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Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance
    On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance, Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business, for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements…
  • Jun 23

    Putative Data Breach Class Action Dismissed for the Third Time

    Putative Data Breach Class Action Dismissed for the Third Time
    On June 13, 2017, Judge Andrea R. Wood of the Northern District of Illinois dismissed with prejudice a putative consumer class action filed against Barnes and Noble. The case was first filed after Barnes and Noble’s September 2012…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Again Tightens Jurisdictional Requirements for Claims Against Out-of-State Defendant

    Supreme Court Again Tightens Jurisdictional Requirements for Claims Against Out-of-State Defendant
    On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court announced important constitutional limitations on state courts’ ability to exercise specific jurisdiction over nonresidents’ claims against out-of-state defendants. The Court’s nearly…
Rank this Week: 1302

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: 148

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jun 26

    Device Deportation: Bayer to Discontinue Essure in Canada and Multiple European Countrie

    Device Deportation: Bayer to Discontinue Essure in Canada and Multiple European Countrie
    Essure, the permanent birth control device that has made numerous headlines around the world due to its high risk of… Read More The post Device Deportation: Bayer to Discontinue Essure in Canada and Multiple European Countries…
  • Jun 21

    Dishonorable Discharge: Military Cuts Nexium from Preferred Drug List

    Dishonorable Discharge: Military Cuts Nexium from Preferred Drug List
    The importance of allowing generic versions of “blockbuster” drugs onto the market is seldom talked about, but affects all of… Read More The post Dishonorable Discharge: Military Cuts Nexium from Preferred Drug List…
  • Jun 6

    State of California Investigation Links Cell Phone Use to Cancer

    State of California Investigation Links Cell Phone Use to Cancer
    In 2010, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) prepared a public guidance document warning exposure to EMFs (a type… Read More The post State of California Investigation Links Cell Phone Use to Cancer appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2991

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 26

    The Fine Print on Vitamin Labels is Wrong!

    The Fine Print on Vitamin Labels is Wrong!
    We often caution consumers not to believe the big print in advertising because the fine print may well contradict it. Now we have to say that you can’t always even rely on the fine print either to give you the straight poop. Case in…
  • Jun 19

    Beefers: Where’s the Beef?

    Beefers: Where’s the Beef?
    Clara Peller, the famed octogenarian who squawked “Where’s the Beef?” when confronted with skimpy burgers in Wendy’s commercials of yesteryear, would possibly have suffered a heart attack on camera had she ever seen…
  • Jun 12

    Celebs/Companies Warned to Disclose Paid Connection

    Celebs/Companies Warned to Disclose Paid Connection
    When you see a celebrity using Twitter or Instagram in what looks like a personal post saying how much they love a particular product, you have to be suspicious. Were they paid by the product’s maker to casually say nice things about…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Jun 25

    Overwhelming Student Loan Debt?

    Overwhelming Student Loan Debt?
    Unfortunately, some people feel they have no way out when it comes to their student loans.  These are usually folks who have tried their best to pay for 10 or more years and are no further along than when they started.  Most feel…
  • Jun 22

    Who Determines Household Size for Filing Bankruptcy In Florida?

    Who Determines Household Size for Filing Bankruptcy In Florida?
    The word “household” appears in over a dozen sections of the Bankruptcy Code, but it is not defined in the Code.  Household income and size are extremely important in bankruptcy and determine whether someone qualifies for a…
  • Jun 22

    Revoking Consent to Call Your Cell Phone

    Revoking Consent to Call Your Cell Phone
    Florida, Georgia and Alabama consumers need not worry about a recent case out of the Second Circuit, Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, (2nd Cir. June 22, 2017) that held today that if the contract allows for robocalls, you can…
Rank this Week: 3446

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/
  • Jun 25

    A Few More Thoughts On Henson v. Santander

    A Few More Thoughts On Henson v. Santander
    by Jeff Sovern As we reported a couple weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Henson v. Santander that debt buyers are not automatically debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. However, debt buyers which have debt…
  • Jun 24

    Skiba & Xiao Article on Consumer Litigation Funding

    Skiba & Xiao Article on Consumer Litigation Funding
    Paige Marta Skiba and Jean Xiao of Vanderbilt have written Consumer Litigation Funding: Just Another Form of Payday Lending? 80 Law and Contemporary Problems (2017). Here is the abstract: This article provides a side-by-side comparison of…
  • Jun 24

