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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: 1434

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: 3753

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: 134

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 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,...
  • Feb 16

    Nelson/Wright Article Applies CBA to State Unfairness Case

    Nelson/Wright Article Applies CBA to State Unfairness Case
    Elise M. Nelson of Freshfields Bruckhaus and Joshua D. Wright of George Mason have written Judicial Cost-Benefit Analysis Meets Economics: Evidence from State Unfair and Deceptive Practices Laws, 81 Antitrust Law Journal (2017). Here is the…
  • Feb 15

    Am. Banker: Mulvaney looks to neuter CFPB’s most potent weapon

    Am. Banker: Mulvaney looks to neuter CFPB’s most potent weapon
    Here, by Kate Berry (behind a paywall). The most potent weapon is, of course, the Bureau's UDAAP powers. Excerpt: [The Bureau's] vision statement unveiled as part of the new strategic plan dropped any reference to so-called UDAAP claims,…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 2156

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: 3831

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: 1851

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Feb 16

    New York Attorney General Expresses Support for Student Loan Servicing Legislation

    New York Attorney General Expresses Support for Student Loan Servicing Legislation
    Earlier this week New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to select state legislators adding his backing to the creation of a licensing regime in New York for student loan servicing, similar to what has been emerging in…
  • Feb 15

    House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosure

    House Passes Bill to Amend TRID Rule Disclosure
    On February 14, 2018, the United States House of Representatives passed the TRID Improvement Act of 2017, H.R. 3978, by a vote of 245 to 171.  The bill would amend the manner in which title insurance premiums are disclosed under the…
  • Feb 15

    House passes “Madden fix” bill

    House passes “Madden fix” bill
    By a vote of 245-171, the House passed H.R. 3299, the “Madden fix” bill (whose official title is the “Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act of 2017.”)  In Madden, the Second Circuit ruled that a nonbank…
Rank this Week: 266

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 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,…
  • Feb 15

    Strip, Swap, Restructure

    Strip, Swap, Restructure
    Mitu and I have been posting jointly of late about restructuring options for PDVSA and Venezuela. Alas, I’ll have to write this one myself, because it’s time to talk about an idea that Mitu and Lee Buchheit have proffered for...
Rank this Week: 156

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: 1885

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: 147

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: 113

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: 202

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: 292

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: 83

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: 308

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: 189

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 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…
  • Feb 5

    When Does the Statute of Limitations on Harassment Begin: The Continuing Violation Doctrine

    When Does the Statute of Limitations on Harassment Begin: The Continuing Violation Doctrine
    By enacting the Law Against Discrimination, New Jersey has provided its workers with some of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the United States.  New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination protects against employment…
Rank this Week: 481

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • 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
  • Feb 7

    Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018

    Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018
    Once the sole province of hedge funds and special interest groups, many mainstream institutional investors have now also embraced a more activist perspective with regard to their portfolio companies. Activist interest in prominent retailers…
Rank this Week: 2038

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: 3664

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: 1293

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 17

    Raw Water Trend Could Pose Major Health Risk

    Raw Water Trend Could Pose Major Health Risk
    Food and beverage trends are nothing new, especially when they’re marketed as having health benefits. Many conscience consumers are willing… Read More The post Raw Water Trend Could Pose Major Health Risks appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2987

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: 68

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: 585

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: 212

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: 2859

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: 3552

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • 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…
  • Feb 6

    Ohio Debt Collection Option

    Ohio Debt Collection Option
    If you have run into difficulty paying your bills, odds are that you’ll receive some type of correspondence from the creditor seeking repayment, often referred to as a collection attempt. If you don’t respond to these collection…
  • Jan 24

    BBB warns about credit repair scams in New Year

    BBB warns about credit repair scams in New Year
    As many individuals make New Years’ resolutions to improve their credit in the New Year, more scammers and credit repair fakes are launching in an attempt to separate you from your money without any help to your credit. The Better…
Rank this Week: 2123

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: 1641

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: 4179

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: 2669

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: 3262

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: 2151

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: 1980

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: 1997

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy

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

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
  • Jan 30

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
Rank this Week: 3947

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/
  • Jan 16

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Are You Ready for Another Eventful Year?

