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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 26

    Best Decision I Have Ever Made!

    Best Decision I Have Ever Made!
    Client Review: CACH attempted to bring me to court for an old debt of $5000 that they claimed I owed to them. After being served at my front doorstep I immediately started to stress out and I was ready to give them whatever they wanted to…
  • Jun 20

    Highly recommend Mr. Rudnitsky

    Highly recommend Mr. Rudnitsky
    Client:  Cheri Client Review: Taras and Tina helped me with my case to the point where it was settled in 3 days! Taras’s knowledge and expertise with my particular situation was beyond extraordinary. If needed, I will definitely…
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
Rank this Week: 47

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 212

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer

    Trademark scholars roundtable: establishing the features of the consumer
    Session 2: Establishing the Features of the Consumer The UK courts have in recent years been quite explicit that the consumer is a normative construct, a fiction, and a benchmark. What does this mean? Does the modifier…
  • Jun 29

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM

    Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM
    Seventh Trademark Scholars Roundtable: The Construction of the Consumer in Trade Mark Law Session 1: Roles for the Consumer in Trade Mark LawWhat role does the “consumer” (whether “average” or…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

    Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed
    Cabral v. Supple LLC, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015)  The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Jun 23

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law
    The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon should take note, as…
  • Jun 22

    TCPA Webinar

    TCPA Webinar
    Thursday, June 25, 20153:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. E.D.T. The FCC is poised to decide most (but not all) of the more than two-dozen long-pending petitions seeking clarification of how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) applies in a…
  • Jun 22

    Significant Amendments to COPPA Proposed in Do Not Track Kids Act

    Significant Amendments to COPPA Proposed in Do Not Track Kids Act
    Reigniting their previous bipartisan attempts to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and add greater privacy protections for children and younger teens, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 472

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • 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…
  • Jun 24

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce

    Creditor Disclosure Subpoenas: The Basic Proce
    Under New York law, once a judgment has been entered for a debt, the creditor can demand information about assets that might be available to satisfy the debt from anyone that the creditor thinks may have the information. Note that the…
  • Jun 22

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money

    Your Judgment Creditor's Rights Against Those who Owe You Money
    The Langel Firm represents consumers against lawsuits, wage garnishments, and bank seizures usually involving one of these debt collectors. We've embarked on a recent project to summarize each section of Article 52 of New York procedural law…
Rank this Week: 371

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: 463

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/
  • Jun 29

    Update on PayPal's user agreement

    Update on PayPal's user agreement
    By guest blogger Katie Coulson On June 15, we blogged about PayPal's new user agreement. The new agreement includes expansive language giving PayPal the right to send autodialed or prerecorded calls on any subject to any phone number…
  • Jun 29

    NHTSA’s Data Collection and Analysis Inadequate to Identify Vehicle Safety Problem

    NHTSA’s Data Collection and Analysis Inadequate to Identify Vehicle Safety Problem
    By guest blogger Jessica Ranucci Faulty ignition switches in certain General Motors vehicles are linked to over one hundred deaths. This defect has spurred a recall of more than nine million GM vehicles since February 2014. The National…
  • Jun 26

    "Why Environmentalists Are Afraid of the FDA’s Attack on Trans Fats"

    "Why Environmentalists Are Afraid of the FDA’s Attack on Trans Fats"
    The National Journal reports: The FDA last week told manufacturers to get rid of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from processed foods, the primary source of artificial trans fats linked to heart disease. But as a replacement, manufacturers…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Jun 23

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid

    California Court of Appeal: PacPizza Can’t Deliver on Arbitration Bid
    On May 1, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, affirmed a Contra Costa County Superior Court decision denying a defendant pizza restaurant’s motion to compel arbitration in a wage-and-hour class action brought…
  • Jun 16

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone

    Iskanian PAGA Ruling Stands; U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Bridgestone
    On Monday, June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Brown, et al. v. Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, a wage-and-hour class action involving the enforceability of waivers of…
  • Jun 8

    In Re Yahoo Mail Litig.: Court Rejects Defendant’s Catch-22 Argument re Article III Standing

    In Re Yahoo Mail Litig.: Court Rejects Defendant’s Catch-22 Argument re Article III Standing
    On May 26, 2015, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California certified both nationwide and California state classes of individual non-Yahoo mail users in a putative class action against Yahoo for its non-consensual collection, or…
Rank this Week: 604

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 656

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: 530

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: 507

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain…

Nolo Presents The Law in Plain English

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

http://www.nolocast.com
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Jun 29

