People and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a staggering pace, with 1.4
million petitions submitted in 2009, an increase of 32% from the previous year.
The number is likely to jump higher in 2010. Associated with each bankruptcy
petition are a large number of smaller...
Just when you thought that you had heard it
all.... A debt collection agency in Pennsylvania has been accused by
that state's Attorney General of staging fake trials with a fake judge in a
fake courtroom against people who allegedly owed debt. "The Attorney
General's Office told Team...
Here is another outrageous situation involving illegal
tactics used by some collectors. In this instance, the agency targets
only US military and as part of its routine collection efforts, it threatened
jail time as well as a dishonorable discharge if the service member did not
pay. Happily in this...
A recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois holds that someone who receives prerecorded debt collection calls to his or her cellular phone has standing to assert a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), even if not the person the debt collector...
In Simon v. FIA Card Services, N.A. , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled that a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding is not unconditionally precluded from bringing claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”) [ an enhanced version of this opinion...