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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 17

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

    Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing
    The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs…
  • Apr 17

    New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

    New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy
    The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
  • Apr 16

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key
    A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should have been brought up earlier in the legal…
Rank this Week: 25

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 17

    Auto Fraud Client Recommends Taras Rudnitsky and Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Auto Fraud Client Recommends Taras Rudnitsky and Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client: Carnetta Type of Case:  Auto Fraud / Breach of Warranty Client Review: I contacted a couple of attorneys knowledgeable on auto fraud cases. Needless to say they ask for all paper work but never responded back to me. When I…
  • Mar 28

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: GE / Rooms to Go Plaintiff’s Attorney: Bryan Manno, Esq. / Jeremy Soffler, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Case Outcome: CACH Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Money…
  • Mar 26

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client
    Plaintiff: Galaxy Portfolio LLC / Worldwide Asset Purchasing, LLC Original Creditor: Direct Merchant Bank, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Jonathan R. Singer, Esq. / Richard S. Weissman, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: O&L Law Group,…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Apr 17

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen

    In Memory of Leonard M. Rosen
    As family, friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of the Leonard Rosen, the fitting tribute by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz allows a glimpse into his exceptional contributions: But above all, Leonard was a good man. A generous man.…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected

    Legal Notice. Read Carefully: Your Rights May Be Affected
    In light of General Mills policy of claiming that its binding mandatory arbitration requirement (with class action waiver) applies to anyone who purchases its products, including via third-party vendors, I have decided, to post the following…
  • Apr 15

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium

    Suffolk/NCLC Student Loans Symposium
    I had the pleasure of participating in this weekend's very successful Research Symposium on Student Loans organized by Kathleen Engel of Suffolk Law School and Deanne Loonin of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) (NCLC, by the way, is…
Rank this Week: 115

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
  • Apr 1

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK

    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwK
    College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize http://t.co/KmkR2u4NwKThe post College Football Players on Scholarship Deemed “Employees” With Right to Unionize…
Rank this Week: 171

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 187

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 9

    What is a 1099-C?

    What is a 1099-C?
    "What is a 1099-C?" is the question taxpayers will be asking as these forms arrive in their mailboxes this year. If you received one of these forms, you may be confused. "Why did I get this? What does it mean?" You are probably starting to…
  • Mar 31

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit

    How To Defend a Debt Collection Lawsuit
    The Langel Firm is dedicated to coming alongside consumers who are facing debt collection lawsuits in New York. These lawsuits occur more often than many may think. If you have any unpaid debts, you may be sued by the debt collector. To help…
  • Feb 12

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"

    NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs Issues Hundreds of Subpoenas to Combat "Sewer Service"
    It is no secret that "sewer service" (the intentional failure to serve legal papers) has been a historic problem in New York City. To combat the problem, the New York City Council passed Local Law 7 in 2010 that holds process servers to…
Rank this Week: 228

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: 236

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down
    The Federal Trade Commission announced recently that defendants in a debt collection scheme frequently targeting Spanish-speaking consumers will not only be required to pay a $3.3 million penalty, but will also be barred from doing future…
  • Apr 14

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami
    A settlement deal reached in a Miami federal court ended with Bank of American and QBE Insurance Company agreeing to pay nearly $230 million for their dual roles in a kickback scheme that involved inflating the cost of insurance that was…
  • Apr 12

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida
    Many of those who have chosen not to fight a Miami foreclosure have learned the hard way that even giving up won't be the end of their struggles. Unfortunately, as some families find, that may be just the beginning, depending upon the way in…
Rank this Week: 272

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Apr 15

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

    Tom Deutsch of the ASF on Eminent Domain & Loan Modifications – A Mandelman Matters Podcast
    If Professor Robert Hockett is the man behind the plan to use eminent domain to take over underwater loans and write them down for homeowners, Tom Deutsch is his arch nemesis. This is an opportunity to hear how the opposition to the plan to…
  • Apr 14

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare

    How to Handle the Increased Costs We’ll All Pay Under ObamaCare
    ObamaCare's out of pocket maximums established by the IRS for 2014 are $6,350 for an individual and $12,700 for a family… so that means that we’ll all pay coinsurance, copays and deductibles up to those out-of-pocket limit…
  • Apr 14

