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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

    Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rule

    Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rule
    Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy. Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool to track people through their…
  • Oct 17

    Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funder

    Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funder
    On Friday afternoon Kickstarter suspended the crowdfunding campaign for Anonabox, an initiative to sell a tiny, $45 router that would run all the user's online traffic over the anonymity network Tor. The post Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox…
  • Oct 16

    Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

    Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash
    The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users' desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn't ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it. The post Privacy Router…
Rank this Week: 21

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Oct 18

    Foreclosures Rising 1st Time in 3 Years, Says RealtyTrac. So, is that good or bad?

    Foreclosures Rising 1st Time in 3 Years, Says RealtyTrac. So, is that good or bad?
    We have to take steps to put an end to foreclosures caused by the meltdown… not slow them down with another bandage, but actually make a commitment to stop the bleeding. We have to come to realize what’s still happening to our…
  • Oct 17

    Bank of America: Lending Tight as Ever and Won’t Change Soon

    Bank of America: Lending Tight as Ever and Won’t Change Soon
    What compelled me to write after reading the Origination News article was that it told a story that I’ve longed to read for a long time… finally, the mortgage industry was taking over my job these last six years, by calling out…
  • Oct 15

    Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity

    Future SHOCK for Older Homeowners: You Won’t Get a HELOC, a Second, or Refi based on your Equity
    If you’re over 62, you have to ask yourself what you’d do in the event your income dropped or your expenses rose unexpectedly? You could tap your savings, but that's not something you want to do because spending your nest egg can…
Rank this Week: 115

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: 168

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 10

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I have requested the services of the Rudnitsky Law Firm multiple times now. Each time, the experience has been a positive one. Throughout the process for…
  • Oct 9

    Dismissal of Credit Card Lawsuit Filed By Portfolio Recovery Associate

    Dismissal of Credit Card Lawsuit Filed By Portfolio Recovery Associate
    Plaintiff: Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Pollack & Rosen, P.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Joseph F. Rosen, Esq. and Joel D. Lucoff, Esq. Case Outcome: Credit Card…
  • Oct 8

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns Glowing Review from Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns Glowing Review from Client
    Client:  LS Type of Case:  Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I am so pleased with the Rudnitsky Law office and services provided. I could not be any happier. I had a summons for a debt of $5000+ on a credit card that had…
Rank this Week: 289

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld despite constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 27

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge

    NYC regulation of process servers upheld against constitutional challenge
    Process servers will remain obligated to comply with Administrative City Code § 20, a New York City law that governs the licensing and behavioral conduct of process servers. This decision[1] appears in today's New York Law Journal and…
  • Aug 18

    Secondary Debt collectors Must Comply with Initial Notice Requirements, holds NY Federal Judge

    Secondary Debt collectors Must Comply with Initial Notice Requirements, holds NY Federal Judge
    An article[1] in Today's New York Law Journal discussed Tocco v. Real Time Resolutions[2] that decided an issue dividing the courts: whether subsequent debt collectors are obligated to comply with FDCPA § 1692g, a law that requires…
Rank this Week: 215

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

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

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

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

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

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

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

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 239

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 199

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?

    Landlord-Tenant Settlements: Is Everything on the Table?
    All New Jersey landlord-tenant cases have a mediation requirement. This means that the Landlord and the Tenant must, at least, try to resolve their dispute before the case goes before a judge. Mediation is a great opportunity to reach an…
  • Oct 16

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill

    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ill
    Landlords Beware: Residential Form Leases Do Not Cure All Ills The word "lease" is a fancy term for a simple agreement: The tenant agrees to pay rent and the landlord agrees to provide a habitable living space. Some leases are lengthy and…
  • Apr 12

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable

    Commercial Collections: The "Book Account" & Collection of Accounts Receivable
    Companies with on-going customer relationships often provide merchandise or services on regular basis. Invoices for services are sent to the customers while service continues. Ideally, each invoice is paid in full, but reality creeps in.…
Rank this Week: 678

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: 456

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION

    WAGES GARNISHED, ASSETS SEIZED - THE CURRENT FORECLOSURE SITUATION
    Many Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collection. Our own, Chip Park, is about to file a class action lawsuit against these debt collectors for violating fair debt…
  • Oct 13

