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6 Aug 2020, 6:02 pm by Jeff Sovern
Guest post by Neil Sobol: As part of an article in which I advocate for the incorporation of consumer law issues in first-year law classes, I requested my research assistant, Spencer Lockwood, to update the consumer law offerings chart reported in  Jeff Sovern's post in 2019. [read post]
30 Jul 2020, 2:00 am by Paul Caron
Renee Allen, Jennifer Baum, Catherine Duryea, Robert Ruescher, Courtney Selby, Eric Shannon, Jeff Sovern & Rachel Smith (St. [read post]
28 Jul 2020, 7:11 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Not only does McConnell's coronavirus bill make it much harder for consumers to sue businesses that carelessly infect them with the virus, it also makes it much easier for businesses to sue consumers suffering from COVID. [read post]
23 Jul 2020, 10:25 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I served on a faculty committee this summer that prepared a report with tips for online teaching. [read post]
22 Jul 2020, 1:39 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The argument that businesses should not be liable to consumers whom they carelessly infect with the coronavirus is based on the claim that if Congress does not outlaw such cases, we will see a tidal wave of lawsuits. [read post]
25 Jun 2020, 10:07 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Businesses are lobbying to overturn laws that impose liability for negligently infecting customers with the coronavirus, claiming that they fear frivolous law suits and that they will observe heath guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. [read post]
24 Jun 2020, 3:12 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern This article in the Houston Chronicle says that Texas health laws don't require restaurants to tell diners whether employees have COVID, though some restaurants have voluntarily disclosed that employees have been infected. [read post]
16 Jun 2020, 5:18 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Ralph was one of the original co-authors of the consumer law casebook I am now privileged to co-author. [read post]
31 May 2020, 7:10 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern As we previously noted, the CFPB's Conservative/Industry Taskforce created to make "recommendations for ways to improve and strengthen consumer financial laws and regulations" issued a request for information. [read post]
15 May 2020, 6:04 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Regular blog readers know that from time to time, we report on the number of law schools offering consumer law courses course. [read post]
30 Apr 2020, 1:55 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Earlier this month, the CFPB issued a statement saying that during the pandemic, it would not enforce the 30-day deadlines for credit reporting agencies and furnishers to investigate reports of errors in credit reports, as long as they acted in good faith. [read post]
27 Apr 2020, 10:00 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Because of the virus, people are experiencing more losses than usual and are not able to mark their passing with the rituals that help in times of death: in-person funerals, wakes, shiva calls, and the like. [read post]
20 Apr 2020, 3:08 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern In  an April 16 letter, ACA International, which describes itself as "The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals," complained  that "Advocacy organizations have made several recent claims that, 'debt collectors are eager to garnish [stimulus] payments – threatening families’ access to food, shelter, and medicine, and endangering public health.'” I'm not sure where the quote in the letter is… [read post]
19 Apr 2020, 9:58 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern How should Congress handle the problem of damage to the credit of consumers who default because of the coronavirus pandemic? [read post]
13 Apr 2020, 6:00 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern According to standard readability measures, arbitration clauses require a lot of education to understand. [read post]