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6 Nov 2013, 4:29 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two steps yesterday in the debt-collection realm. [read post]
3 Jun 2013, 3:27 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Last October, we told you that California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that establishes a regulatory framework for allowing self-driving cars on California roads. [read post]
4 Mar 2007, 9:24 am
By Brian WolfmanIn today's Washington Post, Michele Singletary reviews the new, critically acclaimed movie "Maxed Out" and its companion book "Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders. [read post]
13 Jul 2009, 5:24 am
by Brian WolfmanCheck out this article in yesterday's New York Times about bloggers who receive free products from companies and then blog about them if (they say) they like the products but are silent about them if they don't like the products. [read post]
24 Oct 2009, 11:57 am
by Brian WolfmanAmong other things, the Fair Credit Reporting Act gives consumers the right to dispute inaccuracies on their credit reports and to have the reports corrected. [read post]
10 Jul 2009, 7:21 am
by Brian WolfmanSeveral years ago, David Himmelstein, Elizabeth Warren, Deborah Thorne, and Steffie Woolhandler wrote a piece indicating that a large percentage of U.S. bankruptcy filings are prompted by medical debt. [read post]
13 Nov 2009, 5:55 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian WolfmanFollowing up on Jeff Sovern's post yesterday on the Federal Reserve's new rule that will bar banks from imposing certain overdraft fees unless the consumer opts in, check out this article in today's Washington Post. [read post]
21 Nov 2008, 2:54 pm
by Brian WolfmanThe Federal Judicial Center (FJC) has just released the most recent in a series of reports to the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee concerning the operation of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). [read post]
26 Dec 2012, 4:05 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Earlier this year, we told you (here, here, and here) about eBay's terrible new arbitration clause that bars its customers, both sellers and buyers, from participating in class actions against the company. [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 9:11 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We've blogged here about the difficulty of altering unhealthy or economically destructive behavior through public-education campaigns or mandated disclosures. [read post]
4 Feb 2014, 5:10 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We've told you before about the huge reductions in on-the-road deaths caused by various forms of vehicle safety regulations. [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]
14 Jun 2013, 10:22 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We posted in March when a state trial court in New York threw out New York City's ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. [read post]
28 Dec 2012, 9:50 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Impact Litigation Journal reports that The parties have announced a settlement in the Toyota sudden acceleration multi-district litigation pending in a Santa Ana federal court. [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]