Consumer Law in the News

New FTC Resources Warn Consumers About Imposter Scams (June 2, 2016)

Beware the Fine Print: Multipart NY Times Feature Addressing Arbitration Clauses (October 31, 2015)

CFPB Concerned About Widespread Servicing Failures Reported by Student Loan Borrowers (September 29, 2015)

FTC Takes Action Against LifeLock for Alleged Violations of 2010 Order (July 21, 2015)

National Mortgage Settlement Not Property of Bankruptcy Estate, 9th Cir. BAP Rules (July 21, 2015)

FTC Action Stops Massive Payday Loan Fraud Scheme (July 7, 2015)

SCOTUS denies “Fees on Fees” for Bankruptcy Estate Professionals (June 15, 2015)

FTC Continues to Ban Mandatory Arbitration in Magnuson-Moss Warranty Claims (June 3, 2015)

Consumer Advisory: Don’t be Misled by Reverse Mortgage Advertising (June 4, 2015)

Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law (May 29, 2015)

Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reach Settlement with Provident Funding Associates (May 28, 2015)

JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America Agree to Wipe Debt Cleared by Bankruptcy from Credit Reports (May 8, 2015)

TransUnion, Equifax and Experian Agree to Overhaul Credit Reporting Practices (March 17, 2015)

Homeowners Win US High Court Clash on Canceling Mortgages   (January 14, 2015)

Ninth Circuit Upholds $300,000 Punitive Damages in Light of $1 Actual Damages (December 22, 2014)

Debts Canceled by Bankruptcy Still Mar Consumer Credit Scores (November 14, 2014)

Payday Lender Liable for Expenses Incurred Prosecuting its Bankruptcy Violation (September 16, 2014)

Credit Scores Could Rise With FICO’s New Model (August 7, 2014)

CFPB, FTC and States Announce Sweep Against Foreclosure Relief Scammers (July 23, 2014)

5-hour Energy drinks alleges Oregon, Washington officials asked for money, then sued for deceptive marketing (July 21, 2014)

In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates (July 19, 2014)

CFPB Files Suit Against Debt Collection Lawsuit Mill (July 18, 2014)

Collector Liable Under FDCPA for Filing Time-Barred Bankruptcy Claim (July 14, 2014)

CFPB Takes Action Against ACE Cash Express (July 11, 2014)

11th Circuit Allows Second Mortgage “Strip Off” in Chapter 20 Bankruptcy (June 20, 2014)

Ninth Circuit Rejects “The Judge Told Me To” Defense in Bankruptcy Stay Litigation (June 5, 2014)

Bank Ignores Bankruptcy Judge; Fails to Appear at Contempt Hearing (June 3, 2014)

How to Manage Bankers’ Voracious Risk Appetites (June 3, 2014)

Consumers at Risk: Tips When Experiencing a Data Security Breach (December 19, 2013)

Foreclosure Mediation Requests Show Big Jump (September 18, 2013)

Equifax Must Pay $18.6 Million… (July 26, 2013)

U.S. Vows to Battle Abusive Debt Collectors (July 10, 2013)

FTC’s $3.2 Million Penalty Against Major Debt Collector… (July 9, 2013)

S.E.C. Has a Message for Firms Not Used to Admitting Guilt (June 21, 2013)

Automakers Push Back Against Consumer Protections (June 14, 2013)

BofA Gave Bonuses to Foreclose on Clients, Lawsuit Claims (June 14, 2013)

Reverse Mortgages Backfiring for Some Seniors (June 4, 2013)

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