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24 Mar 2019, 6:21 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Now that we've heard from some readers about other schools teaching consumer law, a more complete list appears after the jump (if you know of still more schools, please let me know). [read post]
20 Mar 2019, 4:42 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Five years ago, I posted a list of law schools teaching consumer law, as compiled by my then-research assistant Preston Postlethwaite. [read post]
11 Mar 2019, 12:05 pm by Paul Caron
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Jeff Sovern (St. [read post]
7 Mar 2019, 1:52 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern There's been a lot of talk among law professors about the US News plan to measure faculty scholarly impact in part by citations to faculty scholarship (see here for a blog post citing to commentary). [read post]
6 Mar 2019, 4:29 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The next edition of our casebook will have a lot more about robocalls. [read post]
23 Feb 2019, 5:27 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern A post inspired by a question I heard Kathleen Engel ask: every year second-year students ask professors for suggestions for topics to write about for law reviews. [read post]
17 Jan 2019, 12:57 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The media has devoted considerable attention to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's joining the House Financial Services Committee. [read post]
4 Jan 2019, 12:21 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The CFPB's former acting director, Mick Mulvaney, compared the Bureau's public database to Yelp and threatened to take it private, though he never did so. [read post]
3 Jan 2019, 1:27 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Regular CFPB observers will recall that after Mulvaney took over as acting CFPB director, it took many months before the Bureau announced its first enforcement action. [read post]
28 Dec 2018, 11:43 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The FTC was expected to run out of funding to conduct most of its operations at some point today, according to the Washington Post. [read post]
6 Dec 2018, 6:42 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern That's the title of my essay my colleague Gina Calabrese and I wrote here. [read post]
23 Nov 2018, 8:52 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern With the Democrats' capture of the House, Maxine ("Auntie Maxine") Waters is expected to chair the House Financial Service Committee in the new Congress. [read post]
14 Nov 2018, 2:28 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provides consumers a variety of protections. [read post]
12 Nov 2018, 11:12 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Regular readers of the blog know that we often write about the ineffectiveness of disclosures, and plenty of others have the same complaint. [read post]
27 Oct 2018, 9:58 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern According to Private Enforcement in Administrative Courts, 72 Vanderbilt Law Review,  (Forthcoming), by Michael Sant'Ambrogio of Michigan State, in the year ending March 31, 2017, the government filed only eight consumer protection cases in federal court, which contrasts with the 9,706 cases filed by private plaintiffs. [read post]
25 Oct 2018, 1:48 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern My colleague, Vincent DiLorenzo, has written Fintech Lending: A Study of Expectations Versus Market Outcomes, Forthcoming in Review of Banking & Financial Law. [read post]
15 Oct 2018, 2:09 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern A number of sources have reported on a survey of more than one thousand metastatic breast cancer patients presented recently at an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) symposium that found that debt collectors had contacted about half about cancer care bills. [read post]