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7 Mar 2013, 9:28 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumers are entitled to annual free credit reports from the three mega-credit reporting companies -- Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax. [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 5:02 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Despite the view among some consumers that the airlines are gouging consumers with fees, a recent study shows that fees are a very small part of the overall cost of flying. [read post]
1 Mar 2013, 5:46 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Big Spring suit filed in federal district court in D.C. challenges various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall St. reform law, including the legality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on separation-of-powers grounds. [read post]
1 Mar 2013, 4:04 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Last month, we posted about a likely settlement between federal regulators and 13 major mortgage servicers -- including some of the world's biggerst banks -- that would make direct cash distributions to homeowners who lost their homes or went underwater during the financial crisis, in whole or in part because of improper foreclosure and loan practices. [read post]
21 Feb 2013, 7:39 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman After the Supreme Court's decision last June largely upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we asked this question: Which states, if any, will back out of the Medicaid expansion? [read post]
15 Feb 2013, 6:39 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We have posted before on the large decline in airfares in light of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. [read post]
15 Feb 2013, 4:36 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman This article by the Consumerist's Chris Morran explains that, in her first Senate Banking Committee hearing, senior Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren "grilled a panel of regulators on their tendency to settle with law-breaking banks rather than go to trial. ... [read post]
6 Feb 2013, 3:54 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman California legislators are considering requiring used car sellers to fix cars subject to government safety recalls before they re-sell those cars to unsuspecting customers. [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 9:01 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman On February 25, 2013, Steve Schultze of Princeton University spoke about the fee-based system for access to federal court documents known as PACER. [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 4:57 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Typically, consumers buy or lease new (and used) cars from car dealers, not car makers. [read post]
1 Feb 2013, 9:02 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Back in October, the Federal Trade Commission challenged the public to create an innovative solution that will block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. [read post]
27 Jan 2013, 9:09 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Last Thursday, Judge Arthur Spatt, a federal district judge in Brooklyn, postponed a decision on final approval of a settlement in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) class action on the ground of inadequate notice. [read post]
7 Jan 2013, 9:12 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The President campaigned emphatically on a tax plan that would raise taxes for people making more than $250,000. [read post]
6 Jan 2013, 9:58 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The FDA has issued two proposed rules to implement the Food Saftey Modernization Act enacted in 2011. [read post]
30 Dec 2012, 9:02 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman On his first full day in office, President Obama issued a memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). [read post]