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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Mar 30

    Two editorials on CFPB payday lending proposal

    Two editorials on CFPB payday lending proposal
    Two editorials yesterday about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal to regulate payday lenders. (Our post about the proposal, with a link to it, is here.) A New York Times editorial gives strong support for the proposed rule: The…
  • Mar 28

    Helveston Paper on Courts and Consumer Protection

    Helveston Paper on Courts and Consumer Protection
    Max N. Helveston of DePaul has written Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets, forthcoming in the Cardozo Law Review. Here's the abstract: The dangers posed by insufficiently regulated consumer markets are both real and monumental. While…
  • Mar 26

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky
    by Jeff Sovern Last Friday, I posted a comment on Alan Kaplinsky’s remarks, quoted in the Bloomberg Business story, Bank Customers May Get Their Day in Court, about the CFPB arbitration report. Alan replied in a post captioned…
Rank this Week: 19

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 57

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
  • Mar 13

    Wonderful Experience & Results!

    Wonderful Experience & Results!
    Client: Erika Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense (CACH, LLC) Client Review: Great results! Taras & Tina made me feel comfortable with the situation. Communication about what was going on was awesome! Case was resolved quickly! So glad…
  • Mar 6

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.

    My opposing party didn’t count on Taras showing up. His representation made all the difference.
    Client: Joe Type of case: Debt collection defense Client Review: Taras Rudnitsky’s firm provided seamless, responsive service and command of this area of the law. Calls were returned, though often initiated by the firm, with…
Rank this Week: 121

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 15

    Consumer Credit Protection Act: The Langel Firm, Private Enforcer

    Consumer Credit Protection Act: The Langel Firm, Private Enforcer
    Now's a good time for a bird's eye view of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, enacted in 1968, which contains a "package" of federal Acts that operate to protect consumers in the credit markets. The Acts are summarized below: Fair Credit…
  • Mar 10

    Pressure by NY Attorney General forces improvements to credit reporting

    Pressure by NY Attorney General forces improvements to credit reporting
    Consumer Reporting Agencies (Equifax, Experian, Transunion) have promised New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, to improve the credit-reporting dispute process and give more time to repay for medical-debt delinquencies. Under the…
  • Feb 28

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

    Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm
    We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster & Garbus LLP in which a federal…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 323

The Section 15(b) Report

The Section 15(b) Report

Monitors developments of interest to the regulated business community. By Cary Silverman.

http://cpscmonitor.com
  • Feb 18

    Cutting the Cord?

    Cutting the Cord?
    Photo: US CPSC on Flickr (Creative Commons license) The CPSC has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to address the strangulation risk posed to young children from cords on window coverings. The new rule…
  • Feb 4

    Top 5 of the 1st Year

    Top 5 of the 1st Year
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Section 15(b) report. Here are the top five viewed posts since its inception: Do I Sell a Consumer Product? Mohorovic Shares Observations After 1st 100 Days–Engagement, Burden…
  • Jan 29

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?
    WARNING (TO BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS): DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! You can read the Popular Science story explaining this video, “This is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs in a Blender,” here.
Rank this Week: 371

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: 444

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/
  • Mar 23

    Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch to Pay $2.5M to Massachusetts Over Compliance Rule Relapse

    Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch to Pay $2.5M to Massachusetts Over Compliance Rule Relapse
    Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, a Bank of America unit (BAC), will pay the state of Massachusetts $2.5 million to resolve charges that it did not abide by its own compliance rules. According to Secretary of the Commonwealth…
  • Mar 21

    US Prosecutors May Revoke Currency Rigging Settlement

    US Prosecutors May Revoke Currency Rigging Settlement
    According to Bloomberg.com, U.S. prosecutors are thinking about revoking settlements in currency manipulation settlements that were agreed upon years ago and going after banks for manipulating interest rates. The Department of Justice is…
  • Mar 19

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Settles Currency Fraud Lawsuits Involving Pension Funds for $714M

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Settles Currency Fraud Lawsuits Involving Pension Funds for $714M
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK) has agreed to pay $714 million to settle claims that it bilked pension funds and others by overcharging for currency transactions. The settlements resolve cases by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Mar 19

    Can Social Security Be Garnisheed?

