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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/
  • Apr 20

    What Are We To Make of the CFPB's Billion Dollar Wells Fine?

    What Are We To Make of the CFPB's Billion Dollar Wells Fine?
    by Jeff Sovern As Allison posted earlier, the CFPB has levied a $1 billion fine on Wells. Some first reactions: A person inclined to give acting director Mulvaney the benefit of the doubt might say that this shows that the...
  • Apr 20

    Trump-republican tax reform: Banks saved $3.6 billion last quarter

    Trump-republican tax reform: Banks saved $3.6 billion last quarter
    AP reporter Ken Sweet explains that Big Banks Saved $3.6B in Taxes Last Quarter Under New (Tax) Law. An excerpt: The nation's six big Wall Street banks posted record, or near record, profits in the first quarter, and they can...
  • Apr 20

    Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuse

    Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuse
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have fined Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees. CNN Money has the story, here.
Rank this Week: 58

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: 165

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: 168

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Leval on fair use

    Leval on fair use
    At a talk today (should be posted in about a week), Judge Leval gave a beautiful explanation of why good faith/bad faith shouldn’t matter to fair use. Boiled down and stripped of its eloquence: (1) A publisher should be able to examine…
  • Apr 16

    allowing TM to be used to describe a different entity could be literally false lawyer advertising

    allowing TM to be used to describe a different entity could be literally false lawyer advertising
    Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C. v. Morgan & Morgan, 2018 WL 1768050, No. 17-4250 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 12, 2018)Rosenbaum sued various Morgan defendants for false advertising of personal injury lawyering services in Philadelphia. …
  • Apr 16

    TM scholars' roundtable, part 5

    TM scholars' roundtable, part 5
    Session 3: The Implications of Tam (and Brunetti)What are the implications of the Tam Court’s First Amendment analysis for other subsections of Lanham Act Section 2?  What are the implications beyond Section 2?  For example,…
Rank this Week: 231

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 250

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: 227

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

    Farewell to Signatures...

    Farewell to Signatures...
    Here's what all of the commentary I've read has overlooked. Signatures are utterly irrelevant to consumers except to the extent that the slow down the transaction. (Ok, they also require those germaphobes among us to touch a shared pen…
  • Apr 17

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)
    Part of the legacy of Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America (can I get damages for breach?) is the Congressional Review Act. The CRA creates a mechanism whereby Congress can override an agency rulemaking on a simple majority vote...
  • Apr 17

    Tax Reform and Nonprofit Bankruptcy

    Tax Reform and Nonprofit Bankruptcy
    It's Tax Day! When the new tax bill was debated late last year, a few reports noted an unintended consequence of the bill's expansion of the standard deduction might be decrease people's charitable contributions, in turn harming nonprofits.…
Rank this Week: 302

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 510

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: 479

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 23

    Incredibly Pleased

    Incredibly Pleased
    Taras Rudnitsky was very detailed and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure I understood every step from day one to the day he got my settlement for the salvaged vehicle which was sold to me without my knowledge of it being a…
  • Mar 21

    From Frozen in Fear to Relief that I Hired the Right Lawyer

    From Frozen in Fear to Relief that I Hired the Right Lawyer
    Before even being served the complaint about a debt collection lawsuit, I started receiving lawyer solicitations and I became frozen in fear. Then, I researched lawyers who specialized in this specific area and ‘Taras Rudnitsky’…
  • Mar 16

    He’s My Lawyer

    He’s My Lawyer
    The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rudnitsky was about a car dealer that took advantage of me big time.  I explain my situation to Mr. Rudnitsky, he was very fast on the job and didn’t waste any time in settling my…
Rank this Week: 448

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 7

    Michigan No Fault Divorce

    Michigan No Fault Divorce
    No Fault Divorce Legal Grounds for Divorce A divorce is the termination of a marriage or marital union, thus dismissing the legal duties and responsibilities of the marriage.  Michigan is considered a no-fault divorce state.  A…
  • Jul 28

    Roadside Drug Testing

    Roadside Drug Testing
    Roadside Drug Testing: In 2016, Governor Snyder signed the Barbara J. and Thomas J. Swift Law.  This new law stems from a fatal car accident that occurred on Mar 20, 2013 in Escanaba.  A man, driving a logging truck, ran a red light…
  • Jul 25

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
Rank this Week: 452

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: 543

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: 491

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Apr 17

    Lethal Drinking

    Lethal Drinking
    I had a great idea for a follow-up to Carrie Fisher’s funny stage show and memoir, Wishful Drinking, called Lethal Drinking. But alas, Carrie’s gone. And my stories aren’t very funny. And they don’t involve Trumpworld,…
  • Apr 11

