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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: 59

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: 77

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Feb 12

    Client Wins Fraud Lawsuit Against Buy Here, Pay Here Dealer

    Client Wins Fraud Lawsuit Against Buy Here, Pay Here Dealer
    Our client purchased a vehicle from a “Buy Here, Pay Here” dealer after she was told it was in working order.  She put made her down payment and financed the remaining amount with the dealership.  The Buy Here, Pay Here…
  • Jan 25

    Great Lawyer!

    Great Lawyer!
    Type of case: Repo Deficiency / Debt Collection Client:  Larry Review: We have never have had any legal problems before and were pretty impressed with Taras and Chrystyna. From the first time we met them and all the correspondences that…
  • Jan 22

    Car Dealer Fraud Case: Satisfied Client

    Car Dealer Fraud Case: Satisfied Client
    Type of Case:  Car dealer fraud / auto fraud Client:  E Review: I highly recommend the services of Attorney Taras Rudnitsky. If you have a Consumer Issue, a competent and knowledgeable attorney in this particular practice is…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Feb 20

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project

    People’s Pre-Bankruptcy Struggles -- New Paper from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project
    The current Consumer Bankruptcy Project (CBP)’s co-investigators (myself, Slipster Bob Lawless, and past Slipsters Katie Porter & Debb Thorne) just posted to SSRN our new article (forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review), Life in the…
  • Feb 16

    Other (Non-Religious) Non-Profit Organizations Also File Bankruptcy

    Other (Non-Religious) Non-Profit Organizations Also File Bankruptcy
    Yesterday I posted about the number of religious organizations that filed chapter 11 between 2006 and 2017, and how their filings track fluctuations in consumer bankruptcy filings during those years. Non-religious non-profit organizations…
  • Feb 15

    Churches Are Still Filing Bankruptcy

    Churches Are Still Filing Bankruptcy
    Not only are religious organizations still filing under chapter 11. As in prior years, they continue to file under chapter 11 in line with fluctuations in consumer bankruptcy filings. Find a couple graphs below to show this. But first,…
Rank this Week: 138

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Consumer Protection Agency Needs New Leader, Not New Mission

    Consumer Protection Agency Needs New Leader, Not New Mission
    Over the last several months, the authority and drive of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been eroded piece-by-piece.  Recently, The New York Times reported the agency’s pursuit of predatory payday lenders relaxed…
  • Feb 10

    Miami Debt Defense Attorneys: War on Regulation Only Hurts Consumer

    Miami Debt Defense Attorneys: War on Regulation Only Hurts Consumer
    While Americans are “drowning in debt,” the White House is waging a war on regulation that is ultimately going to push even more consumers into greater debt and higher rates of poverty. Although these plans are touted as part of a…
  • Jan 24

    Judge: Will Not Vacate Foreclosure Ruling Against Bank of America

    Judge: Will Not Vacate Foreclosure Ruling Against Bank of America
    A federal bankruptcy judge who took Bank of America to task for its treatment of homeowners in a foreclosure case refused to rescind his scathing opinion in which he called the bank “heartless” for its conduct, despite the…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Feb 20

    CFPB Not Hiring for Honors Attorney Program This Year Under Any Name

    CFPB Not Hiring for Honors Attorney Program This Year Under Any Name
    by Jeff Sovern A student forwarded me the following email (I've omitted identifying information to protect the student's confidentiality): Good afternoon, Thank you for your interest in the CFPB’s Honors Attorney Program. Unfortunately…
  • Feb 19

    Todd Zywicki: Cordray's CFPB "Pummeled" Consumer

    Todd Zywicki: Cordray's CFPB "Pummeled" Consumer
    by Jeff Sovern George Mason's Todd Zywicki has an op-ed in the WSJ, The CFPB Could Be a Force for Good, in which he lays out his vision for what the CFPB should do and attacks what it did under...
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit holds that bare allegation of FDCPA statutory violation is not an Article III injury under Spokeo

    Sixth Circuit holds that bare allegation of FDCPA statutory violation is not an Article III injury under Spokeo
    In today's decision in Hagy v. Demers & Adams, the Sixth Circuit held that a bare allegation that a debt collector's letter that fails to say it's "from a debt collector" as required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,...
Rank this Week: 159

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP concurrent 3 (most of it)

    WIPIP concurrent 3 (most of it)
    Annemarie Bridy, Fearless Girl Meets Charging Bull: Copyright and the Regulation of IntertextualityDiModica (who made Charging Bull) complained that Fearless Girl’s placement created an unauthorized derivative work and violated VARA by…
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP Concurrent 2