    Fasten Your Seatbelts: Are You Ready for Another Eventful Year?
    2018 has a tough act to follow, after a 2017 full of momentous developments—starting with a new Administration and wrapping up with a showdown over the right to serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)…
  • Jan 10

    The Challenges of Marijuana Banking Just Got Even More Challenging

    The Challenges of Marijuana Banking Just Got Even More Challenging
    The state-legal marijuana sector operates in a largely cash-based economy—only about 400 banks and credit unions in the U.S. actively provide financial services to this sector—because marijuana remains illegal under federal law,…
  • Nov 30

    While CFPB Leadership Fight Continues, Broader Questions Remain About Future of Consumer Financial Regulation

    While CFPB Leadership Fight Continues, Broader Questions Remain About Future of Consumer Financial Regulation
    It has been a tumultuous few days for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), with dueling acting directors and emergency hearings. But while Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is now officially the acting…
Rank this Week: 1993

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
Rank this Week: 3307

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile fraud, credit reporting, identity theft and lemon law. By Robert Duff.

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Tri-Force and Ally Financial Sued for Wrongful Repossession in Indiana

    Tri-Force and Ally Financial Sued for Wrongful Repossession in Indiana
    The Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against Tri-Force, Inc., UAR Direct, LLC and Ally Financial Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Dec 30

    Attorney Daniel W. Sandlin and Sandlin Law Group PC Sued for Alleged FDCPA Violation

    Attorney Daniel W. Sandlin and Sandlin Law Group PC Sued for Alleged FDCPA Violation
    The Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against attorney Daniel W. Sandlin and Sandlin Law Group PC. Our client lived in the 10 West Apartments (formerly Cambridge Station…
  • Oct 13

    Debt Collector Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group Sued

    Debt Collector Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group Sued
    The Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group. The Complaint alleged that Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group sent a collection letter to an…
Rank this Week: 1636

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: 1331

Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

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

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • Dec 28

    Actual Injury Required for Biometric Suit

    Actual Injury Required for Biometric Suit
    ** Biometric Plaintiffs Face Significant Setback in Illinois **                                                 …
  • Dec 1

    ** Web Accessibility Lawsuits Continue to…

    ** Web Accessibility Lawsuits Continue to Surge **                                                     …
  • Nov 25

    Closer to the End to the Natural Impasse?

    Closer to the End to the Natural Impasse?
    ** Congress Looking at FDA to Release All Natural Guidelines **                                                 …
Rank this Week: 2268

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation and class actions.

http://www.pattersondahlberg.com/news-recent-cases/
  • Dec 13

    Injured Workers File Lawsuit: Swagelok Hose Failure Causes Horrific Explosion at McNeilus plant in Dodge Center, MN.

    Injured Workers File Lawsuit: Swagelok Hose Failure Causes Horrific Explosion at McNeilus plant in Dodge Center, MN.
    November 28, 2017 Dodge Center, Minnesota– Lawyers representing injured workers announced today that they have filed lawsuits against a hose manufacturer, Swagelok Company, for injuries suffered by Eemou See, Anthony Putratz, Claudia…
  • Dec 5

    Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits: What Patients Should Know 

    Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits: What Patients Should Know 
    November 30, 2017 If you received a hip implant you know they can drastically affect your quality of life. The goal of any hip replacement is to improve your mobility and decrease pain, but in […] The post Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits:…
  • Nov 29

    DePuy Orthopaedics Faces Federal False Claims Act Lawsuit

    DePuy Orthopaedics Faces Federal False Claims Act Lawsuit
    2017-11-28 DePuy Orthopaedics and parent company Johnson & Johnson have already been told by a jury they’ll have to pay around $247 million to settle lawsuits related to their hip replacement devices. The two companies…
Rank this Week: 1915

Wall Street Investment Fraud…

Wall Street Investment Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, and other scams. By The Doss Firm.

http://www.wallstreetinvestmentfraudlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 4417

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Long Island Consumer Lawyer

Covers consumer laws and debt collection defense. By James D. Murtha.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon

    Hold-Over Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Babylon
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for holding over beyond the end of their term in the Town of Babylon, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means,…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Brookhaven
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Brookhaven, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip

    Non-Payment Eviction Proceedings in the Town of Islip
    Before you bring an eviction action to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent in the Town of Islip, there are certain things you must know. First, you must be properly situated to bring the action. That means, generally, that you must be the…
Rank this Week: 1298

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 613