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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Dec 12

    Should consumers “beware” social media as a trap for the unwary?

    Should consumers “beware” social media as a trap for the unwary?
    by Paul Alan Levy Eugene Volokh has a short article this morning about the brief concurring opinion filed by an appellate judge in Breen v. Holmes , 2017 WL 6133325 (La. App. Dec. 7, 2017). The case concerned statements made...
  • Dec 12

    Which toys are hazardous to kids?

    Which toys are hazardous to kids?
    As we enter into the holiday season's orgy of consumerism, you will want to avoid buying toys that risk killing or maiming kids. U.S. PIRG has published it's 32nd annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, to help you do...
  • Dec 12

    Consumer Federation of America: Here's how to avoid being duped into buying a flood-damaged car

    Consumer Federation of America: Here's how to avoid being duped into buying a flood-damaged car
    Many flood-damaged cars are all over the country in light of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and some of them are being foisted on unsuspecting consumers. The Consumer Federation of America has some tips to avoid being duped.
Rank this Week: 67

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

http://www.zamansky.com/news-media/
  • Dec 12

    Sexual Harassment Fallout For Investor

    Sexual Harassment Fallout For Investor
    Recent news headlines have revealed that leading politicians, entertainers and prominent business people allegedly have engaged in sexual harassment and assault. The Weinstein Company, a prominent film production company, is in financial dire…
  • Nov 27

    Are Retail Investors Heading For The Exit?

    Are Retail Investors Heading For The Exit?
    Retail investors who have recovered most of their losses from the 2008 financial crisis seem to be getting skittish about the market. According to The Wall Street Journal, investors pulled money out of junk-bond funds at a near record pace…
  • Nov 17

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby
    Hurricane Maria has inflicted tremendous suffering on the Island of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million inhabitants. Conditions are still perilous almost two months after the storm. Puerto Rico’s people face a lack of potable water, no…
Rank this Week: 1302

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/
  • Dec 12

    New Jersey Whistleblower

    New Jersey Whistleblower
    New Jersey employment law protects employees who object to or report illegal conduct by their employers.  New Jersey’s whistleblower protections, particularly the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, have been recognized as the…
  • Dec 7

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?
    The short answer is: yes. To understand why you should have title insurance, you must first understand what “title” is.  When you purchase real estate, at the closing you receive “title” to the…
  • Nov 29

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim
    Disputes over construction projects can be costly, time-consuming, complex and unpredictable endeavors.  Arbitration is a mechanism often used to avoid these pitfalls by many in New Jersey construction law.  Attorneys from our firm…
Rank this Week: 3634

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: 338

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 12

    Knit-picking right of publicity question of the day

    Knit-picking right of publicity question of the day
    I'm learning to knit, and at the local store I encountered this charming pin:Does Arnold Palmer have any recourse against the "yarnold palmer"?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 12

    I'm a judge, not a media theorist, Jim: NFU doesn't protect use of Dr. Seuss font in mashup case

    I'm a judge, not a media theorist, Jim: NFU doesn't protect use of Dr. Seuss font in mashup case
    Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. v. ComicMix LLC, No. 16-CV-2779 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2017) Though the court dismissed the first trademark/copyright infringement complaint against this Star Trek/Dr. Seuss mashup, the amended complaint…
  • Dec 12

    DMCA exemption survey: for vidders and other remixer

    DMCA exemption survey: for vidders and other remixer
    Take an 8-minute survey and help make the #DMCA decryption exemptions more user-friendly for vidders: bit.ly/2nEfY8j http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 117

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Dec 12

    DOJ sides with Lucia against the SEC in dispute over whether ALJs are inferior officer

    DOJ sides with Lucia against the SEC in dispute over whether ALJs are inferior officer
    The Supreme Court is considering a cert petition requesting that it hear the Lucia case, which we have blogged about extensively due to its potential impact on the outcome of the PHH case. Significantly, the DOJ recently filed a brief in the…
  • Dec 11