    WIPIP Concurrent 2
    Nancy Kim, The License v. Sale Puzzle after Impressions v. LexmarkSales exhaust the patentee’s rights to any item regardless of what the contract says. But restrictions on licensees are different because a license doesn’t…
  • Feb 16

    WIPIP panel one: TM tarnishment and (c)

    WIPIP panel one: TM tarnishment and (c)
    [title fixed because I can't keep seasons straight]Suneal Bedi, Bad Brands: Experimental Studies in Trademark TarnishmentWhat is the reputation of a mark?  Working on PhD in marketing at Penn; marketing is the best discipline to answer…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 225

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/
  • Feb 14

    How taxes can be wiped out in Chapter 13

    How taxes can be wiped out in Chapter 13
    Many of our Chapter 13 clients are struggling with tax debt. Tax debt can be tricky in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, but here are a few advantages and disadvantages you’ll want to know about if you have significant tax debt. 1. Get your tax…
  • Feb 2

    The Bankruptcy Means Test: Is it going to stop me from filing Chapter 7?

    The Bankruptcy Means Test: Is it going to stop me from filing Chapter 7?
    Now updated, this post was originally published in March 2011 The means test is one of the bankruptcy mysteries our clients ask about most often. The means test was created by the 2005 bankruptcy amendments, and was meant to make it harder…
  • Jan 31

    How car dealers fraudulently manipulate the interest rate of a loan

    How car dealers fraudulently manipulate the interest rate of a loan
    Another type of auto fraud related to the vehicle’s financing is when the dealer incorrectly discloses the financial terms of the loan. This dishonest practice is designed to dupe the buyer into thinking that the loan is more favorable…
Rank this Week: 228

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
  • Feb 13

    Resolving Federal Student Loans - CLE

    Resolving Federal Student Loans - CLE
    Student loan borrowers are defaulting at staggering rates. Borrowers are inundated with tv, radio, and internet ads promising debt forgiveness and payment reductions. It can be hard to know where to turn for reliable advice. On February…
  • Feb 2

    We Fight Lawsuits From Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP

    We Fight Lawsuits From Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP
    The law firm of Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP collects debts on behalf of banks, hospitals, and debt buyers. If they're contacting you, they are likely trying to collect on an outstanding debt. Be aware that there is a…
  • Feb 1

    We Fight Selip & Stylianou Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    We Fight Selip & Stylianou Lawsuits in NY & NJ
    Selip & Stylianou LLP is one of the largest consumer collection law firms in New York. If they've called you, sent a collection letter, or served you with a lawsuit, they are likely attempting to recover a debt owed on a defaulted…
Rank this Week: 201

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 31

    The Lack of Counseling in Credit Counseling

    The Lack of Counseling in Credit Counseling
    Before a person can file bankruptcy they must take an approved credit counseling class and their attorney must file a Certificate proving the class was taken with the court.  The idea is to make sure that consumers are being educated…
  • Dec 17

    Borrowing Money to File Bankruptcy

    Borrowing Money to File Bankruptcy
    I meet lots of people who desperately need to file bankruptcy, but they lack the money to file. A typical Chapter 7 case costs $1,300, and paying the fee is probably the biggest stumbling block to filing a case. A company called BK Billing…
Rank this Week: 195

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

By F. Bennett Callicoat.

http://tulsabankruptcyandconsumerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)
    I'm old enough to remember Romper Room -- a kids show on TV back in the dark (as in "black and white") ages.  Romper Room had a regular segment called something like "Do Bee vs. Don't Bee" -- the idea being that you should be a "Do Bee"…
  • Oct 30

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?
    Some clients were in the office and were consulting me about some business debts they'd personally guaranteed from a failed business. Facing the prospect of multiple lawsuits, they wanted to know if a bank could garnish their son's bank…
  • Sep 13

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!
    “Help! My landlord has given me 48 hours to leave my apartment and I have no place to go!” Unfortunately, this was a real life plea I received just the other day. The man on the phone told me that he’d had a dispute with his landlord…
Rank this Week: 234

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Truth About Trump Bankruptcy

    The Truth About Trump Bankruptcy
    There are many misconceptions about President Trump, bankruptcy, and his history in the business world. Some claim that Trump has been a successful businessman for much of his life. Others point out that bankruptcy has been common among his…
  • Jan 29