    Can Social Security Be Garnisheed?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM You are retired or maybe you got hurt on the job and your only source of income is social security or other government benefits.  You fell behind on bills and used the credit cards... The post Can Social…
  • Mar 11

    What is A Judgment Lien on Real Property?

    What is A Judgment Lien on Real Property?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum   If you’ve been sued and a debt collector and a judgment has been against you, that judgment allows the debt collector to garnishee wages , freeze your bank accounts and levy on your real property... The post…
  • Mar 10

    Can You Have Your Wages Be Garnisheed by More Than one Judgment Creditor at a Time?

    Can You Have Your Wages Be Garnisheed by More Than one Judgment Creditor at a Time?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM The economy has been rough for so many working people.  Like many others you relied on credit cards to make ends meet between jobs.  Now that you’re working again, you’re trying to pick…
Rank this Week: 501

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: 487

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/
  • Mar 30

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2

    Ukraine's Russian Problem, Part 2
    Ukraine is telling investors it must trim external debt by $15.3 billion. Its bonds have CACs but no aggregation, and a 50% vote is needed to bind holdouts. (Modification requires a quorum of at least 2/3 in aggregate principal amount;...
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Mar 23

    SEC Rejects Broker’s Efforts to Start RIA While Behind Bar

    SEC Rejects Broker’s Efforts to Start RIA While Behind Bar
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has barred David Scott Cacchione from the securities industry once again. Cacchione was banned in 2009 for helping to mastermind a $100 million financial scam. This time, his bar is for attempting…
  • Mar 19

    Over $44M Lost in Alleged Investment Adviser Scam Involving Total Wealth Management

    Over $44M Lost in Alleged Investment Adviser Scam Involving Total Wealth Management
    According to a court-appointed receiver, investors who were the victim of a financial scam allegedly run by Total Wealth Management founder Jacob Cooper lost more than $44 million of assets. The investors are suing Cooper and other principals…
  • Mar 17

    Financial Fraud Victims’ Suffering is More Than Just Monetary, Affirms FINRA Report

    Financial Fraud Victims’ Suffering is More Than Just Monetary, Affirms FINRA Report
    According to “Non-Traditional Costs of Financial Fraud,” which is a new research report by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, almost two-thirds of financial fraud victims who reported that they’d been bilked…
Rank this Week: 566

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/
  • Feb 3

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?

    Eliminating the Collection of Time-barred Debt: Where is the Consumer Protection?
    The frenzy regarding the collection of time-barred debt has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. What is highly touted as consumer protection is in actuality greater consumer harm. Allowing consumers to avoid financial obligations that…
  • Jan 13

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3

    Settlements Are Dead – The Triology, Part 3
    While we all wait anxiously for Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, the debt collection industry has completed its own trilogy.  On Jan. 13, the 6th Circuit in Buchanan v. Northland Group applied the same misguided logic of the…
  • Jan 7

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation

    Working with New York’s Latest Debt Collection Regulation
    New York’s Department of Financial Services published regulations on Dec. 3, 2014, which would require debt collectors to make additional disclosures to consumers following initial communications, provide consumers who…
Rank this Week: 593

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Mar 26

    The A’s and B's of Generic Drug

    The A’s and B's of Generic Drug
    Go to your bathroom medicine cabinet and pull out one of your prescription drug bottles. It’s probably a complicated-sounding generic version of a drug, the name of which you can barely pronounce, right? You probably also believe that…
  • Mar 24

    From Dinosaurs to the First Amendment: Corporations Co-opt Completely

    From Dinosaurs to the First Amendment: Corporations Co-opt Completely
    The American Museum of Natural History in New York City features prominently in Catcher in the Rye yet Holden Caulfield never actually goes in. “Disturbed by the possibility of having to face how he has changed since his last…
  • Mar 19

    HuffPo Repost: Nuclear Workers Deserve Better from Bechtel

    HuffPo Repost: Nuclear Workers Deserve Better from Bechtel
    In 1983, I was a young lawyer representing the local community group trying to stop the restart of the Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear reactor -- sister of the crippled Unit 2. We knew that four years earlier, company...
Rank this Week: 653

