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Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 74

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 82

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 85

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: 92

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

Stock Broker Fraud Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/
  • Dec 8

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

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

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

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

    Woodbridge Files For Bankruptcy, Misses Payments Due to Investor

    Woodbridge Files For Bankruptcy, Misses Payments Due to Investor
    Already under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for financial fraud, the Woodbridge Group of Companies has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to InvestmentNews, this move comes a week after the…
Rank this Week: 152

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Dec 8

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

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

    Odious Debts: A New Book

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

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

    Aurelius v. Puerto Rico's Control Board: What's the Game?
    While most of the sovereign debt world is focused on Mr. Maduro’s shenanigans in Venezuela, a fascinating litigation is playing out in federal district court in Puerto Rico. Aurelius, a hedge fund known to many of us because of the...
Rank this Week: 166

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

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

    Medical-Debt Blog: Basic Hospital Classification

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

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

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

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point

    Vacating a Default Judgment in New York: Some Fine Point
    Receive a wage garnishment? Bank account frozen? Bothered by a judgment? If you are not in the position to hire us, although we always like to hear from you, I want you to understand some points under New York Law. To vacate a default…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 203

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

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

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 233

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Odometer Rollback Lawsuit Provides Justice for our Client

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

    Car Dealer Fraud Results in Client Recovering Money Damage

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

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

    Auto Fraud Lawsuit Against Car Dealer Allows Client to Recover his Money
    Our client was looking for a new car at a local dealership.  He provided his employment and income information to the dealership.  The dealer told him he was approved for the new car.  He traded-in his car, which was fully paid…
Rank this Week: 224

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 335

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: 381

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: 690

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: 651

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Equifax Breach Effects Being Felt By Consumer

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

    Student Loan Debt Leaves Workers Unable to Make a Living

    Student Loan Debt Leaves Workers Unable to Make a Living
    Student loan debt has reached astronomical highs in recent years, and now, The New York Times is reporting on a phenomenon that’s making it even harder for borrowers to keep up. In 19 states, when you fail to keep up with your student…
Rank this Week: 813

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report

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

http://www.nextgenfinancialservicesreport.com/
Rank this Week: 842

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 2

    Huge Win for Investors and Malecki Law Against Morgan Stanley

    Huge Win for Investors and Malecki Law Against Morgan Stanley
    Yesterday, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel in Boca Raton, Florida awarded Malecki Law attorneys $397,823.00 for principal investment losses against Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC.  Malecki Law brought…
  • Sep 7

    Did Seadrill Leave a Hole in Your Investment Portfolio?

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

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

    What Can We Learn About Investing from NBA-Legend Tim Duncan? – Part 2 of 2
    This is Part 2 of an article we posted last week on former NBA-great, Tim Duncan, where we introduced the investing lessons that could be gleaned from Duncan’s relationship with his former financial adviser, Charles A. Banks, who was…
Rank this Week: 821

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: 807

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: 778

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Will Geer's Bankruptcy Blog

Covers Chapter 11 and Consumer Bankruptcy Issues.

http://www.atlbankruptcyhelp.com/articles
  • Feb 1

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment

    How To Use Bankruptcy to Lower Your Car Payment
    Paying a car payment each month with interest you know is exorbitant can be agony. But did you know that you could use bankruptcy to lower your car payments? There are actually two different ways to accomplish a lower car payment by filing…
  • Jan 15

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified

    4 Common Tax Myths Demystified
    The United States tax code can be a bear to understand. There are a lot of misconceptions about how we are taxed, so we’ll tackle four of the more commonly held misinformed beliefs in this article. Higher Tax Brackets Do Not Mean ALL…
  • Jan 4

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC

    A Guide to Being Sued by Unifund CCR, LLC
    If Unifund CCR, LLC has served you with a debt collection lawsuit, the end is not near. Like Cavalry Portfolio and Midland Funding, Unifund CCR, LLC is a junk debt buyer with a business model that relies on the fact that 95% of consumers…
Rank this Week: 866

