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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
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/
  • May 22

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm

    $82 million verdict against debt collection firm
    Last week, a Missouri jury awarded about a quarter-million dollars in compensatory and $82 million in punitive damages to a woman who was hounded for over a year by debt collector Portfolio Recovery Associates for a $1100 debt that…
  • May 21

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie
    "The magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous," wrote U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York near the start of her a 361-page ruling in Federal Housing Finance Agency v. Nomura Holding America,…
  • May 21

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation
    Credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion have agreed to pay $6 million to resolve an investigation by the attorney generals of 31 states into customer disputes over errors in their credit reports, fraud and identity theft.…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
  • May 12

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion this past Friday putting a stake through the heart of the legislature's latest attempt to evade its responsibility for woefully underfunding four of the state's five public pensions.…
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/
  • May 20

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio

    UBS Must Pay Investor $1M for Puerto Rico Bond Fund Portfolio
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Panel (“FINRA”) has ordered UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and UBS Wealth Management (collectively “UBS”) to pay a client from Puerto Rico $1 million to repurchase…
  • May 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules on 401K Lawsuit, Gives Investors More Protection
    The nation’s highest court has just made it easier for workers to sue their 401k plans for charging excessive fees for investments. The case is Tibble v. Edison International, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the…
  • May 15

    FINRA Gets Tough With Its Sanctions Against Brokers For Suitability Violation

    FINRA Gets Tough With Its Sanctions Against Brokers For Suitability Violation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has decided to take tougher actions against brokers who violate suitability standards. The regulator is recommending that the National Adjudicatory Council, which oversees disciplinary proceedings,…
Rank this Week: 149

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: 324

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/
  • May 11

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery

    State Court Affirms Striking Class Allegations Before Discovery
    A New Jersey appeals court last week upheld the denial of class certification to plaintiffs with claims against automotive insurers relating to the diminished value of policyholders' vehicles. See Myska, et al. v. New Jersey Manufacturers…
  • May 5

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement

    Alabama Legislature Enacts Causation in Fact Requirement
    There is likely no more fundamental notion in product liability law than the recognition that the defendant's product must cause the injury complained of, and thus a product maker or seller ought not be held liable for injuries caused by a…
  • May 1

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team

    Recognition for Shook's Product Team
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as its 2015 International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice Chair…
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • May 16

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector

    FDCPA decision: cease communications letter against IC System debt collector
    Here is the link to the case Bishop v. IC System, Inc. and the full text of it below from Google Scholar. This case is interesting as it shows the mindset of the debt collection industry in arguing that they can still collect without any…
  • May 15

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt

    2015-05-15 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt
    This is the first one of our weekly question and answer webinars. Thanks! John G. Watts Watts & Herring, LLC Birmingham and Madison Alabama offices (we represent folks all over…
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
Rank this Week: 382

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 410

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: 461

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: 542

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: 585

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: 663

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 21

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding

    Senator Perdue renews attempt to change CFPB funding
    Barbara S. Mishkin Republican Senator David Perdue has introduced a bill, S.1383 entitled the ‘‘Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015,” that would make the CFPB subject to the congressional…
  • May 21

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product

    U.S. Dept. of Education proposes new restrictions on campus financial product
    John L. Culhane, Jr. The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit…
  • May 20

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule

    FDIC to hold teleconference on CFPB mortgage rule
    Barbara S. Mishkin The FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection will hold a teleconference on May 21, 2015 on implementation of the CFPB’s mortgage rules.  FDIC staff will share observations made by FDIC examiners…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 768

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm
    In recent months, there has been good news on the housing economy front. Specifically, housing prices are rising once again to levels that reflect their actual value, a sign of overall economic recovery and growth after the Great Recession.…
  • May 15

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert
    That high interest rate on your credit card could be giving you more than a headache. It could potentially make you clinically depressed. That's the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of…
  • May 10

    Report: 1 in 4 Renters Use Half Their Earnings for Housing

    Report: 1 in 4 Renters Use Half Their Earnings for Housing
    In what strikes many consumer rights activists as a dangerous trend, more than a quarter of all renters in the U.S. must shell out at least 50 percent - often more - of their family's income for rent and utilities. The revelation came as the…
Rank this Week: 838

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: 861

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/
  • May 20

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015

    High Court Hands CA Truckers Second Win in 2015
    In a victory for truck drivers throughout California, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review a Ninth Circuit ruling finding that California’s meal and rest break laws are not preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration…
  • May 12

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit

    Ascertaining Ascertainability in the Third Circuit
    A recent opinion issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is a must-read for any class action practitioner who has been flummoxed by the Court’s approach to ascertainability under Rule 23. Byrd, et al. v. Aaron’s Inc., et al.,…
  • May 5

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Robins v. Spokeo
    On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision addressing what constitutes “actual injury” for purposes of Article III standing. See Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., 742 F.3d 409 (9th Cir.…
Rank this Week: 884