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 24

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010

    Study Shows Foreclosure-related Suicides Doubled, 2006 – 2010
    Well, finally, (at least as far as I’m concerned) the American Journal of Public Health has published the results of a comprehensive study on foreclosure- and eviction-related suicide, which it should come as little surprise, shows has…
  • Feb 20

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

    How & Why I Fell in Love with the Reverse Mortgage
    Nothing else does what a reverse mortgage does. There’s no real alternative because any other type of home equity loan would require you to make monthly payments, and you can’t retire with high monthly payments or you could end up…
  • Feb 19

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

    As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.
    Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It…
Rank this Week: 624

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: 640

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Mar 30

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report

    CFPB issues FDCPA 2015 report
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has issued its fourth annual FDCPA report covering the CFPB’s activities in 2014.  The section of the report that reviews consumer complaints about debt collection received by the CFPB in 2014 recycles…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA

    CFPB holds hearing on payday and auto title loans in Richmond, VA
    Theodore R. Flo On March 26, the CFPB held a public hearing on payday and auto title lending, the same day that it released proposed regulations for short-term small-dollar loans. Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring gave opening remarks,…
  • Mar 30

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint

    CFPB 2014 complaints report shows large increase in debt collection and credit reporting complaint
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB’s Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing complaints handled in 2014 indicates that volume rose 53% from 163,700 complaints in 2013 to 250,200 in 2014. The report provides data on the most common types of…
Rank this Week: 827

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Mar 27

    Texas Securities Commisioner Shuts Down Unregistered Sale of Oil & Gas Royaltie

    Texas Securities Commisioner Shuts Down Unregistered Sale of Oil & Gas Royaltie
    March 25, 2015-Austin, TX John Morgan, Securities Commissioner for the State of Texas, entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order against Lonestar Mineral Assets or Dallas and Colleyville, TX, and its owner Kenneth W. McKay of…
  • Mar 27

    Losses on CNL Lifestyle Properties REIT May Be Recoverable

    Losses on CNL Lifestyle Properties REIT May Be Recoverable
    March 12, 2015 In recent SEC filings, CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. reported an estimated value of $5.20 per share. The value of CNL LIfestyle Properties has dropped nearly 25% since 2013 when it had an estimated value of $6.85. It was…
  • Mar 25

    Dallas Based Worth Financial Group Sanctioned by Securities Regulator

    Dallas Based Worth Financial Group Sanctioned by Securities Regulator
    January 9, 2015 Worth Financial Group  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that  it failed to establish…
Rank this Week: 1068

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: 1070

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Wines and Arsenic

    Wines and Arsenic
    The following are only allegation and must be proven to be true. The Slatest and AP are reporting on a lawsuit about certain wines having been tested and found to have high levels of arsenic according to the facts underlying the lawsuit. …
  • Feb 19

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor

    How to buy a house and hire a realtor
    Be careful when you are buying a house. You must be careful when buying a home and also hiring a realtor. This is not always an easy decision and you must have very good advice and educate yourself when buying a home Realtors are subject…
  • Jan 10

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES

    HIKO ENERGY FINED FOR FALSE PROMISES
    New Jersey has resolved claims against HIKO energy. It was alleged that this company was making false promises as to savings that customers would receive when they switched their service to HIKO energy. They mislead customers based on the…
Rank this Week: 1000

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/
  • Mar 12

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You

    Sued in Circuit Court? Summary Judgment Is The Danger To You
    Many Alabama consumers are sued by debt collectors in Circuit Court and the biggest danger they face is the collector's "Motion for Summary Judgment." Well, actually this is true after they avoid a default judgment. That's the biggest…
  • Dec 2

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"

    TCPA Decision: No need to "stay" case while waiting on FCC to rule on who is a "called party"
    On November 3, 2014, one of our newer judges -- Judge John H. England, III, in the Northern District of Alabama, issued a very well reasoned decision explaining why a lawsuit against Wells Fargo does not need to be "stayed" or "frozen" while…
  • Nov 29

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?

