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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/
  • Jul 27

    Why Debt Collectors Accept Nominal Monthly Settlement

    Why Debt Collectors Accept Nominal Monthly Settlement
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve been sued in a debt collection case; you’ve explained to the debt collection attorney that money is tight and you can’t afford to pay the debt.  Nevertheless, the debt collection…
  • Jul 22

    There is a Default Judgment on My Credit Report

    There is a Default Judgment on My Credit Report
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You have recently discovered that you had been sued by a debt collector and that judgment has been entered against you.  The judgment shows up in the public records section of your credit report... The…
  • Jul 21

    What is Arbitration?

    What is Arbitration?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum As technology has advanced our lives have undoubtedly been made easier.  There is no shortage of companies lining up to provide us with one sort of a service or another.  Some we pay for like our... The post…
Rank this Week: 3430

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 27

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) entered into a settlement with the CFPB and the Department of Justice to resolve charges that it engaged in unlawful discrimination in violation of the Equal…
  • Jul 27

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Department of Defense (DoD) dramatically expanded the scope of the Military Lending Act (MLA) on July 22, 2015, publishing its Final Rule amending the MLA’s implementing regulation.  The DoD consulted with…
  • Jul 27

    Challenge to CFPB’s constitutionality reemerge

    Challenge to CFPB’s constitutionality reemerge
    Barbara S. Mishkin The issue of the CFPB’s constitutionality reemerged last week in court and Congress. On the judicial front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew,…
Rank this Week: 1538

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: 1001

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/
  • Jul 27

    FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attack

    FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attack
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) July 16, 2015, proposing to approve various Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric…
  • Jul 22

    HR Legal Concerns Surrounding Wearable

    HR Legal Concerns Surrounding Wearable
    Wearables look like they will be en vogue for seasons to come. They can be used for a variety of purposes – tracking fitness, improving posture, and even measuring air quality.  But when employers use wearable technology to…
  • Jul 21

    FTC to Present at Health Care Cloud Coalition Meeting

    FTC to Present at Health Care Cloud Coalition Meeting
    July 23 1 pm EDT FTC Senior Attorney for the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Cora Han, will be joining the Health Care Cloud Coalition (HC³) to discuss the FTC’s enforcement policy and their expectations for cloud…
Rank this Week: 660

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/
  • Jul 27

    More on the Fiat Chrysler recalls - control problems and explosion

    More on the Fiat Chrysler recalls - control problems and explosion
    Brian posted earlier this morning about cyber-security concerns leading to some of the recalls. Two other notable aspects of today's recall and $105 million fine, the largest in U.S. history, are: -The company will offer to buy back up to...
  • Jul 26

    Remote hacking of car

    Remote hacking of car
    The ability of hackers to hijack cars' computer systems has been in the news recently. (Go here for instance.) Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 vehicle susceptible to hacking. The recalled vehicles are in these models: • 2013-2015 MY Dodge…
  • Jul 24

    What is healthy anyway?

    What is healthy anyway?
    To find out, go down on the pizza farm by clicking here or on the embedded video below.
Rank this Week: 191

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 27

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price
      Two California consumers are suing T.J. Maxx for using deceptive price comparisons on their price tags. [See lawsuit.] T.J. Maxx price tags looks like this: It shows a higher “compare at” price and the lower T.J. Maxx…
  • Jul 20

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer
      This week, a little cool summer humor… The Disney movie, Frozen, has been a runaway success. And despite many parents watching it multiple times with their kids, they probably missed the unusual fine print buried in the credits.…
  • Jul 13

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy
      Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are poised to become the bulb of choice for many shoppers. With a recent price drop announced by GE, it is predicted that LED light bulbs might in coming years make compact fluorescent bulbs…
Rank this Week: 2699

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck
    Pick up trucks are sold to men and women. But, let's face it, they are marketed mostly to men. One theme that runs through truck advertising is the image of power, strength, and control. Yet, a truck can end up being a lemon just like a car.…
  • Jul 16

