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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 25

    A Question I Would Like to Ask PHH's Lawyer, Ted Olson

    A Question I Would Like to Ask PHH's Lawyer, Ted Olson
    by Jeff Sovern We've blogged several times about the House Financial Service Subcommittee hearing on the constitutionality of the CFPB, at which PHH's lawyer Ted Olson, among others, testified. Now that I have listened to the hearing, I have…
  • Mar 25

    Horton Article: Arbitration About Arbitration

    Horton Article: Arbitration About Arbitration
    David Horton of California, Davis has written Arbitration About Arbitration Stanford Law Review, Vol. 70, (2017 Forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act…
  • Mar 24

    Congress moves to strike Internet privacy rules ...

    Congress moves to strike Internet privacy rules ...
    ... because who doesn't want their online history collected and sold by internet companies? The New York Times has the story.
Rank this Week: 127

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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: 1648

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 24

    Exchange Offers and Hardball

    Exchange Offers and Hardball
    Over at Dealb%k. (BTW, I don't pick the pictures).
  • Mar 22

    Jevic

    Jevic
    Third Circuit is reversed. Opinion is here.
  • Mar 18

    Bankruptcy Fees in the Trump Budget

    Bankruptcy Fees in the Trump Budget
    Thanks a tweet to the sharp-eyed Drew Dawson at the University of Miami, I saw this article in Politico that among the surprises in Trump's budget is an increase in bankruptcy filing fees (see item 5). Well, this seemed important...
Rank this Week: 588

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation
    OptoLum, Inc. v. Cree, Inc., No. CV-16-03828, 2017 WL 1057924 (D. Ariz. Mar. 21, 2017)The parties compete in the market for LED lights. OptoLum claims to be the inventor of technology used inside LED bulbs allowing them to have the look and…
  • Mar 24

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, No. 336 M.D. 2015, --- A.3d ----, 2017 WL 1075535 (Comm. Ct. Pa. Mar. 22, 2017)Golden Gate manages and operates 36 skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania.  The…
  • Mar 24

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A
    Ocheesee Creamery LLC v. Putnam, 2017 WL 1046104, --- F.3d ----, No. 16-12049 (11th Cir. Mar. 20, 2017)The Creamery here succeeded in its First Amendment claim to use the words “skim milk” to describe its product. The Creamery…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 4638

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/
  • Mar 23

    Dallas Financial Adviser Indicted in $3M Texas Investment Fraud

    Dallas Financial Adviser Indicted in $3M Texas Investment Fraud
    Carlton Chadbourne Sayers has been indictment in district court. The 51-year-old is accused of Texas investment fraud and he is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity fraud, and bank fraud. The scam caused dozens of…
  • Mar 20

    Rhode Island Investment Adviser Goes To Prison Over $21M Ponzi Scam

    Rhode Island Investment Adviser Goes To Prison Over $21M Ponzi Scam
    ClearPath Wealth Management owner and president Patrick Churchville has been sentenced to seven years in prison for bilking investors in a $21M Ponzi scam. He also must pay restitution and perform 2,000 hours of community service. Churchville…
  • Mar 17

    Stifel Ordered to Pay Back Retired Couple More Than $100K For their Puerto Rico Bond Fraud Losse

    Stifel Ordered to Pay Back Retired Couple More Than $100K For their Puerto Rico Bond Fraud Losse
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) panel said that Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. (“Stifel”) must pay June and Perry Burns over $100K for losses they sustained from Puerto Rico bonds and oil and gas investments. The…
Rank this Week: 627

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4796

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?

    You May Know About Your Broker, But How Much Do You Know About Your Brokerage Firm?
    There is an interesting point in this week’s Wall Street Journal titled “Brokerage Files Don’t Give The Full Pictures,” which talks about the how brokerage firms and individual brokers are held to different standards,…
  • Mar 20

    Rhode Island Financial Advisor Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

    Rhode Island Financial Advisor Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme
    Patrick Churchville of Rhode Island has been accused of orchestrating a $21 million Ponzi scheme and was recently sentenced to 7 years in prison by a federal judge, according to an Investment News report. Mr. Churchville is the owner and…
  • Mar 2

