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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jan 20

    Ben-Shahar & Strakilvitz on Contracting Over Privacy: A Symposium Introduction

    Ben-Shahar & Strakilvitz on Contracting Over Privacy: A Symposium Introduction
    Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz, both of Chicago, have written an introduction to a symposium, Contracting Over Privacy: Introduction, 43 Journal of Legal Studies, No. S2, 2016. Here's the abstract: This short essay introduces papers…
  • Jan 19

    Cooper & Wright on Economics in FTC Privacy Policy

    Cooper & Wright on Economics in FTC Privacy Policy
    James C. Cooper and Joshua D. Wright, both of George Mason have written The Missing Role of Economics in FTC Privacy Policy, Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, Jules Polonetsky, Evan Selinger & Omer Tene, eds., Cambridge University…
  • Jan 19

    Richard Cordray, Bob Dylan, and the future of the CFPB

    Richard Cordray, Bob Dylan, and the future of the CFPB
    Read this note from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray to his staff in the wake of the PHH decision.
Rank this Week: 96

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 173

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 20

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 1
    Our "Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks" series was inspired by our Facebook page that we're delighted to see obtain increased viewership. Our goal is to provide quick, useable, and current nuggets of information to strengthen your already…
  • Jan 6

    Vacating a Judgment Based on Bad Service? Bring This to Court!

    Vacating a Judgment Based on Bad Service? Bring This to Court!
    Improper service of the summons and complaint often is your primary weapon to seek relief against a judgment. Here's a blog post discussing the basic law involved in that process. Establishing lack of personal jurisdiction due to improper…
  • Dec 31

    A Special Thank You from Jesse Langel, Esq., Debt-Defense Counsel

    A Special Thank You from Jesse Langel, Esq., Debt-Defense Counsel
    It is December 31, 2016, and I need to thank our wonderful clients, colleagues, and the New York state judiciary, all of which enable us to further this rewarding practice. It has been another busy year for us unfreezing bank accounts,…
Rank this Week: 198

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: 265

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 290

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jan 11

    Top of the line debt collector defense

    Top of the line debt collector defense
    Client:  C Client Review:  Mr Taras & Mrs Tina are the best team to work on your debt collection defense! They kept me informed on the progress of my case and got the plaintiff to agree to a settlement and I don’t have to…
  • Jan 6

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you

    Attorney Rudnitsky . . .thank you
    Client:  George Client Review:  Mr. Taras and Ms. Tina are so helpful, knowledgeable and will fight for your case as he did mine with a debt suit. They took my case at a flat rate. He does not nickel and dime you. He is pro active…
  • Oct 18

    Highly Recommend

    Highly Recommend
    Clients:  Joy and Wess Client Review:  Mr. Rudnitsky Was wonderful. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and courteousness. He fought very hard to get us a win and would not give up till he did! He did exactly what he…
Rank this Week: 301

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

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

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

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

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

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

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 529

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service

    Consumer Report Reveals How Brokerage Firms Misrepresent Their Service
    Brokers offer financial advice to and transact a variety of securities on behalf of millions of investor households. Millions of Americans rely on their brokers to make complex long-term decisions about their retirement and long-term savings…
  • Jan 20

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Matthew Meehan
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Matthew Meehan.  Mr. Meehan was last employed and registered with E.J. Sterling, LLC, a Garden City, New York,…
  • Jan 18

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement

    BlackRock Charged By SEC For Removing Whistleblower Incentives In Employee Separation Agreement
    BlackRock has been charged by the SEC with removing whistleblower incentives in their separation agreements with employees, per the SEC. According to the Commission, BlackRock’s charges stemmed from allegations that the company forced…
Rank this Week: 1083

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/
  • Jan 19

    CFPB files suit against Navient — hopefully the exposure of their shady practices will help our Florida clients!