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese

    ¿Demandado Por un Cobrador de Deudas? Levántese y Defendiese
    Demandas de cobro de deudas falsas se han convertido en un gran negocio para los prestamistas sin escrúpulos y para los cobradores de deudas. Con demasiada frecuencia, los prestatarios no luchan contra las prácticas abusivas de…
  • May 17

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back

    Sued By A Debt Collector? Stand Up and Fight Back
    Bogus debt collection lawsuits have become big business for unscrupulous lenders and down-stream debt collectors. All too often, borrowers do not fight back against abusive debt collection practices. But when they do, it can be bad news for…
  • May 14

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall

    Exploding Airbags, Exploding Recall
    The story of exploding Takata airbags just gets worse and worse. We previously wrote about this problem here and here. Now it looks like the recall itself can't be contained. Early efforts to limit its effect to certain makes and models,…
Rank this Week: 834

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/
  • Jun 29

    What Happens at a New York Debt Collection Court Appearance?

    What Happens at a New York Debt Collection Court Appearance?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you.  It’s a debt collector suing you on an old credit card or medical debt.…
  • Jun 25

    Four Smart Tips For Disputing Credit Report Error

    Four Smart Tips For Disputing Credit Report Error
    Four Smart Tips For Disputing Credit Report Errors By: Robert J. Nahoum A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry concluded that 25% of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports.  With…
  • Jun 25

    A Smart Tip For Monitoring Your Credit For Free

    A Smart Tip For Monitoring Your Credit For Free
    By: Robert J. Nahoum A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry concluded that 25% of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports.  With 322,583,006 people in America that means that more…
Rank this Week: 1204

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/
  • Jun 29

    Consumer Financial Services Conference Slated for Nov. 19-20 in Chicago

    Consumer Financial Services Conference Slated for Nov. 19-20 in Chicago
    The Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference organized by The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, and co-sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Maurice Wutscher and other law firms, will be held Nov. 19-20, in…
  • Jun 29

    California Appellate Court Holds Tender Not Required for HBOR

    California Appellate Court Holds Tender Not Required for HBOR
    The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second District, recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging a servicer violated California’s Homeowner’s Bill of Rights by proceeding with a…
  • Jun 29

    Ninth Circuit Holds Debt Collector Did Not Violate FDCPA By Charging Pre-Judgment Interest

    Ninth Circuit Holds Debt Collector Did Not Violate FDCPA By Charging Pre-Judgment Interest
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a debt collector’s demand seeking 10 percent interest that was not expressly authorized by the debt agreement did not violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices…
Rank this Week: 882

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
  • Jun 29

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & Landlord's Responsibility for Maintenance vs. Repair
    Municipal housing code citations can be a nightmare for NJ landlords. A prior post explained how some tenants intentionally or neglectfully damage their apartment and sic the city on the landlord. These housing code citations can be used by…
  • Jun 28

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"

    NJ Housing Code Enforcement & the IPMC Notice of Violation to the "Person Responsible"
    New Jersey landlords face a complicated regulatory jungle. In addition to the stringent requirements of the Anti-Eviction Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:81-61.1 et. seq.), Landlords must also comply with the NJ Department of Community Affairs and local…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 794

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document
    June 24, 2015 Bruce R. Geiger entered into an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations by FINRA that he had violated various FINRA rules altering annuity forms by…
  • Jun 26

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton
    June 23, 2015- Columbia, South Carolina The Securities Commissioner for South Carolina filed a Rule to Show Cause seeking to permanently ban Mark Christopher Hotton from the securities industry. In 2013 Hotton was permanently barred from…
  • Jun 25

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board
    June 23, 2015-Austin, Texas John Morgan, Texas Securities Commissioner, entered a Cease and Desist Order against Petro-San Resources LLC and Sean Patrick Riley of San Antonio, Texas, alleging that they are offering to sell unregistered…
Rank this Week: 1108

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 24

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!

    Our Most Disturbing Medical Malpractice Pop Quiz Yet!
    I know, it’s summer and you probably weren’t expecting a quiz. But what would a PopTort Quiz be if not a surprise? Besides, it's summer school. Just five questions, so let’s begin: 1. Medical malpractice case filings…
  • Jun 18

    America’s New Century of Hate

    America’s New Century of Hate
    Just two days ago, Charles Kurzman, sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, wrote this in a New York…
  • Jun 16

    All The Soccer Ladie

    All The Soccer Ladie
    Last week the Journal Communication and Sport published a new study from UCLA and Perdue University researchers, which is a 5-year update to a 25 year longitudinal study on media coverage of women’s sports. They found that the amount…
Rank this Week: 1010

