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Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Jan 31

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement
    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has issued a report in which she claims that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have been doing a poor job on enforcement when it comes to going after companies and…
Rank this Week: 622

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 31

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

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

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

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Jan 29

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse
    QED Benchmark Management LLC and its hedge fund manager Peter Kuperman will resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing them of misleading investors about the QED Benchmark LP hedge fund’s historical performance and…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 420

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 262

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Investor Recovery Options for United Development Funding Investor

    Investor Recovery Options for United Development Funding Investor
    United Development Funding (“UDF”) has come under fire in recent months – being accused of operating like a “Ponzi scheme.”  It has allegedly disclosed that since April 2014, it has been under SEC…
  • Feb 5

    SEC Announces 2016 Priorities that Involve Securities Industry Participant

    SEC Announces 2016 Priorities that Involve Securities Industry Participant
    The sad truth is that the Government loves the easy kill.  It is often easier for regulators to extract settlements and punishments against smaller market participants, including brokers, traders and analysts, than the giant wire houses,…
  • Feb 5

    Broker Transition: The Upfront Bonus/Forgivable Note

    Broker Transition: The Upfront Bonus/Forgivable Note
    Thinking about leaving your broker-dealer?  Looking to make the transition to a new firm? It has been reported recently that brokers from Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and potentially Merrill Lynch are being heavily recruited to leave and…
Rank this Week: 3406

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/
  • Feb 5

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct
    BBC News reports: HSBC has reached a $470m [] settlement with the US government and states related to dubious mortgage lending and foreclosure practices that contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement includes a $100m fine and $370m…
  • Feb 5

    Getting generic drugs on the market

    Getting generic drugs on the market
    Read this essay by acting FDA commissioner Stephen Ostroff on what the FDA is doing to get safe and effective generic drugs on the market promptly. The agency's efforts are important because the cost of generic drugs generally is far...
  • Feb 5

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"
    Financially speaking, that is. Last Friday's episode of NPR's Planet Money goes inside the telemarketing scam based on the premise that workers can work from home and make a great living. The episode includes audio from an actual sales…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Feb 5

    Still Receiving Calls and Mortgage Statements Even Though You Have an Attorney?

    Still Receiving Calls and Mortgage Statements Even Though You Have an Attorney?
    Communications with a homeowner when a debt collector is aware that the homeowner is represented by counsel is a violation of the FDCPA.  15 U.S.C. 1692c(a)(2).  This includes any mortgage servicer who has acquired a defaulted…
  • Feb 3

    Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Took a Hit on an FDCPA Case — Good for Consumers!

    Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Took a Hit on an FDCPA Case — Good for Consumers!
    While not a Florida case, the Fourth Circuit ruled today that the arbitration provision of Western Sky Payday Loans is unenforceable.  This may be a sign of expanding consumer protections in the future, although it is very early to tell.…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court Applies TCPA to Text Messages for Consumer Protection

    Supreme Court Applies TCPA to Text Messages for Consumer Protection
    Last week on January 20, 2016, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ U.S. ___, 2016 WL 22835 (Jan. 20, 2016), the Supreme Court issued several important rulings in a TCPA class action.  These rulings will help consumers in cases where they…
Rank this Week: 3265

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: 936

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/
  • Feb 5

    Who is Houslanger & Associates?

    Who is Houslanger & Associates?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Two scenarios might have led you this article: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you. You call the... The post Who…
  • Feb 4

    Debt Collection Law-Firm Schachter Portnoy Filed 1,884 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2015

    Debt Collection Law-Firm Schachter Portnoy Filed 1,884 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2015
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Schachter Portnoy, LLC is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing creditors and junk debt buyers.  Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone…
  • Feb 2

    NY Debt Collection Law Firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC Filed 4,377 Collection Cases In 2015

    NY Debt Collection Law Firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC Filed 4,377 Collection Cases In 2015
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The infamous debt collection law-firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC represents creditors and junk debt buyers in debt collection cases throughout New York. According to the New York State Unified Court System,…
Rank this Week: 3408

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Credit Forget It and the NYS Attorney General

    Credit Forget It and the NYS Attorney General
    It appears as though the New York Atty. Gen. has clamped down on a number of large, franchised dealerships. It appears as though the New York Atty. Gen. has clamped down on dealerships selling a product which is produced, distributed and…
  • Feb 3

    Jeep Grande Cherokee

    Jeep Grande Cherokee
    According to this post from carcomplaints.com there is a ranking of the worst Jeep Grand Cherokee model years based on consumer complaints. It appears as though the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the model year with the most complaints the…
  • Feb 2

    Claims for Fraud: What do you have to state in the court filing?

