Blog Archive 2013

Post date: September 18, 2013 - 3:01pm

Who can forget the discolored and damaged looking teeth of Austin Powers (played by Mike Myers) in the series of comedic movies: “International Man of Mystery,” “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” and “Goldmember”?  It was part of the self-deprecating humor that...

Post date: September 27, 2013 - 2:51pm

National Association of Consumer Advocates’ Lobby Day 2013

November 6, 2013
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

We’re kicking off this year’s Consumer Rights Litigation Conference in Washington, D.C. by joining National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) members...

Post date: October 4, 2013 - 12:48pm

Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gave remarks and hosted a field hearing in Chicago on Wednesday to release a report...

Post date: November 4, 2013 - 4:10pm
Corporate America doesn’t want to be accountable if they do anything to hurt you. 
 
So how weird is this?  The Daily Grill, a very fancy and pricey steak house, encourages people to buy gift cards and make reservations on line.  (O.k.,...
Post date: November 6, 2013 - 8:31pm

A pair of bills amending the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act have hit the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas. The first, introduced by Rep. Ed. Perlmutter (D-CO7), attempts...

Post date: November 19, 2013 - 5:51pm

Most people have rented a place to live.  The relationship with the landlord or management company typically extends beyond one month, sometimes for many years or decades.  With good credit, it’s usually easy to enter into a residential rental or lease agreement, with both...

Post date: August 16, 2013 - 3:31pm

One of my favorite questions I like to ask lawyers is “Why do people file for Bankruptcy?”

The most common answer I get is because they owe money, or they have a lot of debt.

But that is wrong. The truth of the matter is very different.

One time, when I was about 17...

Post date: June 20, 2013 - 3:26pm

Many people suffer unnecessarily for years with incredible loads of debt, which can be enforced and collected by a court judgment. Not only should people not bear such a burden for many years, but long delays by the consumer can limit helpful options. This posting will explain what delays are a...

Post date: February 11, 2013 - 3:37pm
Release Date:

February 11, 2013

A new study indicates as many as 40 million consumers have a mistake on their credit report and Steve Kroft finds it's hard to get them fixed.

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Post date: March 4, 2013 - 2:41pm

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests. Our members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services...

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