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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 27

    This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

    This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame
    James Hoff's art glitches music and images with malware like NSA-created Stuxnet and the ILOVEYOU viruses. The post This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nov 26

    Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

    Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor
    The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors…
  • Nov 25

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?

    Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption?
    Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: who has the key? The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption? appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 15

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Nov 24

    How Many One-A-Day Vitamins is Right to Take?

    How Many One-A-Day Vitamins is Right to Take?
     I know, what a dumb question. That’s like asking how many musketeers were in the three musketeers. JCD, a regular Mouse Print* reader, brought up the issue in the context of One-A-Day vitamins. One would expect that you take one…
  • Nov 17

    Holy Ship, Toys-R-Us Changed the Delivery Address of my Order

    Holy Ship, Toys-R-Us Changed the Delivery Address of my Order
      As we all begin our holiday shopping online, this word of caution: scrutinize everything on the screen, fine print or not, before finalizing your order. If not, you may be in store for an unexpected surprise. Last week, MrConsumer…
  • Nov 10

    We’ll Beat Anyone’s Price by 15% or It’s Free*

    We’ll Beat Anyone’s Price by 15% or It’s Free*
     Some claims in advertising seem very enticing until you begin to think about them. A classic example is the price guarantee promoted by National Floors Direct: Click picture above to watch commercial The claim “we’ll beat…
Rank this Week: 86

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Garcia v. Google brief

    Garcia v. Google brief
    Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site.  The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available…
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 108

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: 239

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/
  • Nov 26

    Jeremy Telman at ContractsProf Blog on the Debate Over "Whimsy Little Contracts"

    Jeremy Telman at ContractsProf Blog on the Debate Over "Whimsy Little Contracts"
    Here.
  • Nov 25

    NYT: Robo-signing, incredibly, isn't over

    NYT: Robo-signing, incredibly, isn't over
    "Remember the robo-signers, those mortgage loan automatons who authenticated thousands of foreclosure documents over the years without verifying the information they were swearing to? Well, they’re back, in a manner of speaking,"…
  • Nov 25

    More fracking in D.C.'s backyard?

    More fracking in D.C.'s backyard?
    We mentioned last week that fracking will be permitted in a national forest in Virginia, near the Potomac's headwaters. Now the outgoing governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, says that he will open up lands in the western portion of that...
Rank this Week: 427

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/
  • Nov 25

    AgeCheq, Inc. Looking for Second Bite at the Parental Consent Apple

    AgeCheq, Inc. Looking for Second Bite at the Parental Consent Apple
    FTC Denies Company’s First Proposed COPPA Parental Consent Method, Seeks Public Comment on Second Proposal The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has denied AgeCheq, Inc.’s proposed verifiable parental consent method…
  • Nov 25

    Encryption and Securing BYO Devices at the Heart of Massachusetts AG $100,000 Settlement

    Encryption and Securing BYO Devices at the Heart of Massachusetts AG $100,000 Settlement
    The Massachusetts Attorney General announced Friday that her office had reached a settlement with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) surrounding a 2012 data breach in which a physician’s unencrypted personal laptop containing…
  • Nov 24

    Preparing for HIPAA Compliance Audit

    Preparing for HIPAA Compliance Audit
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the office responsible for administering and enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), will continue to audit…
Rank this Week: 281

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 578

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
  • Nov 10

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago

    The Farmer's Son, a Veteran, and a War Long Ago
    Every Veterans Day we pause to thank those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
  • Nov 10

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You

    Giving Back Is Important to Them, and to You
    2,000 Empty Bins Being Passed Out to VolunteersThis year, just as our entire staff has for the last three years, our office is joining with Fairhaven Church in its annual Christmas Gift campaign.This will be the fourth year that the local…
Rank this Week: 449

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 17

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam

    New York Alert: Active Tax-Debt Settlement Scam
    Friends, Be aware of an active tax-debt settlement scam targeting middle-class New York. The scammers pawn themselves off as tax-settlement professionals alerting you to— and offering to settle—outstanding tax liens. There is no…
  • Nov 6

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?

