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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: 37

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/
  • Oct 18

    More Tough Talk in the Senate About the Equifax Data Breach; Will It Lead to Changes in the Law?

    More Tough Talk in the Senate About the Equifax Data Breach; Will It Lead to Changes in the Law?
    by Jeff Sovern Yesterday the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on consumer data security. The Hill covered it, in a report headlined Senators bear down on credit reporting industry over data security. Here is an excerpt: “If they…
  • Oct 18

    ABA Consumer Protection Announcement on Volunteer Opportunities for Law Student

    ABA Consumer Protection Announcement on Volunteer Opportunities for Law Student
    We received the following announcement: ABA Section of Antitrust Law Consumer Protection Committee Volunteer Opportunities for Law Students The Consumer Protection Committee is the ABA’s premier group for developments in the law of…
  • Oct 16

    CFPB student-loan ombudsman issues report on agency's enforcement activity

    CFPB student-loan ombudsman issues report on agency's enforcement activity
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's student-loan ombudsman has issued his annual report. It finds that while the agency has made progress in making the student-loan repayment process fairness, serious problems remain. [C]omplaints by…
Rank this Week: 158

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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
  • Oct 16

    Consumer's ability to trust future representations provides standing to seek injunctive relief

    Consumer's ability to trust future representations provides standing to seek injunctive relief
    Delman v. J. Crew Group, Inc., 2017 WL 3048657, No. 16-9219 (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2017)This is another factory outlet false advertising case. The J. Crew Factory Website sells clothing and other items at what appears to be a significant…
Rank this Week: 290

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Oct 17

    William W. Marshall-Ameriprise Broker-Discloses 4 Pending Customer Arbitrations-Plano, TX

    William W. Marshall-Ameriprise Broker-Discloses 4 Pending Customer Arbitrations-Plano, TX
    October 2017-Plano, TX The FINRA records of  William W. Marshall ,  a  stockbroker who is currently registered with Ameriprise Financial Services disclose a prior regulatory event, 4 pending customer disputes…
  • Oct 17

    San Antonio Based Investment Professionals Inc. Sanctioned for Unsuitable Advice

    San Antonio Based Investment Professionals Inc. Sanctioned for Unsuitable Advice
    October 2017-San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas, based stock brokerage firm Investment Professionals, Inc.  (IPI)  recently was ordered by William F. Galvin of the Massachusetts Securities Division to pay a $100,000…
  • Oct 16

    VSR Financial Services-How to Recover Damages On Investment Losse

    VSR Financial Services-How to Recover Damages On Investment Losse
    OCTOBER  2017–VSR Financial Services closed down its operations in the Fall of 2016. Many of its brokers and clients have been transferred to Summit Brokerage Services, a related entity which is part of the Cetera Financial…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 221

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 15

    Payday Loan Restrictions Recently Enacted

    Payday Loan Restrictions Recently Enacted
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued its long-awaited rule that applies to a payday loan, vehicle title loan, and many other loans having a high interest rate.  Although the actual final rule is nearly 1,700…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 104

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 102

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: 296

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 136

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 173

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: 226

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: 2869

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Why Are Women Suing the Makers of this Cancer-Fighting Drug?

    Why Are Women Suing the Makers of this Cancer-Fighting Drug?
    Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug used for breast cancer patients, is causing permanent hair loss in women. Studies show that permanent and severe alopecia is a newly reported complication of the cancer-fighting drug. Taxotere Causes Permanent…
  • Oct 12

    Are You Married to Your Spouse’s Premarital Debt?

