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Blog Posts in September, 2015

Debt Settlement Company Sued for Illegal Fees and False Promises

The CFPB announced that it has obtained a preliminary injunction against World Law Group and its senior leaders for running a debt-relief scheme that charged consumers illegal upfront fees. The ...
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How to Get a Mortgage Despite Past Judgments or Delinquent Accounts

After months of preparation, packing, and document gathering, you are finally ready to move into your new home. The phone rings and you hear the words that no new potential home owner wants to hear, ...
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Dismissal Declined in CFPB Case against Technology Providers in Debt Collector Scam

The United State District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has denied a motion to dismiss filed by three companies (collectively referred to as “Processors”) involved in ...
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Medical Debt Cases Dismissed

Recently, our firm was hired on a pair of medical debt cases pursued by the debt collection law firm of Smith Carroad Levy & Wan P.C. The first client was sued for a medical debt that he allegedly ...
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First Commerce LTD: Case Dismissed

Our client a resident of Florida contacted us about a default judgment placed against him in New York County in 1997. He learned of the judgment when he received a bank levy notice stating that the ...
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Largest Debt Buyers Must Refund Millions in CFPB Action

Two of the nation’s largest debt buyers were sued in an action brought by the CFPB due to the companies’ use of deceptive tactics to collect bad debts. Encore Capital Group and Portfolio ...
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Student Loan Giant, Navient Corp, Faces Economic and Legal Trouble Due to Alleged Borrower Mistreatment

Following the possibility of a lawsuit targeting Navient Corp for its alleged mistreatment of borrowers, investors sent the company’s shares to an all-time low. The stock closed at its lowest ...
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Changes in New York City's Credit Check Laws

In May of this year, New York City Mayor Bill Deblasio signed a bill that amends the City’s Human Rights Law to prohibit “most employers from inquiring into or considering a prospective or ...
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Problems with Your Credit Report? You May Not Be Alone

Credit reports play a major role in financial transactions, especially in consumer lending decisions such as mortgage loans, auto loans, and private student loans. Credit reporting complaints have ...
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