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The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

The Bickel Law Firm, Inc. Blog

Covers California lemon law.

http://www.bickellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Auto Crashes: Rust Can Compromise Your Safety

    Auto Crashes: Rust Can Compromise Your Safety
    Car owners have a right to expect their new vehicles will be free from defects and will hold up for a reasonable length of time. When cars start having repeated problems after purchase, a Sacramento lemon law attorney can provide help to…
  • May 29

    Future Volvos, Big Rigs Will Soon Be Able to Communicate With Each Other

    Future Volvos, Big Rigs Will Soon Be Able to Communicate With Each Other
    When there are hazards on the road, it could be very helpful if motorists are able to warn each other. In fact, allowing drivers in different vehicles to communicate with each other could help to reduce accidents in a number of different…
  • May 27

    Self-Driving Vehicles: Speeding Towards a Turning Point

    Self-Driving Vehicles: Speeding Towards a Turning Point
    Self-driving cars are speeding towards a turning point in which the vehicles become more mainstream and are used more widely. The Harvard Gazette recently provided some details about the advancements in the technology behind autonomous…
Rank this Week: 1865

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/
  • May 26

    WSJ Reporter Needed a Football Field to Print Her New Privacy Policies.

    WSJ Reporter Needed a Football Field to Print Her New Privacy Policies.
    Here. She also offered ways to deal with the privacy policies, including what terms to search for to cut the reading down to thirty or forty yards.
  • May 25

    Is the CFPB Making it Easier for Financial Institutions to Discriminate in Lending?

    Is the CFPB Making it Easier for Financial Institutions to Discriminate in Lending?
    by Jeff Sovern Allison blogged earlier about Kate Berry's American Banker article, CFPB signals pullback on discrimination cases. I wanted to say a bit more about this area. Depending on how you count, there are basically three ways to…
  • May 25

    "CFPB signals pullback on discrimination cases "

    "CFPB signals pullback on discrimination cases "
    This article from the American Banker discusses Acting Director Mulvaney's intention to re-examine how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforces the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which prohibits discrimination in lending. "Mulvaney's…
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • May 25

    More on "Undue Hardship" and Student Loans in Bankruptcy

    More on "Undue Hardship" and Student Loans in Bankruptcy
    Following up on Bob's post earlier this week about the Department of Education's request for information (RFI) regarding evaluating "undue hardship" claims in adversary proceedings to discharge student loans, a group of 23…
  • May 24

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin

    OCC Payday Lending Bulletin
    The Office of Comptroller of the Currency put out a Bulletin this week encouraging banks to make short-term small-dollar installment loans to their customers—basically bank payday loans. The OCC seems to envision 2-12 month amortizing,…
  • May 24

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

    Student Loans and Other Doings for the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission
    The American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy has been hard at work (Full disclosure: I am the Commission's reporter.) Yesterday, the Commission submitted written comments to the Department of Education's request for…
Rank this Week: 286

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    HUD Expected to Issue Revised Guidance on Requests for Emotional Support Animal

    HUD Expected to Issue Revised Guidance on Requests for Emotional Support Animal
    Some good news for community associations struggling with questionable requests for the approval of emotional support animals:  The Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to issue revised guidelines later this year…
  • May 23

    Size Matters: Should Your Condo Super-Size Its Board of Directors?

    Size Matters: Should Your Condo Super-Size Its Board of Directors?
    For many condominium associations in Florida, the amount of board members serving on a board of directors is usually dictated by the association’s governing documents or bylaws. There are associations, however, whose documents are…
  • May 8

    $20 Million Verdict Against HOA for Playground Injury Serves as Industry Wake-Up Call

    $20 Million Verdict Against HOA for Playground Injury Serves as Industry Wake-Up Call
    For many Florida residents, the appeal of living in condominium and homeowners’ associations is partly due to the many types of shared amenities and recreational facilities that these communities provide and maintain for the enjoyment…
Rank this Week: 3026

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • May 25

    Rudnitsky Law Firm received 5 star review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm received 5 star review
    Had a pending suit filed against me…Consulted with Taras and he took the time to explain several options available to me…answered all my questions, and let me make the decision…then worked for me immediately…in…
  • May 20