    Retailer Bankruptcy: Why Retailers File for It When They’re Not Even Broke

    Retailer Bankruptcy: Why Retailers File for It When They’re Not Even Broke
    Rue21, a well-known retailer, filed for retailer bankruptcy in May of 2017. If you ever happened to have checked out Rue21's profit statement, you may have believed the teen-fashion retailer was a big success. In 2016, it received $54…
  • Oct 27

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington
    Sometimes it's helpful to have kind of a global or overhead view of a process before drilling down in into the particulars. What follows is a view of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington from 30,000 feet up. I mean that both…
Rank this Week: 332

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
  • Feb 13

    Resolving Federal Student Loans - CLE

    Resolving Federal Student Loans - CLE
    Student loan borrowers are defaulting at staggering rates. Borrowers are inundated with tv, radio, and internet ads promising debt forgiveness and payment reductions. It can be hard to know where to turn for reliable advice. On February…
  • Feb 2

    We Fight Lawsuits From Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP

    We Fight Lawsuits From Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP
    The law firm of Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP collects debts on behalf of banks, hospitals, and debt buyers. If they're contacting you, they are likely trying to collect on an outstanding debt. Be aware that there is a…
  • Feb 1

    We Fight Selip & Stylianou Lawsuits in NY & NJ

    We Fight Selip & Stylianou Lawsuits in NY & NJ
    Selip & Stylianou LLP is one of the largest consumer collection law firms in New York. If they've called you, sent a collection letter, or served you with a lawsuit, they are likely attempting to recover a debt owed on a defaulted…
Rank this Week: 305

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • 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…
  • Nov 15

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point
    Receive a wage garnishment? Bank account frozen? Bothered by a judgment? If you are not in the position to hire us, although we always like to hear from you, I want you to understand some points under New York Law. To vacate a default…
Rank this Week: 328

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Feb 12

    Aggravation and Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Condition Injuries under North Carolina Law

    Aggravation and Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Condition Injuries under North Carolina Law
    Not everyone who is injured in an automobile crash is in perfect health. Nearly everyone among us has some health condition or another. Whether it’s degenerative disc disease or a prior traumatic brain injury, a person’s health…
  • Feb 9

    Failure to Pay Commissions to Car Sales Employees – North Carolina Wage and Hour Attorney

    Failure to Pay Commissions to Car Sales Employees – North Carolina Wage and Hour Attorney
    Most car salesmen work on a commission where they receive between 20-30% of the profit for the dealership. However, Maginnis Law is investigating situations in which dealerships are not paying their sales employees a percentage of their…
  • Feb 5

    Negligence Claims Involving Injuries to Children in North Carolina

    Negligence Claims Involving Injuries to Children in North Carolina
    Some of the most challenging cases any North Carolina personal injury attorney will ever handle are those involving injured children. The sad truth is that car accidents, dog bites, child care negligence, and other serious incidents can have…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Feb 21

    Tenure Rights of Part-Time New Jersey Teacher

    Tenure Rights of Part-Time New Jersey Teacher
    One of the areas which counterintuitively generates among the most questions in New Jersey employment law is teachers’ tenure.  Although teacher tenure dates  back over a century, tenure is still an area of the law which…
  • Feb 13

    Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements and Business Law

    Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements and Business Law
    What is a Restrictive Covenant? A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement in which one party receives something of value in exchange for a promise not to engage in a particular type of behavior.  Restrictive covenants can bind…
  • Feb 6

    Mandatory Pay for Breaks Under the Fair Labor Standard Act

    Mandatory Pay for Breaks Under the Fair Labor Standard Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is a federal statute enacted in 1938 with the goal of setting national minimum requirements for employee compensation.  It covers areas such as minimum wage and overtime, among other…
Rank this Week: 914

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • Feb 19

    The HECM Mortgage is Controversial?  Well, it shouldn’t be.

    The HECM Mortgage is Controversial?  Well, it shouldn’t be.
    Everyone approaching or in retirement should know about the HECM program and how it might impact their retirement years. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with today’s HECM mortgages... no matter what you've heard in the past.
  • Nov 20

    We teach our children to compromise, but have we forgotten how to do it as adults?