    Deregulation of medical devices under Trump (and the republican Congress)

    Deregulation of medical devices under Trump (and the republican Congress)
    David Hilzenrath at the Project on Government Oversight reports here about what strikes me as a bunch of future disasters waiting to happen. An excerpt: When makers of medical devices learn that one of their products has malfunctioned in a...
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 338

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3985

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/
  • Jun 23

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract
    As a general rule, oral contacts in New Jersey are enforceable – not that they are recommended; indeed.  Our attorneys, we always recommend that contracts be in writing because they are easier to prove and leave less room for…
  • Jun 21

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position
    Under New Jersey’s Civil Service System, hiring and advancement are required to be based on merit.  In a civil service jurisdiction, taking the civil service test is just the first step in the process of obtaining a position as a…
  • Jun 19

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law
    Representing parties negotiating contracts and litigating over breach of contracts are some of our attorneys’ main practice areas.  New Jersey contract law recognizes both contracts and “quasi-contracts.”  This…
Rank this Week: 3798

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5?

    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5?
    Can I Sue My Brokerage Firm for Filing a False Form U5? Financial firms that deal in securities do carry legal liability for filing a Form U5 with false information, and financial advisors can indeed sue their former firms for filing an…
  • Jun 9

    Is my Financial Advisor Allowed to Trade in my Account Without my Permission?

    Is my Financial Advisor Allowed to Trade in my Account Without my Permission?
    The short answer is no. When a customer opens an investment account with a brokerage firm, he or she is typically given the option to choose between a discretionary or non-discretionary account.  A discretionary account gives the…
  • Apr 4

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?

    Brokerages Are Making Brokers More Powerful: How Will That Effect The Securities Industry?
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal, there has been a recent trend at big brokerages of shifting the power from the headquarters to brokers and branch managers. Apparently big brokerages like Bank Of America, UBS Group, and Merrill Lynch…
Rank this Week: 656

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 72

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
  • Jun 6

    Midland Funding Michigan Attorney

    Midland Funding Michigan Attorney
      U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of debt collectors. On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. Background: Respondent Johnson filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in…
  • Jun 6

    New Michigan Gun Law

    New Michigan Gun Law
    Michigan could soon have new gun laws: The residents of Michigan could soon be able to carry a concealed pistol without a permit or completing any gun safety training. On May 30, 2017, the Michigan House Panel approved, in a 6-4 vote, a…
Rank this Week: 5088

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3309

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Jun 21

    Bankruptcy Discharge

    Bankruptcy Discharge
    When you file for a bankruptcy, you are no longer liable for a part or all of your debts, and don’t have to pay your creditors anything. Plus, third parties or debt collectors cannot approach you anymore. The formal term used for this…
  • Jun 19

    Tax Debt in Bankruptcy

    Tax Debt in Bankruptcy
    While most outstanding, unsecured loans are written off or discharged in case of a bankruptcy, tax debt in bankruptcy is not one of them. Taxes are compulsory payments that you make to the government. There are a number of taxes that you pay,…
  • Jun 14

    Stopping Foreclosure with Bankruptcy

    Stopping Foreclosure with Bankruptcy
    If you have been unable to keep up with your home mortgage payments your lender may issue you a notice of foreclosure. You might want to consider filing a petition for bankruptcy. This will allow you to deal with your debt and still be…
Rank this Week: 1641

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: 282

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/
  • Jun 20

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark

    Dodd-Frank's "Abusive" Standard: The Dog that Didn't Bark
    The Trump Treasury Department's Dodd-Frank Act report spends more pages on the CFPB (including mortgage regulation) than on any other issue. There's a whole bunch of blog posts that one could write about the Treasury report, but I want to...
  • Jun 15

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have

    New HMDA Regs Require Banks to Collect Lots of Data...That They Already Have
    The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 is a key piece of fair lending legislation. It requires mortgage lenders to report data on loan applications and loans funded that enables both government and private groups to monitor lending patterns…
  • Jun 14

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration

    Wells Fargo Fake Accounts and Arbitration
    Jeff Sovern has an excellent new article about arbitration clauses and class action waivers that uses the Wells Fargo fake account scandal as a test case. He also does a monster job knocking down the Johnston-Zwyicki arbitration study. As…
Rank this Week: 572

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 The Law Office of Jonathan Rudnick LLC.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1410

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1445

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: 1868

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Debt Collectors Catch a Break in Gorsuch’s First U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