    Schools that Cover-Up Some Hideously Non-Athletic Behavior

    Schools that Cover-Up Some Hideously Non-Athletic Behavior
    For those of us who watched the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal from afar, the new HBO movie Paterno brings back some horrible memories. But I cannot imagine how brutal it all must be for the survivors of his abuse. Yet...
  • Mar 29

    Robot Cars and their Secrecy Problem

    Robot Cars and their Secrecy Problem
    Uber has quickly and confidentially compensated the family of the pedestrian killed by its robot car in Tempe Arizona earlier this month - before a lawsuit was ever filed. Not surprising. The last thing Uber needs right now is for...
Rank this Week: 766

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 15

    Chase v. Hobby Lobby: Court Takes Consumers’ POV on False Discount

    Chase v. Hobby Lobby: Court Takes Consumers’ POV on False Discount
    In Chase v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 17-00881 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018) (slip op. available here), the plaintiff alleged that Hobby Lobby engages in a scheme to defraud consumers by advertising fake discounts, using false reference…
  • Apr 4

    Edwards v. Ford: 9th Cir. Affirms Award of “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Auto Defect Class Action

    Edwards v. Ford: 9th Cir. Affirms Award of “Catalyst” Attorney’s Fees in Auto Defect Class Action
    In February, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision that bodes well for consumer-plaintiffs seeking to recover attorney’s fees under a “catalyst” theory in automotive defect class actions. See Edwards v. Ford Motor…
  • Mar 27

    The Restoration of Eggert by Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware

    The Restoration of Eggert by Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware
    California Code of Civil Procedure section 902 provides that “[a]ny party aggrieved” may appeal a judgment. For the past half century, courts and commentators have regarded settlement objectors as “aggrieved” parties…
Rank this Week: 1109

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • 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…
  • Mar 20

    InvestmentNews Editorial Board Champions Hugh Berkson’s Crusade to Eradicate Unpaid Arbitration Award

    InvestmentNews Editorial Board Champions Hugh Berkson’s Crusade to Eradicate Unpaid Arbitration Award
    InvestmentNews, an influential source of news, analysis, and information concerning the financial advisory community, has published a March 17, 2018 editorial that strongly urges the adoption of an idea for protecting investors who win…
Rank this Week: 1152

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: 810

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: 1205

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 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…
  • Nov 17

    Collection Defense: Tips & Hacks #4 (Vacate Judgment, Debt-buyers, Court Rules, Asset Recovery Solutions, LLC)

    Collection Defense: Tips & Hacks #4 (Vacate Judgment, Debt-buyers, Court Rules, Asset Recovery Solutions, LLC)
    Inspired from our business facebook page, we delightfully offer some points and rules to use in your collection defense. The New York City Civil Court system has been dubbed, "the credit card courts" because of the proliferation of debt-buyer…
Rank this Week: 1121

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: 716

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Sep 21

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment
    Earlier today, the Massachusetts Securities Division filed an administrative complaint against SII Investments for violating securities laws with respect to its sale of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and its failure to supervise…
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
Rank this Week: 645

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 724

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: 1032

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/
  • Apr 19

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?
    I am sure that in both Oregon and Washington anyway, there are still people who think of bankruptcy as the last refuge of the poor, something that you opt for when your income hits rock bottom such that you can no longer service any of your…
  • Apr 18

    Why Filing For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Be a Better Option for You

    Why Filing For Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Be a Better Option for You
    Circumstances May Favor Chapter 13 over Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Bankruptcy May Be a Better Option and is a form of consumer bankruptcy that requires some form of repayment to creditors over a three to five year period. Most consumers that we…
  • Apr 17

    Foreclosure in Salem, Oregon

    Foreclosure in Salem, Oregon
    Foreclosure in Salem, Oregon is a process where your lender eliminates your ownership interest in your real property. The lender does this through a foreclosure sale that is held at a published place, (usually in front of the Marion County…
Rank this Week: 4395

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: 1406

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    SAP Announces New Licensing Model to Address “Indirect Access”

    SAP Announces New Licensing Model to Address “Indirect Access”
    On April 10, 2018, SAP announced an updated pricing model to address indirect/digital access to its digital core products—SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. In addition, SAP announced that it will separate its license sales…
  • Apr 18

    New Jersey Supreme Court Defines TCCWNA’s “Aggrieved Consumer” Requirement

    New Jersey Supreme Court Defines TCCWNA’s “Aggrieved Consumer” Requirement
    The tidal wave of New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Notice and Warranty Act cases may finally slow to a trickle: a long-awaited decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court came down Monday, April 16, 2018, that will likely have broad…
  • Apr 16

