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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim
    Quidel Corp. v. Siemens Med. Solutions USA, Inc., 2017 WL 4654644, No. 16-cv-3059 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2017)Quidel is a “diagnostic healthcare manufacturer” that “developed, promotes and sells the Thyretain TSI Reporter…
  • Oct 18

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law
    Shannon Roesler, Evaluating Corporate Speech About Science (forthcoming, Geo. L.J. 2018)Pull quote: “[C]onsumer protection laws should encourage accurate representations of contemporaneous scientific knowledge, rather than lucky guesses…
  • Oct 17

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse
    Fast Company has a great story about the intricate operations and arguable shenanigans of mattress reviewers who are also paid affiliates.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 67

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/
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Oct 17

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute
    The NBER summer institutes are where the fanciest economists go. Anusha Chari and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham have a cool new paper looking at the gender gaps in who gets on the schedule for the NBER summer institutes. Here is their basic...
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
  • Oct 11

    If I Were a Holdout ...

    If I Were a Holdout ...
    Bond pricing has always been a puzzle to me, so I leave it to Mitu. But one thing has bugged me for more than a year. Ever since Venezuela has joined the ranks of the walking dead, market participants have...
Rank this Week: 77

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Covers broker fraud, investor fraud, marketing timing, and securities fraud. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 144

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 219

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 19

    Consumer Attorney: Happy Client

    Consumer Attorney: Happy Client
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  This is my attorney and they are the best consumer attorney..They helped me alot..so if anyone have any consumer issues Taras Rudnitsky is the one to call.. Client Review Provided:  September…
  • Oct 17

    Returning my lemon

    Returning my lemon
    Client:  Jenny Client Review:  I contacted Tina and Taras to find out what I could do about a dealership that sold me a vehicle illegally. The dash had multiple warning lights blacked out so they weren’t visible. This was my…
  • Oct 15

    Incredibly satisfied

    Incredibly satisfied
    Client:  Jamie Client Review:  Taras Rudnitsky delivered fast results and really went the extra mile to make sure I got the exact settlement that I wanted. He supported all my requests regarding the settlement offer and held firm on…
Rank this Week: 299

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing

    Supreme Court Offers Some Guidance on Standing
    The Supreme Court has decided a case involving injury-in-fact and standing issues that may have significant impacts on class actions.  See Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (U.S. 5/16/16). Spokeo, Inc. operated a “people…
  • May 11

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action

    Ninth Circuit Refuses to Revive Water Class Action
    The Ninth Circuit this week declined to revive a proposed class action in Washington federal court accusing defendant of mis-labeling a water drink containing caffeine.  See Harold Maple v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No.…
  • May 2

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion

    First Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Specific Causation Opinion
    The First Circuit recently affirmed the exclusion of plaintiff's expert in a toxic tort claim, leading to summary judgment. See Milward v. Rust-Oleum Corp., No. 13-2132, 2016 WL 1622620 (1st Cir. 4/25/16). Plaintiff Milward worked…
Rank this Week: 323

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: 372

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 589

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 19

    Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel member

    Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel member
    The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has released a list of 33 companies that will serve as members of its Fintech Industry Advisory Panel. According to the CSBS, the Advisory Panel’s purpose is “to support state…
  • Oct 19

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issues sixth annual report

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issues sixth annual report
    The CFPB has released the sixth annual report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman containing an analysis of approximately 12,900 federal student loan complaints, 7,700 private student loan complaints, and 2,300 debt collection complaints…
  • Oct 19

    CFPB releases consumer protection principles for consumer-authorized sharing of financial information

    CFPB releases consumer protection principles for consumer-authorized sharing of financial information
    The CFPB has released a set of “Consumer Protection Principles” for participants “in the developing market for services based on the consumer-authorized use of financial data.”  According to the CFPB, the…
Rank this Week: 639

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: 699

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

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

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

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

    Has the Debt Buyer Proven Ownership of your Particular Debt?

