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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    The BEST Debt Collection Defense Attorney

    The BEST Debt Collection Defense Attorney
    Client:  DB Client Review: I was served a court summons for a debt collection from CACH LLC, that had been hugely inflated. After doing some research and reading nothing but great and positive reviews, I decided to give Mr. Taras…
  • Jul 3

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!
    Client:  Ade Client Review: Let me start by saying: if you have a debt collection situation (in my case with CACH LLC). LOOK NO LONGER. No one ever wants to be in a situation where they NEED to hire an attorney, but when you need to, Mr.…
  • Jul 2

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit
    Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. hired the debt collection law firm of Pollack & Rosen, P.A. to file a debt collection lawsuit against our client.  Atlantic Credit and Finance claimed that they had bought an old credit card…
Rank this Week: 81

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
Rank this Week: 117

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Aug 2

    Jim Hawkins Paper: Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure

    Jim Hawkins Paper: Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure
    Jim Hawkins of Houston has written Using Advertisements to Diagnose Behavioral Market Failure. Here is the abstract: In imperfect markets where consumers have malleable preferences and bounded rationality, advertising has the potential to…
  • Jul 31

    Ninth Circuit: no religious exception for state access-to-medicines regulation

    Ninth Circuit: no religious exception for state access-to-medicines regulation
    Washington State regulations concerning the dispensing of medicine require timely delivery of medications. There's an exception if a provider has a religious objection, but that exception applies only where there's another pharmacist who can…
  • Jul 31

    Amtrak's woes mount; infrastructure upgrades and repairs, not so much

    Amtrak's woes mount; infrastructure upgrades and repairs, not so much
    A CNBC article this week provocatively titled "Aging Amtrak tunnel is a reminder of crumbling America" chronicles the recent troubles that have plagued passenger train travel in the northeast U.S. and highlights the absence of crucial fixes.…
Rank this Week: 285

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

    The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC
    Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights (outside of bankruptcy, which we fight to…
  • Jul 30

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial

    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $30K Garnishment by Great Seneca Financial
    Facing a $30,433 Garnishment Notice by Great Seneca Financial Corporation, we quickly filed court papers to attack the validity of the judgment and the validity of the plaintiff. In the action, Great Seneca was named as "Great Seneca…
  • Jul 28

    Chase to Pay $166 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Collection Practice

    Chase to Pay $166 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Collection Practice
    We defend collection lawsuits daily. We sue collectors and lawyers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. But even I'm surprised that JP Morgan Chase is ensnared in this case that includes 47 Attorney Generals accusing…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Jul 30

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)
    As Jason Kilborn has graciously described, Credit Slips is the blogging base of the authors of the Law of Debtors and Creditors, 7th edition, (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2015). We have revised the Teacher's Manual this summer and encourage all…
  • Jul 30

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position
    Here's an opportunity to supervise a consumer financial protection clinic that has done some great work - information on the position and how to apply here.
  • Jul 29

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint
    Among its other effects, the Puerto Rico debt crisis has dramatically increased the number of public figures and politicians whose verbal repertoire includes the term "chapter 9." Bondholders' resistance to chapter 9 access for…
Rank this Week: 324

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 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 340

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: 355

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: 348

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: 360

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/
  • Jul 29

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud

    Grand Jury to Decide Whether to Indict State AG of Texas Securities Fraud
    This week, a grand jury convened to hear evidence to determine whether Ken Paxton, the State’s Attorney General, should be indicted for first-degree felony charges alleging violations involving Texas securities fraud. If convicted, he…
  • Jul 24

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Franklin Templeton, Oppenheimer Funds (OPY), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and other mutual fund managers are charging investors for fund fees that have not been fully…
  • Jul 23

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment
    Puerto Rico owes investors $5.4 billion of bond payments in the next 12 months. A lot of this debt is for COFINA, which is sales tax debt, and securities that were sold by the Government Development Bank. As a result of the upcoming…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Jul 28