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: 954

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 27

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington

    Overview of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington
    Sometimes it's helpful to have kind of a global or overhead view of a process before drilling down in into the particulars. What follows is a view of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Oregon and Washington from 30,000 feet up. I mean that both…
  • Oct 25

    Oregon, Bankruptcy and Marijuana

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

    The Phantom Bankruptcy Discharge for the Washington Non-filing Spouse

    The Phantom Bankruptcy Discharge for the Washington Non-filing Spouse
    A little known secret about bankruptcy in Washington is that you can get most of the benefits of a bankruptcy discharge even if your spouse filed and you don’t. This is so because of Section 523(a)(5) of the bankruptcy code, a little…
Rank this Week: 1054

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation and class actions.

http://www.pattersondahlberg.com/news-recent-cases/
  • Dec 13

    Injured Workers File Lawsuit: Swagelok Hose Failure Causes Horrific Explosion at McNeilus plant in Dodge Center, MN.

    Injured Workers File Lawsuit: Swagelok Hose Failure Causes Horrific Explosion at McNeilus plant in Dodge Center, MN.
    November 28, 2017 Dodge Center, Minnesota– Lawyers representing injured workers announced today that they have filed lawsuits against a hose manufacturer, Swagelok Company, for injuries suffered by Eemou See, Anthony Putratz, Claudia…
  • Dec 5

    Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits: What Patients Should Know 

    Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits: What Patients Should Know 
    November 30, 2017 If you received a hip implant you know they can drastically affect your quality of life. The goal of any hip replacement is to improve your mobility and decrease pain, but in […] The post Stryker LFIT V40 Lawsuits:…
  • Nov 29

    DePuy Orthopaedics Faces Federal False Claims Act Lawsuit

    DePuy Orthopaedics Faces Federal False Claims Act Lawsuit
    2017-11-28 DePuy Orthopaedics and parent company Johnson & Johnson have already been told by a jury they’ll have to pay around $247 million to settle lawsuits related to their hip replacement devices. The two companies…
Rank this Week: 1472

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

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

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1342

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Dec 10

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

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

    Robot Cars – The Scariest Show on Earth

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

    The Meaning of Class Actions to Sexual Harassment Victim

    The Meaning of Class Actions to Sexual Harassment Victim
    In 2016, Valeant settled with 225 female sales representatives who had been subjected to “unwelcome sexually-charged ‘jokes’ and commentary, name-calling, and offensive stereotypical comments about women, pregnancy, and…
Rank this Week: 1117

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Association

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

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review

    Oscar Rivera Profiled in Today’s Daily Business Review
    The firm’s Oscar R. Rivera was the subject of a profile article in today’s edition of the Daily Business Review, South Florida’s exclusive business daily and official court newspaper.  The article, which is titled…
Rank this Week: 1496

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

The Antitrust Attorney Blog

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

http://www.theantitrustattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1211

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Nov 27

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

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

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

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

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence

    North Carolina Personal Injury Claim for Postal Service Negligence
    There are hundreds to thousands of United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks operating every day on the roads in North Carolina. The employees who operate these trucks can drive negligently and cause serious automobile collisions and bodily…
Rank this Week: 1150

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Freedom Debt Relief Sued for Misleading Consumer

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

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

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

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question
    How Does a Bankruptcy Affect my Credit Score? If you’ve been doing a great job making payments on your debts, bankruptcy will have a significant impact on your credit score in the short term. However, by the time you start…
Rank this Week: 1452

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: 1305

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 25

    Cleveland Investment Fraud Lawyers With Nationwide Practice Still Help Clean Up Their Own Backyard

    Cleveland Investment Fraud Lawyers With Nationwide Practice Still Help Clean Up Their Own Backyard
    There was a time when virtually 100% of our clients were from our home town and state of Cleveland, Ohio. If a brokerage firm customer was victimized in Cleveland or its environs by a sleazy or careless stockbroker, chances are we would be…
  • Oct 21

