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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Feb 5

    Most amazing experience ever!

    Most amazing experience ever!
    Client: Nancy Tucker Type of Case: Debt collection defense, garnishment, return of seized property, vacating judgment Client Review: When I finally found Taras after contacting numerous attorneys and receiving no hope for my situation, I had…
  • Feb 4

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
    Client:  YS Type of Case:  Defending Against a CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I feel very fortunate to have made the decision to go to Mr. Rudnitsky to represent me against CACH LLC. They were suing me for…
  • Jan 31

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client:  Joy Type of Case:  Defending Consumer in Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I could not be happier with the results I received after retaining the Rudnitsky Law Firm. Taras immediately went to work on my case by not…
Rank this Week: 35

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Mar 2

    There’s Now a Free iPhone App That Encrypts Calls and Text

    There’s Now a Free iPhone App That Encrypts Calls and Text
    If you own an iPhone or Android handset and care about your privacy, there’s no longer much of an excuse not to encrypt every conversation you have. Now a free, zero-learning-curve app exists for both text and voice that can keep those…
  • Mar 1

    The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

    The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’
    On a cloudy, moonless night somewhere in northeastern China, three men creep through a stand of Japanese Clethra trees. They carry no flashlights, and the sky is so dark that they hear the sound of the rushing Tumen River before they see it:…
  • Mar 1

    Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystander

    Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystander
    For years the government has kept mum about its use of a powerful phone surveillance technology known as a stingray. The Justice Department and local law enforcement agencies insist that the only reason for their secrecy is to prevent…
Rank this Week: 63

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
  • Mar 2

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech
    Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2015 WL 795841, No. WDQ–14–1825. (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2015) Disappointing ruling on political speech and infringement now supplemented by flat-out wrong ruling on dilution.  Hershey…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Mar 2

    Can your car's brakes be hacked?

    Can your car's brakes be hacked?
    Read this article from Wired.com about automakers’ lack of attention to the security of their cars’ systems, and the investigation of Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts into the problem.
  • Mar 2

    Article on payday lending by Native American

    Article on payday lending by Native American
    The Washington Post has a lengthy article today on payday lending by American Indian tribes. With some two-dozen tribes now offering installment and payday loans, Native Americans have found themselves wrestling with the merits of this…
  • Mar 1

    A Proposal to Ban the Sale of Junk Debt

    A Proposal to Ban the Sale of Junk Debt
    By guest blogger Peter A. Holland I have covered the NCLC's excellent proposal to ban the sale of time-barred debt here. The NCLC recommendations point to the larger problem that some banks sell off their worst, most unreliable, least…
Rank this Week: 143

The Monk Law Firm

The Monk Law Firm

Covers personal injury and consumer law information.

http://blog.themonklawfirm.com/
  • Jan 8

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook
    The State Bar of Texas, as part of their public outreach mission, maintains guides for non-lawyers. One such guide is their "How to Sue in Justice Court" handbook. It was recently updated to account for changes that went into effect on August…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    We wish you all a Happy New Year. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love.
  • Dec 19

    Beware of Loan Modification

    Beware of Loan Modification
    The Texas Bar publishes a pamphlet intended to make consumers aware of potential pitfalls when considering loan modifications. Consider reading it before you go down the road of applying for one yourself. As always, if the pamphlet raises any…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 151

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Mar 2

    60 Minutes Atones with Flood and Lumber

    60 Minutes Atones with Flood and Lumber
    Like many people, I’ve had my issues lately with 60 Minutes. I was most recently annoyed in January when Lesley Stahl interviewed Steven Brill about Obamacare’s failure to control costs. The first thing out of Brill’s mouth…
  • Feb 27

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?

    Will Class Actions Go Up in Flames?
    I’m guessing if you made a list of the biggest flim flam artists of all time, the tobacco industry would be right at the top. In 2006, “a federal district court determined that tobacco companies ‘knew there was a…
  • Feb 24

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety

    Cuomo Tries to Whack Patient Safety
    In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a now famous study finding up to 98,000 deaths in hospitals each year due to medical negligence. The statistics are now much worse. (See our coverage here, for...
Rank this Week: 214

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Feb 26

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney
    Two things guaranteed in life- Death and Taxes The dreaded day of April 15th is quickly approaching. Remember that you MUST file your return or request an extension to file by October 15th on this day to avoid penalties. It is important to…
  • Feb 26

