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Professor Schmitz Responding to RFIs Issued by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Professor Amy J. Schmitz is working with other consumer law professors from across the United States to answer a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington D.C.  For her part, Professor Schmitz is drafting comments related to the popular Complaints Portal, which has provided access to remedies for many Americans since its…

3L Danielle Linneman Blogs About Missouri’s Lemon Law

Third-year law student Danielle Linneman was featured as a guest blogger on Myconsumertips.info, a nonprofit outreach website created by Professor Amy Schmitz. The website provides readers with legal updates and tips related to consumer law. Linneman wrote a post explaining Missouri’s Lemon Law and the protection it provides to owners of new vehicles when their car is defective and under…

Professor Gives Advice for Choosing and Using Cash Back Credit Cards

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for an “Ask the Experts” segment on the well-known financial website, wallethub.com.  In the interview, Professor Schmitz offers some helpful advice for choosing and using cash back credit cards.…

International Dispute Resolution News Publishes Professor’s Article

Professor Amy J. Schmitz published a short article, “Empowering Consumers Through Online Dispute Resolution,” in International Dispute Resolution News, a joint publication of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation Committees. The article introduces concepts from her book with Colin Rule, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer…

Professor Interviewed by WalletHub.com

Professor Amy Schmitz was interviewed by WalletHub.com, one of the leading outlets covering the personal finance industry, with respect to how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft. Her suggestions for consumers include reviewing their credit reports, placing security fraud alerts on credit reports and freezing credit…

Mizzou Law Student Contributes Blog Post on “Zombie Debt”

Second-year Mizzou Law student Bob Bennett published a blog post on Professor Amy Schmitz’s blog, MyConsumerTips.info, on the dangers of “Zombie Debt.” “This is not the name of a horror movie you may watch around this time of the year, this is debt that you have no legal obligation to pay,” Professor Schmitz says. Debt collectors may still call, however,…