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Blog Posts in November, 2015

Selip & Stylianou Judgment Vacated

Our client, a banker contacted us because she was alarmed to find out that there was a default judgment dating from 2004 against her. As a banker, any defaulted debt and especially a judgment can have ...
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Debt Collection Facts

The recent efforts of state and federal regulators to fight abusive debt-collection practices have drawn attention to the prevalence of abusive debt-collection practices throughout the United States. ...
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Huge Settlement for New York Default Judgment Victims

Several thousands of New Yorkers affected by a major debt collection scheme will receive $59 million in a class-action settlement filed in the Federal District Court in Manhattan. This settlement will ...
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The Use of Robocallers to Collect Debt

Congress has recently passed a budget bill that includes a provision to allow debt collectors to used robocall technology to contact borrowers of federal loans. Robocalls either use a technology with ...
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Schachter Portnoy Debt Lawsuit Settled

In this case our client was sued by Cavalry SPV I LLC, a common low end debt buyer by way of their attorneys Schachter & Portnoy LLC whom handle many of these debt collection lawsuits in New York. ...
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Federal Regulators Announce Effort to Fight Abusive Debt-Collection Practices

In a new national campaign targeting abusive debt-collection practices, the Federal Trade Commission emphasized working with its state partners to combat illicit debt collection practices such as ...
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Auto Finance Co. Ordered to Pay $44.1 Million in Relief for Illegal Collection Tactics

The CFPB has ordered an enforcement action against Westlake Services, LLC and Wilshire Consumer Credit, LLC for using illegal debt collection tactics, including phony caller ID, false threats, and ...
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JP Morgan Chase to Pay $100 Million in Credit Card Debt Settlement

In a settlement with the state of California, JP Morgan Chase will have to pay $50 million in compensation to customers and another $50 million in fines to the state of California. This settlement ...
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Mullooly Jeffrey Rooney and Flynn Judgment Vacated

Our client contacted us about a lien on her property dating back from a default judgment that was obtained against her in 2012. Unifund CCR LLC, a common debt buyer had sued her in upstate New York ...
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15 Charged in "Largest Ever" Debt Collection Scheme

On Tuesday, Manhattan federal prosecutors revealed the criminal charges against 15 individuals in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has said to be the “largest fraudulent debt collection scheme ...
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