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

    It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…
    It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for one more day, I think of Arlie.
Rank this Week: 268

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 280

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/
  • Apr 12

    FINRA Doesn’t Want Oversight Over Financial Advisers, Says CEO Ketchum

    FINRA Doesn’t Want Oversight Over Financial Advisers, Says CEO Ketchum
    According to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority CEO Richard G. Ketchum, the regulator no longer wants to be given oversight over financial advisers. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Ketchum said the self-regulatory agency had done…
  • Apr 11

    Large Hedge Funds Invested in Puerto Rico Bond

    Large Hedge Funds Invested in Puerto Rico Bond
    According to The Wall Street Journal, a number of large hedge funds and other nontraditional buyers got involved in Puerto Rico debt last month during the US Territory’s $3.5B bond sale, buying up to 70% of the deal. Brigade Capital…
  • Apr 9

    SEC Files Charges Over Securities Fraud Scams that Used YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, & Other Social Media

    SEC Files Charges Over Securities Fraud Scams that Used YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, & Other Social Media
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed securities fraud charges against Joseph Signore, Paul L. Schumack II, and their respective companies for their Florida-based Ponzi scam that purportedly used YouTube videos to target…
Rank this Week: 325

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/
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency RJM Acquisition, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum RJM Acquisition, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the…
  • Apr 9

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Unifund CCR, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Unifund CCR, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar.…
  • Apr 7

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?

    Harassed by Collection Agency Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC in New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC is an infamous collection agency and debt buyer, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for…
Rank this Week: 476

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: 479

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

Covers consumer rights law, including fair debt collection, fair credit reporting, consumer debt defense, and consumer bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Dimitrios Kolovos, LLC.

http://www.consumerlitigators.com/
  • Dec 26

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?
    Essentially, you must have accumulated enough recent Work Credits to pass the Recent Work Test and be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  You earn Work Credits when you have paid enough social security…
  • Dec 22

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania There are three main ways to find yourself as a defendant in the Court of Common Pleas (“CCP”):  1) a case was appealed from a Magisterial District Justice…
  • Dec 21

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 520

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae

    Wells Fargo Reaches $591 Million Mortgage Deal with Fannie Mae
    Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) has arrived at a $591 million mortgage settlement with Fannie Mae (FNMA). The arrangement resolves claims that the banking institution sold faulty mortgages to the government run-home loan financier and covers…
  • Apr 15

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond

    SEC Takes a Closer Look at Municipal Bond
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission is finally beginning to scrutinize municipal bond issuers. Recent efforts include the opening of investigations into whether certain municipalities misled investors about their financial well-being…
  • Apr 12

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge

    SAC Capital Advisor’s $1.8B Criminal Securities Fraud Settlement with the DOJ is Accepted by a Federal Judge
    U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has approved the criminal settlement reached between the US Department of Justice and SAC Capital Advisors LP. The hedge fund, which was founded by Steven A. Cohen, consented to pay a $1.8 billion…
Rank this Week: 635

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: 653

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: 706

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/
  • Apr 7

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage

    Decision on FDCPA and RESPA Claims Against Nationstar Mortgage
    There was a recent decision relating to Nationstar which was sued under the FDCPA and RESPA and we thought it was an interesting opinion so we did a video review of the actual opinion. You can read the decision (Dynott v. Nationstar) and we…
  • Feb 17

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"

    "Why am I getting letters from Ferry & Nicholas and bankruptcy lawyers before I've been served with a collection lawsuit?"
    Alabama consumers are being sued by debt collectors in staggering numbers. Often, before you are even served by the sheriff with a lawsuit, you will receive a letter from Ferry & Nicholas which claims to be a "non lawyer mediation firm"…
  • Feb 15

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim

    Consumer Power -- Procrastination and BP Oil Spill Claim
    I hope you are having a great week -- after much chatter about it we finally got a bit of snow where I live in Birmingham. Anyone ready for Spring? When we look forward to something, we want time to "fly" by but when we dread something, we…
Rank this Week: 701

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/
  • Apr 11

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
  • Mar 28

    Update your will or trust

    Update your will or trust
    This is completely off topic, but the point of this blog is to make sure my readers are protected. It has always been about education, with a little fun thrown in on the side. Well, today is all education. In...
  • Mar 21

    Collecting on a debt past the statute of limitation

    Collecting on a debt past the statute of limitation
    I have talked about debt collectors collecting on a debt past the statute of limitations before. But, it is time to update this as it continues to happen! The statute of limitations states a certain amount of time for a...
Rank this Week: 791

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Apr 11

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?

    Sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC in Michigan?
    Have you been sued by Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson, & Hornik, LLC? If so you are not alone. Whether you are sued based on an underlying credit card debt, deficiency, or judgment, our experienced attorneys can attempt to negotiate a deal…
  • Apr 9

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer

    Michigan FDCPA Violation Lawyer
    Many individuals that have been subject to the debt collection process perceive it as confusing, questionable or even unfair. That was the exact sentiment of Wallace, who brought a claim against a debt collector over a letter it sent…
  • Apr 3

    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan?

    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan?
    Sued by Midland Funding, LLC in Michigan? We can help If you have past due debts on credit card accounts, deficiencies, or other debts you may have creditors calling and harassing you. Eventually, the debt may be purchased by a third party…
Rank this Week: 838

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Covers Florida lemon law.

http://mannerlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 820

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: 814

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

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

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

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

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

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)

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

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)
    A St. Louis, Missouri podiatrist has plead guilty to obstructing a federal audit when she provided the Medicare program with a false and backdated treatment record, U.S.  said Thursday.
Rank this Week: 903

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 17

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision

    CFPB proposes extension of remittance transfer rule depository institution exception and other revision
    Barbara S. MishkinThe CFPB has issued a proposal to extend for five years the temporary exception in its remittance transfer rule that allows insured depository institutions to estimate fees and exchange rates in certain circumstances. …
  • Apr 17

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority

    Bill introduced to limit CFPB smaller bank supervisory authority
    Barbara S. MishkinA bill introduced by Republican Senator Dan Coats would further limit the CFPB’s supervisory authority as to insured depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less. Under Dodd-Frank,…
  • Apr 17

    FDIC regional offices issue UDAP guidance on continuous overdraft fee

    FDIC regional offices issue UDAP guidance on continuous overdraft fee
    Barbara S. MishkinBased on the CFPB’s rulemaking agenda issued in December 2013, we continue to expect overdraft programs to be the subject of another CFPB white paper and/or an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this year.  (In…
Rank this Week: 942

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: 977

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/
  • Mar 27

    Criminal Investigation into GM

    Criminal Investigation into GM
    Criminal Investigation into GM Investigation
  • Mar 27

    Size of GM Recall

    Size of GM Recall
    What is the size of the recall An estimate of the size and significance of the recall
  • Mar 27

    GM RECALL

    GM RECALL
    GM RECALL GM RECALL
Rank this Week: 1006

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim

    How to avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim
    The lawyers at Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers have seen an uptick in people having their identities stolen for tax purposes.  Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your personal information to get a tax refund from the Internal…
  • Mar 3

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report

    Public records and inquiries – don’t overlook these key sections on your credit report
    Public records such as judgments and tax liens can mistakenly be placed on your credit report.  This error happens quite frequently to people with similar names.  It can have a major negative impact on your credit score so you want…
  • Feb 24

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score

    Become an authorized user to improve your credit score
    When you have bad credit, or little-to-no credit it can be a struggle to find a creditor that is willing to give you an opportunity to show you are able to manage new debt. This makes it even more difficult to improve your credit. One easy…
Rank this Week: 992

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/
  • Apr 17

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee

    Court Finds Plaintiff’s FDCPA Complaint Filed in Bad Faith, Awards Fee
    While there are many reported cases discussing attorney fee awards to successful plaintiffs under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, fee awards for defendants who had to endure bad faith complaints are few and far between. …
  • Apr 7

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie

    House Committee to Query Financial Regulatory Agencie
    The House Financial Services Committee will question representatives of federal financial regulatory agencies during a hearing tomorrow entitled, “Who’s In Your Wallet: Examining How Washington Red Tape Impairs Economic…
  • Apr 4

