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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 118

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 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Aug 15

    Ex-Goldman Sachs Trader to Pay $400K Fine to Settle RMBS Fraud Case

    Ex-Goldman Sachs Trader to Pay $400K Fine to Settle RMBS Fraud Case
    Edwin Chin, an ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) senior trader, will pay $400K to resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing him of misleading the bank’s customers when he sold them residential mortgage-backed…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 207

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cthulhu the functional?

    Cthulhu the functional?
    Jake Linford has recently expounded in detail about the descriptive or even functional characteristics of certain sounds, making certain "coined" words more useful in marketing.  Here's a great example from Michael Saler, As If: Modern…
  • Aug 18

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name

    Fashion weak: fashion show fails to enjoin New York Fashion Week name
    Fashion Week, Inc. v. Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., 2016 WL 4367990, No. 16-cv-5079 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2016)FWI sued CFDA for trademark dilution, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark infringement…
  • Aug 18

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life

    Cookie crumbles: court refuses to dismiss (c) claim based on facts of plaintiff's life
    Eggleston v. Daniels, No. 15-11893, 2016 WL 4363013 (E.D. Mich. Aug. 16, 2016)Sophia Eggleston alleged that her self-characterization in her 2009 memoir The Hidden Hand was the uncredited inspiration for the character Loretha…
Rank this Week: 328

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 310

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 392

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 18

    Pew’s issue brief in support of the CFPB’s proposed arbitration rule: a flawed presentation

    Pew’s issue brief in support of the CFPB’s proposed arbitration rule: a flawed presentation
    Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin The Pew Charitable Trusts has released an issue brief, “Consumers Want the Right to Resolve Bank Disputes in Court,” in which it urges the CFPB to “expeditiously finalize” its…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council to meet Sept. 1

    CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council to meet Sept. 1
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that a meeting of its Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) will be held on September 1, 2016. The notice indicates that the CUAC will discuss youth…
  • Aug 16

    GAO issues report on CFPB SBREFA panel

    GAO issues report on CFPB SBREFA panel
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the CFPB’s use of Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) panels in its rulemaking process.  The report, “Observations from…
Rank this Week: 671

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 1

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer
    Buh-bye for now! The news has been full of “forced arbitration” stories lately. This is an issue with solidly mind-numbing potential, so that’s really saying something. What’s more, these stories almost all leave the…
  • Jul 28

    Gunning for Court

    Gunning for Court
    A few years ago, we wrote about a New York Times story based entirely on “previously undisclosed depositions – some marked ‘confidential’- from decades-old lawsuits against gun manufacturers for contributing to gun…
  • Jul 19

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett
    Wasn’t it just yesterday (or 10 months ago) that we received this “confidential memo” from the Volkswagen diesel cheating crisis management team? It noted, in part: This week, ALEC officially launched a web site about what…
Rank this Week: 391

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 498

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: 659

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
Rank this Week: 499

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: 450

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 350

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

Covers injury, consumer, employment and class action issues in Oregon. By David Paul and David Sugerman.

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

    Signing off
    The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a…
  • Dec 30

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case
    Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq.  The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ…
  • Dec 13

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 636

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Focused on medical malpractice, specifically in the Podiatric field. By Michael A. Quinn.

http://www.podiatrymalpracticeblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)
     A Grifton podiatrist was sentenced to probation and a fine for a drug charge. Dr. Paul Joseph Civatte, 52, was given a sentence of 12 months of probation and a  fine for a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The case dated…
  • Apr 7

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)
    Dr. Dave Dai Quang Pham, a St. Louis podiatrist, is accused of trying to exchange prescription drugs for sex. The St. Francois County Prosecutor charged 49-year-old Dr. Pham with possession of a controlled substance with intent to…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)
    A St. Louis, Missouri podiatrist has plead guilty to obstructing a federal audit when she provided the Medicare program with a false and backdated treatment record, U.S.  said Thursday.
Rank this Week: 536

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy

    Riding Through the Chapter 7 Backdoor: A Story of Car Loans in Bankruptcy
    There is a lot of chatter going on among Nebraska bankruptcy attorneys about reports of court hearings where debtors are being told they can keep a car even if they choose not to reaffirm the car loan as long as payments are kept current.…
  • Aug 9

