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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: 78

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jun 22

    Fleming on the History of Truth in Lending

    Fleming on the History of Truth in Lending
    Anne Fleming of Georgetown has written The Long History of 'Truth in Lending', 30 Journal of Policy History (2018). Here's the abstract: This article offers the first comprehensive history of the development of mandatory disclosure rules for…
  • Jun 22

    Report finds cost of banking is higher for minoritie

    Report finds cost of banking is higher for minoritie
    A new report from the think tank New America finds that basic banking services such as opening and maintaining a checking account can cost substantially more if you are black or Latino. For instance, community banks in predominantly black…
  • Jun 21

    What does Judge Preska's decision striking down the CFPB mean for consumers?

    What does Judge Preska's decision striking down the CFPB mean for consumers?
    by Jeff Sovern Allison blogged earlier about Judge Preska's decision striking down the CFPB as unconstitutional and I've been wondering what it means for consumers. I hope some of our readers will offer their own thoughts in the comments,…
Rank this Week: 89

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 21

    File This Under Calling BS on Bankruptcy Fearmongering

    File This Under Calling BS on Bankruptcy Fearmongering
    As anyone familiar with bankruptcy would have predicted, the dire predictions of disaster for municipalities seeking bankruptcy protection have proven to be ... let's just say exaggerated. Bloomberg is out with a notable story this morning on…
  • Jun 18

    Combatting Fear of Abuse--A Sisyphean Task?

    Combatting Fear of Abuse--A Sisyphean Task?
    Over the past few weeks, at conferences with judges and policymakers in Varna (Bulgaria), Seoul, and Beijing, I've been confronted with a surprising degree of skepticism about personal insolvency systems and fear of opportunistic individuals…
  • Jun 14

    CFPB Enforcement Paralyzed

    CFPB Enforcement Paralyzed
    Normally we say that a law is as strong as its enforcement. On February 7, however, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau raised questions about the enduring strength of the consumer financial laws in its third Request for Information…
Rank this Week: 102

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: 125

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: 122

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    When is a literally false statement claiming 35% savings immaterial?

    When is a literally false statement claiming 35% savings immaterial?
    SourceOne Dental, Inc. v. Patterson Cos., No. 15-cv-5440, 2018 WL 3038503 (E.D.N.Y. Jun. 19, 2018)This is an interesting case to contrast to yesterday’s Seventh Circuit case finding that “monster” imagery making no specific…
  • Jun 22

    licing and dicing claims about unapproved drugs, court allows challenge to some under Lanham Act

    licing and dicing claims about unapproved drugs, court allows challenge to some under Lanham Act
    G&W Laboratories, Inc. v. Laser Pharmaceuticals, LLC, No. 17-cv-3974-BRM-DEA, 2018 WL 3031943 (D.N.J. Jun. 19, 2018)G&W sells Anucort, a prescription drug for use in treatment of hemorrhoids. G&W alleged that its formulation…
  • Jun 22

    eeking monetary damages can undercut irreparable harm claim

    eeking monetary damages can undercut irreparable harm claim
    Rush v. Hillside Buffalo, LLC, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2018 WL 2999905, No. 18-CV-00653 EAW (W.D.N.Y. Jun. 15, 2018)Rush, pro se, alleged that he owned a registered trademark for “Crash-a-Rama,” an event “featuring men and women…
Rank this Week: 153

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 226

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Feb 5

    Definition: Second Mortgage

    Definition: Second Mortgage
    The second mortgage is the company that is second in line to be paid when you sell your house. A mortgage ties the note to the property. Continue reading
  • Feb 1

    Definition: First Mortgage

    Definition: First Mortgage
    When we say “first mortgage,” we’re talking about the first mortgage company that’s in line to be paid back. A first mortgage is where we receive a loan to buy a house. Continue reading
  • Nov 1

    “How easy is it to beat Velocity Investments LLC in Alabama?”