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: 892

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 932

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 21

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill

    Investigative Journalist Exposes ALEC's Asbestos Bill
    When a corporate lobby group becomes so publicly detested that even dolphin-killing BP can’t take it anymore, you know you’re in trouble. BP is a corporation that recently ended its association with the American Legislative…
  • May 20

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act

    Legislation from Another Dimension: The SPACE Act
    In an earlier version of The Pop Tort, my colleague discussed the SPACE Act- a bill recently passed out of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This bill would immunize private space companies from liability for any...
  • May 19

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame

    From Michigan to Texas, Insurance Industry Shame
    There was a time when the liability insurance industry hid behind front groups to accomplish things, well aware the public generally detested them. Back in 1994, a representative from the American Tort Reform Association’s PR firm,…
Rank this Week: 941

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 13

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1054

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/
  • May 20

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In a move that may greatly impact litigation under the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) and potentially other acts that provide statutory damages for violations, the high court will hear arguments in a case questioning whether a class…
  • May 19

    Advisory Alert: FTC, State Regulators, and Apple Weigh in on RadioShack Customer Data Sale

    Advisory Alert: FTC, State Regulators, and Apple Weigh in on RadioShack Customer Data Sale
    RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court in February, seeking a court-supervised sale of $1.2 billion in assets. Included in the sale is a database of customer information from about 1,700 stores regarding…
  • May 19

    North Dakota Focused on Privacy and Information Security; AG Wants to Know if You’ve Been Breached

    North Dakota Focused on Privacy and Information Security; AG Wants to Know if You’ve Been Breached
    Come August 1, North Dakota’s Attorney General will expect to hear from you if your company suffers a breach of computerized data affecting more than 250 persons. On April 13 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed S. 2214 into law,…
Rank this Week: 1066

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/
  • May 18

    Nomura & Royal Bank of Scotland Must Pay $806M in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Nomura & Royal Bank of Scotland Must Pay $806M in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Nomura Holdings (NMR) and Royal Bank of Scotland group Plc (RBS) must pay $806 million in the mortgage-backed securities lawsuit filed against them by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. $779.4 million will go to mortgage lender Freddie Mac…
  • May 15

    Barclays Also Likely to Be Fined For Libor Settlement Breach

    Barclays Also Likely to Be Fined For Libor Settlement Breach
    Bloomberg says that according to sources familiar with the matter, in addition to the penalty that Barclays Plc (BCS) is expected to pay to resolve the U.S. Justice Department’s case for interest currency benchmark rigging, the bank…
  • May 13

    Goldman Sachs Must Pay National Australia Bank $100M in Mortgage Fraud Case

    Goldman Sachs Must Pay National Australia Bank $100M in Mortgage Fraud Case
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) arbitration panel recently ordered Goldman Sachs Inc. (“Goldman”) to pay $80 million in compensatory damages plus millions more in interest to National Australia Bank…
Rank this Week: 1111

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand
    Is There a Stink Bug Legion in Your New Car?Literally. US Cars literally stink in New Zealand, according to an article just published by WardsAuto news publication and Yahoo's New Zealand news online. The official announcement was made in New…
  • Jan 12

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey
    We were asked the other day why a car dealer who lied to a customer should have to do anything more than merely take back the car and refund their money. Seems some car dealers and their attorneys think that's enough. Paying "more" means…
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
Rank this Week: 1150

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • May 18

    Ambiguous 2-Fer Offer

    Ambiguous 2-Fer Offer
      Everybody loves a bargain, and when a company offers a second product free or at reduced price, that can be an attention-grabber. The problem is that too often companies advertise 2-fer offers that are ambiguous at best, causing the…
  • May 11

    Keurig Partially Reverses Course

    Keurig Partially Reverses Course
      Last week we told you about Keurig’s new 2.0 coffeemakers that no longer work with old Keurig K-cups and will now only accept their own brand or licensed K-cups with special markings on the top. Well, it seems the company has had…
  • May 4

    Keurig 2.0 Coffeemakers Have a Built-in Detective

    Keurig 2.0 Coffeemakers Have a Built-in Detective
      The maker of Keurig coffee machines, the ones that use those little (and expensive) K-Cups to brew a single cup of coffee, must have a clever bunch of engineers in their employ. They have created a new machine, the Keurig 2.0, that…
Rank this Week: 1172

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 4

    Wake County Boating Accident Injury Attorney

    Wake County Boating Accident Injury Attorney
    One of the best things about the Raleigh-Durham area is the availability of recreational activities, including boating opportunities.  Anyone who has been to Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, or Harris Lake in the middle of the summer knows that…
  • May 3

    Raleigh Assault and Battery Personal Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Assault and Battery Personal Injury Attorney
    If you or a loved one has been physically assaulted, you have the right to hold the person assaulting you financially responsible for any harms they have caused.  The type of “damages” recoverable in an assault and battery…
  • May 1

