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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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PINNACLE CREDIT SERVICES DEBT LAWSUIT

Recently, in Nunez v. Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC, the court affirmed that defendant did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when telling a consumer that her account had been placed ...
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LVNV FUNDING AND ERIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT DEBT CASES DISMISSED

We recently had two clients with similar situations having default judgments against them that were both being enforced by the debt collection law firm, Eltman Law, formerly known as Eltman and ...
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Unifund CCR Judgment Vacated Against Mullooly, Jefferey, Rooney and Flynn

We were retained by a client who received a wage garnishment execution order which caused a major problem for her as she was a financial advisor for a bank. A default judgment was placed against her ...
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CFPB Sues Navient For Deceptive Student Loan Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Board has taken action against Navient, the nation’s largest student loan lenders for engaging in illegal and deceptive activities and failing borrowers at ...
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Supreme Court Reviewing Midland Funding Debt Case

Earlier last week, the United States Supreme Court began reviewing a case against Midland Funding for seeking to recover debts from people in bankruptcy even when it is barred from doing so by state ...
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FORSTER AND GARBUS DEFAULT JUDGMENT VACATED

We were retained by a client that discovered a 2007 default judgment from Capital One Bank, a common predatory lender who were represented by Forster and Garbus, a debt collection law firm after ...
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Merchant Cash Advance Held to be Usurious by NY State Judge

The New York Supreme Court of Westchester County issued a decision in Pearl Capital Rivis Ventures, LLC. v. RDN Construction Inc. that clarifies the circumstances under which the provision of a ...
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Fein Such Kahn & Shephard Mortgage Judgment Settled

A consumer contacted our firm after receiving a letter from Fein Such Kahn and Shephard, a common New Jersey debt collection law firm stating that a NJ judgment had been entered against him by LCS ...
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