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43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

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: 122

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/
  • Aug 7

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Winthrop Capital, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS WINTHROP CAPITAL, LLC?: Winthrop Capital, LLC is a “debt buyer”, buying…
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
Rank this Week: 127

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint
    Auto complaints are the most frequent consumer complaint, for the second year in a row, according to a new report published by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) just a few days ago.  Many of the complaint they reported were…
  • Jul 26

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing
    We receive many phone calls from consumers who complain about being scammed by their car dealer on their financing in what is called a car dealer yo-yo.  Generally, it works something like this:  You go to the car dealer and reach a…
  • Jun 27

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was honored last week at the Florida Bar annual convention for his 6 years of dedicated service volunteering on the Small Claims Rules Committee.  That Committee of the Florida Bar is responsible for recommending changes…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 201

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 19

    Review of 2012 Class Actions Reported in Law360 Finds Benefits to Consumer

    Review of 2012 Class Actions Reported in Law360 Finds Benefits to Consumer
    Gary E. Mason of Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP has written The Proper Measure Of The Value Of Class Actions for Law360. Excerpt: Of the 118 cases initiated in 2012, 102 (or nearly 90 percent) had reached a final resolution...
  • Aug 19

    Lauren Willis Article on Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud

    Lauren Willis Article on Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud
    Lauren E. Willis of Loyola of Los Angeles has written Performance-Based Remedies: Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud, 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 7-41 (2017). Here is the abstract: In resolving cases of unfair, abusive, and…
  • Aug 18

    Buckley Sandler Partners: Personnel Is Policy: Succession Possibilities At The CFPB

    Buckley Sandler Partners: Personnel Is Policy: Succession Possibilities At The CFPB
    In Law360, by Andrew Sandler and Benjamin K. Olson Here is an excerpt: It is not entirely clear whether the Dodd-Frank Act or the [Federal Vacancies Reform Act] controls in these circumstances. The one thing that is clear is that...
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Aug 18

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently granted in part and denied in part a mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss a borrower’s claim that the servicing transfer notice supposedly violated the federal…
  • Aug 17

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available

    6th Cir. Holds Debtors Could Compel Abandonment of Home If Little Equity Available
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court’s order granting the debtors’ motion to compel the trustee to abandon their home as property of the estate because it had little equity and thus…
  • Aug 15

    11th Cir. Holds TCPA Allows Partial Revocation of Consent

    11th Cir. Holds TCPA Allows Partial Revocation of Consent
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held the Telephone Consumer Protection Act permits a consumer to partially revoke her consent to be called by means of an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”), and…
Rank this Week: 382

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 17

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie
    The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own websites or…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question
    The CFPB has created a new online form for obtaining informal staff guidance on questions about CFPB regulations.  A link to the new form appears on the CFPB’s website on the “Compliance and guidance” page. It is…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program
    The CFPB has issued two new reports concerning student loans.  The first report, “CFPB Data Point: Student Loan Repayment,” examines how the payment patterns of student loan borrowers have changed over the last 14…
Rank this Week: 315

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 8

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough
    We have been seeing an interesting trend lately: debt buyers, without legal justification, moving for entry of a default judgment after the legal deadline. That deadline is one year after a consumer allegedly defaults in answering a…
  • Aug 8

    $36,000 Unifund Garnishment Stopped in its Tracks; Case Discontinued

    $36,000 Unifund Garnishment Stopped in its Tracks; Case Discontinued
    As always, time is of the essence when facing an income execution (garnishment). We needed to respond quickly to the final stages of a garnishment executed by Marshal Ronald Moses. In the underlying case, Unifund CCR, LLC was represented…
  • Feb 11

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)

    Debt Defense: Tips & Hacks 3 (Exempt Income Protection Act)
    Last week included a lot of exemption-claim work. We are testing the limits of New York's "bad faith" clause under CPLR § 5222-a(g)[1] to hold accountable a judgment creditor, its lawyer and Capital One bank for what we contend is an…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Aug 17

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
  • Aug 11

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway
    You are invited to join us as we host former congressmen Norm Dicks (D-WA) and George Nethercutt (R-WA); Bruce Evans, Majority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations; and Alex Keenan, Minority Staff…
  • Aug 3

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government
    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, a bipartisan group of four Senators from the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced legislation designed to improve the cybersecurity of devices purchased by the U.S. government and – albeit indirectly…
Rank this Week: 625

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician
    There is no singular public official who bears the entire burden for failure to prosecute banks during the foreclosure crisis. However, many of them do have some responsibility, considering some 9.3 million American families lost their homes…
  • Aug 8

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty

    Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty
    Wells Fargo has repeatedly found itself answering to government regulators for violating consumer rights – most recently for overcharging military veterans on home finance loans. Just one week before announcing the $108 million…
  • Aug 5

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble

    Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble
    Housing prices in four of the country’s largest cities – including Miami – have been deemed overvalued, potentially setting the stage for another housing market bubble. Prices for homes in Miami, Houston, Washington, D.C.…
Rank this Week: 471

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 8

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!
    While clearly so much has changed since the ThePopTort's last summer break, actually much remains the same. Take the issue of forced arbitration and gender discrimination. Last year, we closed out the summer with Roger Ailes trying to force…
  • Aug 1

    PIAA Goes All Scaramucci on Us!