    We teach our children to compromise, but have we forgotten how to do it as adults?
    We seem to have forgotten that compromise is crucial to our collective future… that without dedication to compromise we are doomed to underperform our potential, assuming we make any progress at all.
  • Oct 25

    Well Played – The Republican Tax Cut Strategy

    Well Played – The Republican Tax Cut Strategy
    While we argue over how Trump handled a condolence call, the GOP has moved much closer towards the passage of their treasured tax cuts.
Rank this Week: 582

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/
  • Feb 16

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach
    Group Makes $50 Million by Phishing Bitcoin Users Using Google AdWords Bleepingcomputer.com reports that cybercriminals use traditional phishing techniques to steal Bitcoin, but drive traffic to their phishing sites using legitimately…
  • Feb 12

    HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1

    HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1
    March 1, 2018 is the date by which HIPAA covered entities must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of “small” breaches of unsecured protected health information that were…
  • Feb 9

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach
    Exclusive: U.S. Consumer Protection Official Puts Equifax Probe on Ice – Sources On Monday, Reuters reported that, “Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how…
Rank this Week: 686

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 5

    My Brokerage Firm Put Me on Administrative Leave; Am I Going to be Fired? What do I do?

    My Brokerage Firm Put Me on Administrative Leave; Am I Going to be Fired? What do I do?
    When you are placed on administrative leave, it can seem like the world is collapsing around you.  It might be, but how you respond and hiring counsel could change the outcome.  Before making any rash decisions, it is important to…
  • Nov 2

    Huge Win for Investors and Malecki Law Against Morgan Stanley

    Huge Win for Investors and Malecki Law Against Morgan Stanley
    Yesterday, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel in Boca Raton, Florida awarded Malecki Law attorneys $397,823.00 for principal investment losses against Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.  Malecki Law brought…
Rank this Week: 911

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Feb 8

    Volkswagen’s Unbalanced Justice

    Volkswagen’s Unbalanced Justice
    We’ve been covering the VW diesel emissions scandal for years but every once in awhile, a new angle pops up that demands attention. Late last month, the New York Times reported on the spine-chilling discovery that Volkswagen –…
  • Feb 1

    Killing Workers and their Enabling Bill

    Killing Workers and their Enabling Bill
    Yesterday, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) released a new report called Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State. It found that, “[c]onstruction-related deaths in…
  • Jan 23

    Asbestos Carnage 2018

    Asbestos Carnage 2018
    Here’s a despicable story for you. The Seattle Pacific Hotel decided to save money renovating its lobby by using untrained workers to remove asbestos – and didn't tell the workers they would be inhaling asbestos, which is…
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Nov 6

    Debt validation letter

    Debt validation letter
    I have always told people, whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. You MUST, MUST, MUST...
  • Oct 23

    A voicemail can be a debt collection violation

    A voicemail can be a debt collection violation
    Bloomberg has an interesting discussion of a case out of the United States Appeals Court. From the article: "In this case, Credit Control left a voicemail for the debtor, Stacey Hart. The message was: “This is Credit Control calling…
  • Jun 6

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector
    You take a break at work and find some voice mail messages. The weird thing is that your phone did not ring. How did these messages get here? Lilian Min at Cosmopolitan covers this in a new story she has...
Rank this Week: 824

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: 842

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 713

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: 792

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

Covers consumer rights under debt collection laws. By Joseph A. Mullaney III.

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

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan
    Consumer rights advocates have long assailed payday loans and consumer rights attorneys tell horrible stories of clients ensnared in the web of payday loans.  When consumers fail to repay, they are frequently harassed and threatened…
  • Jan 8

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey
     Sometimes a New Jersey consumer may give a sum of money to an insurance company or other entity in exchange for a promised stream of income usually paid monthly (an annuity contract).  Other times, an insurance company is given…
  • Jan 7

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 868

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: 638

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Feb 20

    Dayton Ohio: Bankruptcy Causes Toys-R-Us Store Closure

    Dayton Ohio: Bankruptcy Causes Toys-R-Us Store Closure
    Toys-R-Us filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on September 18th, 2017. The company, like many struggling retailers, has had a tough time turning a…
  • Feb 14

    Owner Financing To Someone Filing Bankruptcy

    Owner Financing To Someone Filing Bankruptcy
    Owner financing a home to another individual can be a great move for a property owner. You get a monthly payment each month similar to renting, but also retain ownership of the property, including the tax benefits until the home is paid in…
  • Feb 8

    Common Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Mistake

    Common Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Mistake
    While Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common form of debt relief when filing for an Ohio bankruptcy, not everyone will qualify. In order to be eligible for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, you must pass the bankruptcy means test. The means…
Rank this Week: 2114

