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The Washington Post has a story today about the growing problem of car repossessions in the United States and the ways that technology is being used to make repossessions “ruthlessly efficient.” The full article is here and is worth the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at CL&P Blog
Today, the National Consumer Law Center released an updated version of its very helpful and informative 50-state UDAP survey. The page with links to the full report, executive summary, key recommendations, maps, charts, and appendices is available here. The press... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at CL&P Blog
With a $3.5 million gift from Elizabeth Cabraser, Berkeley Law is launching the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. Additional info is available here. According to the press release, the center will "deliver research and analysis to fuel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at CL&P Blog
Today, my colleagues at U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group released a new report, "Older Consumers in the Financial Marketplace." From the report's executive summary: Older consumers are at risk of harm from predatory financial behavior. An analysis of more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at CL&P Blog
According to the press release: "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today finalized a rule that is aimed at stopping payday debt traps by requiring lenders to determine upfront whether people can afford to repay their loans. These strong, common-sense... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Last week, in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, WashU law professor Danielle D'Onfro proposed one way to hold Equifax accountable: "some old-fashioned judge-made doctrine." According to D'Onfro, "the data economy has outgrown our consumer protection regulations and we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Many have probably already seen yesterday's article in the New York Times about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's popularity getting in the way of Republicans' efforts to weaken it, but just in case... Relying on emails and other documents obtained... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at CL&P Blog
Before jumping into my first post, I wanted to quickly introduce myself. I'm Mike Landis, Litigation Director for U.S. PIRG. (Obligatory disclaimer: my posts express my individual views only and not those of U.S. PIRG.) I've been a reader of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at CL&P Blog