    “How easy is it to beat Velocity Investments LLC in Alabama?”
    “How easy is it to beat Velocity Investments LLC in Alabama?” Velocity Investmenst LLC is a debt buyer/debt collector out of New Jersey.  They claim to buy debt and then they sue in Alabama on about 10% of the debts they…
Rank this Week: 379

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
  • Jan 12

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 372

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: 385

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Jun 21

    Can States Declare Bankruptcy?

    Can States Declare Bankruptcy?
    In the last 20 years, there have been a total of 36 cities, towns, and other municipalities that have filed for bankruptcy. You probably remember hearing or reading about them in the news: Detroit, MI filed bankruptcy as a city in 2013 with…
  • Jun 19

    Getting an FHA Loan After Bankruptc

    Getting an FHA Loan After Bankruptc
    FHA loans are government-backed mortgages, insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Millions of Americans are attracted to these form of financing due to the less stringent qualifications than some mortgages, in addition to the…
  • Jun 11

    Ohio Debt Settlement Guideline

    Ohio Debt Settlement Guideline
    There may come a time when you find yourself in a debt situation that leads to considering an Ohio debt settlement. Unfortunately, some consumers find themselves being sued for debt even after participating in the debt settlement program for…
Rank this Week: 778

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

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

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    District Court Judge Rules CFBP is Unconstitutionally Structured

    District Court Judge Rules CFBP is Unconstitutionally Structured
    In the final few pages of a 108 page opinion of a motion to dismiss a complaint jointly filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorney General of the State of New York (NYAG), a Federal Judge sitting in the Southern…
  • Jun 20

    9th Cir. Rejects ID Theft Putative Class Action for Lack of Spokeo Standing

    9th Cir. Rejects ID Theft Putative Class Action for Lack of Spokeo Standing
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a plaintiff did not allege Article III standing for her claim under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) where there were no specific factual allegations plausibly…
  • Jun 15

    BCFP Enters Consent Order with Consumer Lender Over Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Practice

    BCFP Enters Consent Order with Consumer Lender Over Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Practice
    By Brent Yarborough and Eric Rosenkoetter On June 13, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued a consent order with a holding company and its affiliated operating entities engaged in consumer lending. The consent…
Rank this Week: 889

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: 454

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: 661

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

By Dykema. Provides news and analysis of legal issues affecting the financial services industry.

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 874

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jun 18

    No Wheels, No Problem

    No Wheels, No Problem
    Wow, silly us. On December 15, 2015, to illustrate what corporate vermin CarMax was for selling defective used cars that are under safety recall, we contrasted CarMax with its competitor, Auto Nation. Auto Nation, you see, had announced it…
  • Jun 11

    Daily Kos Repost: Center For Justice & Democracy Ranks the Top 30 “Tort Reform” Hypocrites Of 2018!

    Daily Kos Repost: Center For Justice & Democracy Ranks the Top 30 “Tort Reform” Hypocrites Of 2018!
    By Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, and Emily Gottlieb, Deputy Director for Law & Policy, Center for Justice & Democracy. What’s a “tort reform” hypocrite? It’s someone who complains about people who file…
  • Jun 7

    Uber’s Uber-Hypocrisy

    Uber’s Uber-Hypocrisy
    When you look up the definition of “uber” online, here’s what it says: “denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.” I think I’ve figured out exactly what kind of…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 684

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 11

    The Importance of Substantiating Deductions and the Government's Burden of proving Penaltie

    The Importance of Substantiating Deductions and the Government's Burden of proving Penaltie
    Here's a case where pro se tax payers did themselves no favors in tax court lacking documents while providing conflicting excuses for not having them. Generally, deductions are a matter of legislative grace, and petitioners bear the burden…
  • Mar 18

    Use of Focus Groups to Gauge Impact of Evidence

    Use of Focus Groups to Gauge Impact of Evidence
    I attended the legal seminar "Evidence to Win 2018" presented by New York State Trial Lawyers Institute. The speakers were Robert Genes, Nicolas Timko, Larry Simon, Andrew Finklestein, and Martin Edelmen. It is no mystery why these rock stars…
  • Nov 20

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification
    It never hurts to understand your adversary. Medical debt relating to unplanned hospital visits can result in the financial dispute of your life. But as in any other collection cases, defenses exist! A little effort goes a long way. The…
Rank this Week: 967

