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Rules Apply to Everyone: Even Zombies

February 02, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Debt Collection Abuse   |   0 Comments

Image via The Debt Settlement Agency.  By Karla Gilbride Staff Attorney Imagine that you try to buy something using your debit card and the transaction is declined. You call your bank to find out what’s going on and are told that your account has been frozen because a judgment has been entered against you and […]

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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

December 22, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Consumer Protection   |   0 Comments

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION ANNOUNCES NATIONAL $90 MILLION CRAMMING SETTLEMENT WITH T-MOBILE December 22, 2014 ATLANTA, GA – John Sours, Administrator of the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, announced today that his agency-along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal […]

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NCLC Advocates re: CFPB Medical Debt Rpt

December 18, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Debt Collection Abuse   |   0 Comments

(BOSTON) Consumer advocates from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) applauded the medical debt collection report released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and called on the CFPB to establish protections for the tens of millions of consumers afflicted by medical debt. The report finds that over 1 in 5 consumers, or 43 […]

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A Victory Against Wage Theft

December 18, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

http://www.publicjustice.net/content/victory-against-wage-theft-and-class-actions-braun-v-walmart

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The CFPB’s Amicus Program – Three Years and Counting

December 18, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

December 17, 2014 Dear Colleagues, This month, the Bureau celebrates the three-year anniversary of the first amicus curiae brief it filed in federal court. Amicus curiae means “friend of the court.” Through the amicus program, the Bureau has sought to assist courts that are deciding cases that raise important and often complex legal questions under […]

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