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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Sep 22

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal

    Cal. Supreme Court to Hear Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware Appeal
    Professional objectors make a handsome living exploiting the flaws in class action rules, particularly regarding the objector’s right to appeal. While well-taken objections focus on deficiencies in a settlement that the court may have…
  • Sep 14

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire

    McLean v. State of CA: Prompt Payment of Final Wages Required for Employees Who Retire
    On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that the statutory provisions requiring the prompt payment of final wages apply not only to employees who quit their employment, but also employees who retire. McLean v. State…
  • Sep 7

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement

    9th Cir. Passes on Opportunity to Clarify Tobacco II Pleading Requirement
    In Haskins v. Symantec Corp., No. 14-16141 (9th Cir. June 20, 2016) (slip op. available here), a three-page unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit came to the unremarkable conclusion that a plaintiff bringing fraudulent advertising claims…
Rank this Week: 115

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 99

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put out a report assessing the definition of who qualifies as an accredited investor. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act mandates that this definition be reevaluated every four years. Accredited…
  • Dec 29

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Sep 21

    Hedge Fund Manager Faces SEC Charges For Insider Trading

    Hedge Fund Manager Faces SEC Charges For Insider Trading
    The SEC has filed insider trading civil charges against Leon G. Cooperman and his Omega Advisors. According to the regulator, the hedge fund manager made illicit profits when he bought Atlas Pipeline Partners  securities right before it…
Rank this Week: 162

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 31

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

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

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

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Sep 22

    FINRA Sanctions Avenir Financial Group For Fraud

    FINRA Sanctions Avenir Financial Group For Fraud
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has ordered Avenir Financial Group to pay a $229K fine over allegations that the latter engaged in the fraudulent sale of promissory notes and equity interests in the firm. Avenir is suspended from…
Rank this Week: 177

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 165

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: 206

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/
  • 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...
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
Rank this Week: 205

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 26

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York

    Methods of Service of Legal Papers on a Person: New York
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person
    In order to properly commence a lawsuit, the plaintiff must serve a Summons and Complaint or a Summons with Notice upon the defendant. Proper service under CPLR 308 can be effectuated in a few different ways including: Personally by…
  • Aug 26

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Sep 26

    Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – Auto-Dialer Uncertainty

    Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – Auto-Dialer Uncertainty
    Were you aware that when you tell a bill collector (including a student loan collector) to stop calling your cell phone, they must do so immediately?  Well usually.  It depends upon the type of telephone system the collector is…
  • Sep 23

    The Witch is Dead!!! ACICS, the Accreditor for Both ITT and Corinthian Just had its Own Recognition Revoked!

    The Witch is Dead!!! ACICS, the Accreditor for Both ITT and Corinthian Just had its Own Recognition Revoked!
    This is great news!!  Many of us have been complaining about the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) for the past year.  This is the accreditor for both Corinthian and ITT.  Both…
  • Sep 22

    Transparency for Student Loan

    Transparency for Student Loan
    Earlier this week I wrote about the transparency of costs of education and how private for-profit institutions are likely going to have to change their marketing to comply with stricter oversight by the CFPB and the accreditation agency for…
Rank this Week: 357

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: 297

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By Carton and Rudnick.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 397

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/
  • Sep 28

    DC United’s New Restrictions on Free Speech by Its Fan

    DC United’s New Restrictions on Free Speech by Its Fan
    by Paul Alan Levy My friends know that one of my main passions outside of work is soccer; I root for various teams abroad, for the US national teams, and especially for my home team, DC United; I even travel...
  • Sep 28

    Pharma Donors Impede Patient Advocacy Groups from Pressing on High Drug Price

    Pharma Donors Impede Patient Advocacy Groups from Pressing on High Drug Price
    by Paul Alan Levy The New York Times carries a story this morning about patient advocacy groups that do not speak out on high drug prices because they are dependent on financial support from the companies that charge those prices....
  • Sep 27

    Time for Prestigious Pets to Pay the Piper

    Time for Prestigious Pets to Pay the Piper
    by Paul Alan Levy Late yesterday, we filed an application for an award of attorney fees and sanctions, seeking a six-figure award against Prestigious Pets, the Dallas pet-sitting firm whose suit for breach of a nondisparagement clause was…
Rank this Week: 741