    Are You Married to Your Spouse’s Premarital Debt?
    Getting married in Nevada does not mean that individuals marry their spouse’s premarital debts. Creditors cannot pursue individuals for debts their spouse acquired prior to the date of marriage. This can include student loans,…
  • Oct 10

    Autonomous Cars Will Communicate with the World Around Them [Infographic]

    Autonomous Cars Will Communicate with the World Around Them [Infographic]
    Autonomous cars are equipped with advanced communication features that allow drivers to perform a variety of computerized functions from mapping destination locations to checking personal heart rates and blood pressure readings. Autonomous…
Rank this Week: 1783

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 18

    CFPB provides update on HMDA platform

    CFPB provides update on HMDA platform
    In August 2017, we reported that the CFPB had given the mortgage industry a first look at the Internet-based platform it is developing for industry members to use to submit data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The CFPB recently…
  • Oct 18

    CFPB further updates HMDA Rule guidance material

    CFPB further updates HMDA Rule guidance material
    The CFPB recently posted on its website updated versions of guidance in connection with the revisions to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rules that become effective on January 1, 2018, and also posted a new guidance item. The CFPB…
  • Oct 18

    Banking agencies identify key HMDA data field

    Banking agencies identify key HMDA data field
    The federal banking agencies have issued guidance to financial institutions on the key data fields under the revised Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rules that will be used to test and validate the accuracy and reliability of the HMDA…
Rank this Week: 3486

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Wexler Wallace Law Firm Blog

Covers legal cases and news.

http://blog.wexlerwallace.com/
  • Oct 18

    What You Should Know About Essure and Nickel Allergie

    What You Should Know About Essure and Nickel Allergie
    A few years ago, The New York Times published a story about how the rising popularity of devices like Fitbit… Read More The post What You Should Know About Essure and Nickel Allergies appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
  • Oct 3

    A Prescription for Disaster: One in 12 Doctors Received Money to Push Opioid

    A Prescription for Disaster: One in 12 Doctors Received Money to Push Opioid
    When a doctor recommends a medication, you most likely have the expectation that this advice comes from a place of… Read More The post A Prescription for Disaster: One in 12 Doctors Received Money to Push Opioids appeared first on…
  • Sep 26

    Xarelto, Similar Blood Thinners Named Most Dangerous Drug

    Xarelto, Similar Blood Thinners Named Most Dangerous Drug
    If you were asked to name the most dangerous drugs on the market, what would your answer be? Would it… Read More The post Xarelto, Similar Blood Thinners Named Most Dangerous Drugs appeared first on Wexler Wallace LLP.
Rank this Week: 2481

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
  • Oct 18

    Investor Ryan Paugh Accused of Broker Misconduct

    Investor Ryan Paugh Accused of Broker Misconduct
    Beachwood and Independence, Ohio – Ryan Paugh is under FINRA investigation for violating NASD Rule 3040 and FINRA Rule 3040. Paugh has been associated with J.P. Morgan Chase Securities, and Chase Investment Services. He is being…
  • Oct 17

    Advisor Scott Newsholme Charged with Stealing Investor Fund

    Advisor Scott Newsholme Charged with Stealing Investor Fund
    Scott Newsholme, of Farmingdale New Jersey has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with stealing more than $1 million from clients. Newsholme was a tax preparer and investment advisor who convinced clients to invest in…
  • Oct 16

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty Investigation of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC

    Breach of Fiduciary Duty Investigation of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC
    The firm of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC was investigated by FINRA for breach of fiduciary duty; negligence, negligent supervision and other securities violations. In a case involving J.J. B. Hillard’s registered representative, all…
Rank this Week: 3010

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Prosecutors Fear Use of Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case

    Prosecutors Fear Use of Digital Signatures in Bankruptcy Case
    Bankruptcy courts across the country have embraced the electronic filing of court pleadings since 2001. This system, known as Electronic Case Files or “ECF”, allows attorneys to sign and file documents with an electronic signature…
  • Oct 8

    Nebraska Appeals Court Issues Major Opinion on Vacating Default Judgment

    Nebraska Appeals Court Issues Major Opinion on Vacating Default Judgment
    Most collection lawsuits result in judgments obtained by default. A Default Judgment is awarded when the defendant fails to file a written response to the lawsuit within the required time period, typically 30 days.  Over 90% of…
  • May 8

    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Become More Local

    National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Become More Local
      I belong to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the only national organization devoted exclusively to serving consumer bankruptcy attorneys and their clients. The NACBA has over 4,000 members located in…
Rank this Week: 2330

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: 3489

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    How to File Bankruptcy in Florida

    How to File Bankruptcy in Florida
    Bankruptcy is the federal court procedure offering a person or business the opportunity to eliminate or restructure their debts. Debts that can’t be paid may be forgiven, and creditors may get some amount of repayment depending on the…
  • Sep 14

    Will Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stop a Foreclosure?

