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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Aug 28

    Drobac: The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture

    Drobac: The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture
    Jennifer Ann Drobac of Indiana's McKinney School has written The Myth of 'Legal' Consent in a Consumer Culture in FACETS OF CONSUMERISM IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY (Anand Pawar, ed., Twenty First Century Publications, 2015). Here is the abstract:…
  • Aug 28

    "Peer-to-Peer Lenders Losing Court Battle Over State Usury Laws"

    "Peer-to-Peer Lenders Losing Court Battle Over State Usury Laws"
    ...reports Bloomberg Business. A recent decision by the Second Circuit (on which the court this month rejected a motion to reconsider) restricts the so-called marketplace lenders from bypassing state usury laws by partnering with banks in…
  • Aug 28

    Court limits cellphone tracking

    Court limits cellphone tracking
    As Reason.com reports, in a recent case in federal court in northern California, Officials sought the right to track suspects' Cell Site Location Information, or CSLI, for 60 days without gaining a warrant. Such location information lets law…
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/
  • Aug 26

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year

    Yep, 800,000 Bankruptcy Filings This Year
    My blogging has been light the past few months as we have been working on the eighth edition of what will now be LoPucki, Warren & Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach. For you secured transactions teachers out there, we...
  • Aug 26

    Venue (Again)

    Venue (Again)
    Some thoughts on the latest dustup over venue in big chapter 11 cases, on Dealb%k.
  • Aug 22

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court

    Puerto Rico Seeks Help From the Supreme Court
    Puerto Rico is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the First Circuit decision that Puerto Rico's Recovery Act is preempted and thus unconstitutional. Here's the petition. In addition to parsing the legal issues, the petition is framed…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Aug 27

    Beware of UBS Puerto Rico Sending Out Settlement Offer

    Beware of UBS Puerto Rico Sending Out Settlement Offer
    UBS Puerto Rico clients have reported over the last few days the receipt of unsolicited settlement offers from UBS Puerto Rico for losses in customer accounts. The letters, which appear to be dated August 20, 2015 and are from Roberto…
  • Aug 26

    SEC Says Broker-Dealers Need to Do a Better Job of Monitoring High Risk Product

    SEC Says Broker-Dealers Need to Do a Better Job of Monitoring High Risk Product
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has put out an alert warning brokerage firms that they need to better monitor the sale of high risk complex investments to retail investors. The regulator said that its analysis of 26,600 transactions of…
  • Aug 25

    Puerto Rico Delays $750M Bond Sale

    Puerto Rico Delays $750M Bond Sale
    According to The New York Times, Puerto Rico is again delaying a recent proposed bond issuance latest decision to stall the bond sale, this time because of trouble in the global markets. However, said the newspaper, the island’s…
Rank this Week: 151

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 231

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Aug 10

    Iowa and New Hampshire Won't Decide Top Legal Blog

    Iowa and New Hampshire Won't Decide Top Legal Blog
     The Expert Institute is ranking the best legal blogs - as chosen by the folks that count: readers. To nominate a favorite blog, readers click this link and vote electronically.   Might I suggest for your consideration our friends…
  • Jul 27

    Drug Class Action Rejected Again

    Drug Class Action Rejected Again
    Class certification was denied -- again -- in litigation brought by plaintiffs who allege a drug maker misstated the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms in use of a prescription medication.  See Saavedra v. Eli Lilly & Co., No.…
  • Jul 21

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld
    The Seventh Circuit recently held that a lower court was correct to preclude a proposed causation expert from testifying for the plaintiffs in a suit relating to a plaintiff''s alleged exposure to chlorine gas at an Indiana amusement park.…
Rank this Week: 331

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 21

    2015-08-21 Q&A Consumer Protection Webinar With John Watt

    2015-08-21 Q&A Consumer Protection Webinar With John Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on consumer protection issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ================ Hello. My name is John Watts. I want to welcome you to our webinar where we talk…
  • Aug 21

    2015-08-21 Elder Law and Estate Planning Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt

    2015-08-21 Elder Law and Estate Planning Q&A with Attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on elder law and estate planning issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ============== Hello, my name is John Watts. I'm a lawyer in Alabama. Today is August…
  • Aug 14

    2015-08-14 Consumer Protection Webinar with Attorney John G. Watt

    2015-08-14 Consumer Protection Webinar with Attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our Q&A on consumer protection issues. The entire video is above, and the transcript is below. I hope you enjoy! John Watts ============= Well, hello. My name is John Watts and I want to welcome you to our video. This…
Rank this Week: 385

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Aug 21

    Beware Recent Identity Theft Scam by Debt Collector

    Beware Recent Identity Theft Scam by Debt Collector
    Please be careful when providing personal information to people who call you. Recently we have had an increased number of calls from people saying they have received phone calls from someone who claims to be a debt collection company. This…
  • Jul 27

    The BEST Debt Collection Defense Attorney

    The BEST Debt Collection Defense Attorney
    Client:  DB Client Review: I was served a court summons for a debt collection from CACH LLC, that had been hugely inflated. After doing some research and reading nothing but great and positive reviews, I decided to give Mr. Taras…
  • Jul 3

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!
    Client:  Ade Client Review: Let me start by saying: if you have a debt collection situation (in my case with CACH LLC). LOOK NO LONGER. No one ever wants to be in a situation where they NEED to hire an attorney, but when you need to, Mr.…
Rank this Week: 397

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 469

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 544

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: 601

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: 664

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 27

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit

    No deference for CFPB amicus brief from Ninth Circuit
    Barbara S. Mishkin Many readers probably remember Edwards v. First American Financial Corp. for its ill-fated journey to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court had granted certiorari to decide the issue of whether a plaintiff…
  • Aug 27

    CFPB issues second monthly complaint report

    CFPB issues second monthly complaint report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its August 2015 complaint report, the second in its new series of monthly complaint reports.  When it announced the launch of the new reports last month, the CFPB stated that each report would…
  • Aug 25

    Noted Scholars Critique the CFPB’s Arbitration Study and Find It Lacking

    Noted Scholars Critique the CFPB’s Arbitration Study and Find It Lacking
    Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin We have previously blogged about the comment letter concerning the CFPB’s March 10, 2015 Study on consumer arbitration that we submitted to the CFPB on behalf of the American Bankers Association,…
Rank this Week: 700

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: 774

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    CFPB Fines CitiBank $700M for Illegal Credit Card Practice

    CFPB Fines CitiBank $700M for Illegal Credit Card Practice
    The world’s largest credit card lender has been ordered by a U.S. government watchdog agency to repay $700 million to its customers, plus $70 million in fines, due to illegal practices. Specifically, the bank marketed numerous add-on…
  • Aug 28

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP

    Elizabeth Warren: Sign Petition, Protect CFPB From GOP
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has firmly stated she will not run for President in the 2016 general election. However, she is still vying to keep her U.S. Senate seat, and she is continuing her staunch advocacy for consumer protections. Among these…
  • Aug 26

    Chase Debt Collection Practices Targeted by CFPB, State Attorneys General

    Chase Debt Collection Practices Targeted by CFPB, State Attorneys General
    Consumer advocates have been warning for years that bank debt collection tactics by third-party collection agencies are unfair, deceptive and abusive. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the attorneys general of 47 states…
Rank this Week: 841

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: 869

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: 885

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: 893

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 5

    Using Receivership to Aid Enforcement of A Money Judgment

    Using Receivership to Aid Enforcement of A Money Judgment
    Generally, receivership is the situation in which an institution or business enterprise is being held by a "receiver," a person appointed with custodial power to manage or distribute assets. Receivers can be appointed by government…
  • Aug 3

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge

    Account Numbers on Envelopes Doesn't Violate FDCPA, Holds Two Federal Judge
    Although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is broadly applied, visible account numbers through envelope windows do not violate the law, holds two federal judges. The twin rulings appeared as stories front and center of today's…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC
    Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights (outside of bankruptcy, which we fight to…
Rank this Week: 905

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 27

    End Nursing Home Forced Arbitration Now!

