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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 30

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge
    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm…
  • Oct 29

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
    OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oct 29

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data
    In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail…
Rank this Week: 24

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 27

    Lawsuit Against Nations Trucks Results in Justice for Client

    Lawsuit Against Nations Trucks Results in Justice for Client
    Car Dealer: Nations Truck & SUV Center (Nations Trucks) Car Dealer’s Location: Sanford, FL Car Dealer’s Law Firm: Killgore, Perlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A. Case Outcome: Client recovers money damages from Nations…
  • Oct 26

    CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Attorney Fee

    CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Attorney Fee
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: FIA Card Services, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy A Soffler, Esq., Jonathan M. Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina…
  • Oct 20

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy Soffler, Esq., Jonathan Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina Gayle,…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 101

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: 94

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 153

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 25

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element

    Smart Way to Attack your Creditor's Default Judgment: The "Sum Certain" Element
    Entering default judgments is big business in the court system. The vast majority of default judgments in credit-card lawsuits are entered by clerks without a judge's review. This mode of "ministerial" judgment entry by clerks is permissible…
  • Oct 24

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche

    Creditors may not seize foreign bank accounts through U.S. branche
    The New York Court of Appeals affirmed the state's "separate entity rule," a century-old law that prevents the seizure of foreign accounts through service of a restraining notice on a U.S. bank branch. Motorola Credit Corp. v. Uzan,[1] a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 225

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/
  • Oct 27

    Meal Break Class Certification Denied

    Meal Break Class Certification Denied
    A California appeals court refused last week to revive a putative class action that alleged the defendant employer had not given employees adequate meal breaks. See In re: Walgreen Company Overtime Cases, No. B230191 (Cal. Ct. App.…
  • Oct 18

    Federal Court Grants Defense Motion to Deny Class Certification

    Federal Court Grants Defense Motion to Deny Class Certification
    A federal court earlier this month denied class certification in a case involving allegedly defective Sonicare Diamond Clean and Healthy White powered toothbrushes.  Coe v. Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc., No. C13-518MJP (W.D. Wash.,…
  • Sep 27

    Federal Court Denies Class Certification in "Smart Meter" Case

    Federal Court Denies Class Certification in "Smart Meter" Case
    A Florida federal court recently denied class certification in a case alleging negligence against Honeywell  over its installation of smart electric meters at the homes of Florida Power & Light customers. See Cortes, et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 208

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: 300

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 27

    European Commission Takes Action Against JPMorgan, UBS, RBS & Credit Swiss for Cartel Conduct

    European Commission Takes Action Against JPMorgan, UBS, RBS & Credit Swiss for Cartel Conduct
    The European Commission has found that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), JPMorgan (JPM), UBS AG (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) engaged in cartel behavior. Except for RBS, which received immunity from having to pay any fines by disclosing the cartel…
  • Oct 23

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund

    SEC to Reject BlackRock Inc. Proposal for Nontransparent Exchange-Traded Fund
    In a preliminary ruling, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it expects to reject BlackRock Inc.’s (BLK) proposal to put out a nontransparent exchange-traded fund. BlackRock sought permission to sell the ETF from the…
Rank this Week: 571

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 31

    Here Come the Tourist

    Here Come the Tourist
    This week's Dealb%k is about foreign debtors that file under the US Code, which also just happens to be the subject of a recent paper that my co-author and I have posted online.
  • Oct 30

    A Filing Means What It Say

    A Filing Means What It Say
    Almost two weeks ago now, the Delaware Supreme Court handed down its decision over J.P. Morgan's mistaken termination statement in the General Motors bankruptcy. (Note to Google Chrome users like me -- the link may not work; try a…
  • Oct 27

    My Worlds Collide

    My Worlds Collide
    I am obsessively interested in two things -- bankruptcy and Formula One auto racing. I feed the first interest through this blog. The second interest is tended to by watching way, way too much Formula One on television. Indeed, the...
Rank this Week: 677

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 361

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: 573

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: 654

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • May 9

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue
    I previously wrote about Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times and his a great story on debt collection tactics. Jim's first paragraph tells the story of most people these days: "Hard economic times have helped push millions of Americans…
  • Apr 18

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?
    Question: I co-signed for a friend for a loan. She stopped making payments. I am now getting calls from the creditor. Am I responsible? A: Yes, you are responsible. The creditor can sue you for the full amount of the...
  • Apr 11

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
Rank this Week: 584

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: 353

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: 409

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3646

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 30

    CFPB’s Latest Supervisory Highlights Still Shows Some Deficiencies in Collection, Student Loan Servicing

    CFPB’s Latest Supervisory Highlights Still Shows Some Deficiencies in Collection, Student Loan Servicing
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe much anticipated fall issue of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Supervisory Highlights report…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Baits Collector to Violate FDCPA, Files Suit

    Consumer Baits Collector to Violate FDCPA, Files Suit
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsIf I did not read this opinion I never would have believed it. In one of the greatest examples of baiting a collector…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3686