    Retailers Should Ensure Flexibility in Lease Agreements for In-Store Partner

    Retailers Should Ensure Flexibility in Lease Agreements for In-Store Partner
    E-commerce and online shopping are here to stay, but the explosion of new technology and the number of resources available to facilitate online shopping is an opportunity for retailers to embrace new ideas and concepts that will increase foot…
Rank this Week: 1449

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 3632

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: 3266

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Apr 18

    Changes to Tip Pooling Rule Could Cost Workers Billion

    Changes to Tip Pooling Rule Could Cost Workers Billion
    Critics of President Trump have long maintained that his administration’s goal is to undo most of the legislative progress made… Read More The post Changes to Tip Pooling Rule Could Cost Workers Billions appeared first on…
  • Apr 9

    FDA Orders “Unique” Restriction on Essure

    FDA Orders “Unique” Restriction on Essure
    Essure, the permanent birth control device made by Bayer, has come under serious scrutiny in recent years. Concerns over safety… Read More The post FDA Orders “Unique” Restriction on Essure appeared first on Wexler…
  • Apr 2

    Starbucks Ordered to Add Cancer Warnings on Coffee in California

    Starbucks Ordered to Add Cancer Warnings on Coffee in California
    California is often seen as a laid back, easygoing state, but they are extremely serious when it comes to informing… Read More The post Starbucks Ordered to Add Cancer Warnings on Coffee in California appeared first on Wexler…
Rank this Week: 2722

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/
  • Apr 16

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?

    Cutback of CFPB Activities Invites State Authorities to Act — But Will They?
    Amid the uncertainty over the future of the CFPB, another continuing question is whether state consumer protection authorities will act to fill gaps left by the CFPB’s inaction. State attorneys general have tools available to pursue…
  • Apr 10

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change
    As federal legislation abridging the Dodd-Frank Act remains in play, comparably radical changes to federal financial supervision could come without any need for Congressional action. This could happen through federal banking agencies’…
  • Feb 27

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu
    It has been almost easy to forget that the PHH v. CFPB case started life as an appeal of an enforcement action taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for purported violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act…
Rank this Week: 1211

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

http://www.zamansky.com/news-media/
  • Apr 16

    Phan, et al., v. Ivy Investment Management Company, et al. – NOTICE OF PENDENCY AND SETTLEMENT OF SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE ACTION

    Phan, et al., v. Ivy Investment Management Company, et al. – NOTICE OF PENDENCY AND SETTLEMENT OF SHAREHOLDER DERIVATIVE ACTION
    Please find below the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement and Notice of Pendency and Settlement of Shareholder Derivative Action in Phan, et al., v. Ivy Investment Management Company, et al., Case No. 16CV02338, pending in the District…
  • Apr 6

    Tech Wreck 2.0

    Tech Wreck 2.0
    In the year 2000, when the historic “Tech Bubble” popped, millions of investors were left holding the bag after their financial advisors over-concentrated them in unsuitable and risky high technology and internet stocks. What…
  • Mar 30

    401k Losses? You May Have a Claim for Financial Fraud

    401k Losses? You May Have a Claim for Financial Fraud
    As an employee who is saving for retirement, you are told to expect variations in the value of your 401k over time. The market fluctuates. Unanticipated events impact the value of blue chip stocks. But, in the end, if you save enough for a…
Rank this Week: 1629

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 16

    Here We Downsize Again (2018) – Part 1

    Here We Downsize Again (2018) – Part 1
    In the never ending saga of products shrinking in size as a means to pass on a sneaky price increase to consumers, we offer these three new ones thanks to our eagle-eyed readers. John R. spotted this gem in the dairy case. As he points out,…
  • Apr 9

    A Macy’s Rebate Gone Wrong

    A Macy’s Rebate Gone Wrong
    Right after Christmas, Consumer World promoted a deal on a SensorGel pillow at Macy’s as “Bargain of the Week.” It was $20, but there was a $20 full price rebate. In January, MrConsumer’s own rebate submission was…
  • Apr 2

    This Lifetime Warranty Enhanced with Levity

    This Lifetime Warranty Enhanced with Levity
    Just in time for April Fools’ Day, we discovered that The North Face tries to set consumer expectations high for its products but rather ambiguously and with a bit of humor in the terms of its lifetime warranty: *MOUSE PRINT:…
Rank this Week: 1322

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: 2774

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 4

    The year in review: cosmetics remain target of California VOC enforcement

    The year in review: cosmetics remain target of California VOC enforcement
    A year-end review of the California Air Resource Board’s published enforcement settlements highlights that cosmetics remain a priority for ARB under the General Consumer Products Regulation, which limits the amount of volatile organic…
  • Jan 29

    New security requirements issued for credit card payments on mobile device

    New security requirements issued for credit card payments on mobile device
    Check out this new post from my colleague, Sue Ross, covering new standards for mobile device credit card payments, including at retail stores. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council recently announced the new standards,…
Rank this Week: 2493

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Are Credit Report Errors Making You Look Risky?