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 995

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: 990

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: 831

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: 887

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out

    Tips for Tenants Moving In and Out
    So one of the biggest questions I get from tenants is about security deposits. No one has a probably paying it. But everyone has an issue when it comes time to move out. Landlords want more than they deserve. Tenants...
  • Jun 9

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine

    National Collegiate Student Loan Trust and the Student Loan Lawsuit Machine
    Have you been sued by the Lawsuit Machine Behind Student Loan Debts? Bloomberg tells us how bad the problem is: "Student loans have eclipsed credit cards to become the second-largest source of outstanding debt in the U.S., after…
  • Jun 9

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter

    FAQ: Why hire an attorney for your debt collection matter
    People sometimes call me up and ask a simple question: Why should I hire you to help me with my debt collection case? As simple as it sounds, it is an important question. I have said this a thousand times,...
Rank this Week: 1109

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 774

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. …
  • 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. CBS…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1142

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 741

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: 1339

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Feb 14

    Triumph

    Triumph
    On February 7, 2013, Carnival’s Triumph left the port of Galveston in what was anticipated to be a relaxing four-day cruise to the Caribbean. However, this winter getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Triumph’s 3,142…
  • Jan 17

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse

    Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper Recall to Inspect – Not Reimburse
    On January, 8, 2013, The Consumer Product Safety Commission in association with Fisher-Price announced a voluntary recall of the Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper due to the risk of mold developing between the removable seat cushion and hard…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 1324

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: 1210

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial

    Oregon Qarmat Ali vets’ case against KBR headed to trial
    Today, Judge Papak issued another summary judgment opinion denying KBR’s motions for summary judgment on fraud and negligence. Here is a PDF copy: 512 – opinion & order – fraud and neglig It’s a long opinion, but it provides a really…
Rank this Week: 1261

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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

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

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

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

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

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

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 744

Car Fraud Matters

Car Fraud Matters

Covers consumers rights regarding fraud, unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the purchase of new or used cars. By Gordon Leech.

http://carfraudmatters.info
  • Dec 7

    Identity Theft in Auto Loans is Down

    Identity Theft in Auto Loans is Down
    Good news. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, part of the U.S. Department of Treasury, reports after a recent study that conscientious automobile dealer staff and finance companies are helping to reduce fraudulent vehicle loans…
  • Jun 7

    Dealers Must Pay Off Liens on Trade-Ins Within 14 Days in Wisconsin

    Dealers Must Pay Off Liens on Trade-Ins Within 14 Days in Wisconsin
    A car dealer is obligated under Wisconsin law to satisfy a car lien on a trade-in within 14 days of taking delivery, where the dealer accepts a vehicle in trade subject to an outstanding lien and the dealer has agreed in the purchase contract…
  • Jun 7

    Sale Contingent on Consumer Finding Financing

    Sale Contingent on Consumer Finding Financing
    Wisconsin law provides that any contingent sale of a car or other motor vehicle that the car dealer makes contingent on the consumer getting his or her own financing is rescinded, or undone, by law, if the consumer does not provide evidence…
Rank this Week: 957

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: 1105

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: 1361

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

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

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

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

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

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

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 1294

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Jun 29

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking

    Senator seeks GAO investigation of CFPB payday loan rulemaking
    Barbara S. Mishkin In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Senator David Vitter questioned “the adequacy and thoroughness of the CFPB’s analysis of small entity impacts” in connection with its payday…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request

    CFPB seeks comments on new information collection request
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has published notices in today’s Federal Register seeking comments on the following information collections: “Consumer Response Government and Congressional Boarding Forms.”  The…
  • Jun 25

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative

    CFPB begins public disclosure of consumer complaint narrative
    Barbara S. Mishkin As of today, consumer narratives are publicly available on the CFPB’s consumer complaint database.  In its press release, the CFPB stated that the database now includes “for the first time over 7,700…
Rank this Week: 3726

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/
  • Jun 29

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor

    Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtor
    An Oregon foreclosure mediation program has undeniably helped many debtors find a way to stay in their homes. The program provides Oregonians with a chance to meet with lenders in order to find ways avoid a foreclosure. The latest…
  • Jun 27

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee

    Electronic Chapter 13 Plan Payments to the Portland Chapter 13 Trustee
    Probably the worst way for any Portland area Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtor to make a monthly payment is out of pocket.  If you have a regular job this isn’t a problem, the payment is just deducted from you wages and you never falls…
  • Jun 21

    Increase in Consumer Debt

    Increase in Consumer Debt
    American consumer debt increased steadily in April as credit-card use surged. At the same time,  education and vehicle debt grew at the slowest pace since July 2012.   While economists typically see a pickup in…
Rank this Week: 5079

