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Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • May 29

    Michael “Air” Jordan Sees $15 Mil Disappear into Thin Air

    Michael “Air” Jordan Sees $15 Mil Disappear into Thin Air
    New home sales are down. They're only a small part of the much larger housing market, but their numbers are important to the U.S. economy in terms of job creation along with being a strong indicator of builder confidence about the future.
  • May 8

    Not Surprisingly, HAMP & HARP Programs Extended Once Again

    Not Surprisingly, HAMP & HARP Programs Extended Once Again
    The FHFA has announced that it has extended Fannie and Freddie's participation in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) for an additional year, until the end of 2016.
  • May 8

    Wells Fargo Got the Message from Mandelman’s DOERS… 72-year-old with Alzheimers Will Die at Home

    Wells Fargo Got the Message from Mandelman’s DOERS… 72-year-old with Alzheimers Will Die at Home
    Thank you to my DOERS who DID SOMETHING to let Wells Fargo know how they felt about what was about to happen to Linda Normand. And thank you to Wells Fargo for DOING the RIGHT THING for Linda and her family.
Rank this Week: 36

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
  • May 28

    DMCA hearings: remix

    DMCA hearings: remix
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating. Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works –…
Rank this Week: 54

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • May 26

    Joint Bank Account Frozen? Creditor Needs a "Turnover Order" to Get Acce

    Joint Bank Account Frozen? Creditor Needs a "Turnover Order" to Get Acce
    Many of our clients contact us after one of the following debt collectors has frozen their bank accounts. Here's a blog entry as to how it happened. But what are your rights when your bank account is jointly held? Can the creditor's…
  • May 22

    Bank Account Frozen? How to Get Access to Exempt Money

    Bank Account Frozen? How to Get Access to Exempt Money
    Under New York law, certain funds are exempt from attachment by most creditors.[1] In general, exemptions apply to 90% of your income earned within the last 60 days, state and federal benefits, spousal/child support, and a limited amount of…
  • May 21

    Creditor Freeze your Bank Account? Here's How it Happened.

    Creditor Freeze your Bank Account? Here's How it Happened.
    Restraining Notices: What Are They & How Do They Work? Under New York CPLR § 5222, once a creditor has gotten a judgment for a debt, it has the right to use something called a "restraining notice" to freeze assets—including…
Rank this Week: 79

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 29

    Senator proposals panel that would scuttle regulation

    Senator proposals panel that would scuttle regulation
    The Hill reports on a proposal in the Senate to create a committee to go after "regulatory overreach." (Read the story here.) But as Public Citizen explains, in the wake of the Amtrak crash, oil train derailments, and massive auto...
  • May 29

    FBI will investigate IRS data breach

    FBI will investigate IRS data breach
    On Tuesday, the IRS announced that hackers had breached the agency's website and gained access to old tax returns of more than 100,000 taxpayers. Hackers apparently used personal information obtained elsewhere to access old returns contained…
  • May 29

    Lender agrees to pay $9 million to settle mortgage lending discrimination charge

    Lender agrees to pay $9 million to settle mortgage lending discrimination charge
    The Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a consent order to resolve allegations that Provident Funding Associates engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination. The consent order resolves allegations…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 516

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 26

    Deutsche Bank Ordered to Pay $55M for Misstating Financial Reports During the Economic Crisi

    Deutsche Bank Ordered to Pay $55M for Misstating Financial Reports During the Economic Crisi
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is ordering Deutsche Bank AG (DB) to pay $55M to resolve charges accusing the firm of misstating financial reports during the peak of economic crisis. The regulator believes that the financial…
  • May 21

    Gray Financial is Charged with Bilking Georgia Pension Fund

    Gray Financial is Charged with Bilking Georgia Pension Fund
    The SEC is accusing investment advisory firm Gray Financial, its co-CEO Robert C. Hubbard IV, and president/founder Laurence O. Gray with fraud. The regulator claims that the three of them of breached their duty to clients by directing…
  • May 19

    Morgan Stanley to Pay $2M for Violations Involving Short Sales and Short Interest Reporting

    Morgan Stanley to Pay $2M for Violations Involving Short Sales and Short Interest Reporting
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is fining Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (MS) $2M for violations involving short sale and short interest reporting rules. The violations purportedly took place over six years. The financial firm is…
Rank this Week: 527

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: 542

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers California lemon law. By Mark F. Anderson.

