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FTC issues 2012 complaints report

USA - March 5 2013 The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2 million consumer complaints in 2012, according to its newly released Consumer Sentinel Network Data…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

A bad month for payday lenders

USA - March 1 2013 February was not a good month for payday lenders. As previously reported, on February 20, CFPB Director Cordray expressed pointed concerns about…

Shoot first, question later?

USA - March 1 2013 In his recent post, Alan Kaplinsky rightly warned that recent remarks by Director Cordray strongly imply that payday and other short-term loan…

Pro-arbitration ruling likely from Supreme Court

USA - February 28 2013 Yesterday, we attended the highly anticipated oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Italian Colors Restaurant v. American Express Travel…

Alan S. Kaplinsky

Prevailing defendant can recover costs in FDCPA suit not filed in bad faith, Supreme Court rules

USA - February 28 2013 A prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) case can recover costs even without a court finding that the plaintiff filed…

Alan S. Kaplinsky