Legal Articles, Consumer Rights

What are your legal rights when you get “catfished” online?

The term “catfishing” was coined by a filmmaker named Nev Schulman in 2010 as the title for his documentary about falling in love with a girl on Facebook who turned out not to be the person she claimed to be online.

How a $20 Parking Ticket Became An $80 Million Liability

“Aggravating” is one way to describe a parking ticket. But when the ticket displays the car owner's name and address, it becomes dangerous, at least according to the Seventh Circuit.

Stopping a Foreclosure Sale by Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

This article advises on your rights to bring litigation against your lender regarding violations of the California Homeowners Bill of Rights and the various court remedies.

Monthly Mortgage Payments About to Increase for HAMP Recipients

This Article contains information regarding the 2009 Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and future increased payment adjustments

If My Friends Property is listed as Stolen, Can I Be Held Responsible for pawning it?

Over the past several years, second-hand stores and pawn shops have gained in popularity. Many people are finding out that there is value - sometimes a lot - in things they no longer need or use.

Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

Summary of FDUTPA, its application, remedies, what and who it protects

Ten Things Debt Collectors CANNOT Do

Ten Things Debt Collectors Cannot Do

Did You Know that God Commanded Bankruptcy Every Seven Years?

In the Old Testament God commanded that all debts in the entire nation of Israel be cancelled every seven years to keep people free, prevent financial slavery and keep people from becoming too materialistic and uncaring about other people. God would bless them to cancel. Bankruptcy is not evil.

Taxes Can Be Discharged in Bankruptcy

Certain Federal Income Taxes and Other types of Taxes (Property, Sales, Excise, Gift Taxes), can be Discharged (Cancelled and Eliminated) in a personal Bankruptcy case.

Are Pre-Injury Waivers and Releases for Our Children Enforceable in Florida?

Whether a pre-injury waiver or release signed by a parent and enforeceable against a child depends on (1) if the injury results from an inherent risk in the activity or (2) if the injury results from negligence on the part of the commercial activity provider of the inherently risky activity.

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