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS

    HOMEOWNERS STEAMROLLED BY FLORIDA'S FORECLOSURE COURTS
    In a blockbuster article last month the Center for Public Integrity documented what foreclosure defense attorneys have known for years: there is little if any due process for homeowners in Florida's foreclosure courts. The foreclosure…
  • Aug 18

    FLORIDA FORECLOSURE: THE SITUATION REMAINS DIRE

    FLORIDA FORECLOSURE: THE SITUATION REMAINS DIRE
    While foreclosure activity is down across the country, including Florida, Florida still leads the nation in foreclosures. As Wallst.com recently published, one in 469 housing units is in foreclosure across Florida. If you are facing…
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Oct 6

    CFPB Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss in First Enforcement Action Against a Law Firm

    CFPB Files Opposition to Motion to Dismiss in First Enforcement Action Against a Law Firm
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIn response to Frederick J. Hanna & Associates’ Motion to Dismiss, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Sep 30

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Prior Express Consent Under TCPA, Reverses Mai

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies Prior Express Consent Under TCPA, Reverses Mai
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsWith its decision in Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC still leaving a bad taste in the collection industry’s mouth,…
  • Sep 24

    ‘Four-Second Review’ Decision Cited in Meaningful Involvement Class Action

    ‘Four-Second Review’ Decision Cited in Meaningful Involvement Class Action
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsFollowing on the heels of a June 30 decision finding that a New Jersey law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection…
Rank this Week: 697

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/
  • Sep 14

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed

    Watch out for Scam Bill Collectors Calling after a Bankruptcy is Filed
    I don't know if this is occurring to our Florida bankruptcy clients, but I imagine it is. The ABI I have a warning for you about scam bill collectors. Criminal gangs are posing as law enforcement officials. They are calling people and…
  • Aug 30

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company

    Stop Continued Calls by Mortgage Company
    Many of our Tampa Bay, Florida clients facing foreclosure want to speak with their mortgage company and reach some kind of agreement for a loan mod, deed in lieu, cash for keys or short sale. Many do not. They've been there and done that…
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
Rank this Week: 587

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Aug 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Estate Planning
    When planning for retirement, you may be focused on saving up the money you’ll need to live comfortably after you’ve left the workforce. And when planning your will and trust, the primary focus is probably making…
  • Jul 31

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now

    Bank Account Garnished? Here’s What To Do Now
    You’re checking out at the grocery store and the debit card is declined. That can’t be right, I just got paid yesterday, you think. You call your bank to find out what the problem is and they tell you that…
Rank this Week: 365

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 411

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 569

Lawsuit Loans

Lawsuit Loans

Published By Case Cash, LLC

http://www.lawsuitloansblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Lawsuit Funding Proce

    Lawsuit Funding Proce
    The lawsuit funding process is something that many clients are interested in and we hope to answer all of your questions about how lawsuit funding process works at Case Cash. This video explains Lawsuit Funding and the application process:
  • Oct 10

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?
    If you have been injured and have a personal injury lawsuit in California, Case Cash Lawsuit Funding can help you get a cash advance or lawsuit funding before your case settles. We are a nationwide company that aim to help plaintiffs get…
  • Sep 22

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance
    Lawsuit cash advance is a convenient and easy way to get cash if you have a pending lawsuit. Lawsuit funds can take time to process, as it involves data collection, information and data verification process. This process can take from couple…
Rank this Week: 501

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 466

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Oct 14

    Barclays to Pay $20M To Settle Libor Manipulation

    Barclays to Pay $20M To Settle Libor Manipulation
    Barclays PLC (BARC) has consented to pay $20 million to settle complaints over the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate benchmark. As part of the accord, the bank will cooperate with a group of Eurodollar-futures traders that…
  • Oct 11

    Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and 16 Other Banks Agree to Swaps Contract Modifications to Assist Failed Firm

    Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and 16 Other Banks Agree to Swaps Contract Modifications to Assist Failed Firm
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Credit Suisse (CS), and fourteen other big banks have agreed to changes that will be made to swaps contracts. The modifications are designed to assist in…
Rank this Week: 4448

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/
  • Oct 19

    Is a 36% Cap Radical?

