Judge Gavel on Open Book Jul 18

How Long Does a Lawsuit Take in New Mexico Courts?

When meeting with new clients, I am often asked how long a lawsuit will take.  Treinen Law Office most often files suit on behalf of its clients in New Mexico state court, although sometimes we file lawsuits in New Mexico federal court.   From the time the lawsuit is filed until the time of trial […]

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Graduation hats thrown in air Jun 24

Scams by For-Profit Colleges and Universities

The United States Department of Education, the federal agency that oversees for-profit colleges and universities, has found, time and again, that unscrupulous for-profit colleges and universities knowingly make “substantial misrepresentations” about accreditation and about prospective students’ odds of landing a job in their chosen field.  Yet, under the Trump administration, these for-profit colleges and universities […]

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doctor writing on clipboard May 02

Improper and Illegal Tactics Are Common in Medical Billing

Improper and illegal tactics are common with medical billing.  Medical bills often contain errors.  Sometimes these “errors” are not honest mistakes.  Sometimes they are the result of conscious decisions to overbill.  Even where the “error” is an honest mistake, oftentimes the medical provider or debt collector is unwilling or unable to remedy the “error,” or […]

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Apr 09

Broker Fraud in New Mexico

In New Mexico, brokers, qualifying brokers and realty companies owe strict duties to buyers and sellers in the sale or purchase of a home.  These duties include:   – the duty of honesty and reasonable care – the duty of ethical and professional conduct – the duty to disclose in writing any potential conflict of […]

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Picture of phone receiving call Mar 11

Robocalls are predicted be half of all calls placed to cell phones because of lack of regulation by FCC

http://time.com/5547555/john-oliver-robocalls-last-week-tonight/ In the segment, John Oliver noted that three of the most prolific robocallers were creditors seeking to “chase debts,” and referenced a new report featuring an individual who received more than 6,000 robocalls from a bank to collect on a late mortgage. In some cases, the individual claimed to receive more than 20 calls […]

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Feb 21

Treinen Law Office Provides $77,000 Cy Pres Award to New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Treinen Law Office recently provided a $77,000 cy pres award to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. Cy pres awards are given in class actions where, for whatever reason, the money awarded to class members cannot be delivered directly to them. In many consumer class actions, such as those against predatory lenders, class […]

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money on envelope Feb 20

CFPB’s Payday Lending Protection Rollback

Check out this blog post by Paul Bland.   https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/19/1835990/-Progressives-Need-To-Pay-Attention-To-CFPB-s-Payday-Lending-Protection-Rollback?_=2019-02-19T11:40:31.995-08:00#comment_73001678  

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solar panels on house Feb 14

NM Attorney General Sues Vivint Solar for Its Unfair Sales Practices

The New Mexico Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Vivint Solar.  In the lawsuit, the Attorney General documents wide-ranging abuse and deception by Vivint Solar with its door-to-door sales of solar systems to New Mexicans, including Vivint Solar’s use of Power Purchase Agreements.  Via these Agreements, consumers pay more and more over a 20 […]

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Wooden Gavel on Book with Golden Scale on Table Jan 29

‘Judicial Hellholes’: The Best Legal Joke of 2018

Check out this blog post by by Arthur H. Bryant, Chairman and Leslie A. Brueckner, Senior Attorney at Public Justice. ‘Judicial Hellholes’: The Best Legal Joke of 2018

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Law Gavel Oct 16

Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Refuses to Rewrite Arbitration Clause Selecting Corrupt Arbitrator

Check out this blog post by Paul Bland.   Missouri Supreme Court Unanimously Refuses to Rewrite Arbitration Clause Selecting Corrupt Arbitrator

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