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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 17

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing
    The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs…
  • Apr 17

    New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

    New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy
    The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
  • Apr 16

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key
    A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should have been brought up earlier in the legal…
Rank this Week: 47

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
  • Apr 15

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium
    I had the pleasure of participating in this weekend's very successful Research Symposium on Student Loans organized by Kathleen Engel of Suffolk Law School and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (NCLC, by the way, is…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Apr 12

    FINRA Doesn’t Want Oversight Over Financial Advisers, Says CEO Ketchum

    FINRA Doesn’t Want Oversight Over Financial Advisers, Says CEO Ketchum
    According to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority CEO Richard G. Ketchum, the regulator no longer wants to be given oversight over financial advisers. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Ketchum said the self-regulatory agency had done…
  • Apr 11

    Large Hedge Funds Invested in Puerto Rico Bond

    Large Hedge Funds Invested in Puerto Rico Bond
    According to The Wall Street Journal, a number of large hedge funds and other nontraditional buyers got involved in Puerto Rico debt last month during the US Territory’s $3.5B bond sale, buying up to 70% of the deal. Brigade Capital…
  • Apr 9

    SEC Files Charges Over Securities Fraud Scams that Used YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, & Other Social Media

    SEC Files Charges Over Securities Fraud Scams that Used YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, & Other Social Media
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed securities fraud charges against Joseph Signore, Paul L. Schumack II, and their respective companies for their Florida-based Ponzi scam that purportedly used YouTube videos to target…
Rank this Week: 146

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Apr 10

    CAFA Removal Appeal to Watch

    CAFA Removal Appeal to Watch
    Here's one to watch.  The Supreme Court agreed earlier this week to consider whether defendants seeking removal of a proposed class suit to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act must provide additional evidence supporting…
  • Apr 8

    France Adopts Limited Class Action Rule

    France Adopts Limited Class Action Rule
    We have posted before about the potential spread of class action litigation to other countries.  Now comes word that French President François Hollande has signed into law France’s new Consumer Law, which includes…
  • Apr 3

    State Supreme Court Rejects Fishing Expedition of Experts' Employer

    State Supreme Court Rejects Fishing Expedition of Experts' Employer
    The Texas Supreme Court rejected plaintiffs' attempt to engage in a "fishing expedition"  of the employer of two experts retained in a product liability dispute. See In re Ford Motor Co., No. 12-1000 (Tex., 3/28/14). In this…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 344

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/
  • Apr 7

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage
    There was a recent decision relating to Nationstar which was sued under the FDCPA and RESPA and we thought it was an interesting opinion so we did a video review of the actual opinion. You can read the decision (Dynott v. Nationstar) and we…
  • Feb 17

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"
    Alabama consumers are being sued by debt collectors in staggering numbers. Often, before you are even served by the sheriff with a lawsuit, you will receive a letter from Ferry & Nicholas which claims to be a "non lawyer mediation firm"…
  • Feb 15

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim
    I hope you are having a great week -- after much chatter about it we finally got a bit of snow where I live in Birmingham. Anyone ready for Spring? When we look forward to something, we want time to "fly" by but when we dread something, we…
Rank this Week: 362

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: 445

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: 546

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: 562

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 17

    Auto Fraud Client Recommends Taras Rudnitsky and Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Auto Fraud Client Recommends Taras Rudnitsky and Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client: Carnetta Type of Case:  Auto Fraud / Breach of Warranty Client Review: I contacted a couple of attorneys knowledgeable on auto fraud cases. Needless to say they ask for all paper work but never responded back to me. When I…
  • Mar 28

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: GE / Rooms to Go Plaintiff’s Attorney: Bryan Manno, Esq. / Jeremy Soffler, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Case Outcome: CACH Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Money…
  • Mar 26

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client
    Plaintiff: Galaxy Portfolio LLC / Worldwide Asset Purchasing, LLC Original Creditor: Direct Merchant Bank, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Jonathan R. Singer, Esq. / Richard S. Weissman, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: O&L Law Group,…
Rank this Week: 627

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: 660

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 17

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has issued a proposal to extend for five years the temporary exception in its remittance transfer rule that allows insured depository institutions to estimate fees and exchange rates in certain circumstances. …
  • Apr 17

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority
    Barbara S. MishkinA bill introduced by Republican Senator Dan Coats would further limit the CFPB’s supervisory authority as to insured depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less. Under Dodd-Frank,…
  • Apr 17

    FDIC regional offices issue UDAP guidance on continuous overdraft fee

    FDIC regional offices issue UDAP guidance on continuous overdraft fee
    Barbara S. MishkinBased on the CFPB’s rulemaking agenda issued in December 2013, we continue to expect overdraft programs to be the subject of another CFPB white paper and/or an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this year.  (In…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 734