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan

    The Overcriminalization of Michigan
    Michigan Severely Over-Legislated Commit any crimes today? After you read this, you may be less sure of your answer. A report was recently published, “Overcriminalization in the Wolverine State,” outlining how out of control our…
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
Rank this Week: 260

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 274

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 309

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Covers Florida lemon law.

http://mannerlaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent
    This is my original post on Facebook on May 2, 2014. This post got picked up by several photography blogs, and then spread to other mainstream media and news publishers. Post by Dana Manner.    
  • Apr 18

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna
            Vince Megna “King of Lemons” posted video of his most recent high profile lemon law cases involving a Tesla.
  • Apr 18

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference
    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2014 Auto Fraud Conference in San Diego, California. The conference, which begins on April 24, 2014 will be attended by consumer advocate…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 258

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/
  • Mar 2

    President Obama’s Proposed Privacy Bill of Rights, Part 1: Personal Data, De-Identification, and Retention Requirement

    President Obama’s Proposed Privacy Bill of Rights, Part 1: Personal Data, De-Identification, and Retention Requirement
    On Friday, Feb. 27, the Obama administration unveiled a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights that would require businesses to be more transparent in privacy practices, and provide individuals certain rights aimed at helping individuals…
  • Feb 27

    Webinar: Re-Identification Risks for Credit Card Data

    Webinar: Re-Identification Risks for Credit Card Data
    Join us March 10 at 1PM EST (10AM PST) for Re-identification Risks for Credit Card Data,featuring DWT payments team members Christin McMeley and Brian Hurh as well as Khaled El Emam, Founder and CEO of Privacy…
  • Feb 19

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List

    GAO Puts Cybersecurity and Privacy High Atop High Risk List
    Agency Assessment Comes as President Signs Executive Order Increasing Cyber Sharing with the Private Sector Late last year, this post speculated whether 2015 would become “the Year of Cybersecurity.” Though 2015 is still young, it…
Rank this Week: 690

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Mar 2

    Nissan Cars Can’t Snowboard…Duh

    Nissan Cars Can’t Snowboard…Duh
      Car manufacturers love to put important details about their vehicles and offers in minuscule fine print in their television commercials. And Nissan is no exception. Just in case you couldn’t read the tiny disclaimer in two recent…
  • Feb 23

    Hey Costco, Where’s the Fine Print?

    Hey Costco, Where’s the Fine Print?
      It may sound odd for a consumer advocate to ask a company to provide more fine print, but that is exactly what MrConsumer had hoped Costco would do. Costco has had Tempur-pedic memory foam mattresses on sale for the past several weeks,…
  • Feb 16

    Shussh, Don’t Say That in Front of the Kids Smart TV

    Shussh, Don’t Say That in Front of the Kids Smart TV
     Smart TVs are getting smarter. And maybe too smart for our own good. Originally, smart televisions had the ability to display Internet websites because you could switch to a crude built-in browser. Now they can make recommendations of…
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Mar 1

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition

    Sheep, Goats, and Government Debts - Happy Lunar New Year, 1937 Edition
    Like many others, I have been struggling to figure out whether the new lunar year is a Sheep or a Goat. I found the answer last week in the archives of the League of Nations Committee for the Study of...
  • Feb 25

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?

    SPOE: Backdoor Bailouts and Funding Fantasies?
    I'm thrilled that Jay Westbrook has finally come into blogosphere with his posts on Single-Point-of-Entry. I've blogged a little on SPOE already, but I want to highlight what I still think are two critical problems with SPOE. In keeping…
  • Feb 25

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange

    Translating the Warren-Yellen Exchange
    Senator Elizabeth Warren surprised a lot of people by laying into Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen as hard as she ever laid into Timothy Geithner. I think this was a really important exchange. But its easy to miss exactly...
Rank this Week: 581

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 9

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe
    A key to getting good results in a bankruptcy case is to make sure that each and every creditor receives notice of the bankruptcy filing. Failure to notify a creditor may lead to disastrous results, including the debt not being discharged or…
  • Feb 1

    Private Student Loan Discharge: Are Bankruptcy Courts Getting it Wrong?