    What is a "Notice to Judgment Debtor or Obligor"?
    If you've received a letter with language similar or identical to the below, you are being put on notice that your money is at risk of being seized by a judgment creditor. To satisfy due process standards, New York law (CPLR § 5222)…
  • Oct 31

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York

    Do City Debt Regulations apply to Lawyers? Issue Heats up in New York
    Debt collection attorneys push forward in their attempt to exclude attorneys from the reach of Local Law 15, a New York City regulation that governs debt collection activities (i.e. debt validation, licensure and calling). The city law is…
Rank this Week: 367

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 6

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge

    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) misdemeanor criminal charge
    Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is one of the busiest airports in the United States. As such, safety and security are high priorities. In order to promote these goals, the Wayne County Airport Authority Board adopted a new Airport Ordinance in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 316

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto loans, car rankings, car manufacturers, consumer warranties, and lemons laws. By Kevin Le.

http://www.texaslemonlawblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term "vehicle" includes: "Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain…
  • Jan 1

    What is the Texas Lemon Law 30 Day Test?

    What is the Texas Lemon Law 30 Day Test?
    Many clients call my law office asking about the 30 day Texas Lemon Law test. Little do they know that when the law was drafted, it was heavily lobbied by car manufacturers and dealers to work against many consumers. Here's why: Imagine a…
  • Sep 19

    The first thing you should do if you own a lemon car.

    The first thing you should do if you own a lemon car.
    Lemon law litigation may be complex and there are many important things you should do to preserve a strong case against the car manufacturer. The first thing you should do is to obtain, gather, and compile all paperwork relating to your…
Rank this Week: 505

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 460

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 631

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4440

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/
  • Nov 27

    The Rosenthal Act Notice MUST Be Included in California Collection Letter

    The Rosenthal Act Notice MUST Be Included in California Collection Letter
    The California Rosenthal Act, or Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or RFDCPA - if you like initials, is very similar to the FDCPA. There are some differences. One of the big differences is that the Rosenthal Act requires a...
  • Nov 26

    Debt Collectors Must Notify You of Your Right

    Debt Collectors Must Notify You of Your Right
    The government screws a lot of things up. But, sometimes they actually make things easier for consumers. Its not often, but sometimes it happens! The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is one of those times - mostly. The FDCPA requires...
  • Nov 25

    Do not fall for the threat that you will be arrested

    Do not fall for the threat that you will be arrested
    This drives me crazy. I probably get this call more than any other call. Someone calls me and they tell me that a debt collector called them and threatened to have them arrested. Or they call and they tell me...
Rank this Week: 1017

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Nov 26

    CFPB Proposes Additional Servicing Rule Amendment

    CFPB Proposes Additional Servicing Rule Amendment
    Reid F. Herlihy The CFPB issued a proposed rulemaking last week to amend various provisions of the mortgage servicing rules under Regulation X and Regulation Z. Comments are due 90 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.…
  • Nov 26

    We made the ABA Top 100 Blawg list… for the third year in a row!

    We made the ABA Top 100 Blawg list… for the third year in a row!
    Alan S. Kaplinsky For the third year in a row, CFPB Monitor has made the American Bar Association’s Blawg 100 list, the ABA’s annual list of the best blogs about lawyers and the law. We are honored to have once again received so…
  • Nov 24

    Supreme Court to hear oral argument on Jan. 21st in FHA disparate impact case

    Supreme Court to hear oral argument on Jan. 21st in FHA disparate impact case
    Peter N. Cubita The U.S. Supreme Court has set January 21, 2015 as the date for oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., which is the case presenting the issue whether…
Rank this Week: 3584

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/
  • Nov 26

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam
    It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that Jean Braucher passed away yesterday. Jean was my co-author, my co-blogger, and my friend. This news came suddenly this morning for all but her closest family and friends...
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
Rank this Week: 2282

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/
  • Nov 25

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case

    Cal Ct. of Appeal Reverses Denial of Cert in Joe’s Crab Shack Managers’ Case
    Earlier in November, the California Court of Appeal revived a proposed overtime class action brought by Joe’s Crab Shack managers against their employer, reversing the trial court’s denial of class certification. Martinez v.…
  • Nov 18

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu

    9th Cir. Reverses Order Compelling Arbitration in TCPA Suit Against Siriu
    Last week, the Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision compelling individual arbitration of a putative class action alleging Sirius XM Radio violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making…
  • Nov 13

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla

    Godfrey v. Oakland Port Services: CA Ct. of App. Affirms Judgment for Driver Cla
    Last month, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the certification order by the Alameda County Superior Court which certified a class of drivers who alleged wage-and-hour violations against their employer, Oakland Port Services Corp, d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 2932

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Nov 25

    GM Quits Victims, Cold Turkey

    GM Quits Victims, Cold Turkey
    Thanksgiving seems like the wrong time to complain about anything so we’ll start today’s PopTort with a small bit of gratitude in the GM ignition switch story. It begins with a story almost too difficult to bear, however. Ten…
  • Nov 20

