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shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

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

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

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

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

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

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

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

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Sep 18

    More details on how the Equifax hack happened

    More details on how the Equifax hack happened
    This Wall Street Journal report gives more details on how the Equifax hack happened -- more for me, at least. The report also includes this statement suggesting that Equifax's security is not so great: Alex Holden, chief information security…
  • Sep 16

    Kaplinsky & Levin Concede "Consumers rarely pursue individual arbitration" But Miss Mark on Why

    Kaplinsky & Levin Concede "Consumers rarely pursue individual arbitration" But Miss Mark on Why
    by Jeff Sovern Earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a press release about the responses she had received from Bank CEOs to her questions about the CFPB's arbitration rule, Responses from Bank CEOs Demonstrate Positive Impact of…
  • Sep 16

    Helaine Olen: Equifax messed up. And yet we have to clean up the me

    Helaine Olen: Equifax messed up. And yet we have to clean up the me
    Here, in the LA Times. Excerpt: First, visit the company’s often crashing Web page to check if your information was compromised. Then decide whether to sign up for the one year of free credit monitoring, * * * Next, the...
Rank this Week: 72

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: 80

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion

    Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion
    Patricia J. Zettler, The Indirect Consequences of Expanded Off-Label Promotion, Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policies have been a battleground for litigation about First…
  • Sep 18

    Reading list: the consumer in TM law

    Reading list: the consumer in TM law
    Kimberlee G. Weatherall, The Consumer as the Empirical Measure of Trade Mark Law, The Modern Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 1, pp. 57-87, 2017Although consumer responses to signs and symbols lie at the heart of trade mark law, courts blow hot and…
  • Sep 18

    Right of publicity question of the day

    Right of publicity question of the day
    Restaurant: Thelonious Monkfishhttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 118

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: 160

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/
  • Sep 16

    Visa's Maginot Line: Chip Cards and the Equifax Breach

    Visa's Maginot Line: Chip Cards and the Equifax Breach
    The media attention on the Equifax breach has been primarily on consumer harm. There's real consumer harm, but it's generally not direct pecuniary harm. Instead, the direct pecuniary harm from the breach will be borne by banks and merchants,…
  • Sep 14

    Update on ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

    Update on ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission
    This afternoon, I am off to New Orleans and the annual meeting for the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT). Tomorrow (September 15) from 12:30 - 2:30 PM, we are holding a public meeting for the Committee on Chapter 7...
  • Sep 14

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform
    A historic vote was announced overnight that signals a new era for large pension reform. As is often the case, "reform" here means that ordinary, hard-working folks will suffer a significant amount of pain as big companies are…
Rank this Week: 175

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    The Equifax Data Breach

    The Equifax Data Breach
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Equifax, one of the nation’s top credit reporting agencies, recently reported that the private data of roughly 143 million Americans had been compromised due a security hack.  It was also revealed that Equifax…
  • Aug 29

    Selip & Stylianou Dismisses 10-Year-Old Default Judgment

    Selip & Stylianou Dismisses 10-Year-Old Default Judgment
    By: Robert J. Nahoum Our client, recently discovered that a nearly $3,000.00 default judgment was entered against her in 2007 by Cypress Financial Recoveries in the District Court, County of Nassau.  She first learned of the judgment…
  • Aug 7

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Winthrop Capital, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS WINTHROP CAPITAL, LLC?: Winthrop Capital, LLC is a “debt buyer”, buying…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 266

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 244

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Flood Damaged Cars and How to Avoid Them

    Flood Damaged Cars and How to Avoid Them
    Now that Hurricane Irma has passed through Florida and Hurricane Harvey has passed through Texas, it is a good time to discuss flood damaged cars. Both of those hurricanes caused extensive flooding in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and…
  • Sep 4

    Payless Car Sales Sued for Auto Fraud

    Payless Car Sales Sued for Auto Fraud
    Seeing new cars advertised for a modest price, our retired client told the salesman at Payless Car Sales that she was looking for a new car, but was on a limited budget. She told him the range of payments she was willing to make. That…
  • Sep 3

