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24 May 2010, 3:56 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta   Back in May 2008, I wrote a blog post that began like this:A cutting-edge issue in the world of consumer law--and one that this blog has discussed many times before . . . is the extent to which corporations can enforce class-action bans placed in consumer adhesion contracts. [read post]
24 May 2010, 3:08 pm
For Respondents: Deepak Gupta;Public Citizen Litigation Group; 1600 20th Street, NW; Washington, DC  20009;; (202)-588-1000. [read post]
20 May 2010, 6:15 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta By a vote of 59-39 tonight, the Senate passed sweeping legislation to tighten the rules governing the U.S. financial system. [read post]
20 May 2010, 1:14 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta A little over an hour ago, the Senate agreed to end debate over the financial reform bill within the next 30 hours. [read post]
4 May 2010, 5:00 am by Victoria VanBuren
Deepak Gupta, Consumer Law & Policy Blog (April 1, 2010) Recent Developments in Arbitration Unconscionability,  Disputing (March 30, 2010) Contracts Prof Blog Roundup: (in reversed order) Rent-A-Center West v. [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 11:52 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta A new study, The Preemption Effect: The Impact of Federal Preemption of State Anti-Predatory Lending Laws on the Foreclosure Crisis (PDF), conducted by UNC-Chapel Hill's Center for Community Capital, concludes that federal action to exempt large national banks from state consumer protection laws led to increased numbers of home foreclosures and risky lending practices. [read post]
8 Apr 2010, 10:43 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta  Last week, I blogged about Rent-a-Center v. [read post]
1 Apr 2010, 1:25 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Even prominent arbitrators agree: Decisions about whether arbitration clauses in the consumer and employment context are unconscionable shouldn't be left entirely in the hands of arbitrators themselves. [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]
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]
17 Feb 2010, 7:32 am by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Reid Cramer of the New America Foundation released what looks like a handy new paper yesterday on the proposal to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency. [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]
5 Jan 2010, 4:20 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta Way back in May 2007, we posted here about objections by Public Citizen and the Center for Auto Safety to a nationwide-class action settlement involving Carfax. [read post]
5 Jan 2010, 3:38 am by Bob Kraft
"This system could have a profound effect on auto safety and the way consumers buy cars, in general," said Deepak Gupta, a lawyer for Public Citizen, the consumer advocacy group.About 2.5 million vehicles are "totaled" each year, but about 1.5 million of them are fixed and returned to the road, according to the latest study done for the Department of Justice in 2001. [read post]
4 Dec 2009, 6:07 am by Jon L. Gelman
Deepak Gupta and Allison Zieve of Public Citizen are co-counsel for the respondent. [read post]
” Posted by Deepak Gupta on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 07:48 PM in Consumer Litigation, Debt Collection, Free Speech, Intellectual Property & Consumer Issues, Unfair & Deceptive Acts & Practices (UDAP) | Permalink [read post]
24 Nov 2009, 4:48 pm by Deepak Gupta
by Deepak Gupta With increasing frequency, debt collectors accused of engaging in abusive tactics in the context of consumer collection litigation have been raising a novel defense based on the Petition Clause of the First Amendment, which guarantees a right of access to the courts. [read post]