    PIAA Goes All Scaramucci on Us!
    Back in May, we wrote (what we thought was) a satirical post about (what we thought was) a “boo-boo” by the head of the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) at an industry webinar. Most of the webinar consisted of...
  • Jul 27

    "Tort Reform" Imprint

    "Tort Reform" Imprint
    Sometimes we get so caught in the specifics of this bill or that bill, that we forget what’s behind all of them: an orchestrated 40-year corporate campaign to obtain control over the civil justice system. Taking power away from…
Rank this Week: 786

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence
    There are hundreds to thousands of United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks operating every day on the roads in North Carolina. The employees who operate these trucks can drive negligently and cause serious automobile collisions and bodily…
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney
    Of all the injuries that can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, slip-and-falls, and other accidental incidents, brain injuries are among the most financially and physically devastating. They can catastrophically change not just the life of…
  • Jul 21

    Collections or Credit Reporting After Bankruptcy Discharge – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney

    Collections or Credit Reporting After Bankruptcy Discharge – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney
    Have you received a bankruptcy discharge? Are you still receiving communications from debt collectors or have entries not been updated on your credit report? This (usually) has nothing to do with any improper work by your bankruptcy attorney…
Rank this Week: 738

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/
  • Jun 6

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector
    You take a break at work and find some voice mail messages. The weird thing is that your phone did not ring. How did these messages get here? Lilian Min at Cosmopolitan covers this in a new story she has...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Over the last few years, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been brought hundreds of debt collection lawsuits against Minnesota citizens. If you’ve been sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, here’s what you…
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 821

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?
    Back in the day when rock and roll was young, Hollywood made a series of movies about wild teenagers who drove their hot rod cars just as fast and wild as they were. One of the things Hollywood loved was a game called Chicken.That was where…
  • Feb 23

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)
     How to Buy a Used Car  TOP ELEVEN TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CARWith a big tip of the hat to our good friend, Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, CARS, has a great guide on how to buy a used car, with some…
  • Nov 11

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
Rank this Week: 549

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/
  • Mar 11

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call
    Are you being harassed by debt collection calls?  I speak with a lot of Indiana consumers, and harassing debt collection calls are one of the things I hear about over and over again.  What many people don’t know is that it is…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
Rank this Week: 501

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 576

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
  • Oct 17

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 785

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: 778

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: 660

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: 634

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

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

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

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

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

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

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 579

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: 716

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 The Law Office of Jonathan Rudnick LLC.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1114

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida
    Many clients ask us how a bankruptcy filing will affect their ability to rent a home or apartment. While bankruptcy can certainly make it more difficult to rent, it is not impossible. Potential landlords will take several factors into…
  • Aug 9

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?
    If you and your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are required to file jointly. Married couples can, in fact, file separately. When filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville, married couples have the following…
  • Jul 31

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce
    Ending a marriage is a hard choice to make, and unfortunately, it is not always a mutual decision. When one party wants a divorce, and the other does not, it can be an incredibly frustrating situation. In Florida, only one spouse has to want…
Rank this Week: 3447

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: 3089

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/
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 1408

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee
    On August 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed one of President Trump’s two management-side appointees, Marvin Kaplan, to the National Labor Relations Board in a contentious vote along party lines. Kaplan was sworn in on August 10, 2017,…
  • Aug 16

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise
    Recently, the Santa Barbara City Council, in an effort to combat the retail malaise on State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara, has approved a pilot program that would streamline the permit and review process for potential commercial tenants.…
  • Aug 15

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2116

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Aug 17

    The Court Is On The Lookout for this Rule Violation

    The Court Is On The Lookout for this Rule Violation
    Even when a rule seems tedious, sometimes that rule is a priority for a court. The Seventh Circuit Court of… Read More The post The Court Is On The Lookout for this Rule Violation appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • Aug 9

    Modern Day Slave Labor in the Fishing Industry

    Modern Day Slave Labor in the Fishing Industry
    For years, it has been an open secret in the Asian fishing industry that slave labor was in shockingly wide… Read More The post Modern Day Slave Labor in the Fishing Industry appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • Aug 2

    Drugs and Devices Disproportionately Endanger Women’s Health

    Drugs and Devices Disproportionately Endanger Women’s Health
    Healthcare is one of the most divisive and hotly-debated topics in America right now. From the repeal and replacement of… Read More The post Drugs and Devices Disproportionately Endanger Women’s Health appeared first on…
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The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
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NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
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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/
  • Aug 13

    Could Student Loan Debt Derail Your Retirement?

