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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 29

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop
    If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of…
  • Jan 28

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online
    For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him…
  • Jan 28

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data
    In North America, the Canadians have long had to play country mouse to the flashier city mouse of the U.S. It's the latter that gets all the attention, while the former sits quietly in a corner. But recent stories have shown just how big a…
Rank this Week: 43

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation

    Dastar-barred claim survives both as false advertising and false designation
    Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, 28 F. Supp. 3d 306 (M.D. Pa. 2014) AFS sued Huber for violations of the Lanham Act, the CFAA, the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and various common law claims.  AFS designs and…
  • Jan 30

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

    DC rejects POM's FTC challenge
    Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.  I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 30

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive
    Ferris Mfg. Corp. v. Carr, No. 14 C 04663, 2015 WL 279355 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) Ferris sued Roy Carr and Curaline. Ferris makes various wound care products, allegedly award-winning and covered by several patents.  Carr was…
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/
  • Jan 30

    Times Dealbook Piece on St. John's Arbitration Study

    Times Dealbook Piece on St. John's Arbitration Study
    Here.
  • Jan 30

    ACLU challenges modern-day debtors' prison practice in Georgia

    ACLU challenges modern-day debtors' prison practice in Georgia
    We blogged last year about courts that send people to jail for their inability to pay their court debts. Yesterday the ACLU sued DeKalb County, Ga., over this unconstitutional practice, undertaken in partnership with a private debt collection…
  • Jan 30

    Recent work of DOJ's Consumer Protection Branch

    Recent work of DOJ's Consumer Protection Branch
    Here are recent announcements relating to the work of the Department of Justice's Consumer Protection Branch: January 27, 2015 Peruvian Man Sentenced for Defrauding and Extorting Spanish-Speaking U.S. Residents through Fraudulent Call Centers…
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/
  • Jan 30

    Random Thoughts on Reform

    Random Thoughts on Reform
    I just finished discussing the “random walk” theory in my Corporate Finance class, so I thought I would close out my stint on Credit Slips with some “random thoughts” on reform. First, two expressions of sincere gratitude: I want…
  • Jan 29

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal
    I want to take up Michelle Harner's call for "innovation and new approaches to valuation". Valuation may well be the most important issue in bankruptcy, and it is also the issue that is least subject to meaningful judicial review.…
  • Jan 29

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge
    Much is being made of American Airlines' "bold" decision to avoid hedging its fuel costs. I fully believe that corporations engage in way too much hedging, mostly to the benefit of big financial institutions. But let's be clear, a…
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/
Rank this Week: 147

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 236

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jan 22

    Expert Panel Confirms Safety of BPA Use

    Expert Panel Confirms Safety of BPA Use
    We have posted before about the BPA "controversy" egged on by lawyers seeking their next mass tort.  Now comes yet another report on BPA, from the European Food Safety Authority, confirming that the current uses of BPA, including food…
  • Jan 20

    Expert Engineering Testimony Improperly Admitted

    Expert Engineering Testimony Improperly Admitted
    A case from last week reminds us of the importance of appellate review of expert witness admissibility decisions, and the potential impact of junk science on a jury. See Hyundai Motor Co. v. Duncan, No. 140216 (Va. 1/8/15). Defendant…
  • Jan 16

    Eighth Circuit Clarifies Cy Pres Rules for Settlement

    Eighth Circuit Clarifies Cy Pres Rules for Settlement
    The  Eighth Circuit last week issued an opinion with a set of new guidelines regarding "cy pres' disbursements in settlements. See In re BankAmerica Corp. Sec. Litig. (Oetting v. Green Jacobsen P.C.),  No. 13-2620 (8th Cir.,…
Rank this Week: 324

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

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/
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
  • Nov 28

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment

    TCPA Decision: Not responding to a motion for summary judgment
    There is an odd decision -- or I should say the Plaintiff acted oddly -- and the result was the defendants (LVNV Funding, Northland Group, and Citibank) were dismissed from the case. You can read this decision of Schweitzer v. Northland…
Rank this Week: 377

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 18

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed

    Credit Card Debt Lawsuit: Judgment Vacated, Case Dismissed
    Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. retained the law firm of Rubin and Debski, P.A. (now known as Debski & Associates, P.A.) to sue our client on a credit card debt.  In addition to collecting on the debt itself, the debt collection lawyers…
  • Jan 8

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit

    Car Dealership Liable in Auto Fraud Lawsuit
    Our client was looking for a reliable and dependable car for her family.  Even though she asked numerous questions before buying the car, she later discovered the car she bought was not what it had been represented to be, and was far…
  • Jan 7

