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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day
    I talked about the rules of engagement for Valentine's Day in this YouTube video from Georgetown.The Note on which this is based can be found here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 10

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own
    Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial…
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

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 12

    Uber settles a couple class actions concerning the way it advertises its service

    Uber settles a couple class actions concerning the way it advertises its service
    This article by Scott Graham explains that Uber has settled a couple cases about the way it advertises its $1-$2 so-called "safe ride" fee. Here are some excerpts: The on-demand ride service Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $28.5...
  • Feb 12

    U.S. obesity rate hits a new high -- 28% (with another 35.6% classified as overweight)

    U.S. obesity rate hits a new high -- 28% (with another 35.6% classified as overweight)
    According to this Gallup report, the U.S. obesity rate has hit a new high -- 28% -- up 2.5 percentage points since just 2008. Here are some excerpts from the report: In addition to the 28.0% who are obese, another...
  • Feb 11

    Results in so-called no-injury class action

    Results in so-called no-injury class action
    A recent Public Citizen report maintains that the idea of the "no-injury" class action is a fiction. After all, wrongful corporate conduct may be harmful to consumers, and worthy of deterrence, even when it is difficult for many individuals…
Rank this Week: 72

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 11

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina

    Love and Exhaustion in Argentina
    Further to Mark's post on the settlement negotiations, we now have an order from Judge Griesa that brings more love from New York to Argentina than it has seen in a decade, maybe ever. The order, granted near-instantly on the...
  • Feb 9

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction

    Argentina's Settlement Negotiations and Lifting the Injunction
    Argentina faces a complicated task in settling with its remaining holdouts, but there has been recent progress. The country has agreed to settlement terms with a large group of Italian bondholders and, most recently, several US hedge funds.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 76

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…
  • Feb 5

    SEC Files Fraud Charges Against American Growth Funding II

    SEC Files Fraud Charges Against American Growth Funding II
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is pursuing a securities fraud case against American Growth Funding II, LLC. The regulator contends that the company, which raises money for business loans, lied to investors that bought high-yield…
Rank this Week: 152

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 232

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: 328

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Feb 11

    Arbitration Dangers Explained by Taras Rudnitsky in TV Interview

    Arbitration Dangers Explained by Taras Rudnitsky in TV Interview
    Consumer protection attorney Taras Rudnitsky was recently interviewed by Todd Ulrich, consumer reporter for Orlando’s WFTV Action 9 TV station, about the hidden dangers of forced arbitration. In the story that first aired on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 370

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: 385

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 606

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 647

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 11

    FTC sends 2015 ECOA report to CFPB

    FTC sends 2015 ECOA report to CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FTC has sent its annual letter to the CFPB reporting on the FTC’s activities related to compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B. The FTC has authority to enforce the ECOA and Reg B as to…
  • Feb 11

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on Feb. 25

    CFPB Consumer Advisory Board to meet on Feb. 25
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB will hold a meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. on February 25, 2016.  According to the meeting agenda, there will be morning session on the CFPB’s strategic outlook, with the…
  • Feb 10

    TRID rule technical correction?

    TRID rule technical correction?
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. In today’s Federal Register the CFPB published a correction to the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule supplementary information as published on December 31, 2013 with regard to property taxes and…
Rank this Week: 698

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: 763

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: 833

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: 862

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: 866

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: 881

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: 885

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 11

    Hospital Bullies Target Brain-Injured Newborns - Again!

    Hospital Bullies Target Brain-Injured Newborns - Again!
    There’s an interesting IMDB list called “The 100 Best Evil Characters.” It includes some obvious choices: Darth Vader, Lord Voldemort, Chucky. I’m not sure what it takes to qualify for this list but I’m wondering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 924

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/
  • Feb 9

    Advisory Alert: Second CMP Assessed for HIPAA Violation

    Advisory Alert: Second CMP Assessed for HIPAA Violation
    Do You Know Where Your Data Is? For only the second time in its history, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has imposed a civil money penalty (CMP) on a covered entity for allegedly violating…
  • Feb 8

    Advisory Alert: FCC CPNI Certification due March 1

    Advisory Alert: FCC CPNI Certification due March 1
    Upcoming Open Internet Rules may soon expand CPNI-Type Obligations to Broadband Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its annual CPNI “Enforcement Advisory,” reminding telecommunications and interconnected…
  • Feb 8

    Is Privacy Tourism Coming to Britain?

    Is Privacy Tourism Coming to Britain?
    The United Kingdom is known for Downton Abbey, earl grey tea and libel tourism.  Yes, there are have been countless lawsuits over free speech transcending continents, but as of May 2012 the British government overhauled such libel…
Rank this Week: 1039

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: 1047

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1057

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?
    Each year Ohio Attorney General DeWine adds up all the complaints they have gotten from consumers in the last year and sees which area has the most.As usual, it's car sales that is in the Number One spot again. The 2015 top complaint…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1130

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 17

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon

    Say Bye-Bye to $199 iPhones at Verizon
      As of August 13, Verizon Wireless is no longer going to subsidize the purchase of new cellphones. That means you can kiss that $199 price for iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 goodbye. When you get a new phone, you’ll be asked to pay…
  • Aug 10

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?

    Walmart’s Got the Lowest Priced Unlimited Cell Plan?
      Joe S. wrote to Mouse Print* last week about a Walmart television commercial for cell service that he thought was misleading. Here’s the commercial (and listen very carefully to their lowest price claim): It says “and at…
  • Aug 3

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook

    Muscling In on Your Pocketbook
      PRNewswire, a respected firm that companies hire to disseminate their press releases, published an unusual one last year with the headline: “ScamOrNotReviews Announces Muscle Xlerator Review for 2014.” The release…
Rank this Week: 1161

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: 1189

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: 1236

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: 1258

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: 1261

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: 1309

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: 1335

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: 1358

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 11

    NICB and VINCheck – Free consumer Help

    NICB and VINCheck – Free consumer Help
    National Insurance Crime Bureau or NICB, appears to be an organization, a not-for-profit organization, to assist various entities including law enforcement and insurance companies in preventing various types of insurance fraud. It also…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1381

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 1397

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: 1509

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: 1516

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Focused on medical malpractice, specifically in the Podiatric field. By Michael A. Quinn.

http://www.podiatrymalpracticeblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)
     A Grifton podiatrist was sentenced to probation and a fine for a drug charge. Dr. Paul Joseph Civatte, 52, was given a sentence of 12 months of probation and a  fine for a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The case dated…
  • Apr 7

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)
    Dr. Dave Dai Quang Pham, a St. Louis podiatrist, is accused of trying to exchange prescription drugs for sex. The St. Francois County Prosecutor charged 49-year-old Dr. Pham with possession of a controlled substance with intent to…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)
    A St. Louis, Missouri podiatrist has plead guilty to obstructing a federal audit when she provided the Medicare program with a false and backdated treatment record, U.S.  said Thursday.
Rank this Week: 1524

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: 1565

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: 1682

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1698

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Credit Reporting by Mortgage Companies After Short Sale

    Credit Reporting by Mortgage Companies After Short Sale
    In recent years, thousands of California homeowners sold their homes in short sales. In a short sale, the borrower sells the home to a third party for an amount that falls short of the outstanding loan balance. An open question has been…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1762

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1770

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: 1774

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: 1778

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1793

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: 1821

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: 1927