    End Nursing Home Forced Arbitration Now!
    Vunies High was the sister of heavyweight boxing legend Joe Louis. For 25 years, she was a public school teacher and counselor, but later in life she suffered from Alzheimer’s. She lived at The Heatherwood, a Detroit assisted living…
  • Jul 30

    Our Top 10 “Wet Hot PopTort Summer” Recommendation

    Our Top 10 “Wet Hot PopTort Summer” Recommendation
    Well as usual, we’re about to embark on a long overdue summer vacation. But before we do, we thought we’d share our Top 10 List for a fun time this summer. OK maybe not exactly “fun.” But safe. 1. If...
  • Jul 28

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law
    Most of you probably don’t remember this, but 70 years ago today, a plane crashed into the Empire State Building. Here’s what happened: It was the waning days of World War II, and a B-25 bomber was flying a routine...
Rank this Week: 940

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/
  • Aug 26

    UPDATE: Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Data Security Authority in Wyndham

    UPDATE: Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Data Security Authority in Wyndham
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its much-anticipated ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on August 24, 2015, unanimously upholding the FTC’s authority to regulate companies’ data…
  • Aug 24

    How Will Your Company Handle a Security Breach?

    How Will Your Company Handle a Security Breach?
    Are you ready in the event that your company’s records or data are lost, stolen or accessed without authorization? Do you know the notification obligations that are applicable to a data breach or when your company’s data falls…
  • Aug 20

    FCC Announces Robocalling and Caller ID Spoofing Workshop

    FCC Announces Robocalling and Caller ID Spoofing Workshop
    Program Chains Off of Recent TCPA Order on Autodialed Calls and Texts Telemarketers and others who may have been wondering how the Federal Communications Commission’s recent and – to industry participants – concerning…
Rank this Week: 1061

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/
Rank this Week: 1064

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/
  • Aug 26

    Former Merrill Lynch Broker Must Pay $1.4M for Insider Trading

    Former Merrill Lynch Broker Must Pay $1.4M for Insider Trading
    Gary Yin, an ex-Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) broker, must pay $1.4M in restitution for helping a client launder money made from insider trading. Yin admitted to helping former Qualcomm Inc. president Jing Wang conceal hundreds of…
  • Aug 21

    Citigroup Global Markets to Pay $15M Penalty to the SEC for Surveillance and Compliance Failure

    Citigroup Global Markets to Pay $15M Penalty to the SEC for Surveillance and Compliance Failure
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Citigroup Global Markets (C) will pay a $15M penalty to settle charges that it did not enforce procedures and policies that would stop and identify securities transactions potentially involving…
  • Aug 20

    FINRA Probes Broker Pay for Conflicts of Interest

    FINRA Probes Broker Pay for Conflicts of Interest
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has sent a targeted exam letter seeking to examine possible conflicts of interest in the way firms pay brokers. About a dozen brokerage firms received the letter, which the regulator said is aimed…
Rank this Week: 1103

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    National Watermelon Day for Lemon Car Owner

    National Watermelon Day for Lemon Car Owner
    Today is National Watermelon Day - so if you've got a lemon car, we have your answer.Goes Well With Lemonade too1. Go to a restaurant or bar near you2. Order a Watermelon Martini3. If they know how to make it, drink it down and call us for…
  • Jul 31

    Does Chrysler Have to Buy Back Your Car or Truck?