    Babies Beware

    Babies Beware
    Congratulations are in order for Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey on the birth of their baby girl this week, Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey! As a member of Congress, Rep. Duckworth may have more information available to…
  • Nov 19

    Generic Gall

    Generic Gall
    Ranbaxy is a huge generic-drug maker – the sixth largest in the country, with more than $1 billion in U.S. sales. But as the Center for Justice & Democracy noted in its report, “America’s Unaccountable Generic Drug…
Rank this Week: 4754

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1124

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: 2317

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Know Your Association's Rules before Hanging the Mistletoe

    Know Your Association's Rules before Hanging the Mistletoe
    By Laura Manning-HudsonTis the season to be jolly! Or is it? The time of year is near where holiday songs are being sung, and lights and other decorations are being hung. However, before you start decking the halls - you may want to check…
  • Nov 13

    Eyes in the Sky

    Eyes in the Sky
    By L. Chere TriggDrones have been the topic of conversation for the past several years sparking privacy concerns amongst residential communities. In the state of Florida, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that limits law enforcement's use of…
  • Nov 7

    Another HOA Board Meeting Brawl Caught on Video Makes the Nightly New

    Another HOA Board Meeting Brawl Caught on Video Makes the Nightly New
    By L. Chere TriggNicole Kurtz, one of our firm's other community association attorneys in our Miami office, wrote in this blog in September about a fight caught on video at a Sunrise HOA board meeting that was aired by WPLG Local 10 on the…
Rank this Week: 4910

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture
    Thomas J. Curry, now the Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S., recently penned an opinion piece on how public trust in banking, vital to a healthy economy, has largely been lost in recent years and how banks must rethink their corporate…
  • Nov 22

    Bank of America Mortgage Meltdown Liability Stands at $91 Billion

    Bank of America Mortgage Meltdown Liability Stands at $91 Billion
    It's been six years since the housing crisis and subsequent Great Recession reared their ugly heads, ultimately revealing extensive banking and mortgage servicing abuses that led us down that path in the first place. In that time, one of the…
  • Nov 18

    Report: Banks Don't Suffer in Settlements Meant to Punish

    Report: Banks Don't Suffer in Settlements Meant to Punish
    Although virtually no one involved in the Wall Street wrongdoing that led our nation toward a Great Recession has ever set foot inside a jail cell, there are those who point instead to the numerous, multi-billion settlement offers government…
Rank this Week: 3882

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Nov 23

    DriveTime Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealership Chain Fined $8 Million

    DriveTime Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealership Chain Fined $8 Million
    Just a few days ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it was fining DriveTime $8 million dollars for engaging in numerous illegal tactics.  DriveTime problems discovered by the federal agency were…
  • Nov 23

    Above and Beyond

    Above and Beyond
    Client: CH Type of Case: Defended Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: Five star rating all the way. From the first phone call to Rudnitski Law Firm to the last email, I felt completely at ease. My case was brought…
  • Nov 12

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Client:  Stanley Type of Case:  CACH LLC Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Defense Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  Having Taras and Tina of the Rudnitsky Law firm representing me was one of the best…
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Nov 23

    TCPA Decision: What is the Purpose of Damages Per Call/Text/Fax?

    TCPA Decision: What is the Purpose of Damages Per Call/Text/Fax?
    Often defendants who are sued under the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) argue that the damages are unfair and they represent a "windfall" to the plaintiff who "wasn't really hurt." While it has no basis in law, the emotional and…
  • Nov 21

    TCPA Decision: Wife Gave Cell Phone Number To ER -- Consent For Calls?

    TCPA Decision: Wife Gave Cell Phone Number To ER -- Consent For Calls?
    A big issue in the TCPA is whether consent, and the proper type of consent, was given that would allow a company to auto dial a consumer's cell phone without being subject to damages of $500-1500 per call. Helping us as lawyers fill in the…
  • Nov 19

    TCPA Decision: Can You Revoke Consent For Calls To Your Cell Phone?