    Five amicus briefs in support of Leandra English filed in CFPB Acting Director dispute

    Five amicus briefs in support of Leandra English filed in CFPB Acting Director dispute
    Five amicus briefs were filed last Friday in support of the motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Leandra English in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mick Mulvaney, has the legal right to serve as CFPB Acting…
  • Dec 11

    Bipartisan bill to provide “true lender” fix introduced in House

    Bipartisan bill to provide “true lender” fix introduced in House
    A bipartisan group of five House members introduced a bill (H.R. 4439) last month that is intended to address the so-called “true lender” issue, which creates risk with respect to some loans made by banks with substantial…
Rank this Week: 707

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: 2867

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi

    What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi
    Equal pay issues continue to be a focus for new state legislation and of the private plaintiff’s bar. Watch our five minute video on how employers can best position themselves to defend against claims of compensation discrimination.…
  • Dec 8

    Recall Roundup: November

    Recall Roundup: November
    This past month, several key recalls were made that affect the retail industry. Check back here each month for our Recall Roundup.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 29

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    These past two weeks, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2396

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: 3359

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Dec 11

    The Case of the Missing Almond

    The Case of the Missing Almond
    MrConsumer recently bought a bag of Nutty Naturals trail mix. According to the label, it was a mix with almonds as the primary ingredient followed by cranberries, sunflower seeds, peanuts and chocolate chips. What could be bad? After munching…
  • Nov 27

    Some Retailers Misled Shoppers on Black Friday Saving

    Some Retailers Misled Shoppers on Black Friday Saving
    [Note: The next new Mouse Print* story will be December 11.] For both Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, retailers know that shoppers love a bargain, so the bigger the savings they can claim, the more sales they will likely ring up. Telling…
  • Nov 20

    Thanks for Nothing:P.C. Richard’s Black Friday Price Guarantee

    Thanks for Nothing:P.C. Richard’s Black Friday Price Guarantee
    It is rare to find any retailer offering to match competitors’ prices on Black Friday, but New York area appliance discount chain P.C. Richard & Son is advertising just that. Wow. Walmart did this a few years ago, but has not since.…
Rank this Week: 1850

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Dec 10

    A Brand New PopTort Pop Quiz - Just in Time for the Holidays!

    A Brand New PopTort Pop Quiz - Just in Time for the Holidays!
    “Tis the season for … a new Medical Malpractice Briefing Book from the Center for Justice & Democracy! And that can mean only one thing – a brand new PopTort Pop Quiz, just in time to celebrate the holidays! (Knock...
  • Nov 21

    Robot Cars – The Scariest Show on Earth

    Robot Cars – The Scariest Show on Earth
    The auto industry has always been dedicated to providing U.S. motorists with world-class thrills. Takata exploding airbags! Cars that suddenly shut off at 70 miles an hour! More and more crashes here compared to the rest of the world!…
  • Nov 7

    The Meaning of Class Actions to Sexual Harassment Victim

    The Meaning of Class Actions to Sexual Harassment Victim
    In 2016, Valeant settled with 225 female sales representatives who had been subjected to “unwelcome sexually-charged ‘jokes’ and commentary, name-calling, and offensive stereotypical comments about women, pregnancy, and…
Rank this Week: 934

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    OCC: Wells Fargo a “Repeat Offender” Against Consumer Right

    OCC: Wells Fargo a “Repeat Offender” Against Consumer Right
    A recent letter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency slams Wells Fargo & Co., and warns it may be taking federal enforcement action against the financial institution for a host of wrongs in its mortgage and auto insurance…
  • Dec 7

    Equifax Breach Effects Being Felt By Consumer

    Equifax Breach Effects Being Felt By Consumer
    Stolen consumer data from Equifax is reportedly being used by criminals, who heisted the information to apply for student loans, credit cards and even mortgages. The Chicago Tribune reports a class action lawsuit alleges this, as well as…
  • Dec 5