    FINRA Orders Morgan Stanley to Pay $2.4M Over Ex-Broker’s Trades, Bars Former Merrill Lynch Trader from the Industry

    FINRA Orders Morgan Stanley to Pay $2.4M Over Ex-Broker’s Trades, Bars Former Merrill Lynch Trader from the Industry
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority panel arbitration panel says that Morgan Stanley (MS) must pay at least $2.4M to settle the latest client claims accusing its former broker, Steven Mark Wyatt, of mishandling their investments. The…
  • Jul 24

    Ex-Oppenheimer Employees Resolve SEC Charges Over Unregistered Penny Stock Sale

    Ex-Oppenheimer Employees Resolve SEC Charges Over Unregistered Penny Stock Sale
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Scott A. Einsler, Arthur W. Lewis, and Robert Okin, three former Oppenheimer & Co. (OPY) employees, have settled charges involving the unregistered sales of billions of shares of penny…
  • Jul 24

    SEC Awards Over $3M to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards Over $3M to Whistleblower
    In the third highest award that the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued under its whistleblower program, the regulator is giving one individual $3 million for providing information that helped expose a complex fraud. The tip…
Rank this Week: 415

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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/
  • Jul 29

    Getting More Personal: California Amends Data Security Law

    Getting More Personal: California Amends Data Security Law
    California’s data security statute will get a little more “personal” as of January 1, thanks to a recently-passed amendment revising the definition of covered personal information. On July 14 California expanded the…
  • Jul 28

    Higher Education Institutions Increasingly Falling Victim to Cyberattack

    Higher Education Institutions Increasingly Falling Victim to Cyberattack
    Higher education institutions are treasure troves for hackers. Colleges and universities are huge repositories of research data, sensitive information for large populations of applicants and enrolled students (personal, academic, financial…
  • Jul 27

    FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attack

    FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attack
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) July 16, 2015, proposing to approve various Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric…
Rank this Week: 534

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/
  • Jun 29

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?

    Should I Hire Ferry and Nicholas If I Am Sued In Alabama?
    If you’re sued in Alabama, then almost certainly you will receive a letter from a company called Ferry and Nicholas. Normally this is sent to you the day after you are sued, so usually before you’re ever served with a lawsuit,…
  • Jun 12

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632
    So I had an odd experience of speaking with a scam debt collector today -- this outfit (not sure what their name is) called my new home number. The phone call came from 1-866-332-6632. They use the classic "scary message" about a file has…
  • Jun 7

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question
    In this video we answer the following consumer protection questions: The first question is "I have a judgment against me. What do I need to do if I want to pay that off?" Now, our next question is similar. What if you have been sued, so you…
Rank this Week: 561

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 31

    CFPB Speaks Out on Behalf of Disabled Veteran

    CFPB Speaks Out on Behalf of Disabled Veteran
    Kim Phan In a blog post on the CFPB website, the CFPB advocated on behalf of veterans with service-connected disabilities, who face obstacles when transitioning back to civilian life and working to become financially secure. The CFPB…
  • Jul 30

    Texas Bankers Association files FOIA request with CFPB

    Texas Bankers Association files FOIA request with CFPB
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) announced on its website that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request with the CFPB to obtain all documentation the CFPB requested from bank software processors on the…
  • Jul 30

    House Financial Services Committee passes CFPB-related bills including bill creating TRID Rule hold harmless period

    House Financial Services Committee passes CFPB-related bills including bill creating TRID Rule hold harmless period
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. and Barbara S. Mishkin Yesterday, the following four CFPB-related bills were passed by the House Financial Services Committee: H.R. 3192, the “Homebuyers Assistance Act”: The bill would provide a hold…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 712

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    People Over Profit

    People Over Profit
    I enjoy listening to a variety of podcasts while walking the dog or driving to the office. Podcasts are really amazing thing for those who crave learning, although there seems to be some rule that requires 50 bad shows to appear before you…
  • Jul 11