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign

    Bankruptcy Attorney Sanctioned for Using DocuSign
    A bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of California sanctioned attorney Pauldeep Bains for filing a bankruptcy petition signed with digital signatures.  (See In re Mayfield, Case #16-22134). The attorney sent completed…
  • Jul 15

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case

    Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case
    Nebraska is the 16th biggest state in the USA, but we rank 43rd in population density.  In fact, Nebraska has more cows than people by a ratio of 3 to 1. Bankruptcy is a specialized area of laws these days, especially after…
Rank this Week: 748

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 2430

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3735

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 680

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

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

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2988

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    FINRA Fines UBS Financial Services, Inc. $250,000 For Mutual Fund Supervisory Failure

    FINRA Fines UBS Financial Services, Inc. $250,000 For Mutual Fund Supervisory Failure
    Generally speaking, it’s usually not a good thing when when a company is fined for similar conduct multiple times. Just this month, UBS Financial Services, Inc. submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent No. 2013038351701…
  • Aug 17

    FINRA Suspends Broker Joseph L. Bess, II for Mismarking Order Ticket

    FINRA Suspends Broker Joseph L. Bess, II for Mismarking Order Ticket
    The securities attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from customers who have complaints against Joseph L. Bess, II.  Mr. Bess was recently registered to sell securities with Waddell & Reed, in Edmond, Oklahoma, From…
  • Aug 16

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Paul G. Liebezeit

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Paul G. Liebezeit
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Paul G. Liebezeit.  Mr. Liebezeit is currently registered to sell securities with Purshe Kaplan Sterling…
Rank this Week: 3146

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Aug 18

    Keep the Sun Shining In

    Keep the Sun Shining In
    Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers…
  • Aug 9

    The Rising Cost of Privacy

    The Rising Cost of Privacy
    A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting…
  • Aug 2

    A Generation Stalled

    A Generation Stalled
    42 million students.  1.3 trillion in debt.  The student debt burden in America, broadly quantified. While student loans are vital to provide access to higher education, the debt also shapes the financial reality of newly-minted…
Rank this Week: 3197

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: 4516

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/
  • Aug 17

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?
    I just watched yet another attorney’s video from 2013 about how student loans are hardly ever discharged in a bankruptcy unless you are extremely ill.  The ending quote about student loans was “you’re stuck with…
  • Aug 15

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)
    Useful information can be obtained from the Consent Orders relating to improper debt collection activities obtained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Recent orders applicable to Fred Hanna, Encore Capital Group, Inc., Midland…
  • Aug 10

    Taxes and Bankruptcy – 2 Not so Fun Topic

    Taxes and Bankruptcy – 2 Not so Fun Topic
    Can My Tax Debt be Discharged in Bankruptcy? None of us want to file bankruptcy, but life happens. During the last several years, bankruptcy filings have reached an all-time high. Consumer debt and tax problems usually go hand in hand. The…
Rank this Week: 3042

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/
  • Aug 16

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?
    TCPA Cases Post-Spokeo: Federal courts weigh plaintiffs’ alleged harms under the TCPA in light of Spokeo v. Robins, with some beginning to find injury-in-fact to sue for unwanted calls and texts – while one rules that…
  • Aug 15

    It’s Not the Olympics, but OCR Sets New HIPAA Settlement Record

    It’s Not the Olympics, but OCR Sets New HIPAA Settlement Record
    Athletes at the Rio Olympics aren’t the only ones setting records this year.  Hoping to send a “strong message” about the importance of safeguarding electronic protected health information (PHI) and conducting mandated…
  • Aug 11

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What You Need to Know Before You Register

    EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: What You Need to Know Before You Register
    Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:00 PM Webinar After nine months of uncertainty following the invalidation of the Safe Harbor, there is once again a flexible way to transfer personal data from Europe to the U.S.  The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield…
Rank this Week: 2476

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 16

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney
    Injuries caused by a pit bull attack can be devastating. Tragically, sometimes these animal attacks are so awful that the victim succumbs to his or her injuries. And, in nearly all of these cases, the attack was preventable. All too often,…
  • Aug 9

