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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/
  • May 4

    More on the Argument that the CFPB's Single Director Structure is Unconstitutional

    More on the Argument that the CFPB's Single Director Structure is Unconstitutional
    Last week I posted something about the latest attack on the CFPB's constitutionality because of its single-director structure and sought comment. Americans for Financial Reform Policy Counsel Brian Simmonds Marshall addressed the issue on the…
  • May 4

    FTC files complaint alleging companies deceived consumers with fake newspaper subscription notice

    FTC files complaint alleging companies deceived consumers with fake newspaper subscription notice
    The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of dozens of companies with deceiving consumers by using fake newspaper subscription notices. According to the FTC’s complaint, through a complicated web of companies, the…
  • May 4

    Marketers of Simple Pure Supplements settle FTC court action

    Marketers of Simple Pure Supplements settle FTC court action
    Marketers of green coffee bean extract weight-loss supplements, male enhancement products, and skin care products will forfeit assets totaling approximately $9.2 million, and have already turned over a Ferrari to settle the Federal Trade…
Rank this Week: 77

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic
    Official description: Panelists from previous sessions and observers may sign up at the roundtable to comment on topics discussed during earlier panels or raise and discuss other pertinent issues.David Green, NBC Universal: what should the…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512
    (In homage to Jonathan Zittrain, I am giving this panel the nickname, The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It) Official description: General trends, including notice volume and other relevant empirical data; scalability and future…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
  • Apr 15

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner

    Still not deleveraging American homeowner
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally announced a program to reduce principal balances of distressed home mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, eight years into the foreclosure crisis. Too little, too late would be an…
Rank this Week: 261

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016
    According to a story published in the USA Today, Consumer Reports has published its list of the 10 worst new cars, broken down by category.  Here are the losers, according to their rankings, which are based on safety, projected…
  • Mar 15

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate

    Client Turns the Tables on Portfolio Recovery Associate
    Plaintiff: Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Dana M. Stern, Esq. and Jason S. Dragutsky, Esq. Case Outcome: Case against Client dismissed, and Client…
  • Mar 12

    Justice for Car Accident Victim

    Justice for Car Accident Victim
    Our client was injured when another driver caused a car accident. We promptly obtained the police report, insurance records, medical records and other documents important to her case. Unlike some other lawyers, we will not require our clients…
Rank this Week: 262

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

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

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

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

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

    Man Released from Prison Faces New Fraud Charges in $11M Investor Stock Scam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging Edward Durante with bilking investors once again. Durante, who already served a 10-year sentence for a previous securities fraud conviction, is accused of using different aliases to defraud…
  • Apr 30

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt

    Oppenheimer Still Has Substantial Funds in Puerto Rico Municipal Bond Debt
    According to InvestmentNews, even with Puerto Rico heading toward default on its $72 billion in municipal debt, there are a number of funds that continue to hold the U.S. Territory’s bonds in their portfolios, such as the: · …
Rank this Week: 300

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: 537

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana

    Debt Collection Complaints Increase In Indiana
    In a recently released report, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) noted that Indiana consumers’ complaints about debt collectors increased more (on a percentage basis) for the period from December 2015 to…
  • Mar 17

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA

    Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC Sued For Allegedly Violating FDCPA
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the filing of a lawsuit against Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a debt collector based in Gahanna, Ohio. The lawsuit, which has been filed in the United…
  • Mar 17

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer

    Debt Collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. Sued by Indiana Consumer
    PRESS RELEASE Out of state debt collectors LTD Financial Services, L.P. and Advantage Assets II, Inc. have been sued by an Indiana consumer, announces the Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff.  The lawsuit, which…
Rank this Week: 509

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto recalls, California lemon law, and unfair and deceptive business practices. By Law Offices of Howard D. Silver.

http://www.california-lemon-law-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay

    Ford Hit with $17.35 Million Fine for Year-Long Recall Delay
    As reported by The Los Angeles Times, Ford Motor Company has recently been fined 17.35 million dollars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to safety regulators, the fine was levied for the company taking…
  • Jul 3

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle

    Defective Passenger Recognition in Airbags Leads to 5,200 Recalled Hyundai Vehicle
    As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on account of an airbag related problem, Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 5,200 2012-2013 Azera vehicles manufactured between May 22, 2012 and November 23, 2012.…
  • Jun 21

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Apr 27

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement

    Kilby v. CVS: Cal. Supreme Court Clarifies Seating Requirement
    On April 4, 2016, the California Supreme Court answered three questions certified by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding interpretation of the California wage order requirements for the provision of seating to…
  • Apr 15