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation
    American Honda Finance Corporation will pay $24 million in compensation and change the way it does business to settle a discrimination case brought by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The two federal…
  • Jul 10

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma
    La Comisión Federal de Comercio ("FTC") es el organismo superior del gobierno nacional que hace cumplir las leyes de equidad de cobro de deudas. Es un trabajo duro. Esta semana, la FTC anunció un acuerdo importante. Tuvieron…
Rank this Week: 1311

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9
    Session 6 | Josh Sarnoff (DePaul University), Moderator In Search of a Trade Mark: Search practices and Bureaucratic PoetryJose Bellido and Hyo Yoon Kang (University of Kent, UK)Commentator | Amanda Scardamaglia (Swinburne Law…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8
    Methodology: What should histories and theories of IP be doing? What role should interdisciplinarity play? | Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University), Moderator Lionel Bently (Cambridge)We tolerated the use of the term…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7
    Session 5 | Martin Fredriksson (Linköping University, Sweden), Moderator Open Source Intelligence: Counterinsurgency, State Secrets, and Small NovelsJoseph Slaughter (Columbia)Commentator | Catherine Bond (University of New South…
Rank this Week: 576

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1547

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/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
Rank this Week: 3882

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 381

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/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

    Negotiating with a creditor
    Sometimes people decide that they want to negotiate directly with a creditor. That is not always a bad idea. In fact, if you are early enough in the process, it can be good for you. But how do you do...
  • Jul 21

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

    FTC Goes After LifeLock
    Not really a surprise, but the Federal Trade Commission today announced a lawsuit against LifeLock. LifeLock knows that people are going to steal your identity, but apparently they do not know that they are going to be sued. A bit...
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 4343

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 23

    Congress, Go Home

    Congress, Go Home
    It’s time for Congress to go home, stand in the corner and think about what they did (or maybe almost did). (I'm paraphrasing here our new national crusader and peacemaker, the all-powerful Taylor Swift. Maybe she'll have some…
  • Jul 20

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!
    Hey, take a look at the “confidential memo” just leaked to us! CONFIDENTIAL MEMO To: American Tort Reform Association Members From: PR Department Date: July 20, 2015 Re: Please don’t fire us…
  • Jul 16

    Have A Super Uber Day

    Have A Super Uber Day
    Uber is suddenly everywhere and when I say “everywhere” I’m not just talking about the streets of San Francisco or LAX airport (where it may be coming soon.) Or even the fact that Uber is now more popular than taxis....
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Jul 23

    Bankruptcy in Russia, 1740-1800, and the First Non-Merchant Discharge!

    Bankruptcy in Russia, 1740-1800, and the First Non-Merchant Discharge!
    I discovered something surprising in my summer research on the history of bankruptcy in Russia: It seems that the first modern, court-ordered bankruptcy discharge available to non-merchant debtors appeared not in the US or England, but…
  • Jul 22

    Dodd-Frank's Constitutionality

    Dodd-Frank's Constitutionality
    I'm testifying tomorrow before Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on The Constitution (yes, that's the official capitalization), about the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Act. Short version: nothing to see here folks. Slightly…
  • Jul 20

    Attorney Market for Discharging Student Loan

    Attorney Market for Discharging Student Loan
    On Friday, Tara Siegel Bernard reported in the New York Times that some bankruptcy judges think that the onerous Brunner standard for discharging student loans should change. Commenting on the article, reader "alma" writes: As…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 1351

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure
    Our recent win against Bank of America was featured in an article in the Bloomberg BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Report. Our client was awarded over $200k in damages after being falsely accused for more than two years of being in default on…
  • May 11

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned
    Last August Bank of America agreed to a record $16.7 billion settlement with the Justice Department over their past mortgage practices. Part of the settlement also requires Bank of America to provide $7 billion in consumer relief over…
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
Rank this Week: 3676

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/
  • Jul 22

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement
    On July 2, 2015, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $40 million settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TracFone Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Straight Talk…
  • Jul 14

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee
    A settlement was reportedly reached last week in Zorio v. Walt Disney Worldwide Services Inc., a case brought by former Disneyland employee Reykeel Zorio, who alleged on behalf of himself and other former employees at six Disney facilities…
  • Jul 7