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

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

    The 5 Scenarios in which Collectors have Standing to Bring Collection Lawsuit
    We operate heavily in the debt-buyer litigation market. Standing (ability to show connection to an injury) is always a core defense since the debt buyers' Achilles heels are the admissibility of records alleging the assignments of individual…
Rank this Week: 741

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Equifax Hack Doesn’t Dampen GOP Zeal to Deregulate Credit Agencie

    Equifax Hack Doesn’t Dampen GOP Zeal to Deregulate Credit Agencie
    Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, is responsible to collect detailed data from American consumers, including driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers and more. Earlier this month, a massive data breach…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Sues Deutsche Bank for Subprime Trading

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

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 2

    Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Clean, Part 2
    A recent report by The New York Times details how billions of dollars in student loan debts have the potential to be wiped clean because of lapses in paperwork tracking – mirroring what happened during the 2008 housing crisis.  At…
Rank this Week: 759

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: 775

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: 795

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Oct 11

    CJ&D Does it Again! (Confidential U.S. Chamber Memo)

    CJ&D Does it Again! (Confidential U.S. Chamber Memo)
    Someone better check the IT department at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because someone just got hold of a “confidential memo” and leaked it to us! CONFIDENTIAL MEMO To: Board of Directors, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for…
  • Sep 29

    When the Chinese are Better Protected Than CarMax Customer

    When the Chinese are Better Protected Than CarMax Customer
    It’s been over a year since we last wrote about lethal Takata airbags, causing the largest automotive recall in history. Honestly, we cannot believe we still have to write about this outrageous case of corporate wrongdoing, which began…
  • Sep 19

    HuffPo Repost: Forced Arbitration’s Lethal Consequence

    HuffPo Repost: Forced Arbitration’s Lethal Consequence
    Journalists examining the eight nursing home deaths at Florida’s Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during Hurricane Irma have begun exploring who’s at fault for this entirely preventable tragedy. But actually, we may never…
Rank this Week: 833

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/
  • Oct 16

    Jury Rules Against Former F-Squared CEO in SEC’s ETF Fraud Case

    Jury Rules Against Former F-Squared CEO in SEC’s ETF Fraud Case
    A federal jury in Boston has found Howard Present, the ex-CEO of F-Squared Investments Inc., liable in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s civil lawsuit alleging exchange-traded fund fraud. The ruling determined that Present was…
  • Oct 11

    Barclays Fights $31B Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud Lawsuit

    Barclays Fights $31B Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Fraud Lawsuit
    In New York federal court, Barclays PLC (BAC) is trying to get the US government’s civil residential mortgage-backed securities fraud lawsuit against it dismissed. Prosecutors went after the British bank, a number of its affiliates, and…
  • Oct 9

    Deutsche Bank Resolve US Currency Rigging Case for $190M

    Deutsche Bank Resolve US Currency Rigging Case for $190M
    Deutsche Bank AG (DB) has consented to pay $190M to resolve an investor fraud lawsuit accusing the German lender of manipulating prices in the foreign exchange market. Despite settling, however, the bank maintains that it did not engage in…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
  • Oct 16

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice
    There has been confusion as to whether the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision (“ACA”) affects a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (“NPP”) or data breach notifications. OCR has…
  • Oct 3

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist
    The administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) impose obligations on employer-sponsored group health plans. Given recent high-profile HIPAA…
  • Sep 29

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR
    Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear…
Rank this Week: 934

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: 945

Lemon Law Blawg

Lemon Law Blawg

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

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

    Are Vehicle Manufacturers Playing Chicken With You?

