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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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FTC Wins Summary Judgment Action Against New York Based Debt Collector

In late October, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York granted summary judgment in an action taken by the FTC against a group of abusive debt ...
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Debt Collector, Allied Interstate LLC Sued for $10 Million over Robocalls

Four district attorneys in California have sued debt collection company, iQor, and its subsidiary, Allied Interstate LLC for $10 million. The district attorneys have alleged that the companies ...
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"Zombie Debt" Lawsuits Bring Old Debts Back to Life

When a person satisfies a debt either through payment or bankruptcy discharge, it should be gone forever – dead and buried, never to be seen again. This seems like common sense, right? ...
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LVNV Funding Hit with $38 Million Verdict

Recently, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City delivered a verdict against a Las Vegas-based debt buyer, LVNV Funding, LLC. The court ordered LVNV to pay $38 million, which will be split among 1,590 ...
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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE STUDENT LOAN TRUST LAWSUITS

Recently, National Collegiate Trust filed a massive number of lawsuits against borrowers across the United States. States where these lawsuits have been filed include Florida, New York, Michigan, ...
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BANK OF AMERICA/AMERICAN EXPRESS DEBT

This case involved a $92,000 debt stemming from a combination of a Bank of America/American Express credit card. This is a rare and very interesting type of situation which evolved through an ...
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Class Action Suit Alleges Rubin & Rothman's Unlawful Collection of Debts

A recent class action suit has been filed by a New Jersey man against debt collection law firm, Rubin & Rothman, LLP alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act including use of ...
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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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Evidence in Debt Collection Cases

Debt collection agencies are tricky groups, to put it nicely. They buy up debts from major credit card companies and banks at minimal value, all in hopes of being able to turn a profit by collecting ...
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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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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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Forster and Garbus Settle with New York Attorney General

A settlement has been reached in a case brought by the New York Attorney General against Forster & Garbus, LLP, a big New York debt collection law firm, to prevent the collection of payday loans. ...
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Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC

In the recent case Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC, the Second Circuit held that state usury laws were not necessarily preempted “where a loan originated by a national bank is subsequently sold ...
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National Collegiate Student Loan Trust Lawsuits

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust (NCSLT), a frequent student loan lender is attempting to collect student loan debt by filing thousands of lawsuits against debtors. However, there is one big ...
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Debt Settlement v. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

We often receive calls from clients who have a significant amount of debt overall but it is split up with many various creditors and the debts are fairly small. These clients are usually interested in ...
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Credigy Receivables Default Judgment Vacated

Judgments obtained in the wrong venue are unfortunately common these days. Debt buyers and the law firms who represent them would rather not spend the extra time and money to properly serve a consumer ...
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Arrowood Indemnity Lawsuit Settled

Recently, Lebedin Kofman LLP was retained as counsel to defend a private student loan lawsuit matter that was well into the litigation process. The creditor and plaintiff was Arrowood Indemnity ...
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Bank of America Debt Settled for 75% Off the Full Balance

Our client was sued by the Law Offices of Frederic I. Weinberg & Associates, P.C. for a $39,000.00 Bank of America defaulted credit card account. Bank of America is an original creditor and is ...
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Pinpoint Technologies Case Resolved In One Day

Our client retained our office when his bank account was frozen pursuant to a bank restraint levied against his account. Finding himself in the same position as thousands of debtors in New York every ...
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Palisades Collection Case Dismissed

In situations where a client is attempting to close on a home it is imperative that their credit report is free and clear of any judgments against them. In this case, our client contacted us in a ...
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Successful SLM Private Student Loan Lawsuit Defense

Last month we were retained by a doctor who had been sued for multiple Sallie Mae private student loans, commonly labeled on a summons and complaint as, “SLM Student Loan Trust.” He ...
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National Collegiate Student Loan Lawsuits in the Spotlight

Since 2012, the for-profit student loan company, National Collegiate Student Loan Trust, has filed thousands of lawsuits in courts around the country to date – all against former students who ...
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Atlantic Credit & Finance Judgment Vacated

Our client received a wage garnishment notice through his job and realized that there was a judgment against him by Atlantic Credit & Finance, a debt buyer that he had no idea about from 2007. He ...
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