    Debt Collectors Catch a Break in Gorsuch’s First U.S. Supreme Court Opinion
    The first U.S. Supreme Court opinion in which Justice Niel Gorsuch wrote may not be of much note for its eloquence. However, you will find it means a great deal to you if you ever have – or ever will be – on the other end of the…
  • Jun 15

    Report: Auto Loan Fraud May Be Nearing Housing Bubble Proportion

    Report: Auto Loan Fraud May Be Nearing Housing Bubble Proportion
    Since 2010, there has been a rapid growth in the U.S. car loan industry. A new report from Bloomberg indicates borrower fraud is soaring, and we may soon near a bursting bubble, similar to what we saw with the housing crisis.  It’s…
  • Jun 13

    Miami Debt Defense Lawyer Defends Federal Debt Protection

    Miami Debt Defense Lawyer Defends Federal Debt Protection
    The establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came in 2012, following the fallout of the economic crisis set off by the collapse of the housing market and a massive wave of foreclosures.  As our Miami debt defense…
Rank this Week: 5015

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislative Update: Condominium Terminations Bill Signed Into Law
    Senate Bill 1520 was signed by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2017. The following is a summary of the bill, which will take effect on July 1, 2017: SB 1520 amends 718.117, Florida Statutes, regarding the optional termination of condominiums,…
  • Jun 16

    Insurance Reminders for Condo Associations at Start of Hurricane Season

    Insurance Reminders for Condo Associations at Start of Hurricane Season
    With hurricane season now underway, Florida condominium associations should take the time to ensure that they and their owners are prepared for a storm.  In addition to ensuring that hurricane shutters are operational and all of the…
  • Jun 15

    Legislative Update: New Laws Affecting Florida Community Association

    Legislative Update: New Laws Affecting Florida Community Association
    When a bill passes the Florida Legislature and is sent to the Governor for consideration, the Governor has 15 days from which to sign the bill into law, veto it, or do neither (in which case the bill will automatically become law if unsigned…
Rank this Week: 4872

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 16

    These Days, Aviation Casualties Have Little to Do with Flying

    These Days, Aviation Casualties Have Little to Do with Flying
    The odds of dying in a plane crash are about 1 in 11 million. It’s not the flying that worries me these days. It’s the other stuff. By now, you are probably familiar with the story of poor Dr. David...
  • Jun 7

    Another Bill in Congress, Another PopQuiz!

    Another Bill in Congress, Another PopQuiz!
    What a special occasion. The U.S. House of Representatives is about to move forward on a bill to wipe out the legal rights of injured patients, which even some doctors don’t want. Let’s commemorate this absurd waste of time…
  • May 30

    HuffPo Repost: Despite Trump, Federal Tort Reform Makes a Hasty Retreat

    HuffPo Repost: Despite Trump, Federal Tort Reform Makes a Hasty Retreat
    Donald Trump’s 2018 health care budget proposal is loaded with all kinds of campaign talking points: repealing Obamacare, slashing Medicaid, severely cutting federal programs (like Children’s Health Insurance). But it also…
Rank this Week: 1020

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/
  • Jun 16

    Webinar Recording: New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make

    Webinar Recording: New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make
    New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make While there have not been significant regulatory changes to HIPAA since 2013, that doesn’t mean that compliance can be static. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for…
  • Jun 12

    Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely

    Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely
    On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government announced that it is suspending indefinitely the private right of action provided for by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which sets forth the country’s regime of…
  • May 19

    GDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    GDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    This article first published in the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker blog. In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you…
Rank this Week: 1047

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: 785

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jun 13

    Employees of Sub-Contractors May Be Able To Recover Wages From General Contractor

    Employees of Sub-Contractors May Be Able To Recover Wages From General Contractor
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia in 2017 ruled in Salinas v. Commercial Interiors that employees of sub-contractors can, in certain situations, be deemed…
  • Jun 13

    Identity Theft At An All-Time High in the U.S. – North Carolina Identity Theft Attorney

    Identity Theft At An All-Time High in the U.S. – North Carolina Identity Theft Attorney
    Did you know that in 2016, the rate of identity theft in the United States was at an all-time high? A new report indicates that over 15 million consumers in 2016 suffered some degree of identity theft. This identity theft fraud included: Card…
  • Jun 12