    Are Credit Report Errors Making You Look Risky?
    Nearly 20% of consumer credit reports contain errors that can have a significant impact on an individual’s finances including loan denials, higher interest rates, and other negative financial outcomes. These mistakes can make the…
  • Apr 9

    Recent Bridge Collapse Brings Heightened Awareness of Accelerated Construction Risk

    Recent Bridge Collapse Brings Heightened Awareness of Accelerated Construction Risk
    The recent bridge collapse at Florida State University has drawn attention to the safety of a rapid bridge construction technique that is used to erect bridges throughout the United States. The Florida bridge was built with accelerated…
  • Apr 6

    3 Things to Consider Before You Pay that Debt

    3 Things to Consider Before You Pay that Debt
    Debt collectors will go to great lengths to collect payments from consumers, and consumers should know their rights prior to making payments when a debt collector contacts them. In 2016 alone, there were more than 850,000 complaints filed…
Rank this Week: 1355

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    How Divorce Impacts Income Taxe

    How Divorce Impacts Income Taxe
    You’re probably not thinking much about your taxes when going through a big life change like divorce. But if you’ve recently been divorced or are going through a divorce, it can actually have a big impact on your taxes. Below are…
  • Apr 3

    Myths About Child Support in Florida

    Myths About Child Support in Florida
    The myths and misconceptions about child support seem to be endless. Different states have different laws regarding child support and some laws are changed over time, which adds to the confusion. That’s why it’s important to be…
  • Mar 19

    Should You Adopt Your Stepchild?

    Should You Adopt Your Stepchild?
    No longer an anomaly, blended families are becoming increasingly common in today’s society. In many households, the stepparent is more involved with a child’s life than the biological parent. He or she may even develop a stronger…
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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 9

    Lisa Lerner Profile Article in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Lisa Lerner Profile Article in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Lisa A. Lerner was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
  • Apr 2

    New Legislative Updates Effective July 1, 2018

    New Legislative Updates Effective July 1, 2018
    This year’s legislative session has come to an end, establishing new laws and amendments to a number of statutes regulating community associations in Florida. On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed the following laws into effect:…
  • Mar 23

    HOA Hires Private Investigator to Catch Owners Conducting Short-Term Rental

    HOA Hires Private Investigator to Catch Owners Conducting Short-Term Rental
    Condominium associations and HOAs throughout South Florida as well as across the country are seeking effective responses to the problem of short-term rentals that are in violation of their rules and restrictions. These unauthorized rentals,…
Rank this Week: 3060

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Are My Investments Losing Money Because of the Market or Am I Just in the Wrong Investments?

    Are My Investments Losing Money Because of the Market or Am I Just in the Wrong Investments?
    You may ask yourself when the market swings whether your investment losses are temporary, permanent, due to the market swings or due to something else.  When the market is good, a rising tide lifts all boats, as they say, but when the…
  • Mar 30

    Malecki Law Investigating Ponzi Scheme and Alleged Misconduct by Financial Adviser Hector May

    Malecki Law Investigating Ponzi Scheme and Alleged Misconduct by Financial Adviser Hector May
    Malecki Law is currently investigating allegations against Securities America, Inc. and its terminated financial advisor, Hector Anthony May.  Mr. May was employed almost twenty years with Securities America at its New City, New York…
  • Feb 8

    Help! I Just Lost My Entire Investment in the VIX

    Help! I Just Lost My Entire Investment in the VIX
    Wall Street is constantly crafting complex and volatile products that somehow end up in the investment accounts on Main Street.  The latest turbulence in the stock markets has already been in part attributed to one of the latest Wall…
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Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Apr 5

    Car Insurance During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Insurance During Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Filing and receiving a Chapter 13 bankruptcy discharge has many moving parts. In fact, filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy when you own a large amount of property and have several forms of income can become downright complicated. Hiring a Chapter 13…
  • Apr 3

    File your Taxes on Time if Planning to Declare Bankruptcy

    File your Taxes on Time if Planning to Declare Bankruptcy
    If you’re struggling with taxes, you should know that declaring bankruptcy can eliminate, but only some types of taxes and only if you file your taxes on time prior to declaring bankruptcy. The US Bankruptcy court has very specific…
  • Mar 29