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable

    Long v. Provide Commerce: Arbitration Clause in Browsewrap Agreement Held Unenforceable
    A California Court of Appeal affirmed an order issued by Judge Jane Johnson denying a motion to compel arbitration where the arbitration agreement was contained in an online “browsewrap” agreement. Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.,…
  • Apr 8

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact

    NLRB Orders Cedars-Sinai to Rescind and Revise Its Mandatory Arbitration Pact
    Last month, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge in San Francisco ordered Los Angeles’s famed hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to stop using its mandatory arbitration agreements to prohibit employees from bringing class…
Rank this Week: 643

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 22

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit

    5 Ways the C.A.R.D. Act is Helping Consumers of Credit
    On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act into law. Since then, consumers have saved over 12 billion dollars, below are five ways the law is protecting consumers and…
  • Apr 15

    Creditors' Burden of Proof in Student Loan Case

    Creditors' Burden of Proof in Student Loan Case
    To file a lawsuit, the Plaintiff is required to have standing. In order to satisfy the standing requirement: The plaintiff must have suffered an injury; Caused by defendant's actions; With a likelihood that the injury could be redressed…
  • Apr 15

    Legal Grounds for a Motion to Dismiss: New York

    Legal Grounds for a Motion to Dismiss: New York
    Litigation is litigation. Whether the subject matter is a $2,000 credit-card debt or a catastrophic personal injury case, the same basic procedural rules apply. The motion to dismiss is used to stop a lawsuit in its tracks. Its aim is…
Rank this Week: 679

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 706

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward

    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
    From AmazonLea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood oozed out of the ground, even through the concrete, even in the water. Then the earth…
  • Feb 22

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Pebbles crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    Pebbles, the Queen, in better healthOur 15-year-old senior citizen, Pebbles, a domestic long hair feline, crossed the rainbow bridge today after several months of problems with arthritis, hyperthyroid, hypertension, kidney…
  • Feb 17

    New vampire book must read

    New vampire book must read
    Hello book enthusiasts…Arizona isn’t quite ready for an oversexed, bisexual housewife, who suddenly becomes a supernatural creature with a mission to kill targeted Arizona politicians in my new novel, NYMPHOMANIA BLOODLUST. Amy…
Rank this Week: 872

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: 779

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: 789

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 4

    Treasury Dept. marketplace lending findings expected to be released next week

    Treasury Dept. marketplace lending findings expected to be released next week
    Scott M. Pearson The CFPB recently joined other federal regulators who have indicated a growing interest in marketplace lending with its announcement that it is accepting consumer complaints about loans obtained through marketplace…
  • May 4

    FFIEC proposes new rating system

    FFIEC proposes new rating system
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), whose members include the CFPB, is proposing a new uniform interagency consumer compliance rating system to reflect changes in consumer compliance supervision…
  • May 3

    CFPB publishes two resources for small creditor

    CFPB publishes two resources for small creditor
    Wendy Tran and Richard J. Andreano, Jr. The CFPB recently published a fact sheet for small creditors operating in rural or underserved areas. As we have reported, the CFPB issued a final rule, which became effective on January 1, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 1574

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/
  • May 4

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor

    Record Oil Industry Bankruptcies Take a Toll on Investor
    Reuters reports that bankruptcies in the U.S. oil industry have reached record levels.  The number of bankrupt oil and gas companies is 59 and counting, and we are not even half-way through the wave of bankruptcy filings, according to a…
  • Mar 10

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Greenville Broker Claus Foerster Indicted in $2.8 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Greenville broker named Claus Foerster for defrauding his clients out of $2.8 million.  According to news reports, the indictments states that Foerster persuaded clients to invest in a…
  • Mar 1

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT

    Broker Dealers That Sold United Development Funding REIT
    Following up on our previous blog post, broker dealers that sold UDF non-traded REITs to investors include, but are not limited to, IMS Securities Inc., Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc., Centaurus Financial Inc., and VSR…
Rank this Week: 1072

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 4

    Medical Errors: Still Crazy After All These Year

    Medical Errors: Still Crazy After All These Year
    When the Institute of Medicine published its landmark 1999 study “To Err Is Human,” finding that up to 98,000 patients die each year in hospitals due to medical errors, the medical industry had a swift response. Within a year,…
  • Apr 28

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!