    Department of Labor Works Overtime to Draft New Exemption Rule

    Department of Labor Works Overtime to Draft New Exemption Rule
    It looks like President Barack Obama would like to add overtime reform to his growing list of second-term accomplishments.  Last week, in response to a March 2014 memorandum issued by the President, the Wage & Hour Division of the…
Rank this Week: 3450

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

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

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 21

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld
    The Seventh Circuit recently held that a lower court was correct to preclude a proposed causation expert from testifying for the plaintiffs in a suit relating to a plaintiff''s alleged exposure to chlorine gas at an Indiana amusement park.…
  • Jul 14

    Proposed Class Action Stayed Pending FDA Guidance

    Proposed Class Action Stayed Pending FDA Guidance
    A California recently indicated he would stay a putative class action raising allegations  about labeling of “evaporated cane juice” pending a decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on sweetener labeling.…
  • Jul 3

    Local Fracking Ban Struck Down

    Local Fracking Ban Struck Down
    We typically focus on state court class actions when they reach the appellate level, but wanted to note an interesting decision at the trial court level.  An Ohio court has rejected a proposed class action by a group seeking to ban…
Rank this Week: 1729

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 20

    Overtime Pay for Highly Compensated Worker

    Overtime Pay for Highly Compensated Worker
    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (“NCWHA”), United States’ employees are to be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay for all hours worked…
  • Jul 20

    New Overtime Pay Changes Could Affect Millions of American Worker

    New Overtime Pay Changes Could Affect Millions of American Worker
      Big changes may be on the way for North Carolina businesses and employees. On June 30, 2015, The Federal Department of Labor announced through its website plans to modify the rules governing employees’ eligibility for overtime…
  • Jul 10

    Overtime/Hourly Pay for On-Call Worker

    Overtime/Hourly Pay for On-Call Worker
    The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act require employees to be paid for each hour worked and to be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of forty (40) per week. While this seems easy enough, there are many traps…
Rank this Week: 4989

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: 4593

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/
  • Jul 17

    JPMorgan Settles Class Action Mortgage-Backed Securities Case for $388M

    JPMorgan Settles Class Action Mortgage-Backed Securities Case for $388M
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has consented to pay $388 million to resolve a securities lawsuit filed by investors claiming that the bank misled them about the safety of $10 billion of mortgage-backed securities (MBSs). Included among the…
  • Jul 16

    Oz Management to Settle SEC Charges Over Inaccurate Data by Paying $4.25M

    Oz Management to Settle SEC Charges Over Inaccurate Data by Paying $4.25M
    Investment adviser Oz Management, LP has agreed to pay a $4.25M penalty to settle SEC charges that it provided inaccurate trading data to four prime brokers. This led to inaccuracies in the books and records of the brokers, including the…
  • Jul 14

    $30M Fraud that Bilked NHL Players Leads to Guilty Conviction

    $30M Fraud that Bilked NHL Players Leads to Guilty Conviction
    A federal jury has found two men accused of running a financial scam that bilked investors, including several National Hockey League players, of $30 million guilty of money laundering, conspiracy, and wire fraud. The trial against Phillip…
Rank this Week: 390

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: 827

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/
  • Jul 16

    Enhanced Recovery Company Most Complained-About Debt Collector

    Enhanced Recovery Company Most Complained-About Debt Collector
    Indiana consumers beware. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently released its list of the top debt collectors generating complaints for the period of February through April, 2015. Since its inception, the CFPB has…
  • Jul 10

    Indiana Statutes of Limitation on the Collection of Debt

    Indiana Statutes of Limitation on the Collection of Debt
    I often receive inquiries from Indiana consumers about statutes of limitation on debt collection. A statute of limitation establishes an affirmative defense for a defendant when a lawsuit has not been filed in a timely manner. That means…
  • Jul 6