    TCPA Decision: Does offer of judgment "moot" Plaintiff's claims?
    Ever get those annoying political calls to your cell phone? Not a human but robo (computer) dialed calls? Lori Shamblin did and decided to sue multiple defendants for doing this in federal court in Tampa, Florida. Here's what one defendant…
Rank this Week: 1006

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand

    US Cars Stink in New Zealand
    Is There a Stink Bug Legion in Your New Car?Literally. US Cars literally stink in New Zealand, according to an article just published by WardsAuto news publication and Yahoo's New Zealand news online. The official announcement was made in New…
  • Jan 12

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey

    Car Dealers and Dead Donkey
    We were asked the other day why a car dealer who lied to a customer should have to do anything more than merely take back the car and refund their money. Seems some car dealers and their attorneys think that's enough. Paying "more" means…
  • Nov 19

    A Job Well Done

    A Job Well Done
    And we all love cake!If you have a lemon car, let us make the manufacturer take it back and refund your money.That's what we did today. And here's what a very happy client dropped off to give thanks and for our staff to enjoy (and we will,…
Rank this Week: 1079

The Corporate Observer

The Corporate Observer

Offers a trial lawyer's perspective on corporate misconduct. By Steve Berk.

http://www.thecorporateobserver.com/
  • Jun 20

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer

    A Sad Day for Small Business and Consumer
    Today’s 5 to 4 decision by the United States Supreme Court perhaps puts the final nail in the coffin of consumers’ and now small businesses’ abilities to assert their statutory rights  and maintain a “level…
  • Jun 6

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right

    DC Bar Treasurer, Steven N. Berk: The Timing Was Right
    Until this past May, I hadn’t run for anything since the 8th grade.  Then it was president of the class, no less, but, it was 8th grade.  We’re talking about the tail end of the Nixon administration and a Cubs team that…
  • Apr 4

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading

    T-Mobile’s Simplified Plans – Simply Misleading
    T-Mobile made a splash last week when it announced it would begin carrying the iPhone without a contract. The company has also made headlines with a new advertisement campaign claiming We’re cancelling our membership in the…
Rank this Week: 994

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: 999

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: 1117

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: 1042

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Mar 30

    Hertz Hides the Lowest Priced Car

    Hertz Hides the Lowest Priced Car
      It is not easy to find the lowest price on a rental car because companies don’t automatically incorporate discount codes into their displayed rates, so you have to keep trying different codes and different companies’…
  • Mar 23

    Products Get Downsized in Canada Too

    Products Get Downsized in Canada Too
      MrConsumer was invited to Canada a couple of weeks ago to talk about product downsizing on CBC’s national consumer TV show called Marketplace. Surprisingly, or maybe not, many of the categories of products that have been…
  • Mar 16

    FTC Sues DirecTV Over Misleading Ad

    FTC Sues DirecTV Over Misleading Ad
     Last week, the FTC sued DirecTV for deceptive advertising practices for their digital satellite television services. In particular, the FTC said that their advertising didn’t make clear a number of key facts: 1. That the low…
Rank this Week: 1195

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: 1488

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 1395

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/
  • Mar 25

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement

    Federal Court Approves BMW Z4 Cracked Wheels Class Action Settlement
    The Honorable Vincent Chhabria of the U.S. District Court (Northern California) has granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement, which will provide BMW owners and lessees significant compensation for past repairs and the promise…
  • Mar 19

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury

    The Faith-Based Fight Against Usury
    Usury is a term that generally refers to an unlawful rate of interest. The California Constitution states that usury is more than 10% per annum (even 7% in some circumstances). But the California banking lobby has managed to get a loophole…
  • Mar 10

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration

    CFPB Study Slams Forced Arbitration
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited study of forced arbitration today, and the study paints a grim picture of justice denied. The arbitration clause tucked into standard form contracts deprives consumers and…
Rank this Week: 1374

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower

    Student Loans Discharged as Undue Burden: New Hope for Borrower
    On February 25, 2015, the Nebraska bankruptcy court issued a new student loan opinion that should lift the hopes of debtors overburdened by student loans.   See In re DeLaet, Case #13-04032. What is striking about this opinion is that…
  • Feb 28