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Payday Lenders Cut Slack While Charging More Interest Than the Mob

    Payday Lenders Cut Slack While Charging More Interest Than the Mob
    Recently, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced indictments of nearly a dozen individuals tied to an alleged organized crime family for engaging in broad scale illegal loansharking. The long-term investigation reportedly…
  • Mar 10

    Report: Wells Fargo Tipped Off to Federal OCC Investigation

    Report: Wells Fargo Tipped Off to Federal OCC Investigation
    A high-level federal examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reportedly leaked information to Wells Fargo about the existence of an investigation – something that is strictly forbidden.  Debt defense attorneys in…
  • Feb 28

    ACLU: Courts are Arresting, Jailing Consumers at Behest of Private Debt Collector

    ACLU: Courts are Arresting, Jailing Consumers at Behest of Private Debt Collector
    America’s criminal justice system is being used to enforce private debts. That’s according to a new in-depth investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) into the extent and impact of courts cooperating with the…
Rank this Week: 524

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/
Rank this Week: 511

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt collection. By the Law Office of Clark Daniel Dray.

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Nov 13

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer
    Offers for debt settlement and debt repayment plans often sound too-good-to-be-true. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you…
  • Nov 13

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer
    Offers for debt settlement and debt repayment plans often sound too-good-to-be-true. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you…
  • Dec 7

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy may seem intimidating, but as you can tell from the following infographic, the steps that go into successfully completing your case are pretty straightforward. The post Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 805

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

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

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 795

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: 900

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

Covers California lemon law.

http://www.bickellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Cruise Control Problems Lead to the Recall of Millions of Fiat Chrysler Vehicle

    Cruise Control Problems Lead to the Recall of Millions of Fiat Chrysler Vehicle
    When you're driving your car, you expect the features to work as expected – or at the very least not to put you in danger by creating a major safety risk. Unfortunately, many motorists find their cars fail to live up to even this basic…
  • Jun 21

    Parents: Are You Buying a New Car For Your Teen? Consider Safety First

    Parents: Are You Buying a New Car For Your Teen? Consider Safety First
    Traditionally, the classic car for a new teen driver was a cheap, old passed-down car. In fact, the director of transportation safety for the nonprofit National Safety Council indicated that the rule for a long time was to buy a car that…
  • Jun 19

    Buying Used Rental Cars: Is it a Good Idea?

    Buying Used Rental Cars: Is it a Good Idea?
    When you are buying a car, finding the right one can be a major challenge. Even when you buy a brand-new vehicle, you could still experience major unexpected defects and you may need to get help from a Sacramento lemon law firm to pursue an…
Rank this Week: 1999

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/
Rank this Week: 3600

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3629

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/
Rank this Week: 1227

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Retailers must upgrade online credit card processing security by June 30

    Retailers must upgrade online credit card processing security by June 30
    By June 30, 2018, retailers accepting digital (online) credit card transactions must cease using encryption protocols known as SSL or TLS 1.0. Retailers must transition to TLS 1.1 or higher (such as the popular TLS 1.2) or else lose the…
  • Jun 17

    California proposes to exempt coffee from Prop 65 warning requirement

    California proposes to exempt coffee from Prop 65 warning requirement
    On April 12, 2018, we wrote about the decision in Council for Research on Education in Toxics v. Starbucks, in which a California Superior Court judge rejected the evidence presented by coffee roasters and retailers to demonstrate that…
  • Apr 12

    LA judge rules that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning for acrylamide

    LA judge rules that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning for acrylamide
    On March 28, 2018, Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued a proposed statement of decision that would require coffee roasters and retailers to provide Proposition 65 cancer warnings for coffee sold in California. What the case is about…
Rank this Week: 1686

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Hunton Partner Speaks on Challenges Faced by Restaurant Industry

    Hunton Partner Speaks on Challenges Faced by Restaurant Industry
    Hunton Andrews Kurth restructuring partner J.R. Smith joins the latest installment of Debtwire's Middle Market Podcast to discuss challenges faced by the restaurant industry, particularly the casual dining franchise space. Continue Reading
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court Limits American Pipe Tolling for Consecutive Class Action