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: 504

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 587

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/
  • Sep 27

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?
    A new paper by Franceso D'Acunto and Albert Rossi, both at the University of Maryland's Department of Finance, contends that the Dodd-Frank Act resulted in "a substantial redistribution of credit from middle-class households to wealthy…
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
Rank this Week: 616

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/
  • Sep 27

    Calif. App. Court (2nd Dist) Confirms No Implied Right to HBOR Injunctive Relief

    Calif. App. Court (2nd Dist) Confirms No Implied Right to HBOR Injunctive Relief
    The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second District, recently affirmed the denial of injunctive relief to a borrower who claimed a violation of Cal. Civ. Code § 2924(a)(6) of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, holding…
  • Sep 26

    Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Holds Non-Party HOA Not Subject to Foreclosure, HOA Lien Not Limited

    Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Holds Non-Party HOA Not Subject to Foreclosure, HOA Lien Not Limited
    The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a summary judgment in favor of a mortgagee in two consolidated actions for declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the extent of the…
  • Sep 23

    6th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of Data Breach Consolidated Class Action

    6th Cir. Reverses Dismissal of Data Breach Consolidated Class Action
    In an unpublished ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently reversed the dismissal of consolidated class actions arising from a data breach, holding that the plaintiffs had Article III standing to pursue certain tort…
Rank this Week: 970

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Sep 26

    Non-HP Ink Cartridges Suddenly Stop Working in Some HP Printer

    Non-HP Ink Cartridges Suddenly Stop Working in Some HP Printer
    Hewlett Packard inkjet printer users often buy generic printer cartridges to save money compared to the HP branded ones. Earlier this month however, those no-name cartridges mysteriously stopped working in some HP printers giving users error…
  • Sep 19

    Fake News Websites with Fake Celebrity Endorsements Begin Scamming Again

    Fake News Websites with Fake Celebrity Endorsements Begin Scamming Again
    They’re back! Websites that impersonate TV news stations, magazines, or entertainment sites that disappeared about five years ago after being sued by the FTC are making a comeback. For example, there are dozens of links online to…
  • Sep 12

    Amazon’s Pooled Inventory Increases Chances for Fraud and Altered Seller Rating

    Amazon’s Pooled Inventory Increases Chances for Fraud and Altered Seller Rating
    Not everything sold on Amazon comes from Amazon. It has “marketplace” sellers too. These are independent third party companies that in essence pay Amazon to include their offerings in Amazon’s product listings. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 624

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.

    Wells Fargo Pulled Off a Massive Scam for Five Years. Here’s How.
    For at least five years, Wells Fargo was engaged in a practice of secretly opening some 2 million phony credit card and deposit accounts in an effort to put multiple banking products in customers’ hands. That kind of growth strategy was…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • 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…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
  • May 28

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud

    Jury Finds Hubler Dealership Committed Fraud
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces a jury verdict in favor of the firm’s client, Heather N. Kesling.  Ms. Kesling purchased an inexpensive car for $2098 from Hubler Auto Outlet and…
Rank this Week: 586

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: 752

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/
  • Aug 24

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone
    Few things are more annoying than repeated debt collection calls to your cell phone. Often, these calls are made by an automatic dialer. It’s not unheard of for people to get 10 or more of these robocalls per day. This is…
  • Aug 23

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act forbids a debt collector from making any false or misleading statements when they are attempting to collect a debt. If a debt collector lied to you, here’s what you need to know about your rights…
  • Aug 23

    Can a debt collector call me at work?

    Can a debt collector call me at work?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act strictly regulates collection calls while a person is at work. The Act recognizes that you have a right to keep your personal financial information private and that it’s difficult to maintain…
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification

    Second Circuit guts jury verdict with post-trial decertification
    Given the low probability that a class action will go to trial and the high probability that a settlement favorable to plaintiffs and their attorneys will be reached after class certification, there is a consistent “race to…
  • Jul 11

    New PCI requirements for retailer

    New PCI requirements for retailer
    For retailers that accept credit or debit cards and use service providers, a new version of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS v3.2) will impose new requirements as of November 1, 2016. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards…
  • Jul 7