    CFPB files suit against Navient — hopefully the exposure of their shady practices will help our Florida clients!
    Do you have Navient as your student loan servicer?  Are you happy with them, do they do a good job?  Most of our clients despise Navient, and much of what Navient does may actually be illegal.  The CFPB filed a lawsuit against…
  • Jan 9

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action
    The CFPB announced in mid 2016 that it was looking more closely at student loan servicers  (companies that collect payments from borrowers) and their role in the increased student loan defaults.  It has announced this as one of…
  • Jan 9

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action

    Help Effect Student Loan Servicer Changes: Join a Class Action
    The CFPB announced in mid 2016 that it was looking more closely at student loan servicers  (companies that collect payments from borrowers) and their role in the increased student loan defaults.  It has announced this as one of…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Jan 19

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act

    Marblegate and a Dose of Reality for the Trust Indenture Act
    The Second Circuit on Tuesday released its long-awaited opinion on the Trust Indenture Act, Marblegate v. EDMC. Several of us Slipsters have been discussing the case behind the scenes, and others will have (more intelligent) things to say…
  • Jan 16

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant

    Scarcity, Money, and Undocumented Immigrant
    Scarcity refers to having less than one needs -- time, money, calories when on a diet. For example, not having enough money reduces a person's cognitive capacity as much as missing one full night of sleep. When Scarcity, by Sendhil...
  • Jan 11

    Bankruptcy Filings for 2017 -- Let's Say 767,000

    Bankruptcy Filings for 2017 -- Let's Say 767,000
    According to Epiq Systems, there were 771, 894 total U.S. bankruptcy filings in 2016, a decline of 5.8% from 2015. The overall annual decline in 2015 was 10.0% and was 11.8% in 2014. As I noted yesterday, the rate of...
Rank this Week: 998

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/
Rank this Week: 1085

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jan 5

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Every year thousands of North Carolinians suffer traumatic brain injuries caused by a variety of incidents. Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, and industrial incidents are among the more common ways residents of…
  • Jan 3

    Do The Home Depot Credit Card Collection Tactics Violate Law?

    Do The Home Depot Credit Card Collection Tactics Violate Law?
    When most people think about Home Depot, orange aprons, screws, and lumber come to mind – not unlawful debt collection attempts. However, like most large retail outlets, Home Depot now offers a range of credit and other charge cards,…
  • Dec 29

    Failure to Pay End of Year Bonu

    Failure to Pay End of Year Bonu
    Is your employer trying to avoid paying an end of year bonus? End of year bonuses are oftentimes the most anticipated and important bonus awarded to an employee. Although there is no obligation for an employer to offer these end of year…
Rank this Week: 943

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/
Rank this Week: 810

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 26

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket

    Tailgating Misdemeanor Ticket
    College Football Season: Tailgating Misdemeanor Tickets The college football season has started and with that students are being ticketed while tailgating.  Whether you’re studying at Wayne State University, Michigan State…
  • Oct 26

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney

    Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney
    Looking for a Troy Michigan Same Sex Divorce Attorney? We can help. Has the State of Michigan made it difficult for you to obtain a divorce?  Previously it was difficult to obtain a same sex divorce in this state.  This was because…
  • Oct 26

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney

    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorney
    People v Rea: Drunk Driving Updates with Troy Michigan Expert DUI Attorneys Recently the Michigan Court of Appeals heard a case involving an individual charged with operating while intoxicated after he drove drunk on his driveway.  …
Rank this Week: 882

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: 760

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

Covers landlord-tenant and consumer law. By the Major Law Firm.

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1111

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: 958

California Consumer Protection Law…

California Consumer Protection Law Blog

Covers California consumer protection issues, including debt collection and repossession. By the Law Offices of Brandon A. Block.

http://www.bblocklaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act
    California’s Fair Debt Buying Practices Act is now effective, as of January 1, 2014. It applies to any consumer debt sold or resold on or after January 1, 2014. The Fair Debt Buying Practices Act restricts the written statements debt…
  • Feb 1

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act
    The California State Senate has passed the Fair Debt Buyers Practices Act, which will require purchasers of consumer debt (“debt buyers”) to provide documentary evidence to consumers in order to ensure that their collection efforts are…
  • Nov 11

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate
    An earlier post details the two rights a California consumer generally has to get his or her car back following repossession or voluntary surrender of a car. To recap, the first right is to “reinstate” the car loan by paying all amounts…
Rank this Week: 1072

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto recalls, California lemon law, and unfair and deceptive business practices. By Law Offices of Howard D. Silver.

http://www.california-lemon-law-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay
    As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking…
  • Jul 3

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle
    As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.…
  • Jun 21

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 555

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

Covers class action cases, civil justice issues and consumer law matters. By David Sugarman.