    Private Student Loan Discharge: Are Bankruptcy Courts Getting it Wrong?
    New York attorney Austin C. Smith writes an important article in the American Bankruptcy Institute under the heading The Misinterpretation of 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(8) suggesting that federal courts have been misapplying the student loan…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Feb 24

    SHB in the Windy City

    SHB in the Windy City
    I am pleased to report that the attorneys and staff from Chicago complex  litigation boutique Grippo & Elden LLC will join your humble blogger's firm, effective March 1, 2015. Chicago is the fourth new city for Shook over the past…
  • Feb 16

    Tea Class Action Dumped Overboard

    Tea Class Action Dumped Overboard
    A federal court rejected a putative class action against tea maker Twinings North America, Inc. over antioxidant labeling.  See Craig v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., No. 5:14-CV-05214 (W.D. Ark., 2/5/15). Craig allegedly purchased…
  • Feb 9

    MDL Court Rejects Plaintiffs' New Causation Expert

    MDL Court Rejects Plaintiffs' New Causation Expert
    The MDL judge in the Denture Cream Products coordinated litigation has rejected all of plaintiffs' general causation experts. See In re Denture Cream Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 09-2051-MD-Altonaga (S.D. Fla. Jan.. 28, 2015). Over three and…
Rank this Week: 827

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: 546

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/
  • Feb 20

    SEC Examines Whether Banks Are Complying With Capital Rule

    SEC Examines Whether Banks Are Complying With Capital Rule
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at efforts by banks to comply with capital rules. The regulator is searching for improper activities involving the way these financial institutions value complicated assets, as well as…
  • Feb 18

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser

    US Probing Whether Morgan Stanley Data Breach Was Linked to Fired Financial Adviser
    A U.S investigation into the way Morgan Stanley (MS) information became available for sale online is looking at whether hackers targeted financial adviser Galen Marsh after he took information from the bank. Marsh was fired for taking data on…
  • Feb 17

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor

    EU Fines ICAP $17M for Helping Traders Manipulate Yen Libor
    The European Commission says that ICAP Plc has been ordered to pay a $17.2 million fine for helping traders manipulate benchmark interest rates linked to the Japanese yen. The word’s largest broker of transactions between banks is…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Feb 3

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?
    The frenzy regarding the collection of time-barred debt has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. What is highly touted as consumer protection is in actuality greater consumer harm. Allowing consumers to avoid financial obligations that…
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3
    While we all wait anxiously for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, the debt collection industry has completed its own trilogy.  On Jan. 13, the 6th Circuit in Buchanan v. Northland Group applied the same misguided logic of the…
  • Jan 7

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
Rank this Week: 909

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

http://www.consumeradvocatelegalupdate.com/
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 643

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/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 857

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
  • Dec 7

    Why don’t they vote?

    Why don’t they vote?
    It’s now a truism that the recent election was characterized — and won — by armies of grass-roots staffers and volunteers approaching voters one-on-one to make the case for President Obama and supportive House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 892

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 745

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: 831

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: 571

Making Sense of It. Law and Life

Making Sense of It. Law and Life

Advice, strategy, tips and tricks to dealing with day-to-day legal issues. By Peter MacSweeney.

http://25dl.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Buying a Condo? Special Issues to Take Into Consideration.

    Buying a Condo? Special Issues to Take Into Consideration.
    Condominiums are growing in popularity, and for a number of reasons. But when purchasing a condo, people tend to assume that the level of due diligence required prior to purchase is less then that of a standard house. In fact more due…
  • Mar 16

    Property Disclosure, Statement of Condition

    Property Disclosure, Statement of Condition
    Buying a house can be a very stressful experience. There are so many unknowns with the quality of the house, not including the bucket loads of money you need to spend. Most locations require that sellers provide buyers with a Property…
  • Mar 16

    Land Ownership Basics Explained

    Land Ownership Basics Explained
    Property law in law school is not one of the most popular subjects, although it is mandatory in most schools. As a result of land existing far before humans, or the creation of law, the rules for land ownership are a mismatch of old and…
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • Mar 2

    What is a Stipulation in a New York Debt Collection Case?

    What is a Stipulation in a New York Debt Collection Case?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You have been sued by a debt collector and have come to terms on a settlement but the debt collector wants you to sign something called a “stipulation”.  What is a stipulation in a... The…
  • Feb 25

    Is Credit Reporting An Attempt To Collect A Debt?

