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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    The BEST Debt Collection Defense Attorney

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

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!

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

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit
    Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. hired the debt collection law firm of Pollack & Rosen, P.A. to file a debt collection lawsuit against our client.  Atlantic Credit and Finance claimed that they had bought an old credit card…
Rank this Week: 70

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

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

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

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

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 97

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 249

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 239

Stop Collector Blog

Stop Collector Blog

Covers debt collection, debt collector harassment, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Lemberg & Associates.

http://www.stopcollector.com/category/blog
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 19

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check

    Federal Bill Would Stop Employment Credit Check
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently introduced the Equal Employment for All Act, which would stop employers from requiring job applicants to share their credit histories. According to a press release from Warren’s office, “It…
  • Dec 18

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery

    Colorado AG Sues United Credit Recovery
    The Attorney General of Colorado, John Suthers, recently announced that his office filed suit against United Credit Recovery. The lawsuit alleges that United Credit Recovery (also known as UCR) bought debt portfolios from US Bank and Wells…
Rank this Week: 225

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

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

    SEC Probes Whether Mutual Fund Managers Are Charging Investors Undisclosed Fee

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

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment

    Puerto Rico Owes $5.4B of Bond Payment
    Puerto Rico owes investors $5.4 billion of bond payments in the next 12 months. A lot of this debt is for COFINA, which is sales tax debt, and securities that were sold by the Government Development Bank. As a result of the upcoming…
  • Jul 21

    Royal Alliance Must Pay $1.4M To Retirees for Nontraded REIT, Variable Annuities Sale

    Royal Alliance Must Pay $1.4M To Retirees for Nontraded REIT, Variable Annuities Sale
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. panel says that AIG Advisor Group (AIG) subsidiary Royal Alliance Associates Inc. must pay $1.4 million to three retirees who claim that the brokerage firm was negligent when supervising the…
Rank this Week: 308

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 314

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 298

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt…

San Jose Bankruptcy & Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Federal Trade Commission Obtains Largest Civil Penalty Ever

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

    Three out of Five Bankruptcy Filings Are Due To Medical Debt

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

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall

    Federal Trade Commission Halts Illegal Robocall
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges they brought against Skyy Consulting, Inc., a California company doing business as CallFire, located in Santa Monica, California. CallFire provided voice-over-internet, a practice also known…
Rank this Week: 410

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 28

    Pie and Mash

    Pie and Mash
    Or a bit of this this and that. I've totally neglected cross-posting my writings on Dealbook here on Slips, so I give you two recent columns: The first, on Chase's living will, version 3.0 or thereabouts. The second, on the...
  • Jul 23

    Bankruptcy in Russia, 1740-1800, and the First Non-Merchant Discharge!

    Bankruptcy in Russia, 1740-1800, and the First Non-Merchant Discharge!
    I discovered something surprising in my summer research on the history of bankruptcy in Russia: It seems that the first modern, court-ordered bankruptcy discharge available to non-merchant debtors appeared not in the US or England, but…
  • Jul 22

    Dodd-Frank's Constitutionality

    Dodd-Frank's Constitutionality
    I'm testifying tomorrow before Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on The Constitution (yes, that's the official capitalization), about the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Act. Short version: nothing to see here folks. Slightly…
Rank this Week: 451

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    SEC Awards Over $3M to Whistleblower

    SEC Awards Over $3M to Whistleblower
    In the third highest award that the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued under its whistleblower program, the regulator is giving one individual $3 million for providing information that helped expose a complex fraud. The tip…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants the SEC to Reform Its In-house Trial

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants the SEC to Reform Its In-house Trial
    The US Chamber of Commerce is calling on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission make reforms to the way it conducts in-house trials. The Chamber wants the regulator to put into place a uniform policy of when such trials should take…
  • Jul 22

    Wells Fargo Must Pay Woman Over $8M For Alleged Fraud Involving Childhood Trust

    Wells Fargo Must Pay Woman Over $8M For Alleged Fraud Involving Childhood Trust
    Wells Fargo Bank (WFC) must pay a Dallas woman over $8 million. Texas State Judge Emily Tobolowsky said that the bank defrauded Angela Militello in its role as trustee for a trust that family members set up for her when she became an orphan…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 596

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 28

    Commemorating a Tragedy that Changed Tort Law

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

    Congress, Go Home

    Congress, Go Home
    It’s time for Congress to go home, stand in the corner and think about what they did (or maybe almost did). (I'm paraphrasing here our new national crusader and peacemaker, the all-powerful Taylor Swift. Maybe she'll have some…
  • Jul 20

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!