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • Nov 13

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition

    For those facing collections efforts from Sallie Mae for Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland tuition
    So we’ve been hearing a lot from class members about Sallie Mae efforts at collection of debts arising from loans for those who attended Western Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu Portland who are part of the class action against those…
  • Sep 13

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary

    Moving to dismiss the appeal brought by Career Education Corp and Western Culinary
    For those interested, I’m posting our recent motion to dismiss and motion for reconsideration in Surrett v. Career Education Corp., our consumer fraud class against Career Education Corp for Western Culinary Institute/Le Cordon Bleu…
  • Sep 5

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 759

Lawsuit Loans

Lawsuit Loans

Published By Case Cash, LLC

http://www.lawsuitloansblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Lawsuit Funding Proce

    Lawsuit Funding Proce
    The lawsuit funding process is something that many clients are interested in and we hope to answer all of your questions about how lawsuit funding process works at Case Cash. This video explains Lawsuit Funding and the application process:
  • Oct 10

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?

    Looking for Lawsuit Funding in California?
    If you have been injured and have a personal injury lawsuit in California, Case Cash Lawsuit Funding can help you get a cash advance or lawsuit funding before your case settles. We are a nationwide company that aim to help plaintiffs get…
  • Sep 22

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance

    How to Obtain a Lawsuit Cash Advance
    Lawsuit cash advance is a convenient and easy way to get cash if you have a pending lawsuit. Lawsuit funds can take time to process, as it involves data collection, information and data verification process. This process can take from couple…
Rank this Week: 617

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 765

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Jan 21

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie

    The difference between Betsy DeVos and Past Education Secretarie
    I profiled the qualifications of two past education secretaries alongside the resume of Trump's nominee, Betsy DeVos' and the comparison is both stark and shocking.
  • Jan 20

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?

    Now we care about how Steve Mnuchin at OneWest Bank handled foreclosures?
    Trump's pick for Treasury Secretary is a good one. Yes, OneWest foreclosed more than it should have, but it also got better, becoming one of better servicers when modifying loans.
  • Jan 5

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.

    So, this is what actually happened on Monday in Washington.
    The New York Times broke the story, hundreds followed and soon there were so many angry calls from constituents to their congressional representatives that House Republicans were forced to back down on an amendment they'd passed in a closed…
Rank this Week: 4801

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 20

    Discharging Social Security Overpayments in Bankruptcy

    Discharging Social Security Overpayments in Bankruptcy
    Many retired or disabled individuals rely on the payments they receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay for their necessities. Unfortunately, the SSA can make mistakes and actually disburse too much money or even…
  • Jan 16

    Cancelling and Settling Timeshare Debt

    Cancelling and Settling Timeshare Debt
    Buying into a timeshare can seem like a sensible and affordable way to vacation with friends and family. But what happens if your finances tighten and your timeshare costs are no longer within your budget? With a contractual obligation to…
  • Dec 22

    New Year's Resolution: Get Out of Debt!