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

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

    A Plaintiff’s Guide to Social Media

    A Plaintiff’s Guide to Social Media
    Social media has become an essential part of people’s lives, so much so that we often don’t even think about… Read More The post A Plaintiff’s Guide to Social Media appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • Feb 12

    Essure Patients More Likely to Require Additional Surgical Sterilization

    Essure Patients More Likely to Require Additional Surgical Sterilization
    In a recent study comparing three different surgical contraceptive methods, patients who underwent the Essure sterilization procedure were found most… Read More The post Essure Patients More Likely to Require Additional Surgical…
  • Feb 5

    Roundup Weed Killer Added to California’s List of Cancer-Causing Chemical

    Roundup Weed Killer Added to California’s List of Cancer-Causing Chemical
    Residents of California may be thinking twice about the best way to deal with their weeds, as the state has… Read More The post Roundup Weed Killer Added to California’s List of Cancer-Causing Chemicals appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3603

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Houses Passes Bill Aimed at Curbing Abuse of ADA Public Accommodations Lawsuit

    Houses Passes Bill Aimed at Curbing Abuse of ADA Public Accommodations Lawsuit
    On February 15, 2018, by a vote of 225 to 192, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act. If passed, the bill would amend the ADA to provide a notice and cure period. … Continue Reading
  • Feb 13

    Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California

    Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California
    Two recent decisions out of California—one in state court and one in federal—provide defendants new ammunition for defeating class certification. Continue reading to see what this means for retailers. … Continue Reading
  • Feb 9

    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 roundup. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2008

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: 1872

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Feb 19

    Don’t Bank on Higher Interest on Saving

    Don’t Bank on Higher Interest on Saving
    Have you noticed that interest rates on savings accounts have been creeping up over the past few months? A review of bank ads a couple of weeks ago from the Boston Globe reveals some of the rate hikes. This is certainly much better than the…
  • Feb 12

    L.L. Bean Cuts Their Lifetime Guarantee Short

    L.L. Bean Cuts Their Lifetime Guarantee Short
    Generations ago, Sears Roebuck & Company used to advertise, “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back.” That policy disappeared long ago (along with many Sears stores). Now it’s L.L. Bean’s turn. The famous Maine…
  • Feb 5

    The Case of the Missing Pasta Sauce

    The Case of the Missing Pasta Sauce
    Irene D. recently wrote to Mouse Print* complaining about being shortchanged at her local Olive Garden in Framingham, Massachusetts. A fan of their pasta sauces, she ordered four pints to go of two different types as shown in their menu: When…
Rank this Week: 1413

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: 3649

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

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

    Jacob Zamansky Comments on CNBC’s Investigation into Riot Blockchain

    Jacob Zamansky Comments on CNBC’s Investigation into Riot Blockchain
    CNBC recently launched an investigation into Riot Blockchain, which until October was called Bioptix.  The company owned a veterinary patent and researched and developed new ways to test for diseases.  The October name change,…
  • Feb 8

    The Dumb Money Investor Was Crushed This Week In The Stock Market

    The Dumb Money Investor Was Crushed This Week In The Stock Market
    Mom and Pop retail investors, known on Wall Street as “dumb money”, are always the last ones to the party.  That holds especially true today. In the case of the recent stock market crash, the dumb money retail investors are…
  • Feb 2

    Puerto Rico’s Finances Are Anyone’s Gue

    Puerto Rico’s Finances Are Anyone’s Gue
    Regular readers of this blog know that a U.S. government appointed board is struggling to restructure Puerto Rico’s $73 billion in public debt and $50 billion in pension obligations. That’s why it was such a surprise for Puerto…
Rank this Week: 2145

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/
  • Feb 16

    How to protect your rights by making sure you have a repair invoice for each defect, under the Texas Lemon Law

    How to protect your rights by making sure you have a repair invoice for each defect, under the Texas Lemon Law
    It’s heartbreaking to me every time a client contacts my office and doesn’t have a strong case due to the fact that their paperwork or evidence is not in order.  For example, the client may have taken the new car in on…
  • Feb 14

    What is the “Four Times Test” under the Texas Lemon Law?