    Supreme Court Limits American Pipe Tolling for Consecutive Class Action
    On June 11, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled that American Pipe tolling does not extend to follow-on class actions brought after the statute of limitations period has run. This decision resolves a split between circuit courts over…
  • Jun 12

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1746

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: 2680

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

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

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

    Update: Big Win against BP and ARCO

    Update: Big Win against BP and ARCO
    Great news in our long running consumer fraud class action against BP. We scored a big win in the Oregon Court of Appeals. The court affirmed the trial court and the verdict in all respects. That’s to say we won big. BP has announced…
  • Jun 20

    Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland–Settlement Approved

    Western Culinary Inst./Le Cordon Bleu Portland–Settlement Approved
    I’m pleased to report that settlement of our longest running class action received final approval. The case, Surrett v. Western Culinary was filed in March of 2008. (No that’s not a typo.) Under the settlement. people…
  • Feb 3

    Settlement: Le Cordon Bleu/Western Culinary and Career Education Corp.

    Settlement: Le Cordon Bleu/Western Culinary and Career Education Corp.
    It only took 10 years. Late yesterday, we agreed to settle our consumer fraud class action against Western Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu-Portland, and Career Education Corp. Under the settlement, class members will get refunds of 44…
Rank this Week: 4591

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Jun 20

    Aspirin Just as Effective as Xarelto for Preventing Clots after Hip, Knee Surgery Study Show

    Aspirin Just as Effective as Xarelto for Preventing Clots after Hip, Knee Surgery Study Show
    One way pharmaceutical companies justify expensive and potentially dangerous drugs is that they fulfill a need that no other product… Read More The post Aspirin Just as Effective as Xarelto for Preventing Clots after Hip, Knee…
  • Jun 12

    A Student Fights for Fairne

    A Student Fights for Fairne
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s quotation seems… Read More The post A Student Fights for Fairness appeared first on Wexler Wallace…
  • Jun 6

    Amazon Facial Recognition Tech has Privacy Advocates Worried

    Amazon Facial Recognition Tech has Privacy Advocates Worried
      Amazon revolutionized the way people shop online and built a multi-billion dollar empire out of providing fast, convenient service. And… Read More The post Amazon Facial Recognition Tech has Privacy Advocates Worried…
Rank this Week: 2668

Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

Covers advertising law and consumer class action law. By Holland & Hart LLP.

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • Jun 18

    OEHHA Flips on Coffee

    OEHHA Flips on Coffee
    ** California Regulators Propose New Regulation That Excludes Coffee Makers from Acrylamide Prop 65 Warning **                                     …
  • Jun 11

    Attempts to Enforce “Humane” Treatment of Poultry Fail

    Attempts to Enforce “Humane” Treatment of Poultry Fail
    ** Foster Farms Prevail in Dismissing Class Action **                                                     …
  • Apr 3

    California Court Does Not Side With Coffee

    California Court Does Not Side With Coffee
    ** Starbucks and other Coffee Makers Lose Latest Phase of Prop 65 Acrylamide Warning Case **                                         …
Rank this Week: 1976

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Jun 18

    Do You Know Where Your Prescription Drugs Come From?

    Do You Know Where Your Prescription Drugs Come From?
    Have you looked at the fine print on your prescription drug bottle lately? MrConsumer decided to check his bottles and made a surprising discovery. *MOUSE PRINT: What? These pills purchased from CVS/Caremark mail order came from India? Yep.…
  • Jun 11

    Is This Stuff Really “Ice Cream?”

    Is This Stuff Really “Ice Cream?”
    A new brand of “ice cream” called “Enlightened” has hit the market claiming only 60 – 100 calories per serving, with “more protein and less sugar.” They picture 27 varieties of pints of ice cream in…
  • Jun 4

    Citi Cuts Back on Credit Card Benefit

    Citi Cuts Back on Credit Card Benefit
    Don’t you hate those credit card notices that announce “important updates” or “changes,” but don’t tell you what the old terms were so you can compare? Citi sent out an email last week announcing revised…
Rank this Week: 1448

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 13

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt?

