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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

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

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

    Reading list: the consumer in TM law

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

    Right of publicity question of the day

    Right of publicity question of the day
    Restaurant: Thelonious Monkfishhttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 132

Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

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

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • May 9

    Are You Shipping Me! Is Delivery Charging The Next Big Thing In Consumer Class Actions?

    Are You Shipping Me! Is Delivery Charging The Next Big Thing In Consumer Class Actions?
    ** Shipping and Handling Case Dismissed in California – Beginning of the End? **                                            …
  • Apr 27

    Healthy Consciou

    Healthy Consciou
    ** FDA Updating Requirements for “Healthy” Claims on Food Labeling ** One of the trending areas we have blogged about last year was “healthy” claims in food labelling becoming the new “all natural”…
  • Apr 5

    Sugar in Missouri

    Sugar in Missouri
    ** Do we have a new “sue-me” State for Food and Class Litigators? **                                          …
Rank this Week: 1998

Against Bill Collectors

Against Bill Collectors

Covers illegal bill collection or debt collection. By Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons, P.A.

http://againstbillcollectors.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Ohio Law Firm Sued for Deceptive Debt Collection Practice

    Ohio Law Firm Sued for Deceptive Debt Collection Practice
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is suing an Ohio law firm. The suit claims that Weltman, Weinber & Reis made collection calls and sent collection letters to millions of consumers stating that attorneys were…
  • Jan 5

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter

    Payday Lender Fined for Deceptive Ads and Collection Letter
    Moneytree, a payday lender, has been fined for deceptive advertising and collection letters.   Moneytree is alleged to have misled consumers with its online ads regarding charges to cash income tax-refund checks.  Some of the…
  • Apr 29

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice

    NJ Law Firm Fined for Abusive Debt Collection Practice
    The law firm of Pressler & Pressler of Parisppany, New Jersey has been fined $1 million for filing debt collection lawsuits without thoroughly investigating the evidence.  Many of the cases were based on flimsy or non-existent…
Rank this Week: 3893

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: 1387

Alaska Backwoods Lawyer

Alaska Backwoods Lawyer

Covers the practice of consumer rights law from the Alaska wilderness. By Paul H. Bratton.

http://backwoodslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 12

    Rep. Gara Introduces Bill to Protect Salmon Streams and Water Sources from Toxic Pesticide

    Rep. Gara Introduces Bill to Protect Salmon Streams and Water Sources from Toxic Pesticide
    Juneau, AK - This week, Representative Les Gara introduced legislation (HB 201) which, if passed, would protect salmon streams and drinking water sources from toxic pesticides by establishing buffer zones. HB 201 would establish important…
  • Oct 2

    9th Circuit Panel Halts PortMac Rail Extension

    9th Circuit Panel Halts PortMac Rail Extension
    Anchorage, AK- Alaska families and salmon fisheries won a major court victory this week when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that all construction related to the controversial Port MacKenzie rail project is to be halted pending full…
  • Jul 24

    Alaska Agency to Block Public Review of Public Pesticide Project

    Alaska Agency to Block Public Review of Public Pesticide Project
    Go to Commentary to see the Alaska Dispatch op-ed on the Parnell administration's latest move to facilitate more herbicides in our salmon streams and families bodies.
Rank this Week: 4134

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4612

California Consumer Protection Law…

California Consumer Protection Law Blog

Covers California consumer protection issues, including debt collection and repossession. By the Law Offices of Brandon A. Block.

http://www.bblocklaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act

    California’s New Fair Debt Buying Practices Act
    California’s Fair Debt Buying Practices Act is now effective, as of January 1, 2014. It applies to any consumer debt sold or resold on or after January 1, 2014. The Fair Debt Buying Practices Act restricts the written statements debt…
  • Feb 1

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act

    California State Senate Passes Fair Debt Buyer Practices Act
    The California State Senate has passed the Fair Debt Buyers Practices Act, which will require purchasers of consumer debt (“debt buyers”) to provide documentary evidence to consumers in order to ensure that their collection efforts are…
  • Nov 11

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate

    Denial of The Right to Reinstate
    An earlier post details the two rights a California consumer generally has to get his or her car back following repossession or voluntary surrender of a car. To recap, the first right is to “reinstate” the car loan by paying all amounts…
Rank this Week: 2684

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

Covers consumer credit law. By Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLC.