    Christopher Thomas Tolmacs Liable for Negligence in $1.2 Million Case

    Christopher Thomas Tolmacs Liable for Negligence in $1.2 Million Case
    Stockbroker Christopher Tolmacs was found liable in FINRA arbitration for breach of fiduciary duty, gross negligence, willful wanton misconduct, conversion of funds, securities fraud and violation of the SEC Act of 1934. He was most recently…
  • Oct 20

    Stockbroker Mark S. Perry Barred for Unsuitable Trading

    Stockbroker Mark S. Perry Barred for Unsuitable Trading
    FINRA has suspended Mount Pleasant, S.C. stockbroker Mark S. Perry from associating with any brokerage firm in any capacity for a period of eighteen months. Perry was most recently employed by Independent Financial Group. Before that, he was…
Rank this Week: 1414

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1227

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: 1132

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: 1276

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: 1256

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Texas Lemon Law Blog

Covers auto loans, car rankings, car manufacturers, consumer warranties, and lemons laws. By Kevin Le.

http://www.texaslemonlawblog.com/
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term "vehicle" includes: "Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes and all terrain…
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term “vehicle” includes: “Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor…
  • Apr 5

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law

    Motorhome and RV Texas Lemon Law
    Often times, potential clients would call my office asking if the Texas Lemon Law applies to motorhomes or recreational vehicles. Under the Texas Lemon Law, the term “vehicle” includes: “Cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor…
Rank this Week: 1178

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: 1152

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: 1871

Zamansky LLC Blog

Zamansky LLC Blog

Covers stock broker fraud or negligence.

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

    Sexual Harassment Fallout For Investor

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

    Are Retail Investors Heading For The Exit?

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

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby

    Post Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Bonds Sink Into The Aby
    Hurricane Maria has inflicted tremendous suffering on the Island of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million inhabitants. Conditions are still perilous almost two months after the storm. Puerto Rico’s people face a lack of potable water, no…
Rank this Week: 1762

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    New Jersey Whistleblower

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

    Is Title Insurance Really Necessary?

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

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim

    Arbitration in Multi-Issue Construction Claim
    Disputes over construction projects can be costly, time-consuming, complex and unpredictable endeavors.  Arbitration is a mechanism often used to avoid these pitfalls by many in New Jersey construction law.  Attorneys from our firm…
Rank this Week: 1558

The Cogburn Law Blog

The Cogburn Law Blog

Personal Injury and Consumer Law blog.

http://cogburnlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Las Vegas [infographic]

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

    Beware of Student Loan Debt Relief Operation

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

    Prosecuting an Injury Claim Against a Friend or Family Member

    Prosecuting an Injury Claim Against a Friend or Family Member
    Victims of injuries that occur in the homes of friends or family members can file injury claims and seek compensation for damages under the homeowner’s insurance policy. Household Injuries In the U.S., over 10 million people end up in…
Rank this Week: 1557

Richard West Law Office Blog

Richard West Law Office Blog

Covers bankruptcy and the debt relief process.

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

    Ohio Bankruptcy Exemption

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

    What is Credit Card Debt Consolidation?

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

    Cumulus Media Inc. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Cumulus Media Inc. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Media pundits and financial experts have been keeping a close eye on Cumulus Media Inc. over the last 18 to 24 months, with many of them predicting the ultimate bankruptcy of the media behemoth. This week, the Atlanta, GA based radio and…
Rank this Week: 2288

New York Debt Relief Blog

New York Debt Relief Blog

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

http://www.goldenbergfirm.com/Debt-Relief-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 1

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

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

    Beware of Debt Consolidation Companie

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

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

    Can I Declare Bankruptcy if I Don't Own Any Assets?
    We are occasionally approached by clients who aren’t sure of what they can do when they need to declare bankruptcy, but don’t own much in the way of property and assets. For starters, they have a high amount of debt, but to…
Rank this Week: 2087

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: 2073