Consumer Law News Click on a headline to read more

Corinthian Colleges Class Action Lawsuit

In 2008, a purported class action suit was filed against Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary in Santa Clara Superior Court on behalf of graduates of Bryman College’s medical assistant vocational programs. Learn more about this suit.

District Court Decision – Notary Bond Case

The Law Offices of John L. Fallat prevailed in Willie York, et al., v. Bank of America, et al. (N.D. Cal. 2018) by obtaining a court order granting the motion for summary judgment as to all claims against the Surety Bonding Company of America. Read the entire opinion.

Appellate Decision – Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Case

The Law Offices of John L. Fallat prevailed on an appeal of a trial court ruling which misapplied the doctrine of collateral estoppel against a surety where the surety did not appear in the underlying hearing (a bankruptcy proceeding). Read the entire opinion.

IME Class Action Lawsuit

Please visit for information regarding the Institute for Medical Education case filed in Santa Clara Superior Court.

Remedies Available for Debt Collection Violations of the FDCPA

In 1977, Congress enacted the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Even though many states have enacted similar laws, the FDCPA will take precedence over state law, unless state law provides greater protections.