    Raleigh Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Hit-and-Run Automobile Accident Injury Attorney
    While being involved in a motor vehicle accidents can be frustrating, being injured by a hit-and-run driver can be infuriating.  These irresponsible drivers negligently cause automobile collisions and seek to evade any personal…
Rank this Week: 1180

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/
  • May 20

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict

    Jury Hits Debt Collector with HUGE Verdict
    So I am probably a day late and a dollar short with this story, but here goes. From Consumerist, here is the opening: "A jury in Missouri recently awarded $251,000 in damages to a local woman who was wrongfully sued...
  • May 14

    Settling a debt collection claim

    Settling a debt collection claim
    Clients come to me frequently after being contacted by a debt collector. They don't know what to do or how to deal with the collection agency. They just know that they want the debt issue resolved. What can they do?...
  • Dec 31

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report

    You may limit “prescreened” offers of credit and insurance you get based on information in your credit report
    Unsolicited “prescreened” offers for credit and insurance must include a toll-free phone number you can call if you choose to remove your name and address from the lists these offers are based on. You may opt-out with the nationwide…
Rank this Week: 1253

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: 1302

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: 1338

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
  • May 20

    Why Forced Arbitration is A Threat to Your Right

    Why Forced Arbitration is A Threat to Your Right
    From ConsumerAdvocates.org (National Association of Consumer Advocates):What is arbitration? Arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes in which two parties present their individual sides of a complaint to an arbitrator or…
  • May 6

    Just in time for the growing season!

    Just in time for the growing season!
    New sign for the new community garden in Salem's Northeast Neighborhood - click on image to learn more [...]
  • Apr 15

    Nice to be thanked

    Nice to be thanked
    I've been working for a year or so as a lead volunteer on the Education Committee for the National Association of Consumer Advocates. We're working to develop a comprehensive plan and curriculum for effective continuing legal education…
Rank this Week: 1347

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/
  • Apr 25

    Oregon Bankruptcy Acce

    Oregon Bankruptcy Acce
    According to a new study, the 2005 revisions to the bankruptcy code may be keeping financially struggling Oregonians out of bankruptcy court, but it hasn’t helped them with their financial suffering. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and…
  • Apr 19

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy

    Cash for Keys: Getting More Value Out of Home Surrender in Oregon Bankruptcy
    Once you opt to surrender you home in your Oregon Bankruptcy, you will probably want to stay in the house for as long as you can. All too often we have seen Oregon Bankruptcy clients move out of homes in bankruptcy, thinking the foreclosure…
  • Apr 16

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court

    Vancouver Bankruptcy Filers Get Real Time Notice from Court
    Vancouver bankruptcy filers will be happy to hear that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington is now offering debtors the ability to receive court notices and orders via email through a program called “Debtor…
Rank this Week: 1364

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: 1388

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…
Rank this Week: 1406

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…
Rank this Week: 1493

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: 1520

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: 1523

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: 1528

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/
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
  • May 11

    Driverless Cars: A Preview

    Driverless Cars: A Preview
    It was eerie. I was driving along the freeway between San Francisco and San Jose, comfortably guided under cruise control, when I noticed a car smoothly glide by on my left. Its occupants were engaged in conversation. They were not looking…
Rank this Week: 1587

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Apr 8

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense
    Criminal Conviction Being sentenced with criminal charges can lead you on a roller coaster of emotions. It is a stressful time filled with anxiety and can be scary. Hiring a criminal defense attorney can ease your panic by guiding you through…
  • Mar 20

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online
    Ann Arbor District Court, Bay County District Court, and Highland Park District Court Debut Online Traffic Court As part of the continuing “Judge Online” movement, several local courts recently signed with a software service that…
  • Mar 20

    Michigan Expungement Law Change

    Michigan Expungement Law Change
    Wondering about the new Michigan expungement law changes. Michigan law may now allow you to get a conviction removed from the public record? If so, you should be aware of changes to Michigan’s expungement statute. Expungement…
Rank this Week: 1731

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: 1744

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

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

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
Rank this Week: 1788

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • May 18

    9th Circuit Analyzes Securities Exception to CAFA Removal

    9th Circuit Analyzes Securities Exception to CAFA Removal
    In Eminence Investors, LLLP v. Bank of New York Mellon, the 9th Circuit applied the securities exception to defendant's removal under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") and dismissed plaintiff's appeal of the remand order. In Eminence,…
  • May 8

    9th Circuit Holds CAFA Can Provide a Second Removal Period

    9th Circuit Holds CAFA Can Provide a Second Removal Period
    In Jordan v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, the 9th Circuit held that the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") provides a 30-day removal period from the date the grounds for removal under CAFA are ascertainable, even if an earlier pleading…
  • Apr 28

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period

    9th Circuit: Class Certification Triggered New CAFA Removal Period
    In Reyes v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., the 9th Circuit held that a state court's order certifying a class that met the requirements of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act ("CAFA") created a new occasion for removal. In Reyes,…
Rank this Week: 1797

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: 1808