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24 May 2009, 12:23 pm
by Brian Wolfman The new credit card legislation will eliminate certain credit card practices (such as double-cycle billing, unlimited marketing to kids under 21, and very short-lived introductory teaser interest rates). [read post]
11 Nov 2008, 4:45 pm
By Brian Wolfman Here's a surprising class action developement: In Flemming v. [read post]
8 May 2007, 6:42 pm
by Brian Wolfman Common Cause has just issued this intriguing report suggesting a link between the severe problems in the subprime lending market and political contributions made by the lending industry to lawmakers. [read post]
16 Feb 2007, 12:58 pm
by Brian Wolfman    Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Grisham v. [read post]
26 Sep 2013, 8:06 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We have posted (for instance, here and here) about efforts to push forward in various ways with the massive Title VII employment disrimination class action thrown out by the Supreme Court in Wal-Mart v. [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 11:11 am
"Alex Kozinski and Marcy Tiffany file no-nonsense objection to class-action settlement": Brian Wolfman has this post today at Public Citizen's "Consumer Law & Policy Blog." [read post]
13 Jul 2015, 6:59 am by Rebecca Tushnet
Brian Wolfman and I just filed this amicus on behalf of law professors seeking rehearing in the In re GNC case, which badly misunderstood literal falsity.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default? [read post]
19 Mar 2007, 8:02 pm
Brian Wolfman It appears that the Ninth Circuit has a rule requiring it to issue at least one decision about the Class Action Fairness Act every week. [read post]
30 Sep 2008, 3:26 am
by Brian Wolfman Today, Monday, September 29, the Supreme Court Justices held their annual "long conference" at which they considered hundreds of petitions for writs of certiorari that had piled up over the Court's 3-month summer recess. [read post]
1 Mar 2007, 6:35 am
By Brian Wolfman     In today's Washington Post, Michele Singletary discusses her "Dirty Dozen": the 12 most popular scams that tax preparers try to sell to taxpayers hoping for a big (but illegal) federal tax refund. [read post]
26 Jan 2008, 7:21 am
by Brian Wolfman Today's Washington Post has  this article about the White House's consideration of candidates for Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the government agency charged with protecting the public from potentially dangerous products, ranging from fire-prone mattresses to hazardous cleaning products to lead-laden toys. [read post]
15 Nov 2010, 5:44 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman It's well known that class actions and other aggregated litigation require many lawyers, paralegals, and experts to make them go. [read post]
11 Jun 2008, 6:58 pm
by Brian Wolfman The grassroots organization ACORN has just released a report that I think our readers will find interesting. [read post]
23 Apr 2007, 8:18 am
By Brian Wolfman     Way back on September 15, I blogged here about an effort by Public Citizen and the Center for Auto Safety to convince the California Supreme Court to review a ruling that, if allowed to stand, would gut California's consumer protection laws. [read post]
5 Oct 2009, 6:46 am
by Brian Wolfman Here is one of many news accounts about the Center for Science in the Public Interest's new suit against Bayer for allegedly deceiving consumers that the mineral selenium, contained in Bayer's One-a-Day Multivitamins for men, helps "support prostate health" and "reduce[s] the risk of prostate cancer. [read post]
23 Jul 2009, 2:23 pm
by Brian Wolfman Senator Arlen Specter has just introduced this bill to reestablish the notice-pleading standards of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 8 as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Conley v. [read post]
3 Nov 2007, 2:58 pm
by Brian Wolfman This article in today's Washington Post explains that Consumer Product Safety Commission chair Nancy Nord has asked the Office of Government Ethics to review the CPSC's travel policy after it was revealed that Nord and her predecessor, Hal Stratton, took trips paid for by the industries that the CPSC regulates. [read post]
4 Jun 2007, 5:51 am
by Brian Wolfman On May 23, the Federal Reserve Board proposed revisions to Regulation Z regarding disclosures of the cost of credit for credit card accounts (sometimes referred to as "open-end" credit). [read post]