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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 31

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint

    Auto Complaints Lead List of Top 10 Consumer Complaint
    Auto complaints are the most frequent consumer complaint, for the second year in a row, according to a new report published by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) just a few days ago.  Many of the complaint they reported were…
  • Jul 26

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing

    Car Dealer Yo-Yo: Financing Fraud and Bait-and-Switch Financing
    We receive many phone calls from consumers who complain about being scammed by their car dealer on their financing in what is called a car dealer yo-yo.  Generally, it works something like this:  You go to the car dealer and reach a…
  • Jun 27

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Honored by Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was honored last week at the Florida Bar annual convention for his 6 years of dedicated service volunteering on the Small Claims Rules Committee.  That Committee of the Florida Bar is responsible for recommending changes…
Rank this Week: 61

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff
    Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc., No. 12-24356-CIV, 2017 WL 3536917 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2017)This case stands as a stark reminder that adding a state-law deceptive trade practices claim to a federal claim can have serious consequences—the…
  • Aug 21

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3534993, No. 15-cv-00946 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 17, 2017)Tyson sought attorneys’ fees in this Lanham Act case after its summary judgment victory was affirmed by the Third Circuit. The court found that…
  • Aug 21

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud
    Lauren E. Willis, Performance-Based Remedies: Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud, 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 7-41 (2017)AbstractIn resolving cases of unfair, abusive, and deceptive acts and practices, consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 132

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Aug 22

    Banca IMI Securities Pays $35M to Resolve SEC Issue

    Banca IMI Securities Pays $35M to Resolve SEC Issue
    August 2017 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that brokerage firm Banca IMI Securities Corp. (BISC) agreed to pay over $35 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws when it requested issuance…
  • Aug 8

    Losses on Cole Capital REITs ?

    Losses on Cole Capital REITs ?
    Brokerage firms nationwide sold a number real estate investment trusts (REITs) sponsored by Cole Capital, including: Cole Office and Industrial Cole Advisor Corporate Income Cole Advisor Retail Income REIT Cole Credit Property Trust Cole…
  • Aug 8

    Losses on Cole Office and Industrial REIT ?

    Losses on Cole Office and Industrial REIT ?
    If you have suffered losses on your investment in Cole Office & Industrial REIT, contact us to learn how you may be able to recover damages from the brokerage firm that sold you the investment. Brokers often fail to disclose the risks…
Rank this Week: 167

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: 170

The Law Offices of Robert J.…

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C.

Covers debt collection and consumer law.

http://nahoumlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

    Sued By Winthrop Capital, LLC In New York or New Jersey?
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Winthrop Capital, LLC is suing you for an old debt. WHO IS WINTHROP CAPITAL, LLC?: Winthrop Capital, LLC is a “debt buyer”, buying…
  • May 23

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case

    Debt Buyer CACH LLC Denied Summary Judgment For Lack of Evidence In Debt Collection Case
    By: Robert J. Nahoum In a debt collection lawsuit, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the lawsuit) always has the burden to prove that the Defendant (the party being sued) is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, a junk... The…
  • May 12

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

    Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect
    By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such... The post Debt…
Rank this Week: 190

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Aug 23

    Can a Debt Buyer Authenticate an Original Creditor's Business Records?

    Can a Debt Buyer Authenticate an Original Creditor's Business Records?
    The General Rule Do you have a case where a debt buyer[1] is using an affidavit signed by its own employee to introduce account statements of the original bank? That is generally not allowed because the debt-buyer employee has no knowledge…
  • Aug 21

    The Langel Firm Settled a $69,139 Judgment (Pinpoint Technologies) for $2,000

    The Langel Firm Settled a $69,139 Judgment (Pinpoint Technologies) for $2,000
    Our client walked in with a Notice of Garnishment issued by Marshal Moses for $69,139. The creditor was Pinpoint Technologies, LLC and the current law firm enforcing the judgment for Pinpoint was Stephen Einstein & Associates, P.C. …
  • Aug 8

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough

    Unifund CCR, LLC Case Dismissed for Not Seeking Default Quickly Enough
    We have been seeing an interesting trend lately: debt buyers, without legal justification, moving for entry of a default judgment after the legal deadline. That deadline is one year after a consumer allegedly defaults in answering a…
Rank this Week: 268

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
  • Aug 22

    CFPB: Surge in student debt load

    CFPB: Surge in student debt load
    CFPB PRESS RELEASE FROM AUGUST 16, 2017 (RE-POST) CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU FINDS PERCENTAGE OF BORROWERS WITH $20K IN STUDENT DEBT DOUBLED OVER LAST DECADERecord Student Debt Spurring Employers to Offer Student Loan…
  • Aug 22

