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July 30, 2020 - 3:47pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Access to justice, Arbitration, COVID-19, forced arbitration

The country is in dire need of a new COVID-19 relief package to help working families cope with the worst health and financial effects of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, leaders in Congress are failing them.

The Republican-led Senate unveiled the Health, Economic Assistance, ...

June 12, 2020 - 1:39pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Access to justice, Tax, Tax Issues

Public interest organizations strongly support legislation introduced this week that would remove an unfair tax penalty against consumers. “For too long, taxpayers have been subject to unexpected penalties when they successfully hold unscrupulous businesses accountable in court,” the...

May 6, 2020 - 3:27pm | Filed under: Automobiles

Written by NACA member Ron Wilcox

Working with NACA attorney Ben Dupre and Berkeley’s East Bay Community Law Center, my firm recently received a $1.1 million award in a case where a disabled man’s Social Security benefits were stolen when he was a victim of Identity...

April 20, 2020 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: mediation

Written by NACA members Justin Baxter and Bob Brennan

Advice from Justin Baxter:

First, I never judge a mediator by outcomes. Fundamentally, it’s up to the parties to settle their case. Mediators can facilitate the conversation, but I think that the...

April 15, 2020 - 9:25am | Filed under: Forced Arbitration | Tagged with: forced arbitration, Wells Fargo

Written by NACA Advocacy

Protecting consumers from scams, fraud, and deceptive conduct is essential in a time of crisis. In fact, extraordinary situations like the COVID-19 emergency highlight the need for these protections on ordinary days. Wells Fargo and its past track record...

March 27, 2020 - 11:54am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: consumer protection, COVID-19, Legislation

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) emergency is upending the lives of people across the world. Many are falling ill in growing numbers; millions have lost, or are at risk of losing their jobs; health care workers are desperate for more...

March 23, 2020 - 2:02pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Written by NACA Member John O’Neal

The COVID-19 pandemic has given most of us more free time than we have had in a long time. While you definitely need to use some of the free time to recharge your battery and engage in some non-work activities, be sure to take advantage of...

September 12, 2019 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Written by NACA Member Christie Arkovich

In an effort to ensure debtors receive a “fresh start” and not a “false start,” the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (MDFL) has implemented a Student Loan Management Program (SLMP), which utilizes...

July 25, 2019 - 10:49am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Tax Issues

Written by Ira Rheingold, Executive Director

A lot has been happening on our campaign to prevent consumer clients from being taxed on your attorney fees. As you know, we have been working on this issue for several years, and our effort has taken three separate, but coordinated...

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