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- Dealing with Harassment from Debt Collectors
The Texas Debt Collection Act and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibit debt collectors from taking certain actions when dealing with alleged debtors. They also provide remedies for people when collectors fail to comply with the statutes. This article is to help you determine whether a debt collector has violated the law and what you can do about it.
- Consumers Can Fight Back against Mislabeling by Food Companies
It is a fraud on consumers to create labels that do not accurately reflect the ingredients in a food item, including using “evaporated cane juice” to denote sugar content that is really no different than refined white sugar.
- What to do After Tearing a Ligament From Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups
Up until recently, Skechers, USA has been profiting tremendously from the toning shoe craze that hit U.S. markets. With an estimated $10 million in sales from 2011 alone, the leading toning shoe manufacturer made billions in profit from the sale of potentially dangerous shoes.
- Fosamax: Cure or Cause
One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.
- Debt Harassment and the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act
Florida Statutes (2011) §§559.55-559.785, also known as the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act, is designed to help protect consumers from illegal practices by collection agencies. Those who violate these laws could be held criminally as well as civilly responsible.
- Analysis of Mental State Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
The U.S. Court of Appeals, in its published opinion, Warren v. Sessoms & Rogers, P.A., No. 10-2105, 2012 WL 76053 (4th Cir. Jan. 11, 2012), analyzes the materiality and knowledge requirements under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The decision is significant for consumer attorneys, as it involves an interpretation in favor of consumers by a court that has a conservative reputation.
- Securities Fraud Attorneys Work to Recover Investors' Losses
Has a stockbroker or financial advisor misled you, recommending a product or investment that proved to be unsafe or not suitable for you? A skilled securities fraud attorney understands these often complex issues, and will work to recover your losses.
- The Federal Trade Commission and the Funeral Rule
Unfortunately, many complaints filed by consumers alleging deceptive trade practices or illegal contracts involve senior citizens.
- Could Better FDA Regulation of Cosmetics have Prevented Consumer Exposure to Formaldehyde?
Studies in Oregon and California recently revealed that consumers have unwittingly been exposed to the chemical formaldehyde and its personally injurious health effects, explains a lawyer. Although marketed as “formaldehyde free,” a popular hair-straightening product contained amounts of the chemical in excess of the 2.0 percent considered safe by the Cosmetics Ingredient Review Expert Panel.
- Which Parties Could be Held Responsible for Listeria-Tainted Cantaloupes?
A listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes has affected people throughout the United States and spread to California. California has long provided broad protections to consumers who have suffered the personally injurious consequences of food borne illness, but the new case raises interesting questions concerning which parties could be held responsible for the outbreak, explains an attorney.