    AARP Fraud Watch Network Publishes a New Study About Who Is Vulnerable To Elder Fraud

    AARP Fraud Watch Network Publishes a New Study About Who Is Vulnerable To Elder Fraud
    According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 17 percent of Americans 65 and older, have already been the victims of financial exploitation. A new study by the AARP Fraud Watch Network reveals that Americans who lose money to fraud…
Rank this Week: 2727

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 23

    CFPB previews 5-year review of mortgage rule

    CFPB previews 5-year review of mortgage rule
    Pavitra Bacon Dovetailing with President Trump’s recent Executive Order requiring a reduction in regulatory burden, on March 21, 2017, a CFPB official remarked at the American Bankers Association Government Relations Summit that the…
  • Mar 22

    Process vs. Outcomes Debated at Hearing on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure

    Process vs. Outcomes Debated at Hearing on Constitutionality of CFPB Structure
    Theodore R. Flo As we had indicated, on March 16, the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing entitled “The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s…
  • Mar 20

    More on Comptroller Curry’s remarks at LendIt USA conference

    More on Comptroller Curry’s remarks at LendIt USA conference
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a recent blog post, Alan Kaplinsky and Scott Pearson wrote about the remarks made by CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry at the LendIt USA conference in New York City earlier this…
Rank this Week: 3672

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/
  • Mar 23

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, age, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and several other specifically protected…
  • Mar 20

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule
    In a business dispute, a prevailing party is awarding damages awarded damages it can prove, typically awarded lost profits.  The “New Business Rule,” however, has traditionally including recovery of lost profits for…
  • Mar 19

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court
    The General Equity Part of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has the ability to grant “equitable” relief in addition to money damages, making it a desirable venue for business dispute. Where a New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 3664

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: 3600

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product
    Emboldened by its recent victory in SAP v. Diageo, SAP may become even more opportunistic when it comes to auditing its customers’ use of various SAP products. Now is the time for SAP customers to review their existing contracts with…
  • Mar 22

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account
    On April 1, 2017, the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary will become effective in the United States. The Convention will, as federal law of the U.S., apply to determine…
  • Mar 22

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay $1.6 million as part of a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit…
Rank this Week: 1681

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Mar 23

    The Conundrum Facing U

    The Conundrum Facing U
    What the Democrats in the Senate should do about Judge Gorsuch is truly a dilemma.  The failure to hold hearings on President Obama’s appointee Merrick Garland was unprecedented, even by a party – the Republicans here –…
  • Mar 16

    The Dangers of Essure Removal

    The Dangers of Essure Removal
    Essure is marketed as the only permanent birth control device that doesn’t require a surgery. But while implanting the device may be a short procedure that can be performed in the doctor’s office, women who decide to undergo…
  • Mar 8

    Total (Product) Recall

    Total (Product) Recall
    When researching a purchase, there are a lot of factors to consider. Did it get good reviews? Does it have all of the features you want? Is priced competitively? But as of late, one additional factor has become increasingly important: The…
Rank this Week: 3191

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Mar 22

    Congress Moving to Protect Doctors Who Abuse and Assault Children

    Congress Moving to Protect Doctors Who Abuse and Assault Children
    This is not the National Enquirer or some "fake news" outlet and we are not kidding. Next week, the U.S. House is voting on a bill - already voted out of the House Judiciary Committee - that will provide liability...
  • Mar 14

    The Obsessive Mr. Goodlatte

    The Obsessive Mr. Goodlatte
    The House Judiciary Committee is run these days by an obsessive man named Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Last month, he rammed through his committee five bills that together, strip away major legal rights from everyday Americans. See more here. He…
  • Mar 8

    HuffPo Repost: The Great Divide: Small Businesses, Lawsuits and Job

    HuffPo Repost: The Great Divide: Small Businesses, Lawsuits and Job
    A few years ago, I sat in on some bi-partisan focus groups run by a well-known polling firm. The topic had to do with people’s views about litigation. One exchange really stuck in my head. The moderator asked the group...
Rank this Week: 5120

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/
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
  • Mar 8

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.