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit
    Directv is one of America’s largest satellite cable providers. It sells subscriptions for its services to millions of Americans. Most customers receive these services by a residential subscription for their home. However, it is also…
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 4934

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/
  • Aug 15

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu

    Uber Helps Me Revise My Contracts Syllabu
    I've been meaning to post about this recent decision, by Judge Rakoff in the Southern District of New York, denying motions by Uber and its CEO Travis Kalanick to compel arbitration of a class action lawsuit. More coverage here (Bloomberg)...
  • Aug 13

    Clawing Back Tuition Payment

    Clawing Back Tuition Payment
    Are tuition payments for an adult child's education, while the parents are insolvent, constructively fraudulent? As the WSJ reported this week, Bankruptcy Judge Hoffman (D. Mass.) recently held that they are not. But other courts have…
  • Aug 11

    Conference and Call for Papers: Consumer Protection and Economic Development, 25 Years of the International Association of Consumer Law

    Conference and Call for Papers: Consumer Protection and Economic Development, 25 Years of the International Association of Consumer Law
    A Conference celebrating the 25th year of International Association FO Consumer law will be held July 16 to 19, in Porto Alegre (UFRGS), Brazil. The The purpose of the Conference is to provide a forum where leading international scholars,…
Rank this Week: 2150

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 15

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout
    The latest gimmick to get shoppers to buy furniture during the summer doldrums comes from Bernie & Phyl’s, a small Massachusetts furniture chain. They are offering to refund the price of all furniture you buy until August 22 if the…
  • Aug 8

    Comcast’s Inside Wiring Plan Excludes Most Inside Wiring!

    Comcast’s Inside Wiring Plan Excludes Most Inside Wiring!
    One of the ways that telephone and cable companies try to make extra money is to pitch inside wiring plans to their customers. For about $5 a month, these plans typically promise to fix the cable or telephone wire in your home or apartment…
  • Aug 1

    Getting a Price Match is Like Pulling Teeth

    Getting a Price Match is Like Pulling Teeth
    Office Depot/Office Max had a crazy low price ($1) last week on the gel pens that MrConsumer loves. But since he lives right across the street from Staples, he decided to pick them up there and get Staples to match the price. Staples only had…
Rank this Week: 2205

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: 3158

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/
  • Aug 13

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?
    Can a Debt Buyer Really Sue Me? This question is a natural question when you have been sued by some debt buyer such as LVNV, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc. First off, it is completely legal to buy debt Companies are allowed to…
  • Aug 12

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena
    Subpoenas are a type of discovery where we can get information and documents from non parties -- people or companies who are not in the lawsuit. The other types of discovery we have discussed so far -- initial disclosures, interrogatories,…
  • Aug 11

    What is a Default Judgment?

    What is a Default Judgment?
    A default judgment is what we get if we don't respond to a lawsuit within the time limit we are given. If we were sued in Small Claims or District Court, then we have 14 days from the time we were served to respond. If we were sued in…
Rank this Week: 1108

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Stop collection harassment with the FDCPA

    Stop collection harassment with the FDCPA
    The best way to stop collection harassment is to know and enforce your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is a powerful federal law that regulates what debt collectors can and can’t do when collecting debts.…
  • Jul 27

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.

    Debt collection judgment? What you need to know.
    A debt collection judgment is a court order that you owe the creditor money. The judgment is the final decision in a collection lawsuit. It gives the debt collector the power to garnish your bank account and wages. It has a…
  • Jul 25

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.

    Debt buyer lawsuit: What you need to know.
    A debt buyer lawsuit is a collection lawsuit brought by a company that bought the debt after it went into default. It’s a completely different animal than a collection lawsuit brought directly by the original creditor. What is a debt…
Rank this Week: 2823

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/
  • Aug 9

    Sued By Metro Portfolios Inc In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Metro Portfolios Inc In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Metro Portfolio Inc. is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS METRO PORTFOLIO INC.?: Metro Portfolio Inc. is an infamous “debt buyer”,…
  • Aug 8

    Sued By Platinum Recovery Services In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Platinum Recovery Services In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Platinum Recovery Services, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS PLATINUM RECOVERY SERVICES, LLC?: Platinum Recovery Services, LLC is an…
  • Jul 25

    Sued By East Coast Funding Group, Inc. In New York?