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt?
    Student loan debt haunts countless individuals, often making them feel trapped. Many are generally unaware that there are actually ways for some of these debts to be settled, canceled, or discharged, which can ultimately provide the…
  • Jun 13

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt in New Jersey?

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt in New Jersey?
    Student loan debt haunts countless individuals, often making them feel trapped. Many are generally unaware that there are actually some ways for these debts to be canceled or discharged, which can ultimately provide the financial relief…
  • Jun 1

    How Do I Know if I Need to File for Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Know if I Need to File for Bankruptcy?
    If you are struggling to pay off your debts and can never seem to make a dent in them, you might be wondering if you need to file for bankruptcy. For many, the word itself inspires some fear and uncertainty, but the fact is that…
Rank this Week: 2366

Debt Relief Blog

Debt Relief Blog

Covers bankruptcy and other debt relief options, along with insights and commentary on student loans and other major regulatory updates. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC .

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 13

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt?

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt?
    Student loan debt haunts countless individuals, often making them feel trapped. Many are generally unaware that there are actually ways for some of these debts to be settled, canceled, or discharged, which can ultimately provide the…
  • Jun 13

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt in New Jersey?

    How Can I Get Help with Student Loan Debt in New Jersey?
    Student loan debt haunts countless individuals, often making them feel trapped. Many are generally unaware that there are actually some ways for these debts to be canceled or discharged, which can ultimately provide the financial relief…
  • Jun 1

    How Do I Know if I Need to File for Bankruptcy?

    How Do I Know if I Need to File for Bankruptcy?
    If you are struggling to pay off your debts and can never seem to make a dent in them, you might be wondering if you need to file for bankruptcy. For many, the word itself inspires some fear and uncertainty, but the fact is that…
Rank this Week: 1541

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

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

    Gage County Loses Court Appeal–Moves Closer to Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

    Gage County Loses Court Appeal–Moves Closer to Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has turned away an appeal of a $28.1 million dollar judgment awarded to 6 plaintiffs (commonly referred to as the Beatrice Six) for damages imposed by a federal jury for a reckless investigation and…
  • Apr 28

    Do you need financial therapy?

    Do you need financial therapy?
    Money is a complicated topic. It is often very obvious what a person must do to improve their financial situation, but getting someone to change their financial habits and attitudes is hard. Good financial advice seems to go in one ear and…
  • Feb 10

    Digital Signatures Allowed in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court

    Digital Signatures Allowed in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court
    Nebraska becomes the first bankruptcy court in the nation to allow debtors to sign bankruptcy petitions digitally. An amendment to Nebraska Rule of Bankruptcy Procedulre 9011-1 became effective February 5 allowing attorney to use services…
Rank this Week: 2082

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Another Satisfied Client Thankful for the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Another Satisfied Client Thankful for the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    I am thankful I had the opportunity to be represented by your law firm. I was satisfied from the first visit and remained way until the results came. Your firm is very professional. Thank you. Jim The post Another Satisfied Client Thankful…
  • Jun 8

    Car’s Trade Center Settles with Client of the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Car’s Trade Center Settles with Client of the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Our client went shopping at Car’s Trade Center in Orlando to look for a reliable and dependable used car.  She ended up buying a car that the salesman told her was in good condition and for which he did not disclose any…
  • Jun 6

    Cavalry SPV I LLC Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    Cavalry SPV I LLC Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Our client was sued by Cavalry SPV I LLC through its debt collection law firm of Hayt, Hayt & Landau PL.  They were seeking to recover significant damages relating to an alleged Citibank credit card, as well as additional sums for…
Rank this Week: 4203

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 6

    What Happens to Joint Debts After Divorce in Florida?

