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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 28

    My experience with Taras and Tina

    My experience with Taras and Tina
    Client:  Shaakirah Client Review: I hired this law firm for an old debt collection law suit after consulting with a different lawyer. It was important to me to find an attorney who listened and addressed all my concerns. He is very…
  • Jan 26

    a winner!

    a winner!
    Client:  Amy Client Review: I would highly recommend Attorney Taras Rudinsky . His knowledge, expertise and personality made it very easy for me to place my trust in him. His 24/7 accessibility was always a comfort and he thoroughly…
  • Jan 20

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court

    Taras Rudnitsky to be Honored at Supreme Court
    We are proud to announce that on January 28, 2016, Taras Rudnitsky will be honored at a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. Taras was selected to receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service award for the 18th Judicial…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Feb 5

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct
    BBC News reports: HSBC has reached a $470m [] settlement with the US government and states related to dubious mortgage lending and foreclosure practices that contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement includes a $100m fine and $370m…
  • Feb 5

    Getting generic drugs on the market

    Getting generic drugs on the market
    Read this essay by acting FDA commissioner Stephen Ostroff on what the FDA is doing to get safe and effective generic drugs on the market promptly. The agency's efforts are important because the cost of generic drugs generally is far...
  • Feb 5

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"
    Financially speaking, that is. Last Friday's episode of NPR's Planet Money goes inside the telemarketing scam based on the premise that workers can work from home and make a great living. The episode includes audio from an actual sales…
Rank this Week: 157

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 194

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: 327

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are
    Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc., No. 15-2158 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2016)  Sometimes it’s nice to see the law work itself pure, as a court clears out some plaintiff-postulated ambiguities in Rogers…
  • Feb 3

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity
    Martin v. Living Essentials, LLC, 2016 WL 374142, No. 15 C 01647 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) Ted Martin, who holds the world record for most consecutive kicks in hacky sack (no knees, no partner) sued for invasion of privacy and false…
  • Feb 1

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student
    The deadline for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Janet Steiger Fellowship Program has been extended to Friday, February 5th. Steiger Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for summer internships in the offices of 36 State Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 322

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 31

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York

    Protective Order against Judgment Enforcement: New York
    Judgment debtors may turn to CPLR § 5240 to seek relief against the harsh effects of aggressive judgment enforcement. Located in a "centralized location" in Article 52, CPLR § 5240 may grant a debtor a protective order or other…
  • Jan 27

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York

    Time Limit to Vacate Your Default Judgment: New York
    Building upon yesterday's blog post "Need to Vacate a Default Judgment?" this post discusses the time limits to do so. In short, when making your motion to vacate the judgment, you have four main subsections of CPLR § 5015 to think…
  • Jan 26

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending

    Need to Vacate a Default Judgment? Include Good "Excuses" for Not Defending
    Do you need to stop judgment-enforcement activity (i.e. wage garnishment or bank restraint)? Do you need to seek relief against the judgment (i.e. have it "vacated")? New York law (CPLR § 5015) contains the primary means to "set aside"…
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Dec 31

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M

    Puerto Rico Will Make $330M in Bond Payments, Defaults on About $37M
    The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will pay about $330 million of what it owes on general obligation bonds, while defaulting on bonds of approximately $37 million that are mostly owed to the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority…
  • Dec 26

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Jan 29

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse

    Hedge Fund Manager to Repay Investors $2.87M for Losse
    QED Benchmark Management LLC and its hedge fund manager Peter Kuperman will resolve U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges accusing them of misleading investors about the QED Benchmark LP hedge fund’s historical performance and…
Rank this Week: 417

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: 416

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/
  • Feb 2

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court

    Fabulous New Paper: Random Justice in Bankruptcy Trial Court
    I just read a terrific new paper by Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University Law School, called "Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World." It presents a monumental…
  • Feb 1

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt

    Contract Law and Ukraine's $3 Billion Debt
    The Russian government has announced announced that it plans to initiate legal proceedings against Ukraine by the end of the month to recover the $3 billion in bond debt now in default. It's not yet clear whether the proceedings will...
  • Jan 29

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela

    Initial Thoughts on Venezuela
    Over at Dealb%k.
Rank this Week: 510

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/
  • Jan 26

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again

    “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” Plaintiffs May Lack Standing Because They Won’t Be Fooled Again
    To have Article III standing for injunctive relief, a plaintiff must allege that a “real and immediate threat” exists that he will be wronged again. Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps. (U.S.), Inc., 631 F.3d 939, 946 (9th Cir. 2011). In cases…
  • Jan 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating

    Cal. Supreme Court to Clarify Employer’s Obligation to Provide Seating
    On January 5, 2016, the California Supreme Court, at the request of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, heard oral argument in two cases alleging that the employers failed to provide seating to their employees as required by…
  • Jan 18

