By the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice September 22, 2020 On September 15, 2020, the California Court of Appeal (Fourth District, Division 3) granted the Center’s request to publish Mejia v. DACM, a decision holding that the arbitration clause in a consumer credit contract was unenforceable. The opinion in Mejia […]
By the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice September 1, 2020 As of September 1, 2020, debt collectors are no longer allowed to completely empty a person’s bank account. Governor Newsom signed the new law — SB 616 — in October of last year. The law requires debt collectors to leave at […]
By the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice August 4, 2020 The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, along with the Eviction Defense Collaborative, Public Law Center, the National Housing Law Project, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, the East Bay Community Law Center, and Legal Aid […]
By the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice July 14, 2020 The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, along with the Center for California Homeowner Association Law, Housing & Economic Rights Advocates, and Legal Aid Society of San Diego, requested publication of Coley v. Eskaton, a recent decision from California’s Third District […]
Learn about what the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice has been up to this past year in our 2020 Annual Report.
Check out Berkeley Law’s recent profile of the Scamhunter Project, a joint effort of the Center and Berkeley Law’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) to track down instances of fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Berkeley Law’s Prasad Krishnamurthy and EBCLC’s Miguel Soto have written an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on the need to protect California homeowners from credit card debt collectors trying to foreclose on their homes. Read the piece here. Read EBCLC’s report on the underlying problem here.
April 28, 2020 Where there is any perceived vulnerability in our society, scammers and fraudsters rush in to take advantage of anyone looking for help. The coronavirus pandemic has offered plenty of opportunities for those looking to get money from people, whether it is price gouging, trickery, or outright theft. But, when reports of […]
April 17, 2020 The Center celebrated its second birthday yesterday. Like most two-year-olds, we are growing and determinedly moving forward (and making new friends). Here are reflections on milestones met and opportunities still to come… Convening Scholars On March 5-6, the Center gathered nearly eighty consumer law specialists from around the country and the […]
On November 8, the Center brought together students, practitioners, scholars, advocates, and people with direct experience in the prison system for a “Crimsumerism” conference that explored how consumer law might be applied to alleviate corporate exploitation of incarcerated people and their support networks. Danica Rodarmel ’17 lead the gathering, which was co-sponsored by the Lawyers’ […]