Blog Archive 2013

Post date: March 22, 2013 - 6:12pm

Dealers should not be allowed to impose higher interest rates than necessary on consumers

March 22, 2013

Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it would hold banks and other lenders liable for any auto loans in their portfolio that are...

Post date: April 2, 2013 - 4:31pm

One of NACA’s most well-known and successful consumer attorneys, O. Max Gardner, recently wrote a blog post on his website, http://www.maxbankruptcybootcamp.com/, that we thought was worth sharing. If you want to learn...

Post date: April 12, 2013 - 1:10pm

I had the pleasure of attending the Loyola Consumer Law Review’s symposium, Debt Collection in the Modern Economy, interestingly featuring advocates from both sides of consumer law. Representing consumer advocates were Dan Edelman, Rand Bragg, and NACA Executive Director Ira Rheingold,...

Post date: April 16, 2013 - 6:38pm

“Help! I’ve Been Sued For My Credit Card Debt!”

I suspect that, other than the news that a loved one has been hurt or injured, there aren't many things more frightening to most people than being served a Summons & Complaint in a lawsuit.

You...

Post date: April 18, 2013 - 6:38pm

NACA’s Education Committee is currently accepting new committee members.  NACA’s Education Committee formed more than two years ago.  From its inception, the committee’s mission has been to provide NACA members with the learning opportunities they need to reach their...

Post date: April 26, 2013 - 5:28pm

NACA’s Military Consumer Justice Project (MCJP) has been selected for the honor of presenting at this year’s Equal Justice Conference, put on by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). The Equal Justice Conference will take...

Post date: April 30, 2013 - 8:46pm

That’s what we’d like to know.  In February 2012, State Attorneys General, working with the Department of Justice and HUD, announced a 49 state, $26 billion National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) with the 5 largest mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, Citigroup, JP...

Post date: May 6, 2013 - 2:22pm

The National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) is known throughout the country as the premier association for veteran and less experienced consumer attorneys alike.  However, we would like to expand our reach to include more law schools and law students.  In many law schools...

Post date: May 9, 2013 - 8:49pm

The National Association of Consumer Advocates and a coalition of 46 other public interest organizations joined a letter urging Congress to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act of...

Post date: May 17, 2013 - 5:01pm

Recent research by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development studied the impact of payday lending in the U.S. and found the practice cost the economy nearly $1 billion in 2011, equivalent to the net loss of nearly 14,000 jobs nationwide. California, Texas, and Illinois were among the...

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