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Oct 30

    Big Business, "Tort Reform," Money, and Judicial Elections - Scary Stuff

    Big Business, "Tort Reform," Money, and Judicial Elections - Scary Stuff
    With Halloween tomorrow, there’s a lot out there to be scared of. And here’s one more thing. A great article out this week in Mother Jones, discusses something we’ve been talking about, and scared of, for years… money…
  • Oct 29

    Huff Post Repost: Malpractice 'Caps' Treat Women, Children and Seniors as Second-Class Citizen

    Huff Post Repost: Malpractice 'Caps' Treat Women, Children and Seniors as Second-Class Citizen
    When an injured patient "wins" a medical malpractice case, where does the money go? Well, if he or she needs medical care, the money pays for that care, which the person did not need until they were hurt. In other...
  • Oct 27

    Huff Post Repost: How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone

    Huff Post Repost: How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone
    Ebola-infected Thomas Eric Duncan was misdiagnosed in an emergency room and sent home in Texas, a state where patient safety deteriorated significantly when hospital emergency rooms were immunized for negligence. Beloved comedian Joan Rivers…
Rank this Week: 4749

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 30

    What Can Your Friendly Antitrust Lawyer Do for You?

    What Can Your Friendly Antitrust Lawyer Do for You?
    Some lawyers focus on litigation. Other lawyers spend their time on transactions or mergers & acquisitions. Many lawyers offer some sort of legal counseling. And another group—often in Washington, DC or Brussels—spend their…
  • Oct 23

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?

    Is Insurance Really Exempt from the U.S. Antitrust Laws?
    In many instances, conduct involving the business of insurance is, indeed, exempt from antitrust liability. So why does insurance sometimes get a free pass? In 1945, Congress passed a law called The McCarran-Ferguson Act. Insurance, of…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2007

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: 2531

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Oct 29

    Federal Loan + Default= NO TAX REFUND CHECK!!

    Federal Loan + Default= NO TAX REFUND CHECK!!
    Every year millions of Americans file their tax returns and anticipate a refund. They make plans to spend the money and eagerly await its arrival. Unfortunately, those with defaulted federal student loans may never see a penny of their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1880

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Oct 29

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You

    Arbitration Clauses: Coming soon to a Online Customer Service Agreement near You
    Earlier this year, I wrote about the online storage company Dropbox adding an arbitration clause to its customer service agreement. It seems Dropbox is in very good company on the Internet these days. According to New York Times blog…
  • Oct 22

    Generic Drug Labeling: The Saga Continue

    Generic Drug Labeling: The Saga Continue
    Almost a year ago, I eagerly wrote about the FDA’s proposed rule that would permit generic drug manufacturers to unilaterally change the warnings on their product labels, effectively overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in…
  • Oct 6

    You Might Be Able to Avoid Forced Arbitration, Even in 2014

    You Might Be Able to Avoid Forced Arbitration, Even in 2014
    The Seventh Circuit has recently upheld litigants’ rights to pursue their claims in court rather than in arbitration in two cases: Druco Restaurants, Inc. v. Steak ‘n Shake Enterprises, Inc. et al., No. 13-3489, 2014 U.S. App.…
Rank this Week: 3169

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: 3012

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Government Protected Wall Street, Not Familie
    Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has been one of the very few voices in Washington that has consistently spoken out about systematic governmental failures in protecting average Americans. A Harvard professor and author, Warren ran the…
  • Oct 25

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat

    "Too Big to Jail": Wall Street Accountability Promises Fall Flat
    In May, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted that no bank - or bank executive - was too large or too powerful to be prosecuted if they engaged in criminal activity. No individual or company, he said, no matter how profitable, would be able…
  • Oct 20

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker

    The "Great Wage Slowdown" Has Hindered American Worker
    Despite recently-reported economic gains - including an unemployment rate that has dipped below 6 percent - one aspect that continues to trouble is wages. Paychecks have been stagnant, falling or only minutely increasing over the last 15…
Rank this Week: 3899

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Preparing for the Snowbird - the Unofficial State Bird of Florida

    Preparing for the Snowbird - the Unofficial State Bird of Florida
    By Laura Manning-HudsonLast winter was particularly brutal for many parts of the country, and it was among the coldest on record in large swaths of the Midwest. For South Florida however, the weather was as mild and beautiful as ever. TV…
  • Oct 17

    Palm Beach Condo & HOA Expo on October 15th

    Palm Beach Condo & HOA Expo on October 15th
    By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.On October 15th, the firm participated in the Palm Beach Condo and HOA Expo at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. It was a huge event attended by hundreds of…
  • Oct 2

    Guest Column by Helio De La Torre in Daily Business Review: Un-American Condo Termination Law Needs To Be Changed

    Guest Column by Helio De La Torre in Daily Business Review: Un-American Condo Termination Law Needs To Be Changed
    By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.Firm partner Helio De La Torre wrote a guest column that appeared in the Daily Business Review last Friday, September 26, calling for the Florida legislature to consider…
Rank this Week: 4900

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/
  • Oct 27

    What Does Chrysler Have To Hide?

    What Does Chrysler Have To Hide?
    The independent watchdog Public Justice has supplemented efforts of the Center for Auto Safety to find out just why Chrysler has throw a cloak of secrecy around allegations of defective components widely used in models across the brand. The…
  • Oct 21

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?

