Blog Posts in March, 2011

New rule protects exempt funds from garnishment

A new federal rule [1] will go into effect on May 1, 2011 and will provide stronger protections for consumers with “exempt funds” in their bank accounts in the event their bank account ...
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Court sends message to Amex, other debt collectors - have proof, in admissible form

Today we bring you a new decision from New York City's Richmond County Civil Court in which the court denied a motion by American Express Bank seeking a default judgment against an alleged credit ...
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Sued for debt and want to represent yourself? When you should, when you shouldn't

What happens when you have been sued for a debt, but it doesn’t make economic sense to hire a lawyer? If you have only one debt, or the alleged debt is less than, say, $1,000, it may not be cost ...
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Asset Acceptance reports loss

Happy National Consumer Protection Week! In honor of the thirteenth annual observation, you might want to check out the website for the newly established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Formed ...
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NJ federal court forbids law firm for collecting its own purchased debts under its law firm name

Today we report on an interesting decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Chulsky v. Hudson Law Offices, Civil No. 10-3058 (FLW) . The case is a consumer class action in ...
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Wages Garnished? What Now?

Earlier in our blog, we talked about what you should do if you think your wages are about to be garnished. See Worried About Wage Garnishment? But what if the worst has already happened, and your ...
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