    Could Student Loan Debt Derail Your Retirement?
    A national web based publication, The Dollar Stretcher.com, picked up our article “Could Student Loan Debt Derail Your Retirement“.  We focused on sharing ways to avoid default and reducing student loan payments for Parent…
  • Aug 1

    When is it Legal for your Student Loan Servicer to Contact your Relatives?

    When is it Legal for your Student Loan Servicer to Contact your Relatives?
    There are limits as to when a student loan servicer can contact someone other than the borrower.  They cannot call the borrower’s place of employment if the borrower asks them not to.  They cannot robocall the borrower’s…
  • Jul 30

    Five Things You Should Know to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgivene

    Five Things You Should Know to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgivene
    Are you a teacher?  A police officer?  A fire-fighter?  Work in any capacity for local, state or federal government or a non-profit? Having doubts about whether your federal student loans are going to be forgiven after ten…
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Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 13

    Samsung’s TV Warranty Suggests Limiting Your Viewing of Certain Stations/Programs or Else!

    Samsung’s TV Warranty Suggests Limiting Your Viewing of Certain Stations/Programs or Else!
    While reading the warranty for a recently purchased Samsung HDTV, MrConsumer did a double-take reviewing one particular section. But first, you have to understand a little about the screen dimensions of high definition televisions vs. the…
  • Aug 7

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 2)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 2)
    Like death and taxes, you can count on manufacturers to continue to shrink their products. Mouse Print* reader Jack B. recently caught a change in Trident chewing gum. *MOUSE PRINT: Each package lost four sticks of gum, but each of the new…
  • Jul 31

    Hotels Tighten Cancellation Policie

    Hotels Tighten Cancellation Policie
    Many people are used to canceling hotel reservations sometimes at the last minute without penalty or cancellation fees. Not anymore. Several major hotel chains quietly imposed stricter cancellation rules recently, including Marriott, Hilton,…
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Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law
    The new Florida law that establishes criminal penalties for association fraudsters should help many associations to contend with suspicious and irregular activities by unscrupulous board members. Association boards of directors control the…
  • Aug 1

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure
    After several years of failed attempts, the estoppel bill has become law in Florida and mandates major changes to the way community associations in the state prepare estoppel letters (also called estoppel certificates), which are legal…
  • Jul 19

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide

    Community Association 2017 Legislative Guide
    If you don’t have a PDF plugin for this browser you can Click here to download the PDF. 
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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
  • Aug 10

    New Barbooks Attorney Practice Manual for Helping Military & Veteran

    New Barbooks Attorney Practice Manual for Helping Military & Veteran
    I am proud to have been asked to help write a chapter in the Oregon State Bar's newest practice guide for attorneys, this one aimed at helping attorneys with representing active-duty servicemembers and veterans. I got to work with a very…
  • Aug 3

    Just 3 of the Biggest Lies Bank Lobbyists Use to Say FU to Accountability

    Just 3 of the Biggest Lies Bank Lobbyists Use to Say FU to Accountability
    Great article in The Hill about three big lies the Big Banksters are pushing to persuade Congress to keep consumers from being able to bring class actions against banks who rip off people millions at a time.An excerpt: Big Lie No.…
  • Aug 1

    Good Advice from CFPB - the only agency looking out for real people

    Good Advice from CFPB - the only agency looking out for real people
    We often hear that older Americans want to "age in place." Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most people want to make even if they need…
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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
  • Aug 10

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?
    If you are struggling to pay off your student debt, you’ve likely asked yourself whether or not you qualify for student loan forgiveness. There are various programs, most of which are federally funded, that are designed to help…
  • Aug 1

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency
    When business slows down or unexpected expenses come up, it can be difficult to stay on top of your monthly loan payments. Unfortunately, the repercussions for missing payments can lead you to default on your loan, prompting your lander…
  • Jul 27

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?
    As of 2017, more than 44 million Americans have student loan debts. Even after graduating college and starting a career, debt burdens can become overwhelming and hinder your ability to get on with your life. If you are struggling under…
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Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Aug 9

    New Debt Collection Abuse Bill Being Considered by House Subcommittee

    New Debt Collection Abuse Bill Being Considered by House Subcommittee
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was a huge win for consumers in America faced with escalating debt. Under the FDCPA, debt collectors, or individuals that collect debts owed to others, are prohibited from using unfair or abusive…
  • Aug 2

    Gymboree Announces Mass Store Closings after Filing Bankruptcy

    Gymboree Announces Mass Store Closings after Filing Bankruptcy
    As the retail bankruptcy onslaught continues into mid-July of 2017, children’s clothing retailer Gymboree is the most recent victim in the struggle for stores in North America to stay solvent. Gymboree announced that the company will…
  • Jul 31

    What Happens When You File Bankruptcy?