    Stop Unwanted Cell Phone Call

    Stop Unwanted Cell Phone Call
    Debt collectors and creditors often use what is called an autodialer to make calls to consumers. One of the ways you can tell an autodialer is being used is that when you answer the call you will experience a slight delay before a live…
Rank this Week: 2654

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: 1488

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 15

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work
    This blog entry answers the question left open in our last blog, "Do City Debt Regulation Apply to Lawyers. Issue Heats up in New York." New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that New York City Regulations ("local law…
  • Jun 25

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act
    Usury is defined as an illegally high rate of interest. In New York, the civil usury rate is 16%[1] and the criminal usury rate is 25%[2]. Banks get around state usury laws through the National Bank Act, a federal law that expressly allows…
  • Jun 24

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce
    Under New York law, once a judgment has been entered for a debt, the creditor can demand information about assets that might be available to satisfy the debt from anyone that the creditor thinks may have the information. Note that the…
Rank this Week: 405

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Jul 14

    When Buying a New or Used Car, Watch Out for Mostly Worthless Service Contract

    When Buying a New or Used Car, Watch Out for Mostly Worthless Service Contract
    Buy a new or used car these days and you can expect the salesperson to pressure you to buy a service contract or “extended warranty.” For a fee, which is usually rolled into the financing, these products provide repairs or…
  • May 7

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid
    According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Bankruptcy Trustees are using a legal argument called “fraudulent transfer” to take back tuition payments clients have made to their children’s colleges. This can be a…
  • May 5

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy
    The number one thing that slows down a bankruptcy case is the speed with which clients can assemble the necessary documents. By following these five tips, you can ensure that your bankruptcy moves quickly, and that you’re…
Rank this Week: 3149

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    No FDCPA Violation when Creditor files Claim on Expired Debt says 8th Circuit

    No FDCPA Violation when Creditor files Claim on Expired Debt says 8th Circuit
    Is it a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for a creditor to file a Proof of Claim in a bankruptcy case on an old debt that is no longer collectible by virtue of a Statute of Limitation?  Ever since the…
  • Jun 22

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
      ASSET EXEMPTION DESCRIPTION LAW IMPORTANT CASES & NOTES Homestead $60,000 of home equity. No more than 2 lots in City or Village, 160 acres farmland. Sales proceeds protected for 6 months. §40-101, 40-111, 40-113 Must reside…
  • Jun 16

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Additional Child Tax Credit is a protected asset in bankruptcy cases filed in Missouri.  In re Hardy, case number 14-1181 (2015).   Are such tax credits exempt in Nebraska…
Rank this Week: 1443

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    FTC and Florida Attorney General Sue to Stop Robocalls for “Free” Medical Alert System

    FTC and Florida Attorney General Sue to Stop Robocalls for “Free” Medical Alert System
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida Attorney General are suing Lifewatch.  The New York-based company is charged with using illegal and deceptive robocalls to trick older consumers into purchasing medical alert…
  • Jul 2

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consumer Complaint Database

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consumer Complaint Database
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now has a consumer complaint database online.  The database contains over 7,700 consumer accounts of problems that include mortgages, bank accounts, credit cards, debt collection, private student…
  • Jun 11

    Debt Collectors Sued for Threatening and Harassing People

    Debt Collectors Sued for Threatening and Harassing People
    Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit against several debt collectors.  The debt collectors are accused of threatening and harassing people.  The lawsuit states that many of the people did not even owe the debts.Mohan…
Rank this Week: 4160

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jul 8

    Chamber of Commerce’s Big Ties to Big Tobacco Under Fire

    Chamber of Commerce’s Big Ties to Big Tobacco Under Fire
    You can’t please all of the people all of the time, and if you’re the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that’s certainly true right now. The CVS Health Corporation, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., has withdrawn…
  • Jun 29

    Marriage Equality Win

    Marriage Equality Win
    I was late to work on Friday. Not because I couldn’t find a taxi, or the dogs were lagging on their morning walk. In fact, I had already started working around 8:30 a.m. on my patio—pot of coffee made, laptop
  • Jun 15

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?
    On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was…
Rank this Week: 3491