    No FDCPA Violation when Creditor files Claim on Expired Debt says 8th Circuit

    No FDCPA Violation when Creditor files Claim on Expired Debt says 8th Circuit
    Is it a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for a creditor to file a Proof of Claim in a bankruptcy case on an old debt that is no longer collectible by virtue of a Statute of Limitation?  Ever since the…
  • Jun 22

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
      ASSET EXEMPTION DESCRIPTION LAW IMPORTANT CASES & NOTES Homestead $60,000 of home equity. No more than 2 lots in City or Village, 160 acres farmland. Sales proceeds protected for 6 months. §40-101, 40-111, 40-113 Must reside…
Rank this Week: 807

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Broker Brian Berger Barred From Securities Industry Over Questions Concerning Misappropriation of Customer Fund

    Broker Brian Berger Barred From Securities Industry Over Questions Concerning Misappropriation of Customer Fund
    According to a recent Acceptance, Waiver & Consent (“AWC”) submitted by broker Brian Berger with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Mr. Berger has been banned from associating with a broker-dealer in the…
  • Jul 31

    This Week at Malecki Law

    This Week at Malecki Law
      It was an eventful week at Malecki Law with prominent stories in the press, speaking engagements at legal educational organizations, appointments to bar association committees, and introduction to securities fraud in different…
  • Jul 30

    Former Securities America, Inc. Broker Adrian S. Lauer Suspended and Fined

    Former Securities America, Inc. Broker Adrian S. Lauer Suspended and Fined
    A Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) was recently accepted by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA’s) Department of Enforcement from Adrian S. Lauer.  Mr. Lauer was accused of failing to disclose…
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • Jul 30

    Will I Have Miss Work for My Debt Collection Case?

    Will I Have Miss Work for My Debt Collection Case?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you.  You’ve been sued by a debt collector on an old debt.  You filed your…
  • Jul 30

    What Happens at a Debtor Exam?

    What Happens at a Debtor Exam?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You were sued by a debt collector and a judgment has been entered against you.  The judgment creditor is hell bent on collecting on that judgment and has served you with a subpoena for... The post What…
  • Jul 28

    Does the FDCPA Cover Money Owed to the Government?

    Does the FDCPA Cover Money Owed to the Government?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve been getting endless debt collection calls from a debt collection agency trying to collect a government resulting from a speeding ticket, a housing code violation, a criminal fine or even an…
Rank this Week: 943

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jul 27

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price

    T.J. Maxx Sued for Phony “Compare at” Price
      Two California consumers are suing T.J. Maxx for using deceptive price comparisons on their price tags. [See lawsuit.] T.J. Maxx price tags looks like this: It shows a higher “compare at” price and the lower T.J. Maxx…
  • Jul 20

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer

    Disney’s Frozen Had a Hidden Disclaimer
      This week, a little cool summer humor… The Disney movie, Frozen, has been a runaway success. And despite many parents watching it multiple times with their kids, they probably missed the unusual fine print buried in the credits.…
  • Jul 13

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy

    With New LED Light Bulbs, Be Careful Watt You Buy
      Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are poised to become the bulb of choice for many shoppers. With a recent price drop announced by GE, it is predicted that LED light bulbs might in coming years make compact fluorescent bulbs…
Rank this Week: 849

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 831

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 30

    Our Top 10 “Wet Hot PopTort Summer” Recommendation

    Our Top 10 “Wet Hot PopTort Summer” Recommendation
    Well as usual, we’re about to embark on a long overdue summer vacation. But before we do, we thought we’d share our Top 10 List for a fun time this summer. OK maybe not exactly “fun.” But safe. 1. If...
  • Jul 28

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law
    Most of you probably don’t remember this, but 70 years ago today, a plane crashed into the Empire State Building. Here’s what happened: It was the waning days of World War II, and a B-25 bomber was flying a routine...
  • Jul 23