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice

    Odometer Fraud Victim Receives Justice
    Our client purchased a vehicle based on the mileage that was advertised by the used car dealership.  Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, he discovered there were almost twice as many miles on the vehicle than what had been advertised,…
Rank this Week: 436

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: 456

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: 546

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: 575

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: 666

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 29

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website

    ABA seeks removal of mortgage rate calculator from CFPB website
    Barbara S. Mishkin The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to take down from its website its new mortgage interest rate calculator tool.  The CFPB launched the new tool earlier this month, in conjunction…
  • Jan 29

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case

    Third time is the charm: U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument last week in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.— the case presenting the issue of whether…
  • Jan 28

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being

    CFPB issues report on financial well-being
    Barbara S. Mishkin A new CFPB report entitled “Financial well-being: The goal of financial education” describes the CFPB’s initial research into how people acquire financial capability.  The CFPB states…
Rank this Week: 689

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: 761

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Warren, Wall Street and Antonio Weiss: The Battle for True Financial Reform

    Warren, Wall Street and Antonio Weiss: The Battle for True Financial Reform
    In the wake of the 2008 housing market collapse and economic meltdown that followed, it became clear that real change would have to be effected on Wall Street if we hoped to avoid a similar scenario down the road. In many respects, Sen.…
  • Jan 27

    Millions Awarded to Bank of America Whistleblower

    Millions Awarded to Bank of America Whistleblower
    Sometimes, it pays to do the right thing. The former Countrywide Financial Corp. executive who blew the whistle on Bank of America's widespread mortgage fraud, resulting in an almost $17 billion settlement, was recently awarded $57 million…
  • Jan 24

    Report: Courts May Give Florida Homeowners a Break

    Report: Courts May Give Florida Homeowners a Break
    At the close of last summer, The Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit journalism organization, published a feature detailing how Florida homeowners were being steamrolled by a legislative initiative intended to plow through the back log.…
Rank this Week: 834

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: 855

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: 881

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

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

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

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

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

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

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

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 897

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jan 29

    Suing for All the Right Reason

    Suing for All the Right Reason
    It’s oh-so fashionable to rail against people who file lawsuits except when you’re the one suing. Take House Speaker John Boehner, for instance. Boehner is planning “to sue President Obama over his use of executive action on…
  • Jan 27

    Our Lost Asbestos Victim

    Our Lost Asbestos Victim
    The only thing good about today’s news coverage of New York City's (non) blizzard is that it paused some of the frenzied news reporting around last week’s complaint filed against NY Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver. Part of the case…
  • Jan 22

    Huff Post Repost: Respecting the Seventh Amendment

    Huff Post Repost: Respecting the Seventh Amendment
    There are few democratic institutions in America more embattled than the civil justice system. No matter what one thinks of "tort reform," the political term often used to describe laws to weaken this system, one thing is clear: For the...
Rank this Week: 949

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 14

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below seems to fairly summarize CPLR § 5208…
  • Jan 12

    What is a Judgment Lien?

    What is a Judgment Lien?
    A judgment lien is created after the entry of a judgment. If you've been sued and lost the case by default (you didn't formally respond) or you lost on the merits, you are the judgment debtor. Your nonexempt property is subject to a lien. A…
  • Jan 6

    How the Homestead Exemption Works in New York

    How the Homestead Exemption Works in New York
    The government's policy in implementing the homestead exemption in CPLR § 5206 is to protect from seizure the reasonable living requirements of the debtor and his or her family. The same rational applies to protecting exemption amounts…
Rank this Week: 973

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: 1050

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1083

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1131

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
Rank this Week: 1162

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 1182

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jan 30

    Intuit/TurboTax Caves to Consumer Pressure

    Intuit/TurboTax Caves to Consumer Pressure
      After three and half weeks of stringing criticism from customers and the media, Intuit, the maker of TurboTax Deluxe, threw in the towel on January 29. The popular tax preparation software had been stripped of key functionality in a…
  • Jan 22

    Intuit Offering Partial TurboTax Upgrade Rebate

    Intuit Offering Partial TurboTax Upgrade Rebate
    (BOSTON – January 22, 2015) – Following a public outcry from regular TurboTax Deluxe users who learned that the popular tax preparation software’s maker had stripped the program of key functionality this year, Intuit today…
  • Jan 19

    CVS Sued Over Eye Vitamin Claim

    CVS Sued Over Eye Vitamin Claim
      In June 2014, we told you about some misleading claims (see story) made for CVS Advanced Eye Health vitamins, a product which purchasers might mistake for being just like Bausch + Lomb’s PreserVision — a vitamin proven to…
Rank this Week: 1184

