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Join us on Reddit for a Credit Law AMA Thursday, June 4, 2015

By K&S on June 3rd, 2015 | No Comments

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UPDATE: Check out the AMA on Reddit. Do you have questions about debt collection harassment and continuous cellphone calls from collectors and solicitors? On June 4, 2015 at 11:00 am, Kimmel & Silverman founding partner Craig T. Kimmel will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to answer your consumer law questions. Click here to…

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Pressler & Pressler Hit with Class Action

In a recent article published by NJ Law Journal, it was reported that a putative class action has been filed against the largest collections firm in New Jersey, Pressler & Pressler. This news comes in the wake of a recent ruling that determined “four-seconds” is not enough time to be considered “meaningful attorney review” under…

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CFPB Pursues Georgia Firm for “Cookie-Cutter” Debt Collection Lawsuits

Imagine having paid-off a debt only to receive a legal notice years down the line insisting you owe more money. That’s what happened to Eduardo Austin of Atlanta, GA, who paid off a $2,400 credit card bill only to discover that Frederick J. Hanna & Associates – a law firm based out of Marietta, Georgia…

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CFPB Looks to Regulate Debt Collection

By K&S on December 28th, 2012 | No Comments

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According to a recent article by the Washington Post, American households struggling with debt collection have a new ally in their fight to stay out of legal trouble with debt-collection firms: the United States government.  Next year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin monitoring the practices of these collection bureaus and will start cracking…

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Arizona Governor Signs Bill that Helps Debt Collectors

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has approved legislation making it easier for debt collectors to go after defaulting consumers and small businesses. Brewer signed House Bill 2664 into law today. The measure allows collection agencies to use final billing statements as a basis to show amounts owed and interest rates as they seek court judgments and…

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Collection Calls as a Result of Identity Theft

In most cases, people who receive collection calls accrued the debt themselves and have fallen behind on their payments. In some instances, however, these charges are a result of identity theft. Because people rely on technology to pay bills and make banking transactions, it is important to stay protected against hackers and Internet fraud. The…

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Debt Collection Harassment Attorney Appears on Fox News to Discuss Capital One Harassment

Debt collection harassment attorney Craig Kimmel and client Patrice Perry appeared on Fox News to discuss a case against Capital One.


Boom in Debt Buying Fuels Another Boom in Lawsuits

Roughly 94% of collection cases filed against borrowers result in default judgments in favor of the debt buyer, according to industry estimates. The majority of borrowers don’t have a lawyer, some don’t know they are even being sued, and others don’t appear in court, say judges.


Collection Agency Faced Sanctions After Wrongly Identifying a Debtor

The collection agency of Pressler & Pressler has a track record of wrongfully identifying consumers and strings of violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In a recent case, Mr. Mark Hoyte was wrongfully identified by Pressler & Pressler as a debtor who owed $919 on a Sears-Citi credit card. Pressler & Pressler hired…

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Debt Collectors Face a Hazard of Writers Cramp

Banks have been under siege in recent weeks for widespread corner-cutting in the rush to process delinquent mortgages. The accusations have stirred outrage and set off investigations by attorneys general across the country, prompting several leading banks to temporarily cease foreclosures.


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