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8 Apr 2012, 9:32 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here.  This is a problem where the law did what it could before the issue became common; spam text is outlawed both under regulations adopted under the federal CAN-SPAM Act (as long as the cell phone has a unique electronic address, which I gather they all do) and the federal TCPA (if the texts are sent via autodialer, which they likely are as it would be too time-consuming to send text spam from phones manually by entering in the number and text). … [read post]
7 Jun 2011, 11:56 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern If you are interested in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this is a must-read article.  [read post]
13 Jun 2011, 5:57 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Brian posted earlier a link to the Times article about debt collectors.  [read post]
23 Oct 2007, 2:41 pm
by Jeff Sovern In addition to the report on the predatory lending bill Brian linked to below, today's Times also has an article about the government's system for insuring that meat is safe. [read post]
6 Dec 2010, 5:56 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern More and more anecdotal information is surfacing to supplement the empirical data indicating that consumers don't read disclosures.  [read post]
31 May 2009, 1:46 pm
by Jeff Sovern Last December, various federal regulators adopted new credit card regulations (we blogged about them here, among other places). [read post]
14 Jul 2011, 5:11 am by Brian Wolfman
Jeff Sovern posted earlier on today's House Oversight & Government Reform hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [read post]
15 Feb 2014, 2:17 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern This Times op-ed reports that former patients have sued providers of such therapy under state UDAP laws. [read post]
3 Oct 2013, 8:25 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Which happens first: a win by the NY Giants or Congress resolves the budget impasse? [read post]
31 Jul 2017, 10:35 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Law360's Evan Weinberger has the story here. [read post]
8 Jun 2017, 1:46 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The House passed the Financial Choice Act, H.R. 10, which would cripple the CFPB. [read post]
14 Apr 2016, 2:07 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Hill has the story with the headline House panel passes bills to ramp up CFPB oversight. [read post]
30 Jan 2015, 10:12 am by By Jeff Sovern
And businesses have the advantage in arbitration, Jeff Sovern writes in the Another View column. [read post]