    Happy World Day for Safety and Health at Work!
    Bet you didn’t know it was a holiday today. According to the United Nations, this “annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work … is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International…
  • Apr 26

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse

    Justice Eludes Survivors of Abuse
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and I have some issues. Not about the urgent need to raise awareness about sexual assault and sexual abuse, of course. My issues have to do with how access to civil justice is blocked...
Rank this Week: 1005

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1511

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 4

    Enforcing, Drafting, and Reviewing an Employment Contract

    Enforcing, Drafting, and Reviewing an Employment Contract
    The employment law attorneys at Maginnis Law are experienced in all areas of employment contract drafting and review. Whether you are an employee or an employer, having a properly drafted employment contract is one of the most important…
  • Apr 26

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney
    Elevators are supposed to be a safe part of everyday life, and, most of the time, they are safe. Unfortunately, though, some elevator owners and technicians fail to take necessary precaution to keep their elevators safe. Given the very nature…
  • Apr 20

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney
    When one party to a contract breaches the agreement, the results can be devastating for the other party. The results many times include cash flow problems, inability to meet obligations under other contracts, reputation damage, and difficulty…
Rank this Week: 1265

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/
  • May 2

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape

    Webinar: Legal Issues in the Mobile Landscape
    The days of swiping a credit card on a card reader are over. Companies are increasingly exploring new and creative ways to allow their customers to pay for items using smartphones, computers, and mobile technologies. In a webinar scheduled…
  • Apr 29

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27

    FCC Privacy Comments [Still] Due May 27
    After taking more than a year to issue its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding broadband Internet privacy, today the FCC denied requests from multiple parties for extensions of time to file comments. In its denial, the Commission…
  • Apr 26

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM

    A Closer Look at the FCC’s Privacy NPRM
    As we have previously advised, the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to “protect the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services” (the “NPRM”) proposes sweeping changes to the ways that…
Rank this Week: 1004

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/
  • Apr 28

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!

    ABC Action News Interviews a client and me about getting full forgiveness of her loans!
    Highlighting a case where we obtained full student loan forgiveness of nearly $70,000 for an elderly client who had helped her son through school, ABC Action News interviewed our client and me today.  The debt collectors wanted $700 a…
  • Apr 22

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea

    Why Hiring a Student Loan Attorney is a Good Idea
    In my continued efforts to help student loan borrowers understand why hiring a student loan attorney is a good idea, I’d like to post some of the cases we are working on this week.  Some of these are a little out of the ordinary…
  • Apr 7

    Getting a Debt Buyer Lawsuit Dismissed

    Getting a Debt Buyer Lawsuit Dismissed
    How many consumers are sued every day by a debt buyer they’ve never heard from in the past?  This is extremely common and presents an excellent defense for those knowledgeable enough to use it. One of the best tools we have as a…
Rank this Week: 1668

Lemberg Law Blog

Lemberg Law Blog

Covers consumer law.

http://www.stopcollector.com/i/
  • Apr 25

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?

    800-723-3004 | 8007233004 Chase Calling?
      Is JP Morgan Chase calling your cell phone from 800-723-3004? Are you wondering why? Lemberg Law is aware of complaints that Chase could be robocalling cellphones repeatedly for debt collection purposes. If you’re not a Chase…
  • Apr 25

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?

    561-488-4950 | 5614884950 Chase Calling?
    Are you getting calls from JP Morgan Chase/561-488-4950? Consumers have been concerned about receiving numerous collection calls from Chase from this and other numbers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received over than 33,000…
  • Apr 25

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?

    614-422-4215 | 6144224215 Calling?
    JP Morgan Chase Bank is one of the largest financial corporations in the U.S., with customers all over the world. They offer everything from consumer checking and savings accounts, to diverse credit card and loan services. Complications that…
Rank this Week: 1539

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud

    Roberto Blanch Conducts Live Spanish TV Interview on Association Fraud
    Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch, who has written extensively about community association fraud in this blog and recently authored an article on the topic for the op-ed page of the Miami Herald, appeared on Spanish-language television network…
  • Apr 18

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten

    Fight Against Condo Fraud Heighten
    An article in the Miami Herald that appeared on Saturday, April 16, reported that more than 250 South Florida condo residents teamed up to march against condo fraud last week.  The protestors, who marched on the streets of Doral,…
  • Apr 7

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”

    Article by Gary Mars in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Ruling Reminds New Associations to Watch for Developers Waiving Reserves”
    The firm’s Gary M. Mars authored an article that appeared in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  Gary’s article, which was titled…
Rank this Week: 952

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1513

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment

    New Fiduciary Rule to Protect Retirement Investment
    This week, it has been reported that the Department of Labor proposed tougher laws after issuing new regulations requiring financial advisors and brokers managing 401k and retirement accounts to act in the best interest of their clients.…
  • Mar 21

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?