http://www.californialemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reported on a disturbing development. Hyundai inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opted out within 90 days, any lemon law claims could only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reports on a disturbing development. Hyundai has inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opts out within 90 days, any lemon law claims may only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Nov 13

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc
    Carfax has a new site where consumers can get accident reports filed by some law enforcement agencies. It is Crashdocs.org. You just need the date and city where the accident took place to get a copy of the police report that is on file with…
Rank this Week: 437

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: 346

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3792

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Report: When Banks Face Felonies, Few Fear Real Consequence

    Report: When Banks Face Felonies, Few Fear Real Consequence
    If you or I were convicted of a felony crime, we would almost certainly lose our freedom. We'd be facing prison time. We'd likely lose our job. We would also no longer have the right to a host of civil liberties, including the right to vote.…
  • May 24

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse
    For years, Wall Street sympathizers have defended actions of bankers in the lead-up to the collapse of the housing market and subsequent financial crisis. While many practices within the financial industry have drawn criticism, under special…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3933

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • May 28

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Collection of Personal Information for Online Alcohol Purchase

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Collection of Personal Information for Online Alcohol Purchase
    In Ambers v. Beverages & More, Inc., the Second District California Court of Appeal held that the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act’s prohibition on collecting personal identifying information (PII) during credit card transactions does…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1000

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 28

    FCC Chairman Issues Fact Sheet Announcing Proposed Omnibus Declaratory Rulings to Address TCPA Petition

    FCC Chairman Issues Fact Sheet Announcing Proposed Omnibus Declaratory Rulings to Address TCPA Petition
    On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the FCC released a Fact Sheet announcing that Chairman Wheeler circulated a proposal to the other Commissioners for resolution of two dozen pending petitions seeking clarification of the FCC’s rules that…
  • May 28

    Finding a Cyber Safe Harbor in the SAFETY Act

    Finding a Cyber Safe Harbor in the SAFETY Act
    Does your company provide or use a cybersecurity product or service? Are you concerned about the potential liability for yourself, your distributors and your customers if your cybersecurity product is used in an attempt to thwart cyber…
  • May 27

    Nevada Expands PI Definition under Data Breach Law

    Nevada Expands PI Definition under Data Breach Law
    Becomes the fifth state to amend its data breach statute since January 2015 The definition of “personal information” (“PI”) just got a little bit bigger in the Silver State. On May 13, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval…
Rank this Week: 2112

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 28

    Ohio Stockbroker Jerry Cicolani Finally Barred From Financial Industry

    Ohio Stockbroker Jerry Cicolani Finally Barred From Financial Industry
    After pleading guilty to two criminal counts of selling unregistered securities, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the agency primarily charged with regulating the nation’s stockbrokers, finally barred…
  • May 26

    Massachusetts Securities Regulator Sues the SEC Over New Rules Affecting Small Company Stock Offering

    Massachusetts Securities Regulator Sues the SEC Over New Rules Affecting Small Company Stock Offering
    William Galvin, the securities regulator of Massachusetts, is suing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Galvin is seeking to stop new rules that he believes restricts state oversight of stock offerings made by emerging and small…
  • May 22

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation

    Nationwide to Pay $8M Over Variable Annuity Pricing Violation
    Nationwide Life Insurance Co. has ben ordered to pay an $8 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for purposely delaying variable annuity and life insurance policy orders and that this led to company’s failure to…
Rank this Week: 750

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 28

    2015-05-27 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt

    2015-05-27 Q&A webinar with financial protection attorney John G. Watt
    Welcome to our blog post. In this webinar we covered only consumer protection questions including: 1. I got sued but the account is not on my credit report so is it too late to be sued? 2. Is it important to respond to a summary judgment…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 647

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 27

    Big WIN for Consumers!

    Big WIN for Consumers!
    FTC Reaffirms Consumer Right to Enforce Warranty Protections in Court:Latest Government Agency to Uphold Right to Day in Court Rather than Forced Arbitration(WASHINGTON) Consumers will still have their day in court if an auto dealer fails to…
  • May 26

    WORD: Arbitration is business rigging the rules in their favor, not your

    WORD: Arbitration is business rigging the rules in their favor, not your
    Boston Globe by Prof. Jeff Sovern. http://ow.ly/NqVFC <http://t.co/W7e2DYnynT>Arbitration clauses for credit cards cost consumersBy Jeff Sovern   MAY 25, 2015IF YOU'RE TRYING to decide what credit card to apply for, you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3068