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/
Rank this Week: 1246

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: 1270

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: 1292

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
  • Dec 30

    New Title in the Library for Nonprofit Leader

    New Title in the Library for Nonprofit Leader
    John Gear Law Office maintains a library of outstanding resources, which are available for loan to local nonprofit leaders (boards and executive directors).The "Exposed" guide is by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center head, Melanie Herman --…
  • Dec 17

    A nice thank you

    A nice thank you
    To get involved in supporting or using one of the many community gardens in Salem, contact Marion-Polk Food Share - click above [...]
  • Dec 6

    Salem Harvest - More Record-Shattering Success in 2014!

    Salem Harvest - More Record-Shattering Success in 2014!
    Thanks to your support, John Gear Law Office has been able to sponsor this tremendous homegrown Salem nonprofit since day 1. [...]
Rank this Week: 1331

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: 1332

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/
  • Dec 19

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

    Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the…
  • Dec 16

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon
    Often Oregon debtors in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will hit a rough spot during their case and  request a hardship discharge rather than seek conversion to Chapter 7.  Conversion and hardship discharge are not one in the same. There…
  • Dec 6

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon

    Medical Bankruptcy in Oregon
    I often get questions from Oregon consumers about medical bankruptcy but there is no such thing. I think the myth that is out there is that there is some sort of specialized bankruptcy that enables the filer to get rid of medical bills only…
Rank this Week: 1343

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/
  • Jan 10

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES
    New Jersey has resolved claims against HIKO energy. It was alleged that this company was making false promises as to savings that customers would receive when they switched their service to HIKO energy. They mislead customers based on the…
  • Dec 6

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product
    If you purchased these products you might have a claim against the retailer for a refund or other damages to your car NJ BAN BANNED MOTOR OIL PRODUCTS: Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 10W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE…
  • Nov 28

    Questions about suing a car dealership

    Questions about suing a car dealership
    People ask me many of these questions: Can I sue car dealership for breach of contract? Can I sue a car dealership for false advertisement? Can I sue a car dealership for lying? Can you sue a car dealership? Can you sue a car dealership…
Rank this Week: 1376

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: 1401

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: 1500

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: 1513

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: 1517

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: 1532

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jan 12

    Parable of the Dead Donkey

    Parable of the Dead Donkey
    Punitive damages are greatly misunderstood. The so-called "tort reform" movement is a campaign of misinformation designed to confuse the public about one of the most effective deterrent tools of the civil justice system. Funded by companies…
  • Jan 8

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie

    Honda Faces $70 Million Fine for Under-reporting Injurie
    Stepping up its enforcement authority, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency ("NHTSA") levied two separate $35 million fines against Honda Motors this week. The total of $70 in penalties is believed to be the highest ever assessed…
  • Dec 2

    Buckle Up For Safety

    Buckle Up For Safety
    The exploding airbag saga is not going away. We previously reported on this problem on October 21, 2014, in a post entitled "Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?" on this site. But now, Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. appears to be defying…
Rank this Week: 1577

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/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?
    Today, a legislator introduced a bill to treat student loan debt as other unsecured debt in a bankruptcy filing. This would be huge! As everyone knows, a bill isn't a law and it could be awhile, but if this gains steam, we may have some…
  • Jan 19

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court
    We are still able to strip second mortgages in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy here in Tampa Bay. However, there is a risk that the window of opportunity may be closing. Bank of America has filed several challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court in the…
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
Rank this Week: 1750

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
  • Dec 18

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan
    The holidays are approaching and this can be a very challenging time for families undergoing divorce, especially if there are minor children involved.   As parents going through a divorce, you should know that you can negotiate how…
  • Nov 27

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer
    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyers Are you a student at Wayne State University that has been charged with a criminal offense?  You should know this situation should not be taken lightly as criminal convictions can…
Rank this Week: 1755

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 16

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report

    Medical Debt Wreaks Havoc on Consumers’ Credit Report
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that reveals that over 1 in 5 consumers, or 43 million, have black marks on their credit reports for medical debts, and that medical debts constitute over half of debt…
  • Dec 15

    Class Action Against Experian Involving Towing Debts is Approved

    Class Action Against Experian Involving Towing Debts is Approved
    Yesterday, Judge Wilken of the federal district court in Oakland gave final approval to settlement of Holman v Experian, Case No. 11-cv-0180 CW.  The case was based on the fact that Experian had impermissibly sold credit information to a…
Rank this Week: 1787

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1803