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1386

California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

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

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

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector

    Ringless Voice Mail and Debt Collector
    You take a break at work and find some voice mail messages. The weird thing is that your phone did not ring. How did these messages get here? Lilian Min at Cosmopolitan covers this in a new story she has...
  • Jan 8

    Debt Collection is #1 Again - In Complaint

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

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Dismisses 2 Case
    In what is good news for one of my clients, she was sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in 2 separate cases. The lawsuits were filed in 2012 for two alleged credit card debts. She denied she owed any money to...
Rank this Week: 1010

California Foreclosure Blog

California Foreclosure Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure. By Jason S. Buckingham.

http://jasonbuckingham.activerain.com/
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jan 6

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid

    New year, new focus: it's job stability, stupid
    Happy (?) New Year everybody. First off, a toast: here's to getting out of the last decade. We had multiple bubble market bursts (lest we forget the dot-com burst of 2000-2001), and the US entered the world of post-terrorism (in)security. I…
  • Jul 21

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation

    Phoenix mini-bubble: (more) market manipulation
    AP put out a story yesterday about "bidding wars" that are affecting home values in the greater Phoenix area. The article states that in several markets throughout the country, prices on bank-owned homes are being inflated by a combination of…
Rank this Week: 3709

California Lemon Law Blog

California Lemon Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle

    Corroding Circuit Boards Behind Recall of 193,000 Chevrolet Vehicle
    According to an ABC News Report, General Motors (GM), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling 193,652 vehicles due to a circuit board corrosion problem that can endanger…
Rank this Week: 353

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers California lemon law. By Mark F. Anderson.

http://www.californialemonlawlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reported on a disturbing development. Hyundai inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opted out within 90 days, any lemon law claims could only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Dec 6

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner
    In a NY Times story Christopher Jensen reports on a disturbing development. Hyundai has inserted a force arbitration clause in its warranty. Unless a buyer opts out within 90 days, any lemon law claims may only be brought in an arbitration…
  • Nov 13

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc
    Carfax has a new site where consumers can get accident reports filed by some law enforcement agencies. It is Crashdocs.org. You just need the date and city where the accident took place to get a copy of the police report that is on file with…
Rank this Week: 4252

California Lemon Law News

California Lemon Law News

Coveres issues related to lemon vehicles in California. By Barnes & Farrell.

http://www.lemonlaw-attorneys.com
Rank this Week: 4417

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 222

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Chinese Hotel Law Blog

Covers consumer law. By Hotel Lawyer Jim Butler & the Hotel Law Attorneys of the Global Hospitality Group.

http://www.chinesehotellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2482

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Class Action Attorneys Blog

Covers employment law and consumer class-action cases. By Pogust Braslow Millrood.

http://www.classactionattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
  • Oct 18

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?

    Getting Paid for Security Screenings?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit heard the case of Busk, et al. v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.. The claims were brought by former employees who were subjected to security screenings by the company to curb employee theft of retail…
Rank this Week: 4280

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Discusses consumer law, class action lawsuits, advertising law, business law, copyright, and other topics. By Khorrami, LLP.

https://consumeradvocatelegalupdate.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic

    Class Action Lawsuit against Gap and Banana Republic for Misleading Sales Tactic
    Have you ever planned to make a purchase of an item solely because you thought it was on sale, only to find out at the cash register that the item is being sold at full-price? If so, you are not alone. Consumers in California have banned…
  • Nov 17

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 2388

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company

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

    Implications of the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule

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

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

    3 Takeaways from the CFPB’s Report on Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry
    On April 27, 2017, the CFPB issued a report on strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in the mortgage industry. The report identifies what many people are already aware of, a company that promotes and encourages a culture of…
Rank this Week: 923

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 3940

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Sep 18

    More details on how the Equifax hack happened

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

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

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

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

    Helaine Olen: Equifax messed up. And yet we have to clean up the me
    Here, in the LA Times. Excerpt: First, visit the company’s often crashing Web page to check if your information was compromised. Then decide whether to sign up for the one year of free credit monitoring, * * * Next, the...
Rank this Week: 89

Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law

    New Jersey passes new drivers license swipe law
    In enacting the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (S-1913), New Jersey joins a growing minority of states with so-called “swipe laws.” New Jersey’s law generally aligns with swipe laws in the approximately…
Rank this Week: 2039

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT…

COPYRIGHT LAW and COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

Reporting on news that affects copyright law, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, fraud and identity theft in the U.S. and abroad. Published by the editors and writers of ResearchCopyright.com

http://researchcopyright.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective

    Copyright Infringement Basics - A Copyright Lawyer's Perspective
    By Enrico SchaeferFew legal principles inspire more confusion than copyright law. Our copyright lawyers often spend as much time educating our clients as we do digging into their specific legal issues. Copyright law, like other intellectual…
  • Jul 17

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?

