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WELLS FARGO PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN DEBT SETTLED

We were retained by a client about a year ago with a Wells Fargo private student loan with a balance of just over $100,000. The client had just defaulted on the loan which means that there was no ...
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ERIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT WAGE GARNISHMENT

We were recently retained by a consumer to help with an Erin Capital Management default judgment against her. Erin Capital Management is a common debt buyer that buys debt from original creditors such ...
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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TRUST NEW YORK TIMES SPOTLIGHT

We have been receiving many calls and emails regarding the recent New York Times article discussing private student loans and lenders like National Collegiate Student Loan Trust. National Collegiate ...
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MEYERS SAXON & COLE BUSINESS AND STUDENT LOAN DEBT

Meyers Saxon and Cole is a debt collection law firm based in Brooklyn that mainly handles business debt matters as well as some private student loan collection. We have defended many businesses ...
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FORSTER & GARBUS DEBT COLLECTION

Forster and Garbus is very likely the biggest and most well-known debt collection law firm in New York. They practice in New Jersey as well although their presence there is not quite as large. Forster ...
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HOUSLANGER AND ASSOCIATES JUDGMENTS

We defend consumers against many debt buyers and debt law firms in New York and New Jersey. One frequent debt collection law firm is Houslanger and Associates which is located in Long Island but very ...
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RUBIN & ROTHMAN DEFAULT JUDGMENTS

Rubin and Rothman is a major debt collection law firm in both the New York and New Jersey areas. They handle a wide array of consumer debt collection ranging from credit cards to private student ...
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STEPHEN EINSTEIN & ASSOCIATES DEBT COLLECTION CASES

There are a dozen or more debt collection law firms that exist in the New York area but we are starting to see Stephen Einstein and Associates emerging as one of the largest with a very high volume of ...
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NAVIENT PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN DEBT SETTLED

Recently, we were retained by a consumer who was sued by Navient, a private student loan lender, and probably the biggest student loan lender in the country. The lawsuit against her was for over ...
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BANK OF AMERICA/FIA & UNIFUND CCR DEBT MATTERS

Generally, creditors and debt buyers will exclusively retain one or two debt collection law firms to either collect debt that is owed to them or to obtain and enforce a judgment. These debt collection ...
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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT LOAN TRUST DEBT

We are often retained to defend people who are dealing with private student loan debt and lawsuits against them. Creditors such as Navient and National Collegiate Trust are two of the biggest private ...
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CREDIT ACCEPTANCE, AUTOVEST, FORD MOTOR, TOYOTA FINANCIAL REPOSESSION DEBT CASES ON THE RISE

Recently we have seen the number of auto repossession debt cases rise significantly. Auto-repo cases stem from consumers falling behind on their payments on a leased or financed car. When the car is ...
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SLM PRIVATE CREDIT STUDENT LOAN TRUST VL FUNDING LLC, FORSTER AND GARBUS, JUDGMENT REMOVED AND WAGE GARNISHMENT STOPPED

Every day, we receive calls from people who have judgments ruining their credit, yet they were never given the ability to defend themselves in court. People are sued in New York and New Jersey daily ...
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AMERICAN EXPRESS DEBT LAWSUIT SETTLED

We were retained on a case where American Express sued a consumer for $80,000 based on an allegedly defaulted American Express Platinum card. American Express is an original creditor whom very rarely ...
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SELIP AND STYLIANOU JUDGMENT VACATED

Unlike many of the various debt buyers that we defend consumers against such as Midland Funding or LVNV Funding, it can be more difficult to defend against original creditors like Discover Bank. We ...
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ASSET ACCEPTANCE JUDGMENT SETTLED

We were retained by a client who had a $35,000 judgment against her by Asset Acceptance, a common debt buyer. They had retained the debt collection law firm of Sharinn and Lipshie PC to sue our client ...
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NAVIENT STUDENT LOAN LAWSUITS UPDATE

Recently, student loan giant, Navient, agreed to voluntarily suspend collection activities on the debt of certain borrowers who have filed for bankruptcy while a lawsuit filed by the Consumer ...
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MIDLAND FUNDING, ASSET ACCEPTANCE & PORTFOLIO RECOERY ASSOCIATES SEEK DISMISSAL OF DEBT COLLECTION CLASS ACTION

In early March, several banks and debt collectors filed a brief in the Second Circuit that asked the court to dismiss a case brought by consumers in a debt collection proposed class action on the ...
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THREE CAPITAL ONE DEBT CASES SETTLED WITH MALEN & ASSOCIATES

Recently we were retained by multiple clients whom had Capital One debt cases against them. Capital One Bank is generally known to be one of the more aggressive creditors in the consumer debt world. ...
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HOUSLANGER & ASSOCIATES BANK LEVY REMOVED

Recently we have noticed that the debt collection law firm of Houslanger & Associates has been enforcing judgments and collecting debt on behalf of National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, one of ...
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BANK OF AMERICA MULLOOLY JEFFREY ROONEY AND FLYNN WAGE GARNISHMENT REMOVED

Bank of America is a common original creditor that pursues consumers through debt collection and litigation. BOA or FIA Card Services as they often appear on lawsuits retain the debt collection law ...
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NAVIENT PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN LAWSUIT SETTLED

Our client contacted us after receiving a summons and complaint stating that she was being sued for over $150,000 by Navient, formerly Sallie Mae on private student loans that she had take out for ...
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BANK ACCOUNT UNFROZEN AND JUDGMENT VACATED FOR DISCOVER BANK FORSTER & GARBUS DEBT

Our client retained us after her bank account was frozen for $6,000 one day. Like many New Yorkers, she woke up and now could not pay any of her bills and was left with no money to live because her ...
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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT LOAN TRUST CASES

Student loans have become a focal point of consumer protection experts across the country. The total debt owed by borrowers, now totals more than the entire nation’s credit card debt. Private ...
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A district court judge certified a new class-action lawsuit against Midland Funding LLC.

A district court judge certified a new class-action lawsuit against Midland Funding LLC. The suit alleges that Midland violated New York usury laws by charging thousands of struggling borrowers ...
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