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law

    The mysterious world of green chemistry: Maine’s green chemistry law
    Continuing our review of state green chemistry laws, Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products Act primarily requires reporting the use of specified chemicals in certain children’s products based on risk and hazard…
Rank this Week: 945

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Jul 14

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme

    Using Common Sense Can Keep You Safe From a Ponzi Scheme
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Put as simply as possible, a Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which funds contributed by new investors are used to pay purported “returns” or “profits” to…
  • Jun 29

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue

    FINRA’s New Changes Don’t Address Transparency Issue
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Although FINFA received 51 recommendations from a task force designed to improve the arbitration process, it recently announced only a few modest changes to the system. The number of…
  • Jun 29

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT

    Hugh Berkson Calls for More Rules on Nontraded REIT
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss New FINRA rules regarding nontraded REITs have some advisors crying off this investment. The rule requires advisers to report the actual value of those investments – less…
Rank this Week: 806

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
Rank this Week: 952

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer and foreclosure law. By Law Offices of Gerald Solomon, PA.

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

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond "foreclosure defense." Their response would vary from "oh, you…
  • Jan 11

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank

    Suing Your Servicer or Bank
    People sometimes ask me what I do for a living. I used to say that I am an attorney. They would then ask what area of practice I concentrated in wherein I would respond “foreclosure defense.” Their response would vary from…
  • Feb 10

    Maryland Mediation 2.0

    Maryland Mediation 2.0
    There is a pattern surfacing where homeowners, having survived the Great Recession, are now able to afford their homes if provided a HAMP or similar modification. The typical case involves middle class homeowners who lost jobs, income or both…
Rank this Week: 514

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
  • Dec 7

    Why don’t they vote?

    Why don’t they vote?
    It’s now a truism that the recent election was characterized — and won — by armies of grass-roots staffers and volunteers approaching voters one-on-one to make the case for President Obama and supportive House and Senate…
Rank this Week: 777

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: 812

Practical Legal Advice

Practical Legal Advice

Covers consumer and family law issues in Florida. By Carolyn R. Jones.

http://nefloridalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida

    Can You file suit for Alienation of Affection in Florida
    Alienation of affection(s) is a legal action, a tort based on willful and malicious interference with marriage relations by a third party. The elements constituting the cause of action are wrongful conduct of the defendant, plaintiff's loss…
  • Nov 15

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?

    At what age does Florida allow children to stay alone?
    Florida does not have a stead fast rule regarding the age that children can stay home alone. Instead the Department of Children's and Families does offer guidance to parents at the criteria they need to consider prior to allowing there…
  • Jul 5

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida

    How Child Support is Determined in Florida
    Child support is a substantial commitment. Under Florida law, child support payments are intended to be used for your child's portion of expenses such as rent, electricity, food, transportation, and his or her hobbies/entertainment. …
Rank this Week: 654

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: 933

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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

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

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

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

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

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

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 994

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

Nolo.com's Podcast topics include estate planning, wills, trusts, divorces, contracts, hiring a lawyer, copyrights, trademarks, patents, personal injury, bankruptcy and more.

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 620

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

By F. Bennett Callicoat.

http://tulsabankruptcyandconsumerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)
    I'm old enough to remember Romper Room -- a kids show on TV back in the dark (as in "black and white") ages.  Romper Room had a regular segment called something like "Do Bee vs. Don't Bee" -- the idea being that you should be a "Do Bee"…
  • Oct 30

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?
    Some clients were in the office and were consulting me about some business debts they'd personally guaranteed from a failed business. Facing the prospect of multiple lawsuits, they wanted to know if a bank could garnish their son's bank…
  • Sep 13

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!
    “Help! My landlord has given me 48 hours to leave my apartment and I have no place to go!” Unfortunately, this was a real life plea I received just the other day. The man on the phone told me that he’d had a dispute with his landlord…
Rank this Week: 846

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
  • Sep 28

    Watch this video before you buy a used car

    Watch this video before you buy a used car
    CarMax -- the largest retailer of used cars in the nation -- continues to sell unsafe recalled vehicles, deceptively advertised as having passed a rigorous "125+ point inspection" and qualifying to be sold as "CarMax Quality Certified"…
  • Sep 20

    How Was Wells Fargo Able to Act So Criminally For So Long?