    Lifesaver or Lethal Weapon?
    When life-saving airbags contain hidden defects, they can become lethal weapons. That awful irony is the story behind several tragic deaths and many injuries believed to be caused by certain defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 844

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 932

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 27

    $99* to Europe Including Taxes?

    $99* to Europe Including Taxes?
     A new low-cost airline from Iceland called WOW air has just started advertising fares as low as $99 one way to Europe, including all taxes. (Earlier last week, one could book a trip from Boston to Copenhagen for $99. Now, all fares are…
  • Oct 20

    What’s Really in That Pet Food?

    What’s Really in That Pet Food?
     A professor at Chapman University in Calfornia just completed a study of the actual contents of dog and cat food with some shocking results. Of the 52 products tested, only 31 were labeled correctly. Of the about 20 that were…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2091

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 25

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved

    Oregon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy for Homeowners New and Improved
    The Oregon Bankruptcy Court’s recent ruling in In Re Watt requires a mortgage holder to accept title to a home surrendered in chapter 13 bankruptcy. Prior to In Re Watt, a borrower could surrender a home in Chapter 13…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4808

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!

    Does Your Bank Care When You Get Ripped Off? They Should!
    Where Can You Complain About a Car Dealer?Yesterday we gave you a list of places where you can complain if you end up with a lemon and your dealer won't help you, or if you get ripped off by a car dealer, what some folks call "car sales…
  • Oct 24

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)

    Who Ya Gonna Call? (when you want to complain about a car dealer)
    Who Ya Gonna Call?Angry car buyers who were ripped off by a car dealer or who end up with a lemon, often ask who they can write or call or email to complain about what happened to them. Often your complaint may be answered and your problem…
  • Oct 21

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"

    Tell-all Consumer Law Book Released - "Consumer Courage"
    Get it free. Use it to protect yourself.You have more legal rights than you know. And now there's a free book that tells you all about your legal rights as a consumer in the marketplace.There are a lot of consumer protection laws in every…
Rank this Week: 2346

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Oct 24

    Bank Account Screening Agencie

    Bank Account Screening Agencie
    When a consumer applies to open a new bank account, the bank employee takes down information about the consumer. 80% of banks send the information a bank account screening agency, usually either Chex Systems or Early Warning Services (owned…
  • Sep 15

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System

    What’s Wrong with the Credit Reporting System
      On September 10, 2014, the House of Representatives SubCommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit heard testimony on the current state of the consumer credit reporting system. Mr Stuart Pratt, who is with the industry…
  • Aug 8

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model

    Credit Scores May Rise with FICO’s New Scoring Model
    FICO, the creator of the most widely used credit scoring system, last week announced that  new version (FICO 9) available this fall will make changes beneficial to consumers. The new model will ignore previously paid collection items…
Rank this Week: 845

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: 1924

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4787

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3416

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
  • Oct 22

    GAO Issues Report, No Recommendations, on CPSC’s Ability to Address Emerging Risk

    GAO Issues Report, No Recommendations, on CPSC’s Ability to Address Emerging Risk
    The Government Accountability Office recently released a report on the “Challenges and Options for Responding to New and Emerging Risks.” Congress required GAO to undertake such a review as part of a 2014 appropriations bill.…
  • Aug 18

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction
    Two weeks since Elliot Kaye was sworn in as the 10th Chairman of the CPSC, he has started to indicate a direction for the CPSC that may move in a different direction in some respects than his predecessor, Acting Chair Bob Adler. In an…
  • Aug 6

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance
    The CPSC has announced a workshop on the electronic filing of certificates for regulated imported consumer products. The workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how the Commission may improve the current process…
Rank this Week: 2065

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    How to Vacate a Default Judgment

    How to Vacate a Default Judgment
    I recently met a client who first learned that she had been sued when she received a post card in the mail from the court indicating that a default judgment had been entered against her.  Frequently I meet clients who first learn of a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2069

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 21

    A Great Cause to Support

    A Great Cause to Support
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  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3061

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 21

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children

    IKEA Swing Falls Short of Expectations; Injures Children
    After IKEA  received various reports of children falling out of the GUNGGUNG swing and injuring themselves, it has recalled more than 2,000 swings in the US and 300 swings in Canada. The recall states that “IKEA urges customers who…
  • Oct 21

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk

    Transgender Inmate Fails To Prove Jail Ignored Sexual Assault Risk
    On December 7, 2012 D.B., a transgender inmate housed at Orange County Jail, filed a lawsuit against Orange County and Orange County Jail officials for the sexual assault she endured as a result of being housed with another inmate rather than…
  • Oct 21

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer

    New Litigation Blames Johnson’s Baby Powder for Causing Ovarian Cancer
    For over a hundred years, new moms have trusted Johnson & Johnson baby products to provide the purest and gentlest care for their newborn babies. In addition to being used by babies, Johnson’s Baby Powder has been used for…
Rank this Week: 2501

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: 3338

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4717

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: 3310

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: 840

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: 2328