Category: Consumer Protection

Herbalife fortune wins removal of trustees for mismanagement

Herbalife fortune wins removal of trustees for mismanagement By Matthew Heller. He is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer In July 2012, a key witness took the stand in Los Angeles in an extraordinary probate trial that pitted the sole heir…

Defense Department Proposes Expansion of Military Lending Act Regulations

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a proposal to revise and significantly expand the coverage of its rule implementing the Military Lending Act (MLA). The proposed revisions would limit interest charged to servicemembers and their dependents…By: Ballard Spahr LLP…

Collection Practices Plaintiffs Try End Run Around Florida Punitive Damages Laws

In Florida, debtor-side attorneys are asserting a novel legal argument to bring punitive damages claims at an earlier stage, pursuant to the civil remedies section of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act, Section 559.77, Florida Statutes (the…By: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt…