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On Friday, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) introduced the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act, H.R. …


by Christine Hines

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A new Oregon law just sent a feel-good message: Legal work performed free of charge for low-income consumers is as crucial as legal representation of paying clients. …


By Sophia Huang

For years now, debt collection has been one of the most complained about issues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers report experiencing threats, harassment, invasions of privacy, receiving misleading communications, being sued over debts they do not owe, and much more…


By: Christine Hines, NACA and Paul Bland, Public Justice

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Fee-shifting provisions in statutes serve to make so many legal actions on behalf of wronged consumers possible, but a serious issue with America’s tax laws is critically undermining them. A critical feature of many state and federal consumer protection laws, fee…


The National Association of Consumer Advocates Releases Letter Signed by Its State Leaders Urging Congress to Rescind OCC Lending Rule

For immediate release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Congress should immediately pass a resolution to rescind a “sweeping and extreme regulation” issued last year by the Office of the Comptroller…


For-profit debt settlement companies often make big promises to consumers that they can’t keep. They target consumers in financial trouble with promises to negotiate with their creditors to reduce or even erase debts, encouraging consumers to stop paying their creditors and start paying the debt settlement company instead. …


The Texas winter storm in February and the escalating energy prices that followed have drawn scrutiny to the promises of the deregulated energy markets in Texas and 16 other states. In a deregulated energy market, consumers purchase power from suppliers while their local utility delivers the electricity. …


Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today introduced the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act, which would amend the tax code so that individuals who win consumer cases are no longer expected to pay income tax on funds, specifically reimbursed legal expenses, that they do not receive. …


Natural and man-made disasters — a deadly hurricane, a sudden winter storm, a destructive tornado, and a ruinous oil spill — upend people’s lives. Families and communities often need help coping in the aftermath.

Below are some pointers and consumer resources for the days and weeks following a disaster:

•Make…

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