    Is a 36% Cap Radical?
    I was pleased to see today’s New York Times editorial entitled “A Rate Cap for All Consumer Loans.” It created a very public description of an industry indiscretion involving loaning money to the military at over 36%. Those loans are...
  • Oct 14

    Unseal the Doomsday Book!

    Unseal the Doomsday Book!
    When I first heard about the NY Fed's Doomsday book, my initial thought was, "Wow, they've got a comprehensive survey of land titles, so MERS really isn't an issue!" Then I realized it was a Doomsday book, not a Domesday...
  • Oct 10

    Bankruptcy Filings Are Low, But Not Everywhere

    Bankruptcy Filings Are Low, But Not Everywhere
    Bankruptcy filings have dipped to their lowest rate since 1990, as previously blogged (ignoring anomalous statistical gyrations around the 2005 changes to the bankruptcy law). Over the past twelve months the bankruptcy filing rate per 1,000…
Rank this Week: 2319

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 2262

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/
  • Oct 16

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

    The US Supreme Court Hears Arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC
    The US Supreme Court does not review many antitrust cases. So when they do, it is kind of a big deal for antitrust attorneys around the world. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v.…
  • Oct 9

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?

    Can You Make Money From an Antitrust Hedge Fund?
    So here’s an idea. Let me know what you think: A hedge fund or other investment vehicle centered on antitrust analysis. I’ll explain. As you might know, I am an antitrust attorney. And I write a blog on antitrust and competition…
  • Oct 2

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement

    Classic Antitrust Cases: Leegin and Resale-Price Maintenance Agreement
    Some antitrust questions are easy: Is price-fixing among competitors a Sherman Act violation? Yes, of course it is. But there is one issue that is not only a common occurrence but also engenders great controversy among antitrust attorneys and…
Rank this Week: 1964

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Oct 16

    Hospital Infections - A New Coal Mine Canary

    Hospital Infections - A New Coal Mine Canary
    Does it really take a plague to get some attention around here? Nurses are on an understandable rampage about lax infection controls at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, which has now left two nurses fighting for their lives after having…
  • Oct 15

    Class Actions Provide First Class Relief!

    Class Actions Provide First Class Relief!
    Today, the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School released a brand new study, “First Class Relief: How Class Actions Benefit Those Who Are Injured, Defrauded and Violated.” The study is a compilation of more…
  • Oct 9

    It’s “Do Something” Week on Forced Arbitration

    It’s “Do Something” Week on Forced Arbitration
    If you’ve been following ThePopTort lately, you know that forced arbitration clauses have been showing up everywhere since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed them to in 2011 and again in 2013. Do any of these companies ring a bell?…
Rank this Week: 4746

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 16

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovator

    CFPB Proposes No-Action Letter Policy for Innovator
    Heather S. Klein The CFPB published for comment in today’s Federal Register a proposed policy on issuing “no-action” letters for innovative financial products or services.  Like those issued by the SEC and CFTC,…
  • Oct 14

    CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule

    CFPB Proposes Changes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule
    Marc Patterson The CFPB has issued two proposed changes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule (Final Rule) that will be effective for applications received on or after August 1, 2015: (1) an adjustment to the timing requirement for…
  • Oct 10

    CFPB Continues Focus on Latino Community

    CFPB Continues Focus on Latino Community
    Kim Phan The CFPB and the FTC have announced that the agencies will host a joint roundtable entitled, “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” on October 23, 2014. The roundtable will examine how debt collection and credit…
Rank this Week: 3651

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: 1928

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
  • Oct 14

    Revoke the Big Banksters' License to Steal: Sign the Petition!

    Revoke the Big Banksters' License to Steal: Sign the Petition!
    America’s biggest banks have a secret weapon, and they’re probably already using it against you. It’s called a “forced arbitration” clause. Buried in the fine print of every customer’s contract, these…
  • Oct 6

    More on "Lost in the Fine Print"

    More on "Lost in the Fine Print"
    Dear Friend:In our democracy, the courts hold out the promise of safeguarding everyone, regardless of wealth and power. But that fundamental promise of equal justice under law is facing a severe threat.That threat is the topic of a powerful…
  • Oct 6