    Sued By East Coast Funding Group, Inc. In New York?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  East Coast Funding Group, Inc is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS CYPRESS FINANCIAL RECOVERIES, LLC?: East Coast Funding Group is a... The post…
Rank this Week: 3121

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/
  • Aug 2

    Attorney Tom McAvity – July 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – July 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Hello, everyone. Tom McAvity, I’m messing it up. Last time I did so fine. Tom: That’s it. No, you nailed it. You nailed it. Katherine: Say it again. You say it and then I’m going to say it right after you. Tom:…
  • Jun 3

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

    Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You’re going to help me with your name. We’re going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I’ll try. I’ll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy.…
  • Mar 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
Rank this Week: 4949

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector

    Good News for Consumers–the CFPB’s Proposed New Rules for Debt Collector
    There is good news for the 70 million U.S. consumers who are behind in their bills and being pursued by a debt collector. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules that apply to the debt collectors that collect…
  • Jul 12

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer

    New Reporting by Collection Agencies & Debt Buyer
    Effective last month, collection agencies and debt buyers that report information to the credit bureaus must report the name of the original creditor and may not report debt that did not arise from a contract or agreement to pay, which…
  • Jun 7

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination

    Credit Scores Perpetuate Past Discrimination
    A report by the National Consumer Law Center entitled Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics “Bake In” and Perpetuate Past Discrimination shows how past discrimination perpetuates low credit scores. Credit…
Rank this Week: 1107

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 21

    Unifund CCR Case Dismissed for Failure to Timely Serve Summon

    Unifund CCR Case Dismissed for Failure to Timely Serve Summon
    Related to the issue in our last blog post, we caused the dismissal of a $14,000 case on the grounds that the plaintiff, Unifund, CCR, LLC, waited too long to properly serve our client. Almost a year after the action was filed, Unifund,…
  • Jun 24

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint

    The Clock Ticks for Plaintiffs to Serve a Summons and Complaint
    To be held valid, service of the summons and complaint must be made within 120 days of commencement of the action.[1] If service is not made within that time the court may entertain two options: 1) Dismiss the action without prejudice…
  • Jun 24

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!

    Served Improperly with a Summons and Complaint? Move to Dismiss within 60 Days!
    New York law is strict when it comes to preserving — and acting upon — a defense grounded on improper service. In a nutshell, and subject to other rules (which I invite you to contact me about), valid service of a summons on an…
Rank this Week: 2699

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

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

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 1464

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jul 14

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Put as simply as possible, a Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which funds contributed by new investors are used to pay purported “returns” or “profits” to…
  • Jun 29

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Although FINFA received 51 recommendations from a task force designed to improve the arbitration process, it recently announced only a few modest changes to the system. The number of…
  • Jun 29

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss New FINRA rules regarding nontraded REITs have some advisors crying off this investment. The rule requires advisers to report the actual value of those investments – less…
Rank this Week: 3354

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 3857

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3546

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 4778

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/
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
Rank this Week: 2354

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: 1716

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
Rank this Week: 3311

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

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

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
  • Apr 21

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again
    Okay, we only talk about consumer protection issues here, but this weekend we received a 50+year old magazine and while reading through it, came across an editorial by Ralph Emerson McGill, a journalist from a time long gone by,…
  • Feb 11

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?
    Each year Ohio Attorney General DeWine adds up all the complaints they have gotten from consumers in the last year and sees which area has the most.As usual, it's car sales that is in the Number One spot again. The 2015 top complaint…
Rank this Week: 2374

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
  • May 10

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse
    Our firm has already filed many individual lawsuits alleging, among other things, investment fraud against Leavitt Sanders and the firms that he traded through.  Those firms include Invest Financial, Triad Advisors, Capital Asset…
  • May 4

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor
    Reuters reports that bankruptcies in the U.S. oil industry have reached record levels.  The number of bankrupt oil and gas companies is 59 and counting, and we are not even half-way through the wave of bankruptcy filings, according to a…
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
Rank this Week: 4354