Daily Archives: July 13, 2010 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law by Arthur Buono  
iPhone Service Plan Stokes Class Action

A federal judge last week certified a class action on behalf of iPhone purchasers against Apple and AT&T Mobility. The suit claims that Apple and AT&T have monopolized the market for voice and data services by limiting iPhone users to AT&T’s service. It alleges a scheme using iPhone software to lock iPhone buyers into using AT&T’s service for five years even though they have agreed to just a two-year service commitment.   Apple, AT&T said to monopolize market for voice …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
Roman Polanski Wins Extradition Battle

Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski won a ruling in a Swiss court this week that means he will not be sent back to the United States for sentencing. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. He fled the United States before his sentencing hearing.   Polanski a fugitive since 1978  Extradition a matter of treaty between countries Swiss court ruled evidence was insufficient to hand over Polanski   Extradition the Legal Means to Capture Fugitives …

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Posted 4 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Arthur Buono  
Debt Collection System “Broken” Says FTC

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report yesterday calling for reform of debt collection practices. The report concludes that the system is broken and fails to provide adequate protection for consumers in litigation and arbitration.   Debt collection increasingly an automated process Legal system failing to protect consumers from false claims Most claims go uncontested   Bad Debts Just Got Worse: Collection Goes High Tech Call it digital dunning. A law firm that employs 14 lawyers can file over 80,000 …

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Posted 4 years ago in Uncategorized by Jennifer King  
America the Litigious

Much is made of the fact that Americans are litigious, or happy to sue at the drop of a hat. But are we really that litigious? And if so, why? A 2005 study showed 3.3 lawsuits are filed each year for every 1,000 people. In comparison, in England only 1.2 lawsuits are filed annually for every 1,000 people. Why File a Lawsuit? I’d argue there are three reasons why Americans file lawsuits more frequently than citizens of other countries: We …

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