    Student Loan Debt Leaves Workers Unable to Make a Living

    Student Loan Debt Leaves Workers Unable to Make a Living
    Student loan debt has reached astronomical highs in recent years, and now, The New York Times is reporting on a phenomenon that’s making it even harder for borrowers to keep up. In 19 states, when you fail to keep up with your student…
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Dec 8

    Aurelius v. The Control Board: What is Going On? (Part II)

    Aurelius v. The Control Board: What is Going On? (Part II)
    First, thanks to all of you who emailed and commented with possible answers as to what the Aurelius strategy in challenging the constitutionality of the Puerto Rican Control Board might be (the subject of Part I). My favorite answer was...
  • Dec 4

    Odious Debts: A New Book

    Odious Debts: A New Book
    Classes are over, which means that I get to finally open some of the fun books that I've been meaning to read. Most of what I read is too low brow for me to have the courage to mention here....
  • Dec 2

    Aurelius v. Puerto Rico's Control Board: What's the Game?

    Aurelius v. Puerto Rico's Control Board: What's the Game?
    While most of the sovereign debt world is focused on Mr. Maduro’s shenanigans in Venezuela, a fascinating litigation is playing out in federal district court in Puerto Rico. Aurelius, a hedge fund known to many of us because of the...
Rank this Week: 130

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: 347

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/
  • Dec 8

    Ex-Financial Adviser Settles Private Equity Fund Fraud Charges in Texa

    Ex-Financial Adviser Settles Private Equity Fund Fraud Charges in Texa
    James C. Tao, an ex-financial adviser, has settled civil charges accusing him of bilking investors in a private equity fund. It was the US Securities and Exchange Commission that brought the Texas investment fraud charges against him. Among…
  • Dec 6

    10 Four Points Capital Partners Customers Lose $574K Because of Alleged Broker Fraud

    10 Four Points Capital Partners Customers Lose $574K Because of Alleged Broker Fraud
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil charges against two brokers for allegedly making unsuitable trades that made them money while costing investors. According to the regulator’s complaint, Zachary Berkey and Daniel…
  • Dec 4

    Woodbridge Files For Bankruptcy, Misses Payments Due to Investor

    Woodbridge Files For Bankruptcy, Misses Payments Due to Investor
    Already under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for financial fraud, the Woodbridge Group of Companies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to InvestmentNews, this move comes a week after the…
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • Dec 8

    ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Pick

    ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Pick
    Interactive Advertising Bureau Releases Technical Standard to Facilitate Disclosure and Consent in Digital Advertising IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order
    The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn. On November 22, 2017, the FCC released a draft of the Internet Freedom Order,1 which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order
    The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn. On November 22, 2017, the FCC released a draft of the Internet Freedom Order,1 which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 1480

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided

    Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided
    A fairly common problem area for homeowners association communities is the use of lawn signs by residents, especially during election season.  When HOAs attempt to crack down on the use of signs in accordance with their governing…
  • Nov 14

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association
    In the pursuit of association fraud and embezzlement, one of the most important aspects of the major legislation that was adopted earlier this year is the law’s effort to curb conflicts of interest by association board members and…
  • Nov 13

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
Rank this Week: 3115

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: 136

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Las Vegas [infographic]

    Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Las Vegas [infographic]
    The Spaghetti Bowl, a highly-traveled freeway interchange, is likely the most dangerous place to drive in Las Vegas. Since its completion in 1968, the Spaghetti Bowl has been linked to serious accidents and injuries from car collisions,…
  • Nov 27

    Beware of Student Loan Debt Relief Operation

    Beware of Student Loan Debt Relief Operation
    Consumers searching for student loan debt relief solutions should be wary of outlandish promises and claims that don’t stand up to scrutiny. These scams can damage an individual’s credit, drain savings accounts and leave borrowers…
  • Nov 22