    Harassing Phone Calls From Conn’s HomePlu

    Harassing Phone Calls From Conn’s HomePlu
    Our firm has recently been investigating potential violations of the TCPA by Conn’s Furniture Store and Conn’s Home Plus through the use of repeated telephone calls. Conn’s is a home store selling electronics, furniture, and…
Rank this Week: 1061

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: 573

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 6

    Attorney Simon Goldenberg Teaches Secrets To Credit Repair

    Attorney Simon Goldenberg Teaches Secrets To Credit Repair
    New York, New York: On May 23rd, 2017, Simon Goldenberg, Esq. presented Credit Repair: A Primer for Lawyers, a Continuing Legal Education program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at Lawline’s Studio in lower…
  • May 31

    Prohibited Debt Collection Practice

    Prohibited Debt Collection Practice
    Are you receiving phone calls, emails, or other communications from debt collectors? Often the persistence of debt collectors can be annoying and stressful, making your life miserable until you can finally make them stop. In fact,…
  • May 25

    Tips to Help You Get Out of Debt

    Tips to Help You Get Out of Debt
    The one common mistake made by all debtors is that they spend a lot more than they actually have. Student loans, credit card bills, bank loans or loans from other creditors all add to your debt and, if you’re not careful,…
Rank this Week: 2710

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/
  • Jun 6

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector
    You take a break at work and find some voice mail messages. The weird thing is that your phone did not ring. How did these messages get here? Lilian Min at Cosmopolitan covers this in a new story she has...
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • May 26

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture

    Washington restricts flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture
    On July 1, 2017, Washington’s “Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act” goes into effect, restricting the use of the following five flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture: Additive…
  • May 25

    Drone registry rule grounded by court

    Drone registry rule grounded by court
    Updating our previous post about the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, an appeals court has struck down one of the more hotly disputed aspects of the program – the FAA’s…
  • Apr 21

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label

    Your product labels could be deceptive based on what’s on a competitor’s label
    In what seems to be an ever-expanding zone of liability for false advertising claims on food products, the Ninth Circuit ruled this week that “external facts” – aka what a competitor does or does not put on their labels…
Rank this Week: 2531

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/
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
  • Apr 5

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By NCO Portfolio Management Inc. in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  NCO Portfolio Management is suing you for an old junk debt. WHO IS NCO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, INC.?: NCO Portfolio Management is an infamous…
Rank this Week: 658

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 860

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • May 19

    Customers of Winston Wade Turner Claim Securities Fraud

    Customers of Winston Wade Turner Claim Securities Fraud
    Stock Market Loss securities attorneys are investigating allegations against Winston Wade Turner, a previously registered broker who has been barred by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Turner is prohibited from serving as a broker…
  • May 19

    Customer Disputes Against Merrill Lynch Broker Sylvester Knox

    Customer Disputes Against Merrill Lynch Broker Sylvester Knox
    Sylvester Knox, a broker and investment adviser with eight different firms over 27 years, is under investigation for a variety of alleged violations . The attorneys at Stock Market Loss are investigating claims against Knox. Since January…
  • May 19

    Customers of Andrew Todd Yocum Allege Unsuitable Investment

    Customers of Andrew Todd Yocum Allege Unsuitable Investment
    Securities attorneys Jay H. Salamon and Hugh D. Berkson of McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman represent clients who lost money as the result of Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other broker misconduct. They are investigating the…
Rank this Week: 3577

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 17

    Can a Creditor Report a Debt Barred by the Statute of Limitations?

    Can a Creditor Report a Debt Barred by the Statute of Limitations?
    Negative information on your credit report can make a big impact on your financial well-being. It can disqualify you from obtaining home mortgages and car loans, cause your interest rates to soar and may even keep you from getting the job you…
  • Apr 25

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?
    It is quite unusual to go to jail for an unpaid debt. Debtors’ prisons were abolished in the 19th century in the United States, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from threatening you with criminal…
  • Apr 11

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?
    Falling on hard times financially can also lead to falling behind on your taxes. When your tax debt becomes extremely delinquent, the IRS may issue a garnishment on your wages. This garnishment, or levy, allows the IRS to take part of your…
Rank this Week: 3660

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
  • May 9

    CFPB sues online lenders for collecting on usurious loan

    CFPB sues online lenders for collecting on usurious loan
    RELEASE FROM THE CFPB DATED APRIL 27, 2017 (REPOSTED)CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUES FOUR ONLINE LENDERS FOR COLLECTING ON DEBTS CONSUMERS DID NOT LEGALLY OWEBureau Alleges Companies Deceived Consumers About Debt That Was Not…
  • May 9