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

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

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

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

    On Veteran's Day, a Reminder to Thank a Vet You Know
    Every Veterans Day we pause to remember those who served and to reflect on the meaning of this day by republishing an article we wrote several years ago, a thankful tribute to all the veterans who have served over the generations. The true…
Rank this Week: 1018

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 29

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

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

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

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

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney

    North Carolina Subdural Hematoma and Brain Hemorrhage Attorney
    Of all the injuries that can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, slip-and-falls, and other accidental incidents, brain injuries are among the most financially and physically devastating. They can catastrophically change not just the life of…
Rank this Week: 1038

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Oct 16

    Thanks for Nothing, Bass Pro Shop

    Thanks for Nothing, Bass Pro Shop
    Ron H., a regular Mouse Print* reader, recently told us about a pricing problem he experienced in Las Vegas at the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store there. His wife spied a bargain on a nice sweater as a gift for their son. *MOUSE PRINT: The…
  • Oct 9

    FDA to Manufacturer: If You Make a Product with Love, Don’t Advertise It

    FDA to Manufacturer: If You Make a Product with Love, Don’t Advertise It
    Some federal agencies have been subjected to criticism lately that they are not policing the marketplace as much as they did in the past to protect consumers. For example, Bloomberg reported two weeks ago that the Food and Drug Administration…
  • Oct 2

    T-Mobile Advertises: Ditch Verizon, Keep Your Phone ???

    T-Mobile Advertises: Ditch Verizon, Keep Your Phone ???
    Over the past few months, T-Mobile has been advertising that you can bring your Verizon cellphone to T-Mobile if you switch to them. Here’s one commercial with the offer: If you know anything about how cellphones transmit your calls and…
Rank this Week: 1058

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: 1087

The Dunning Letter

The Dunning Letter

Covers consumer rights to their names and personal data. By Jack Dunning.

http://thedunningletter.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today

    Minnie crossed the Rainbow Bridge today
    It was almost a year ago that my blog had the same headline, except that our cat's name was Pebbles. It's hard to do what we did today, but Minnie had somehow formed a hairball the size of a cigar, and when finally giving it up, severely…
  • Aug 29

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2

    Don’t miss my FREE GIVEAWAY for WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE on Goodreads starting September 2
    Did you ever wake up under a chicken coop covered with overnight droppings? I have. Have you ever barbecued yourself on a hot stove? I did. Have you ever come home smashed, ending up the unintended clown for your daughters’ sleepover? I…
  • Aug 23

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini

    EXCERPTS from my new book, WITHOUT THE LAMPSHADE-How I Learned to Love my Brown Martini
    The sales manager of this company [in Des Moines] came to Memphis to interview me, and he stayed at the Peabody Hotel where I worked in the basement for the TV station. I had to get into the hotel and up to his room without anyone seeing me.…
Rank this Week: 1102

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: 1138

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: 1162

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: 1222

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 19

    What to Do with Taxes that Bankruptcy won’t Discharge without Repayment?

    What to Do with Taxes that Bankruptcy won’t Discharge without Repayment?
    Some taxes don’t qualify for bankruptcy discharge. Most often this is because they were due less than three years ago or were filed less than two years ago. Many of our potential bankruptcy clients worry about a big tax bill after…
  • Oct 17

    NO MORE MYSTERY COLLECTIONS LAWSUITS IN OREGON

    NO MORE MYSTERY COLLECTIONS LAWSUITS IN OREGON
    I am happy to report that on October 6, 2017, Oregonians who are victimized by debt collectors with mystery lawsuits achieved a substantial victory. House Bill 2356 which was signed into law this summer became effective. This new law enacts…
  • Oct 15

    Taxes Are A Big Concern For Bankruptcy Filers in Oregon

    Taxes Are A Big Concern For Bankruptcy Filers in Oregon
    While taxes are a big concern for bankruptcy filers nationwide, it is a particularly pressing issue for Oregonians. This is so because in addition to taxes that might be due and owing to the IRS, Oregonians have to worry about taxes owed to…
Rank this Week: 1227

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress

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

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

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

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

    Help for pro se users in Clark County, Indiana

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

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

    New York Times op/ed piece about self-help representation
    Two state judges opine about the state of accessibility to the legal system. As the economy has worsened, the ranks of the self-represented poor have expanded. In a recent informal study conducted by the Self-Represented Litigation Network,…
Rank this Week: 1234