    New Year's Resolution: Get Out of Debt!
    Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to themselves each year but not many people can actually boast that they accomplished them. This year should be the year that is different. If you are in debt, make finding debt relief your New…
Rank this Week: 1664

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1256

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3874

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/
  • Jan 20

    The Price of PHI – A $2.2 Million USB Drive

    The Price of PHI – A $2.2 Million USB Drive
    A stolen unencrypted USB drive led to a $2.2 million settlement and a Resolution Agreement. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on January 18th a settlement with MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of…
  • Jan 13

    Time Waits for No One: OCR Announces First HIPAA Settlement for Lack of Timely Breach Notification

    Time Waits for No One: OCR Announces First HIPAA Settlement for Lack of Timely Breach Notification
    On Jan. 9, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the first HIPAA enforcement action for failure to timely report a breach. Often investigating and making formal…
  • Jan 10

    2017 Health Information Privacy and Security New Year’s Resolution

    2017 Health Information Privacy and Security New Year’s Resolution
    To start off the New Year, here are some potential health information privacy and security resolutions. You can use these Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly lists to map out your privacy and security tasks for the year, and then check them off as…
Rank this Week: 2068

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jan 19

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal

    Lubin v. Wackenhut: Decertification Order Based on Dukes Reversed by Cal. Ct. of Appeal
    On November 21, 2016, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed the decertification of a class of over 10,000 employees. The Court of Appeal held that the trial court should examine the plaintiffs’ theory…
  • Jan 9

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M

    Ochoa v. McDonald’s Case Settling for $3.75M
    McDonald’s Corporation has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle a certified wage-and-hour class action lawsuit in Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02098-JD (ND. Cal.). See Plaintiff’s Motion for…
  • Jan 4

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break

    Augustus v. ABM: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Provide Duty-Free Rest Break
    Last month, the California Supreme Court issued Augustus, et al. v. ABM Security Services, Inc., __ Cal. 4th __, 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. Dec. 22, 2016) (slip op. available here), a much-anticipated decision that clarified that employers may not…
Rank this Week: 3306

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam

    National Constitution Center Podcast on Tam
    Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro,  and I discuss Tam. The podcast can be found at the National Constitution Center's website, as well as on iTunes and other platforms.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.

    Seen around town: transformative works of the day, inauguration edition.
    Seen on my way back from the Tam oral argument:Activist Comicshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 19

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim

    9th Circuit rejects Slep-Tone's anti-copying claim couched as TM claim
    Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke & DJ Servs., LLC, No. 14-17229 (9th Cir. Jan. 18, 2017) (per curiam)Slep-Tone makes karaoke music tracks under the trademark “Sound Choice.” They’re released on…
Rank this Week: 2834

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jan 19

    Court reported to reject request of plaintiffs in another case challenging CFPB’s constitutionality for consolidation with PHH

    Court reported to reject request of plaintiffs in another case challenging CFPB’s constitutionality for consolidation with PHH
    Barbara S. Mishkin According to a Law360 report, the D.C. federal district court has denied the request of the plaintiffs in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew, et al. to consolidate their case with PHH on appeal to the…
  • Jan 19

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure

    Democratic leadership plans to oppose change in CFPB structure
    Barbara S. Mishkin As Inauguration Day approaches, the rhetoric about the CFPB’s future continues to heat up.  American Banker reported that, on a conference call with reporters earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Charles…
  • Jan 19

    CFPB previews company portal update

    CFPB previews company portal update
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has released an overview of an updated online company portal for viewing and responding to consumer complaints that it plans to launch in early 2017. The overview is intended to serve “only as a first glance…
Rank this Week: 3742

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/
  • Jan 19

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    The financial burden of a civil service appeal discourages many employees from filing.  However, a successful employee may be able to recover the attorneys fees she spent on the appeal.  Our attorneys handle civil service appeals…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration
    A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more people who act as co-owners of a business for profit.  Under New Jersey business law, a partnership may be created even when there is no written partnership agreement between…
  • Jan 16

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia
    Frequently, when you or a family member are first diagnosed with dementia, you still have the capacity and are legally “competent” to make your own estate planning decisions.  The four documents discussed here will assist a…
Rank this Week: 3693

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/
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court tackles case about collection of old debt

    Supreme Court tackles case about collection of old debt
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case involving an old debt that was past the statute of limitations. It’s not often that the Supreme Court hears a FDCPA case, so I…
  • Jan 18

    Supreme Court tackles case about collection of old debt

    Supreme Court tackles case about collection of old debt
    Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case involving an old debt that was past the statute of limitations. It’s not often that the Supreme Court hears a FDCPA case, so I…
  • Jan 17