    Claims for Fraud: What do you have to state in the court filing?
    New Jersey law permits claims for fraud to be filed in the civil justice system. However, when pleading fraud the law requires a specificity of pleading. The law requires that the defendant should be put on notice as to what the fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 1354

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 4

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data

    CFPB provides insight on treatment of big data
    Joseph J. Schuster This will follow up on Barbara Mishkin’s January 14, 2016 blog “FTC warns use of big data may violate federal consumer protection laws.”  At the American Bar Association’s Consumer…
  • Feb 3

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce

    CFPB announces steps to improve checking account acce
    Barbara S. Mishkin As anticipated, in conjunction with its field hearing today, the CFPB announced several steps it has taken to improve consumer access to checking accounts.  These steps consist of a sending a letter to the 25…
  • Feb 1

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer

    CFPB Jan. 2016 complaint report highlights “other financial services complaints,” complaints from NY State/NY metro area consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its January 2016 complaint report which highlights “other financial service” complaints and complaints from consumers in New York State and the New York metro area.  In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 3763

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/
Rank this Week: 2574

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Feb 4

    Information Regarding Verizon Wireless TCPA Class Action Settlement

    Information Regarding Verizon Wireless TCPA Class Action Settlement
    Verizon Wireless settled a class action lawsuit for $4 million dollars for purported violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit alleged that Verizon Wireless hired Collecto, a debt collector, which unlawfully used an…
  • Jan 28

    Class Member Information for Midland Credit Management Class Action Settlement

    Class Member Information for Midland Credit Management Class Action Settlement
    Midland Credit Management, Inc. recently settled a class action lawsuit that alleged that Midland Credit Management violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by attempting to collect debt through the use of an…
  • Jan 26

    Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Automobile Crashe

    Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Automobile Crashe
    Most folks realize the tremendous physical injuries that can be caused by serious automobile crashes, but fail to realize that there can also be serious psychological impact. A high speed motor vehicle collision can be a tragic, terrifying…
Rank this Week: 4868

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/
  • Feb 4

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie
    On Jan. 7, the Expired Debt Act (EDA) was introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.  The bill was introduced by State Representatives Shekarchi, Solomon, Regunberg, McEntee,…
  • Feb 3

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that a finance company properly cured a contractual interest rate provision in excess of the statutory cap, and was not liable under the Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit…
  • Feb 2

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a lender that is on inquiry notice that its security interest in the collateral had been fraudulently conveyed may lose its secured status. However, the Court also held that…
Rank this Week: 741

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Nebraska Legislature Considering Increase in Property Exemption

    Nebraska Legislature Considering Increase in Property Exemption
    Senator Lyndia Brasch has sponsored a bill in the Nebraska legislature to increase the amount of personal property protected in Nebraska bankruptcy cases. According to Brasch it is necessary to update Nebraska property exemptions to keep pace…
  • Feb 2

    Recovering a Home Lost to Unpaid Real Estate Taxe

    Recovering a Home Lost to Unpaid Real Estate Taxe
    Depriving local governments of tax revenue is like cutting off oxygen to the body–they can’t live without it.  Local governments and schools in Nebraska depend on a steady flow of real estate…
  • Dec 29

    Discharging Private Student Loans: A New Blueprint Emerge

    Discharging Private Student Loans: A New Blueprint Emerge
    The 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel issued a new opinion approving the discharge of 11 of the 15 private student loans owed by Chelsea Conway. (See In re Conway, 8th BAP 2015). The court discharged $76,535 of the $95,499 owed,…
Rank this Week: 1632

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are
    Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc., No. 15-2158 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2016)  Sometimes it’s nice to see the law work itself pure, as a court clears out some plaintiff-postulated ambiguities in Rogers…
  • Feb 3

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity
    Martin v. Living Essentials, LLC, 2016 WL 374142, No. 15 C 01647 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) Ted Martin, who holds the world record for most consecutive kicks in hacky sack (no knees, no partner) sued for invasion of privacy and false…
  • Feb 1

