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30 Apr 2008, 11:28 am
by Deepak Gupta Did you know that a smoked turkey sandwich (930 calories) at Chili's has more calories than a sirloin steak (540 calories)? [read post]
2 Nov 2007, 12:36 pm
by Deepak Gupta A front-page article in the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week and a recent AP story both reported on a practice I've previously blogged about here: private debt collectors that rent out a prosecutor's name and authority, which they use to threaten consumers who have written bad checks with criminal prosecution and jail unless they pay exorbitant collection fees. [read post]
23 Mar 2010, 7:21 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta A few minutes after the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act today, Virginia Solicitor General Duncan Getchell left his office and walked across the street to the federal courthouse in Richmond, where he filed Virginia's constitutional challenge to the new law. [read post]
29 Jul 2009, 10:31 pm
by Deepak Gupta In today's mail, I received my copy of the August issue of ABA Journal magazine, which has an article on the mandatory disclosure of calorie counts on fast-food menus. [read post]
17 Feb 2009, 12:36 pm
by Deepak Gupta I'm delighted that the Second Circuit has decided to uphold New York City's landmark fast-food menu rule, which requires chain restaurants to disclose calorie information on their menus. [read post]
13 Aug 2010, 3:00 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta In today's Washington Post, Brady Dennis has a mini-bio of Elizabeth Warren, from her childhood in Oklahoma, where she was raised by parents whose lives were still scarred by the Great Depression, to her earliest research on bankruptcy filings, through today. [read post]
7 May 2013, 2:31 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 -- legislation that would ban mandatory pre-dispute binding arbitration in consumer and employment contracts -- was introduced today in both houses of Congress by Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. [read post]
6 Nov 2013, 7:06 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta We've blogged before about Mount Holly--the Supreme Court case about the future of disparate impact in housing and lending discrimination. [read post]
30 Jun 2009, 9:23 am
by Deepak Gupta Included in President Obama's proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 is the following provision giving the new agency the authority to ban pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration clauses: SEC. 1025. [read post]
2 Dec 2014, 3:02 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta In today's Los Angeles Times, consumer columnist David Lazarus takes a look at the practice of for-profit debt collectors renting out the seal and letterhead of local California prosecutors -- the target of a new class-action lawsuit that our firm filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco. [read post]
24 Oct 2007, 1:02 pm
by Deepak Gupta We've blogged before about the proposed Arbitration Fairness Act, federal legislation that would end the scourge of pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, and franchise contracts. [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 2:11 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Earlier than many had expected, a challenge to President Obama's recess appointments reached the doorstep of the U.S. [read post]
4 Mar 2010, 4:32 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta It's been an eventful week in consumer law and policy in Washington so far. [read post]
8 Oct 2010, 1:18 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Several weeks ago, my colleague Greg Beck blogged about a very significant and disturbing Ninth Circuit decision effectively holding that consumers don't own their own software. [read post]
21 Jul 2009, 7:34 pm
by Deepak Gupta The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the American Arbitration Association "will stop participating in consumer-debt-collection disputes," at least--according to an unnamed AAA official quoted in the story--"until some standards or safeguards are established. [read post]
29 Jan 2010, 11:27 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Yesterday, Judge Posner issued an opinion that may be of some interest to those following the great debate over predatory lending and behavioral economics. [read post]
7 Feb 2008, 10:36 am
by Deepak Gupta 1992, Congress required the federal government to set up a comprehensive national database covering the title-, theft-, and damage- history of used cars, based on data from insurance companies, junk and salvage yards, and all 50 states. [read post]
7 May 2012, 2:00 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Last May, I was sad to have to give up blogging when I joined the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [read post]
15 Nov 2007, 1:33 pm
by Deepak Gupta   A coalition of twenty national and local consumer and anti-poverty groups -- including Consumer Action, National Association for Consumer Advocates, National Consumer Law Center, Public Citizen, and U.S. [read post]