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New Debt Collection Rules Unveiled

Debt collectors and their aggressive collection practices have attracted the attention of federal and state regulatory agencies over the past year because of an excessive amount of consumer complaints ...
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U.S Court of Appeals Affirms Cach, LLC Decision

In May 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed that the FDCPA does not contain a requirement that a debt collect must intend to proceed to trial when it files a ...
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FDCPA Action Brought Against Portfolio Recovery Associates

Plaintiff Tracy Bourma filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in May 2016 against Portfolio Recovery Associates and Experian Information Solutions ...
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Portfolio Recovery Associates Violate the FDCPA

On May 9, 2016, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted summary Judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuit involving time-barred ...
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Houslanger & Associates Involved in Statute of Limitations FDCPA Case

In a recent ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court judge’s decision to bar debtor Alexander Benzermann from bringing an action under the Fair ...
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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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LR Credit/Mel S. Harris Case Dismissed

Our client contacted us after he learned that his bank account was frozen in the state of Texas where he resides. We were able to quickly establish that the collection law firm of Mel S. Harris had ...
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Mel S. Harris Case Dismissed

Our client contacted us in a panic after she discovered that her bank account was frozen with over $15,000 in it. After a quick investigation, we were able to establish that the collection law firm of ...
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Collection Victim Sues Collector Under the FDCPA

Debt collector, John Anderson, has turned into a debtor himself after he was sued for engaging in harassing, aggressive, and illegal debt collection acts. Jessica Burke, the woman who filed suit, was ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz

Our firm was retained by an elderly client who was frantic that Cohen and Slamowitz had frozen her bank account. We investigated and found that Citibank, the original creditor had been able to obtain ...
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Federal Credit Reporting Act Violations in New York

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Crawford v. Recovery Partners, partially granted plaintiff's motion to amend his complaint against defendant, Recovery ...
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Deceptive Settlement Agreements and the FDCPA

In Hunter v. Capital Mgmt. Servs., LP, 13-CV-719C, 2013 WL 6795630 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 19, 2013), Plaintiff sued Capital Management Services, for amongst other things, violation of the Fair Debt Collection ...
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Class Action FDCPA Lawsuit Against MBI Associates, Inc.

In a recent action, Quinteros v. MBI Assoc., Inc., 12-CV-2517 (E.D.N.Y. 2014), District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied MBI Associates, Inc.'s motion to dismiss an action brought ...
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