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student
    The deadline for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Janet Steiger Fellowship Program has been extended to Friday, February 5th. Steiger Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for summer internships in the offices of 36 State Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 465

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 3

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    This is one busy congressional hump day! Actually, some stuff happened yesterday but aside from that minor technicality… Let’s start with the good: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have…
  • Jan 28

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice
    Although you may think so given the craziness of some of our PopTort posts, the topic of “weed” doesn’t often appear in ThePopTort. Except weed can mean lots of things. There’s also the “bad apple” kind of…
  • Jan 26

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison
    In April 2014, in an effort to save money, Flint Michigan’s unelected emergency manager (appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder) switched the city’s water source to the polluted Flint River. The drinking water immediately…
Rank this Week: 810

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: 517

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: 818

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

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

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

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

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

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

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 664

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/
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
  • Jan 29

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 771

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 31

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York
    Judgment debtors may turn to CPLR § 5240 to seek relief against the harsh effects of aggressive judgment enforcement. Located in a "centralized location" in Article 52, CPLR § 5240 may grant a debtor a protective order or other…
  • Jan 27

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York
    Building upon yesterday's blog post "Need to Vacate a Default Judgment?" this post discusses the time limits to do so. In short, when making your motion to vacate the judgment, you have four main subsections of CPLR § 5015 to think…
  • Jan 26

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending
    Do you need to stop judgment-enforcement activity (i.e. wage garnishment or bank restraint)? Do you need to seek relief against the judgment (i.e. have it "vacated")? New York law (CPLR § 5015) contains the primary means to "set aside"…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 2235

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/
  • Jan 30

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its complaint statistics for the month of December 2015.  Debt collection issues far and away dominated Indiana consumers’ complaints by almost a two-to-one margin…
  • Jan 26

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against North Carolina-based American Lending Solutions Corp. and Indianapolis-based Last Chance Wrecker & Sales, Inc. concerning…
  • Oct 10

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Greenwood-based medical debt collector Med-1 Solutions, LLC and collection attorney Shannon Melton.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 1208

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    From Amazon:Zach Barrows is a cocky,…

    From Amazon:Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he's abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound 140 years…
  • Jan 28

    Impure by J.R. Bailey

    Impure by J.R. Bailey
    From Amazon:Koristad Altessor, son of Arach the Black Guardian, is a young, driven necromancer who wants nothing more than to take vengeance upon the villainous vampire who caused the death of his family. But it is not long before the child…
  • Jan 27

    In the supernatural world what is shapeshifting?

    In the supernatural world what is shapeshifting?
    Lon Chaney Jr. as WolfmanShapeshifting is the ability of something--like a human being--to change its shape into another form or being--like a werewolf. The process can be initiated through an outside force, an act of will, or through…
Rank this Week: 1024

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

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

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 734

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    CFPB Report on All Consumer Reporting Agencie

    CFPB Report on All Consumer Reporting Agencie
    The CFPB has published a new report on all of the credit reporting agencies that report information on consumers. Besides the three national agencies, the report includes information on agencies that provide reports on employment screening,…
  • Jan 21

    Specialized Credit Reports You Don’t Know About

    Specialized Credit Reports You Don’t Know About
    Credit.com has a report on some relatively unknown credit reports. For example, Equifax has a report it calls “work number” that provides employment and income verification data obtained from private companies. Fannie Mae said…
  • Jan 21

    Getting and Keeping a Good Credit Score Depends on Your Credit Report

    Getting and Keeping a Good Credit Score Depends on Your Credit Report
    Your credit scores depend on what is in your credit reports. Your credit reports have information on how you have used credit, how much credit you have available, how much credit you are using, whether you made payments when due, and whether…
Rank this Week: 1849

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 28

    My experience with Taras and Tina

    My experience with Taras and Tina
    Client:  Shaakirah Client Review: I hired this law firm for an old debt collection law suit after consulting with a different lawyer. It was important to me to find an attorney who listened and addressed all my concerns. He is very…
  • Jan 26

    a winner!

    a winner!
    Client:  Amy Client Review: I would highly recommend Attorney Taras Rudinsky . His knowledge, expertise and personality made it very easy for me to place my trust in him. His 24/7 accessibility was always a comfort and he thoroughly…
  • Jan 20

