Category: Consumer protection

Month in Review: May, 2013, Part 2: the bad news

19 July, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Bonds, Boston, Building Codes, Chapter 93A, China, Consumer protection, Enforcement, Eurozone, Foreclosure, Harrisburg, Litigation, Month in review, Nonprofits, Pensions, Renovation, Spain, Student housing |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, May was a month with quite a bit of good news, though a misanthrope can find human behavior to mock even then, though genuine bitterness and anger are reserved for human folly that compounds human suffering, such as in the Eurozone.  […]

Month in Review: May, 2013, Part 1: the good news

18 July, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Bonds, Boston, Building Codes, Chapter 93A, China, Consumer protection, Enforcement, Eurozone, Foreclosure, Harrisburg, Litigation, Month in review, Nonprofits, Pensions, Renovation, Spain, Student housing |

By:David A. Smith   [Previous Month in Reviews available here: Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13]   Nobody knows the troubles we’ve seen   As America’s residential real estate market returns to normal, having passed the trough and slowly moving upward, once again appear the ‘equilibrium market’ stories of people who taken too […]

The price of charity: Part 5, “never foreclosed on any loan”

3 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, Consumer protection, Development, Fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-a-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Nonprofits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   Sources for this story include the Cambridge Chronicle (January 11, 2013) and Cambridge Chronicle (January 18, 2013) (brown font), Cambridge Day (December 28, 2012) (green font), and a Letter to the Editor published in the […]

The price of charity: Part 4, “should be held to a higher standard”

2 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, Consumer protection, Development, Fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-a-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Nonprofits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   Sources for this story include the Cambridge Chronicle (January 11, 2013) and Cambridge Chronicle (January 18, 2013) (brown font), Cambridge Day (December 28, 2012) (green font), and a Letter to the Editor published in the Cambridge Chronicle (January […]

The price of charity: Part 3, “a friend and ad hoc legal advisor”

1 May, 2013 (09:00) | Cambridge, Chapter 93A, Consumer protection, Development, Fiduciary duty, Homeownership, Just-a-Start, Law, Lending, Litigation, Nonprofits, Renovation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   By the end of yesterday’s post, elderly Cambridge homeowner Shirley Graham had borrowed from Just-A-Start Corporation to renovate her triple-decker to correct dilapidation of its foundation structure with the installation of an I-beam.   Still dissatisfied seven years later: Shirley […]