    New Study Reveals: 7% of Financial Advisers Are Guilty of Misconduct. How Safe Are You?
    In February 2016, academics Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru at the University of Minnesota and University of Chicago business schools released a report titled “The Market for Financial Adviser…
  • Feb 29

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey

    BROKER REPORT: Several Complaints Against Broker and Financial Advisor David E. Mickey
    We are investigating customer complaints against broker David E. Mickey, who is currently barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with firms that sell securities to the public, as per FINRA’s BrokerCheck. According to…
Rank this Week: 1461

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye

    Plaintiff’s Attorneys Beware: Your Client’s Bankruptcy Case is About to Sock You Right Between the Eye
    The more I think about the disastrous  consequences of two recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions regarding Judicial Estoppel the more alarmed I become. This is a time bomb waiting to go off.  The 8th Circuit has ruled…
  • Apr 2

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim

    Chapter 13 Debtors Lose Right to Recover On Unreported Claim
    In two recent cases the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained summary judgments against debtors who failed to report claims against third parties that arose after the bankruptcy case was filed. In the case of Jones v. Bob Evans…
  • Feb 17

    Does This Settlement Program Violate Nebraska’s Deceptive Trade Act?

    Does This Settlement Program Violate Nebraska’s Deceptive Trade Act?
    Working with clients who fall into debt traps has made me cautious about using credit cards. That’s an understatement. I’m paranoid when it comes to debt. I pay off all personal and business credit card debts in full and…
Rank this Week: 1571

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1030

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 14

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)

    Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy’ Interview (March 2016)
    Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert:…
  • Nov 24

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack

    New Bankruptcy Forms Under Attack
    As I noted in an earlier post, the paperwork the forms that Oregon and Washington debtors have used to file bankruptcy since the 1980s will be replaced by a new longer set of forms on December 1, 2015. Many critics have noted that the new…
  • Nov 7

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy

    Wells Fargo to Pay for Wrongs to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
    Good news for current and former Oregon and Washington Chapter 13 Bankruptcy filers who saw their mortgage payments rise with little or no notice during the pendency of their Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. The U.S. Trustee Program has now…
Rank this Week: 1264

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: 1449

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague

    Naked Capitalism: Robo-Signing an Ongoing Plague
    It’s been five years since widespread foreclosure fraud, sometimes referred to as the “robo-signing scandal,” was first revealed. You may recall, this was a type of fraud that involved banks and mortgage servicers…
  • Jan 12

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?

    Miami Debt Defense: What’s Allowed on Your Credit Report?
    Credit reports have a huge influence on so many aspects of our lives – from our mortgage rate to our ability to secure a loan to various job prospects. So it’s important to understand how ratings are formulated, how to improve…
  • Jan 8

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order

    FTC: Company to Pay $100 Million for Violating Consumer Protection Order
    A company that promises to protect consumers from identity theft has been accused of violating a federal court order that requires it to keep those promises and refrain from deceptive advertising. The case against LifeLock dates back several…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • Dec 18

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim

    JPMorgan Chase to Pay Restitution for Debt Collection Victim
    Good news for California consumers: JPMorgan Chase, also known as Chase, also known as one of the worst banks around, is finally going to pay restitution to California. This litigation has been going on for over 2 years. Between 2009...
  • Dec 11

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle

    Breaking the Pay Day Loan Cycle
    This is a common problem in December and January. People spend too much money on their holiday gifts. See my last post! Then, they take out a payday loan and cannot pay it back. They are being harassed by a...
Rank this Week: 1046

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/
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff

    Supreme Court Rules on Effect of Offers to Named Class Plaintiff
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision earlier this week in a case raising the issue whether a defendant can cut off a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action by making an offer of full relief to individual named plaintiffs.…
  • Jan 16

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal

    Cert Granted in Interesting Class Action Appeal
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in an important case raising the issue whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction under both Article III and 28 U. S. C. §1291 to review an order denying class certification after the named…
  • Jan 5

