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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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Obama Admin Seeks to Expand MLA, Reduce Predatory Lending

The Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) are aiming to curtail predatory lending practices by expanding the protections offered to active service members and their families. These actions are intended to broaden the Military Lending Act (MLA), crushing loopholes in current statutes by allowing it to cover all forms of payday, refund…

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New York State Establishes New Rules for Debt Collectors

New York State just took a major step in protecting consumer rights in credit card collection cases. The state recently updated its requirements for debt collectors when filing credit card collection cases against debtors, aiming to put a stop to default judgments and unfair claims. A default judgment is legally binding, decided when the debtor…

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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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FTC Takes $4 Million Action Against Deceptive Debt Collector

“Convenience fees” never seem to be all that convenient, do they? Although convenience fees are common to countless businesses and service providers, these charges become an entirely different monster when a company illegally pushes them on its customers. RTB Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a Allied Data Corporation) – along with the company’s president and sole shareholder, Raymond…

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Good Ways to Repair Your Bad Credit

The old formula to build better credit went something like this: apply for a few credit cards, use them for affordable purchases such as groceries, utilities or gas; and then pay them off completely when the statement arrives each month, to show the bank that you can manage your credit responsibly. In today’s world, that…

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Automated Calls Ring in $500,000 Fine for One of Canada’s Largest Debt Collectors

An investigation by Canada’s federal regulatory arm, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CTRC), found one of the country’s largest debt collectors iQor Canada Ltd guilty of violating consumer rights. Chiefly iQor was accused of using robocalls in an attempt to reach consumers at all hours of the day and night, and not identifying on whose…

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Class Action Suit Filed Against Victoria’s Secret Debt Collector For Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Lawsuit alleges Allied Interstate charged hidden fees after settlement offers have been accepted Third party debt collector Allied Interstate of Columbus, Ohio, allegedly failed to inform credit-card holders who defaulted on payments and then accepted settlement offers, that interest on the debt would continue to accrue, according to the suit, Luna v. Allied Interstate filed…

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The Dangers of Pension Loans

By K&S on June 19th, 2013 | No Comments

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Craig Kimmel of the Kimmel and Silverman law firm joins Hal Donahue for the weekly segment of What Vets Need to Know on The Union Edge, discussing the dangers of Pension Loans.   For more information, news and help for debt collector harassment and how to stop collection calls, visit our social media outlets: Stop…

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West Philly Resident Takes Debt Collectors to Court

A resident of West Philadelphia is alleging that a debt collector has engaged in unlawful practices. Kimmel & Silverman, P.C. has filed a complaint against national debt collection company Virtuoso Sourcing, Inc., on behalf of Crystal Monroe. The lawsuit was filed on May 21 in United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The complaint…

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