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down
    The Federal Trade Commission announced recently that defendants in a debt collection scheme frequently targeting Spanish-speaking consumers will not only be required to pay a $3.3 million penalty, but will also be barred from doing future…
  • Apr 14

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami
    A settlement deal reached in a Miami federal court ended with Bank of American and QBE Insurance Company agreeing to pay nearly $230 million for their dual roles in a kickback scheme that involved inflating the cost of insurance that was…
  • Apr 12

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida
    Many of those who have chosen not to fight a Miami foreclosure have learned the hard way that even giving up won't be the end of their struggles. Unfortunately, as some families find, that may be just the beginning, depending upon the way in…
Rank this Week: 811

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: 823

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/
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case
    On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied a certiorari petition in First National Bank of Wahoo v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (8th Cir. 2013), a case involving the core question of whether a statutory violation is enough to confer Article III…
Rank this Week: 878

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: 922

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 16

    Unpaid Interns: More Legal Rights Than Employees These Days?

    Unpaid Interns: More Legal Rights Than Employees These Days?
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, in office for just over 100 days, continues to make some noteworthy moves. His police chief announced yesterday that NYC would stop a controversial and secretive surveillance program “that dispatched…
  • Apr 10

    Recalled Cars - A New World Record?

    Recalled Cars - A New World Record?
    If you’ve seen The Today Show lately, you know they’ve been spending the week trying to break Guinness World Records. Like yesterday, someone beat the “most shaved heads in an hour” record. Today, it was the…
  • Apr 8

    The Corporate Secrecy Plague

    The Corporate Secrecy Plague
    There were a number of highlights from last week’s two congressional hearings examining why GM covered up its lethal ignition switch defect for over a decade. Nothing we say here will top SNL’s take down. However, I will note…
Rank this Week: 965

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: 1032

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 14

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping
     A senior citizen friend was in need of a new TV, so MrConsumer found a wonderful deal on a 32″ Sony for only $199.99 with no sales tax and free shipping at Newegg. Yes, it is reconditioned, but MrConsumer owns two reconditioned…
  • Apr 7

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?
     MetroPCS has been advertising a “$29 for All Sale” where “All 4G phones on our nationwide 4G LTE network are now just $29.” MrConsumer thought what a great way to get a high-end 4G-LTE cellphone like the Samsung…
  • Mar 31

    No Joke, Sears Advertises Customers’ Complaint

    No Joke, Sears Advertises Customers’ Complaint
     For inexplicable reasons, until recently, Sears maintained a page on its “Shop Your Way” website that was automatically populated with customers’ reviews and comments. The result of this automation was that…
Rank this Week: 1164

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Apr 13

    Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call — Apex Employee Wages Lawyer

    Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call — Apex Employee Wages Lawyer
    Employees are entitled to compensation when “on duty.” This can be difficult to define since employees can be “on duty” if when inactive. For example, truck drivers who have to wait near the job site for goods to be…
  • Apr 12

    Compensation for Travel Time — North Carolina Employee Wages Attorney

    Compensation for Travel Time — North Carolina Employee Wages Attorney
    The Portal-to-Portal Act provides that “walking, riding, or traveling to and from the actual place of performance of the principal activity or activities which such employee is employed to perform” is not included in the minimum…
  • Apr 11

    Employers and Independent Contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act — Wake County FLSA Attorney

    Employers and Independent Contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act — Wake County FLSA Attorney
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comprises four major requirements: a minimum wage, an overtime standard, restrictions on child labor, and equal pay. These requirements apply to all “covered employees” under the Act. Many…
Rank this Week: 1180

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    General Motor's Ignition Switch Nightmare

    General Motor's Ignition Switch Nightmare
    Steve Moskos, South Carolina Lemon LawyerMy good friend, Steve Moskos, a dedicated lemon law attorney in South Carolina reminded me of a few things about the current General Motors ignition switch recall which has turned in a public relations…
  • Feb 12

    Sinkhole Sucks Down 8 Corvettes in Kentucky

    Sinkhole Sucks Down 8 Corvettes in Kentucky
    8 Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky disappeared down a massive sinkhole inside one of the museum buildings before the museum opened today, February 12, according to Automotive News.A 40 foot wide hole opened…
  • Dec 4

    New Ford Mustang Design Unveiling December 5, 2013

    New Ford Mustang Design Unveiling December 5, 2013
    Just shy of 50 years after Ford released its first Mustang, the company is on the verge of announcing its Camaro-fighting design and style change.According to Automotive News press reports, Ford will unveil the new 2015 Mustang design on…
Rank this Week: 1202

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: 1219

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/
  • Apr 11

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
  • Mar 28

    Update your will or trust

    Update your will or trust
    This is completely off topic, but the point of this blog is to make sure my readers are protected. It has always been about education, with a little fun thrown in on the side. Well, today is all education. In...
  • Mar 21

