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

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

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege
    Trader Joe’s Co. v. Hallatt, No. 14-35035, 2016 WL 4488009, -- F.3d – (9th Cir. Aug. 26, 2016)Hallatt buys Trader Joe’s-branded goods in Washington state, transports them to Canada, and resells them there in Pirate…
  • Aug 29

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm
    Star-Brite Distributing, Inc. v. Gold Eagle Co., 2016 WL 4470093, No. 14-61841-CIV (S.D. Fla. Jan. 25, 2016)The parties compete in the market for marine fuel additives.  Star-Brite argued that Gold Eagle’s false advertising…
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
Rank this Week: 180

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

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

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

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

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 216

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 228

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: 257

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/
  • Aug 26

    Dealing with phone scammer

    Dealing with phone scammer
    Washington Post Columnist Michelle Singletary recently posted about and answered questions about IRS scams -- like those messages on my home answering machine saying that the IRS is about to initiate a prosecution over fictitious tax debt.…
  • Aug 26

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood
    In the wake of the flooding in Louisiana, the Federal Trade Commission has developed a series of blog posts with information for people affected by the floods and people who want to help through charitable donations. These three FTC posts...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick
    I have to admit that there are a lot of things I love about Amazon.com. That it tries to require its customers to arbitrate their claims and waive the right to participate in class actions is not one of them....
Rank this Week: 302

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: 384

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…
  • Aug 22

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond

    Two Investors File Securities Arbitration Claim Against Santander Securities Over Puerto Rico Municipal Bond
    Two investors, seeking to recover the investment losses they sustained in Puerto Rico municipal bonds, are pursuing a FINRA arbitration claim against Santander Securities LLC. According to the case, the Puerto Rican investors are claiming…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Aug 29

    Definition: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Definition: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Today we're continuing our series on legal terms, and we're going to talk about bankruptcy. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is where we pull all of our debts together, and we pay them off over a 3 or 5 year period. A Chapter 13 is also called…
  • Aug 13

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?

    Can a debt buyer sue me in Alabama?
    Can a Debt Buyer Really Sue Me? This question is a natural question when you have been sued by some debt buyer such as LVNV, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, etc. First off, it is completely legal to buy debt Companies are allowed to…
  • Aug 12

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena

    Consumer protection lawsuits in federal court: part 14 -- subpoena
    Subpoenas are a type of discovery where we can get information and documents from non parties -- people or companies who are not in the lawsuit. The other types of discovery we have discussed so far -- initial disclosures, interrogatories,…
Rank this Week: 491

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 1

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out Our Summer
    Buh-bye for now! The news has been full of “forced arbitration” stories lately. This is an issue with solidly mind-numbing potential, so that’s really saying something. What’s more, these stories almost all leave the…
  • Jul 28

    Gunning for Court

    Gunning for Court
    A few years ago, we wrote about a New York Times story based entirely on “previously undisclosed depositions – some marked ‘confidential’- from decades-old lawsuits against gun manufacturers for contributing to gun…
  • Jul 19

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett
    Wasn’t it just yesterday (or 10 months ago) that we received this “confidential memo” from the Volkswagen diesel cheating crisis management team? It noted, in part: This week, ALEC officially launched a web site about what…
Rank this Week: 448

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/
  • Aug 26

    Sued By Colorado Capital Investments In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Colorado Capital Investments In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Colorado Capital Investments is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS COLORADO CAPITAL INVESTMENTS?: Colorado Capital Investments is an infamous…
  • Aug 24

    Sued By Platinum Financial Services In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Platinum Financial Services In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Platinum Financial Services is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS PLATINUM FINANCIAL SERVICES? Platinum Financial Services is an infamous…
  • Aug 22

    Sued By Gemini Asset Recovery In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Gemini Asset Recovery In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Gemini Asset Recovery is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS GEMINI ASSET RECOVERY?: Gemini Asset Recovery is an infamous “debt buyer”,…
Rank this Week: 608

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/
Rank this Week: 636

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 16

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney
    Injuries caused by a pit bull attack can be devastating. Tragically, sometimes these animal attacks are so awful that the victim succumbs to his or her injuries. And, in nearly all of these cases, the attack was preventable. All too often,…
  • Aug 9

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit
    Directv is one of America’s largest satellite cable providers. It sells subscriptions for its services to millions of Americans. Most customers receive these services by a residential subscription for their home. However, it is also…
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 549

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

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

    SEC’s Report Evaluates The Definition of An Accredited Investor

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

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

    Wells Fargo Sued by Commerz Bank in Mortgage-Backed Securities Case
    Commerzbank is suing Wells Fargo (WFC) for losses sustained on failed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The German finance firm claims the California lending giant did not properly supervise MBS during the housing bubble, which Commerzbank…
  • Aug 19

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court

    Tax Whistleblowers Are Entitled to Award When There Are Civil Forfeitures and Criminal Fines, Rules Court
    The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that tax whistleblowers are entitled to a reward when criminal fines and penalties are collected. The ruling in this particular case found that two whistleblowers had a right to receive a $17.7M reward in the…
Rank this Week: 681

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/
  • Aug 29

    HIPAA Audit Check-Up – Where We Are and What’s to Come

    HIPAA Audit Check-Up – Where We Are and What’s to Come
    Phase 2 of the HIPAA audits is fully underway, and covered entities now can take a breath if they have not received a desk audit request. But we still are at the beginning of Phase 2, with more to come. Preparing for Audits. Some steps that…
  • Aug 16

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?