    Prosecuting an Injury Claim Against a Friend or Family Member

    Prosecuting an Injury Claim Against a Friend or Family Member
    Victims of injuries that occur in the homes of friends or family members can file injury claims and seek compensation for damages under the homeowner’s insurance policy. Household Injuries In the U.S., over 10 million people end up in…
Rank this Week: 1749

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Dec 6

    Natural Alternatives to Testosterone Medication

    Natural Alternatives to Testosterone Medication
    Testosterone is a hormone that plays a critical role in men’s health, from maintaining muscle mass and bone density to… Read More The post Natural Alternatives to Testosterone Medication appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • Nov 20

    The Fate of the CFPB is Now in Donald Trump’s Hand

    The Fate of the CFPB is Now in Donald Trump’s Hand
    “Buyer beware” is a phrase we’re all familiar with. And while being responsible consumers is in everyone’s best interest, there’s… Read More The post The Fate of the CFPB is Now in Donald…
  • Nov 16

    Be Aware of Pyramid Scheme

    Be Aware of Pyramid Scheme
    Most people have heard of pyramid schemes and know that they are an evil to be avoided.  However, fewer people… Read More The post Be Aware of Pyramid Schemes appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
Rank this Week: 2813

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation and class actions.

http://www.pattersondahlberg.com/news-recent-cases/
  • 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…
  • Nov 23

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247 Million Over DePuy Pinnacle Hip 

    Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247 Million Over DePuy Pinnacle Hip 
    November 22, 2017 As attorneys investigate lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics concerning the DePuy Attune knee replacement system, a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay almost $250 million to…
Rank this Week: 1482

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

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

    Ohio Bankruptcy Exemption

    Ohio Bankruptcy Exemption
    For those filing Ohio bankruptcy, you must use Ohio’s state bankruptcy exemptions; you cannot use the exemptions established by federal law. The good news is that Ohio offers a much more generous homestead exemption, an exemption you…
  • Nov 29

    What is Credit Card Debt Consolidation?

    What is Credit Card Debt Consolidation?
    If you find yourself with multiple credit card balances, making individual payments on several bills every month, each with their own high interest rates, you may have considered a credit card consolidation. It’s important to remember…
  • Nov 27

    Cumulus Media Inc. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Cumulus Media Inc. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Media pundits and financial experts have been keeping a close eye on Cumulus Media Inc. over the last 18 to 24 months, with many of them predicting the ultimate bankruptcy of the media behemoth. This week, the Atlanta, GA based radio and…
Rank this Week: 2464

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: 2062

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
  • Dec 1

    Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP

    Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP
    In April 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Weltman, Weinberg and Reis regarding their pre-litigation debt collection practices. The suit alleges that Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. misled some…
  • Nov 20

    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companie

    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companie
    You’ve probably heard or seen advertisements featuring buzzword phrases such as “Don’t let credit card companies trick you into thinking you have to pay all your debt back!” and “Consolidate your debts into…
  • Nov 10

    Can I Declare Bankruptcy if I Don't Own Any Assets?

    Can I Declare Bankruptcy if I Don't Own Any Assets?
    We are occasionally approached by clients who aren’t sure of what they can do when they need to declare bankruptcy, but don’t own much in the way of property and assets. For starters, they have a high amount of debt, but to…
Rank this Week: 1417

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
  • Dec 1

    Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP

    Case Update: CFPB v. Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. LLP
    In April 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit against Weltman, Weinberg and Reis regarding their pre-litigation debt collection practices. The suit alleges that Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co. misled some…
  • Nov 20

    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companie

    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companie
    You’ve probably heard or seen advertisements featuring buzzword phrases such as “Don’t let credit card companies trick you into thinking you have to pay all your debt back!” and “Consolidate your debts into…
  • Nov 10

    Can I Declare Bankruptcy if I Don't Own Any Assets?