    Garage Autos Pays to Settle Client’s Claim

    Garage Autos Pays to Settle Client’s Claim
    Garage Autos, Inc. advertised a car on Craigslist as being a 1-owner car, with no accidents, and in exceptional and extremely reliable condition with no mechanical/cosmetic problems.  Our client saw the advertisement, and ended up…
Rank this Week: 249

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 275

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Aug 21

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Regulations has long offered the public the opportunity to ask the agency questions about specific regulatory provisions and receive informal feedback from CFPB attorneys,…
  • Aug 16

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?
    Last week, the Federal Reserve issued proposed guidance that could dial back some regulatory expectations for directors of financial institutions. The proposed guidance, applicable to Fed-supervised entities like bank holding companies and…
  • Aug 14

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa
    Every other year, the Texas Legislature convenes for roughly six months in Austin. Given the tight timeframe and biennial nature, sessions of the Texas Legislature tend to be “fast and furious” (and also full of drama). There were…
Rank this Week: 372

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Sep 18

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver

    Sprunk v. Prisma LLC: Strategic Delay by Defendant Risks Arbitration Waiver
    In a decision likely to spur defendants to make immediate motions to compel arbitration in class actions, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, found that a defendant who chose to wait for class certification before seeking…
  • Sep 6

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit

    9th Cir. Shuts Down Finish Line’s Attempt to Arbitrate Pregnancy Suit
    In an unpublished decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that The Finish Line, Inc., an athletic retailer, cannot arbitrate a former associate’s pregnancy discrimination claim, finding the company’s…
  • Aug 30

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right
    On July 13, 2017, in a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court affirmed PAGA plaintiffs’ broad rights to discovery under the Civil Discovery Act. Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, No. S227228 __ Cal.5th __ (July 13, 2017) (slip…
Rank this Week: 1025

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Post-Irma Impacts on Association Annual Meetings and Election

    Post-Irma Impacts on Association Annual Meetings and Election
    While recovery from property damage and power outages may take precedence in the hours and days following a hurricane, it is also important to consider—and to take swift action to recover from— not-so-apparent implications of a…
  • Sep 15

    Helpful Tips to Consider When Filing an Insurance Claim

    Helpful Tips to Consider When Filing an Insurance Claim
    We hope that you and your loved ones are safe after the storm with little to no damage to your property.  Our thoughts remain with those whose homes and loved ones were impacted by Hurricane Irma.  As local, state and federal…
  • Sep 6

    Preparing for Hurricane Irma

    Preparing for Hurricane Irma
    Forecasters and South Florida residents are keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma, a system that has recently been upgraded to a Category 5 and is forecasted to possibly impact the Florida Keys through portions of the Florida Peninsula.…
Rank this Week: 536

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Sep 18

    Is It a Feature Story or a Commercial?

    Is It a Feature Story or a Commercial?
    On September 6, Inside Edition ran a story during their daily program where a dermatologist was being interviewed giving tips to viewers on how to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance. Toward the end of the segment she recommends a…
  • Sep 11

    Brush Your Teeth and Get Vitamins Too?

    Brush Your Teeth and Get Vitamins Too?
    For years, product manufacturers have added vitamins to their products as a marketing tool to boost health conscious consumers’ interest in them. Now comes a new product called Vitaminpaste®. You guessed it — a toothpaste with…
  • Sep 4

    Did You Fall for the Whole Foods Price Cuts Hype?

    Did You Fall for the Whole Foods Price Cuts Hype?
    It seems like virtually every newspaper and media outlet carried stories at the end of August breathlessly touting price cuts at Whole Foods now that Amazon has taken over the high-priced chain. One would think with such headlines that…
Rank this Week: 911

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    U.S. Sues Deutsche Bank for Subprime Trading

    U.S. Sues Deutsche Bank for Subprime Trading
    Ten years after the financial crisis that leveled the U.S. housing market, the federal government is taking civil action against the previous head of subprime trading at Deutsche Bank. The complaint accuses the former bank executive Paul…
  • Sep 12