    What to Expect From Your Cincinnati Bankruptcy Attorney

    What to Expect From Your Cincinnati Bankruptcy Attorney
    Bankruptcy in Cincinnati Ohio allows you to do away with certain types of debt while keeping the property you want. Likewise, an Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney is a professional that can provide you with specific legal advice and a personal…
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Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

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

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • 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 **                                         …
  • Mar 28

    Round Up – Round One

    Round Up – Round One
    ** Monsanto Gets its First Victory in the Battle over Herbicide Prop 65 Listing **                                             …
  • Mar 8

    Playing Chicken with the USDA

    Playing Chicken with the USDA
    Consumer Groups allege Chicken was laced with “Special K” in False Advertising Case                                         …
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Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, 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…
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The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

Covers California lemon law.

http://www.bickellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    Ford Recalls Millions of Vehicles Due to Steering Wheel Problem

    Ford Recalls Millions of Vehicles Due to Steering Wheel Problem
    When you purchase a new vehicle, you have a right to expect that your car will be free of problems. Unfortunately, your expectations are not always met. Your car could have repeated issues, in which case you need to talk with a California…
  • Mar 27

    Automakers Get Sued for Delayed Repairs, Faulty Airbag Issue

    Automakers Get Sued for Delayed Repairs, Faulty Airbag Issue
    When you have problems with a vehicle that you have purchased, it is important that you know what your legal rights are. A California lemon law lawyer can provide help if you have repeated problems with a new car.
  • Mar 25

    Toyota and Hyundai Announce Recall

    Toyota and Hyundai Announce Recall
    New vehicles have problems much more frequently than many people are aware of. In fact, because there are so many problems with new cars, a record number of recalls have occurred in recent years. It can be very frustrating for owners of new…
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Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer protection law, appeals, and family law. By the Law Office of Jason Ostendorf LLC.

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 29

    $800,000 Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $800,000 Medical Malpractice Verdict
    Laws v. Singh, Case No. 24-C-17-000409 (Circuit Court for Baltimore City): Trial from March 7, 2018 – March 9, 2018 Although the main areas of practice I handle are foreclosure defense, divorce & family law, and appeals, when Glenda…
  • Nov 3

    Child Custody Lawyer | Protect Access to Your Child

    Child Custody Lawyer | Protect Access to Your Child
    Child custody disputes are perhaps the only court proceedings that are more emotionally draining than a contested divorce. Tempers flare and distrust abounds as the parents desperately fight for custody. Under these circumstances, only an…
  • Oct 30

    Dual Tracking as a Defense to Foreclosure

    Dual Tracking as a Defense to Foreclosure
    Dual tracking is an illegal practice where the mortgage servicer attempts to proceed with a foreclosure sale while a complete loan modification application (which was submitted at least 37 days before the scheduled sale) is still under…
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TCPA - Telephone Consumer…

TCPA - Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Covers developments in the TCPA including protections against unwelcome robocalls to cell phones, pre-recorded messages, and SMS text messages which affect individual and class action lawsuits. The TCPA blog also reports developments involving telemarketing calls, the state and national Do Not Call laws, company specific Do Not Call Lists and the Junk Fax Prevention Act ("JFPA"). The TCPA blog also discusses violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") which arise from telephone calls to consumers. By Donald E. Petersen.

https://tcpa.mobi/blog/
  • Mar 27

    How Often Can Debt Collectors Call?

    How Often Can Debt Collectors Call?
    HOW OFTEN CAN DEBT COLLECTORS CALL?  A SURVEY OF 35 YEARS OF FDCPA “CALL FREQUENCY” CLAIMS How often debt collectors can call you without violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”)?  There is…
  • Sep 27

    Santander Ordered to Pay $ 571,000 for 1,142 TCPA Violation

    Santander Ordered to Pay $ 571,000 for 1,142 TCPA Violation
    Santander Consumer USA, Inc. called consumer Heather Nelson’s cellular telephone one thousand twenty-six (1,026) times and left pre-recorded messages an additional one hundred sixteen (116) times during a one year period while…
  • Jul 18

    What Is The Statute Of Limitations To File A TCPA Lawsuit?

    What Is The Statute Of Limitations To File A TCPA Lawsuit?
    WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A TCPA LAWSUIT? A statute of limitations is the period of time from the date of the violation to the deadline for filing a lawsuit or the lawsuit will be time barred. “Time barred” is another…
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Texas Lemon Law Blog

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto loans, car rankings, car manufacturers, consumer warranties, and lemons laws. By Kevin Le.

http://www.texaslemonlawblog.com/
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