    TCPA Decision: Can You Revoke Consent For Calls To Your Cell Phone?
    The TCPA is a hot legal issue as it can result in tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for individual plaintiffs all related to computerized calls to cell phones. A big issue has been "Can you revoke consent…
Rank this Week: 938

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/
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4597

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/
  • Nov 21

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case

    Seventh Circuit Denies Petition in Proof of Claim Case
    Like the 80 inches of snow that pummeled Buffalo this week, the crusade against time-barred debt continues to hammer the collection industry.  Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a petition for leave…
  • Nov 17

    Crawford, Progeny – More than Proofs of Claim on Time-Barred Debt

    Crawford, Progeny – More than Proofs of Claim on Time-Barred Debt
    It has been several months since the Eleventh Circuit handed down its decision holding that filing a proof of claim on “time-barred” debt violates the FDCPA. The request for rehearing, which I reported about this past…
  • Nov 13

    FTC Lists Steps Debt Brokers Should Follow to Keep Data Secure

    FTC Lists Steps Debt Brokers Should Follow to Keep Data Secure
    The Consumer Financial Services Blog - Providing the latest in FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and other consumer financial services lawsThe Federal Trade Commission has posted seven steps debt brokers should follow to keep data secure on the Bureau of…
Rank this Week: 3672

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
  • Nov 21

    Check your VIN for recalls -- especially before buying a used car!

    Check your VIN for recalls -- especially before buying a used car!
    Owners (and especially dealers) may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired…
  • Nov 19

    Want tax savings that pay back the investment many times over, for decades?

    Want tax savings that pay back the investment many times over, for decades?
    One of the smartest things we could do to cut government spending is STOP CHILDREN FROM BEING EXPOSED TO LEAD. One of the worst things about a problem is when people wrongly think it has been solved. Like lead exposure. Most people forgot…
  • Nov 18

    If you ever buy gas with debit cards in Oregon, check this out!

    If you ever buy gas with debit cards in Oregon, check this out!
    The claim process in the BP/ARCO class action over illegal debit card charges has opened! Here's the website: https://www.debitcardclassaction.com// If you are in the class (see below), you are entitled to $200, less whatever fees and…
Rank this Week: 3051

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
  • Nov 21

    CPSC Chair Interview With ABC New

    CPSC Chair Interview With ABC New
    PHOTO (ABC News): CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye speaks with ABC News. Chairman Elliot Kaye will discuss consumer product safety issues on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and 20/20. The interview will air tonight. According to ABC News, the…
  • Nov 20

    Burden Reduction May Get a Push from Senator Thune

    Burden Reduction May Get a Push from Senator Thune
    The push for reducing the burden of third-party testing on consumer product sellers may get a boost as Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is expected to rise to Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Wikimedia…
  • Nov 20

    Zen Magnets Prepares for Trial, Makes Case on YouTube

    Zen Magnets Prepares for Trial, Makes Case on YouTube
    Zen Magnets, which continues to fight an administrative action initiated by the CPSC to force the company to recall its products, released a YouTube video earlier this week making its case directly to the public. The company remains the…
Rank this Week: 2017

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/
  • Nov 20

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat

    Antitrust Injury and the Classic Antitrust Case of Brunswick Corp v. Pueblo Bowl-O-Mat
    Antitrust injury is one of the most commonly fought battles in antitrust litigation. It is also one of the least understood antitrust concepts. No matter what your antitrust theory, it is almost certain that you must satisfy antitrust-injury…
  • Nov 15

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger

    Entrenching a Monopolist: the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the Cable-Company Merger
    An article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “FCC Questions AT&T Over Investment Pause: Company Freezes Plans to Build Ultrafast Internet Service.” The reason for the pause is the FCC’s flirtation with the idea…
  • Nov 13

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power

    The Antitrust Danger of Trade Associations with Power
    The trade association necessitates a delicate balancing act between anticompetitive conduct condemned by the antitrust laws and pro-competitive information-sharing and best practices that ultimately help consumers. Trade associations should…
Rank this Week: 1920

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/
  • Nov 19

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle

    C.A.R.S. Targets CarMax for Sell of Unsafe Vehicle
    Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, known by the acronym C.A.R.S., has launched a campaign against the automotive megadealer CarMax, alleging that its used car lots engage in a widespread practice of reselling unsafe cars, some with…
  • Nov 13

    Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg Named "Ambassors of Justice"

    Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg Named "Ambassors of Justice"
    California Rural Legal Assistance has honored attorneys Bryan Kemnitzer, Nancy Barron, and Bill Krieg of the law firm Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg with its 2014 Ambassadors of Justice Award. The award was presented to the consumer law firm…
  • Nov 11

    Forced Arbitration Dubbed the New "Yellow-Dog Contract"

    Forced Arbitration Dubbed the New "Yellow-Dog Contract"
    The term "forced arbitration" refers to the small print in a standard form contract that strips consumers and employees of their right to sue in court. In an excellent Salon.com piece, authors David Seligman and Nick Clark argue that…
Rank this Week: 927

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: 1882

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

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

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

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

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

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
  • Nov 3

    Police Department Settles Lawsuit for 2.5 Million after Man Dies in Police Custody

