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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]
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]
19 Mar 2007, 8:02 pm
Brian Wolfman It appears that the Ninth Circuit has a rule requiring it to issue at least one decision about the Class Action Fairness Act every week. [read post]
19 Mar 2007, 10:00 am
On September 20, 2006, the Federal Judicial Center issued a study of the impact of CAFA.8 The study, as noted by Brian Wolfman of Public Citizens' Litigation Group, found that CAFA "is generally having its intended effect of moving state-law-based class actions from state to federal court. [read post]
15 Mar 2007, 9:45 am
By Brian Wolfman You probably take advantage of the "check float" from time to time; I know I do. [read post]
8 Mar 2007, 3:31 pm
By Brian Wolfman The day before yesterday, in Progressive West Insurance Company v. [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]
5 Mar 2007, 7:42 am
by Jeff Sovern Over the weekend, Brian Wolfman blogged about the proposed Interagency Guidance on Subprime Mortgage Lending. [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]
1 Mar 2007, 7:40 pm
By Brian Wolfman     President Bush has nominated Michael Baroody to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission. [read post]
1 Mar 2007, 6:35 am
By Brian Wolfman     In today's Washington Post, Michele Singletary discusses her "Dirty Dozen": the 12 most popular scams that tax preparers try to sell to taxpayers hoping for a big (but illegal) federal tax refund. [read post]
24 Feb 2007, 9:46 am
By Brian Wolfman In Serrano v. 100 Connect, Inc., No. 06-17366 (Feb. 22, 2007), the Ninth Circuit has held that in assessing whether a federal district court should or must decline jurisdiction under the "exceptions" to jurisdiction of the Class Action Fairness Act, the burden is on the party resisting a federal forum to show that jurisdiction is lacking. [read post]
22 Feb 2007, 6:17 am
By Brian Wolfman  This earlier post describes the lawsuit by an upstate New York law firm and Public Citizen to strike down new New York lawyer advertising restrictions on First Amendment grounds. [read post]
18 Feb 2007, 6:00 am
by Brian Wolfman I previously reported here that Virginia was poised to enact lenient payday loan legislation without any fee/interest rate cap, after a House committee approved such legislation already passed by the state Senate. [read post]
16 Feb 2007, 12:58 pm
by Brian Wolfman    Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Grisham v. [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]
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]
21 Jan 2007, 3:52 pm
    By Brian Wolfman     Check out yesterday's Washington Post for a long article concerning common misconceptions about consumer credit scores and what consumers might do to improve their scores. [read post]