    What Happens to Joint Debts After Divorce in Florida?
    Joint debt is considered to be any debt created by one or both spouses during the marriage. Upon divorce in Florida, the court decides which spouse is responsible for which joint debt. However, divorce court orders do not affect creditors,…
  • May 23

    Does Bankruptcy Eliminate Medical Debt

    Does Bankruptcy Eliminate Medical Debt
    Far too many Americans find themselves in a financial crisis because of soaring medical costs. All it takes is one trip to the emergency room or a bad diagnosis for things to spiral out of control. But there are options. Will your medical…
  • May 10

    How Does Divorce Impact my Insurance Policies?

    How Does Divorce Impact my Insurance Policies?
    Going through a major life change like divorce can leave you with questions about the many details that must be addressed. For example, how do you deal with your insurance policies when you get a divorce in Florida? With insurance plans…
Rank this Week: 3308

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: 2064

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

http://www.zamansky.com/news-media/
  • May 31

    Zamansky LLC Investigates Dean Mustaphilli and Mustaphilli Capital Partners Fund, L.P.

    Zamansky LLC Investigates Dean Mustaphilli and Mustaphilli Capital Partners Fund, L.P.
    The law firm is investigating Dean Mustaphilli and his hedge fund, Mustaphilli Capital Partners Fund, L.P., for alleged fraud, as well as potential claims for supervisory failures and aiding and abetting by his trading firms. On June 14,…
  • May 28

    SEC Warns of Ponzi Schemes Targeting Senior Investor

    SEC Warns of Ponzi Schemes Targeting Senior Investor
    On April 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an Investor Alert highlighting the risks of Ponzi schemes targeting senior investors. As explained by the SEC, “In a Ponzi scheme, fraudsters use money they collect from…
  • May 26

    SEC Joins FINRA in Warning Investors of Impersonation Scam

    SEC Joins FINRA in Warning Investors of Impersonation Scam
    While the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) routinely issue alerts warning investors of new trends in investment fraud scams, it is not often that they highlight the same risks at…
Rank this Week: 1992

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Can Debt Collectors Charge Interest on Charged-Off Debts?

    Can Debt Collectors Charge Interest on Charged-Off Debts?
    When a debt is charged-off, collectors may not charge interest or other fees not explicitly stated in the original agreement or authorized by law. As per federal regulations, a creditor may charge-off an installment loan after 120 days of…
  • May 17

    Who Can Sue When a Child Is Injured in a Car Crash?

    Who Can Sue When a Child Is Injured in a Car Crash?
    A child can not file an injury claim or receive damages for injuries caused in a car accident until he/she reaches legal age. The court may appoint the child’s parents or another adult as a legal guardian to bring a lawsuit in the…
  • May 14

    Will This Debt Trap Continue To Thrive?


    Will This Debt Trap Continue To Thrive?

    Rollbacks in payday loan legislation could allow predatory lenders an advantage, leaving borrowers to remain trapped in loans with a never-ending cycle of fees and collection threats. Under laxer regulation lenders would continue to thrive…
Rank this Week: 1622

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • May 19

    REAL ID and Bankruptcy

    REAL ID and Bankruptcy
    The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed in 2005 that was designed to “improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification documents” and theoretically increase national security. The REAL ID Act sets security…
  • Jan 18

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy
    Fines for parking  and traffic tickets are a big concern for our clients, especially for those who drive professionally for a living. While these fines are rarely a factor in the decision to file for bankruptcy, they can influence which…
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
Rank this Week: 4129

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • May 11

    Financial Scammer Hall of Fame

    Financial Scammer Hall of Fame
    The Most Notorious US Financial Scammers Every civilized society is dependent for its success on its citizens being able to trust one another. And most people actually do tend to trust one another. Why? Because they themselves are basically…
  • Apr 13

    Why Use a Lawyer?

    Why Use a Lawyer?
    If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having lost a lot of money in your brokerage account, you may not be sure why it happened or you may suspect or know that it’s your broker’s fault. Assuming you become certain…
  • Apr 12

    Invest with Your Broker, Not in Your Broker

    Invest with Your Broker, Not in Your Broker
    We’re seeing a disturbing trend of financial advisers borrowing money from their own clients — a prohibited practice in the investment industry.  Notwithstanding their claimed financial expertise, many brokers and investment…
Rank this Week: 3149