    Google Images for Royalty Free Photos?
    By Stephen BrowneSearching Google Images is a great way to locate very targeted photos, artwork, drawings, logos, banners, and just about any other type of graphical image you can imagine.With Google's Advanced Image Search feature, anyone…
  • Jul 17

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book

    How to Research the Copyright Status of a Book
    By Steven ChabotteWhen seeking US published works in the public domain, there is a gray area from 1923 to 1963 where the book may or may not be in the public domain.
Rank this Week: 3954

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Sep 16

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

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

    Update on ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Commission

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

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform

    A Quiet Revolution in Pension Reform
    A historic vote was announced overnight that signals a new era for large pension reform. As is often the case, "reform" here means that ordinary, hard-working folks will suffer a significant amount of pain as big companies are…
Rank this Week: 190

David F. Sugarman

David F. Sugarman

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

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

    VW “Clean” Diesel Fraud: A new approach

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

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package

    VW Clean Diesel Fraud and the “Goodwill” Package
    I spent most of last week at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in San Antonio. Among the many benefits is the chance to visit with colleagues who are the best consumer-side advocates in the country. I caught up with my…
  • Nov 10

    VW Customer Care Diesel Fraud: Hello South Dakota

    VW Customer Care Diesel Fraud: Hello South Dakota
    Volkswagen announced its customer care program for consumers cheated by the clean diesel fraud. The program gives consumers who register a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 dealer coupon, and three years of free roadside assistance. The last two…
Rank this Week: 4531

Davids' Blog

Davids' Blog

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

http://www.pspc.com
  • Dec 31

    Signing off

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

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

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

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college

    Western Culinary Institute and the trouble with for-profit college
    Brent Hunsberger, a business columnist at The Oregonian,  writes here about the trouble with for-profit colleges.  He devotes a fair amount of his attention to Western Culinary Institute, or as it’s now called, Le Cordon Bleu in…
Rank this Week: 959

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

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

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question

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

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

    Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income by State – After April 1, 2017
    Your household income is an important element in determining whether you are eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and calculating the payment amount and duration of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan. The bankruptcy means test…
Rank this Week: 1015

FDCPAlaw

FDCPAlaw

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

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

    Senate Moves to Severely Restrict Payday Loan

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

    Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

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

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

    Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., is a debt collection agency that trades in the junk debt markets.  It purchases old, defaulted consumer debts from credit card…
Rank this Week: 904

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

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

    What are the Parental Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Florida?

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

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida

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

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?
    If you and your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are required to file jointly. Married couples can, in fact, file separately. When filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville, married couples have the following…
Rank this Week: 3346

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Post-Irma Impacts on Association Annual Meetings and Election

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

    Helpful Tips to Consider When Filing an Insurance Claim

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

    Preparing for Hurricane Irma

    Preparing for Hurricane Irma
    Forecasters and South Florida residents are keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma, a system that has recently been upgraded to a Category 5 and is forecasted to possibly impact the Florida Keys through portions of the Florida Peninsula.…
Rank this Week: 592

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Dec 21

    Can JPMorgan Be Forced To Pay MF Global Customers' Claims?

    Can JPMorgan Be Forced To Pay MF Global Customers' Claims?
    The reports are that JP Morgan suspected some MFGlobal funds it received were customer deposits. …”But JPMorgan was not satisfied. The bank once again contacted Mr. Corzine, this time requesting a guarantee in…
  • Dec 19

    New Rules for Expungement of Certain Broker Check Complaint

    New Rules for Expungement of Certain Broker Check Complaint
    December 2011 may be a watershed date in the battle for fairness for stockbrokers. Constantly barraged by complaints, which are often no more than attempted extortion, the FINRA board may make some rule changes. It's a modest beginning; but…
  • Dec 19

    WHY ARE EXPUNGEMENT ORDERS BY ARBITRATORS IGNORED BY BROKER CHECK?