    Can I Declare Bankruptcy if I Don't Own Any Assets?
    We are occasionally approached by clients who aren’t sure of what they can do when they need to declare bankruptcy, but don’t own much in the way of property and assets. For starters, they have a high amount of debt, but to…
Rank this Week: 2217

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: 557

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/
Rank this Week: 926

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: 1299

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: 2065

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Nov 27

    Ocwen Loan Servicing Settles Class Action Law Suit for $17.5 Million

    Ocwen Loan Servicing Settles Class Action Law Suit for $17.5 Million
    Ocwen Loan Servicing recently settled a consumer protection class action lawsuit for $17.5 million for allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making robocalls to its customers without their prior express…
  • Aug 29

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

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

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence
    There are hundreds to thousands of United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks operating every day on the roads in North Carolina. The employees who operate these trucks can drive negligently and cause serious automobile collisions and bodily…
Rank this Week: 4439

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 57

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Nov 20

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification

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

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

    Collection Defense: Tips & Hacks #4 (Vacate Judgment, Debt-buyers, Court Rules, Asset Recovery Solutions, LLC)
    Inspired from our business facebook page, we delightfully offer some points and rules to use in your collection defense. The New York City Civil Court system has been dubbed, "the credit card courts" because of the proliferation of debt-buyer…
  • Nov 15

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point
    Receive a wage garnishment? Bank account frozen? Bothered by a judgment? If you are not in the position to hire us, although we always like to hear from you, I want you to understand some points under New York Law. To vacate a default…
Rank this Week: 2941

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record and Who Can See It?

    What’s Included in My Bankruptcy Record and Who Can See It?
    Many people are concerned with the negative stigma that surrounds bankruptcy. They want to know who will find out if they decide to file. While a bankruptcy is publicly recorded, typically only creditors or bankruptcy attorneys will actually…
  • Nov 10

    Will a Trust Protect My Assets in Bankruptcy?

    Will a Trust Protect My Assets in Bankruptcy?
    When filing bankruptcy, you’re probably concerned with safeguarding certain important assets. Will establishing a trust protect your assets from creditors? The answer will depend on several factors, including the type of trust you have.…
  • Nov 6

    Gay Adoption in Florida

    Gay Adoption in Florida
    It’s hard to believe that gay adoption was completely illegal for over 30 years in the state of Florida. But in 2010, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that the law prohibiting LGBT adoption was unconstitutional. Still, the adoption…
Rank this Week: 3448

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/
  • Nov 14

    Todd Murray featured in Kare 11 story about fraudulent sale of damaged car

    Todd Murray featured in Kare 11 story about fraudulent sale of damaged car
    Kare 11 recently ran an investigative report about how Minnesota’s lax vehicle title laws could lead to a surge in flood cars and other damaged vehicles being sold in Minnesota. Our own Todd Murray was featured in the story and shared…
  • Nov 14

    How to avoid buying a flood car

    How to avoid buying a flood car
    It’s expected that thousands of cars damaged in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be put on the used car market in the coming months. These flood cars will be cleaned up, repaired, and shipped across the country. Because of our…
  • Sep 25

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the infamous entity known as National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. The lawsuit points to three main allegations against NCSLT: (1) it sued people for debts that…
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Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.debtfreecolorado.com/denver-bankruptcy-lawyer-blog/
  • Nov 13

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer
    Offers for debt settlement and debt repayment plans often sound too-good-to-be-true. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you…
  • Dec 7

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

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

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question
    How Does a Bankruptcy Affect my Credit Score? If you’ve been doing a great job making payments on your debts, bankruptcy will have a significant impact on your credit score in the short term. However, by the time you start…
Rank this Week: 3603

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/
  • Nov 12

    Proposition 65 Listed Chemical update

    Proposition 65 Listed Chemical update
    Here is the latest roundup of Proposition 65 chemical issues looming on the horizon for consumer products. Reminder: warnings are required 12 months after the listing effective date, assuming that there is an exposure, and the exposure…
  • Oct 25

    California enacts law requiring cleaning product ingredient disclosure

    California enacts law requiring cleaning product ingredient disclosure
    California has enacted Senate Bill 258, the “Cleaning Products Right to Know Act of 2017.” SB 258 requires cleaning product manufacturers to disclose the ingredients of their products to consumers. The bill is a victory for…
  • Oct 25

