Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CFPB Issues Safety Regulations for Prepaid Debit Cards


What rights to do you have if you lose a prepaid debit card? Can you get a refund? Can you keep someone else from using it? New CFPB regulations provide increased transparency and protection.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Hears City’s Case Against Predatory Lending.

 
When banks lenders charge more to people of color, who is hurt? The individual, obviously, but what about the city? The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the question and will soon decide whether a city has the authority to sue for predatory lending under the Fair Housing Act.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Samsung Recall Headaches Go Beyond Smartphones to Washers


Just weeks after electronics manufacturer Samsung was forced to abandon its Galaxy Note 7 smart phone, the company is announcing another recall. This time, the company is recalling 2.8 million washing machines because of a risk of injury.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Is Your Used Car One of the “Most Dangerous Cars in America”?



Choosing the right used car can be a guessing game. Improper maintenance, hard use, and multiple owners can turn even the best model car into a lemon that could leave you stranded, or worse. But some makes and models are worse than others. Find out whether your used car is one of the “most dangerous cars in America.”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CFPB Gets Hit with Limits on Timing, Remedies


When consumers find themselves at odds with big companies or financial companies, they turn to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for help. A recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision will hamper efforts to fight for consumers’ rights.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CFPB Comes Under Fire from US Court of Appeals



The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has done the hard work of protecting US consumers since it was created in 2010. Now a U.S. Court of Appeals decision has ruled the CFPB’s structure unconstitutional, subjecting the agency and consumer safety to the political system.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What Happens When the Jury Gets it Wrong?



You’ve gone to trial and put on your best case. All the evidence is in. And yet, somehow the jury comes back with a $0 verdict. You’re stunned. Now what? What can you do when the jury gets it wrong?