    Where’s the (TCPA) Harm in That?
    TCPA Cases Post-Spokeo: Federal courts weigh plaintiffs’ alleged harms under the TCPA in light of Spokeo v. Robins, with some beginning to find injury-in-fact to sue for unwanted calls and texts – while one rules that…
  • Aug 15

    It’s Not the Olympics, but OCR Sets New HIPAA Settlement Record

    It’s Not the Olympics, but OCR Sets New HIPAA Settlement Record
    Athletes at the Rio Olympics aren’t the only ones setting records this year.  Hoping to send a “strong message” about the importance of safeguarding electronic protected health information (PHI) and conducting mandated…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 697

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 922

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Christopher B. Ariola

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Christopher B. Ariola
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Christopher B Ariola.  Mr. Ariola was last employed and registered with Financial Telesis, Inc., an Aliso…
  • Aug 26

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin

    BROKER REPORT: Anthony Joslin
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Garden State Securities financial advisor Anthony Joslin. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
  • Aug 24

    Top Wealth Managers with Questionable Record

    Top Wealth Managers with Questionable Record
    Forbes recently published a list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. This list is published annually and rates thousands of advisors based on asset under their management, revenue, experience, and compliance. The Malecki Law team noticed…
Rank this Week: 1128

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: 851

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/
  • Aug 28

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?

    ITT Technical Institute Fraud = Discharge of Student Loans?
    On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education banned ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.  This is the result of several investigations into their recruiting, marketing and job…
  • Aug 17

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?

    Are You Really Forever Stuck With Your Student Loans?
    I just watched yet another attorney’s video from 2013 about how student loans are hardly ever discharged in a bankruptcy unless you are extremely ill.  The ending quote about student loans was “you’re stuck with…
  • Aug 15

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)

    When Debt Collectors Break Bad (I so miss that show)
    Useful information can be obtained from the Consent Orders relating to improper debt collection activities obtained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Recent orders applicable to Fred Hanna, Encore Capital Group, Inc., Midland…
Rank this Week: 861

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 26

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

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

    Service of Legal Papers on a Person

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

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

    $36K Unifund CCR Judgment and lawsuit Wiped Out for Bad Service
    Fair is fair. And if a consumer is clearly not notified of a court case, why should that consumer be forced to turn over hard-earned wages toward a $36,158 garnishment? Why should that consumer even pay off the judgment if the circumstances…
Rank this Week: 1085

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • Aug 24

    How to stop collection calls to your cell phone

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

    Debt collectors cannot lie to you

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

    Can a debt collector call me at work?

    Can a debt collector call me at work?
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act strictly regulates collection calls while a person is at work. The Act recognizes that you have a right to keep your personal financial information private and that it’s difficult to maintain…
Rank this Week: 1153

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/
  • Aug 24

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe

    Debt collectors calling about debts you do not owe
    Debt collectors call a lot of people about debts. Heck, I got a call over the weekend from Portfolio Recovery Associates about a debt owed by Jonathan A Stein. Of course, that isn't my name. And the last four of...
  • Feb 2

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam

    Debt Collection is the 2nd Most Popular Scam
    The Better Business Bureau came out with their top 10 scams of 2015. Yes, I know it is already February of 2016, but I had to help people who were victims of the first two scams: IRS issues and debt...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 1145

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo

    Feds Give Up Mortgage Fraud Case Against Countrywide’s Mozilo
    Prosecutors with the U.S. Justice Department are reportedly giving up their quest to take action against the co-founder of Countrywide Financial Corp. for his alleged role in doling out risky subprime mortgages that played a major role the…
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
Rank this Week: 999

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day

    A Farmer's Son, Those He Helped in Wartime, Those Who Never Came Back. Remember the Day
    Every Memorial Day we pause to remember and thank those who gave their all so that all of us could have the life we have in this country. We also pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this Memorial day by…
  • Apr 21

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again

    An Old Harvest of Hate, Being Reaped Again
    Okay, we only talk about consumer protection issues here, but this weekend we received a 50+year old magazine and while reading through it, came across an editorial by Ralph Emerson McGill, a journalist from a time long gone by,…
  • Feb 11

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?

