Too frequently landlords deny rental housing applications based upon tenant screening reports containing erroneous or obsolete criminal record histories. This article discusses widespread problems involving criminal record reporting that may give rise to powerful consumer remedies under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The article provides practical, step-by-step guidance for obtaining that relief.
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Much consumer litigation today must deal with arbitration requirements. This arbitration litigation cheat sheet provides a quick listing of consumer options when faced with an arbitration demand—including both options to challenge the enforceability of the arbitration requirement as well as how to proceed in arbitration if that is the only remaining or even preferred option.
The NCLC Digital Library contains a lot more than just subscription content. The Library makes free to the public over 5,000 practice aids plus, for members of the consumer law community, another 2,300 videos and speaker written submissions from past NCLC/NACA conferences. All this material can be downloaded and is fully searchable. This article provides ten tips to make the most from these free resources—how to locate and best utilize the practice aids.
Tangled title issues and zombie second mortgages are among the biggest housing issues facing consumers today. NCLC has compiled resources for advocates navigating both of these subjects. Resources include free NCLC articles, written submissions from past NCLC conferences free to the consumer law community, links to relevant NCLC treatise material, pleadings and discovery, and more. Most of the resources are free to the public or free to the consumer law community. View NCLC's aggregated lists of resources on the NCLC Digital Library.