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jun 29

    Marriage Equality Win

    Marriage Equality Win
    I was late to work on Friday. Not because I couldn’t find a taxi, or the dogs were lagging on their morning walk. In fact, I had already started working around 8:30 a.m. on my patio—pot of coffee made, laptop
  • Jun 15

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

    Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?
    On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was…
  • Jun 2

    Guidance for Damages Issues in Class Case

    Guidance for Damages Issues in Class Case
    How should trial courts deal with challenges to damages models in class actions? The Seventh Circuit recently suggested a burden-shifting approach, in a recent opinion involving loss causation in a securities fraud case. Glickenhaus & Co.…
Rank this Week: 3340

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 29

    You May Not Own Your New Cellphone

    You May Not Own Your New Cellphone
      If you are about to get a new cellphone from Sprint or T-Mobile, you better read the fine print, because you may not actually be buying that phone. You may only be leasing it. MOUSE PRINT*: That’s right. Sprint is turning back…
  • Jun 22

    Here We Downsize Again – 2015 (part two)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2015 (part two)
      The parade of products being downsized continues. It is rare that a downsized product makes headlines, but this one did. *MOUSE PRINT: Besides dropping one-quarter of the contents, what is irksome here is the old and new containers are…
  • Jun 15

    PayPal Gets Its Wrist Slapped by FCC for Violation

    PayPal Gets Its Wrist Slapped by FCC for Violation
      In May, PayPal sent its customers an email notifying them of forthcoming changes to the PayPal User Agreement because eBay and PayPal are becoming separate companies. One section of that revised agreement announces changes to how the…
Rank this Week: 2616

Background Matters Blog

Background Matters Blog

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

http://backgroundmatters.info
  • Jun 29

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money

    Cash Until Payday Helps When You Truly Require Money
    Providing superb stopgap actions for low income individuals or people with truly unfortunate FICO scores, no credit verify individual financial loans are boon for them. It is also recognized as signature loans, no credit score check are the…
  • May 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Oct 21

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State

    Employer Use of Credit Reports in Hiring Under Review by State
    The Wall Street Journal reports today, October 21, 2010, that the use of credit reports or credit histories of job applicants, "a common practice among employers– is coming under fire." Employer Credit Checks on Job Seekers Draw Scrutiny,…
Rank this Week: 4953

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
  • Jun 29

    Term Life Insurance: Policy Features That Aspiring Buyers Might Find Useful

    Term Life Insurance: Policy Features That Aspiring Buyers Might Find Useful
    Those looking for insurance coverage for the possible solid expenses in life can take a look at the term life insurance policy, a product of the insurers that has been specifically designed to cover either medical, or non-medical policies. A…
  • May 14

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • May 7

    Errors in Credit Reports due to Mixing and Matching a Relative's Data Most Prevalent

    Errors in Credit Reports due to Mixing and Matching a Relative's Data Most Prevalent
    The Columbus Dispatch reports, following an extensive investigation into consumer complaints at the FTC over a 2.5 year period, that almost 3/4th of the complaints involved consumer reporting agencies mixing someone’s relative’s credit…
Rank this Week: 4637

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/
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
  • Jun 23

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?

    Is There a Student Loan Debt Crisis?
    I've been a skeptic for some time about claims that we have a student loan "crisis" in the United States. For individuals mired with student loan debt, it is very much a crisis, of course. But my reluctance to term...
  • Jun 16

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency

    More on AIG: Between Hysteria and Complacency
    I agree with Adam about all that post-Starr hyperventilation. No, it does not mean that bailouts are over, that the Fed has been slapped down, or any of that lurid stuff. (Though tabloidness does feel strangely gratifying in financial…
Rank this Week: 2512

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jun 26

    NC Postconcussive Syndrome Lawyer

    NC Postconcussive Syndrome Lawyer
    A concussion can cause a constellation of impairing and disabling symptoms. Treatment of those symptoms can cost thousands of dollars. Many folks are also unable to work through their symptoms, resulting in thousands of dollars of lost wages…
  • Jun 24

    Obtaining Accident/Crash Reports in North Carolina

    Obtaining Accident/Crash Reports in North Carolina
    Typically, after any North Carolina motor vehicle collision, the responding law-enforcement agency will create a crash report that will be sent to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. The report serves a critical function –…
  • Jun 8

    Wage & Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation

    Wage & Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides for collective action lawsuits against employers for minimum wage and overtime pay violations. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that nearly 80% of all of employers are not in compliance…
Rank this Week: 5056