    Leaked Asbestos Memo from ATRA!
    Hey, take a look at the “confidential memo” just leaked to us! CONFIDENTIAL MEMO To: American Tort Reform Association Members From: PR Department Date: July 20, 2015 Re: Please don’t fire us…
Rank this Week: 816

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court

    QR Codes Mean FDCPA Trouble Says PA Federal Court
    A QR code visible on the face of an envelope embedded with an account number violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, according to a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. A QR…
  • Jul 27

    Florida Court Upholds Successor Servicer’s Use of Prior Servicer’s Record

    Florida Court Upholds Successor Servicer’s Use of Prior Servicer’s Record
    The Florida Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court’s order granting a new trial on the issue of damages in a mortgage foreclosure action, holding that a payment history authenticated by the successor loan…
  • Jul 27

    CFPB, DOJ Enter Into Alleged ‘Discretionary Pricing’ Discrimination Consent Order with Auto Finance Company

    CFPB, DOJ Enter Into Alleged ‘Discretionary Pricing’ Discrimination Consent Order with Auto Finance Company
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Justice recently entered into a Consent Order with an automobile finance company for alleged violations of the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1691…
Rank this Week: 758

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Higher Education Institutions Increasingly Falling Victim to Cyberattack

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

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

    FERC, NERC and Business Blackout: New CIP Standards and Fictional Cyber Attack
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) July 16, 2015, proposing to approve various Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric…
  • Jul 22

    HR Legal Concerns Surrounding Wearable

    HR Legal Concerns Surrounding Wearable
    Wearables look like they will be en vogue for seasons to come. They can be used for a variety of purposes – tracking fitness, improving posture, and even measuring air quality.  But when employers use wearable technology to…
Rank this Week: 700

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9
    Session 6 | Josh Sarnoff (DePaul University), Moderator In Search of a Trade Mark: Search practices and Bureaucratic PoetryJose Bellido and Hyo Yoon Kang (University of Kent, UK)Commentator | Amanda Scardamaglia (Swinburne Law…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8
    Methodology: What should histories and theories of IP be doing? What role should interdisciplinarity play? | Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University), Moderator Lionel Bently (Cambridge)We tolerated the use of the term…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7
    Session 5 | Martin Fredriksson (Linköping University, Sweden), Moderator Open Source Intelligence: Counterinsurgency, State Secrets, and Small NovelsJoseph Slaughter (Columbia)Commentator | Catherine Bond (University of New South…
Rank this Week: 915

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: 888

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Does Too Much Credit Hurt Your Credit Score?

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

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed

    American Banker asks if Credit Bureaus Can Finally be Tamed
    The American Banker magazine has an article that asks “Can credit bureaus can finally be tamed?” The article describes a “tough fix-it order” imposed by federal and state officials that was supposed to force…
  • Jun 5

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax

    Woman Gets 300 Credit Reports from Equifax
    One day this past March, Ms Katie Manning, who lives in Maine, came home and found her mailbox stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing an Equifax credit report on 300 individuals! None of them had anything to do with her. A TV…
Rank this Week: 1354

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 28

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

    Chase to Pay $166 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Collection Practice
    We defend collection lawsuits daily. We sue collectors and lawyers for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. But even I'm surprised that JP Morgan Chase is ensnared in this case that includes 47 Attorney Generals accusing…
  • Jul 15

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work

    City Debt-Collection Laws Apply to Attorneys and Law Firms Performing Non-Legal Work
    This blog entry answers the question left open in our last blog, "Do City Debt Regulation Apply to Lawyers. Issue Heats up in New York." New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, has ruled that New York City Regulations ("local law…
  • Jun 25

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act

    Midland Funding, LLC Not Permitted to Violate Usury Laws Under National Bank Act
    Usury is defined as an illegally high rate of interest. In New York, the civil usury rate is 16%[1] and the criminal usury rate is 25%[2]. Banks get around state usury laws through the National Bank Act, a federal law that expressly allows…
Rank this Week: 1292

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jul 27

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim

    Auto finance company agrees to change dealer compensation policy to settle CFPB and DOJ fair lending claim
    Barbara S. Mishkin Earlier this month, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) entered into a settlement with the CFPB and the Department of Justice to resolve charges that it engaged in unlawful discrimination in violation of the Equal…
  • Jul 27

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act

    Defense Department dramatically expands scope of Military Lending Act
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Department of Defense (DoD) dramatically expanded the scope of the Military Lending Act (MLA) on July 22, 2015, publishing its Final Rule amending the MLA’s implementing regulation.  The DoD consulted with…
  • Jul 27

    Challenge to CFPB’s constitutionality reemerge

    Challenge to CFPB’s constitutionality reemerge
    Barbara S. Mishkin The issue of the CFPB’s constitutionality reemerged last week in court and Congress. On the judicial front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew,…
Rank this Week: 1422