    WHY ARE EXPUNGEMENT ORDERS BY ARBITRATORS IGNORED BY BROKER CHECK?
    A customer complaint, once filed, is technically a public record. Public records are subject to state control and cannot be expunged without an order from U.S. federal court. If your arbitration award includes an order of expunction;…
Rank this Week: 2940

Fraud, Phishing and Financial…

Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds

Covers identity theft.

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

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam

    Identity Thieves Target Uncle Sam
    Identity thieves seem to like to target the government. With April 15th, nearing, the news is awash with fraudsters using other people's identities to claim an earned income tax credit worth thousands of dollars. Of course, we should feel…
  • Jul 7

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information

    Phony Collectors Want Your Credit/Debit Card Information
    About a week ago, I was made aware of a fraud group operating from a Tampa, Florida number, who were calling people and using some pretty heavy-handed tactics to collect (steal) money. Interestingly enough, the person that let me know about…
  • Jan 2

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?

    Will 2010 be a Banner Year for Identity Thieves?
    For the past six months or so, this blog was put on hold. I could come up with a lot of excuses why it was put on hold -- such as increased workload and job responsibilities -- but I probably just needed a break from writing.Now that I am…
Rank this Week: 3971

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/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?
    Over the last few years, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust has been brought hundreds of debt collection lawsuits against Minnesota citizens. If you’ve been sued by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, here’s what you…
  • Mar 22

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?

    Can I remove negative, but accurate, info from my credit report?
    Generally, you don’t have the right to remove negative accurate information from your credit report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creditors and credit reporting agencies are free to report negative information…
  • Mar 16

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 3521

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • 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,…
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
Rank this Week: 4241

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Flood Damaged Cars and How to Avoid Them

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

    Payless Car Sales Sued for Auto Fraud

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

    Garage Autos Pays to Settle Client’s Claim

    Garage Autos Pays to Settle Client’s Claim
    Garage Autos, Inc. advertised a car on Craigslist as being a 1-owner car, with no accidents, and in exceptional and extremely reliable condition with no mechanical/cosmetic problems.  Our client saw the advertisement, and ended up…
Rank this Week: 192

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

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

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

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

    Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Department of Labor Overtime Rule

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

    FTC Issues First Endorsement Case Against Social Media Influencer

    FTC Issues First Endorsement Case Against Social Media Influencer
    On September 7, 2017, the FTC announced its first-ever case against social media influencers. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that two widely followed gamers posted messages endorsing an online gaming service without disclosing that the two…
Rank this Week: 2027

ID Theft Blog

ID Theft Blog

Resources for the prevention, detection, and recovery of identity theft. By KnightsBridge Castle.

http://knightsbridgecastle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    HOW WIDESPREAD IS IDENTITY THEFT – DELOITTE AND TOUCHE REVEALS 15,000,000 VICTIMS LAST YEAR.

    HOW WIDESPREAD IS IDENTITY THEFT – DELOITTE AND TOUCHE REVEALS 15,000,000 VICTIMS LAST YEAR.
    KnightsBridge Castle participated in the California Governors Identity Theft Summit on April 11, 2007 and once again we had the opportunity to view a widely divergent set of statistics concerning the growth of Identity Theft crimes in the US.
  • Apr 12

    IRS FRAUDS AND TAX SEASON

    IRS FRAUDS AND TAX SEASON
    KnightsBridge Castle staff was interviewed a second time last week by NBC television about IRS Tax Frauds. The program will be aired tonight on the Bay Area NBC affiliate channel 11. We offer here on our blog the critical issues discussed…
  • Mar 29

    TJ MAXX – ADVICE TO CONSUMERS - NBC INTERVIEW

    TJ MAXX – ADVICE TO CONSUMERS - NBC INTERVIEW
    Tim Logan, CEO of KnightsBridge Castle spoke to NBC television today about the risks of fraud and impersonation crimes resulting from the loss of over 45 million credit card and debit card records by the retail company TJ Maxx. NBC wanted to…
Rank this Week: 1535

