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Michigan Buyers: Beware of Weak Consumer Protection Laws

State consumer protection laws provide the main lines of defense for consumers against deceptive, predatory and/or unscrupulous business practices. Michigan was an early leader in consumer protection. In 1962, Michigan was the first state to ...

Extended Service Contracts Sold by Used Car Dealers May Qualify for Protection Under Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Vehicle purchases can be stressful. Used vehicle purchases, which involve their own unique tricks and intimidations, are no exception—especially when the transaction involves a used car dealer. Even the most savvy consumer—one who employs painstaking ...

Commercial Property Foreclosures can be High Stakes for Loan Guarantors

Commercial property foreclosures are sometimes high stakes for the loan guarantor(s). Often, the guarantor is the person from whom the lender seeks to recover their foreclosure losses. Thus, a good defense strategy is paramount to ...

Medicare Reporting Requirements

Following the event of an accident, Medicare beneficiaries can expect Medicare to cover the resulting health care costs. This coverage comes with strings attached, however, as Medicare recipients are subject to strict requirements for reporting ...

Supreme Court Clarifies Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction over Stern Claims, But Declines to Rule on Issue of Consent

In 2011, the Supreme Court issued a decision that shook up the bankruptcy world. In Stern v. Marshall, 131 S. Ct. 2594 (2011), the United States Supreme Court held that because they were not created ...

DCA Partners on Lender Liability: Good Faith Is Critical

Drew, Cooper & Anding partners John Anding and Ted Westbrook shared some of the insights they have gained from years of representing clients--both plaintiffs and defendants--in bank litigation in a recent article published in the ...

Mortgage Holders Cannot Sustain Class Action Against Bank Of America

After the recent economic collapse, a number of homeowners struggled to keep up with their mortgage payments. In response, the federal government established the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to help homeowners and banks come ...

RadioShack Customers Allege Violations of Federal Law – Settlement of Class Action is Pending

Customers of RadioShack should be aware of Redman, et al. v. RadioShack Corporation, Case No. 11-C-6741, a class action lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In the lawsuit, ...

Circuits Split over Inherited IRAs in Bankruptcy Cases

Bankruptcy in the United States courts has always been a battle between competing interests. On one hand, bankruptcy exists for the benefit of creditors; the bankrupt party (the “debtor”) generally works with the court and ...

CFPB Releases Mortgage Complaint Data

On March 28, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database (CCD) to include complaints involving mortgages, student loans, bank services, and other types of loans. The expansion also features added ...