No. 1,260 Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act 35 P.S. § 7221 – 7227 (Current through 12/18/2013) (When referring to section numbers, use the last digit of each section. For example, 25 P.S. §7222 might be referred to as Section 2 of the Act) TABLE OF CONTENTS Short title Definitions Administration Carbon monoxide alarm requirements […]
No. 1,256 HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 73 P.S. § 517.1, et seq. MAUREEN DURST AND SCOTT DURST v. MILROY GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC . 52 A.3d 357 (2012) SHAFER ELECTRIC & CONSTRUCTION v. RAYMOND MANTIA AND DONNA MANTIA, 67 A.3d 2013 […]
No. 1,249 Read the article in the Gadgeteer. The FCC is enabling cell phone carriers to set up texting to 911. Very useful if you can’t talk for any reason, from handicap to kidnapping.
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has produced a study that suggests participants in electronic closings are better informed and feel more empowered than others who had traditional paper closings. How do they know this? They gave the participants questionnaires. The electronic participants scored higher on knowledge and expressed a higher level of satisfaction, which included feeling empowered.
Attack Upon CFPB Continues in the Courts. Do We really Want No Consumer Protection in the Financial Arena?
No. 1,192 The attack against the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau continues, as the DC Circuit rules that a Texas bank has standing to challenge its creation in the Dodd Frank Act as an unconstitutional delegation of powers to the executive branch. Before Dodd Frank, consumer protection in the banking realm was the responsibility of bank […]
No. 1,173 According to Dictionary.com: “Astroturfing is the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion.” When artificial grass came on the scene, it was used in the enclosed Astrodome. Hence the name. Astroturfing can include paying people to write favorable on-line reviews in websites where customers report on products and services for the benefit of […]
No. 1,134 DS News, a newsletter for home loan mortgage servicers and lenders, reports on an industry study of the federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s consumer complaint database. CFPB has been taking consumer complaints against lenders and their minions for several years and storing them in a publicly available data base. But they reportedly never […]
No. 1128 The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has been touting the Complaint Department on its Blog. They encourage consumers to tell their story and promise to forward the matter to the company involved and to give status updates. CFPB has been logging in complaints since July 2011 and says that there are hundreds of thousands of […]
A couple in Tampa Florida received a Christmas present from the U.S. District Court — a million dollar award against Bank of America. But don’t get too excited about filing a similar suit
No. 1,085 Janet S. Milliken v. Kathleen Jacono et. al. , Pennsylvania Supreme Court, No. 48 MAP 2013( July 21, 2014) The Supreme Court stated the issue and holding thusly: “We are asked to consider whether the occurrence of a murder/suicide inside a house constitutes a material defect of the property, such that appellees’ failure […]keep looking »