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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: 64

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: 70

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: 78

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 19

    How to Recover Losses on Miller Energy Resources Investment

    How to Recover Losses on Miller Energy Resources Investment
    OCTOBER 2017 If you suffered losses as a result of following your broker’s recommendation to invest in Miller Energy Resources, contact us to find out how you may be able to recover damages from the brokerage firm through FINRA…
  • Oct 19

    Abraham Heimann-Former Cetera Stockbroker-Subject of Suits Over Energy Investments-Alpharetta, GA

    Abraham Heimann-Former Cetera Stockbroker-Subject of Suits Over Energy Investments-Alpharetta, GA
    October 2017-Alpharetta, GA According to publicly available records Abraham Heimann, (CRD#1315922) ,  a  stockbroker who last was employed by Cetera Advisors, and who is not currently registered with any brokerage firm,…
  • Oct 19

    Marc Reda-Spartan Capital Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Claim

    Marc Reda-Spartan Capital Broker-Discloses Settlement of Customer Claim
    OCTOBER 2017 According to FINRA records,  Marc A. Reda , a broker who is currently employed by Spartan Capital Securities, discloses 9 prior customer disputes a prior regulatory event, 2 terminations from employment and a currently…
Rank this Week: 111

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

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

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

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law

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

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse
    Fast Company has a great story about the intricate operations and arguable shenanigans of mattress reviewers who are also paid affiliates.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 94

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

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: 130

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: 172

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: 212

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: 239

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Oct 19

    Conference of State Bank Supervisors names fintech advisory panel member

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

    CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman issues sixth annual report

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

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

    CFPB releases consumer protection principles for consumer-authorized sharing of financial information
    The CFPB has released a set of “Consumer Protection Principles” for participants “in the developing market for services based on the consumer-authorized use of financial data.”  According to the CFPB, the…
Rank this Week: 336

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Consumer Attorney: Happy Client

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

    Returning my lemon

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

    Incredibly satisfied

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

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: 413

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: 448

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 269

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Patterson Dahlberg Blog

Covers personal injury, workers' compensation and class actions.

http://www.pattersondahlberg.com/news-recent-cases/
  • Jul 20

    Minnesota Takes on Distracted Driving Accidents 

    Minnesota Takes on Distracted Driving Accidents 
    June 14, 2017 It’s been 14 years since officials implanted an initiative to reduce Minnesota distracted driving accidents and resulting deaths. “Toward Zero Deaths”—the name of the initiative—doesn’t just…
  • Jul 20

    California Case Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court, Mistrial Declared in Missouri  

    California Case Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court, Mistrial Declared in Missouri  
    July 10, 2017 Potential legal victories for plaintiffs suing Johnson & Johnson and for the corporation itself are adding further interest to the ongoing battle between former talcum powder users and the company. Johnson and […] The…
  • Jun 27

    Study Suggests Risk of LivaNova Bacterial Infection More Prevalent than Thought

    Study Suggests Risk of LivaNova Bacterial Infection More Prevalent than Thought
    A new study conducted by researchers in Pittsburgh suggests that more patients than previously believed were put at risk of a LivaNova bacterial infection. Results of the study were released at a national infection prevention […] The…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 425

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: 397

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

Consumer Advocate Legal Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit

    Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit
    Tylenol, the #1 doctor recommended brand of pain relief and a name trusted by Americans for years to treat aches and reduce fevers, has been linked to liver failure. A Tylenol liver failure lawsuit has been filed against Johnson &…
Rank this Week: 298

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: 983

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: 969

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: 882

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: 980

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: 915

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: 951

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: 814

California Credit Law Blog

California Credit Law Blog

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

http://www.californiacreditlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 994

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1082

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Denver Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

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

    Bankruptcy and Your Credit Report – Frequently Asked Question

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

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

    Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income by State – After April 1, 2017
    Your household income is an important element in determining whether you are eligible for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and calculating the payment amount and duration of a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan. The bankruptcy means test…
Rank this Week: 863

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: 746

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: 948

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

California Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

Covers California lemon law. By Mark F. Anderson.

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

    Hyundai Drops Forced Arbitration Post-Publicity

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

    Hyundai Imposes Forced Arbitration on Lemon Car Owner

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

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc

    Some Accident Reports Available Online from Crashdoc
    Carfax has a new site where consumers can get accident reports filed by some law enforcement agencies. It is Crashdocs.org. You just need the date and city where the accident took place to get a copy of the police report that is on file with…
Rank this Week: 673

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…
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Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

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

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
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Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    New Rules for Expungement of Certain Broker Check Complaint

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

    WHY ARE EXPUNGEMENT ORDERS BY ARBITRATORS IGNORED BY BROKER CHECK?

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

Making Sense of It. Law and Life

Advice, strategy, tips and tricks to dealing with day-to-day legal issues. By Peter MacSweeney.

http://25dl.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Buying a Condo? Special Issues to Take Into Consideration.

    Buying a Condo? Special Issues to Take Into Consideration.
    Condominiums are growing in popularity, and for a number of reasons. But when purchasing a condo, people tend to assume that the level of due diligence required prior to purchase is less then that of a standard house. In fact more due…
  • Mar 16

    Property Disclosure, Statement of Condition

    Property Disclosure, Statement of Condition
    Buying a house can be a very stressful experience. There are so many unknowns with the quality of the house, not including the bucket loads of money you need to spend. Most locations require that sellers provide buyers with a Property…
  • Mar 16

    Land Ownership Basics Explained

    Land Ownership Basics Explained
    Property law in law school is not one of the most popular subjects, although it is mandatory in most schools. As a result of land existing far before humans, or the creation of law, the rules for land ownership are a mismatch of old and…
Rank this Week: 561

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy…

Oregon and Washington Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://nwdrlf.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

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

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

    NO MORE MYSTERY COLLECTIONS LAWSUITS IN OREGON

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

    Taxes Are A Big Concern For Bankruptcy Filers in Oregon

    Taxes Are A Big Concern For Bankruptcy Filers in Oregon
    While taxes are a big concern for bankruptcy filers nationwide, it is a particularly pressing issue for Oregonians. This is so because in addition to taxes that might be due and owing to the IRS, Oregonians have to worry about taxes owed to…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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: 3630

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…
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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…
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