    Collecting on a debt past the statute of limitation

    Collecting on a debt past the statute of limitation
    I have talked about debt collectors collecting on a debt past the statute of limitations before. But, it is time to update this as it continues to happen! The statute of limitations states a certain amount of time for a...
Rank this Week: 1239

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
  • Feb 12

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"
    It is no secret that "sewer service" (the intentional failure to serve legal papers) has been a historic problem in New York City. To combat the problem, the New York City Council passed Local Law 7 in 2010 that holds process servers to…
Rank this Week: 1240

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: 1250

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
  • Apr 12

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge
    U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has approved the criminal settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and SAC Capital Advisors LP. The hedge fund, which was founded by Steven A. Cohen, consented to pay a $1.8 billion…
Rank this Week: 1259

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: 1268

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: 1290

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/
  • Mar 9

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS

    Mortgage and Debt Forgiveness in Oregon and the IRS
    If you lost your Oregon home in a foreclosure or gave it up in a short sale prior to 2014, there were no tax repercussions to the forgiveness of debt. Unfortunately, the exception in the tax laws that made this so has now expired. If you lost…
  • Feb 15

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?

    Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?
    Many prospective bankruptcy filers in Oregon are understandably concerned about the privacy of their filing. At least once or twice a year someone chooses to come in for a consultation with our firm because we have offices in four different…
  • Feb 13

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon

    Joint Bankruptcy Filing in Oregon
    Do I file jointly with my spouse or can I just file alone? Every prospective bankruptcy filer in the state of Oregon asks this question. Many Portland and Salem filers just don’t want their spouses involved, particularly if the would be…
Rank this Week: 1303

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: 1333

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 27

    Criminal Investigation into GM

    Criminal Investigation into GM
    Criminal Investigation into GM Investigation
  • Mar 27

    Size of GM Recall

    Size of GM Recall
    What is the size of the recall An estimate of the size and significance of the recall
  • Mar 27

    GM RECALL

    GM RECALL
    GM RECALL GM RECALL
Rank this Week: 1355

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: 1366

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: 1476

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: 1504

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: 1547

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/
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Arbitration Ploy Could Backfire

    General Mills Arbitration Ploy Could Backfire
    Arbitration clauses hidden in the small print of many contracts take away consumers' right to sue in court, the right to a jury trial, the right to discovery of internal corporate documents, the right to class actions, the right to appeal,…
  • Apr 14

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy
    A course in financial literacy is one subject Americans need most, and yet it is most often omitted from high school, or even college, class offerings. Math is only one component of financial literacy. Understanding the power of advertising,…
  • Apr 14

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy
    A course in financial literacy is one subject Americans need most, and yet it is most often omitted from high school and college classes. Math is only one component of financial literacy. Understanding the power of advertising, sales…
Rank this Week: 1566

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: 1690

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/
  • Apr 15

    Please Don't Text and Drive: Leading Cause of Auto Accidents in Tampa Bay, Florida

    Please Don't Text and Drive: Leading Cause of Auto Accidents in Tampa Bay, Florida
    Texting + driving = bad things happen. My husband, a twenty year veteran DUI officer in St. Petersburg, Florida shows me gruesome car accident photos now and again that help keep me in line. As a result, I run less red lights that still…
  • Jan 19

    BP Settlement Intended to Simplify Proof is Under Attack

    BP Settlement Intended to Simplify Proof is Under Attack
    On behalf of our Florida clients with BP oil spill claims we are pleased about a recent victory, but the fight is still underway. The well known BP oil spill settlement agreement reached in mid-2012 shortly before trial resulted in a…
  • Oct 14

    BP Wins Appeal to Modify (Reduce) Economic Loss Claims.

    BP Wins Appeal to Modify (Reduce) Economic Loss Claims.
    Just as our Tampa Bay, Florida BP oil spill claims are heading toward the finish line, the rules are changing. We believe the new narrower guidelines will likely have a larger impact on our Florida based claims due to the increased distance…
Rank this Week: 1745

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

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

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth

    The Truth About 10 Common Credit Report Myth
    Here are some of the most common myths concerning credit reports. 1) I haven’t done anything wrong so my credit reports must be OK. Your credit reports may have errors that affect your credit standing even if you did nothing to…
  • Apr 9

    Parents Should Check their Children’s Credit Report

    Parents Should Check their Children’s Credit Report
    Parents should periodically check their children’s credit reports. The reason is that fraudsters sometimes steal the kids’ identity. They know that children likely won’t notice their identity has been stolen and parents…
  • Mar 20

    MyFico Is the Best Site for Credit Score

    MyFico Is the Best Site for Credit Score
    FICO is the company that first created credit scores over 20 years ago. The FICO score is the one used by 90 of the top 100 financial institutions. Other credit scores such as Vantage, which is available from the credit bureaus not only are…
Rank this Week: 1756

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: 1779

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: 1794