The Latest in Consumer Law Topics

Flitter Milz comments on vehicle repossession, unfair debt collection, credit reporting privacy and accuracy issues, and unwanted "robocalls" or texts to your cell phone. 

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American flag Jul 11, 2017
The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) unveiled a new rule on Monday, July 10, to give consumers the option to pursue a class action lawsuit and not be bound by mandatory arbitration. This…
Steering wheel Jul 10, 2017
Your credit affects many aspects of your life, perhaps even more than you realize. Consumers with significant negative marks on their credit report and a low credit score will likely have more…
Money Jul 06, 2017
You may have heard that the IRS has hired four private debt collection agencies to collect unpaid income tax. This means that consumers may begin receiving collection contact from the agencies,…
Car Jul 03, 2017
When you’re in the market to purchase a new vehicle and need to secure an auto loan to do so, it’s always best to shop around for the best interest rate, and for the agreement that works best for you…
Phone call Jun 29, 2017
Telemarketers, debt collectors, and other companies that engage in mass telephone outreach are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, finding new ways to reach consumers as quickly and efficiently as…
Woman on computer Jun 26, 2017
The Federal Reserve recently met to discuss interest rates and, as anticipated, approved a quarter-point increase in rates. What does this mean for you, and how will it affect your overall financial…
Credit card Jun 22, 2017
Credit cards are useful for a number of reasons. They’re convenient when you don’t have cash on hand, and some cards carry perks like cash back or travel savings. However, you should avoid using…
Report Jun 19, 2017
A recent study by NerdWallet found that 12% of Americans have never checked their credit report. Many Americans also aren’t aware of all the ways in which their credit affects their lives. Many…
Next Lawyer Up Podcast Jun 15, 2017
Next Lawyer Up: Podcast featuring Cary Flitter Cary Flitter was recently interviewed on Next Lawyer Up, a podcast that features discussions with consumer lawyers across the country. Led by Ron…
Cell Phone Jun 12, 2017
As technology becomes more advanced, so do robocalling tactics. Consumers have been reporting an increase in unwanted calls to cell phones, and a number of news outlets have reported that the Do Not…

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