    Will Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stop a Foreclosure?
    It can be devastating to lose your home in a foreclosure. Fortunately, filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy is an excellent option that can save your home. Chapter 13 can give you the opportunity to reorganize your debt to make it more manageable.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3187

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    IT’S THE TRANSFERS THAT COST YOU MONEY IN BANKRUPTCY

    IT’S THE TRANSFERS THAT COST YOU MONEY IN BANKRUPTCY
    Many of the clients who come to see us at one of our Bankruptcy Law Offices in Oregon or Washington bring in a list of concerns. One issue that almost comes up is the fear of what will be lost in bankruptcy. The suspicion is that the greatest…
Rank this Week: 4224

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: 4265

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: 442

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: 1095

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3061

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: 385

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/
  • Oct 13

    Oregon children’s product reporting instructions and portal go live

    Oregon children’s product reporting instructions and portal go live
    With less than three months to go before the first biennial reporting deadline, the Oregon Health Authority has opened its reporting portal and issued instructions for reporting under the Oregon Toxic Free Kids Act. The Act requires…
  • Sep 26

    California Governor signs Proposition 65 amendment

    California Governor signs Proposition 65 amendment
    Updating our prior post, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Proposition 65 amendment bill. As of January 1, 2018, Proposition 65’s certificate of merit requirements will be amended to: Require the Attorney General to send a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1256

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: 1094

Debt Relief Blog

Debt Relief Blog

Covers bankruptcy and other debt relief options, along with insights and commentary on student loans and other major regulatory updates. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC .

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 13

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!
    Having a debt in collections can be very stressful. But having debt collectors constantly harassing you and using unfair collection tactics can make the situation feel impossible. It’s a debt collector’s job to follow up on…
  • Oct 9

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?
    When it comes to obtaining personal loans, your FICO credit score is perhaps the single most important determining factor. Credit scores are calculated based on information that appears on your credit report. Due to recent changes,…
  • Oct 4

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017
    Given the recent headlines regarding the credit reporting agency Equifax, its is understandable to be concerned about the status of your credit and the security of your personal information. While it is easy to ascertain that the…
Rank this Week: 1694

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

Discusses bankruptcy, debt settlement, debt lawsuits, credit repair, and other facets of debt relief. By the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg, PLLC.

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Oct 13

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!

    Harassed by an abusive debt collector? Get up to $1000!
    Having a debt in collections can be very stressful. But having debt collectors constantly harassing you and using unfair collection tactics can make the situation feel impossible. It’s a debt collector’s job to follow up on…
  • Oct 9

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?

    Do Credit Bureaus Report Judgments & Tax Liens?
    When it comes to obtaining personal loans, your FICO credit score is perhaps the single most important determining factor. Credit scores are calculated based on information that appears on your credit report. Due to recent changes,…
  • Oct 4

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017

    Steps To Protect Yourself from Equifax Data Breach 2017
    Given the recent headlines regarding the credit reporting agency Equifax, its is understandable to be concerned about the status of your credit and the security of your personal information. While it is easy to ascertain that the…
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Ad Defense Law

Ad Defense Law

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

http://adlawdefense.com/
  • Oct 12

    Is Coconut Oil “Healthy”?

