Consent Decree Against Nissan Motor Acceptance for Deceptive Repossessions

2019 Nissan Altima

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a consent order against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (Nissan), an auto financing subsidiary of Nissan North America, Inc., which services auto loans and leases originated by Nissan and Infiniti dealerships nationwide.  Nissan’s servicing operations are headquartered in  Irving, Texas.  The Bureau found that Nissan and its agents:… Read More »

Attorney Murphy Speaks at University of Pretoria International Consumer Law Conference

Attorney Murphy was invited by the University of Pretoria, South Africa to speak at the Fourth Bi-Annual International Consumer Law Conference on the topic of the “Secured Transactions for Movable Goods.” Attorney Murphy participated on the panel with Letitia James, the New York Attorney General, and Professor Anthony Idigbe from the University of Lagos, Nigeria…. Read More »

Attorney Murphy Appointed to Broward County Consumer Protection Board

Attorney Robert W. Murphy was appointed today to the Broward County Consumer Protection Board.  The Board was  created by the County Commission to promote, protect, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Broward County by hearing consumer complaints submitted against businesses operating in Broward County where unfair, deceptive or illegal activity… Read More »

The COVID-19 Effect: Grappling with Aggressive Debt Collectors

close up man hand opening empty wallet over calculator , debt expense bills monthly and credit card at the table in home office , managing payroll,money risk financial concept

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on consumers and small businesses, but the debt collection industry keeps going. Federal, state, and local governments have temporarily paused collection of some debts owed to the government (e.g. student loans and federally-backed mortgages), but private collectors continue to collect credit card debt, medical bills, and more…. Read More »

Scam Debt Collectors Are Busy During Shutdown

The Murphy Law Firm has seen a significant spike in scam debt collectors calling consumers during the COVID-19 Shutdown.  These out-of-state unlicensed debt collectors make harassing calls to consumers and use false statements, deceptive practices and even threats in their attempts to extort money.  Recent enforcements actions include claims against: IKS & Associates, LLC, a… Read More »

Attorney Murphy Attends Law Zebra Meeting

Law Zebra Conference sign

Attorney Murphy was honored to spend last weekend in Las Vegas working and teaching with Law Zebras from 13 different states.  Law Zebra is a membership organization of highly skilled and dedicated consumer rights trial lawyers. In addition to each other, members help other consumer lawyers throughout the US prepare their cases for trial, settlement… Read More »

Murphy Law Firm Salutes NCLC’s 5oth Anniversary

National Consumer Law Center

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the National Consumer Law Center (“NCLC”), a public interest law firm which provides many resources to civil legal aid and private attorneys representing American consumers harmed by unlawful business practices. The talented lawyers of the National Consumer Law Center provide policy analysis, advocacy, litigation, expert witness services, and… Read More »

CAR BUYERS RECEIVE HELP FROM FTC

During the last two decades, Attorney Murphy has been litigating against unscrupulous car Florida dealers from the Panhandle to the Keys. The variety of fraudulent conduct has ranged from the commonplace “five-finger fan” practice of hiding the terms of a contract with the spread of a palm to the less common but more extreme misconduct of selling cars hashed… Read More »