebook stopped taking payday loans about a year ago. This is a pretty significant development.  While you can still find payday loans online through…
  • Aug 28

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?
    I am pleased to report that in addition to meeting with you at one of our five offices, we can now conduct an initial bankruptcy face-to-face consultation with you at your home or office. No need to worry, we aren’t really coming over,…
Rank this Week: 3466

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 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 1519

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 331

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: 228

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/
  • Aug 24

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone
    Few things are more annoying than repeated debt collection calls to your cell phone. Often, these calls are made by an automatic dialer. It’s not unheard of for people to get 10 or more of these robocalls per day. This is…
  • Aug 23

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act forbids a debt collector from making any false or misleading statements when they are attempting to collect a debt. If a debt collector lied to you, here’s what you need to know about your rights…
  • Aug 23

    Can a debt collector call me at work?

    Can a debt collector call me at work?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act strictly regulates collection calls while a person is at work. The Act recognizes that you have a right to keep your personal financial information private and that it’s difficult to maintain…
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 802

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: 462

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy
    There is a lot of chatter going on among Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys about reports of court hearings where debtors are being told they can keep a car even if they choose not to reaffirm the car loan as long as payments are kept current.…
  • Aug 9

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign
    A bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of California sanctioned attorney Pauldeep Bains for filing a bankruptcy petition signed with digital signatures.  (See In re Mayfield, Case #16-22134). The attorney sent completed…
  • Jul 15

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case
    Nebraska is the 16th biggest state in the USA, but we rank 43rd in population density.  In fact, Nebraska has more cows than people by a ratio of 3 to 1. Bankruptcy is a specialized area of laws these days, especially after…
Rank this Week: 2402

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: 1619

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    Keep the Sun Shining In

    Keep the Sun Shining In
    Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers…
  • Aug 9

    The Rising Cost of Privacy

    The Rising Cost of Privacy
    A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting…
  • Aug 2

    A Generation Stalled

    A Generation Stalled
    42 million students.  1.3 trillion in debt.  The student debt burden in America, broadly quantified. While student loans are vital to provide access to higher education, the debt also shapes the financial reality of newly-minted…
Rank this Week: 3874

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 16

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney
    Injuries caused by a pit bull attack can be devastating. Tragically, sometimes these animal attacks are so awful that the victim succumbs to his or her injuries. And, in nearly all of these cases, the attack was preventable. All too often,…
  • Aug 9

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit
    Directv is one of America’s largest satellite cable providers. It sells subscriptions for its services to millions of Americans. Most customers receive these services by a residential subscription for their home. However, it is also…
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 647

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 196

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 1

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer
    Buh-bye for now! The news has been full of “forced arbitration” stories lately. This is an issue with solidly mind-numbing potential, so that’s really saying something. What’s more, these stories almost all leave the…
  • Jul 28

    Gunning for Court

    Gunning for Court
    A few years ago, we wrote about a New York Times story based entirely on “previously undisclosed depositions – some marked ‘confidential’- from decades-old lawsuits against gun manufacturers for contributing to gun…
  • Jul 19

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett
    Wasn’t it just yesterday (or 10 months ago) that we received this “confidential memo” from the Volkswagen diesel cheating crisis management team? It noted, in part: This week, ALEC officially launched a web site about what…
Rank this Week: 638

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector
    There is good news for the 70 million U.S. consumers who are behind in their bills and being pursued by a debt collector. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules that apply to the debt collectors that collect…
  • Jul 12

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer
    Effective last month, collection agencies and debt buyers that report information to the credit bureaus must report the name of the original creditor and may not report debt that did not arise from a contract or agreement to pay, which…
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 2513

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jul 14

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Put as simply as possible, a Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which funds contributed by new investors are used to pay purported “returns” or “profits” to…
  • Jun 29

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Although FINFA received 51 recommendations from a task force designed to improve the arbitration process, it recently announced only a few modest changes to the system. The number of…
  • Jun 29

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss New FINRA rules regarding nontraded REITs have some advisors crying off this investment. The rule requires advisers to report the actual value of those investments – less…
Rank this Week: 1920

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 693

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3656

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2012

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: 2276

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
Rank this Week: 1879

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 390

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

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

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 545

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/
  • May 10

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse
    Our firm has already filed many individual lawsuits alleging, among other things, investment fraud against Leavitt Sanders and the firms that he traded through.  Those firms include Invest Financial, Triad Advisors, Capital Asset…
  • May 4

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor
    Reuters reports that bankruptcies in the U.S. oil industry have reached record levels.  The number of bankrupt oil and gas companies is 59 and counting, and we are not even half-way through the wave of bankruptcy filings, according to a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1295

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: 2934

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: 2303

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: 4842

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1823

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: 2503