    CFPB issues report on consumers’ experiences with debt collector

    CFPB issues report on consumers’ experiences with debt collector
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report titled “Consumer Experiences with Debt Collection.” The report was based on survey data collected between December 2014 and March 2015 from consumers who were…
Rank this Week: 3773

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jan 18

    Trump: Burning Down the House

    Trump: Burning Down the House
    You’ve probably heard of the “fireman arsonist syndrome,” a mental disorder where firemen set fires so they can be heroes who extinguish them. See also, hero syndrome. This is the best psychological description I can find of…
  • Jan 9

    HuffPo Repost: Medical Malpractice and the Mind-Blowing Hypocrisy of Obamacare Repeal

    HuffPo Repost: Medical Malpractice and the Mind-Blowing Hypocrisy of Obamacare Repeal
    A few years ago, General Mills tricked its customers into forfeiting their legal rights to go to court if, for example, a child were poisoned by a tainted bowl of cereal. The public outcry was immediate. “How can they do...
  • Jan 9

    Crime Storie

    Crime Storie
    Back in 2013, Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi wrote an article criticizing the Obama administration’s lax attitude towards corporate crime: This isn't brain surgery. You know what an effective deterrent to crime is? Jail! And do…
Rank this Week: 4632

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    Keeping Them Honest: Advice for Concerned Citizen

    Keeping Them Honest: Advice for Concerned Citizen
      On Friday, January 20, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the Oath of Office, and Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America.  Although Mr. Trump lost the popular vote (by nearly 3 The…
  • Jan 11

    Clean Water is Worth Fighting For

    Clean Water is Worth Fighting For
      Clean water is perhaps one of the most take-for-granted aspects of life in the United States.  I, for one, assume I use clean water each day due to living in a metropolitan area adjacent to one of the largest The post Clean Water…
  • Jan 2

    What the Death of the CFPB Could Mean For You

    What the Death of the CFPB Could Mean For You
    The results of the November presidential election shocked the world, leaving many to wonder what the future will hold when President-Elect Donald Trump eventually assumes the role of President. With his administration nearly assembled,…
Rank this Week: 3313

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jan 16

    How Much Milk Can You Squeeze Out of an Almond?

    How Much Milk Can You Squeeze Out of an Almond?
    Elsie the cow would probably turn over in her grave if she could see all the newfangled milks on the dairy shelf, like Milkwise, which we wrote about in 2015. And there are a lot of soy milks and almond milks. Almond Breeze is one of the big…
  • Jan 9

    T-Mobile Intros Honest Pricing

    T-Mobile Intros Honest Pricing
    Last week, T-Mobile announced something novel in the postpaid cellphone industry — the price you see advertised is the price you will actually pay on your bill — all taxes and fees included! And they did this by absorbing those…
  • Jan 2

    Can You Drench Your iPhone in Water?

    Can You Drench Your iPhone in Water?
    A new TV commercial by Apple depicts a senior citizen leaving his iPhone on loud in a puddle of water next to the swimming pool so he can hear dramatic music as he dives off a high tower. Here is the commercial: At the end of the commercial,…
Rank this Week: 2799

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    EPA publishes formaldehyde in compliance wood rule – Dec. 2017 compliance date

    EPA publishes formaldehyde in compliance wood rule – Dec. 2017 compliance date
    EPA recently published its final rule restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood. The publication now triggers the rule’s effective date (Feb. 10, 2017) and the first compliance dates (December 12, 2017). The rule…
  • Dec 1

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law

    Clamshell compliance: California’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law
    California remains on the forefront of sustainability and recycling requirements. A key restriction in California is the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law, which targets hard plastic product packaging (namely…
  • Nov 30

    Drone requirements continue to evolve

    Drone requirements continue to evolve
    Back in 2015, the FAA promulgated various rules and regulations regarding the use of drones, which included a requirement to register all such aircraft. The FAA has subsequently finalized its rule for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which…
Rank this Week: 1321

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1484

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?