    What Happens When You File Bankruptcy?
    This question, “what happens when you file bankruptcy?” is a common one for individuals troubled with debt, and the lack of a formalized answer can sometimes cause anxiety and inaction. Not acting on debt is among one of the worst…
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Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Aug 8

    Losses on Cole Capital REITs ?

    Losses on Cole Capital REITs ?
    Brokerage firms nationwide sold a number real estate investment trusts (REITs) sponsored by Cole Capital, including: Cole Office and Industrial Cole Advisor Corporate Income Cole Advisor Retail Income REIT Cole Credit Property Trust Cole…
  • Aug 8

    Losses on Cole Office and Industrial REIT ?

    Losses on Cole Office and Industrial REIT ?
    If you have suffered losses on your investment in Cole Office & Industrial REIT, contact us to learn how you may be able to recover damages from the brokerage firm that sold you the investment. Brokers often fail to disclose the risks…
  • Aug 8

    Investigation of Capital Financial Services Brokers-Mark & Herminia Sitter-The Woodlands, TX

    Investigation of Capital Financial Services Brokers-Mark & Herminia Sitter-The Woodlands, TX
    August 2017- Boca Raton, FL We are investigating  Capital Financial Services stockbroker Mark Raymond Sitter of the Woodlands, TX, and  his wife Herminia C. Sitter, who until June 2017, was also a  broker with…
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New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2
    This is Part 2 of an article we posted last week on former NBA-great, Tim Duncan, where we introduced the investing lessons that could be gleaned from Duncan’s relationship with his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks, who was…
  • Jul 28

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2
    Last month we learned that Tim Duncan’s financial adviser was sentenced by a federal court to four years in prison for defrauding the NBA legend of $7.5 million.  Duncan earned over $220 million during his playing career, so he is…
  • Jul 14

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?
    It takes a lot of courage to report illegal or fraudulent misconduct by one’s own employer.  This is because being a whistleblower carries significant risks.  Whistleblowers not only risk their current employment, but possible…
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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/
  • Aug 7

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law
    In enacting the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (S-1913), New Jersey joins a growing minority of states with so-called “swipe laws.” New Jersey’s law generally aligns with swipe laws in the approximately…
  • Jul 7

    EPA formaldehyde saga continue

    EPA formaldehyde saga continue
    Back in January, the EPA published its final rule restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood. While the original rule set compliance dates starting December 12, 2017 (with additional dates in 2018 and 2023), the rule has undergone…
  • Jun 29

    Specific jurisdiction ruling gives companies a new weapon to combat class action

    Specific jurisdiction ruling gives companies a new weapon to combat class action
    On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court limited the ability of plaintiffs to pursue nationwide class actions in state court. In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, the Supreme Court limited personal jurisdiction over…
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Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Covers consumer laws and debt collection defense. By James D. Murtha.

http://longislandconsumerlawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Zwicker & Associates, P.C.? WE CAN HELP.
    If Zwicker & Associates, P.C. entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Zwicker & Associates, P.C. had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Zwicker & Associates, P.C.…
  • Aug 6

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued by the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts? WE CAN HELP.
    If the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (e.g., “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2005-3,” “National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2,” etc.) entered a default judgment against you but you were never…
  • Aug 5

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.

    Being Sued By Selip & Stylianou, LLP? WE CAN HELP.
    If Selip & Stylianou, LLP entered a default judgment against you but you were never served with process, if Selip & Stylianou, LLP had your bank accounts restrained or your wages garnished, or if Selip & Stylianou, LLP is suing…
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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/
  • Aug 2

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    On July 5, 2017, in a decision which deepens a split among the Circuits, McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, FSB, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that mortgage underwriters are not exempt from FLSA overtime requirements. No.…
  • Jul 25

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer
    After the district court rejected their first deal in McKnight, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 3:14-cv-05615-JST (N.D. Cal.), the plaintiffs and Uber have submitted an amended settlement for approval. See Plaintiffs’…
  • Jul 7

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement
    Following three rounds of briefing in support of Plaintiff Vardan Karapetyan’s motion for preliminary approval of his class action settlement, on June 12, 2017, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted preliminary approval of a $5…
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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/
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Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 28

    Roadside Drug Testing

    Roadside Drug Testing
    Roadside Drug Testing: In 2016, Governor Snyder signed the Barbara J. and Thomas J. Swift Law.  This new law stems from a fatal car accident that occurred on Mar 20, 2013 in Escanaba.  A man, driving a logging truck, ran a red light…
  • Jul 25

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
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