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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege
    Trader Joe’s Co. v. Hallatt, No. 14-35035, 2016 WL 4488009, -- F.3d – (9th Cir. Aug. 26, 2016)Hallatt buys Trader Joe’s-branded goods in Washington state, transports them to Canada, and resells them there in Pirate…
  • Aug 29

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm
    Star-Brite Distributing, Inc. v. Gold Eagle Co., 2016 WL 4470093, No. 14-61841-CIV (S.D. Fla. Jan. 25, 2016)The parties compete in the market for marine fuel additives.  Star-Brite argued that Gold Eagle’s false advertising…
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
Rank this Week: 180

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

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

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

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

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

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

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
Rank this Week: 4050

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Definition: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?
    Can a Debt Buyer Really Sue Me? This question is a natural question when you have been sued by some debt buyer such as LVNV, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc. First off, it is completely legal to buy debt Companies are allowed to…
  • Aug 12

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena
    Subpoenas are a type of discovery where we can get information and documents from non parties -- people or companies who are not in the lawsuit. The other types of discovery we have discussed so far -- initial disclosures, interrogatories,…
Rank this Week: 491

Alaska Backwoods Lawyer

Alaska Backwoods Lawyer

Covers the practice of consumer rights law from the Alaska wilderness. By Paul H. Bratton.

http://backwoodslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Rep. Gara Introduces Bill to Protect Salmon Streams and Water Sources from Toxic Pesticide

    Rep. Gara Introduces Bill to Protect Salmon Streams and Water Sources from Toxic Pesticide
    Juneau, AK - This week, Representative Les Gara introduced legislation (HB 201) which, if passed, would protect salmon streams and drinking water sources from toxic pesticides by establishing buffer zones. HB 201 would establish important…
  • Oct 2

    9th Circuit Panel Halts PortMac Rail Extension

    9th Circuit Panel Halts PortMac Rail Extension
    Anchorage, AK- Alaska families and salmon fisheries won a major court victory this week when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that all construction related to the controversial Port MacKenzie rail project is to be halted pending full…
  • Jul 24

    Alaska Agency to Block Public Review of Public Pesticide Project

    Alaska Agency to Block Public Review of Public Pesticide Project
    Go to Commentary to see the Alaska Dispatch op-ed on the Parnell administration's latest move to facilitate more herbicides in our salmon streams and families bodies.
Rank this Week: 4284

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

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

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Aug 4

    Ways to employing real estate agents inside London

    Ways to employing real estate agents inside London
    Promoting your home you reside in (or any other property) can be one of the most crucial decisions someone can make economically. Whenever a particular person chooses to market their residence, the first question requested is, what price…
  • Aug 3

    The Appropriate Technique to Begin a Movie Blog

    The Appropriate Technique to Begin a Movie Blog
    Some sort of lot associated with movie followers are out there there who also are ready to commence their personal blog along with why not? Movies will be also any great sizzling niche. You could read typically the several posts online with…
  • Aug 3

    Property Investing And Variations Among Deeds And Title

    Property Investing And Variations Among Deeds And Title
    Investors and company owners are generally frequently looking to find those successful prospects which are going to get each of them a nice gain. Outside of virtually all of the particular investment property options around, the real estate…
Rank this Week: 4907

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4867

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 980

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Aug 5

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted

    California Supreme Court Holds CLRA Anti-Waiver Provision is Preempted
    The California Supreme Court issued its ruling this week in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., enforcing an arbitration provision in a class action asserting claims under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") (Civ. Code §1750 et…
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

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

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

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
Rank this Week: 4312

California Consumer Protection Law…

California Consumer Protection Law Blog

Covers California consumer protection issues, including debt collection and repossession. By the Law Offices of Brandon A. Block.

http://www.bblocklaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act
    California’s Fair Debt Buying Practices Act is now effective, as of January 1, 2014. It applies to any consumer debt sold or resold on or after January 1, 2014. The Fair Debt Buying Practices Act restricts the written statements debt…
  • Feb 1

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act
    The California State Senate has passed the Fair Debt Buyers Practices Act, which will require purchasers of consumer debt (“debt buyers”) to provide documentary evidence to consumers in order to ensure that their collection efforts are…
  • Nov 11