    EXCELLENT LAWYER

    EXCELLENT LAWYER
    I CALL MR RUDNITSKY OFFICE SPOKE WITH TINA SHE GOT ALL MY INFORMATION GAVE IT TO THE LAWYER HE CALL ME BACK NEXT DAY SAYING HE CAN HELP ME WITH MY CLAIM AGAINST MOTOR CAR CONCEPT. WE WON THE CASE. MR RUDNITSKY AND TINA ARE AMAZING THEY WILL…
  • May 5

    Excellent Firm

    Excellent Firm
    I was dealing with a very stressful legal situation concerning a creditor. I was very nervous about finding an attorney who would be able to help me. When I found Taras and Tina they were professional, efficient, and quick with checking into…
Rank this Week: 90

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • May 25

    Fiat Chrysler’s Fickle Immunity

    Fiat Chrysler’s Fickle Immunity
    We were waiting all week to cover the atrocious Supreme Court decision in the consolidated cases Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. I’m glad we waited...
  • May 11

    Novartis: A New Company Profile

    Novartis: A New Company Profile
    We got word that a couple weeks ago, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, was about to change its company profile page! Here are some of the proposed changes. (For some reason, these have now been scrapped. Can't imagine why.)…
  • May 3

    Trump: Forced Arbitrator in Chief

    Trump: Forced Arbitrator in Chief
    Retweeting @realDonaldTrump isn’t my favorite thing to do, but sometimes duty calls. At 5:54 this morning, after Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy “It’s Guiliani Time” Guiliani went on Sean Hannity’s show…
Rank this Week: 4295

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
  • May 24

    Reverse Mortgage Primer: Read this before doing anything else on one

    Reverse Mortgage Primer: Read this before doing anything else on one
    Another good article in the new National Consumer Law Center series of pieces written to help non-lawyers understand consumer legal issues better. NCLC is a great outfit that helps consumer attorneys help real people all over the US. A…
  • May 23

    JFK: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

    JFK: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
    Just something to consider as the Supreme Court keeps up its tireless march to crush real people --  flesh and blood Americans -- under the heel of unlimited corporate power and a privatized, secret "justice" system.  The ghost of…
  • May 17

    Got Medical Debt?  Read this.

    Got Medical Debt?  Read this.
    Hardly a day goes by in my practice that I don't rely on resources or refer someone to resources produced by the National Consumer Law Center. They are starting a series of guides for consumers, and they picked a good one to start with.…
Rank this Week: 513

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • May 24

    CFPB obtains default judgment in lawsuit against debt relief companie

    CFPB obtains default judgment in lawsuit against debt relief companie
    The CFPB has obtained a default judgment in the lawsuit it filed in October 2017 in Maryland federal district court against two commonly-owned debt relief companies, their affiliated payment processor, and three individual principals for…
  • May 24

    OCC small dollar lending bulletin gets mixed reviews from consumer advocate

    OCC small dollar lending bulletin gets mixed reviews from consumer advocate
    The bulletin issued yesterday by the OCC encouraging the banks it supervises “to offer responsible short-term, small-dollar installment loans” quickly met with mixed reviews from consumer advocates. The Pew Charitable Trusts…
  • May 24

    President Trump signs banking bill providing Dodd-Frank relief; Ballard Spahr to hold June 19 webinar

    President Trump signs banking bill providing Dodd-Frank relief; Ballard Spahr to hold June 19 webinar
    This afternoon, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) into law.  The Act was passed by the House on Tuesday by a vote of 258 to 159 and by the Senate on March 14 by a vote of…
Rank this Week: 333

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: 93

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • May 24

    SCOTUS Holds Class Action Waivers Do Not Violate the NLRA

    SCOTUS Holds Class Action Waivers Do Not Violate the NLRA
    In a major win for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements with class action waivers do not violate the National Labor Relations Act. Continue Reading
  • May 23

    SCOTUS to Review Right to Class Arbitration in Silent Agreement

    SCOTUS to Review Right to Class Arbitration in Silent Agreement
    The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc. The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether workers can pursue their claims through class-wide arbitration when the…
  • May 21

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • May 23

    5th Cir. Holds Mortgagee Needed to Issue New Acceleration Notice Before Foreclosing