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY

    10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY
    Title loan lenders are under fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced this week that he reached “agreements” with 10 repossession agents to stop accepting their repossession assignments.…
Rank this Week: 1133

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/
  • Apr 10

    CAFA Removal Appeal to Watch

    CAFA Removal Appeal to Watch
    Here's one to watch.  The Supreme Court agreed earlier this week to consider whether defendants seeking removal of a proposed class suit to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act must provide additional evidence supporting…
  • Apr 8

    France Adopts Limited Class Action Rule

    France Adopts Limited Class Action Rule
    We have posted before about the potential spread of class action litigation to other countries.  Now comes word that French President François Hollande has signed into law France’s new Consumer Law, which includes…
  • Apr 3

    State Supreme Court Rejects Fishing Expedition of Experts' Employer

    State Supreme Court Rejects Fishing Expedition of Experts' Employer
    The Texas Supreme Court rejected plaintiffs' attempt to engage in a "fishing expedition"  of the employer of two experts retained in a product liability dispute. See In re Ford Motor Co., No. 12-1000 (Tex., 3/28/14). In this…
Rank this Week: 1093

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/
  • Apr 15

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument

    Cal. Supreme Court Hears Iskanian v. CLS Oral Argument
    Oral arguments in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032, took place before the California Supreme Court on April 3, 2014 (Mr. Iskanian is represented by Capstone Law APC). Previously, the Court of Appeal had affirmed an…
  • Apr 7

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case

    Young v. Hilton: 9th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of California Recording Case
    On March 20, 2014, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against Hilton, based on violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act (“CIPA”) by recording incoming customer…
  • Apr 1

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in ATM Sticker Notice Case
    On March 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied a certiorari petition in First National Bank of Wahoo v. Charvat, No. 13-679 (8th Cir. 2013), a case involving the core question of whether a statutory violation is enough to confer Article III…
Rank this Week: 1272

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: 1199

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: 1241

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: 1278

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: 1258

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

Covers issues and topics relating to consumer law as it relates to car lemon laws and auto dealer fraud. By Kemnitzer, Anderson, Barron, Ogilvie & Brewer.

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Arbitration Ploy Could Backfire

    General Mills Arbitration Ploy Could Backfire
    Arbitration clauses hidden in the small print of many contracts take away consumers' right to sue in court, the right to a jury trial, the right to discovery of internal corporate documents, the right to class actions, the right to appeal,…
  • Apr 14

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy
    A course in financial literacy is one subject Americans need most, and yet it is most often omitted from high school, or even college, class offerings. Math is only one component of financial literacy. Understanding the power of advertising,…
  • Apr 14

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy

    Reading, Writing and Financial Literacy
    A course in financial literacy is one subject Americans need most, and yet it is most often omitted from high school and college classes. Math is only one component of financial literacy. Understanding the power of advertising, sales…
Rank this Week: 1316

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 2

    General Motor's Ignition Switch Nightmare

    General Motor's Ignition Switch Nightmare
    Steve Moskos, South Carolina Lemon LawyerMy good friend, Steve Moskos, a dedicated lemon law attorney in South Carolina reminded me of a few things about the current General Motors ignition switch recall which has turned in a public relations…
  • Feb 12

    Sinkhole Sucks Down 8 Corvettes in Kentucky

    Sinkhole Sucks Down 8 Corvettes in Kentucky
    8 Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky disappeared down a massive sinkhole inside one of the museum buildings before the museum opened today, February 12, according to Automotive News.A 40 foot wide hole opened…
  • Dec 4

    New Ford Mustang Design Unveiling December 5, 2013

    New Ford Mustang Design Unveiling December 5, 2013
    Just shy of 50 years after Ford released its first Mustang, the company is on the verge of announcing its Camaro-fighting design and style change.According to Automotive News press reports, Ford will unveil the new 2015 Mustang design on…
Rank this Week: 1347

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: 1295

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding

    Free Lance-Star and Fisker Automotive: Development of the ‘For Cause’ Exception to Credit Bidding
    On April 14, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion limiting the credit bid of a party asserting that it held senior secured position in all assets of the debtors. In re The Free …
  • Apr 17

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?

