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26 Feb 2010, 9:18 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Here at the CLP Blog we worry about consumers, usually with regard to laws about consumer borrowing, unfair debt collection, disclosure of credit terms, arbitration, and the like. [read post]
13 May 2008, 6:54 am
by Brian Wolfman Last December, we blogged here about Haliburton's efforts to force into arbitration a suit brought by a former employee who maintains that she was gang-raped by her Haliburton co-workers in Baghdad. [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]
5 Jun 2007, 6:12 am
by Brian Wolfman Anyone interested in the potential human costs of debt collection harassment should read the Sixth Circuit's recent decision in MacDermid v. [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]
27 Jan 2007, 10:15 am
    By Brian Wolfman     Today's Washington Post has this annoyingly non-specific article based in part on the author's interview with Rep. [read post]
19 May 2009, 5:53 am
More: Kimberly Kralowec, Paul Karlsgodt, Brian Wolfman.... [read post]
5 Mar 2007, 2:56 pm
Brian Wolfman, Director of Public Citizen's Litigation Group, recently wrote a critique of preemption arguments for Tort Deform (available here). [read post]
8 Jul 2009, 8:25 am
Allison replaces Brian Wolfman, who had been with the group for nineteen years, five of them as its director. [read post]
17 Jun 2007, 7:26 am
by Brian Wolfman Michele Singletary reports in today's Washington Post about a study of securities arbitrations conducted mainly under the auspices of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). [read post]
16 Apr 2007, 1:45 pm
By Brian Wolfman The Federal Judicial Center has just issued its third iterim report on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. [read post]
28 Apr 2008, 6:23 am
by Brian Wolfman Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) says a court of appeals may permit an appeal from a district court order granting or denying class certification if a petition for permission to appeal is filed with the court of appeals within 10 days of entry of the district court's order. [read post]
29 Nov 2012, 5:19 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman One of the nice things about the Internet is that it brings down the cost of communicating with the public, potentially democratizing free speech. [read post]
26 Mar 2007, 5:04 am
By Brian Wolfman An article from Saturday's New York Times discusses a a National Consumer Law Center report that explains that, perhaps, the word is getting out that tax refund anticipation loans (RALs) -- short-term loans provided by tax preparers and others in anticipation of the borrower's tax refund -- are not such a great deal. [read post]
12 Apr 2007, 11:33 am
by Brian Wolfman Yesterday, the Eleventh Circuit issued Lowery v. [read post]
5 Apr 2007, 9:08 am
By Brian Wolfman Following up on yesterday's post from Steve Gardner, I wanted to let you know about two potentially important statutory attorney's fees cases before the Supreme Court. [read post]
21 Sep 2008, 1:44 pm
by Brian Wolfman Remember the last time government policy was made in the interest of the nation with barely a peep of mainstream protest, as the press went along for the ride? [read post]
11 May 2007, 7:43 pm
by Brian Wolfman    A new federal law entitles millions of taxpayers to a tax credit on their 2006 income tax returns for an improperly collected 3% federal telecommunications excise tax collected between February 28, 2003 and August 1, 2006. [read post]