    5th Cir. Holds Mortgagee Needed to Issue New Acceleration Notice Before Foreclosing
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that where a mortgagee rescinded a notice of intent to accelerate and then filed a foreclosure action without first issuing a new notice of intent to accelerate, it failed to meet its…
  • May 21

    7th Cir. Remands Putative Class Action to State Court for Lack of Spokeo Standing

    7th Cir. Remands Putative Class Action to State Court for Lack of Spokeo Standing
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a putative class action alleging violations of the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) could not be removed to federal court because the plaintiffs…
  • May 21

    7th Cir. Remands Putative Class Action to State Court for Lack of Spokeo Standing

    7th Cir. Remands Putative Class Action to State Court for Lack of Spokeo Standing
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that a putative class action alleging violations of the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) could not be removed to federal court because the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 3276

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

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

    Does Bankruptcy Eliminate Medical Debt

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

    How Does Divorce Impact my Insurance Policies?

    How Does Divorce Impact my Insurance Policies?
    Going through a major life change like divorce can leave you with questions about the many details that must be addressed. For example, how do you deal with your insurance policies when you get a divorce in Florida? With insurance plans…
  • Apr 24

    Filing for Military Divorce in Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Filing for Military Divorce in Florida? Here’s What You Need to Know
    Going through a military divorce comes with a number of laws and issues that don’t necessarily apply to a civilian divorce. If you are a military family facing divorce, it is important to be aware of the specific issues that you face.…
Rank this Week: 3332

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • May 23

    Popular and Current Bankruptcy Book

    Popular and Current Bankruptcy Book
    Bankruptcy is one of the lesser written about areas of the United States Legal system. Next to tax law, bankruptcy law is the utmost complicated forms of law and so seeking out an expert in the form of a bankruptcy attorney will ensure you…
  • May 23

    Can I Short Sell My House After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Short Sell My House After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    This question: can I short sell My House after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, is one bankruptcy attorneys hear often. A better question might be not “Can I” but “should I?” short sell my home after receiving a Chapter 7 debt…
  • May 17

    Should I Hire a Credit Repair Company?

    Should I Hire a Credit Repair Company?
    Caveat emptor is Latin for “let the buyer beware”, a perfect caution to anyone considering hiring a credit repair company in the hopes of improving their credit score. When you hire a credit repair company, you should use the…
Rank this Week: 1779

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
  • May 23

    What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?

    What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?
    Do you think your creditors are using unfair debt collection practices against you? If so, ask yourself the following questions: Are debt collectors hounding you? Does the debt collector call you throughout the day? Have your employer or…
  • May 8

    What to do if You Are Facing a Credit Card Lawsuit in New York

    What to do if You Are Facing a Credit Card Lawsuit in New York
    Lower courts in New York have been nicknamed "the credit card courts" due to the enormous volume of credit card lawsuits brought by banks, lenders, and debt buyers. Many of the cases that make their way through these courts are…
  • Mar 5

    Can I access my lawsuit case information online?

    Can I access my lawsuit case information online?
    NY E-Courts & NYSCEF Depending on the type of matter and the jurisdiction, you may be able to access case information from the comfort of your smart phone or computer. Check the links below to find the system most suitable for your…
Rank this Week: 2505

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
  • May 23

    What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?

    What to do if You Are Being Harassed by Debt Collectors?
    Do you think your creditors are using unfair debt collection practices against you? If so, ask yourself the following questions: Are debt collectors hounding you? Does the debt collector call you throughout the day? Have your employer or…
  • May 8

    What to do if You Are Facing a Credit Card Lawsuit in New York

    What to do if You Are Facing a Credit Card Lawsuit in New York
    Lower courts in New York have been nicknamed "the credit card courts" due to the enormous volume of credit card lawsuits brought by banks, lenders, and debt buyers. Many of the cases that make their way through these courts are…
  • Mar 5

    Can I access my lawsuit case information online?