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

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

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed
    The American Banker magazine has an article that asks “Can credit bureaus can finally be tamed?” The article describes a “tough fix-it order” imposed by federal and state officials that was supposed to force…
  • Jun 5

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax
    One day this past March, Ms Katie Manning, who lives in Maine, came home and found her mailbox stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing an Equifax credit report on 300 individuals! None of them had anything to do with her. A TV…
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Jul 7

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing

    Hospitals, Antitrust, the Department of Justice, and Agreements to Not Compete on Marketing
    What is great about practicing antitrust law is that you take deep dives into the intricacies of different markets from the shelf space in drug stores for condoms—an actual case from several years ago—to insurance brokerage…
  • Jun 10

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board

    Texas Federal Court Acts for Teladoc in Antitrust Case Against State Medical Board
    It is easier to succeed in business without competition than with it. And if you are used to practicing your profession in a particular way, it is quite uncomfortable when new approaches develop that undercut your business. (As an aside,…
  • May 20

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case

    Why You Should Consider Filing an Amicus Brief in an Appellate Case
    An amicus curiae brief is filed by a non-party—usually in an appellate court like the US Supreme Court—that seeks to educate the court by offering facts, analysis, or a perspective that the party briefing doesn’t present.…
Rank this Week: 1983

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 3

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!
    Client:  Ade Client Review: Let me start by saying: if you have a debt collection situation (in my case with CACH LLC). LOOK NO LONGER. No one ever wants to be in a situation where they NEED to hire an attorney, but when you need to, Mr.…
  • Jul 2

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit
    Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. hired the debt collection law firm of Pollack & Rosen, P.A. to file a debt collection lawsuit against our client.  Atlantic Credit and Finance claimed that they had bought an old credit card…
  • Jul 1

    Client Prevails Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Client Prevails Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Plaintiff: Cavalry SPV I LLC Original Creditor: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana M. Stern, Esq. and Mr. Jason S. Dragutsky, Esq. Case Outcome:…
Rank this Week: 51

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jun 30

    Harnessing the Power of Observation

    Harnessing the Power of Observation
    Observation is a powerful tool for us as leaders and learners. But like many other powerful things, it is only powerful when used. Water can be stagnate and sour or if moving, can be turned into electricity. Like water, observation only…
  • Jun 30

    Helping People See the Big Picture (and Why It Is So Important)

    Helping People See the Big Picture (and Why It Is So Important)
    When I am flying home to Indianapolis, I always hope for the landing pattern that takes us over the famed oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The image here gives you an idea – but unless you have seen it for yourself, you have no…
  • Jun 30

    Why Allow Repossession when you can Sell Homes for Cash?

    Why Allow Repossession when you can Sell Homes for Cash?
    Allowing repossession of your home or properties is no brainer unless you have been declared bankrupt. Repossession would mean letting go off your properties to your lender no matter what mortgage sum is still left to pay and most lenders…
Rank this Week: 5013

Credit Report Matters Blog

Credit Report Matters Blog

Covers legal rights to accurate credit reports, disputing inaccurate credit reports and legal remedies. By Gordon Leech.

http://creditreportmatters.info
  • Jun 30

    Choose a Reliable Lenders in UK For Finance up to 12 Month Loans Solution

    Choose a Reliable Lenders in UK For Finance up to 12 Month Loans Solution
    From the beginning of this century, a small wind of financial imbalance started to blow. It really made lots of hazards in the whole industry. Large number of organizations fell down in it. All are due to the creation of financial imbalance…
  • Jun 29

    Handle Your Emergency Situation With 6 Month Payday Loans Same day

    Handle Your Emergency Situation With 6 Month Payday Loans Same day
    Financial adversities can strike you at any time without any warning sign. At such instances, it is very tricky to arrange for funds directly and get over your state of affairs. What if you are the only human being operational and have to…
  • Jun 29

    Credence Independent Advisors Asian stocks show improvement, upbeat US corporate earning

    Credence Independent Advisors Asian stocks show improvement, upbeat US corporate earning
    July 21, 2014 – The investors have set aside geopolitical concerns for the moment. The volumes kept low, however with the Japanese markets on holiday. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan increased by 0.24%,…
Rank this Week: 4640