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: 1238

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: 1343

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: 1348

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: 1470

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Outside the Box Bankruptcy Solutions for Student Loan

    Outside the Box Bankruptcy Solutions for Student Loan
    How can a bankruptcy help reduce your student loan debt? We’ve been making great strides in obtaining student loan debt relief in bankruptcy lately.  Most people think only of whether their student loans can be discharged in…
  • Oct 15

    Reduce Your Student Loan Payment by 88%!

    Reduce Your Student Loan Payment by 88%!
    This could easily be you!  This is a word-for-word review posted this week by a satisfied student loan client: Christie Arkovich and her team changed my life for the better. I went to her stressed because I couldn’t afford my…
  • Sep 30

    Bankruptcy Trustee’s 341 Meeting: What to Expect and Watch Out For

    Bankruptcy Trustee’s 341 Meeting: What to Expect and Watch Out For
    All debtors must appear at a meeting called the “341 meeting of creditors”.  Creditors may, but usually do not appear, and it is the Trustee asking most of the questions.  This 341 must occur for a bankruptcy to be…
Rank this Week: 1492

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: 1557

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1581

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1595

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: 1596

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1602

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take
    Learn the one important step all active-duty military should take to ensure full benefits compensation for themselves and their families. The post The One Simple Step All Active-Duty Military Personnel Should Take appeared first on Military…
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 1861

Personal Finance & Consumer…

Personal Finance & Consumer Rights Blog

Covers consumer rights. By Sonya Smith-Valentine.

http://www.valentinelegal.com/consumerlawblog
  • Apr 11

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule

    Debt Collectors Need to Play by the Rule
    If you’re behind in paying your bills, you may be contacted by a debt collector — someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies…
  • Mar 27

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize

    Bogus Text Messages Offering Prize
    If you’ve ever gotten a text message on your cell phone telling you that you’ve won a free prize, you’re not alone. During the past year, the FTC has gotten tens of thousands of complaints about unsolicited text messages.…
  • Mar 12

    But I Never Ordered Anything…

    But I Never Ordered Anything…
    What if a company called you, demanding you pay for a product they said you ordered? What if they threatened you if you didn’t pay? And what if you never actually ordered that product, never even saw it, and never promised to pay for…
Rank this Week: 1862

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/
  • Oct 13

    Debt Collector Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group Sued

    Debt Collector Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group Sued
    The Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group. The Complaint alleged that Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group sent a collection letter to an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1890

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Article by Susan Odess in Today’s Miami Herald: “Clients Must Use Insurer’s Contractor or Face $10k Cap”

    Article by Susan Odess in Today’s Miami Herald: “Clients Must Use Insurer’s Contractor or Face $10k Cap”
    The firm’s Susan C. Odess authored an article that appeared as a “My View” guest column in the Business Monday weekly supplement of today’s Miami Herald.  The article, which is titled “Clients Must Use…
  • Oct 3

    New Board Member Term Limits Law has Significant Impact for Florida Condo Association

    New Board Member Term Limits Law has Significant Impact for Florida Condo Association
    Among the major changes to Florida’s condominium laws in 2017 is a new provision mandating term limits for board members.  The new legislation marks a significant departure from the past policies for most associations pertaining to…
  • Sep 20

    When Residents Break Rule

    When Residents Break Rule
    All too often, we are asked by boards of directors and property managers what steps can be taken to prevent residents from continuing to break rules in their communities. Seldom, however, do we hear community associations that are active and…
Rank this Week: 1916

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

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

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?

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

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

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

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

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 1 of 2
    Last month we learned that Tim Duncan’s financial adviser was sentenced by a federal court to four years in prison for defrauding the NBA legend of $7.5 million.  Duncan earned over $220 million during his playing career, so he is…
Rank this Week: 1964