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract

    8th Circuit Protects IRA Annuity Contract
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that retirement funds rolled over from an Individual Retirement Account to purchase an annuity are exempt from the bankruptcy estate.  In re Miller (No. 13-3682).  Prior to filing…
  • Feb 9

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe

    Making the List: How to Figure Out What You Owe
    A key to getting good results in a bankruptcy case is to make sure that each and every creditor receives notice of the bankruptcy filing. Failure to notify a creditor may lead to disastrous results, including the debt not being discharged or…
Rank this Week: 1234

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Mar 20

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online
    Ann Arbor District Court, Bay County District Court, and Highland Park District Court Debut Online Traffic Court As part of the continuing “Judge Online” movement, several local courts recently signed with a software service that…
  • Mar 20

    Michigan Expungement Law Change

    Michigan Expungement Law Change
    Wondering about the new Michigan expungement law changes. Michigan law may now allow you to get a conviction removed from the public record? If so, you should be aware of changes to Michigan’s expungement statute. Expungement…
  • Feb 26

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney

    Michigan IRS Tax Debt Attorney
    Two things guaranteed in life- Death and Taxes The dreaded day of April 15th is quickly approaching. Remember that you MUST file your return or request an extension to file by October 15th on this day to avoid penalties. It is important to…
Rank this Week: 1440

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law…

New York & New Jersey Consumer Law Blog

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

http://www.nynjconsumerlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Commercial Tenant Finally "Gets with the Program"
    A NJ commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be challenging to manage. A commercial landlord must balance the benefit of having a rent paying tenant in a space that can be difficult to rent with the realities of the tenant's behavior. In…
  • Jan 2

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Eviction of a Subetter Claiming to be a Co-Tenant

    2014, the Year that Was: NJ Eviction of a Subetter Claiming to be a Co-Tenant
    A residential landlord client received financing for his building from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. In exchange for this financing, Landlord had to maintain a certain amount of low-income units in the building. This…
  • Jan 2

    2014, the Year that Was: A 5 Part Review of Successful NJ Landlord-Tenant Case

    2014, the Year that Was: A 5 Part Review of Successful NJ Landlord-Tenant Case
    2014 was a busy year for the Firm on the landlord side of the ledger. Some particularly notable NJ landlord-tenant cases include (1) a successful eviction in connection with a tenant's refusal to cooperate with the Landlord's lease (required…
Rank this Week: 1493

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: 1293

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

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

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS

    STIFEL NICOLAUS AND CENTURY SECURITIES CONSENT TO FINES OVER IMPROPER SALES OF LEVERAGED AND INVERSE ETFS
    According to a recent news release, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and an affiliate $550,000 ordered them to pay approximately $475,000 in restitution to 65 customers…
  • Jan 9

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

    J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud
    Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts,…
  • Jan 9

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS

    FINRA IDENTIFIES AREAS OF CONCERN FOR INVESTORS
    Each year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publishes a letter to the financial services industry identifying its regulatory and examination priorities. FINRA is the industry's "self-regulatory organization," which is…
Rank this Week: 1149

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: 1379

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/
  • Mar 30

    FCC Announces Broadband Consumer Privacy Workshop – April 28

    FCC Announces Broadband Consumer Privacy Workshop – April 28
    Commission makes good on Chairman Wheeler’s promise following adoption of new Net Neutrality rules The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that will hold a public workshop on April 28, exploring the FCC’s role…
  • Mar 24

    General Counsel, Is Your Website Vulnerable?

    General Counsel, Is Your Website Vulnerable?
    A report just released by security startup, Menlo Security, found that one-third of the top one million websites have already been compromised with malware or are running outdated or unpatched software that is vulnerable. The problem is…
  • Mar 19

    Advisory Alert: Premera Cyber-Attack Announced

    Advisory Alert: Premera Cyber-Attack Announced
    Defining Your Obligations as an Employer On March 17, 2015, Premera announced a data breach involving the personal information of more than 11 million individuals resulting from what it characterized as a sophisticated, targeted cyber-attack.…
Rank this Week: 1873

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/
  • Mar 30

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation

    Settlement Process Speeds Along in Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation
    In a Joint Status Report filed on March 17, 2015, with Judge James V. Selna in the Central District of California, the parties informed the court that settlement deals continue to be made at a steady pace in In Re: Toyota Motor Corp.…
  • Mar 23