    If My Chapter 13 is Dismissed, Who Gets the Money?
    Recently, the district court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled on one of the important unresolved issues in chapter 13 bankruptcy: If a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed, what happens to money that the chapter 13 trustee…
  • Apr 17

    Do I Need to File My Tax Returns Before Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Need to File My Tax Returns Before Filing for Bankruptcy?
    April 15th is the deadline to file 2013 tax returns with the IRS and your state taxing authority unless you’ve received an extension to file.  But you may notice we ask for several years of tax returns (if you were …
Rank this Week: 1469

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Biggest Recent FINRA Fines Point to Poor Supervision at Large Broker-Dealer

    Biggest Recent FINRA Fines Point to Poor Supervision at Large Broker-Dealer
    Apparently the opportunity for bad brokers to engage in wrongful conduct is enabled by big brokerage firms, as recent Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fines indicate that these businesses fail to properly supervise their foot…
  • Apr 4

    Managed Futures Fund Fees: When Is Enough Enough?

    Managed Futures Fund Fees: When Is Enough Enough?
    When are money management fees too much? It is hard to imagine that any investor who has sought the guidance of professional financial advisors has not asked himself or herself this question at least once - most likely more. In the case of…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Files LPL Financial for Failures to Supervise Alternative Investment

    FINRA Files LPL Financial for Failures to Supervise Alternative Investment
    LPL Financial LLC has been hit again for supervisory failures stemming from the recommendation of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as other illiquid investments, begging the question whether the fines are large enough…
Rank this Week: 1430

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: 1462

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
  • Apr 15

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law
    The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability…
  • Apr 11

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment
    New Jersey's employment laws protect employees from workplace sexual harassment. People accused of sexual harassment may be subject to individual liability under both civil and criminal laws. Employers may also be found liable for sexual…
Rank this Week: 1637

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 14

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping

    They Advertise “Free” Shipping But Default to “Pay” Shipping
     A senior citizen friend was in need of a new TV, so MrConsumer found a wonderful deal on a 32″ Sony for only $199.99 with no sales tax and free shipping at Newegg. Yes, it is reconditioned, but MrConsumer owns two reconditioned…
  • Apr 7

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?

    MetroPCS: “All 4G Phones Only $29″ ?
     MetroPCS has been advertising a “$29 for All Sale” where “All 4G phones on our nationwide 4G LTE network are now just $29.” MrConsumer thought what a great way to get a high-end 4G-LTE cellphone like the Samsung…
  • Mar 31

    No Joke, Sears Advertises Customers’ Complaint

    No Joke, Sears Advertises Customers’ Complaint
     For inexplicable reasons, until recently, Sears maintained a page on its “Shop Your Way” website that was automatically populated with customers’ reviews and comments. The result of this automation was that…
Rank this Week: 1736

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    American Bankruptcy Institute Seminar on Student Loan

    American Bankruptcy Institute Seminar on Student Loan
    I will be attending the American Bankruptcy Institute's Student Loan Debt Crisis Symposium being held in in Washington DC on May 30.  The timing of this event could not be better.  The student loan problem keeps getting worse and it…
  • Jan 24

    Court Denies CitiBank Interest When Contract Lost

    Court Denies CitiBank Interest When Contract Lost
    What happens when a bank cannot produce a copy of their credit card agreement during a lawsuit for an unpaid account balance?  Well, that was exactly the situation when CitiBank sued Teresa Cooper in the Superior Court of Vermont, and…
  • Jan 23

    Junk Debt Buyer Accused of Manufacturing Evidence

    Junk Debt Buyer Accused of Manufacturing Evidence
    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a junk-debt buyer, Bradstreet & Associates, accusing that firm of charging an inflated interest of 22% on debts for overdrawn bank accounts that may only charge 6%…
Rank this Week: 1636

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Feb 20

    Our Past Defines Our Future

    Our Past Defines Our Future
    At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good. The biggest change has been the addition of the…
  • Dec 30

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.

    To all the Veterans and Future Veterans - God Bless you.
    To all who have served and their families - - Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you…
  • Aug 9

    Necessary Upgrade to the B-52

    Necessary Upgrade to the B-52
    The majority of clients of The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are veterans. Veterans enlisted and served to protect America, and our allies. Veterans and service-members know freedom and liberty are…
Rank this Week: 1690

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: 1685