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 2

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 2
    A recent report by The New York Times details how billions of dollars in student loan debts have the potential to be wiped clean because of lapses in paperwork tracking – mirroring what happened during the 2008 housing crisis.  At…
  • Sep 9

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 1

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 1
    An eerily familiar scenario is unfolding among those who find themselves swimming in unmanageable debt. Tens of thousands took out loans, but haven’t been able to keep up. And yet, those debts could be wiped clean because important…
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Sep 13

    FINRA Hearing Panel Orders C.L. King & Associates to Pay $750K Over Inadequate AML Program

    FINRA Hearing Panel Orders C.L. King & Associates to Pay $750K Over Inadequate AML Program
    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority extended hearing panel has ordered brokerage firm C.L. King & Associates, Inc. to pay a $750,000 for purportedly acting negligently by making material representations and omissions to issuers in…
  • Sep 11

    US Sues Ex-Head Deutsche Bank Trader for Subprime Mortgage Fraud

    US Sues Ex-Head Deutsche Bank Trader for Subprime Mortgage Fraud
    The U.S. Justice Department has filed a civil securities fraud case against Paul Mangione, a former senior Deutsche Bank (DB) trader. According to the government, Mangione, who headed up the bank’s subprime trading, took part in a…
  • Sep 8

    Thema International Reaches $687M Settlement Over Madoff Ponzi Scam

    Thema International Reaches $687M Settlement Over Madoff Ponzi Scam
    Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC trustee Irving H. Picard announced that a settlement has been reached for $687M with Thema International Fund for its ties to the multibillion-dollar Madoff Ponzi Scam. Now, a court must approve the…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Sep 8

    China Prohibits Unverified Internet Users to Post Online Comment

    China Prohibits Unverified Internet Users to Post Online Comment
    On August 25, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued the Administrative Provisions for Services concerning Internet Comment Posting (the “Internet Comment Posting Provisions”) and the…
  • Sep 5

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
  • Aug 17

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
Rank this Week: 883

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
  • Sep 4

    New Jersey Lawyer Negotiates Student Loan Debt Reduction

    New Jersey Lawyer Negotiates Student Loan Debt Reduction
    Not sure where to turn for help with student loans? With ever-increasing interest rates, large fees, and complicated payment plans, it's easy to get overwhelmed. When facing default, student borrowers may be subject to a barrage of…
  • Aug 10

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?
    If you are struggling to pay off your student debt, you’ve likely asked yourself whether or not you qualify for student loan forgiveness. There are various programs, most of which are federally funded, that are designed to help…
  • Aug 1

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency
    When business slows down or unexpected expenses come up, it can be difficult to stay on top of your monthly loan payments. Unfortunately, the repercussions for missing payments can lead you to default on your loan, prompting your lander…
Rank this Week: 1088

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://consumerfinance.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 1

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company
    On August 30, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Prime Marketing Holdings L.L.C. filed their proposed stipulated final judgment and order in United States District Court, the Central District of California to resolve a…
  • Sep 1

    Implications of the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

    Implications of the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule
    On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its arbitration agreements rule which implemented Section 1028(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The rule will become effective…
  • Jun 15

    3 Takeaways from the CFPB’s Report on Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry

    3 Takeaways from the CFPB’s Report on Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry
    On April 27, 2017, the CFPB issued a report on strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in the mortgage industry. The report identifies what many people are already aware of, a company that promotes and encourages a culture of…
Rank this Week: 1144

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/
  • 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...
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint
    So, it turns out that when you are really good at something you should continue doing it. In this case, debt collectors are really good at having complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to…
  • Sep 18

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
Rank this Week: 696

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

http://ohiolemonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?
    Back in the day when rock and roll was young, Hollywood made a series of movies about wild teenagers who drove their hot rod cars just as fast and wild as they were. One of the things Hollywood loved was a game called Chicken.That was where…
  • Feb 23

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)

    From CARS - How to Buy a Used Car (and Not Get Burned)
     How to Buy a Used Car  TOP ELEVEN TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CARWith a big tip of the hat to our good friend, Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, CARS, has a great guide on how to buy a used car, with some…
  • Nov 11

