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17 Aug 2015, 9:00 am by Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin
Levin In a recent blog post, Professor Jeff Sovern responded to our blog post indicating that the CFPB’s March 10, 2014 Arbitration Study strongly supports the industry’s view that consumers fare better in arbitration than litigation in general and class actions in particular. [read post]
18 Sep 2017, 9:43 am by Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin
Professor Jeff Sovern has responded to our recent blog, “Senator Warren’s Numbers Don’t Add Up,” with a blog of his own. [read post]
1 Jun 2021, 8:15 am by Cheryl Van Fossen
Professor Jeff Sovern recently proposed that the CFPB issue a supposedly “new” arbitration rule “that prevents companies from blocking consumers from suing in court unless consumers specifically opted in to the arbitration clause” after being given a CFPB-mandated disclosure that if they do not sign and their rights are violated, they “may still sue us in court or later agree to arbitration. [read post]
14 Mar 2022, 10:53 am by Mark J. Levin and Alan S. Kaplinsky
A recent blog by Professor Jeff Sovern, occasioned by the recent Senate hearing on consumer arbitration clauses, recycles two of his favorite talking points: (1) consumers don’t understand arbitration clauses, and (2) consumers only benefit from post-dispute, not pre-dispute, arbitration. [read post]
3 Jun 2014, 5:44 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [read post]
21 Apr 2010, 11:11 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here's the column, and follow up posts can be found here and here. [read post]
15 Feb 2008, 5:18 pm
by Jeff Sovern One of my goals with this blog has been to raise the profile of consumer law among legal educators. [read post]
14 May 2009, 4:21 pm
Jeff Sovern Jamaica, Queens, April 28, 2009 The writer is a professor at St. [read post]
25 May 2010, 10:48 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Those of us at the University of Houston Teaching Consumer Law Conference last week were treated to a report on a type of fraud I personally had never heard of and that is so new, it goes under several names, including it's me fraud and grandparent fraud. [read post]
15 Nov 2007, 8:58 am
by Jeff Sovern Today's Times has an editorial on the mortgage legislation that is scheduled for a vote today on the House floor. [read post]
12 Apr 2007, 12:06 pm
by Jeff Sovern The Christian Science Monitor reports here about so-called "mortgage consultants" who purport to rescue consumers from foreclosure and the laws designed to prevent foreclosure rescue fraud. [read post]
2 Sep 2011, 12:13 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I am pleased to report that Thomson/West has just published the 2011 edition of Selected Consumer Statutes, a compilation of consumer statutes, regulations, and similar materials on consumer law. [read post]
7 Jul 2012, 2:52 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Yesterday the Times ran a piece, New Agency Plans to Make Over Mortgage Market, about some things going on at the CFPB as it approaches its first anniversary. [read post]