Consumer Law & fraud : Law & Legal & Attorney

- Rss

What Are the Duties of the Nevada Attorney General?

What Are the Duties of the Nevada Attorney General?

Legal Law Justice image by Stacey Alexander from Fotolia.comThe Nevada Attorney General represents the citizens of Nevada as the chief law enforcement officer and top legal official. Chapter 228 of the Nevada Revised Statutes sets forth the Nevada Attorney General's duties. The mission of.........[Read More]
Home Buyer Grants for Divorced People

Home Buyer Grants for Divorced People

Funds for home buyer grants are primarily available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are several different programs administered by HUD that provide grants to home buyers. Although these programs are generally geared toward low-income and first-time buyers, o......[Read More]
Ontario Credit Collections Act

Ontario Credit Collections Act

Debt collection rules in Canada differ as per territories and provinces. For a resident of Ontario, the Ontario Credit Collections Act is applicable should the resident find himself in a debt-related situation. Collection agents are known for their persistence, but the law states that they must play......[Read More]
Statute of Limitations on Allegations in Colorado

Statute of Limitations on Allegations in Colorado

The statute of limitations on allegations varies according to the nature of the crime or grievance.Legal Law Justice image by Stacey Alexander from Fotolia.comThe term "allegation" is legally defined as a statement of claimed fact as yet unproven in a complaint, an affirmative defense in.........[Read More]
How to Correct a Postage Meter Mistake

How to Correct a Postage Meter Mistake

When a postage meter mistake has been made and has already been printed as metered mail postage, the error cannot be erased. However, certain mistakes can still be corrected, depending on the type of mistake that has been made. If the printed date needs to be corrected or if the wrong price has been......[Read More]
How to Deal with Credit Card Debt Collectors

How to Deal with Credit Card Debt Collectors

Credit cards are a convenient way to make purchases when you don't have cash on hand. Unfortunately, the economic downturn has forced many people to rely on credit cards to get by. The problem with using credit cards to meet your living expenses is that you eventually end up with too many bills. You......[Read More]
Laws for Unsecured Loans Up for Collection

Laws for Unsecured Loans Up for Collection

Credit cards are unsecured debts.Credit cards (shallow DoF) image by Andrejs Pidjass from Fotolia.comAny debt that does not have an asset attached to it is an unsecured debt. The process of collecting an unsecured debt can be cumbersome for both the creditor and debtor. Therefore, these.........[Read More]
The Statute of Limitations for a Debt

The Statute of Limitations for a Debt

Debt can often be something that is hard to get out from under. People fall on hard times, or sometimes a collector can start calling about a debt long forgotten. To protect the American people there is a statute of limitations on debt that protects people from having debts collected that were lon......[Read More]
Statute of Limitations on Debt in North Carolina

Statute of Limitations on Debt in North Carolina

A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time, called the "prescriptive period," a petitioner has to file a claim. North Carolina enacts its own statute of limitations that apply to both civil and criminal matters. Debt, and by extension debt collection, is covered under North Car......[Read More]
Auto Lemon Laws in California

Auto Lemon Laws in California

California has a lemon law.car image by sasha from Fotolia.comAuto consumers in California are protected from faulty automobiles under provisions of the state's Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly known as the "Lemon Law." This law ensures that if you buy a vehicle and it turns.........[Read More]
Legal Duties of Credit Collection Agencies

Legal Duties of Credit Collection Agencies

Debt collection agencies must work within the law.debt defined image by Christopher Walker from Fotolia.comMany people fear contact with debt collection agencies. Individuals fear the threats, intimidation and possible harassment they may endure. Many consumers are unaware that debt.........[Read More]
Statute of Limitations in Arizona

Statute of Limitations in Arizona

The statute of limitations is the time period in which a civil lawsuit or criminal charges must be filed or the action is forever barred. In Arizona, the statute differs by crime or action and can also be stopped for a period of time depending upon the circumstances.......[Read More]
Allergen Labeling Laws

Allergen Labeling Laws

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act requires food manufacturers to identify allergens on labels.food image by Fashayan from Fotolia.comThe Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in 2006 to help consumers with food allergies identify the allergens.........[Read More]
How to Become an Environmental Attorney

How to Become an Environmental Attorney

Whether practicing in the area of environmental justice or energy law, the work life of the environmental lawyer is concentrated among federal laws, though states are allowed to adopt laws with more-protective environmental standards. The path to become an environmental lawyer will include three yea......[Read More]
New Jersey Consumer Fraud Laws

New Jersey Consumer Fraud Laws

Consumer fraud claims in New Jersey are investigated by the Office of Consumer Protection and its Consumer Service Center. The major legislation governing the state's policies is the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.......[Read More]
How to Disband a Homeowner's Association

How to Disband a Homeowner's Association

A quick tour of your favorite search engine's menu on the topic of "disbanding homeowner's associations" sites would be mildly entertaining if inquiries weren't so fraught with rants and anger. A great HOA does nothing but help a community share expenses and responsibility, but when power is abused ......[Read More]
Canadian Packaging & Labeling Laws

Canadian Packaging & Labeling Laws

Packaging and labeling should accurately represent the contents.bottle of wine with blank label image by Albo from Fotolia.comTwo different government departments handle the Canadian packaging and labeling laws, depending on the product. The Competition Bureau is responsible for the.........[Read More]
UPC Code Requirements

UPC Code Requirements

UPC codes allow businesses to easily sell products and control inventory.bar code/ id of a product image by L. Shat from Fotolia.comUPC code requirements are in place to provide companies with parameters for labeling products for sale. The Uniform Code Council maintains these requirements.........[Read More]
Statute of Limitations for Debt in New Jersey

Statute of Limitations for Debt in New Jersey

The statute of limitations is a long-established legal principle that allows an individual who is a named defendant in a civil lawsuit to dismiss the action if the plaintiff files suit after the expiration of a specified time. New Jersey, like other states, has established by statute specific limita......[Read More]
What is the Difference Between Limited & General Warranty Deed?

What is the Difference Between Limited & General Warranty Deed?

The buyer in a real estate sale will prefer to use a warranty deed for maximum legal protection against a title problem. The seller will prefer a limited warranty deed to limit his liability for title problems.......[Read More]