    Speaking of forced arbitration: "Lost in the Fine Print" exposes the problem

    Speaking of forced arbitration: "Lost in the Fine Print" exposes the problem
    Fantastic New Documentary Lost in the Fine Print -- Alliance for Justice goes after forced arbitrationHere’s a link to the film, and to a blog post describing it.  I think this is a really magnificent step forward in our…
Rank this Week: 3072

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3015

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    Car Dealer Fluffing Can Kill Your Credit

    Car Dealer Fluffing Can Kill Your Credit
    This is an open letter to the Miami Valley motor vehicle dealership employee who sent us the anonymous letter that is attached.Yes, we are aware that there are some dealers in Ohio who apparently have been engaged in some deceptive,…
  • Oct 6

    30 Million GM Vehicles Recalled in 2014, And Still Counting

    30 Million GM Vehicles Recalled in 2014, And Still Counting
    Without a doubt, GM is the King of Recalls for 2014. And with 3 more months still to go, CNN says that there are over a million GM vehicles on the road whose recall has yet to be performed.Two days ago GM announced the recall of Pontiac G8…
  • Sep 26

    Give Them Back Their Rights, Court of Appeals Say

    Give Them Back Their Rights, Court of Appeals Say
    Arbitration sucks, we've said it before and we'll say it again. Arbitration sucks. But whatever you think about it, in Ohio a binding mandatory arbitration clause can not be used to take away a consumer's rights under Ohio's Udap law,…
Rank this Week: 2350

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Oct 13

    What Would You Give Up in Exchange for Free Wi-Fi?

    What Would You Give Up in Exchange for Free Wi-Fi?
     When you are offered free Wi-Fi in a public area, you usually have to agree to some terms and conditions statement. Most people don’t read them, and simply scroll past the fine print to the “ok” or “I…
  • Oct 6

    CVS to Pay $225K for Misleading Packaging

    CVS to Pay $225K for Misleading Packaging
      Some people call it over-packaging, slack-fill, or deceptive packaging. No matter what the name, it describes a product’s packaging that is deliberately designed to make the contents seem greater than they really are. Last week,…
  • Sep 29

    FTC Warns Sellers to Make Disclosures “Clear and Conspicuous”

    FTC Warns Sellers to Make Disclosures “Clear and Conspicuous”
     For the past two weeks MrConsumer has been ranting about retailers that don’t disclose key information in their ads in a “clear and conspicuous” manner. Last Tuesday, the FTC must have heard his yelling and screaming,…
Rank this Week: 2095

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/
  • Oct 12

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score

    Bankruptcy and Credit Score
    Oregon bankruptcy filers with bottom of the barrel credit scores might find that the quickest and easiest way to increase their credit scores in the wake of a bankruptcy filing is to become an authorized user on a family member’s credit…
  • Oct 11

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Misunderstood
    When  I meet with Oregon debtors for the first time in our Portland and Salem offices, I cannot help but notice that many of them are concerned that they will not qualify for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. For many of them, the worry is that they…
  • Oct 8

    Six Bankruptcy Mistakes for Oregon Debtors to Avoid

    Six Bankruptcy Mistakes for Oregon Debtors to Avoid
    The federal bankruptcy laws promise a fresh financial start for the honest but unfortunate Oregon debtor.  Any Oregon consumer considering bankruptcy should take care to avoid making any of the following mistakes. Mistake #1: Incurring…
Rank this Week: 4718

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4697

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
  • Aug 15

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?

    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges?
    Woodward Dream Cruise Criminal Charges? The rumble of engines can be heard on Woodward Avenue as car collectors are gearing up for the Annual Woodward Dream Cruise. The official event will be held on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 but hundreds…
Rank this Week: 4771

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Oct 8

    Is It Possible To Eliminate Student Loans Without Filing For Bankruptcy?

    Is It Possible To Eliminate Student Loans Without Filing For Bankruptcy?
      ABSOLUTELY!!!!! It is possible to discharge a student loan through bankruptcy. However, many will not be successful when attempting to prove to a bankruptcy court that repaying their student loans would cause them undue hardship.…
  • Sep 15

    Income Based Repayment Plan- Are you paying more each month than is required?

    Income Based Repayment Plan- Are you paying more each month than is required?
    The Income Based Repayment Plan (IBR) has helped many federal borrowers avoid defaulting on their student loans. Unfortunately, sometimes borrowers pay more than is required because they don’t understand the rules/regulations behind the…
  • Aug 20

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Am I Paying Under the Right Repayment Plan?

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Am I Paying Under the Right Repayment Plan?
    It is possible for a borrower to be employed by a qualifying employer, have eligible loans, and yet not be on the path towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). A borrower with a loan made under the Direct Loan Program… Continue…
Rank this Week: 1884

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Oct 6

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage

    Parents of a Toddler Who Fell to His Death at Staples Center Are Allowed to Seek Punitive Damage
    Last Friday, a judge ruled that the parents of a two year old boy who fell to who his death at Staples Center can seek punitive damages in their wrongful death lawsuit against L.A. Arena Co. and L.A. Arena Funding. On November 21, 2010, two…
  • Sep 24

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy

    Lewis County Jail Sued For Outdated “Post Card Only” Policy
    On April 11, 2014, Prisoner Legal News (PLN), a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed a lawsuit against Lewis County of the State of Washington and several of its employees directly involved in the operation of Lewis County…
  • Sep 24

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death

    Faulty Ignition Switch in GM Vehicles Causes 19 Death
    General Motors agrees to set up a victim’s compensation fund to pay for 19 deaths caused by faulty ignition switches in their vehicles. The estimate of deaths due to ignition switch problems originally stood at 13, but has recently…
Rank this Week: 2486

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
Rank this Week: 3183

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 4

    Homeowners May Sue Banks for Denial of Loan Modification

    Homeowners May Sue Banks for Denial of Loan Modification
      The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a homeowner has a private right of action to sue their mortgage lender when the bank fails to properly process the application.  Topchain v JPMorgan Chase, No. 13-2128 (8th Cir.…
  • Sep 22

    No Money Down Chapter 7

    No Money Down Chapter 7
    It costs a lot of money to go broke, literally.  Chapter 7 fees vary from case to case, but the average case filed in Nebraska ranges from $1,200 to $1,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the attorney hired.  Clients…
  • Aug 29

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair

    Welcome to the Bankruptcy Electric Chair
    Charlie was a bad man.  With his aggressive personality he intimidated and threatened others if they didn’t give into what he demanded.  He grew rich on the work of others and reminded everyone that without him they were…
Rank this Week: 2074

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2548

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    "Relief" Of National Mortgage Settlement a Farce

    "Relief" Of National Mortgage Settlement a Farce
    The American public has been made to believe that banks would be made to pay for at least part their misdeeds related to mortgage servicing and trading prior to and in the wake of the national housing bubble burst. That's what the whole…
  • Sep 27

    Middle Class Bears Greatest Burden of Economic Risk

    Middle Class Bears Greatest Burden of Economic Risk
    If there was ever a need for more proof of the gap between America's wealthiest and the rest of us, look no further than the recent bankruptcy of the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. On one hand, there is billionaire Donald…
  • Sep 24

    Florida Foreclosure Decisions Skewed Toward Bank

    Florida Foreclosure Decisions Skewed Toward Bank
    The Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board voiced strong condemnation of Florida's newest "foreclosure rocket docket," part of the state's effort to plow through a backlog of cases in the wake of the housing crisis. The problem was highlighted in a…
Rank this Week: 3956

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/
  • Sep 29

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?

    Can a Debt Collector Restrain My Entire Bank Account? What Assets Are Exempt from a Bank Restraint?
    By Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen by a debt collector who was awarded a judgment against you in a lawsuit on an old debt.  You just got paid and you need that…
  • Sep 24

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?

    What’s The Difference Between A Loan Servicer And A Debt Collector?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA for short) regulates the collection of consumer debts by third party debt collectors.  The FDCPA precludes debt collectors from…
  • Sep 22

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York

    What To Do When a Debt Collector Freezes a Joint Bank Account In New York
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: In New York, the quickest way for a debt collector to collect on a judgment is with a frozen or “restrained” bank account.  Often, a consumer doesn’t even know he or she has been sued…
Rank this Week: 3099

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

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

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble

    Not Quite Investments: Binary Options Are Purely A Gamble
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The Ohio Division of Securities recently initiated an administrative action against an online binary options platform operating from the United Kingdom. The Division alleges that Vault…
  • Jul 28

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!