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Final Approval of Walmart Gift Card Settlement
    The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in In re Online DVD-Rental Antitrust Litig., 12-15705 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2015) (“Online DVD-Rental”), which affirmed an order granting final approval of a class action settlement totaling…
  • Mar 16

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker

    U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review, Hands Win to California Trucker
    California truck drivers enjoyed a victory recently when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the California Supreme Court which held that the state’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) is not preempted by…
Rank this Week: 2288

California Consumer Finance…

California Consumer Finance Litigation

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

http://www.consumerfinancelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1609

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/
  • Mar 22

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!

    Student Loan Bankruptcy Relief Coming to Oregon?!
    President Obama signed an executive action on Tuesday that would make it easier for Oregon bankruptcy filers to discharge certain kinds of student loans. As any would be Oregon bankruptcy filer knows, student loan debt is extremely difficult…
  • Mar 15

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability

    The Bankruptcy Means Test and VA Disability
    I am officially annoyed this afternoon. Trying to run my client’s household income numbers through the Means Test and seeing him fail due to the cumulative amount of both his household income and military disability. I am annoyed…
  • Feb 28

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor

    Good News for Oregon Student Loan Debtor
    Oregon student loan debtors breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Department of Education announced that it was finally firing five debt collection agencies that had been giving inaccurate information to student borrowers. I say…
Rank this Week: 2373

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Florida Foreclosure Stress Manifests Itself in Health Problem

    Florida Foreclosure Stress Manifests Itself in Health Problem
    There is no question the foreclosure process can be a stressful one. Even when homeowners prevail, the emotional toll can be enormous, and sometimes, that translates to physical ailments as well. Recently, the Tampa Bay Times reported on a…
  • Mar 15

    Judge: Money Rules America's Court System

    Judge: Money Rules America's Court System
    The trial lawyers at Jacobs-Keeley have often noted the civil court system is skewed toward banks and other deep-pocketed entities. Even though courts are supposed to be one of those places where the playing field is even - justice being…
  • Mar 10

    Editorial: Banks Rarely Held Accountable to Any Real Degree

    Editorial: Banks Rarely Held Accountable to Any Real Degree
    A number of large financial institutions are preparing to settle with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations they engaged in a massive price-rigging scandal that involved many trillions of dollars in foreign currency trades. The…
Rank this Week: 1736

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill

    Experian, Equifax and TU Agree to Improve the Dispute Process & to Reduce the Impact of Unpaid Medical Bill
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the three national credit bureaus will improve the way they handle consumers’ requests to correct inaccuracies on their credit reports. The bureaus will also change the way they report on unpaid…
  • Feb 9

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.

    FICO Scores Used by Lenders are Now Available to Consumers.
    FICO announced it will make up to 18 variations of consumers’ FICO scores available for the first time. FICO publishes different scores based on the needs of the type of credit involved–car loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc.…
  • Jan 25

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie

    Useful List of all Credit Reporting Agencie
    Most people are familiar with Experian, Equifax and Trans Union, but there are many more credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that are unknown to most people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a list of all the CRAs. The…
Rank this Week: 2076

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
Rank this Week: 1627

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Mar 9

    Can a Stock Broker or Investor Be Sued?

    Can a Stock Broker or Investor Be Sued?
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Losing money in the stock market is not unheard of; many investors may even expect it. However, some investors may find that the loss they experience is not necessarily due to the…
  • Mar 9

    Reverse and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

    Reverse and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss A home equity conversion mortgage, also known as a reverse mortgage, is a federally regulated type of loan available to people over the age of 62. A reverse mortgage permits borrowers to…
  • Feb 17

    How to File a Loss Deduction on Your Income Taxes if you were the Victim of Investment Fraud

    How to File a Loss Deduction on Your Income Taxes if you were the Victim of Investment Fraud
    This article was originally posted on Stock Market Loss Unfortunately, investment frauds and Ponzi schemes are on the rise in this country.  In times of economic hardship, these conspiracies often victimize the most vulnerable in our…
Rank this Week: 1915

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1699