    California enacts law requiring cleaning product ingredient disclosure

    California enacts law requiring cleaning product ingredient disclosure
    California has enacted Senate Bill 258, the “Cleaning Products Right to Know Act of 2017.” SB 258 requires cleaning product manufacturers to disclose the ingredients of their products to consumers. The bill is a victory for…
Rank this Week: 2595

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers consumer law issues, such as car dealership fraud, pay plan lawsuits, lemon law, and recalls. By The Law Office of Jonathan Rudnick LLC.

http://www.newjerseylemonlawlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4029

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Nov 7

    Michigan No Fault Divorce

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

    Roadside Drug Testing

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

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
Rank this Week: 4239

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Debt validation letter

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

    A voicemail can be a debt collection violation

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

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

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

Maryland Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.ostendorflaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 30

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

    How To Stop Foreclosure When The Lender Does Not Grant A Loan Modification
    A homeowner can stop foreclosure when the lender does not grant a loan modification that should be granted. This situation often arises when the homeowner makes the required payments under a temporary loan modification agreement with the…
Rank this Week: 3371

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?

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

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

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2
    This is Part 2 of an article we posted last week on former NBA-great, Tim Duncan, where we introduced the investing lessons that could be gleaned from Duncan’s relationship with his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks, who was…
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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/
Rank this Week: 536

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 29

    Odometer Rollback Lawsuit Provides Justice for our Client

    Odometer Rollback Lawsuit Provides Justice for our Client
    Our client was interested in purchasing a pickup truck.  He went to a local dealership where he saw one that he was told could pull his trailer.  He was told that the vehicle was inspected and was just what he was looking for. …
  • Oct 27

    Car Dealer Fraud Results in Client Recovering Money Damage

    Car Dealer Fraud Results in Client Recovering Money Damage
    Our client purchased a car from a car dealer, and paid them her down payment.  She was then told to go to a different dealer, who finished the paperwork, including financing from a credit union.  She made payments on the car for…
  • Oct 25

    Auto Fraud Lawsuit Against Car Dealer Allows Client to Recover his Money

    Auto Fraud Lawsuit Against Car Dealer Allows Client to Recover his Money
    Our client was looking for a new car at a local dealership.  He provided his employment and income information to the dealership.  The dealer told him he was approved for the new car.  He traded-in his car, which was fully paid…
Rank this Week: 4339

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 25

    Oregon, Bankruptcy and Marijuana

    Oregon, Bankruptcy and Marijuana
    So you were in the marijuana business or worked in it and things didn’t work out. Now you are thinking about filing bankruptcy and wonder what effect, if any, your former business or employer is going to have on you.  As…
  • Oct 23

    The Phantom Bankruptcy Discharge for the Washington Non-filing Spouse

    The Phantom Bankruptcy Discharge for the Washington Non-filing Spouse
    A little known secret about bankruptcy in Washington is that you can get most of the benefits of a bankruptcy discharge even if your spouse filed and you don’t. This is so because of Section 523(a)(5) of the bankruptcy code, a little…
Rank this Week: 957

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://consumerfinance.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 27

    Senate Overturns CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

    Senate Overturns CFPB’s Arbitration Rule
    On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau’s (CFPB) rule prohibiting arbitration clauses containing class actions bans. Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 tie. All Republicans,…
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Runs From Date of Closing

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Statute of Limitations for Negligent Appraisal Runs From Date of Closing
    When making a loan secured by a mortgage on residential real property, lenders typically order an appraisal and rely upon the value provided by that appraisal. How quickly must a lender sue an appraiser if the appraisal was negligently…
  • Sep 1

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company
    On August 30, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Prime Marketing Holdings L.L.C. filed their proposed stipulated final judgment and order in United States District Court, the Central District of California to resolve a…
Rank this Week: 1815