    How Was Wells Fargo Able to Act So Criminally For So Long?
    Great story in "The Hill" about the one weird trick that corporate criminals like Wells use to cover their tracks . . . a very common trick consumers must know how to spot! Wells Fargo's scandalous practice of secretly opening more than 2…
  • Sep 7

    Americans overwhelmingly want to end the forced arbitration racket

    Americans overwhelmingly want to end the forced arbitration racket
    For more information, contact Amanda Werner,awerner@ourfinancialsecurity.org, (202) 973-8004.CFPB Arbitration Rule Earns Strong and Widespread Support Across The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule to…
Rank this Week: 3245

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: 2108

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Sep 28

    CFPB discusses handling of student loan partial prepayments by servicer

    CFPB discusses handling of student loan partial prepayments by servicer
    John L. Culhane, Jr. In a new blog post by Student Loan Ombudsman Seth Frotman, the CFPB discusses its concerns regarding how student loan servicers may be responding to borrowers seeking to make partial prepayments on their student loans and…
  • Sep 28

    CFPB September 2016 complaint report highlights money transfer complaints, complaints from Pennsylvania consumer

    CFPB September 2016 complaint report highlights money transfer complaints, complaints from Pennsylvania consumer
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its September 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about money transfers and complaints from consumers in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia metro area.  The CFPB began taking money…
  • Sep 27

    CFPB enters into consent order with auto title lender

    CFPB enters into consent order with auto title lender
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has entered into a consent order with TMX Finance, LLC to settle allegations that the company did not provide sufficient information to consumers about the terms of auto title loans, pawns or…
Rank this Week: 3642

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Shot by shot recreation of photos with male and female roles reversed, in response to a sexist GQ pictorial. Transformative, but in a good way—the reverse of the mocking transformations I cataloged in My Fair…
  • Sep 27

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!
    Consider this story about "canned pumpkin" actually being squash.  False advertising, even if compliant with FDA regulations?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 27

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use
    I have a conversation with Henry Jenkins on these topics up at his blog.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 2346

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/
  • Sep 27

    Privacy Rules Surrounding Student Mental Health

    Privacy Rules Surrounding Student Mental Health
    September can bring about lots of changes, especially for college students. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a guide for departing college students and their families on mental illness, including navigating certain…
  • Sep 7

    OCR Sets Sights on Smaller HIPAA Breache

    OCR Sets Sights on Smaller HIPAA Breache
    Covered entities and business associates can expect increased scrutiny for breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Starting August 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’…
  • Sep 1

    Advisory Alert: 9th Cir. Rules Common Carriers Beyond FTC Authority

    Advisory Alert: 9th Cir. Rules Common Carriers Beyond FTC Authority
    In a decision that could significantly impact the scope of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on August 29, 2016, that…
Rank this Week: 2209

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/
  • Sep 26

    Should I take pictures of my vehicle when I've been in a car wreck in Alabama?

    Should I take pictures of my vehicle when I've been in a car wreck in Alabama?
    A common question that comes to mind when we've been in a car wreck is, "Should I take pictures of my vehicle?" The simple answer is yes. Take them as early as you can, and as many pictures as you possibly can. Stay safe when taking…
  • Sep 21

    Definition: Interrogatorie

    Definition: Interrogatorie
    Interrogatories are written questions that can be served from one party to the other. Instead of doing face to face deposition, we can write our questions out to the other side for them to answer within a set amount of time. The other side…
  • Aug 31

    What's the difference between arbitration and mediation?

    What's the difference between arbitration and mediation?
    Sometimes we deal with cases that require arbitration, and other times the case requires meditation. What do these terms mean? Arbitration is where your case is looked at by 1 or 3 people, and they decide by their own rules who wins or…
Rank this Week: 1366

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Sep 26

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
    While most web pages addressing how to get a debt collector to stop calling focus on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, federal law provides an additional weapon for consumers to stop them from being harassed mercilessly with phone…
  • Sep 22

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum
    In North Carolina, every driver operating on our roads must have a minimum of $30,000 in personal injury liability coverage for any one person injured in an at-fault crash and $60,000 if there are multiple persons injured. Regrettably, these…
  • Sep 2