    Credit denial due to your credit report? What to do next.
    If  your loan application has been turned down, or if your interest rate is higher than it should be, the first thing you should do is find out why. Under federal law, a lender is required to tell you certain things if it denied your…
Rank this Week: 3684

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection

    Citibank Ordered to Pay for Illegal Debt Sales and Collection
    Illegal debt sales and debt collection practices have landed Citibank in hot water with federal regulators. In two separate actions, regulators ordered the bank to fork over $16 million in consumer relief, pay $3 million to the government in…
  • Mar 1

    Democrats Must Own Bad Obama-Era Financial Policies If They Want to Win

    Democrats Must Own Bad Obama-Era Financial Policies If They Want to Win
    We are now slightly more than a month in to the Trump presidency, and Democrats are already gearing up for the next election, setting their sights on the next mid-term. However, if they want to prevail, they are first going to have to…
  • Feb 6

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Seeks to Oust Dem. Party Leader

    Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Seeks to Oust Dem. Party Leader
    Esteemed Miami foreclosure lawyer Bruce Jacobs has been given the go-ahead to proceed with his lawsuit that aims to oust the new Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel.  The lawsuit recently survived a motion to dismiss…
Rank this Week: 4172

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/
  • Mar 21

    9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Samsung’s Motion to Compel Arb. in Norcia v. Samsung

    9th Cir. Affirms Denial of Samsung’s Motion to Compel Arb. in Norcia v. Samsung
    In Norcia v. Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, et al., No. 14-16994 (9th Cir. Jan. 19, 2017) (slip op. available here), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a consumer in denying Samsung’s attempt to enforce an…
  • Mar 13

    Again, NLRB Strikes Arb Agreement Waiving Class Claims in Buy-Low Market v. Palacio

    Again, NLRB Strikes Arb Agreement Waiving Class Claims in Buy-Low Market v. Palacio
    In yet another decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continues to mount pressure on employers seeking to enforce arbitration agreements that contain class action waivers. On February 3, 2017, in Buy-Low Market,…
  • Mar 1

    After Spokeo: A Trend Toward State Court Remand

    After Spokeo: A Trend Toward State Court Remand
    In Medellin v. Ikea U.S.A .West, Inc., No. 15-55174 (9th Cir. Jan. 13, 2017) (slip op. available here), an unpublished ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently endorsed plaintiffs’ most recent strategy for avoiding Article…
Rank this Week: 3142

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?

    May I Communicate and Have Visitation with my Child During a Paternity Action?
    When a man is not named on a child’s birth certificate, a paternity action is needed to determine that the man is the child’s biological father and to establish his rights and responsibilities. A paternity action is the legal…
  • Mar 8

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?

    What are Mandatory Disclosures in a Divorce?
    In a divorce or family law case, people are often concerned that their former spouse or significant other will not be entirely straightforward with their financial information. Through a procedure called mandatory disclosure , the state…
  • Feb 13

    Can I Refuse Visitation if My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support?

    Can I Refuse Visitation if My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support?
    Dealing with a former spouse who is not paying their court-ordered share of child support can be an unfortunate hassle. Left with this financial and emotional burden, you may feel like you’ve made every attempt to collect but just…
Rank this Week: 3501

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Mar 20

    Common Cases Involving Mortgage Companie

    Common Cases Involving Mortgage Companie
    As you might expect, there are lots of homeowners who contact us with a problem with mortgage companies  When you have an industry in which a) the company you initially choose to work with is almost never the company you end up working…
  • Mar 2

    How Mortgage Servicers Who Violate The Law Is Like a Scary Movie

    How Mortgage Servicers Who Violate The Law Is Like a Scary Movie
    I’ve been reading some books on screenwriting. I’m not having a midlife crisis (yet), but what better way to learn how to better communicate the story of your case to a jury then to learn how to tell a story like a pro?…
  • Jan 31

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney
    Is Ditech Financial, formerly known as Green Tree Servicing, failing to accurately update the payments you’ve made on your mortgage? Are they charging you fees and penalties which are unfair? Are they reporting wrong information, such…
Rank this Week: 5073

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Shedding some light on BPA settlement

    Shedding some light on BPA settlement
    In our post last week, we outlined the terms of the first two published Proposition 65 BPA settlements, for polycarbonate drinkware. We explained that we don’t know if these settlement terms would become a standard…
  • Mar 19

