Blog Archive 2017

Post date: January 23, 2017 - 12:00am

Since November 8, I’m sure we’ve all thought a lot about the state of consumer protection in our country. Like many of you, I’ve listened with despair to incredibly divisive and angry rhetoric yet heard little mention of consumer rights or consumer justice. I’ve spoken...

Post date: December 5, 2017 - 11:01am

This year has been a tough one for consumer attorneys. From our painfully close loss on the arbitration rule that would have allowed class actions against financial service institution’s unlawful acts, to ongoing threats to debt collection, student lending, and payday lending laws and...

Post date: October 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Dear fellow NACA members:

We’re writing to let you know that, starting today, new prospective members who apply to join NACA will use updated membership criteria and a new application and pledge, and will pledge to abide by a new Member Code of Conduct. These improvements are the...

Post date: June 6, 2017 - 11:33am

Guest Blog by Leslie Bailey and Stacy Bardo, co-chairs of the board of directors

Hi fellow NACA Members!

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through this calendar year already! As NACA board co-chairs, we just wanted to do a quick check in and let you know what...

Post date: May 2, 2017 - 3:01pm

Congress is considering a bill called the “Financial CHOICE Act,” (H.R. 10), a dreadful proposal that promises to threaten Americans’ economic security, reminiscent of the destruction caused by the 2008 financial crisis. The bill is sponsored by U.S. House Financial Services...

Post date: April 12, 2017 - 12:41pm

Tell Your Senators to Reject H.R. 985 – A Bill Filled with Unnecessary Obstacles to Bar Consumers from Banding Together When Ripped Off or Exploited by Wrongdoers

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Post date: April 3, 2017 - 10:26am

Guest blog by Ronald Burdge

Consumer law may be in for tough times in the next four years and the way we practice law will have to change with it if consumer advocates are to survive. Some precautions come to mind:

1. Think about your attorney-client fee agreement. When...

Post date: March 16, 2017 - 1:32pm

President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget released today would shred the safety net by eradicating longstanding, critical programs that assist and support Americans in...

Post date: March 2, 2017 - 9:52am

Tell Your U.S. Representative to Vote NO on H.R. 985 – A Bill Filled with Unnecessary Obstacles to Bar Consumers from Banding Together When Ripped Off or Exploited by Wrongdoers

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Post date: January 30, 2017 - 12:00am

From: Ayalon B. Eliach
To: NACA Members
Date: January 30, 2017
Subject: 1099s and the NACA Tax Initiative

This memorandum does not constitute tax advice. It is intended as an informational resource solely for NACA members to understand some of the issues that the...

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