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/
  • Jun 29

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?
    If you’re sued in Alabama, then almost certainly you will receive a letter from a company called Ferry and Nicholas. Normally this is sent to you the day after you are sued, so usually before you’re ever served with a lawsuit,…
  • Jun 12

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632
    So I had an odd experience of speaking with a scam debt collector today -- this outfit (not sure what their name is) called my new home number. The phone call came from 1-866-332-6632. They use the classic "scary message" about a file has…
  • Jun 7

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question
    In this video we answer the following consumer protection questions: The first question is "I have a judgment against me. What do I need to do if I want to pay that off?" Now, our next question is similar. What if you have been sued, so you…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor
    An Oregon foreclosure mediation program has undeniably helped many debtors find a way to stay in their homes. The program provides Oregonians with a chance to meet with lenders in order to find ways avoid a foreclosure. The latest…
  • Jun 27

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee
    Probably the worst way for any Portland area Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtor to make a monthly payment is out of pocket.  If you have a regular job this isn’t a problem, the payment is just deducted from you wages and you never falls…
  • Jun 21

    Increase in Consumer Debt

    Increase in Consumer Debt
    American consumer debt increased steadily in April as credit-card use surged. At the same time,  education and vehicle debt grew at the slowest pace since July 2012.   While economists typically see a pickup in…
Rank this Week: 5025

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
  • Jun 29

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair
    Municipal housing code citations can be a nightmare for NJ landlords. A prior post explained how some tenants intentionally or neglectfully damage their apartment and sic the city on the landlord. These housing code citations can be used by…
  • Jun 28

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"
    New Jersey landlords face a complicated regulatory jungle. In addition to the stringent requirements of the Anti-Eviction Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:81-61.1 et. seq.), Landlords must also comply with the NJ Department of Community Affairs and local…
  • Jan 9

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"
    A NJ commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be challenging to manage. A commercial landlord must balance the benefit of having a rent paying tenant in a space that can be difficult to rent with the realities of the tenant's behavior. In…
Rank this Week: 3608

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire
    The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined the billionaire club, according to the most recent report by Bloomberg News. Jamie Dimon, the assembler of Citigroup Inc. and now head of JPMorgan, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, derived…
  • Jun 20

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American
    Retirement is supposed to be about enjoying those "Golden Years." Those who have spent a lifetime working, raising families and contributing to society are supposed to be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of all their labor - perhaps…
  • Jun 15

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 1516

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
  • Jun 17

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help
    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help If you owe a creditor money, they have various ways they can go about collecting a debt, some more friendly to the debtor than others. But the most direct avenue a creditor can use to…
Rank this Week: 803

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

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

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
  • Jun 15

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
  • Jun 7

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?
    A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car…
Rank this Week: 1195

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1098

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Wisconsin-Consumer Blog

Information for consumers on their legal rights in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://wisconsin-consumer.com/
Rank this Week: 3772

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 926

The Section 15(b) Report

The Section 15(b) Report

Monitors developments of interest to the regulated business community. By Cary Silverman.

http://cpscmonitor.com
  • Jun 4

    CPSC to Hold Hearing on Future Prioritie

    CPSC to Hold Hearing on Future Prioritie
    The Commission is in the process of preparing the agency’s fiscal year 2016 Operating Plan and fiscal year 2017 Congressional Budget Request. It will conduct a public hearing on June 24, 2015 to receive views from the public about…
  • Feb 18

    Cutting the Cord?

    Cutting the Cord?
    Photo: US CPSC on Flickr (Creative Commons license) The CPSC has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to address the strangulation risk posed to young children from cords on window coverings. The new rule…
  • Feb 4

    Top 5 of the 1st Year

    Top 5 of the 1st Year
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Section 15(b) report. Here are the top five viewed posts since its inception: Do I Sell a Consumer Product? Mohorovic Shares Observations After 1st 100 Days–Engagement, Burden…
Rank this Week: 1994