    What is the “Four Times Test” under the Texas Lemon Law?
    Every state law pertaining to the Lemon Law has a guideline as to how many times the vehicle must be taken in for repairs in order to meet the “reasonable attempt” presumption. Some states require a lighter burden while other…
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term "vehicle" includes: "Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain…
Rank this Week: 3843

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: 1620

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: 3665

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/
  • Feb 12

    Good News! Concurrences Extends Voting for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards Through February 16

    Good News! Concurrences Extends Voting for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards Through February 16
    Do you want to learn about antitrust? If so, now is a great time to do so. Concurrences, an international antitrust website with an outstanding reputation, is accepting votes for their 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards, which will be announced at…
  • Jan 30

    Antitrust-Style Analysis in Patent Law

    Antitrust-Style Analysis in Patent Law
    Author: Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Engineering, Texas A&M University.  This guest post is based upon Professor Vishnubhakat’s innovative new paper applying antitrust concepts to…
  • Jan 4

    Resale Price Maintenance, Horizontal Conspiracies, and Antitrust Law

    Resale Price Maintenance, Horizontal Conspiracies, and Antitrust Law
    This article describes when resale price maintenance and vertical price fixing violates the antitrust laws.
Rank this Week: 1262

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: 4199

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/
  • 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,…
  • Jan 10

    Trump FDA relaxes FSMA enforcement

    Trump FDA relaxes FSMA enforcement
    On Januay 5, 2018, the FDA announced that it will relax enforcement of the Food Safety Modernization Act in specified areas. Our colleagues at the Norton Rose Fulbright Health Law Pulse have put together a brief summary and analysis…
Rank this Week: 2662

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

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

http://www.davidsugerman.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 21

    VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach

    VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach
    The many, many federal class action cases against Volkswagen have been consolidated in Northern California, and it looks like consumers are in for a slow slog. My co-counsel, Tim Quenelle, and I put our heads together and have developed a new…
  • Nov 16

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package
    I spent most of last week at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in San Antonio. Among the many benefits is the chance to visit with colleagues who are the best consumer-side advocates in the country. I caught up with my…
Rank this Week: 3093

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

Covers California lemon law.

http://www.bickellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    AAA Warns of Flooded Car Scam

    AAA Warns of Flooded Car Scam
    When you purchase a vehicle and have unexpected problems with it, you may have remedies under California's lemon laws. However, the lemon law does not protect all car buyers, so some buyers of defective used vehicles may have little…
  • Jan 21

    Gap Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Gap Insurance: What You Need to Know
    If you are buying a vehicle, it is important that you understand your rights in case the vehicle turns out to have defects. For example, if you have problems with a new vehicle, contacting a California lemon law attorney could help you to…
  • Jan 18

    2017's Biggest Winners and Losers in the New Car Market

    2017's Biggest Winners and Losers in the New Car Market
    When buying a new car, it's important to do your research into vehicle quality and into reports of problems with the vehicle. It's also important that you understand consumer protection laws and reach out to a Los Angeles lemon law attorney…
Rank this Week: 2140

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Who Pays for Research-Related Injurie

    Who Pays for Research-Related Injurie
    Clinical research studies can pose risks such as illness, injury, adverse reactions, and even death to participants. Although most research-related study sponsors are willing to pay for the costs of some subject injuries, they are not willing…
  • Jan 16

    Who Is Looking at Your Credit Score?

    Who Is Looking at Your Credit Score?
    Entities with a legitimate interest can access an individual’s credit report and score, but the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the reasons entities that may access this information and what they may do with it. Those who…
  • Jan 11

    What You Should Know About the Recent Equifax Data Breach

    What You Should Know About the Recent Equifax Data Breach
    From May to July of 2017, a security breach at Equifax compromised the personal and financial information of 145.5 million consumers exposing Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, drivers licenses, addresses, and dates of birth. This…
Rank this Week: 1968

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    What to Know About Retirement and Divorce

    What to Know About Retirement and Divorce
    The divorce rate among couples who are over 50 has been rising in the past few decades. On top of the emotional difficulty of divorcing later in life, there’s often a profound financial impact. This is especially true when dealing with…
  • Dec 23

    The Top 6 Myths About Divorce in Florida

    The Top 6 Myths About Divorce in Florida
    There are plenty of divorce-related myths circulating out there. Sometimes, it can be hard to know what to believe. The Jacksonville divorce attorneys at Parker & DuFresne want to help you separate the facts from the fiction. Here are…
  • Dec 11

    Which Debts Aren’t Discharged in Bankruptcy?

    Which Debts Aren’t Discharged in Bankruptcy?
    The primary reason people file for bankruptcy is to get rid of their debt and have a fresh start. But while many of your debts will be discharged in bankruptcy, some debts may remain after filing. Read on to learn more about how to reduce…
Rank this Week: 1963