    U.S. DOJ Sues VW for Clean Air Act Violation

    U.S. DOJ Sues VW for Clean Air Act Violation
    Last week, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), against Volkswagen AG (VW) and other related…
Rank this Week: 603

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…
  • Jan 31

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement

    Senator Warren Accuses the SEC of Poor Enforcement
    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has issued a report in which she claims that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have been doing a poor job on enforcement when it comes to going after companies and…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 677

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 3

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    Congress Today: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    This is one busy congressional hump day! Actually, some stuff happened yesterday but aside from that minor technicality… Let’s start with the good: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have…
  • Jan 28

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice

    Doctors, Weeds and Preventing Malpractice
    Although you may think so given the craziness of some of our PopTort posts, the topic of “weed” doesn’t often appear in ThePopTort. Except weed can mean lots of things. There’s also the “bad apple” kind of…
  • Jan 26

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison

    Flint, Porter Ranch, and Legal Accountability for Communal Poison
    In April 2014, in an effort to save money, Flint Michigan’s unelected emergency manager (appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder) switched the city’s water source to the polluted Flint River. The drinking water immediately…
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Jan 26

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?

    What does an FDCPA lawyer do for consumers like you?
    FDCPA lawyers help stop abusive debt collectors from harassing you -- the best way to do this is to sue the lawbreaking collectors and make them pay you money damages. "So what is the FDCPA?" FDCPA stands for the Fair Debt Collection…
  • Jan 25

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?

    Should I ignore a letter from Ferry & Nicholas that claims I'm being sued?
    No -- treat it very seriously as this normally means you have been sued in Alabama. I would NEVER hire this company but one thing they do a great job of is getting word to you that you have been sued. Normally they mail out their letter to…
  • Jan 24

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?

    Why is Velocity suing me for an old car loan?
    Velocity Investments, LLC is a debt buyer (debt collector) who supposedly buys up old car loans, usually after a repossession which leaves a deficiency balance. They are filing more and more suits in Alabama now. A typical example of a…
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision earlier this week in a case raising the issue whether a defendant can cut off a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action by making an offer of full relief to individual named plaintiffs.…
  • Jan 16

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in an important case raising the issue whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U. S. C. §1291 to review an order denying class certification after the named…
  • Jan 5

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List
     The American Tort Reform Foundation recently published its report identifying the top "judicial Hellholes" for 2015-16. The top (or bottom?)  jurisdictions are California, NY (asbestos), Florida, Missouri, Madison County, Ill.,…
Rank this Week: 780

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 827

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    From Amazon:Zach Barrows is a cocky,…

    From Amazon:Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he's abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound 140 years…
  • Jan 28

    Impure by J.R. Bailey

    Impure by J.R. Bailey
    From Amazon:Koristad Altessor, son of Arach the Black Guardian, is a young, driven necromancer who wants nothing more than to take vengeance upon the villainous vampire who caused the death of his family. But it is not long before the child…
  • Jan 27

    In the supernatural world what is shapeshifting?

    In the supernatural world what is shapeshifting?
    Lon Chaney Jr. as WolfmanShapeshifting is the ability of something--like a human being--to change its shape into another form or being--like a werewolf. The process can be initiated through an outside force, an act of will, or through…
Rank this Week: 844

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: 814

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/
  • Feb 5

    Who is Houslanger & Associates?

    Who is Houslanger & Associates?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: Two scenarios might have led you this article: You have just been notified by your bank that your account has been frozen because there is a debt collection judgment against you. You call the... The post Who…
  • Feb 4

    Debt Collection Law-Firm Schachter Portnoy Filed 1,884 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2015

    Debt Collection Law-Firm Schachter Portnoy Filed 1,884 NY Debt Collection Cases In 2015
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Schachter Portnoy, LLC is an infamous debt collection law-firm representing creditors and junk debt buyers.  Debt buyers buy up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone…
  • Feb 2

    NY Debt Collection Law Firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC Filed 4,377 Collection Cases In 2015

    NY Debt Collection Law Firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC Filed 4,377 Collection Cases In 2015
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The infamous debt collection law-firm Kirschenbaum Phillips & Levy, PC represents creditors and junk debt buyers in debt collection cases throughout New York. According to the New York State Unified Court System,…
Rank this Week: 889

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.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.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

    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 &…
Rank this Week: 953

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: 881

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/
  • Feb 4

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie

    Rhode Island ‘Expired Debt Act’ More Than Name Implie
    On Jan. 7, the Expired Debt Act (EDA) was introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.  The bill was introduced by State Representatives Shekarchi, Solomon, Regunberg, McEntee,…
  • Feb 3

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate

    4th Cir. Holds No Violation of Maryland Usury Law Where Lender Properly Cured Interest Rate
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that a finance company properly cured a contractual interest rate provision in excess of the statutory cap, and was not liable under the Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit…
  • Feb 2