    2017 marks first year all companies must provide UK Modern Slavery Act disclosure

    2017 marks first year all companies must provide UK Modern Slavery Act disclosure
    2017 marks the first year when all companies covered by the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 must publish a statement. Under section 54 of the Act – which is similar to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act –…
  • Mar 15

    Discount class action theories broaden in California

    Discount class action theories broaden in California
    The plaintiffs’ bar has a new angle on retailer discounting cases, which attack California retailers who discount merchandise by showing an “original” or “former” price next to a much lower, discounted price to…
Rank this Week: 1936

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 20

    The Secret Behind Shrinking Corned Beef

    The Secret Behind Shrinking Corned Beef
    Clara Peller, the feisty senior who famously questioned the lack of meat in Wendy’s competitors’ burgers, could well reprise her memorable line, “where’s the beef,” when it comes to corned beef. Cooks across the…
  • Mar 13

    Fake News Fakes Out Bing’s News Search

    Fake News Fakes Out Bing’s News Search
    MrConsumer searches through thousands of news stories each week to find the two or three dozen best ones to feature in Consumer World. To do this, he uses targeted searches of Google news and Bing news everyday. Unlike the regular searches of…
  • Mar 6

    Movie Candy — More Box Than Candy

    Movie Candy — More Box Than Candy
    Have you seen the price of movie candy lately? In Boston, AMC Theatres charges $3.99 to $4.49 for a box with just 3.5 to 5.5 ounces of candy inside. Yikes. These boxes have come under scrutiny lately because of several class action lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 666

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 3209

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: 3036

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 16

    DWT Releases Latest Health Care Breach Chart

    DWT Releases Latest Health Care Breach Chart
    Following the HITECH Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued regulations requiring HIPAA covered entities to provide certain notifications for breaches of unsecured protected health…
  • Mar 3

    New FCC Stays ISP Data Security Rules from Wheeler Era

    New FCC Stays ISP Data Security Rules from Wheeler Era
    On Wednesday, the Chairman Pai-led FCC adopted an Order granting a stay of the data security rules that were adopted as part of the Commission’s 2016 Privacy Order spearheaded by former FCC Chairman Wheeler. The stay will maintain the…
  • Feb 27

    New FCC Chairman Moves to Roll Back Privacy Rules for Internet Service Provider

    New FCC Chairman Moves to Roll Back Privacy Rules for Internet Service Provider
    Ever since the presidential election and the replacement of former Obama administration FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler with former Republican commissioner and now Chairman Ajit Pai, communications industry and privacy policy observers of all…
Rank this Week: 336

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 16

    Bankruptcy Lawyer NYC

    Bankruptcy Lawyer NYC
    Finding a bankruptcy lawyer isn’t a difficult task given the large number of practitioners offering debt relief services in New York City. But you have to stop for a moment and think, do you just want any attorney, or do you want…
  • Mar 14

    Merchant Cash Advance & Business Debt Lawyer

    Merchant Cash Advance & Business Debt Lawyer
    Nearly every day, our office received phone calls from business owners that are desperately looking for a solution to their small-business debts. Whether it be an MCA debt (Merchant Cash Advance), a business loan, a line-of-credit, or…
  • Feb 20

    Stephen Basedow presents Lawline CLE on Bankruptcy Ethic

    Stephen Basedow presents Lawline CLE on Bankruptcy Ethic
    New York, New York: On February 7th, 2017, Stephen Basedow and Michael Riela co-presented Ethical Rules and Pitfalls: What Every Bankruptcy Professional Needs to Know, a CLE program with Lawline. Broadcast live online and recorded at…
Rank this Week: 1882

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/
  • Mar 14

    Why is Antitrust Compliance Counseling and Training So Important?

    Why is Antitrust Compliance Counseling and Training So Important?
    If, like me, you have ever spoken to someone that faces criminal indictment by a federal grand jury following a Justice Department antitrust investigation, you know why antitrust compliance counseling and training is a big deal—you…
  • Feb 22

    What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?