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court
    We are proud to announce that on January 28, 2016, Taras Rudnitsky will be honored at a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. Taras was selected to receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service award for the 18th Judicial…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
  • Jan 18

    U.S. DOJ Sues VW for Clean Air Act Violation

    U.S. DOJ Sues VW for Clean Air Act Violation
    Last week, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), against Volkswagen AG (VW) and other related…
Rank this Week: 1535

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jan 26

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Economists have suggested for years that while stockbrokers and brokerage firms will occasionally outperform the market, those instances are pretty much a product of random chance. Over…
  • Jan 25

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Former Merrill Lynch broker Thomas J. Buck has been named in several complaints, already costing the company over $4.1 million in settlements. Many of the complaints allege that Mr. Buck…
  • Jan 25

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A report from a FINRA task force recommends 51 changes to the arbitration process. Among these changes is increasing the stipend for arbitrators, explanation of arbitration decisions…
Rank this Week: 3560

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/
  • Jan 26

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?
    FDCPA lawyers help stop abusive debt collectors from harassing you -- the best way to do this is to sue the lawbreaking collectors and make them pay you money damages. "So what is the FDCPA?" FDCPA stands for the Fair Debt Collection…
  • Jan 25

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?
    No -- treat it very seriously as this normally means you have been sued in Alabama. I would NEVER hire this company but one thing they do a great job of is getting word to you that you have been sued. Normally they mail out their letter to…
  • Jan 24

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?
    Velocity Investments, LLC is a debt buyer (debt collector) who supposedly buys up old car loans, usually after a repossession which leaves a deficiency balance. They are filing more and more suits in Alabama now. A typical example of a…
Rank this Week: 695

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/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision earlier this week in a case raising the issue whether a defendant can cut off a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action by making an offer of full relief to individual named plaintiffs.…
  • Jan 16

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in an important case raising the issue whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U. S. C. §1291 to review an order denying class certification after the named…
  • Jan 5

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List
     The American Tort Reform Foundation recently published its report identifying the top "judicial Hellholes" for 2015-16. The top (or bottom?)  jurisdictions are California, NY (asbestos), Florida, Missouri, Madison County, Ill.,…
Rank this Week: 1379

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/
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Preserves Class Action Right

    Supreme Court Preserves Class Action Right
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed consumers and plaintiffs an important victory today, preserving the right to bring a class action against a corporate attempt to "buy off" the class representative. Writing for a 6-3 majority, Ruth Bader Ginsburg…
  • Jan 8

    Parando los Vendedores Telefónico

    Parando los Vendedores Telefónico
    A veces parece como si nunca van a parar. Llamadas telefónicas automáticas mañana, tarde y noche. Aun peor que escuchar un humano leer de una escritura de ventas es escuchar un mensaje pregrabado a cual uno no puede…
  • Dec 30

    FTC Campaña Contra Cobradores de Deuda

    FTC Campaña Contra Cobradores de Deuda
    Abuso de cobro de deudas es un problema grave. Apenas el año pasado la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) recibió 280,000 quejas sobre prácticas de cobro de deudas engañosas. Estos incluyen informes de…
Rank this Week: 1056

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret
    When you buy a $30,000 new car and it turns out to be a lemon, you get your money back. Why doesn't it work that way with Rv's costing more than $100,000? Because most new rv warranties have a dirty little secret buried in the fine print. And…
  • Nov 27

    Most reliable cars for 2016 - and the worst predictions from Consumer Reports Magazine

    Most reliable cars for 2016 - and the worst predictions from Consumer Reports Magazine
    Each year Consumer Reports Magazine sends out thousands of questionnaires to car owners to survey defects and problems that owners are experiencing. Based on the latest survey results, Consumer Reports has predicted what cars will the most…
  • Nov 11

    A Farmer's Son and a War Long Ago

    A Farmer's Son and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing a blog article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
Rank this Week: 582

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 4765

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

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

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

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4014

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 5

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy

    Robert B. Goss Designated “Master Advocate” by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    An experienced trial advocate can assist you if your legal matter goes to court. Robert B. Goss, founder of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. recently received the National Institute for Trial Advocacy "Master Advocate" award. Find out…
  • Dec 28