    Is Coconut Oil “Healthy”?
    ** What are Courts Making of the Plentiful Health Claims Made About Coconut Oil? **                                           …
  • Oct 12

    Supreme Court Skips on Ascertainability

    Supreme Court Skips on Ascertainability
    ** High Court Won’t Weigh in on Whether “All Natural” Class Requires Ascertainability **                                     …
  • Sep 25

    No Love from FDA

    No Love from FDA
    **FDA Warns Bakery it Cannot Label “Love” As An Ingredient **                                               …
Rank this Week: 1664

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

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

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule
    On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued interpretive guidance to assist public companies with complying with the “pay ratio” rule…
  • Oct 5

    Recall Roundup: September

    Recall Roundup: September
    Last month, the solar eclipse captivated the United States and many consumers flocked to purchase solar eclipse glasses to safely observe the astronomical phenomenon. We discussed how NASA issued a safety alert advising consumers on the…
  • Oct 3

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear
    Leveraged loans may have a role in recent retail bankruptcies. Leveraged loan volume is nearing pre-recession highs and is on track to surpass 2007 levels, concerning many regulators and investors. Leveraged loans are typically offered to…
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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
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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: 4164

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

https://www.debtfreeohio.com/bankruptcy-information/
  • Oct 2

    JCPenney on the verge of Bankruptcy

    JCPenney on the verge of Bankruptcy
      JCPenney’s stock is now officially a penny stock trading below $4 per share for the first time in the company’s history. JCPenney is a Department store that most Americans are familiar with. The company operates 876…
  • Sep 25

    Ohio Telemarketing Company Declares Bankruptcy

    Ohio Telemarketing Company Declares Bankruptcy
    Suarez Corporation Industries, an Ohio based Telemarketing Company filed for federal bankruptcy protection this week claiming to owe $10 to $50 million in debt, and owning $500,000 to $1 million in assets. SCI was started in 1970 by Ben…
  • Sep 20

    Bankruptcy Cases in Northwest Ohio Continue to Rise

    Bankruptcy Cases in Northwest Ohio Continue to Rise
    Bankruptcy filing have been on the decline for the past several years, with the decline being attributed to less medical debt thanks to the Affordable Health Care Act and an increase in the difficulty of getting a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case…
Rank this Week: 1726

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

Covers antitrust and consumer law. Published by Jarod Bona of Bona Law PC.

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
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Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://consumerfinance.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

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

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

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company

    The CFPB Takes Action To Ban Credit Repair Company
    On August 30, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Prime Marketing Holdings L.L.C. filed their proposed stipulated final judgment and order in United States District Court, the Central District of California to resolve a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1667

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/
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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/
  • Sep 25

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice

    NCSLT to pay over $15 million for illegal collection practice
    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued the infamous entity known as National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. The lawsuit points to three main allegations against NCSLT: (1) it sued people for debts that…
  • 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…
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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: 4413

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
  • Sep 21

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment

    Non-Traded REITs Causing Problems for SII Investment
    Earlier today, the Massachusetts Securities Division filed an administrative complaint against SII Investments for violating securities laws with respect to its sale of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and its failure to supervise…
  • 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…
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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: 2498

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: 2561

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: 4128

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

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

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
  • Aug 21

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question

    New CFPB Online Inquiry Form Offers New Way to Ask Regulatory Question
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Regulations has long offered the public the opportunity to ask the agency questions about specific regulatory provisions and receive informal feedback from CFPB attorneys,…
  • Aug 16

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?

    Outside Bank Directors Take Note: Could Regulators’ Expectations Be Changing (Again)?
    Last week, the Federal Reserve issued proposed guidance that could dial back some regulatory expectations for directors of financial institutions. The proposed guidance, applicable to Fed-supervised entities like bank holding companies and…
  • Aug 14

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa

    2017 Texas Legislative Recap of New Laws Affecting Financial Institutions Operating in Texa
    Every other year, the Texas Legislature convenes for roughly six months in Austin. Given the tight timeframe and biennial nature, sessions of the Texas Legislature tend to be “fast and furious” (and also full of drama). There were…
Rank this Week: 1768