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Blog Posts in December, 2014

Two "Student Loan Relief Agencies" Busted for Fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action to shut down two student loan debt relief scammers by filing lawsuits against them. One is College Education Services, and the other is ...
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New York Set to Pass New Rules on Debt Collection

This past week, the New York State's Department of Financial Services announced its formal adoption of new debt collection regulations that would place new disclosure and written communication ...
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Debt Settlement Co. Schemer Gets 9 Years in Prison

The owner of a New York debt settlement company, Mission Settlement, has received a 9 year prison sentence for running a fraudulent debt collection relief scheme that would target vulnerable ...
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NY Rent Stabilized Apartments Ruled to Be Exempt in Bankruptcy

In a 5-2 vote, the New York Court of Appeals on a huge bankruptcy issue has ruled that rent-stabilized apartments are exempt from the bankruptcy estate, meaning that they will not be sold from under ...
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Collection Victim Sues Collector Under the FDCPA

Debt collector, John Anderson, has turned into a debtor himself after he was sued for engaging in harassing, aggressive, and illegal debt collection acts. Jessica Burke, the woman who filed suit, was ...
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Department of Education Student Loan Defense

Our client, a dentist, being sued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Department of Education (DOE) in the Eastern District of New York in federal court in regards to federal student ...
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