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Center for Consumer Law
  Volume 29 Number 1

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The People’s Lawyer’s Tip of the Day

If you buy a new car you have three days to change your mind, right? Wrong! Unless you have were misled, deceived, or otherwise tricked into signing the contract, once you sign you are bound. If you are not sure, don't sign.  

6 Common Car-Shopping Mistakes

Despite the wide-ranging knowledge that's available these days to help car buyers be more savvy and better able to strike the best deal -- whether they're shopping new or used -- most shoppers still make some basic mistakes that cost them money.  Click here for more.

10 Smart, Low-Cost Home Improvements

You can spiff up your home without spending tens of thousands of dollars renovating a kitchen or adding a family room. We have projects that will make your home more comfortable and appealing for less than $2,000 -- a lot less in most cases. These are good ideas if you intend to sell your house.  Click here for more.

Surviving Life's Big Money Blows

Even when your financial well-being is getting clobbered, don't despair. It will help if you know what to expect -- and what to do next -- in 3 kinds of calamities.  Click here for more.

The Dangers of Medical Credit Cards

Ready for a new type of plastic? Meet the medical credit card. These credit cards, which used to be marketed exclusively to those opting for elective surgery, like breast enhancement and dental veneers, are increasingly being shopped to patients struggling to pay for medical necessities.  Click here for more.

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For the Lawyers

Bankruptcy court's refusal to avoid transfers made by debtor to one of its creditors just prior to its bankruptcy filing is affirmed due to state constructive trust law. The Fifth Circuit note that "Because the creditor in this case would have received the same amount in a hypothetical Chapter 7 proceeding as a result of Texas construction trust fund law as it did in the allegedly preferential transfers, we affirm the district court's decision to refuse to avoid the transfers." Click here for more.


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