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List

    American Tort Reform Foundation Releases Judicial Hellhole List
     The American Tort Reform Foundation recently published its report identifying the top "judicial Hellholes" for 2015-16. The top (or bottom?)  jurisdictions are California, NY (asbestos), Florida, Missouri, Madison County, Ill.,…
Rank this Week: 1116

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 16

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…

    Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…
    Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business?  Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their…
  • Mar 16

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

    GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit
    Turns out your herbal supplement now contain absolutely ZERO active ingredients despite  the label.  The following supplements are under investigation: GNC’s “Herbal Plus” brand Gingko Biloba; St.…
  • Mar 16

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde

    Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde
    We’re now accepting plaintiffs who seek representation against Lumber Liquidators for selling Chinese manufactured wood flooring containing — wait for it — formaldehyde. Here’s the quick scoop: Lumber…
Rank this Week: 1253

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

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

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1237

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: 1678

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

News, views and information on self-help law and pro se litigation.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shlep
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Feb 19

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana
    Commissioners OK legal help center for courthouse New appointment made to fill a void in County Courts By BRADEN LAMMERS Braden.Lammers@newsandtribune.com Judicial matters were the predominant theme at the Clark County Commissioners meeting…
  • Jan 5

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 1277

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: 1160

Justice Begins Here

Justice Begins Here

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

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

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp.
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

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

    Take Another One Away

    Take Another One Away
    Well, another judge has taken away a jury verdict.  Where’s the outrage?  The whole point of juries is for twelve individuals to come together to make a unified decision.  Instead, Circuit Judge William Gordon has decided that the twelve…
Rank this Week: 1162

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association
    The Supreme Court of the United States has recently issued an opinion holding that, even perceived speech or associations (as opposed to just actual speech or associations) are protected by the Civil Rights Act. A police officer, Jeffrey…
  • May 4

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law
    New Jersey’s employment laws governing the rights and responsibilities of New Jersey teachers are found in Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes. The laws are complex, but our employment attorneys have significant experience in representing…
  • May 3

    Bulk Sales Provision

    Bulk Sales Provision
    The Bulk Sales Act was enacted in 2007, expanding upon the prior bulk sales law previously codified in 1995.  This law requires the parties in a transaction to notify the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding certain transfers of…
Rank this Week: 3849

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
  • May 4

    Millions of Consumers Are “Credit Invisible”

    Millions of Consumers Are “Credit Invisible”
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a report on the 26 million Americans who are “credit invisible.” The Bureau found that one in every 10 adults do not have any credit history with a nationwide consumer…
  • Mar 31

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score

    How Hard and Soft Inquiries Affect Credit Score
    Consumers are often confused about the effect of inquiries on their credit scores. CreditCards.com consulted experts about the differences between hard and soft inquiries, how the big three credit bureaus’ report on inquiries, and…
  • Mar 16

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov

    Huge Increase in Tax Identity Theft, New Helpful FTC Website, IdentityTheft.gov
    Identity theft fraudsters used to steal consumers’ credit card information and run up charges. They still do, but now the fraudsters are stealing identity information to file fraudulent tax returns to get tax refunds in large numbers.…
Rank this Week: 1972

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/
Rank this Week: 3874

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2788

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: 3364

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

Covers illegal bill collection or debt collection. By Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A.

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
  • Jan 13

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause

    Consumers Sued Over Old Debts Cannot File Class Actions Due to Arbitration Clause
    Corporations are using arbitration clauses in consumer contracts to ban class action lawsuits, anticipating that individual consumers cannot afford to bring cases to court against large corporations.  Generally, the arbitration clauses…
  • Sep 16

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme

    World Law Group Sued for Debt Relief Scheme
    World Law Group is accused of failing to provide legal representation to help consumers negotiate debts with creditors, while collecting illegal upfront fees.  The company misled consumers by telling them they would be represented by…
Rank this Week: 4014

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America

    Attorney Chip Parker Speaks On Article About Financial Fragility In America
    Attorney Chip Parker spoke on First Coast Connect Tuesday morning – the topic centered around an article written by Neal Gabler published in The Atlantic. Gabler disclosed in the article that “just like nearly half of…
  • Mar 7

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit

    Bankruptcy, Retirement, and Your Spouse’s Credit
    Bankruptcy is an excellent retirement strategy, especially if you are behind in saving for retirement because your credit card debt is robbing you of your ability to save. Just look at the math: Let’s say you’re about 10…
  • Aug 18

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?
    In JACKSONVILLE, foreclosures filings continue to decrease, however there are still thousands of homeowners still struggling with their mortgage companies.…
Rank this Week: 3647