    What are the Most Common Types of Consumer Complaints in Ohio?
    Each year Ohio Attorney General DeWine adds up all the complaints they have gotten from consumers in the last year and sees which area has the most.As usual, it's car sales that is in the Number One spot again. The 2015 top complaint…
Rank this Week: 1018

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: 1116

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

California Bankruptcy Lawyer

Covers bankruptcy, consumer debt and finance law with a focus on California law. By Scott Sagaria.

http://www.californiabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?

    What is Obama Home Foreclosure Program?
    President Obama's home foreclosure program, Making Home Affordable, is a program that provides a number of government-subsidized options for homeowners who are struggling. The goal is for these homeowners to avoid home foreclosure, which…
  • Jul 26

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?

    How Does Home Foreclosure Affect Home Vacancy?
    Home Foreclosures and It's Affects on Home Vacancies Home foreclosure rates have a direct affect on nearby property values through the supply effect. Residents currently living near vacant properties have a sense of mistrust and fear, from…
  • Jul 11

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?

    What Is The Process of Home Foreclosure In Sacramento?
    The process of home foreclosure in Sacramento and eviction pre-foreclosure and the formal legal foreclosure process. Completion of all of these steps, which will probably take a few months or so, will lead to the eviction of the previous…
Rank this Week: 980

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1760

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: 1287

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: 1628

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 10

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse

    Attention Former Customers of Leavitt Freeman Sanders: You May Be Able To Recover Your Investment Losse
    Our firm has already filed many individual lawsuits alleging, among other things, investment fraud against Leavitt Sanders and the firms that he traded through.  Those firms include Invest Financial, Triad Advisors, Capital Asset…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1745

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Sep 17

    Mary Jane Elliott

    Mary Jane Elliott
    Have you been hassled by a collections agent or sued by Mary Jane Elliott, P.C.? Daily thousands of people in Michigan are sued in debt collections action. These occur when holders of debt hire aggressive debt collections attorneys or…
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1496

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 1658

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1800

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 1317

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: 1245

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

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

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

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

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

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

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 1675

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: 1480

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: 1382

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: 1406

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 1596

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: 1189

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Podiatry Malpractice Blog

Focused on medical malpractice, specifically in the Podiatric field. By Michael A. Quinn.

http://www.podiatrymalpracticeblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)

    Podiatrist sentenced to probation for drug charge (North Carolina)
     A Grifton podiatrist was sentenced to probation and a fine for a drug charge. Dr. Paul Joseph Civatte, 52, was given a sentence of 12 months of probation and a  fine for a reduced charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The case dated…
  • Apr 7

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)

    Podiatrist accused in drugs for sex case (Missouri)
    Dr. Dave Dai Quang Pham, a St. Louis podiatrist, is accused of trying to exchange prescription drugs for sex. The St. Francois County Prosecutor charged 49-year-old Dr. Pham with possession of a controlled substance with intent to…
  • Apr 4

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)

    Missouri Podiatrist pleads guilty (MO)
    A St. Louis, Missouri podiatrist has plead guilty to obstructing a federal audit when she provided the Medicare program with a false and backdated treatment record, U.S.  said Thursday.
Rank this Week: 1308

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 29

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER

    Debt collection SBREFA panel meets with SER
    Barbara S. Mishkin It has been reported that the SBREFA panel for the CFPB’s debt collection rulemaking met last week with small entity representatives (SER).  In anticipation of convening the panel, the CFPB issued an outline of…
  • Aug 29

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product

    CFPB and OCC settle claims of alleged unlawful practices for credit card add-on product
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB announced that it has entered into a consent order with First National Bank of Omaha to settle charges that the bank engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices in connection with the marketing and sale of…
  • Aug 26

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction

    Chamber files amicus brief in support of challenge to CFPB jurisdiction
    Barbara S. Mishkin The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (Chamber) has filed an amicus brief opposing the CFPB’s petition filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to enforce its civil investigative demand (CID)…
Rank this Week: 3895

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 29

    Walmart Drops Price Match Guarantee in 100s of Store

    Walmart Drops Price Match Guarantee in 100s of Store
    Since May, Walmart has been quietly discontinuing its price match guarantee (“Ad Match”) in hundreds of stores nationwide. This is a marked change from a policy the company promoted for years in TV commercials like this: When one…
  • Aug 22

    Lowe’s Pulls Misleading TV Ad After We Cry Foul

    Lowe’s Pulls Misleading TV Ad After We Cry Foul
    Recently, Lowe’s began advertising what appeared to be a great sale on major appliances — 20% off. Here is the advertisement that ran during the 60 Minutes broadcast last week: Click play button. Seems pretty straightforward and…
  • Aug 15

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout

    Free Furniture Promo Tied to Election Turnout
    The latest gimmick to get shoppers to buy furniture during the summer doldrums comes from Bernie & Phyl’s, a small Massachusetts furniture chain. They are offering to refund the price of all furniture you buy until August 22 if the…
Rank this Week: 2794