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
Rank this Week: 740

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: 797

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Dec 7

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy may seem intimidating, but as you can tell from the following infographic, the steps that go into successfully completing your case are pretty straightforward. The post Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline appeared first on…
  • Nov 2

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question
    How Does a Bankruptcy Affect my Credit Score? If you’ve been doing a great job making payments on your debts, bankruptcy will have a significant impact on your credit score in the short term. However, by the time you start…
  • Oct 15

    Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income by State – After April 1, 2017

    Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income by State – After April 1, 2017
    Your household income is an important element in determining whether you are eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and calculating the payment amount and duration of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan. The bankruptcy means test…
Rank this Week: 1060

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/
  • Oct 30

    How To Stop Foreclosure When The Lender Does Not Grant A Loan Modification

    How To Stop Foreclosure When The Lender Does Not Grant A Loan Modification
    A homeowner can stop foreclosure when the lender does not grant a loan modification that should be granted. This situation often arises when the homeowner makes the required payments under a temporary loan modification agreement with the…
  • Jan 29

    What To Do After a Car Accident

    What To Do After a Car Accident
    Steps To Take After A Car Accident Check Your Passengers. Make sure your passengers are not injured. Call 911 immediately for medical assistance if you or any passengers are injured. Call the Police. Always call the police and request an…
  • Jan 21

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

    Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
    Accidents happen, and a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help. A personal injury case seeks to determine four essential issues: who was at fault, should that person have known to act more reasonably, did the failure to act reasonably lead…
Rank this Week: 993

Norris Law Firm Blog

Norris Law Firm Blog

Covers areas of concern to North Carolina consumers, including lemon law, consumer law, auto vehicle repossessions.

http://www.lemonlawnc.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?
    So now General Mills is forcing you to arbitrate disputes simply by engaging with them in an online forum, or even using a coupon to purchase one of its products! Could you imagine that using a coupon for .25c off a box of cereal meant that…
  • Apr 18

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?
    So now @General Mills is forcing you to arbitrate disputes simply by engaging with them in an online forum, or even using a coupon to purchase one of its products!  Could you imagine that using a coupon for .25c off a box of cereal meant…
  • Apr 11

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?
    There has been a lot of news lately about vehicle recalls, especially with the GM Ignition Recalls fiasco.  This leads to an interesting question of whether someone who has recently, but unwittingly, purchased a vehicle that falls under…
Rank this Week: 1027

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: 551

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

Covers injury, consumer, employment and class action issues in Oregon. By David Paul and David Sugerman.

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

    Signing off
    The plan has been in place for a while. Still, I have avoided thinking about this last blog post. For many reasons–mostly related to age and stage and needs–Paul & Sugerman, PC ended its operations today, December 31, 2009. This is a…
  • Dec 30

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case

    NBC Nightly News shines light on Army National Guard toxic exposure case
    Here is a video of an NBC Nightly News story that aired December 30, 2009 about Army National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate in Iraq.  The video features two soldiers, Larry Roberta of the Oregon National Guard and Russ…
  • Dec 13

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 952

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3153

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/
  • Sep 18

    California legislature seeks to clarify Prop 65 certificate of merit discovery rule

    California legislature seeks to clarify Prop 65 certificate of merit discovery rule
    The California Legislature has done something it’s found exceedingly difficult to do since Proposition 65’s adoption by ballot initiative 31 years ago: amend the law. For only the third time since 1986, the Legislature has made…
  • Aug 29

    CPSC removes seven plastic types from CPSIA third party testing for phthalate

    CPSC removes seven plastic types from CPSIA third party testing for phthalate
    In an effort to reduce the burdens of compliance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to remove seven types of plastics (containing specified additives) from the…
  • Aug 7

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law
    In enacting the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (S-1913), New Jersey joins a growing minority of states with so-called “swipe laws.” New Jersey’s law generally aligns with swipe laws in the approximately…
Rank this Week: 1249

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: 3460

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 18

    Debt-Buyer Defense #6: The Complaint Lacks a Debt-Collection License Number

    Debt-Buyer Defense #6: The Complaint Lacks a Debt-Collection License Number
    The below-cited law, CPLR § 3015(e), is a potent defense that subjects a debt-buyer lawsuit to dismissal for failing to place its debt-collection-license number in its complaint. The state law requires debt collectors to register with…
  • Sep 15

    Has the Debt Buyer Proven Ownership of your Particular Debt?

