September 2013 Archives

Attorney Dan Blinn featured in this week's Connecticut Law Tribune

The September 23, 2013 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune features an article on Attorney Dan Blinn's work within the Humanist community.  As summarized by the article,
Humanism is a belief that people are responsible for living ethical lives dedicated to helping others and are accountable to mankind. Some famous humanists include Albert Einstein, Confucius and Sigmund Freud. Humanists do not believe in any deity, but religious humanists adopt rituals such as religious gatherings. 
When asked about the connection between consumer protection and Humanism, Blinn told the Tribune
Though his humanist beliefs weren't the primary reason for creating a consumer protection law firm, [...] there's an undeniable connection between the two. 'I started to handle consumer protection work because I wanted to find something where I could use my legal skills to make the world a better place. I started doing this type of law for the same reasons I believe in humanism.'
To read more about Blinn's work, access the full article here.

CFPB: Furnishers Must Investigate Consumer Disputes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") released a bulletin today directed toward companies that provide information to credit reporting agencies (these companies are also known as "furnishers").  According to a CFPB press release, the bulletin stresses that 
The CFPB expects each furnisher to fulfill its legal obligations by: Receiving information and investigating disputes: When a consumer files a dispute about a credit report item, companies need to be able to receive information about the dispute and must investigate the consumer’s concerns.
Providing investigation results: Furnishers must report the results of the investigation to the consumer reporting company that sent the dispute originally.
Correcting inaccurate information: Furnishers are required to report the results of the investigation to nationwide consumer reporting companies if those companies may have received inaccurate or incomplete credit information. Furnishers also have to modify, delete, or permanently block disputed information that is incomplete, inaccurate, or cannot be verified.
Furnishers who fail to timely respond to consumer disputes may face liability under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  If you have questions about a credit issue, contact us.

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