    Can I access my lawsuit case information online?
    NY E-Courts & NYSCEF Depending on the type of matter and the jurisdiction, you may be able to access case information from the comfort of your smart phone or computer. Check the links below to find the system most suitable for your…
Rank this Week: 1034

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • May 23

    Illinois Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Can Stay in Cook County

    Illinois Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Can Stay in Cook County
    A Chicago federal judge recently granted victory for five Chicago talcum powder plaintiffs with claims against Johnson & Johnson that… Read More The post Illinois Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Can Stay in Cook County appeared first…
  • May 15

    60 Minutes Takes on Gynecological Mesh

    60 Minutes Takes on Gynecological Mesh
    Gynecological mesh (also referred to as pelvic mesh) has become a massive threat to women’s health. Over 100,000 women are… Read More The post 60 Minutes Takes on Gynecological Mesh appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • May 9

    British Govt. Acknowledges ‘Unacceptable’ Risks of Vaginal Mesh

    British Govt. Acknowledges ‘Unacceptable’ Risks of Vaginal Mesh
    Vaginal mesh is a torturous medical device that has caused irreparable harm to countless women. We’ve witnessed the damage it… Read More The post British Govt. Acknowledges ‘Unacceptable’ Risks of Vaginal Mesh…
Rank this Week: 2718

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/
  • May 21

    Pay for Suspended Teachers in New Jersey

    Pay for Suspended Teachers in New Jersey
    Under New Jersey employment law, specifically Section 6-14 of Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes, tenured teachers may be suspended on disciplinary charges with or without pay while their tenure charges are pending a determination. …
  • May 16

    Construction Lien Law: Timing is Key

    Construction Lien Law: Timing is Key
    McLaughlin & Nardi’s New Jersey construction attorneys represent owners, contractors and building suppliers in the prosecution and defense of construction lien claims. As discussed in McLaughlin & Nardi’s overview of…
  • May 14

    Executors Should Protect Themselves By Properly Closing Out the Estate

    Executors Should Protect Themselves By Properly Closing Out the Estate
    The last acts of an Executor of an estate are often making final distributions to the beneficiaries of the estate.  But beware, in New Jersey, before making distributions, an Executor should require each beneficiary to provide a properly…
Rank this Week: 3597

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • May 21

    Is Your Pharmacy Tattling on You to Your Doctor?

    Is Your Pharmacy Tattling on You to Your Doctor?
    This week’s story questions whether a druggist who believes that a patient is not taking their prescription should squeal on them directly to their doctor. A couple of weeks ago, MrConsumer got an unexpected letter from his primary care…
  • May 14

    The String Attached to Discover’s Free FICO Score Offer

    The String Attached to Discover’s Free FICO Score Offer
    This week in Consumer World we featured an offer from Discover to get a free copy of your genuine FICO credit score. Before you sign up, however, you may want to check their privacy policy, which might better be described as their “not…
  • May 7

    Congratulations, You’ve Won (NOTHING) at Car Dealer

    Congratulations, You’ve Won (NOTHING) at Car Dealer
    Have you ever noticed the way some car dealers advertise to get you into the showroom? They often promote a variety of sweepstakes with terrific prizes. One such car dealer in North Carolina recently ran a “$25,000 Monte Carlo…
Rank this Week: 1279

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • May 19

    REAL ID and Bankruptcy

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

    Getting Rid of Traffic Tickets in Bankruptcy

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

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Do you have a bad car loan? If your car is worth less than what you owe, it might be possible to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lower your balance or interest rate. If other words, you can sometimes “cram down” the principle balance…
Rank this Week: 763

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: 691

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2872

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1397

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

http://www.zamansky.com/news-media/
  • May 14

    Zamansky LLC Investigates the Premium Point Mortgage Credit Fund and the Premium Point New Issue Opportunity Fund

    Zamansky LLC Investigates the Premium Point Mortgage Credit Fund and the Premium Point New Issue Opportunity Fund
    The law firm is investigating Premium Point Investments LLP (“Premium Point”), which managed two hedge funds, the Premium Point Mortgage Credit Fund Ltd. and the Premium Point New Issue Opportunity Fund Ltd.  These funds each…
  • Apr 27

    Reg A+ Cyrptocurrency Offering Earns An F

    Reg A+ Cyrptocurrency Offering Earns An F
    In 2012, Congress passed the Jumpstart our Business Startups or JOBS Act, which was designed to ease capital raising requirements for emerging growth companies which have $1 billion or less in annual revenue. It was a big deal at the time…
  • Apr 20

    SEC Files Charges Against Theranos for Alleged $750 Million Fraud

    SEC Files Charges Against Theranos for Alleged $750 Million Fraud
    In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it has settled charges filed against Theranos and its founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Charges against the company’s former president, Ramesh Balwani, remain…
Rank this Week: 2059

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Will This Debt Trap Continue To Thrive?