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate
    An earlier post details the two rights a California consumer generally has to get his or her car back following repossession or voluntary surrender of a car. To recap, the first right is to “reinstate” the car loan by paying all amounts…
Rank this Week: 3132

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer

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

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
Rank this Week: 1999

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

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

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
Rank this Week: 1145

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1596

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto recalls, California lemon law, and unfair and deceptive business practices. By Law Offices of Howard D. Silver.

http://www.california-lemon-law-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay
    As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking…
  • Jul 3

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle
    As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.…
  • Jun 21

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 4296

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers California lemon law. By Mark F. Anderson.

http://www.californialemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reported on a disturbing development. Hyundai inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opted out within 90 days, any lemon law claims could only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reports on a disturbing development. Hyundai has inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opts out within 90 days, any lemon law claims may only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Nov 13

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc
    Carfax has a new site where consumers can get accident reports filed by some law enforcement agencies. It is Crashdocs.org. You just need the date and city where the accident took place to get a copy of the police report that is on file with…
Rank this Week: 4941

California Lemon Law News

California Lemon Law News

Coveres issues related to lemon vehicles in California. By Barnes & Farrell.

http://www.lemonlaw-attorneys.com
Rank this Week: 4598

Car Fraud Matters

Car Fraud Matters

Covers consumers rights regarding fraud, unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the purchase of new or used cars. By Gordon Leech.

http://carfraudmatters.info
  • Dec 7

    Identity Theft in Auto Loans is Down

    Identity Theft in Auto Loans is Down
    Good news. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, part of the U.S. Department of Treasury, reports after a recent study that conscientious automobile dealer staff and finance companies are helping to reduce fraudulent vehicle loans…
  • Jun 7

    Dealers Must Pay Off Liens on Trade-Ins Within 14 Days in Wisconsin

    Dealers Must Pay Off Liens on Trade-Ins Within 14 Days in Wisconsin
    A car dealer is obligated under Wisconsin law to satisfy a car lien on a trade-in within 14 days of taking delivery, where the dealer accepts a vehicle in trade subject to an outstanding lien and the dealer has agreed in the purchase contract…
  • Jun 7

    Sale Contingent on Consumer Finding Financing

    Sale Contingent on Consumer Finding Financing
    Wisconsin law provides that any contingent sale of a car or other motor vehicle that the car dealer makes contingent on the consumer getting his or her own financing is rescinded, or undone, by law, if the consumer does not provide evidence…
Rank this Week: 4622

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER

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

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

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

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (Chamber) has filed an amicus brief opposing the CFPB’s petition filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to enforce its civil investigative demand (CID)…
Rank this Week: 3895

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: 2838

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
Rank this Week: 4888

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1658

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: 4342

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 26

    Dealing with phone scammer

    Dealing with phone scammer
    Washington Post Columnist Michelle Singletary recently posted about and answered questions about IRS scams -- like those messages on my home answering machine saying that the IRS is about to initiate a prosecution over fictitious tax debt.…
  • Aug 26

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood
    In the wake of the flooding in Louisiana, the Federal Trade Commission has developed a series of blog posts with information for people affected by the floods and people who want to help through charitable donations. These three FTC posts...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick
    I have to admit that there are a lot of things I love about Amazon.com. That it tries to require its customers to arbitrate their claims and waive the right to participate in class actions is not one of them....
Rank this Week: 302

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

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

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

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

    New PCI requirements for retailer

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

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

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 1956

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1116

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

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

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

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

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 216

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 4167

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

Covers injury, consumer, employment and class action issues in Oregon. By David Paul and David Sugerman.

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

    Signing off
    The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a…
  • Dec 30

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case
    Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq.  The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ…
  • Dec 13

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 1189

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Mar 11

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down

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

    Heupel Law Closed, Website Down

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

    Two Common Mistakes That Put Your Social Security at Risk

    Two Common Mistakes That Put Your Social Security at Risk
    Under both federal and Colorado law, Social Security is exempt, or safe, from the vast majority of your creditors. For example, if you are sued by a credit card company and they get a judgment against you, they can’t garnish the Social…
Rank this Week: 3241

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 1317

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

http://fdcpalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 2059

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

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

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

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

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
Rank this Week: 3688

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

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

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…
    Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business?  Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their…
  • Mar 16