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016

    Know Before You Stow! Handling Storage Unit Issues In 2016
    Planning on using a storage unit in 2016? Renting a storage unit now? If you live in Austin, Houston, or San Antonio, chances are above-average that you or someone you know uses a storage unit. Do you know how to protect yourself if…
Rank this Week: 4427

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 12

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

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

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

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order
    A company that promises to protect consumers from identity theft has been accused of violating a federal court order that requires it to keep those promises and refrain from deceptive advertising. The case against LifeLock dates back several…
  • Jan 6

    Senate Passes Bill to Ban Customer Anti-Speech Clause

    Senate Passes Bill to Ban Customer Anti-Speech Clause
    The U.S. Senate recently took one major step toward protecting the rights of consumers and the integrity of capitalism in the 21st Century with its passage of the Consumer Review Freedom Act (S. 2044, H.R. 2110). The bill targets so-called…
Rank this Week: 4157

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • Jan 11

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud
    On December 15, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission commenced an action in federal district court in the Southern District of New York against Edward Durante for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars of VGTel stock to numerous of…
  • Nov 2

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation
    On September 29, 2015, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released for public comment a proposed model to help broker-dealers, investment firms, and employees to better recognize if a senior or other vulnerable…
  • Oct 14

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client
    Fraud is always a danger in the world of investment advisers. In a recent example of this, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against Arthur F. Jacob, age 56, and his firm, Innovative Business Solutions LLC…
Rank this Week: 1315

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Gerald Solomon, PA.

http://www.marylandforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond "foreclosure defense." Their response would vary from "oh, you…
  • Feb 10

    Maryland Mediation 2.0

    Maryland Mediation 2.0
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
  • Feb 10

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender

    HAMP Mediation Bankruptcy and Sueing a Lender
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
Rank this Week: 4902

Lemberg Law Blog

Lemberg Law Blog

Covers consumer law.

http://www.stopcollector.com/i/
  • Jan 10

    $1,000 Lemberg Law “Stop Debt Collection Harassment” Scholarship

    $1,000 Lemberg Law “Stop Debt Collection Harassment” Scholarship
    Debt collection harassment is rampant. It’s nerve-wracking. And it’s illegal. Unfortunately, most people don’t know about their rights when it comes to debt collector abuse. Lemberg Law wants to stop debt collection…
  • Jan 10

    Lemberg Law “Stop Debt Collection Harassment” Scholarship Rules and Condition

    Lemberg Law “Stop Debt Collection Harassment” Scholarship Rules and Condition
    The complete rules for the Lemberg Law Lemon Justice Scholarship are below. Questions regarding the scholarship can be directed to scholar (at) lembergjustice.com. 1. Eligibility: The Lemberg Law Stop Debt Collection Harassment Scholarship is…
  • Dec 18

    Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group Named in Debt Harassment Suit

    Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group Named in Debt Harassment Suit
    Many of us have different phones for different purposes. For example, we may have a home phone for personal calls and a cell phone for business calls, or vice versa. We generally expect callers to respect these boundaries and if they make a…
Rank this Week: 1858

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Dec 23

    Know The Territory

    Know The Territory
    In the opening song in Meredith Wilson’s musical, The Music Man, we learn the key to success for a travelling salesman. “You Gotta Know the Territory,” an experienced salesman advises. Know the Territory. That’s a key…
  • Nov 13

    FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing

    FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing
    Technology is constantly changing. And so too is the way businesses use it to reach us and sell us their services. Before it used to be an annoying phone call to our land line. Now that virtually everyone has a
  • Sep 29

    A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenager

    A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenager
    Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer…
Rank this Week: 3390

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/
  • Dec 11

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq., provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is…
  • Nov 13

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq. provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is effective…
  • Nov 12

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure
    McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC's employment attorneys represent teachers in all aspect of employment law. One of the most important areas of New Jersey employment law to teachers is the requirements for acquiring tenure. Under the TEACHNJ ACT…
Rank this Week: 3842

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/
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

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

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
  • Oct 24

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor
    The Ninth Circuit  has now held that a debtor who sues for damages with respect to a violation of the automatic stay may recover the reasonable fees it incurs prosecuting the action, even after the stay violation is cured. The Section…
Rank this Week: 523

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: 1911