The Lemon Law Blog

The Lemon Law Blog

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

http://www.lemonlaws.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck

    The Extra Sour Taste of a Lemon Truck
    Pick up trucks are sold to men and women. But, let's face it, they are marketed mostly to men. One theme that runs through truck advertising is the image of power, strength, and control. Yet, a truck can end up being a lemon just like a car.…
  • Jul 16

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation

    Honda Finance Settles Discrimination Investigation
    American Honda Finance Corporation will pay $24 million in compensation and change the way it does business to settle a discrimination case brought by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The two federal…
  • Jul 10

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma

    FTC Acción Demanda que Termine una Estafa de Deuda Fantasma
    La Comisión Federal de Comercio ("FTC") es el organismo superior del gobierno nacional que hace cumplir las leyes de equidad de cobro de deudas. Es un trabajo duro. Esta semana, la FTC anunció un acuerdo importante. Tuvieron…
Rank this Week: 1360

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: 1330

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 1625

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Jul 11

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

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

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Exempt Property in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
      ASSET EXEMPTION DESCRIPTION LAW IMPORTANT CASES & NOTES Homestead $60,000 of home equity. No more than 2 lots in City or Village, 160 acres farmland. Sales proceeds protected for 6 months. §40-101, 40-111, 40-113 Must reside…
  • Jun 16

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case

    Additional Child Tax Credit Exemption in Nebraska Bankruptcy Case
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Additional Child Tax Credit is a protected asset in bankruptcy cases filed in Missouri.  In re Hardy, case number 14-1181 (2015).   Are such tax credits exempt in Nebraska…
Rank this Week: 1446

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

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

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

    Scam debt collector at 1-866-332-6632

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

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question

    Video: Consumer Protection Attorney John Watts Answers Your Question
    In this video we answer the following consumer protection questions: The first question is "I have a judgment against me. What do I need to do if I want to pay that off?" Now, our next question is similar. What if you have been sued, so you…
Rank this Week: 1353

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Now a Billionaire

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

    Report: Housing Debt Saddles More Older American

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

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline

    Study: Banker Ethics Sharply Decline
    One might have thought we had seen the worst there was in terms of bankers' greed at the height of the housing bubble. Banks were recklessly packaging toxic mortgages to unsuspecting investors, saddling homeowners with unrealistic mortgages…
Rank this Week: 1526

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
  • Jun 17

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help

    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help
    Sued by Stillman Law Office in Michigan? We can help If you owe a creditor money, they have various ways they can go about collecting a debt, some more friendly to the debtor than others. But the most direct avenue a creditor can use to…
Rank this Week: 1057

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Is General Chrysler Going to Build Your Next Chevy?

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

    This Pepper Stink

    This Pepper Stink
    Same Size Can but with More ProfitSo, with costs going up and profits going down, what does a food manufacturer do? Simple, trick consumers into thinking they are getting just as much today as they did yesterday when they go to the grocery…
  • Jun 7

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?

    Are Flood Cars Headed to Your Dealer?
    A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car…
Rank this Week: 1067

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

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

    Court of Appeal Affirms Denial of Arbitration Petition Based on Waiver

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

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

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

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction

    Song-Beverly Does Not Prohibit Data Collection After Transaction
    In Harrold v. Levi Strauss & Co., the First District California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s interpretation of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, holding that section 1747.08 of the Act does not prohibit stores from…
Rank this Week: 1602

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1542

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Mar 13

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?

    Is there a cure for Hepatitis C?
    Many veteran's suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now. A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing…
  • Mar 6

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell

    179 Years ago Today, the Alamo and all of the Defenders Fell
    Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana. After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept…
  • Nov 5

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount

    2014 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discount
    The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama. We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a…
Rank this Week: 1251

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: 1610

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

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

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1250

The Monk Law Firm

The Monk Law Firm

Covers personal injury and consumer law information.

http://blog.themonklawfirm.com/
  • Jan 8

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook

    State Bar Releases Updated "How to Sue in Justice Court" Handbook
    The State Bar of Texas, as part of their public outreach mission, maintains guides for non-lawyers. One such guide is their "How to Sue in Justice Court" handbook. It was recently updated to account for changes that went into effect on August…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year
    We wish you all a Happy New Year. Spend as much time as you can with the ones you love.
  • Dec 19

    Beware of Loan Modification

    Beware of Loan Modification
    The Texas Bar publishes a pamphlet intended to make consumers aware of potential pitfalls when considering loan modifications. Consider reading it before you go down the road of applying for one yourself. As always, if the pamphlet raises any…
Rank this Week: 1548

Consumer Litigation Group

Consumer Litigation Group

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

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

    What is the SSDI Recent Work Test?

