Blog Posts in April, 2011

Woman Sues Debt Collector over Facebook Harassment

It was bound to happen sooner or later – debt collection by Facebook. Auto finance company MarkOne Financial, LLC began hounding Florida consumer Melanie Beacham mercilessly when she fell behind ...
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Midland Funding, LLC/Midland Credit Management sued by Attorney General in Minnesota

The three related entities Encore Capital, Midland Funding and Midland Capital Management are about to be sued again, this time by the Attorney General of the State of Minnesota, Lori Swanson. Midland ...
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New Right for MIlitary Personnel: Private Remedy Under SCRA

In a bit of good news for those in the armed services, Congress has authorized new protections for servicemembers in the form of a private right of action against over-reaching creditors. The ...
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FDCPA claim against Cohen & Slamowitz for failing to disclose tax implications of paying reduced amount survives motion to dismiss

In honor of tax time, we bring you a case with an interesting tax twist. In this case, Ellis v. Cohen & Slamowitz [1] , from the US District Court, Northern District of New York, defendant Cohen ...
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