    Congress, Go Home

    Congress, Go Home
    It’s time for Congress to go home, stand in the corner and think about what they did (or maybe almost did). (I'm paraphrasing here our new national crusader and peacemaker, the all-powerful Taylor Swift. Maybe she'll have some…
Rank this Week: 1040

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/
  • Jul 16

    Enhanced Recovery Company Most Complained-About Debt Collector

    Enhanced Recovery Company Most Complained-About Debt Collector
    Indiana consumers beware. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently released its list of the top debt collectors generating complaints for the period of February through April, 2015. Since its inception, the CFPB has…
  • Jul 10

    Indiana Statutes of Limitation on the Collection of Debt

    Indiana Statutes of Limitation on the Collection of Debt
    I often receive inquiries from Indiana consumers about statutes of limitation on debt collection. A statute of limitation establishes an affirmative defense for a defendant when a lawsuit has not been filed in a timely manner. That means…
  • Jul 6

    Stop Unwanted Cell Phone Call

    Stop Unwanted Cell Phone Call
    Debt collectors and creditors often use what is called an autodialer to make calls to consumers. One of the ways you can tell an autodialer is being used is that when you answer the call you will experience a slight delay before a live…
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
Rank this Week: 967

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: 1008

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 1061

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Does Chrysler Have to Buy Back Your Car or Truck?

    Does Chrysler Have to Buy Back Your Car or Truck?
    Got a Lemon? Get Burdge on Your SideAfter months of negotiations, Chrysler has agreed to accept a hefty fine for violating federal safety laws. Under the recent agreement between Chrysler in the federal government safety recall agency,…
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?
    FCA, the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles corporation that resulted from the merger of Chrysler and Fiat, is looking to merge now with General Motors, but GM bosses want no part of the idea, according to AutoNews in Detroit.FCA first floated the…
  • Jun 15

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Jul 31

    Third Circuit Finds Communications Must Be ‘Material’ to Be Actionable Under FDCPA

    Third Circuit Finds Communications Must Be ‘Material’ to Be Actionable Under FDCPA
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a false statement in a communication from a debt collector must be “material” to be actionable under the FDCPA.  In so ruling, the Court found that…
  • Jul 30

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford
    The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit recently held that filing a proof of claim on a time-barred debt is not, alone, a prohibited debt collection practice under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A…
  • Jul 28

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court
    A QR code visible on the face of an envelope embedded with an account number violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, according to a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. A QR…
Rank this Week: 1171

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
Rank this Week: 1132

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/
  • Jul 27

    Drug Class Action Rejected Again

    Drug Class Action Rejected Again
    Class certification was denied -- again -- in litigation brought by plaintiffs who allege a drug maker misstated the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms in use of a prescription medication.  See Saavedra v. Eli Lilly & Co., No.…
  • Jul 21

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld

    Exclusion of Causation Expert Upheld
    The Seventh Circuit recently held that a lower court was correct to preclude a proposed causation expert from testifying for the plaintiffs in a suit relating to a plaintiff''s alleged exposure to chlorine gas at an Indiana amusement park.…
  • Jul 14

    Proposed Class Action Stayed Pending FDA Guidance

    Proposed Class Action Stayed Pending FDA Guidance
    A California recently indicated he would stay a putative class action raising allegations  about labeling of “evaporated cane juice” pending a decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on sweetener labeling.…
Rank this Week: 1170

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: 1120

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: 1184

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

Covers California bankruptcy and Fair Dept Collection Practices Act issues. By Ronald Wilcox.

http://www.sanjosebankruptcyfdcpalawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever
    Based in Texas, Expert Global Solutions and its subsidiaries-ALW Sourcing, LLC; NCO Financial Systems, Inc.; and Transworld Systems, Inc., (which also does business as North Shore Agency, Inc.), collectively are the largest debt collector in…
  • Jun 28

