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17 Oct 2007, 7:32 am
by Jeff Sovern  Today's Times has an editorial, "Subprime in Black and White," as a follow-up to the article earlier this week about the NYU Furman Center Study (that Brian Wolfman blogged about here) finding that neighborhoods with a majority of borrowers of color have a higher incidence of subprime loans than majority-white neighborhoods, even when they have similar median income levels. [read post]
18 Jul 2007, 1:02 am
"As long as you're honest about something, why not also be funny," said attorney Brian Wolfman of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group that launched the YouTube Paxil announcement this month. [read post]
25 Jun 2007, 8:13 am
(Allison Zieve) Supreme Court Asks for Solicitor General View's in Important Preemption Case (Brian Wolfman) [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]
13 Jun 2007, 12:41 pm
  Brian Wolfman and I filed a brief on behalf of Public Citizen supporting the plaintiffs' request and pointing out that if complying with regulation were enough to allow a defendant to remove a case under the law, a host of industries that are in fact subject to much heavier regulation than cigarette makers would have free rein to remove cases filed against them in state courts to federal courts. [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
5 May 2007, 10:14 am
By Brian Wolfman [Introductory Note: This post was updated on May 6, 2007, to eliminate potential ambiguity pointed out by a careful reader. [read post]
28 Apr 2007, 4:22 am
by Brian Wolfman Back on March 1, we blogged about the Bush Administration's nomination of Michael Baroody (pictured here), a longtime high-ranking executive with the National Association of Manufacturers, to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission. [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]
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]
13 Apr 2007, 3:51 am
If this pattern keeps up, patients might actually feel better informed, and more tolerant when errors occur, causing a decrease in medical malpractice cases.Tony Sebok at FindLaw has the second half of his series on reopening the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund for the thousands of relief workers who were injured in the aftermath;Brian Wolfman at Public Citizen's Consumer Law and Policy blog discusses a danger I had not previously heard of: 15-20 million lightweight… [read post]
12 Apr 2007, 11:33 am
by Brian Wolfman Yesterday, the Eleventh Circuit issued Lowery v. [read post]
5 Apr 2007, 1:50 pm
At Consumer Law & Policy, Brian Wolfman has this post on two attorney's fees cases under consideration by the High Court. [read post]