    Has the Debt Buyer Proven Ownership of your Particular Debt?
    In debt-collection lawsuits, a debt buyer must prove that it has been assigned your particular account.[1] Notice from an assignor (original bank) to the consumer, while important, does not represent the actual assignment.[2] A debt buyer's…
  • Sep 1

    The 5 Scenarios in which Collectors have Standing to Bring Collection Lawsuit

    The 5 Scenarios in which Collectors have Standing to Bring Collection Lawsuit
    We operate heavily in the debt-buyer litigation market. Standing (ability to show connection to an injury) is always a core defense since the debt buyers' Achilles heels are the admissibility of records alleging the assignments of individual…
Rank this Week: 2895

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: 3250

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    FTC Allows Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Go Through, but Not Everyone Agree

    FTC Allows Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Go Through, but Not Everyone Agree
    As consumers celebrated lower avocado prices at Whole Foods during the last week in August, the FTC faced controversy for its decision not to challenge the Amazon/Whole Foods merger. … Continue Reading
  • Sep 13

    Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Department of Labor Overtime Rule

    Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Department of Labor Overtime Rule
    In an opinion that could have a wide effect on retailers and other employers, a federal district court judge in Texas recently struck down the Department of Labor’s Obama-era controversial 2016 rule that raised the minimum salary…
  • Sep 11

    FTC Issues First Endorsement Case Against Social Media Influencer

    FTC Issues First Endorsement Case Against Social Media Influencer
    On September 7, 2017, the FTC announced its first-ever case against social media influencers. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that two widely followed gamers posted messages endorsing an online gaming service without disclosing that the two…
Rank this Week: 1721

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: 2175

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Sep 12

    Ohio's Major “Tort Reform” Misfire

    Ohio's Major “Tort Reform” Misfire
    Sometimes teachable moments happen at the very worst times and only with terrible costs. When it comes to Ohio’s draconian limits on legal rights, we are clearly at one of those moments and can only hope Ohio’s lawmakers take…
  • Sep 7

    House Judiciary Committee’s New Anti-Victim Fix

    House Judiciary Committee’s New Anti-Victim Fix
    You know how some addict’s can be. A few days sober and then back to some bad old habits.Take the House Judiciary Committee. Earlier this year, this committee rammed through five pieces of anti-victim legislation (class actions,…
  • Aug 8

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!
    While clearly so much has changed since the ThePopTort's last summer break, actually much remains the same. Take the issue of forced arbitration and gender discrimination. Last year, we closed out the summer with Roger Ailes trying to force…
Rank this Week: 4199

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Sep 12

    FDA Requires New Amputation Warning for Diabetes Drug Invokana

    FDA Requires New Amputation Warning for Diabetes Drug Invokana
    On May 16, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) began requiring new warnings for the diabetes drug Invokana—including their… Read More The post FDA Requires New Amputation Warning for Diabetes Drug…
  • Sep 6

    Alexa, Give me an Update: The Changing Legal Landscape in the World of New Technology

    Alexa, Give me an Update: The Changing Legal Landscape in the World of New Technology
    Like thousands of others around the world, I recently added a new presence in my home: Alexa.  Alexa (the virtual… Read More The post Alexa, Give me an Update: The Changing Legal Landscape in the World of New Technology…
  • Aug 30

    Podcast ‘Reveals’ the Problems with Essure

    Podcast ‘Reveals’ the Problems with Essure
    Fans of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s podcast “Reveal” know that the show tackles some pretty serious topics each week.… Read More The post Podcast ‘Reveals’ the Problems with Essure…
Rank this Week: 2736