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report
    In Wake County, there are a number of local law enforcement agencies that may come to the scene of a car wreck, including the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. If you are involved in an automobile accident specifically within Raleigh city…
Rank this Week: 4875

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad

    CFPB Sues Credit Repair Company and Advises Consumers Not to Fall for Misleading Credit Repair Ad
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the credit repair company Prime Marketing Holdings alleging it charged consumers illegal advance fees and misrepresented the cost and effectiveness of…
  • Sep 12

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter

    Trans Union’s Tenant Screening Service Trips Up NPR Reporter
    Bobby Allyn, a NPR reporter for station WHYY in Philadelphia writes in the Washington Post about his experience with Trans Union having mixed his identity with that of a criminal imprisoned in Tennessee. Mr Ally had applied to rent an…
  • Aug 31

    Using Credit Card Chargeback

    Using Credit Card Chargeback
    Checkbook publishes useful reports on consumer products and services. They have an updated report on using credit card chargebacks in cases of defective goods or fraudulent charges of any kind. The Fair Credit Billing Act gives consumers the…
Rank this Week: 1307

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Sep 23

    How Do We Stop Big Banks Like Wells Fargo from Avoiding Liability for Fraud?

    How Do We Stop Big Banks Like Wells Fargo from Avoiding Liability for Fraud?
      Over the past five years, Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million bogus deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.  The practice let the company reap millions by charging its…
  • Aug 18

    Keep the Sun Shining In

    Keep the Sun Shining In
    Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers…
  • Aug 9

    The Rising Cost of Privacy

    The Rising Cost of Privacy
    A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting…
Rank this Week: 3225

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Sep 21

    Some Raw Deals for Kids Today

    Some Raw Deals for Kids Today
    You don’t have to be a severely allergic child whose parents – and school nurses – have been shamefully price-gouged by EpiPen-maker Mylan, to feel unjustly treated these days. For example, if your parents put you in Kiddie…
  • Sep 14

    It's a Car Dealer AND a Congressman!

    It's a Car Dealer AND a Congressman!
    I was almost starting to feel sorry for car dealers. Elon Musk's Tesla (also maker of lethal self-driving cars and rockets that blow up on launch pads) has been venturing into the car dealership business and becoming a real threat...
  • Sep 8

    9/11 Victims to the Saudis: See You In Court?

    9/11 Victims to the Saudis: See You In Court?
    Seems like every recent 9/11 anniversary (the 15th is coming up this weekend) has provided us the chance to talk about a civil justice topic in the news. Last year’s post (and others before that) focused on Congress' failure to...
Rank this Week: 4892

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The SEC Has Brought Charges Against Two Executives for Accounting Fraud in Nicholas Schorch’s flagship REIT Company

    The SEC Has Brought Charges Against Two Executives for Accounting Fraud in Nicholas Schorch’s flagship REIT Company
    According to published materials, two years ago the SEC started investigating, American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP) and its executives, for allegedly overstating financial results and deliberate concealment of financial mistakes,…
  • Sep 7

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Librizzi Suspended By FINRA

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Librizzi Suspended By FINRA
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding L.O. Thomas & Co , Inc. financial advisor Anthony Librizzi. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained…
  • Sep 6

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Megan Resch

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Megan Resch
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Megan Resch.  Ms. Resch is currently registered to sell securities with LPL Financial LLC in…
Rank this Week: 2832

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview

    Get Your License Back with a Chapter 13 – August 2016 Interview
    Katherine: Today, our friend, Tom McAvity, has joined us again and he’s going to share with us something that I had no idea about, that Chapter 13 could do, and I bet it will surprise you, too. Tom, thank you so much for joining us…
  • Aug 28

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender

    Google and Facebook Will Not Run Ads for Pay Day Loan Lender
    Google recently announced that it has stopped taking paid ads for payday loans. Facebook stopped taking payday loans about a year ago. This is a pretty significant development.  While you can still find payday loans online through…
  • Aug 28

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?

    Face-to-Face Bankruptcy Consultation in Your Living Room or Office?
    I am pleased to report that in addition to meeting with you at one of our five offices, we can now conduct an initial bankruptcy face-to-face consultation with you at your home or office. No need to worry, we aren’t really coming over,…
Rank this Week: 4858