    VARIABLE LIFE INSURANCE ALERT!
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss The lawyers of stockmarketloss.com, a practice group of Cleveland, OH law firm Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLC, are receiving a growing number of inquiries from victims of variable…
  • Jul 24

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?

    Why Do Variable Life Insurance Policies Fail?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Purchasers of Variable Life and Variable Universal Life Insurance Policies often don’t understand that the values of the sub-account investments determine the sustainability of the…
Rank this Week: 3318

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/
  • Sep 20

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama

    Complete 24 minute video on your 5 options when sued by debt collector in Alabama
    You can now watch the above video which gives you the complete overview and discussion of the 5 options you have when you are sued by any debt collector or debt buyer in Alabama including Cavalry, LVNV Funding, Midland Funding, Portfolio…
  • Aug 20

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to settle the case
    Hiring a lawyer to settle the case is a valid option. The objective here is to resolve the case and to get the best deal possible, including getting rid of any credit reporting by the debt collector who sued you. By way of reminder, the…
  • Aug 17

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case

    Video: 5 options when sued by collector in Alabama -- Hire lawyer to fight the case
    Hiring a lawyer to fight the case is a valid option. The objective here is to win the case so you owe the debt buyer nothing and you may be entitled to sue the debt collector for filing a bogus suit against you. By way of reminder, the…
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • Sep 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
    On Thursday, September 18, I attended a field hearing the CFPB held in Indianapolis on auto finance. I also was invited to a private community roundtable meeting with Director Cordray prior to the hearing. I must say that I was extremely…
  • Aug 20

    Debt Buyers and Debt Collection

    Debt Buyers and Debt Collection
    I just read an article called "Paper Boys - Inside the Dark, Labryinthine, and Extremely Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection" by Jake Halpern in the New York Times Magazine. If you have half an hour and are interested in learning…
  • Jul 19

    Uptime Systems Review

    Uptime Systems Review
    I am a consumer lawyer. I recently decided to move my practice to the cloud from my local server. Because I am an AbacusLaw user, there was one logical choice: Uptime Systems. Uptime Systems had a relationship with AbacusLaw and together…
Rank this Week: 2362

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Sep 19

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny

    Non-Bank Automotive Lenders May Face New Federal Scrutiny
    In a proposal released this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it intends to exercise increased scrutiny over non-bank auto finance companies that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 auto loans or leases per year. There…
  • Sep 17

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi

    Car Buying Tips You Don't Want to Mi
    If you dread - absolutely dread - buying a car, you are not alone. A reported 83% of Americans loathe the process of dealing with a car salesman. You would rather go to the dentist, handle a job interview, or sit through dinner with the…
  • Sep 12

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Green Light For Arbitration Survey
    One of the troubling things about forced arbitration is that most people know nothing about it. The problem is, what you don't know can hurt you. The participants in arbitration are often sworn to secrecy. No wonder most people are in the…
Rank this Week: 1045

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4507

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Malecki Law is Investigating Possible Claims Against Craig Scott Capital

    Malecki Law is Investigating Possible Claims Against Craig Scott Capital
    Malecki Law is investigating possible claims against Craig Scott Capital, based in Long Island, NY. According to FINRA BrokerCheck, some customers of the firm have recently filed arbitrations related to the conduct of the firm's brokers…
  • Sep 12

    SEC Charges Robare Group with Fraud For Failing to Disclose Fee Arrangement with Broker-Dealer

    SEC Charges Robare Group with Fraud For Failing to Disclose Fee Arrangement with Broker-Dealer
    How do you know your investment adviser is solely acting in your best interest? Sadly, even when it comes to picking mutual funds, your investment adviser may still only be thinking of himself or herself. Take for example the allegations in…
  • Aug 15

    Are Some Customers Paying Too Much In Fees? The SEC Cracks Down on Linkbroker

    Are Some Customers Paying Too Much In Fees? The SEC Cracks Down on Linkbroker
    "Is my stockbroker charging me too much in commissions and fees?" This is a common question many investors frequently have. Unfortunately, all too often, the answer to this question is "Yes." In fact, just yesterday, the SEC announced…
Rank this Week: 3127