February 21, 2014

FOURTH CIRCUIT REJECTS REQUIREMENT OF WRITTEN DISPUTES UNDER THE FDCPA

     On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that an oral dispute of an alleged consumer debt is […]
February 21, 2014

Black & LoBello on AM720 KDWN

Listen to the Legal Hour on AM720 KDWN from February 19th, 2014 in which Managing Partner, Tisha Black Chernine, Esq., discusses the medical marijuana laws in Nevada (2:30), the history […]
February 20, 2014

Ninth Circuit Rules on Constitutionality of Actions Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

On February 4, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) confer Article III standing regardless of any […]
February 10, 2014

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Debt Collector Liable Under the FDCPA for Improper Fee Arrangement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found a debt collector liable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) for collecting fees […]
February 10, 2014

Black & LoBello on AM720 KDWN

Listen to the Legal Hour on AM720 KDWN from February 5th, 2014 in which Managing Partner, Tisha Black Chernine, Esq., and Mark Stark, CEO of Prudential Americana, discuss the current […]
January 31, 2014

False Online Reviews Cannot Hide Behind Free Speech Protection

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that Yelp must turn over the names of seven anonymous reviewers who criticized a prominent Virginia carpet cleaning business. The owner […]
January 30, 2014

Black & LoBello on AM720 KDWN

Listen to the Legal Hour on AM720 KDWN from January 8th, 2014 in which Managing Partner, Tisha Black Chernine, Esq., discusses medical marijuana laws in Nevada (1:45)(15:00), improvements in Nevada’s housing […]
January 25, 2014

破产 (Top Considerations for Debtors Contemplating Consumer Bankruptcy)

如果您在考虑申请个人破产的话, 您将会面对许多未知的疑问与困难的选择。 在最新的破产法下, 联邦政府提高了申请个人破产的限制, 以防止滥用破产法下特有对债务人的保护和特权。与中国现行的破产法不同, 美国的破产法有将近120年的历史。在这段发展进程中, 破产法、司法机构和破产法律师总结归纳出多种不同的方案来解决各形各类的个人经济困境。 尽管个人申请破产并不是一个完美的恢复经济情况的方式, 但恰当运用加上适当的时间, 个人破产可以帮您重启一条新的人生道路。 在您走进律师楼寻求法律帮助以前, 请先考虑以下问题:   (一) 您可以在三年内还清您的债务吗 (并且同时还可以维持正常性的生活) ? 如果答案是肯定的话, 恭喜您, 您的经济状况应该比较健康。 但如果答案是否定的话, 您可以开始考虑用破产来解决您的问题。 取决于您的个人情况, 条款七或条款十三类型的破产都可能适合您的需求。   (二) […]
January 17, 2014

Top 10 Basics For Business

There are millions of things to think about while starting, operating and winding down a business.  For your reference, here are 10 basics for business that will […]