    What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?
    Do you or your competitor have a monopoly in a particular market? If so, your conduct or their conduct might enter the territory of the Sherman Act—Section 2—called monopolization. If you are in Europe or other jurisdictions…
  • Feb 22

    What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?

    What Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws?
    Do you or your competitor have a monopoly in a particular market? If so, your conduct or their conduct might enter the territory of the Sherman Act—Section 2—called monopolization. If you are in Europe or other jurisdictions…
Rank this Week: 2440

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call
    Are you being harassed by debt collection calls?  I speak with a lot of Indiana consumers, and harassing debt collection calls are one of the things I hear about over and over again.  What many people don’t know is that it is…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
Rank this Week: 626

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
Rank this Week: 1136

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/
Rank this Week: 2731

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Feb 28

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?

    Competition for Nonbank Small-Dollar Lending?
    As long as nonbank small-dollar lending faces additional regulation and regulatory scrutiny, as we have previously discussed, the role of small-dollar loans made by traditional depository institutions should not be ignored. To date, bank and…
  • Feb 22

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending

    The Enduring Role of the States and Cities in Small-Dollar Lending
    As discussed in our previous post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a regulation that would impose numerous requirements regarding small-dollar lending. Unquestionably, that rule would be significant because it…
  • Feb 15

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?

    The CFPB and Small-Dollar Lending: Where Do We Go from Here?
    As political developments affecting the federal regulatory landscape continue, one key area that consumer financial services practitioners will want to monitor is the future of nonbank small-dollar lending regulation and enforcement. The…
Rank this Week: 1758

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)
     How to Buy a Used Car  TOP ELEVEN TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CARWith a big tip of the hat to our good friend, Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, CARS, has a great guide on how to buy a used car, with some…
  • Nov 11

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
  • May 26

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the 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…
Rank this Week: 269

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option

    Student Loan Discharged Despite Zero Monthly Payment Option
      The Eight Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (8th BAP) affirmed the discharge of a $27,000 of federal student loan debt despite the fact that the debtor, Sara Fern, was eligible to pay nothing in an Income Based Repayment (IBR) plan.…
  • Jan 13

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?
    Here is the advertisement spam in today’s inbox: Attorneys Get Started with Team India Published by Actuit India on 20th January 2008 Hire Bankruptcy Petition Preparation Services Since 2008 Actuit has a disciplined team of paralegals…
  • Jan 6

    Must a Debtor’s Attorney Personally Meet With The Client?

    Must a Debtor’s Attorney Personally Meet With The Client?
      UNLV law professor Nancy Rapoport asks a series of questions in her latest article published in www.ConsiderChapter 13.org. To what extent must a debtor’s attorney personally meet with the client prior to filing the petition on…
Rank this Week: 2464

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3404

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 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
  • Jan 27

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 2 (Frozen Bank Accounts)
    Exemption law has been at the forefront of this week's Facebook posts. New York's Exempt Income Protection Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, established procedures for releasing funds that are deemed exempt from the reach of…
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
Rank this Week: 2888

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 409

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: 2499

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 1743

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 4135

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1134

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top of the line debt collector defense

    Top of the line debt collector defense
    Client:  C Client Review:  Mr Taras & Mrs Tina are the best team to work on your debt collection defense! They kept me informed on the progress of my case and got the plaintiff to agree to a settlement and I don’t have to…
  • Jan 6

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you
    Client:  George Client Review:  Mr. Taras and Ms. Tina are so helpful, knowledgeable and will fight for your case as he did mine with a debt suit. They took my case at a flat rate. He does not nickel and dime you. He is pro active…
  • Oct 18

    Highly Recommend

    Highly Recommend
    Clients:  Joy and Wess Client Review:  Mr. Rudnitsky Was wonderful. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and courteousness. He fought very hard to get us a win and would not give up till he did! He did exactly what he…
Rank this Week: 4909

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/
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
Rank this Week: 5202

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

Covers illegal bill collection or debt collection. By Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A.

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter
    Moneytree, a payday lender, has been fined for deceptive advertising and collection letters.   Moneytree is alleged to have misled consumers with its online ads regarding charges to cash income tax-refund checks.  Some of the…
  • Apr 29

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
  • Jan 13

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
Rank this Week: 4427

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4258