    The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts - A Bit of Background

    The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts - A Bit of Background
    The family of National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts consist of a Master Student Loan Trust and more than a dozen statutory trusts that are distinguished by a suffix comprising the year of formation and a single digit sequence number,…
  • Aug 5

    Who will rein in the HOAs and their attorneys? - Dunning and foreclosure of assessment lien and FDCPA

    Who will rein in the HOAs and their attorneys? - Dunning and foreclosure of assessment lien and FDCPA
    Mahmoud v De Moss Owners Ass'n Inc., No. 15-20618 (5th Cir. July 28, 2017). Fifth Circuit judge Stephen A. Higginson writes separately to stress that "small" violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act are…
Rank this Week: 309

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 22

    Director Cordray’s Op-Ed Disregards Many Inconvenient Fact

    Director Cordray’s Op-Ed Disregards Many Inconvenient Fact
    In an op-ed published in today’s New York Times, CFPB Director Richard Cordray argues against congressional repeal of the agency’s final arbitration rule by “correcting the record.”  He contends that the…
  • Aug 22

    D.C. accepting student loan servicer license applications; CT adopts student loan servicing standard

    D.C. accepting student loan servicer license applications; CT adopts student loan servicing standard
    D.C. License Applications. The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking recently started to accept applications and transition fillings for a Student Loan Servicer License on the National Mortgage Licensing System…
  • Aug 22

    DOJ confirms termination of Operation Chokepoint; OCC welcomes DOJ statement

    DOJ confirms termination of Operation Chokepoint; OCC welcomes DOJ statement
    In a letter dated August 16, 2017 to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Stephen Boyd stated that “[a]ll of the [DOJ’s] bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 293

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/
  • Aug 22

    Seventh Circuit holds that unaccepted pre-litigation offer does not deprive plaintiff of standing in later-filed suit

    Seventh Circuit holds that unaccepted pre-litigation offer does not deprive plaintiff of standing in later-filed suit
    The unanimous decision, by Chief Judge Wood, is Laurens v. Volvo Cars of N. America. Here's the beginning of the opinion, which sums things up quite nicely: The idea of a theme and variations is a common one in music....
  • Aug 22

    "Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse"

    "Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse"
    NPR reports on the Trump Administration proposed rule to allow nursing homes to require new residents to agree to arbitration as a condition of admission. A rule issue under the Obama Administration barred nursing homes forced arbitration…
  • Aug 22

    CFPB director Cordray's op-ed in the NY Time

    CFPB director Cordray's op-ed in the NY Time
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has an op-ed in the New York Times today, explaining the importance of the CFPB rule barring class-action bans in forced arbitration provisions.His conclusion: "A cherished tenet…
Rank this Week: 415

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: 375

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: 428

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: 460

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: 489

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
  • Aug 10

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

    Do I Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?
    If you are struggling to pay off your student debt, you’ve likely asked yourself whether or not you qualify for student loan forgiveness. There are various programs, most of which are federally funded, that are designed to help…
  • Aug 1

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency

    How to Avoid Business Insolvency
    When business slows down or unexpected expenses come up, it can be difficult to stay on top of your monthly loan payments. Unfortunately, the repercussions for missing payments can lead you to default on your loan, prompting your lander…
  • Jul 27

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?

    Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Settle Private Student Loan Debts?
    As of 2017, more than 44 million Americans have student loan debts. Even after graduating college and starting a career, debt burdens can become overwhelming and hinder your ability to get on with your life. If you are struggling under…
Rank this Week: 688

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 14

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?

    What is There to Gain From Being a Whistleblower?
    It takes a lot of courage to report illegal or fraudulent misconduct by one’s own employer.  This is because being a whistleblower carries significant risks.  Whistleblowers not only risk their current employment, but possible…
Rank this Week: 670

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: 589

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/
  • Aug 23

    DC Cir. Confirms Mediation Not Required Prior to Judicial Foreclosure

    DC Cir. Confirms Mediation Not Required Prior to Judicial Foreclosure
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a borrower’s counterclaims and the entry of summary judgment in the mortgagee’s favor, holding that the borrower failed to state…
  • Aug 22

    11th Cir. Confirms Servicer May Designate Address for QWR

    11th Cir. Confirms Servicer May Designate Address for QWR
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of a mortgage servicer, holding that the servicer had no duty to respond to a Qualified Written Request (“QWR”) under the…
  • Aug 18

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have

    ED NY Holds ‘Door Knocker’ Notice Did Not Violate FDCPA, But ‘Hello Letter’ May Have
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently granted in part and denied in part a mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss a borrower’s claim that the servicing transfer notice supposedly violated the federal…
Rank this Week: 918

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: 925

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: 921

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: 862

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: 908

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    California’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and the Cost of Non-Compliance

