Author Archives: Michael Caroff

Robert F. Brennan Discusses His Relationship With His Uncle, US Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

  Originally Published By Super Lawyers (Read Full Article Here) U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. was dubbed “probably the most influential” justice of the last century by no less an authority than fellow justice, and political foe, … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF DEALERSHIPS USING CARFAX TO CHEAT CONSUMERS AND COMMIT FRAUD.

Carfax has been around for several years now, and, given the advertising, many consumers think that it presents an accurate vehicle history when buying a used car. Well, sometimes. Carfax will gather information from participating states’ Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading

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Seungtae Kim v. BMW Financial Court Case

Seungtae Kim v. BMW Financial is a case which was tried in federal court in Los Angeles, in which the jury rendered a verdict in plaintiff’s favor.  Plaintiff Seungtae Kim, a Korean doctor of Eastern medicine, had his identity stolen … Continue reading

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Identity Theft and Credit Damage – The Importance of Getting a Police Report

If you find yourself a victim of identity theft, there are three essential actions you need to take immediately: Notify your bank(s) and credit card companies of the identity theft. If you have already identified some fraudulent charges, report them … Continue reading

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Thank You John Oliver… But That’s Only Half the Story!

I really appreciate John Oliver bringing to people’s attention the problems with debt collection and credit reporting of old debts, particularly medical debts.  However, consumers need to know quite a bit more.  I am lucky to have been invited onto … Continue reading

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The Perils of Purchasing a Used Car

Planning on buying a used car soon? Then first open your eyes – very wide. In our office, over the years we’ve seen it all. Frauds perpetrated on used car lots against California consumers are common, and may be getting … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Your Lemon Law Case: the Virtues of a Pre-Lawsuit Settlement

If your vehicle turned out to be a “lemon” that is really stressing you out, call the Law Officers of Robert F. Brennan. Our firm has been successfully helping consumers with their Lemon Law cases for over two decades, and … Continue reading

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When Is It Necessary to Bring a Lawsuit for False Information on Your Credit Report?

The consumer credit reporting system in this country is set up to “convict” consumers without any messy, expensive or inconvenient due process. A bank or a credit card company or a debt collector simply notifies one of the three major … Continue reading

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The First Steps to Take in Disputing Your Credit Damage Case

According to research in Elizabeth Warren’s recent book, A Fighting Chance (p. 313, n. 154), studies have found that an estimated 25 percent of credit reports contained errors that were serious enough to cause a denial of credit. Per Warren’s … Continue reading

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The Damage Done: How to Determine Your Losses in a Credit Reporting Case

One of the most frequent questions we hear from potential new clients after, “Do I have a case?,” is, “How much will I get?” Both of these questions actually highlight the two basic dance steps of a civil case: Causation … Continue reading

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