    Will This Debt Trap Continue To Thrive?

    Rollbacks in payday loan legislation could allow predatory lenders an advantage, leaving borrowers to remain trapped in loans with a never-ending cycle of fees and collection threats. Under laxer regulation lenders would continue to thrive…
  • May 10

    Parking Garages in Las Vegas Are Prime Breeding Grounds for Slip and Fall Danger

    Parking Garages in Las Vegas Are Prime Breeding Grounds for Slip and Fall Danger
    Las Vegas self-park garages at casinos and hotels often ignore safety issues that put drivers and patrons in danger of injuries from slip and fall accidents. Las Vegas Parking Garages Pose Slip and Fall Dangers Poor Lighting Inadequate, dim…
  • May 7

    Using Criminal History Information May Violate the Rules of the FCRA


    Using Criminal History Information May Violate the Rules of the FCRA

    While it’s not illegal for employers to require a background check on a job applicant or employee, it is important that they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other federal rules and regulations protecting such employees and…
Rank this Week: 1618

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

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

    Financial Scammer Hall of Fame

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

    Why Use a Lawyer?

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

    Invest with Your Broker, Not in Your Broker

    Invest with Your Broker, Not in Your Broker
    We’re seeing a disturbing trend of financial advisers borrowing money from their own clients — a prohibited practice in the investment industry.  Notwithstanding their claimed financial expertise, many brokers and investment…
Rank this Week: 3188

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: 880

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: 2730

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 405

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Do you need financial therapy?

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

    Digital Signatures Allowed in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court

    Digital Signatures Allowed in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court
    Nebraska becomes the first bankruptcy court in the nation to allow debtors to sign bankruptcy petitions digitally. An amendment to Nebraska Rule of Bankruptcy Procedulre 9011-1 became effective February 5 allowing attorney to use services…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2125

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: 171

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

Provides bankruptcy information for people living in Oregon and Washington. By the Northwest Debt Relief Law Firm.

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Keeping Your Refund in a Washington Bankruptcy

    Keeping Your Refund in a Washington Bankruptcy
    Tax time has come again and many Seattle and Tacoma area bankruptcy filers are wondering whether they are going to be able to eliminate their debt and still keep their tax refund.  Thankfully, the answer is generally yes and here…
  • Apr 23

    National Bankruptcy Firm, Upright Law Sanctioned, Punished for Hurting Consumer

    National Bankruptcy Firm, Upright Law Sanctioned, Punished for Hurting Consumer
    Upright Law Sanctioned, a national bankruptcy firm, operating in both Oregon and Washington,  was recently sanctioned and enjoined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for for causing “unconscionable” harm to its clients. The…
  • Apr 19

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?

    Who Files Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington?
    I am sure that in both Oregon and Washington anyway, there are still people who think of bankruptcy as the last refuge of the poor, something that you opt for when your income hits rock bottom such that you can no longer service any of your…
Rank this Week: 4386

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation and class actions.

http://www.pattersondahlberg.com/news-recent-cases/
  • Apr 20

    The Minnesota Family Protection Act

    The Minnesota Family Protection Act
    Many Minnesota residents believe their family members are covered in the case of a boat accident under boat liability insurance. It makes sense because children and other family members who live at the same residence […] The post The…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 1664

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

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

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Apr 16

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

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

    CFPB Requests for Public Comments Foreshadow Possible Large-Scale Change

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

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

    Latest PHH v. CFPB Ruling Brings RESPA and CFPB Enforcement Approaches Back in Focu
    It has been almost easy to forget that the PHH v. CFPB case started life as an appeal of an enforcement action taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for purported violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act…
Rank this Week: 1683

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

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

    LA judge rules that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning for acrylamide
    On March 28, 2018, Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued a proposed statement of decision that would require coffee roasters and retailers to provide Proposition 65 cancer warnings for coffee sold in California. What the case is about…
  • Apr 12