    Police Department Settles Lawsuit for 2.5 Million after Man Dies in Police Custody
    A Long Island police department has agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a sickly bipolar man who died in custody after police denied him access to his medication.   Widow Danielle McDonnell and the…
Rank this Week: 2362

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: 4887

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3427

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/
  • Nov 17

    New Drug Law in Canada

    New Drug Law in Canada
    With a tip of the cap to our old friend, Peter Pliszka, north of border: Earlier this month, the so-called Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law) received royal assent and became law in Canada. This new legislation on…
  • Nov 13

    Mouthwash Class Action Washed Out

    Mouthwash Class Action Washed Out
    A federal judge earlier this month granted defendant's motion to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit accusing it of using misleading labeling on its market mouthwash.  See Suzanna Bowling v. Johnson & Johnson et al., No.…
  • Nov 11

    Federal Court Decertifies "Natural" Damages Class Action- Naturally

    Federal Court Decertifies "Natural" Damages Class Action- Naturally
    A federal court last week ordered decertification of a damages class action challenging “all natural” fruit labels, due to deficiencies with the the plaintiffs' damages model. See Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC,  No.…
Rank this Week: 1061

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

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

    10 Reasons Her Student Loans Will Not Be Discharged

    10 Reasons Her Student Loans Will Not Be Discharged
    The 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel denied Kathryn Nielen's application to discharge her student loans, and the result, although discouraging in many respects, is not all that surprising. (Nielsen vs. ACS Inc, No. 13-6034, 8th BAP…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2012

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3194

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Nov 11

    5 Important Facts Active Duty Servicemembers With Student Loans Should Know

    5 Important Facts Active Duty Servicemembers With Student Loans Should Know
    Below is a list of 5 facts that every active duty servicemember with student loans should know. 1. All Active Duty Servicemembers With Direct Loans May Be Eligible For Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).  PSLF will forgive the…
  • Nov 3

    Borrowers Who Pay Under The IBR or PAYE Plan Should Recertify Every Year On Time Or Face Terrible Consequence

    Borrowers Who Pay Under The IBR or PAYE Plan Should Recertify Every Year On Time Or Face Terrible Consequence
    The Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) plans help many borrower avoid default by requiring payments that are based upon family size and income. Under the IBR and PAYE rules, a borrower is required to recertify family size…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1898

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Nov 11

    Simplifying with Cutti and Rule 701

    Simplifying with Cutti and Rule 701
    Last month, the Supreme Court decided not to review a decision involving lay witness opinion testimony. The case – Cuti v. United States, 720 F.3d 453 (2nd Cir. 2013) – may be valuable for anyone who is involved in complex
  • Nov 4

    Getting Outside of the Office: Support the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board at Cocktails for a Cause

    Getting Outside of the Office: Support the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board at Cocktails for a Cause
    In addition to my passion for helping injured plaintiffs through my role as an associate attorney with Wexler Wallace’s mass torts practice, I am passionate about helping to improve the quality of health care delivered to pediatric…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3178

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim

    Channel 7 Interview with Mixed File Victim
    Last night, Michael Finney of Channel 7 in San Francisco interviewed our client Lisa Allen about her experience with the credit reporting agencies. When Lisa was just a child, the Social Security Administration mistakenly gave her social…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 928

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Slough Law PLC News & Articles

Covers bankruptcy and consumer law. By Slough Law.

http://www.northernmichiganbankruptcy.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2926

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/
  • Nov 6

    Indiana Consumer Sues Over Huntwick Community Association Collection Letter

    Indiana Consumer Sues Over Huntwick Community Association Collection Letter
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Indiana law firm Thrasher, Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C. arising out of the collection of an assessment by the Huntwick…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2318

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/
  • Nov 5

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

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

    What to do if your car has missing airbag

    What to do if your car has missing airbag
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
  • May 1

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing

    What to do if your car’s airbags are missing
    As we discussed in an earlier post, car dealers sometimes sell a formerly wrecked car without disclosing to the buyer that it’s been in a serious accident. Maybe the most shocking is where the dealer repairs the car, but doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 2783

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Covers veterans affairs, consumer law, and other legal topics catering to U.S. military veterans. By the Law Offices of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
  • Nov 3

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert

    Veterans Day 2014 Concert
    ALL: The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a: Veteran’s Day Concert on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center, 21000 Franz Road, Katy. Enjoy, The Law Office of…
  • May 26

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day

    Wishing you a safe and reflective Memorial Day
    The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank…
Rank this Week: 665