    California’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and the Cost of Non-Compliance
    It is no secret that California has had appliance efficiency standards in place for some time now. And it is no secret that the California Energy Commission has been responsible for crafting those standards. According to the CEC and the…
  • Aug 17

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee
    On August 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed one of President Trump’s two management-side appointees, Marvin Kaplan, to the National Labor Relations Board in a contentious vote along party lines. Kaplan was sworn in on August 10, 2017,…
  • Aug 16

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise
    Recently, the Santa Barbara City Council, in an effort to combat the retail malaise on State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara, has approved a pilot program that would streamline the permit and review process for potential commercial tenants.…
Rank this Week: 1298

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Report: Wells Fargo Imposed Home Warranties on Unsuspecting Mortgage Customer

    Report: Wells Fargo Imposed Home Warranties on Unsuspecting Mortgage Customer
    Wells Fargo and home warranty company American Home Shield (AHS) have been accused in dozens of consumer complaints filed online and with the Federal Trade Commission of charging unsuspecting mortgage customers with a bill for an…
  • Aug 18

    Bank of America to Pay $6M to Couple Bankrupted, Evicted

    Bank of America to Pay $6M to Couple Bankrupted, Evicted
    An eight-year dispute over allegations of debt harassment, illegal foreclosure and a resulting bankruptcy has been resolved, with Bank of America agreeing to pay $6 million to the couple affected.  The proposed settlement has reportedly…
  • Aug 12

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician

    Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politician
    There is no singular public official who bears the entire burden for failure to prosecute banks during the foreclosure crisis. However, many of them do have some responsibility, considering some 9.3 million American families lost their homes…
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • Aug 22

    Academic New

    Academic New
    The second edition of my Corporate Finance textbook is now available at finer booksellers, and Amazon too. The companion website has also been updated – professors can get the password from their Aspen reps.
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
Rank this Week: 983

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: 1093

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Renting After Bankruptcy in Florida

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

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?

    Can Spouses File Bankruptcy Separately?
    If you and your spouse are contemplating filing for bankruptcy, you may wonder if you are required to file jointly. Married couples can, in fact, file separately. When filing for bankruptcy in Jacksonville, married couples have the following…
  • Jul 31

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce

    What to Do When Only One Party Wants to Divorce
    Ending a marriage is a hard choice to make, and unfortunately, it is not always a mutual decision. When one party wants a divorce, and the other does not, it can be an incredibly frustrating situation. In Florida, only one spouse has to want…
Rank this Week: 1257

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/
  • Aug 17

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
  • Aug 11

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway
    You are invited to join us as we host former congressmen Norm Dicks (D-WA) and George Nethercutt (R-WA); Bruce Evans, Majority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations; and Alex Keenan, Minority Staff…
  • Aug 3

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government
    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, a bipartisan group of four Senators from the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced legislation designed to improve the cybersecurity of devices purchased by the U.S. government and – albeit indirectly…
Rank this Week: 1090

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Aug 8

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!

    Forced Arbitration Closes Out the Summer – Again!
    While clearly so much has changed since the ThePopTort's last summer break, actually much remains the same. Take the issue of forced arbitration and gender discrimination. Last year, we closed out the summer with Roger Ailes trying to force…
  • Aug 1

    PIAA Goes All Scaramucci on Us!

    PIAA Goes All Scaramucci on Us!
    Back in May, we wrote (what we thought was) a satirical post about (what we thought was) a “boo-boo” by the head of the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) at an industry webinar. Most of the webinar consisted of...
  • Jul 27

    "Tort Reform" Imprint

    "Tort Reform" Imprint
    Sometimes we get so caught in the specifics of this bill or that bill, that we forget what’s behind all of them: an orchestrated 40-year corporate campaign to obtain control over the civil justice system. Taking power away from…
Rank this Week: 1017

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 21

    Collections or Credit Reporting After Bankruptcy Discharge – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney

    Collections or Credit Reporting After Bankruptcy Discharge – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney
    Have you received a bankruptcy discharge? Are you still receiving communications from debt collectors or have entries not been updated on your credit report? This (usually) has nothing to do with any improper work by your bankruptcy attorney…
Rank this Week: 1230

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: 975

Stock Market Loss

Stock Market Loss

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

http://www.stockmarketloss.com/news/
Rank this Week: 990

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 1099

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: 1094

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: 1166

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: 1199

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/
  • Aug 23

    Proposed Legislation to Grant Antitrust Immunity to State Licensing Boards Misses Mark