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt
    When we think of people who file for bankruptcy, very often we tend to think of them as over spenders maxing out their credit cards and leading a carefree lifestyle; or perhaps we think of them as people who have lost their job and are now…
  • Jun 14

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 1128

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: 1411

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/
  • Jul 14

    When Buying a New or Used Car, Watch Out for Mostly Worthless Service Contract

    When Buying a New or Used Car, Watch Out for Mostly Worthless Service Contract
    Buy a new or used car these days and you can expect the salesperson to pressure you to buy a service contract or “extended warranty.” For a fee, which is usually rolled into the financing, these products provide repairs or…
  • May 7

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid

    Bankruptcy trustees are “clawing back” tuition paid for debtors’ kid
    According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Bankruptcy Trustees are using a legal argument called “fraudulent transfer” to take back tuition payments clients have made to their children’s colleges. This can be a…
  • May 5

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy

    5 Tips for Streamlining Your Bankruptcy
    The number one thing that slows down a bankruptcy case is the speed with which clients can assemble the necessary documents. By following these five tips, you can ensure that your bankruptcy moves quickly, and that you’re…
Rank this Week: 1436

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 13

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1330

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: 1453

numbrX Security Beat

numbrX Security Beat

Tracks reported personal, private and confidential data breaches which can lead to identity theft and credit fraud.

http://www.numbrx.net
  • Dec 1

    University of Tennessee Medical Center Private Patient Info Exposed

    University of Tennessee Medical Center Private Patient Info Exposed
    University of Tennessee Medical Center officials are alerting about 8,000 patients that hospital reports containing their private information were not properly disposed of and could pose a privacy breach risk. …
  • Aug 18

    Charter Employees Info Lost with Stolen Laptop

    Charter Employees Info Lost with Stolen Laptop
    Charter Communications Inc. is notifying 9,000 current and former employees across the country that their personal information was stolen, along with the laptop that housed it, last month from a Charter Media office in South Carolina. The…
  • Apr 20

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft
    Social Security numbers, pharmacy records and other personal health data from about 130,000 people covered by health insurance giant Wellpoint Inc. were left open for possible breach on the Internet, the health insurance giant confirmed…
Rank this Week: 1576

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Insurance Companies Misuse Credit Scores to Set Prices on Car Insurance

    Insurance Companies Misuse Credit Scores to Set Prices on Car Insurance
    Consumer Reports magazine September edition has a special report on how insurance companies use (really misuse) credit scores in determining how much to charge you for your car insurance. Each insurer cherry-picks about 30 of almost 130…
  • Jul 28

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?
    Does having too much credit hurt your credit score? Should you close credit cards to reduce your credit available? These are questions addressed by Barry Paperno a contributor to creditcards.com. Conventional wisdom 20 years ago was that if a…
  • Jul 8

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed
    The American Banker magazine has an article that asks “Can credit bureaus can finally be tamed?” The article describes a “tough fix-it order” imposed by federal and state officials that was supposed to force…
Rank this Week: 1698

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: 1899

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire
    The CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined the billionaire club, according to the most recent report by Bloomberg News. Jamie Dimon, the assembler of Citigroup Inc. and now head of JPMorgan, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, derived…
  • Jun 20

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American
    Retirement is supposed to be about enjoying those "Golden Years." Those who have spent a lifetime working, raising families and contributing to society are supposed to be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of all their labor - perhaps…
  • Jun 15

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 1600

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

Covers consumer finance developments, trends and analysis. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
  • Jun 16

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver
    In Oregel v. PacPizza, LLC, the First District California Court of Appeal denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration, holding defendant had waived arbitration based on substantial conduct inconsistent with its claimed right to…
  • Jun 10

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?

    One to Watch: Does Offer of Complete Relief Moot TCPA Class Claims?
    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit ruling in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co. The Court granted certiorari to answer the following three questions. Does an offer of complete relief render…
  • Jun 3

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1729

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

    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: 2000

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1609