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

    Cases Before the Court of Common Plea

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

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice

    Cases Before a Magisterial District Justice
    What You Should Know About Being Sued in Pennsylvania Generally, if you are alleged to owe $12,000 or less (exclusive of interest and costs) you may be sued before a Magisterial District Justice (MDJ).  MDJs are elected judges that serve…
Rank this Week: 1481

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: 962

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: 1324

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1202

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: 1177

numbrX Security Beat

numbrX Security Beat

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

http://www.numbrx.net
  • Dec 1

    University of Tennessee Medical Center Private Patient Info Exposed

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

    Charter Employees Info Lost with Stolen Laptop

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

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft

    Patient Data from Wellpoint Exposed to ID Theft
    Social Security numbers, pharmacy records and other personal health data from about 130,000 people covered by health insurance giant Wellpoint Inc. were left open for possible breach on the Internet, the health insurance giant confirmed…
Rank this Week: 1217

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

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

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

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

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 1570

Justice Begins Here

Justice Begins Here

Covers consumer legal issues in Alabama. By Lewis & McAtee.

http://justicebeginshere.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp.
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 90,189 Highlander SUV’s because third-row seat belts may not lock in some child-safety seats.  So far, there have been no complaints of injuries as a result of the defect, but what if there had been?…
  • May 1

    Take Another One Away

    Take Another One Away
    Well, another judge has taken away a jury verdict.  Where’s the outrage?  The whole point of juries is for twelve individuals to come together to make a unified decision.  Instead, Circuit Judge William Gordon has decided that the twelve…
Rank this Week: 1445

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/
  • Jul 28

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule

    Uber Driver is an Employee, California Labor Commission Rule
    In a decision that could have reverberating effects in the so-called “sharing economy,” the California Labor Commission recently ruled that a driver for Uber Technologies, Inc. is an employee and not an independent contractor.…
  • Jul 22

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

    Federal District Court Approves $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement
    On July 2, 2015, Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $40 million settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and TracFone Wireless, Inc., d/b/a Straight Talk…
  • Jul 14

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee

    Disney Reaches Vacation Pay Settlement with Former Employee
    A settlement was reportedly reached last week in Zorio v. Walt Disney Worldwide Services Inc., a case brought by former Disneyland employee Reykeel Zorio, who alleged on behalf of himself and other former employees at six Disney facilities…
Rank this Week: 3475

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

Covers background investigations and reports in consumer and employment matters. By Gordon Leech.

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jul 28

    Find A Person for Your Rental Right Now

    Find A Person for Your Rental Right Now
    When you have an item of real estate that you’d like to use as accommodations, you might have already been discouraged simply because which as being a property owner has a large amount of duty. After all, there are plenty of people…
  • Jul 28

    Find a Reasonable Person for the Lease Right Now

    Find a Reasonable Person for the Lease Right Now
    If you have a bit of real estate that you’d like as a rental, you might have ended up frustrated because of the fact in which being a landlord includes a large amount of obligation. After all, there are a lot of people that happen to be…
  • Jul 28

    Everyone Ought to Have a Lovely Household

    Everyone Ought to Have a Lovely Household
    In case you are planning on buying a house, there are plenty of fantastic things that should be taken into consideration. Your property is going to function as most significant investment that you’re going to actually generate. That is…
Rank this Week: 5018

Credit Report Matters Blog

Credit Report Matters Blog

Covers legal rights to accurate credit reports, disputing inaccurate credit reports and legal remedies. By Gordon Leech.

http://creditreportmatters.info
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Ever The Need to Swelter in the Summertime Heat Without Any AC!

    Avoid Ever The Need to Swelter in the Summertime Heat Without Any AC!
    Summer is at the moment under way. The particular temperatures on the thermometer will be climbing up slowly but surely and the need of AC reaches an all-time high. At the moment it could be in line with every one’s worst bad dream to…
  • Jul 28

    Reduce Costs and Reload Your Shell

    Reduce Costs and Reload Your Shell
    A lot of shooting fans who actually enjoy target practicing around the rifle range, and even a volume of hunters, delight in filling and also reloading their unique ammo. The actual practice is extremely widespread with shooters who are…
  • Jul 28

    Selecting the Ideal Swimming Pool

    Selecting the Ideal Swimming Pool
    Creating a luxurious pool intended for your garden is the difficult procedure with a good deal associated with various identifying variables concerned. As with many residence improvement or maybe design assignments, the quite 1st phase in…
Rank this Week: 4691