    Is Credit Reporting An Attempt To Collect A Debt?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’re just about to close a deal on buying a new car, or perhaps a new home.  You’ve come to an agreement on the sales price and your sitting at the closing table, the... The post Is Credit…
  • Feb 24

    NY Dept. of Financial Services Issues Guidance on New Debt Collection Regulation

    NY Dept. of Financial Services Issues Guidance on New Debt Collection Regulation
    By: Robert J. Nahoum As part of the roll out of the new New York debt collection laws, the New York Department of Financial Services has issued guidance through a “Frequently Asked Questions” page on its website.  The FAQs…
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CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 2

    Director Cordray to testify on March 3 before House Financial Services Committee

    Director Cordray to testify on March 3 before House Financial Services Committee
    Barbara S. Mishkin The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow, March 3, entitled “The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” at which Director Cordray is expected to…
  • Feb 25

    Another study raises questions about possible CFPB payday loan limit

    Another study raises questions about possible CFPB payday loan limit
    Alan S. Kaplinsky We recently wrote about two studies, one by Professor Ronald Mann and the other by Professor Jennifer Lewis Priestley, that cast serious doubt on the benefit to payday loan borrowers of an ability-to-repay…
  • Feb 25

    Director Cordray speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General

    Director Cordray speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General
    Barbara S. Mishkin As he has done in prior years, Director Cordray spoke earlier this week to the National Association of Attorneys General.  His prepared remarks focused on the familiar theme of “the four Ds” that…
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Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Mar 1

    “Wings Network” Named by SEC in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Latino

    “Wings Network” Named by SEC in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Latino
    February 27, 2015 The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against 3 company officers and 12 promoters who were operating an international pyramid scheme using  Portuguese companies operating under the name Wings…
  • Feb 27

    Charles Kilway of North Richland Hills, TX, Sentenced for Securities Fraud

    Charles Kilway of North Richland Hills, TX, Sentenced for Securities Fraud
    February 19, 2015- North Richland Hills, Texas The Texas State Securities Board announced that Charles Wayne Kilway was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the fraudulent sale of securities and 15 years for theft of property from the…
  • Feb 27

    Newbridge Securities Agrees to Pay $850,000 in Inflated Postage Charge Class Action

    Newbridge Securities Agrees to Pay $850,000 in Inflated Postage Charge Class Action
    February 27, 2015- Ft. Lauderdale, FL The InvestmentNews reports that Newbridge Securities Corp. , which is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging that Newbridge…
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New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm
    We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster & Garbus LLP in which a federal…
  • Jan 31

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York

    Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York
    In a nutshell, Article 54 of the New York CPLR sets forth the procedure to simply register a judgment entered in another state. So long as the foreign court had jurisdiction to enter that judgment, it will be entitled to "full faith and…
  • Jan 14

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below seems to fairly summarize CPLR § 5208…
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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/
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
  • Dec 19

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

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

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Hardship Discharge in Oregon

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

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    A Fish Story

    A Fish Story
    In the timeless words of Dr. Seuss, “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”[1] On February 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Yates v. United States,[2] a case about evidence…
  • Feb 12

    Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Is Less Really More?

    Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Is Less Really More?
    At the heart of a case involving a prescription drug is the question of risks – what risks exist, what risks were known, and what risks were warned about. All of us have seen prescription drug advertisements that include a
  • Dec 17

    New Rules for Clinical Trial Transparency: Did the NIH and FDA Provide a Solution or Merely Identify a Problem?

    New Rules for Clinical Trial Transparency: Did the NIH and FDA Provide a Solution or Merely Identify a Problem?
    Clinical trials—or the lack thereof—often play a central role in cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices. If and when manufacturers had knowledge of the dangers associated with their products goes directly to the…
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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/
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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/
  • Feb 25

    The Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Sue State Licensing Boards Under the Antitrust Law

    The Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Sue State Licensing Boards Under the Antitrust Law
    The US Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decision today in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. As you might recall, this case involved an antitrust challenge by the FTC against a state dental…
  • Feb 12

    Takings and the Supreme Court’s Decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Management District

    Takings and the Supreme Court’s Decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Management District
    If you read The Antitrust Attorney Blog regularly, you might have noticed that I think that the governments—federal, state, and local—tend to overreach into our business, our pursuits, and our lives. And I have strongly advocated…
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Group Boycotts: My Competitors are Conspiring Against Me

    Antitrust Group Boycotts: My Competitors are Conspiring Against Me
    Maybe everyone really is conspiring against you? If they are competitors—that is, they have a horizontal relationship—they may be committing a per se antitrust violation. A group boycott occurs when two or more persons or entities…
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Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Feb 24

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?
    Today the U.S. Department of Education began its latest round of negotiated rulemaking to expand the Pay-As-You-Earn repayment plan as a result of President Obama’s 2014 announcement. The negotiations end April. Why should you care? If…
  • Feb 1

    Struggling to Pay Your Student Loans? Thinking About Bankruptcy? Consider Your NONBANKRUPTCY Options Before Filing Your Petition.