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4641

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 27

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period

    255 members of Congress seek TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure rule grace period
    Barbara S. Mishkin A bipartisan group of 255 members of Congress have sent a letter to the CFPB seeking a grace period for enforcement of  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule which becomes effective on August 1, 2015. …
  • May 27

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study

    Trade groups urge CFPB to solicit public comments on arbitration study
    Barbara S. Mishkin Five leading financial services industry trade groups have sent a letter to the CFPB urging it to solicit public comments on the final results of its arbitration study before deciding whether to initiate a rulemaking…
  • May 26

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon

    CFPB Spring 2015 agenda: significant rulemaking actions on the horizon
    Barbara S. Mishkin Just in time for the holiday weekend, the CFPB released its Spring 2015 rulemaking agenda last Friday.  The agenda sets the following timetables: Prepaid financial products.  In November 2014, the CFPB issued…
Rank this Week: 3659

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • May 27

    New Rules to Usher In Fair Pay and Safe Workplace

    New Rules to Usher In Fair Pay and Safe Workplace
    Earlier today, the Department of Labor along with federal procurement agencies released what we believe to be terrific new rules that flesh out—and give teeth to—the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order…
  • May 21

    A Setback for Generic Consumer

    A Setback for Generic Consumer
    The road to recovery for generic drug consumers just got more difficult. After a series of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court over the past few years, a person injured from a generic drug is almost entirely unable to bring
  • Apr 28

    Fairness in Class Action Bill Does Not Live Up to Its Name

    Fairness in Class Action Bill Does Not Live Up to Its Name
    Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015” (H.R. 1927). A…
Rank this Week: 3169

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 27

    Car Trouble

    Car Trouble
    The other day, a Volvo driver, showing off his “self driving” car to a bunch of journalists, drove straight into them not realizing the car’s auto-brake function only detects vehicles, not people. As a driver, passenger and…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 5090

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • May 27

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan
    What Constitutes Prostitution? The practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other means which benefits you, is illegal in the state of Michigan. The law prohibits both the practice and participation of the act.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4829

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 26

    NJ Court Affirms Role of Learned Intermediary Doctrine

    NJ Court Affirms Role of Learned Intermediary Doctrine
    A New Jersey court overseeing the centralized litigation regarding the human tissue product AlloDerm has issued a noteworthy ruling in a bellwether case on the duty to warn. See Simineri, et al. v. LifeCell Corp., No. L-5972-11 (Super. Ct.…
  • May 25

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day
    No legal post. Today is Memorial Day on which we commemorate the valiant men and women who died while serving in the American military, in defense of our nation. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in…
  • May 20

    Shook Honored in Chambers 2015

    Shook Honored in Chambers 2015
    Chambers & Partners has released its 2015 edition of Chambers USA, recognizing Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s product liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, and labor and employment practices.  Our readers…
Rank this Week: 978

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 26

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM

    CA Supreme Court Grants Cert. in Augustus v. ABM
    Employees and plaintiffs seeking rest breaks free from employer control received some good news from the California Supreme Court recently. On April 29, 2015, the California Supreme Court granted the plaintiffs’ petition for review in…
  • 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.,…
Rank this Week: 3230

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

Covers misconduct by brokerage firms or financial advisors. By Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, LLP.

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • May 26

    Investors Receive Biased Advice From Stockbrokers New Study Confirm

    Investors Receive Biased Advice From Stockbrokers New Study Confirm
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss In our May 18th post, we discussed stockbrokers (sales persons who purportedly dispense advice only in conjunction with selling investment products) and investment advisors (who give…
  • May 19

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor

    Non-Traded REITs are Unsuitable for Retail Investor
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss We continue to see lots of activity involving unsuitable sales of non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (“non-traded REITs”). If you’re a retail customer who was…
  • May 18

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation

    FINRA Toughens Sanctions Guidelines For Unsuitable Recommendation
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A stockbroker is not permitted to indiscriminately sell any available investment product to any customer he or she chooses, nor may a broker follow a “one-size-fits-all”…
Rank this Week: 3443

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 25

    Elaborate Fake Schools Lure Students, Fool Employer

    Elaborate Fake Schools Lure Students, Fool Employer
      Last week, the New York Times featured an extraordinary in-depth investigative piece about a company in Pakistan that has allegedly created over 100 fake high school and university websites (see list) that hand out fake degrees.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2248

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    A Farmer's Son Who Came Home, and Those Who Didn't. Remember this day.