    CFPB catches student loan and mortgage servicers violating the law

    CFPB catches student loan and mortgage servicers violating the law
    Re-post of April 26, 2017 Media Release from the CFPB CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SUPERVISION FINDS SOME STUDENT LOAN AND MORTGAGE SERVICERS ILLEGALLY FAIL TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS TO BORROWERSBureau Recovered $6.1 Million for…
  • May 9

    CFPB imposes additional fine on Servicemember Auto Lender for violating consent order (pres release re-post)

    CFPB imposes additional fine on Servicemember Auto Lender for violating consent order (pres release re-post)
    RELEASED: April 26, 2017 by  CFPB Office of Communications CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU ISSUES $1.25 MILLION FINE TO SERVICEMEMBER AUTO LENDER FOR VIOLATING CONSENT ORDERAuto Loan Company Failed to Provide…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Over the last few years, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been brought hundreds of debt collection lawsuits against Minnesota citizens. If you’ve been sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, here’s what you…
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 3883

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • May 8

    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Become More Local

    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Become More Local
      I belong to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the only national organization devoted exclusively to serving consumer bankruptcy attorneys and their clients. The NACBA has over 4,000 members located in…
  • Apr 11

    Closing the Business: A Step-By-Step Instruction

    Closing the Business: A Step-By-Step Instruction
    The writing is on the wall and your company must close. Despite throwing everything you had into making the business successful, it’s not working. The funding is depleted. You have drained all your personal resources, emptied the…
  • Feb 20

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option
      The Eight Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (8th BAP) affirmed the discharge of a $27,000 of federal student loan debt despite the fact that the debtor, Sara Fern, was eligible to pay nothing in an Income Based Repayment (IBR) plan.…
Rank this Week: 1940

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • May 5

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Our client was a defendant in a lawsuit filed against them by the law firm of Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L.  Attorney Dana M. Stern was the lead attorney who represented Cavalry SPV l, LLC, as Assignee of Citibank, N. A.  We were…
  • May 3

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim
    Shortly after purchasing a used car, our client experienced several significant problems with it.  Despite our client’s attempts to resolve this with the dealer, the car was repossessed, and our client did not receive a refund of…
  • May 2

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed to Consumer Protection Law Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed to Consumer Protection Law Committee
    We are proud to announce that the Florida Bar has appointed Taras Rudnitsky to serve on its Consumer Protection Law Committee.  The mission of the committee is to educate consumers and others about Florida’s consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 84

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Ohio Law Firm Sued for Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    Ohio Law Firm Sued for Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is suing an Ohio law firm. The suit claims that Weltman, Weinber & Reis made collection calls and sent collection letters to millions of consumers stating that attorneys were…
  • Jan 5

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter
    Moneytree, a payday lender, has been fined for deceptive advertising and collection letters.   Moneytree is alleged to have misled consumers with its online ads regarding charges to cash income tax-refund checks.  Some of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4101

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Definition: Consent Judgment

    Definition: Consent Judgment
    A consent judgment is where you agree to have a judgment against you in a collection lawsuit. A judgment is a document that is from the judge and filed into court.  It states that the debt collector can get money from us.…
  • Apr 18

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?

    How does the FDCPA help me with abusive debt collectors?
    ============================================================================ The FDCPA is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act — a federal law that governs and regulates debt collectors. Continue reading
  • Apr 14

    Definition: Compensatory Damage

    Definition: Compensatory Damage
    Compensatory damages are designed to help you. The word “damages” means that you’ve been harmed, and that you need to be repaid for those damages. Continue reading
Rank this Week: 1787

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Apr 17

    Class action settlement

    Class action settlement
    Watch this space!
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
Rank this Week: 3772

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: 2338

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?
    Back in the day when rock and roll was young, Hollywood made a series of movies about wild teenagers who drove their hot rod cars just as fast and wild as they were. One of the things Hollywood loved was a game called Chicken.That was where…
  • Feb 23

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)
     How to Buy a Used Car  TOP ELEVEN TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CARWith a big tip of the hat to our good friend, Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, CARS, has a great guide on how to buy a used car, with some…
  • Nov 11

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
Rank this Week: 1152

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call
    Are you being harassed by debt collection calls?  I speak with a lot of Indiana consumers, and harassing debt collection calls are one of the things I hear about over and over again.  What many people don’t know is that it is…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
Rank this Week: 819

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 3149

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 670