Author Archive: Harriet B. Alexson, ESQ

Paying Your Credit Card By Phone; What Are The Fees?

A compliance bulletin discussing fees charged to consumers to pay-by-phone (“Bulletin dated July 31, 2017”) was published by  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”),    The CFPB stated that these fees may amount to unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices known as “UDAAP”.  UDAAP practices are prohibited by federal law under 12 USC 5531 […]

Continue reading →

CFPB Final Rule Prohibiting Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule prohibiting class action waivers in predispute arbitration clauses contained in covered consumer financial services agreements. The four primary provisions of the final rule are as follows: Under the final rule, a “predispute arbitration agreement” is defined as: “an agreement between a […]

Continue reading →

Alexson Law Volunteer Engagement With GLSA

Harriet B. Alexson has been invited to be a contributor to the Group Legal Services Association (“GSLA”) Blog and  Newsletter.  GLSA is a nonprofit, ABA-affiliated organization for those involved in the legal services plan industry, which delivers legal services to a broad range of clients.  GLSA provides the legal services plan community with education, support, […]

Continue reading →

Speaking and Mentoring Engagement at Teen Entrepreneur Academy 07/24/17

Harriet B. Alexson, Esq. will be participating at the TEEN ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY (“TEA”)   at Concordia University, School of Business, Irvine, CA the week of July 24th, 2017 as a speaker and mentor.    TEA is a one-week residential program focused on education and training for aspiring high school entrepreneurs worldwide.  The program includes speakers, coaches, mentors […]

Continue reading →