    Does Chrysler Have to Buy Back Your Car or Truck?
    Got a Lemon? Get Burdge on Your SideAfter months of negotiations, Chrysler has agreed to accept a hefty fine for violating federal safety laws. Under the recent agreement between Chrysler in the federal government safety recall agency,…
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
Rank this Week: 1146

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: 1168

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 20

    Receiving Medical Bills for Procedures or Visits That You Didn’t Have — North Carolina Consumer Protection Lawyer

    Receiving Medical Bills for Procedures or Visits That You Didn’t Have — North Carolina Consumer Protection Lawyer
    Instances of identity theft has become ubiquitous since the proliferation of the internet. Of particular concern are thieves using personal information, including social security and medical identification numbers, to obtain healthcare,…
  • Jul 20

    Overtime Pay for Highly Compensated Worker

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

    New Overtime Pay Changes Could Affect Millions of American Worker

    New Overtime Pay Changes Could Affect Millions of American Worker
      Big changes may be on the way for North Carolina businesses and employees. On June 30, 2015, The Federal Department of Labor announced through its website plans to modify the rules governing employees’ eligibility for overtime…
Rank this Week: 1190

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Negotiating with a creditor

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

    FTC Goes After LifeLock

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

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
Rank this Week: 1256

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: 1279

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1299

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: 1331

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: 1356

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor

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

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee

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

    Increase in Consumer Debt

    Increase in Consumer Debt
    American consumer debt increased steadily in April as credit-card use surged. At the same time,  education and vehicle debt grew at the slowest pace since July 2012.   While economists typically see a pickup in…
Rank this Week: 1370

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/
  • Mar 21

    Wines and Arsenic

    Wines and Arsenic
    The following are only allegation and must be proven to be true. The Slatest and AP are reporting on a lawsuit about certain wines having been tested and found to have high levels of arsenic according to the facts underlying the lawsuit. …
  • Mar 21

    Wines and Arsenic

    Wines and Arsenic
    The following are only allegation and must be proven to be true. The Slatest and AP are reporting on a lawsuit about certain wines having been tested and found to have high levels of arsenic according to the facts underlying the lawsuit. CBS…
  • Feb 19

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor
    Be careful when you are buying a house. You must be careful when buying a home and also hiring a realtor. This is not always an easy decision and you must have very good advice and educate yourself when buying a home Realtors are subject…
Rank this Week: 1393

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…
  • 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,…
  • Jan 5

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open

    Indianapolis law library closes but self-help center remains open
    Librarian Zoya Golban turned off the lights and locked the doors Wednesday at the Marion County Law Library for the last time. The cozy repository for legal materials and publicly accessible computers on the third floor of the City-County…
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Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Forced Arbitration Locks Consumers Out of Court

    Forced Arbitration Locks Consumers Out of Court
    Hidden in the small print on the back of the standard form automotive contract is a paragraph of legalese called an arbitration clause. Translated into ordinary English, this pre-printed, non-negotiable language means California car buyers…
  • Aug 18

    FCC Curbs Robocalling Abuse

    FCC Curbs Robocalling Abuse
    Robocalls - those annoying phone calls made either with automated telephone dialing systems or a pre-recorded artificial voice -- are the basis for the most rapidly increasing category of consumer complaints to federal consumer protection…
  • Jul 31

    Honda Finance Resuelve Investigación de Discriminación

    Honda Finance Resuelve Investigación de Discriminación
    American Honda Finance Corporation pagará $24 millones en compensación y cambiará la forma en que hace negocios para resolver un caso de discriminación presentada por el Departamento de Justicia y la Oficina de…
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Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

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

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Using “Rapid Recheck” to Correct Inaccuracies in Credit Report

    Using “Rapid Recheck” to Correct Inaccuracies in Credit Report
    An inaccurate negative report on one’s credit report can slow down the process of getting a mortgage. The challenge is to get the credit bureaus to correct the report in a timely manner paving the way to obtaining a mortgage. CoreLogic…
  • Jul 29

    Insurance Companies Misuse Credit Scores to Set Prices on Car Insurance

    Insurance Companies Misuse Credit Scores to Set Prices on Car Insurance
    Consumer Reports magazine September edition has a special report on how insurance companies use (really misuse) credit scores in determining how much to charge you for your car insurance. Each insurer cherry-picks about 30 of almost 130…
  • Jul 28

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?
    Does having too much credit hurt your credit score? Should you close credit cards to reduce your credit available? These are questions addressed by Barry Paperno a contributor to creditcards.com. Conventional wisdom 20 years ago was that if a…
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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…
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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…
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