    A Farmer's Son Who Came Home, and Those Who Didn't. Remember this day.
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 682

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 23

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not

    Nortel: More Universalist Than Not
    The Canadian and US courts have now ruled in the Nortel case. (Disclosure: I served as an expert for the UK pension interests in the case.) The case was already incredibly important because of an agreement among the parties to...
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • May 22

    My Income Has Gone Up in My Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    My Income Has Gone Up in My Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    The confirmation order entered in every Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy requires you to report to the Trustee if your actual or projected gross income increases by ten percent. The income figures included in Schedule I of your Bankruptcy…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4852

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3189

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Can a Debt Collector Freeze My Direct Deposit?

    Can a Debt Collector Freeze My Direct Deposit?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You just heard from your landlord and he tells you the rent check bounced; or maybe you swipe your debit card at the grocery store cash register and the cashier tells you your card... The post Can a Debt…
  • May 21

    What is a Credit Card Charge Off?

    What is a Credit Card Charge Off?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve come home to find legal papers taped to your door.  A closer look reveals that the legal papers are a debt collection summons and complaint – you are being sued you for an... The post…
  • May 20

    How to Tell the Legitimate Debt Collectors from the Fraud

    How to Tell the Legitimate Debt Collectors from the Fraud
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Anyone who has ever dealt with a debt collectors knows how invasive and annoying they can be.  The phone rings incessantly and the letters in the mail never seem to stop.  Sometimes debt collectors cross…
Rank this Week: 3192

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: 1157

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1484

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 1670

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: 652

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 2064

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned
    Last August Bank of America agreed to a record $16.7 billion settlement with the Justice Department over their past mortgage practices. Part of the settlement also requires Bank of America to provide $7 billion in consumer relief over…
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
Rank this Week: 3509

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 7

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid
    According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Bankruptcy Trustees are using a legal argument called “fraudulent transfer” to take back tuition payments clients have made to their children’s colleges. This can be a…
  • May 5

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy
    The number one thing that slows down a bankruptcy case is the speed with which clients can assemble the necessary documents. By following these five tips, you can ensure that your bankruptcy moves quickly, and that you’re…
  • May 5

    Divorce debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    Divorce debts in Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    I wrote last week about how to deal with divorce debts in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Chapter 13 has different rules and different ways to deal with family court debts. 1. Chapter 13 can’t discharge domestic support…
Rank this Week: 2894

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: 5055

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Covers consumer laws and debt collection defense. By James D. Murtha.

http://longislandconsumerlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1482

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Apr 23

    ForceField Energy Stock Trading Suspended-CEO Arrested for Securities Fraud

    ForceField Energy Stock Trading Suspended-CEO Arrested for Securities Fraud
    April 21, 2015- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended trading in the securities of ForceField Energy, Inc. (FNRG)  until May 5th due to concerns about the adequacy and accuracy of information available to investors in…
  • Apr 23

    Former D’Hanis State Bank President Indicted for Fraud & Embezzlement

    Former D&rsquo;Hanis State Bank President Indicted for Fraud &amp; Embezzlement
    April 17, 2015- San Antonio, Texas The FBI announced that Laurie Mayfield (aka Laurie H. Scott), 54, of Fredericksburg, Texas, was indicted for bank fraud and embezzlement. According to the release, Mayfield , formerly president of…
  • Apr 23

    Houston Broker Suspended for Trading Account Without Client’s Permission

    Houston Broker Suspended for Trading Account Without Client’s Permission
    April 8, 2015- Austin, Texas The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) suspended Bruce William Schoendorf, an investment adviser of Hurwitz Associates,  for ten days for exercising discretion in a client account in violation of a…
Rank this Week: 1822

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1958

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Is the Payday Lending Industry Doomed? CFPB Issuing New Regulation

    Is the Payday Lending Industry Doomed? CFPB Issuing New Regulation
    What if a bar could not serve a customer a second drink until one hour after the first drink was consumed?  What if a donut shop could not sell a second serving unless they determined if the consumer would burn off all the calories by…
  • Mar 24

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower
    On February 25, 2015, the Nebraska bankruptcy court issued a new student loan opinion that should lift the hopes of debtors overburdened by student loans.   See In re DeLaet, Case #13-04032. What is striking about this opinion is that…
  • Feb 28

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retirement funds rolled over from an Individual Retirement Account to purchase an annuity are exempt from the bankruptcy estate.  In re Miller (No. 13-3682).  Prior to filing…
Rank this Week: 1605

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 4108

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: 1310

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3598