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit
    Turns out your herbal supplement now contain absolutely ZERO active ingredients despite  the label.  The following supplements are under investigation: GNC’s “Herbal Plus” brand Gingko Biloba; St.…
  • Mar 16

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde
    We’re now accepting plaintiffs who seek representation against Lumber Liquidators for selling Chinese manufactured wood flooring containing — wait for it — formaldehyde. Here’s the quick scoop: Lumber…
Rank this Week: 4893

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: 1760

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Jun 4

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy
    Fort Lauderdale police agencies have technology to read license plates. Once read, the plates are matched against outstanding traffic tickets. In addition, the owner’s name is matched against outstanding criminal warrants. At what…
  • Jun 2

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota
    A fund manager in Sarasota, Florida was charged with defrauding investors of $3.8 million. The fund manager, Gaeton Della Penna, faces federal criminal charges in the Middle District of Florida for defrauding investors. Criminal charges,…
  • May 29

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest
    The History Channel‘s broadcast of "Weather Warfare" focused international interest in The State of the Nation’s demand that the International Criminal Court begin a criminal investigation into what I have dubbed "The…
Rank this Week: 4628

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1675

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Aug 24

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone

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

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you

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

    Can a debt collector call me at work?

    Can a debt collector call me at work?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act strictly regulates collection calls while a person is at work. The Act recognizes that you have a right to keep your personal financial information private and that it’s difficult to maintain…
Rank this Week: 1153

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Sep 17

    Mary Jane Elliott

    Mary Jane Elliott
    Have you been hassled by a collections agent or sued by Mary Jane Elliott, P.C.? Daily thousands of people in Michigan are sued in debt collections action. These occur when holders of debt hire aggressive debt collections attorneys or…
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
Rank this Week: 1496

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

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

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

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

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 186

ID Theft Blog

ID Theft Blog

Resources for the prevention, detection, and recovery of identity theft. By KnightsBridge Castle.

http://knightsbridgecastle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    HOW WIDESPREAD IS IDENTITY THEFT – DELOITTE AND TOUCHE REVEALS 15,000,000 VICTIMS LAST YEAR.

    HOW WIDESPREAD IS IDENTITY THEFT – DELOITTE AND TOUCHE REVEALS 15,000,000 VICTIMS LAST YEAR.
    KnightsBridge Castle participated in the California Governors Identity Theft Summit on April 11, 2007 and once again we had the opportunity to view a widely divergent set of statistics concerning the growth of Identity Theft crimes in the US.
  • Apr 12

    IRS FRAUDS AND TAX SEASON

    IRS FRAUDS AND TAX SEASON
    KnightsBridge Castle staff was interviewed a second time last week by NBC television about IRS Tax Frauds. The program will be aired tonight on the Bay Area NBC affiliate channel 11. We offer here on our blog the critical issues discussed…
  • Mar 29

    TJ MAXX – ADVICE TO CONSUMERS - NBC INTERVIEW

    TJ MAXX – ADVICE TO CONSUMERS - NBC INTERVIEW
    Tim Logan, CEO of KnightsBridge Castle spoke to NBC television today about the risks of fraud and impersonation crimes resulting from the loss of over 45 million credit card and debit card records by the retail company TJ Maxx. NBC wanted to…
Rank this Week: 2758

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: 636

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

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

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 2729

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 3694

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Aug 19

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

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 681

Justice Begins Here

Justice Begins Here

Covers consumer legal issues in Alabama. By Lewis & McAtee.

http://justicebeginshere.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp.
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 90,189 Highlander SUV’s because third-row seat belts may not lock in some child-safety seats.  So far, there have been no complaints of injuries as a result of the defect, but what if there had been?…
  • May 1

    Take Another One Away

    Take Another One Away
    Well, another judge has taken away a jury verdict.  Where’s the outrage?  The whole point of juries is for twelve individuals to come together to make a unified decision.  Instead, Circuit Judge William Gordon has decided that the twelve…
Rank this Week: 1912

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 7

    Why don’t they vote?

    Why don’t they vote?
    It’s now a truism that the recent election was characterized — and won — by armies of grass-roots staffers and volunteers approaching voters one-on-one to make the case for President Obama and supportive House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 3230