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy

    7th Cir. Holds Lender’s Inquiry Notice Allows Avoidance of Security Interest in Bankruptcy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a lender that is on inquiry notice that its security interest in the collateral had been fraudulently conveyed may lose its secured status. However, the Court also held that…
Rank this Week: 1088

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/
  • Jan 30

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint

    Debt Collection Dominates Indiana Consumer Complaint
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its complaint statistics for the month of December 2015.  Debt collection issues far and away dominated Indiana consumers’ complaints by almost a two-to-one margin…
  • Jan 26

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer

    Wrongful Repossession Lawsuit Filed By Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against North Carolina-based American Lending Solutions Corp. and Indianapolis-based Last Chance Wrecker & Sales, Inc. concerning…
  • Oct 10

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton

    Indiana Consumer Sues Med-1 Solutions, LLC and Attorney Shannon Melton
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Greenwood-based medical debt collector Med-1 Solutions, LLC and collection attorney Shannon Melton.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 1056

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/
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
  • Oct 24

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor

    Practical Improvement to Automatic Stay for Oregon and Washington Debtor
    The Ninth Circuit  has now held that a debtor who sues for damages with respect to a violation of the automatic stay may recover the reasonable fees it incurs prosecuting the action, even after the stay violation is cured. The Section…
Rank this Week: 1039

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Sep 17

    Mary Jane Elliott

    Mary Jane Elliott
    Have you been hassled by a collections agent or sued by Mary Jane Elliott, P.C.? Daily thousands of people in Michigan are sued in debt collections action. These occur when holders of debt hire aggressive debt collections attorneys or…
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
Rank this Week: 1065

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…
    Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business?  Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their…
  • Mar 16

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit
    Turns out your herbal supplement now contain absolutely ZERO active ingredients despite  the label.  The following supplements are under investigation: GNC’s “Herbal Plus” brand Gingko Biloba; St.…
  • Mar 16

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde
    We’re now accepting plaintiffs who seek representation against Lumber Liquidators for selling Chinese manufactured wood flooring containing — wait for it — formaldehyde. Here’s the quick scoop: Lumber…
Rank this Week: 1038

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 1061

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: 1385

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

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

    Nebraska Legislature Considering Increase in Property Exemption

    Nebraska Legislature Considering Increase in Property Exemption
    Senator Lyndia Brasch has sponsored a bill in the Nebraska legislature to increase the amount of personal property protected in Nebraska bankruptcy cases. According to Brasch it is necessary to update Nebraska property exemptions to keep pace…
  • Feb 2

    Recovering a Home Lost to Unpaid Real Estate Taxe

    Recovering a Home Lost to Unpaid Real Estate Taxe
    Depriving local governments of tax revenue is like cutting off oxygen to the body–they can’t live without it.  Local governments and schools in Nebraska depend on a steady flow of real estate…
  • Dec 29

    Discharging Private Student Loans: A New Blueprint Emerge

    Discharging Private Student Loans: A New Blueprint Emerge
    The 8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel issued a new opinion approving the discharge of 11 of the 15 private student loans owed by Chelsea Conway. (See In re Conway, 8th BAP 2015). The court discharged $76,535 of the $95,499 owed,…
Rank this Week: 1305

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: 1421

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret

    Rv Warranties and their Dirty Little Secret
    When you buy a $30,000 new car and it turns out to be a lemon, you get your money back. Why doesn't it work that way with Rv's costing more than $100,000? Because most new rv warranties have a dirty little secret buried in the fine print. And…
  • Nov 27

    Most reliable cars for 2016 - and the worst predictions from Consumer Reports Magazine

    Most reliable cars for 2016 - and the worst predictions from Consumer Reports Magazine
    Each year Consumer Reports Magazine sends out thousands of questionnaires to car owners to survey defects and problems that owners are experiencing. Based on the latest survey results, Consumer Reports has predicted what cars will the most…
  • Nov 11

    A Farmer's Son and a War Long Ago

    A Farmer's Son 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 a blog article written several years ago, to give tribute to the veterans in all of our families - and all the veterans who have…
Rank this Week: 1443

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: 1642

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

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

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist

    Coin Flipping Beats Wall Street Strategist
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Economists have suggested for years that while stockbrokers and brokerage firms will occasionally outperform the market, those instances are pretty much a product of random chance. Over…
  • Jan 25

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement

    Thomas Buck Wrongdoing Exceeds Settlement
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Former Merrill Lynch broker Thomas J. Buck has been named in several complaints, already costing the company over $4.1 million in settlements. Many of the complaints allege that Mr. Buck…
  • Jan 25