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Williams v. Marshalls of CA: PAGA Plaintiffs Entitled to Broad Discovery Right
    On July 13, 2017, in a unanimous opinion, the California Supreme Court affirmed PAGA plaintiffs’ broad rights to discovery under the Civil Discovery Act. Williams v. Marshalls of CA, LLC, No. S227228 __ Cal.5th __ (July 13, 2017) (slip…
Rank this Week: 530

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call
    Are you being harassed by debt collection calls?  I speak with a lot of Indiana consumers, and harassing debt collection calls are one of the things I hear about over and over again.  What many people don’t know is that it is…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
  • Jan 23

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
Rank this Week: 1523

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
  • Sep 13

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

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

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

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

    Thema International Reaches $687M Settlement Over Madoff Ponzi Scam

    Thema International Reaches $687M Settlement Over Madoff Ponzi Scam
    Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC trustee Irving H. Picard announced that a settlement has been reached for $687M with Thema International Fund for its ties to the multibillion-dollar Madoff Ponzi Scam. Now, a court must approve the…
Rank this Week: 593

Justice Begins Here

Justice Begins Here

Covers consumer legal issues in Alabama. By Lewis & McAtee.

http://justicebeginshere.wordpress.com
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp.
  • May 4

    Seat Belt Recall

    Seat Belt Recall
    Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 90,189 Highlander SUV’s because third-row seat belts may not lock in some child-safety seats.  So far, there have been no complaints of injuries as a result of the defect, but what if there had been?…
  • May 1

    Take Another One Away

    Take Another One Away
    Well, another judge has taken away a jury verdict.  Where’s the outrage?  The whole point of juries is for twelve individuals to come together to make a unified decision.  Instead, Circuit Judge William Gordon has decided that the twelve…
Rank this Week: 4037

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Know Your Rights, Credit-wise

Information about laws that protect you as a consumer. By Deborah G. Roher.

http://roherlaw.net/
  • Apr 17

    Class action settlement

    Class action settlement
    Watch this space!
  • Dec 24

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!

    Target shoppers, don’t panic!
    So, maybe you are among the 40,000,000 Target shoppers whose credit and debit card accounts have been compromised by a security breach that took place over the three weeks after Thanksgiving.  In response, consumers are being warned to…
  • Nov 27

    CFPB: Our government at its best

    CFPB: Our government at its best
    I recently returned from the annual training event at which over 900 consumer lawyers shared their successes and challenges and were brought up to date on the latest rules, court cases, and public policy issues in the world of consumer…
Rank this Week: 3444

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
  • Jan 14

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?

    When is “Rate of Return” not the Real Rate of Return?
    Investors need to be careful when they review and rely on performance reports provided by their stockbroker or financial advisor.  I recently reviewed a performance report that was provided to an investor by a major warehouse brokerage…
  • Apr 8

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?

    FINRA BrokerCheck: Beware the … Blue … Flags?
    FINRA recently underwent some changes to its BrokerCheck website.  For those that do not know, BrokerCheck is the online repository in which the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discloses certain information about stock…
  • Mar 27

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011

    FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – February 2011
    FINRA recently reported its February 2011 arbitration statistics. For the two-month period ended February 28, 2011, 837 claims were filed. This represents a decrease of 9% as compared to the number of cases filed in February 2010 (918). The…
Rank this Week: 4572

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3702

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

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

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
  • Sep 9

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

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

    Vital Knowledge for Auto Buyers in States WITHOUT big flood

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

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

    Like Being Helpless While Someone Spreads False, Damaging Information About You? Then You'll Love Congress's Latest Idea!
    September 6, 2017 In Blog Congress Should Reject Rep. Loudermilk’s Bill to Gut Basic Privacy RightsBy Paul Bland, Public Justice Executive DirectorCredit reporting agencies make a lot of mistakes.  More consumers complain to the…
Rank this Week: 3074

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

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

http://chs-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Car Loan Modifications in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe

    The Hazards of Debt Consolidation With LoanMe
    In recent weeks, a lender based in California called LoanMe started flooding local radio stations with advertisements for debt consolidation loans. LoanMe offers unsecured personal loans up to $100,000 and unsecured business loan up to…
  • Oct 17

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water

    Fix the Hole First, Then Bail the Water
    You’ve read in the past about signs that might warrant delaying a bankruptcy.  In this article, I want to focus more on unresolved addiction or behavioral issues. Sometimes you need to fix the hole in your boat before you can get…
Rank this Week: 3942