    Was your bankruptcy case prepared in India?
    Here is the advertisement spam in today’s inbox: Attorneys Get Started with Team India Published by Actuit India on 20th January 2008 Hire Bankruptcy Petition Preparation Services Since 2008 Actuit has a disciplined team of paralegals…
  • Jan 6

    Must a Debtor’s Attorney Personally Meet With The Client?

    Must a Debtor’s Attorney Personally Meet With The Client?
      UNLV law professor Nancy Rapoport asks a series of questions in her latest article published in www.ConsiderChapter 13.org. To what extent must a debtor’s attorney personally meet with the client prior to filing the petition on…
  • Jan 2

    HAMP Program Expired: Now What?

    HAMP Program Expired: Now What?
    The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) expired December 31st.  After eight years of assisting underwater homeowners save their homes from foreclosure, the program has now ended. Approximately 10 million homes were lost to…
Rank this Week: 2788

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

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

    Santander Sued by Indiana Consumer for Breach of Peace Repossession

    Santander Sued by Indiana Consumer for Breach of Peace Repossession
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against several defendants, including Santander Consumer USA Inc., over a repossession that allegedly did not comply with…
  • Nov 26

    Indiana Consumer Sues Blatt, Hasenmiller, Liebsker & Moore For FDCPA Violation

    Indiana Consumer Sues Blatt, Hasenmiller, Liebsker & Moore For FDCPA Violation
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against Blatt, Hasenmiller, Liebsker & Moore, LLC, a debt collection law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The lawsuit,…
  • Sep 7

    Indiana Consumer Sues Sottile & Barile, LLC for FDCPA Violation

    Indiana Consumer Sues Sottile & Barile, LLC for FDCPA Violation
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against the Ohio law firm Sottile & Barile, LLC.  The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United States District…
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
Rank this Week: 1275

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    How Do I Stop Harassing Phone Calls from Creditors?

    How Do I Stop Harassing Phone Calls from Creditors?
    When you face the unfortunate situation of falling behind on your credit card, mortgage, auto loan or other bills, you may also find you’ve become the victim of debt collection harassment. The goal of this type of harassment is to…
  • Nov 8

    Florida Supreme Court Decision to Affect Homeowners in Mortgage Foreclosure Case

    Florida Supreme Court Decision to Affect Homeowners in Mortgage Foreclosure Case
    Case Law Update: Florida Supreme Court Issues Decision in Bartram v. U.S. Bank The Florida Supreme Court ruled in an important decision November 3 that will impact current and future mortgage foreclosure cases. The ruling in Bartram v. U.S.…
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
Rank this Week: 3583

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/
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
Rank this Week: 4471

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
  • Jan 6

    Why every American should insist that Congress not neuter the CFPB  

    Why every American should insist that Congress not neuter the CFPB  
    The very first proposal of the new Congress was to shut down the only independent ethics body -- that idea was stopped for now because of public outrage.There's an even worse idea building up steam, one that should be killed dead forever;…
  • Dec 25

    A Christmas Observation: Student loans follow you to your last breath

    A Christmas Observation: Student loans follow you to your last breath
    Did you know the US Government garnishes (takes money from) the Social Security payments of elders and disabled folks who owe student loans, and that they are not required to get a court judgment first? There's going to be a ton of proposals…
  • Dec 6

    ABLE Savings Plan lets Oregonians with disabilities accumulate assets without endangering benefits eligibility

    ABLE Savings Plan lets Oregonians with disabilities accumulate assets without endangering benefits eligibility
    For too long, people with disabilities could not save for the future out of fear of losing needed government benefits. The disability community fought long and hard to change this, and together we’ve come up with a solution.An Oregon…
Rank this Week: 3353

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

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

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 5

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter
    Moneytree, a payday lender, has been fined for deceptive advertising and collection letters.   Moneytree is alleged to have misled consumers with its online ads regarding charges to cash income tax-refund checks.  Some of the…
  • Apr 29

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
  • Jan 13

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

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
Rank this Week: 4072