    Struggling to Pay Your Student Loans? Thinking About Bankruptcy? Consider Your NONBANKRUPTCY Options Before Filing Your Petition.
      For many, bankruptcy is the best and only way to release the emotional and financial strain of overwhelming debt. Unfortunately, many borrowers who file for bankruptcy will be unable to show a bankruptcy court that their loans cause…
  • Jan 12

    Can My Paycheck Be Garnished Without A State Court Order?

    Can My Paycheck Be Garnished Without A State Court Order?
    This is a question I frequently receive from student loan borrowers who are in default. If the loan in question is a federal student loan — YES!!   Administrative wage garnishments are authorized by the Higher Education Act…
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New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
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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/
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 10

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES

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

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product

    New Jersey Bans Products = Motor Oil Product
    If you purchased these products you might have a claim against the retailer for a refund or other damages to your car NJ BAN BANNED MOTOR OIL PRODUCTS: Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE 10W-30 Auto Club Motor Oil SAE…
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The Section 15(b) Report

The Section 15(b) Report

Monitors developments of interest to the regulated business community. By Cary Silverman.

http://cpscmonitor.com
  • Feb 18

    Cutting the Cord?

    Cutting the Cord?
    Photo: US CPSC on Flickr (Creative Commons license) The CPSC has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to address the strangulation risk posed to young children from cords on window coverings. The new rule…
  • Feb 4

    Top 5 of the 1st Year

    Top 5 of the 1st Year
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Section 15(b) report. Here are the top five viewed posts since its inception: Do I Sell a Consumer Product? Mohorovic Shares Observations After 1st 100 Days–Engagement, Burden…
  • Jan 29

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?
    WARNING (TO BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS): DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! You can read the Popular Science story explaining this video, “This is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs in a Blender,” here.
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Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
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Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Banks Argue for Reduced Fines for Zombie Foreclosure

    Banks Argue for Reduced Fines for Zombie Foreclosure
    A bank is lobbying for a 90 percent reduction on city fines issued for code violations after allowing a 2011 foreclosure property to lie vacant and unkempt in a neighborhood for the last four years. Wells Fargo is asking that the $57,000 in…
  • Feb 12

    Report: Florida Foreclosure Backlog Being Cleared, But at What Cost?

    Report: Florida Foreclosure Backlog Being Cleared, But at What Cost?
    The latest report from RealtyTrac listing firm indicates the number of foreclosures in South Florida is down significantly over the last year. In January, it was reported January tallied nearly 900 home foreclosures, which was nearly double…
  • Feb 10

    Public Worker Pensions Funneled Into Risky Investment Fund

    Public Worker Pensions Funneled Into Risky Investment Fund
    A recent report by advocacy group Democracy Now! details how pensions for millions of Americans public workers have been invested into risky hedge funds, private equity and "alternative investment funds." These investments put worker pensions…
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Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
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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
  • Feb 16

    A new "All Signal, No Noise" newspaper in Oregon

    A new "All Signal, No Noise" newspaper in Oregon
    On Oregon's 156th Birthday, the Oregon Public Empowerment News (Oregon PEN) was born, bringing to Oregon an all new kind of newspaper, a weekly all-digital newspaper for local Oregon and legal news that is all beef, no filler -- no…
  • Feb 12

    The ONLY advice I give away: If you get served with a demand from a lawyer or a summons from a court, CALL A REAL LAWYER

    The ONLY advice I give away: If you get served with a demand from a lawyer or a summons from a court, CALL A REAL LAWYER
    One of the most difficult things I do is explain to people that I can no longer help them, although I could have helped them easily . . .  if they had come to me in time. This happens all the time in debt lawsuits where someone sues you…
  • Feb 4

    Stand up against wrongdoing corporations keeping ill-gotten gain

    Stand up against wrongdoing corporations keeping ill-gotten gain
    Right now, Oregon is one of only two states in the nation that returns class action windfalls -- unclaimed damages -- to corporations found liable for wrongdoing by a judge or jury.So, today, Oregon law lets corporations who injured or…
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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/
  • Feb 16

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant

    Looking for a legal/administrative assistant
    Friedman Iverson is a boutique law firm serving consumers and creatives. We’re looking for an administrative/legal assistant to support our law firm’s day to day operations, with an emphasis on our bankruptcy practice.…
  • Nov 5

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car

    “As is” isn’t a license to rip you off on a used car
    We get a lot of calls from people who have unknowingly bought cars from dealers with serious defects. Generally, when a car is sold it comes with an “implied warranty” that the car will be fit to drive. But when a consumer lets…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
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