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough

    FINRA’s Arbitration and Expungement Changes Not Enough
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A report from a FINRA task force recommends 51 changes to the arbitration process. Among these changes is increasing the stipend for arbitrators, explanation of arbitration decisions…
Rank this Week: 1580

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/
  • Jan 11

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud

    SEC Accuses VGTel Owner and Investment Advisers with Securities Fraud
    On December 15, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission commenced an action in federal district court in the Southern District of New York against Edward Durante for fraud in the sale of millions of dollars of VGTel stock to numerous of…
  • Nov 2

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation

    State Securities Regulators Propose Model Act to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation
    On September 29, 2015, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released for public comment a proposed model to help broker-dealers, investment firms, and employees to better recognize if a senior or other vulnerable…
  • Oct 14

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client

    Florida Invest Adviser Charged with Defrauding Georgia Client
    Fraud is always a danger in the world of investment advisers. In a recent example of this, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against Arthur F. Jacob, age 56, and his firm, Innovative Business Solutions LLC…
Rank this Week: 1720

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: 1576

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: 1620

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1598

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: 1599

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/
  • Feb 5

    Still Receiving Calls and Mortgage Statements Even Though You Have an Attorney?

    Still Receiving Calls and Mortgage Statements Even Though You Have an Attorney?
    Communications with a homeowner when a debt collector is aware that the homeowner is represented by counsel is a violation of the FDCPA.  15 U.S.C. 1692c(a)(2).  This includes any mortgage servicer who has acquired a defaulted…
  • Feb 3

    Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Took a Hit on an FDCPA Case — Good for Consumers!

    Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Took a Hit on an FDCPA Case — Good for Consumers!
    While not a Florida case, the Fourth Circuit ruled today that the arbitration provision of Western Sky Payday Loans is unenforceable.  This may be a sign of expanding consumer protections in the future, although it is very early to tell.…
  • Feb 1

    Supreme Court Applies TCPA to Text Messages for Consumer Protection

    Supreme Court Applies TCPA to Text Messages for Consumer Protection
    Last week on January 20, 2016, in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ U.S. ___, 2016 WL 22835 (Jan. 20, 2016), the Supreme Court issued several important rulings in a TCPA class action.  These rulings will help consumers in cases where they…
Rank this Week: 1902

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/
  • Feb 4

    Credit Forget It and the NYS Attorney General

    Credit Forget It and the NYS Attorney General
    It appears as though the New York Atty. Gen. has clamped down on a number of large, franchised dealerships. It appears as though the New York Atty. Gen. has clamped down on dealerships selling a product which is produced, distributed and…
  • Feb 3

    Jeep Grande Cherokee

    Jeep Grande Cherokee
    According to this post from carcomplaints.com there is a ranking of the worst Jeep Grand Cherokee model years based on consumer complaints. It appears as though the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the model year with the most complaints the…
  • Feb 2

    Claims for Fraud: What do you have to state in the court filing?

    Claims for Fraud: What do you have to state in the court filing?
    New Jersey law permits claims for fraud to be filed in the civil justice system. However, when pleading fraud the law requires a specificity of pleading. The law requires that the defendant should be put on notice as to what the fraudulent…
Rank this Week: 1985

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

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

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
  • Sep 16

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
  • Jul 10

    FTC and Florida Attorney General Sue to Stop Robocalls for “Free” Medical Alert System

    FTC and Florida Attorney General Sue to Stop Robocalls for “Free” Medical Alert System
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida Attorney General are suing Lifewatch.  The New York-based company is charged with using illegal and deceptive robocalls to trick older consumers into purchasing medical alert…
Rank this Week: 1938

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?
    Credit reports have a huge influence on so many aspects of our lives – from our mortgage rate to our ability to secure a loan to various job prospects. So it’s important to understand how ratings are formulated, how to improve…
  • Jan 8

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order
    A company that promises to protect consumers from identity theft has been accused of violating a federal court order that requires it to keep those promises and refrain from deceptive advertising. The case against LifeLock dates back several…
  • Jan 6

    Senate Passes Bill to Ban Customer Anti-Speech Clause

    Senate Passes Bill to Ban Customer Anti-Speech Clause
    The U.S. Senate recently took one major step toward protecting the rights of consumers and the integrity of capitalism in the 21st Century with its passage of the Consumer Review Freedom Act (S. 2044, H.R. 2110). The bill targets so-called…
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 1968

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

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  • Oct 29

    Making the right choices with Medicare supplements and Part D prescription insurance

    Making the right choices with Medicare supplements and Part D prescription insurance
    Time to make the right choices with Medicare supplements and Part D prescription insurance It is that time of year again. Time to make the right choices with Medicare supplements and Part D prescription insurance. Medicare supplements and…
  • Jan 20

    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charge

    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charge
    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charges Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charges. Many Texans don’t realize that calling the police in the heat of a domestic dispute will probably result…
Rank this Week: 2108