    Proposed Legislation to Grant Antitrust Immunity to State Licensing Boards Misses Mark
    Author: Aaron Gott Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Benjamin Sasse recently proposed a bill to enact the Restoring Board Immunity Act of 2017, which would give state licensing boards antitrust immunity that they may not otherwise be entitled…
  • Aug 16

    Marketplace Bullying and Bona Law’s Antitrust Lawsuit in the Cement and Ready Mix Concrete Market

    Marketplace Bullying and Bona Law’s Antitrust Lawsuit in the Cement and Ready Mix Concrete Market
    Bona Law filed an antitrust lawsuit on behalf of our client in the Northern District of Georgia alleging antitrust violations in the cement and ready mix concrete markets. More on that later. But first I am going to tell you a fictional story…
  • Aug 9

    Bid-Rigging is a Per Se Violation of the Antitrust Law

    Bid-Rigging is a Per Se Violation of the Antitrust Law
    In the market, there are many ways to buy and sell products or services. For example, if you want to purchase some coconut milk—my favorite kind of milk—you can walk into a grocery store, go to the milk section, examine the prices…
Rank this Week: 1603

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Debit Card Provision Uncertainties Answered

    Debit Card Provision Uncertainties Answered
    The outcome of this year’s legislative session evoked a lot of confusion from property managers and boards of directors serving the community association industry.  As a result, we have received a lot of requests from our…
  • Aug 11

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law

    New Legislation Adds Teeth to Florida’s Condo Law
    The new Florida law that establishes criminal penalties for association fraudsters should help many associations to contend with suspicious and irregular activities by unscrupulous board members. Association boards of directors control the…
  • Aug 1

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure

    Estoppel Bill Becomes Law, Brings Big Changes to Association Procedure
    After several years of failed attempts, the estoppel bill has become law in Florida and mandates major changes to the way community associations in the state prepare estoppel letters (also called estoppel certificates), which are legal…
Rank this Week: 2050

Mouse Print

Mouse Print

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

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Aug 21

    Pret a Manger Accused of Deceptive Sandwich Packaging

    Pret a Manger Accused of Deceptive Sandwich Packaging
    MrConsumer had occasion to eat at what he considers an expensive regional European sandwich shop last March called Pret a Manger. He discovered something sneaky about how they packaged their sandwich wraps. Upon opening the package, one gets…
  • Aug 13

    Samsung’s TV Warranty Suggests Limiting Your Viewing of Certain Stations/Programs or Else!

    Samsung’s TV Warranty Suggests Limiting Your Viewing of Certain Stations/Programs or Else!
    While reading the warranty for a recently purchased Samsung HDTV, MrConsumer did a double-take reviewing one particular section. But first, you have to understand a little about the screen dimensions of high definition televisions vs. the…
  • Aug 7

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 2)

    Here We Downsize Again – 2017 (Part 2)
    Like death and taxes, you can count on manufacturers to continue to shrink their products. Mouse Print* reader Jack B. recently caught a change in Trident chewing gum. *MOUSE PRINT: Each package lost four sticks of gum, but each of the new…
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Aug 2

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT

    McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank: 9th Cir. Finds Mortgage Underwriters Not Exempt from FLSA OT
    On July 5, 2017, in a decision which deepens a split among the Circuits, McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank, FSB, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that mortgage underwriters are not exempt from FLSA overtime requirements. No.…
  • Jul 25

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer

    McKnight v. Uber “Safe Rides” Settlement for Consumer
    After the district court rejected their first deal in McKnight, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., No. 3:14-cv-05615-JST (N.D. Cal.), the plaintiffs and Uber have submitted an amended settlement for approval. See Plaintiffs’…
  • Jul 7

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement

    Third Time’s the Charm for Karapetyan v. ABM Wage-and-Hour Settlement
    Following three rounds of briefing in support of Plaintiff Vardan Karapetyan’s motion for preliminary approval of his class action settlement, on June 12, 2017, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu granted preliminary approval of a $5…
Rank this Week: 2115

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

Consumer Finance Law Ledger

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://consumerfinance.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1536

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Friedman Iverson Consumer Law Blog

Deals with consumer issues, such as bankruptcy, debt harassment, and “dirty car dealer tricks.”

http://www.friedmaniverson.com/consumer/blog/
  • May 9

    Who is National Collegiate Student Loan Trust?

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

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

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

    How to get your credit report and credit score

    How to get your credit report and credit score
    Federal law allows you to get one free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) every 12 months. Use the website AnnualCreditReport.com to get your free copy. This is the only…
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 1845

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How to Stop Harassing Debt Collection Call

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

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

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

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale

    Condor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Defective Notice of Sale
    PRESS RELEASE Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a class action lawsuit against Condor Securitization Trust, Condor Holdco Securitization Trust, Condor Assetco Securitization Trust and…
Rank this Week: 1839