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Federal District Court Grants FTC Request, Halts Online Payday Operation

On August 29, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered an online payday loan operation to cease business activities and freeze assets in response to a complaint and memorandum filed by the FTC on...more

Court of Appeals Holds No Recognized Cause of Action Exists Under Missouri Law Against Gun Shop Owners for Sale of a Non-Defective...

In an opinion issued July 16, 2013, the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals declined to extend what would have amounted to dram shop-type liability to a gun shop that sold ammuition and magazines to a purchaser...more

Food Litigation Newsletter - July 22, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in ConAgra’s “All Natural” Potato Class Action ..“All Natural” Case Involving GMOs Stayed to...more

Presentation - Social Networking: An Ethical Issues Update.

The ethical issues surrounding the use of social media in the legal environment is constantly evolving, making it very important for attorneys to keep abreast of recent decisions, regulatory initiatives and legislative...more

Asset Searches and the Collection of Debt

It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more

Faitro v. Top Surgeons et al.

Demurrer to First Amended Complaint

Defendants' demurrer to the First Amended Complaint's UCL, FAL and CLRA causes of action based on failure to plead reliance, and failure to plead requisite damages sufficient to confer standing under Simpson Strong Tie v....more

Faitro v. Top Surgeons et al.

Defendants' Petition to Compel Arbitration

Defendants filed their petition to compel individual arbitration of the putative class action claims pursuant to the United Supreme Court's ruling in Concepcion v. ATT. Briefing schedule and hearing date to be set by the...more

Victims of Work-from-Home Scam Receive Refunds via FTC

About 75,000 victims of a work-from-home scam have received refunds of the money they paid courtesy of the FTC. This scam offered an online work-from-home opportunity where the victims were sold access to job listings. The...more

"Infected" Tissue Claim Not A Consumer Fraud Claim

Readers have seen my warnings about plaintiff attorneys trying to turn every marketing statement of opinion or puffing into a consumer fraud claim. Now comes a decision about a non-consumer product consumer fraud claim. A...more

Consumer Protection: The California Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act

California's Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act is a powerful piece of consumer protection law that affects people who are trying to start or continue home-based businesses. It is found in California Civil Code in section...more

Senate Bill 558 - Letter to California Assembly Judiciary Committee in Opposition

SB 558 proposes to lower the evidentiary standard for obtaining enhanced remedies available under California's Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) from "clear and convincing" to "preponderance of...more

Consumer Products Safety Commission Public Database: Product Safety or Lawyer Bonanza?

This article provides useful information for every manufacturer, private labeler or distributor of consumer products about the CPSC Database and warns that reports of product defects could be made by people with a hidden...more

Punitive Damages

While the civil justice system almost never concerns itself with punishing wrongdoing, instead focusing on compensating victims for harm they suffer, there are some cases where civil courts take it upon themselves to deter...more

if you're wondering how to recoup your legal fees in NY, you should check out our October '10 Newsletter

The Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper's October '10 Newsletter announces the launch of his new book entitled "3 Reasons Why Your Employment Agreement May Not Be Worth the Paper It's Printed On," and includes several articles...more

Aug '10 Newsletter Incl. 'No Wrriten Agreement? No Problem, Says NY Court'

The Law Offices of Jonathan Cooper's August 2010 Newsletter includes the following: Welcome to the August '10 edition of our newsletter! The articles in this edition of the Newsletter include the following...more

Someone said derogatory statements about me, what can I do?

What can you do when you learn someone has made defamatory statements about you? Read to find out, and then: Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr. (413) 746-8008 gbourguignon@bourguignonlaw.com ...more

California RESPA Lawyer Explains the RESPA Prohibitions Against Kickbacks and Fee Splitting

RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, was passed to address abusive practices such as kickbacks or referral fees that can result in higher costs to the home buyer. However, as a lawyer with RESPA experience,...more

California Insurance Lawyer’s Top Ten Tricks and Tactics Used By Insurance Companies in Settling Claims

As an experienced personal injury lawyer with millions of dollars in settlements from over thirty years of experience, there are a number of common tricks and tactics utilized by insurance companies in settling personal...more

Advertising Law - November 10, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Calendar Notables... *New York Law Makes Refund Policies Clearer *Food Makers Shelve Smart Choices Program *Complaint Says Target’s Silk Soymilk Isn’t Organic *Lawsuit Accuses Cash4Gold of...more

California Pedestrian, Bicycle, Car & Motorcycle Accidental Injury & Death Accidents - A Personal Injury Attorney Explains...

An Analysis of Insurance Company Bad Faith in California Pedestrian, Bicycle, Car and Motorcycle Accidental Injury and Death Accidents By An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney and Former Insurance Company Defense Lawyer And...more

Dental Group Scams, Dentist Fraud, Rip Offs, Bait and Switch, False Advertising and Dental Malpractice in California - A...

Dental Fraud and Malpractice Attorney Sebastian Gibson Discusses Dental Group Scams, Dentist Fraud, Rip Offs, Bait and Switch Tactics, False Advertising and Dental Malpractice in California and how a few bad apples in the...more

Fair Credit Reporting Act

FTC Supports Legislation to Amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Damages to an Injured Persons Credit Often Befall Victims after a car accident § 602. Congressional findings and statement of purpose [15 U.S.C. § 1681]the Fair Credit Reporting Act. (1) The banking system is...more

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