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

    LA judge rules that coffee requires a Proposition 65 warning for acrylamide
    On March 28, 2018, Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued a proposed statement of decision that would require coffee roasters and retailers to provide Proposition 65 cancer warnings for coffee sold in California. What the case is about…
  • Feb 4

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

    The year in review: cosmetics remain target of California VOC enforcement
    A year-end review of the California Air Resource Board’s published enforcement settlements highlights that cosmetics remain a priority for ARB under the General Consumer Products Regulation, which limits the amount of volatile organic…
Rank this Week: 1688

Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

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

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • Apr 3

    California Court Does Not Side With Coffee

    California Court Does Not Side With Coffee
    ** Starbucks and other Coffee Makers Lose Latest Phase of Prop 65 Acrylamide Warning Case **                                         …
  • Mar 28

    Round Up – Round One

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

    Playing Chicken with the USDA

    Playing Chicken with the USDA
    Consumer Groups allege Chicken was laced with “Special K” in False Advertising Case                                         …
Rank this Week: 1968

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Payday Lenders Cut Slack While Charging More Interest Than the Mob

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

    Report: Wells Fargo Tipped Off to Federal OCC Investigation

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

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

    ACLU: Courts are Arresting, Jailing Consumers at Behest of Private Debt Collector
    America’s criminal justice system is being used to enforce private debts. That’s according to a new in-depth investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) into the extent and impact of courts cooperating with the…
Rank this Week: 726

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: 560

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

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

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

    $800,000 Medical Malpractice Verdict

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

    Child Custody Lawyer | Protect Access to Your Child

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

    Dual Tracking as a Defense to Foreclosure

    Dual Tracking as a Defense to Foreclosure
    Dual tracking is an illegal practice where the mortgage servicer attempts to proceed with a foreclosure sale while a complete loan modification application (which was submitted at least 37 days before the scheduled sale) is still under…
Rank this Week: 822

TCPA - Telephone Consumer…

TCPA - Telephone Consumer Protection Act

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

https://tcpa.mobi/blog/
  • Mar 27

    How Often Can Debt Collectors Call?

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

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

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

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

    What Is The Statute Of Limitations To File A TCPA Lawsuit?
    WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A TCPA LAWSUIT? A statute of limitations is the period of time from the date of the violation to the deadline for filing a lawsuit or the lawsuit will be time barred. “Time barred” is another…
Rank this Week: 1862

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

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

    Use of Focus Groups to Gauge Impact of Evidence

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

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification
    It never hurts to understand your adversary. Medical debt relating to unplanned hospital visits can result in the financial dispute of your life. But as in any other collection cases, defenses exist! A little effort goes a long way. The…
  • Nov 17

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

    Collection Defense: Tips & Hacks #4 (Vacate Judgment, Debt-buyers, Court Rules, Asset Recovery Solutions, LLC)
    Inspired from our business facebook page, we delightfully offer some points and rules to use in your collection defense. The New York City Civil Court system has been dubbed, "the credit card courts" because of the proliferation of debt-buyer…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
Rank this Week: 3938

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Mar 6

    Soft Tissue Cervical and Lumbar Sprain/Strain Whiplash Injuries in North Carolina

    Soft Tissue Cervical and Lumbar Sprain/Strain Whiplash Injuries in North Carolina
    The truth is that even many violent automobile collisions do not result in catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, torn muscles, or brain injuries. The majority of North Carolinians involved in car accidents and 18 wheeler crashes are…
  • Feb 28

    Pelvic Fractures Resulting from North Carolina Automobile Collision

    Pelvic Fractures Resulting from North Carolina Automobile Collision
    While pelvic fractures are not an overly common result of car accidents and tractor trailer wrecks, they certainly can happen as a result of high impact collisions. Pelvic fractures themselves make up only about 3% of all adult fractures.…
  • Feb 22

    Torn and Detached Retina Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina

    Torn and Detached Retina Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina
    High velocity automobile crashes can injure just about any part of the human body and the eyes are no exception. Among the eye injuries that a person can suffer in a tractor trailer or car wreck is a torn retina or a detached retina. These…
Rank this Week: 4380

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 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…
Rank this Week: 3421

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: 3974