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
  • Sep 9

    This is 99% of Estate Planning for Those of Us in The 99%

    This is 99% of Estate Planning for Those of Us in The 99%
    Every year, make a point to review your estate plans and especially your beneficiary designations on all your financial accounts. These days, most of us in "the 99%" who have any estate at all have most or all of it invested or saved with a…
  • Sep 9

    Vital Knowledge for Auto Buyers in States WITHOUT big flood

    Vital Knowledge for Auto Buyers in States WITHOUT big flood
    After every major disaster involving flooding, the states not affected get a delayed reaction flood -- a huge second flood of ruined cars that have been superficially cleaned up and quickly moved out of the flood zone (where people are on the…
  • Sep 6

    Like Being Helpless While Someone Spreads False, Damaging Information About You? Then You'll Love Congress's Latest Idea!

    Like Being Helpless While Someone Spreads False, Damaging Information About You? Then You'll Love Congress's Latest Idea!
    September 6, 2017 In Blog Congress Should Reject Rep. Loudermilk’s Bill to Gut Basic Privacy RightsBy Paul Bland, Public Justice Executive DirectorCredit reporting agencies make a lot of mistakes.  More consumers complain to the…
Rank this Week: 3065

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?
    It seems like every day there is a new “hot stock” being pushed by financial pundits and brokerage houses alike.  Seadrill Limited (ticker symbol, SDRL) was once one of these hot stocks, but it has since fallen from grace,…
  • Aug 7

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2
    This is Part 2 of an article we posted last week on former NBA-great, Tim Duncan, where we introduced the investing lessons that could be gleaned from Duncan’s relationship with his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks, who was…
  • Jul 28

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2
    Last month we learned that Tim Duncan’s financial adviser was sentenced by a federal court to four years in prison for defrauding the NBA legend of $7.5 million.  Duncan earned over $220 million during his playing career, so he is…
Rank this Week: 2725

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Sep 4

    Objections to Bankruptcy Discharge

    Objections to Bankruptcy Discharge
    In filing for bankruptcy, an individual or business approaches the court with a full record of their finances, both debts and assets, and asks the courts for help in satisfying the debt. If all guidelines are met, then the court will make a…
  • Aug 29

    Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy

    Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy
    Often simply called an AP in bankruptcy lingo, an Adversary Proceeding is a lawsuit that is filed separately but in relation to a bankruptcy case and resembles a typical civil case. In an adversary proceeding is typically a creditor, trustee,…
  • Aug 22

    Financial Advisor in Virginia charged with Bank Fraud

    Financial Advisor in Virginia charged with Bank Fraud
    Victor Dandridge, a former partner at Thompson Davis & Co., plead guilty on Wednesday to two counts of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud in a scheme that involved defrauding the widow of a Richmond investment banker, as well as, a…
Rank this Week: 1800

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3267

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 29

    Collection Efforts and Inaccurate Credit Information Following Student Loan Modification or Discharge

    Collection Efforts and Inaccurate Credit Information Following Student Loan Modification or Discharge
    Recent studies by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimate that 44 million American hold student loans and that these loans total more than 1.4 TRILLION dollars. Most of these loans are not private loans, but come from federal…
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence
    There are hundreds to thousands of United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks operating every day on the roads in North Carolina. The employees who operate these trucks can drive negligently and cause serious automobile collisions and bodily…
  • Aug 7

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney
    Of all the injuries that can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, slip-and-falls, and other accidental incidents, brain injuries are among the most financially and physically devastating. They can catastrophically change not just the life of…
Rank this Week: 4185

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    What are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Florida?

    What are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Florida?
    Navigating child custody, visitation and child support is complicated and can be emotionally trying. Unmarried fathers may feel frustrated that they don’t have the same rights as other parents. Dealing with this difficult subject is…
  • Aug 18

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida
    Many clients ask us how a bankruptcy filing will affect their ability to rent a home or apartment. While bankruptcy can certainly make it more difficult to rent, it is not impossible. Potential landlords will take several factors into…
  • Aug 9

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?
    If you and your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are required to file jointly. Married couples can, in fact, file separately. When filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville, married couples have the following…
Rank this Week: 3339