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19 Apr 2010, 4:57 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Today's news reports bring word that, after mulling its options for weeks, Toyota is expected to agree to pay a $16.4 million fine levied by the U.S. [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]
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]
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]
3 Feb 2007, 5:27 am
    By Brian Wolfman      As many of you know, rescission can be an important remedy in Truth in Lending Act cases. [read post]
12 Dec 2012, 5:43 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman David Lazarus has written this piece on airline fees, which he doesn't like. [read post]
17 Sep 2012, 5:33 pm by Paul Karlsgodt
Reuters contributor Alison Frankel authored an insightful column published August 20, 2012 entitled Foretelling the End of Money-for-Nothing Class Actions, that touches on issues similar to those raised by Brian Wolfman in two recent articles summarized in this August 15 CAB post.  [read post]
29 Jul 2009, 7:31 am
by Brian Wolfman We have previously reported here about the recording industry's aggressive strategy of going after music file sharers. [read post]
18 Dec 2012, 6:56 am by Paul Levy
by Paul Alan Levy Earlier this month, Brian Wolfman and I both wrote about an impending preliminary injunction hearing in a libel suit over a consumer's review of a local contractor who, she said, had botched his work on her home. [read post]
27 May 2007, 6:29 am
By Brian Wolfman Today's Washington Post contains a major article by Kathleen Day, entitled "A Highly Charged Relationship," about Americans' love for credit cards, but their vehement dislike for some of the credit card companies' practices -- practices hidden in the fine print until they spring into action. [read post]
15 Aug 2012, 10:51 pm by Paul Karlsgodt
Brian Wolfman, Co-director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center, has two excellent recent posts on Public Citizen’s Consumer Law and Policy Blog that provide food for thought on the need for class action reform, and the best way to achieve reform if it is needed. [read post]
18 Jan 2007, 6:54 am
    By Brian Wolfman     The National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America have issued a press release warning consumers to avoid tax refund anticipation loans (RALs) and reporting on the state of the RAL industry. [read post]
14 Jan 2008, 6:13 am
by Brian Wolfman Read this Baltimore Sun article about the City of Baltimore's suit alleging that Wells Fargo engaged in predatory and racially discriminatory lending against Baltimore citizens. [read post]
7 Dec 2012, 1:21 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman In a pay-for-delay settlement, a brand-name drug company pays a generic company that has challenged the brand-name company's patent to stay out of the market. [read post]
9 Sep 2009, 9:33 am
by Brian Wolfman The front page of the New York Times has this excellent piece on overdraft fees imposed on debit card holders. [read post]
14 Dec 2012, 5:09 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We have now posted twice (here and here) about the Second Circuit's Caronia decision, in which the court ditched the misdemeanor conviction of a drug company prescription drug representative, saying that his promotion of one of the company's products was protected by the First Amendment. [read post]
2 Aug 2013, 4:54 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Some parts of the Affordable Care Act are already in place, such as the requirement that uninsured kids up to age 26 be offered insurance on their parents' health insurane policies. [read post]
6 Oct 2013, 9:01 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman As we've explained in a series of recent posts, in Carrera v. [read post]