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Debt Collector Sue you in the Wrong County? Your Statute of Limitations to Retaliate.

Consumers generally have one year in which to sue a debt collector for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Courts are generally strict in enforcing the one-year time limitation ...
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Midland Funding, LLC Summary Judgment Motion Denied as Inexcusably Late

Facing a "Motion for Summary Judgment" by Midland Funding, LLC ? If so, Midland Funding, LLC is seeking a judgment against you while dispensing the need for a trial. The evidence against you ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz and Midland Funding Improperly Attempt to shift Burden to Judgment Debtor to Establish Exempt Income in Restrained Bank Account

Suddenly your bank accounts are frozen. Your money in that account represents social security income, pension funds, unemployment checks, veteran benefits, worker's compensation, wages within last ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz Sued under FDCPA for Pursuing Wrong Person for Debt

With remarkable factual similarity to our I.B. (name protected for confidentiality) action against Pressler & Pressler, the same Southern District Court (New York) let collection firm Cohen & ...
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Metro Portfolios Escapes Liability for Suing on Time-Barred Claim Due to Debtor's Failure to Vacate Judgment

At The Langel Firm, we defend consumer debt lawsuits and bring separate federal lawsuits against those same collectors who violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) within the context of ...
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The Langel Firm Takes Action Against Cohen & Slamowitz for FDCPA Violations

The factual allegations of this case [1] include demanding conflicting debt amounts, inconsistent interest accrual amounts, deceptive representations as to a "settlement," and the improper ...
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Langel Firm Sues Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP for Pattern of Deceptive, Misleading Communications

The firm recently filed suit against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, [1] alleging a pattern of false, deceptive and misleading ...
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Capital One in Cross Hairs; Cohen & Slamowitz also Named as Defendant

According to a recent report by ABC News, New York City attorney Shimshon Wexler has filed a class action case against Capital One Bank in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ...
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Plaintiff's claim that Cohen & Slamowitz violated FDCPA by repeatedly threatening to restrain bank account containing social security funds survives summary judgment

In this case, Henneberger v. Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, 2010 WL 1405578 [W.D.N.Y. March 31, 2010, No. 07-CV-814 (SR)], the plaintiff Ms. Hennenberger, a senior citizen living on social security ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz sued for misidentifying creditor and misrepresenting attorney involvement

Today we report on an interesting 2011 case from the Southern District of New York against Cohen & Slamowitz and various Midland entities which was before the court on a motion to dismiss. This ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz loses attempt to wipe out consumer's actual damages via a "Rule 68" offer

Summer has begun and the hot weather is here, so we thought we'd give you our version of "beach reading" – a summary of a decision from 2009 that, while a couple years old, still ...
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The Langel Firm stops wage garnishment and causes dismissal of collection action brought by MRC Receivables Corp. and Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP

As is demonstrated over and over again, a creditor's money/default judgment is as good as the validity of service (delivery to defendant-debtor) of the underlying court papers (summons and ...
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Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC and Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP fail to appear in court to face our challenge to their money judgment and bank restraint

The lesson here is that if a creditor has frozen your bank account, call us right away to 1) claim your exemptions; and 2) attack the judgment upon with the bank attachment is premised. Our client was ...
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Class action accuses Cohen & Slamowitz of vouching for falsified affidavits of service

Cohen & Slamowitz, LLC, a New York, high-volume debt collection law firm was sued for knowingly using falsified affidavits of service after it had been made aware that a particular process serving ...
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FDCPA Violation where Lawyer Duns and Sues with Limited Information on Debt

Collection firm Cohen & Slamowitz was found to have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for signing off on mass-produced complaints without having undertook reasonable measures to ...
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Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP loses credit card case at trial

Seeking to recover $20,359.06 from a pro-se defendant at bench trial, Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP fails to offer credible evidence to establish the existence of any enforceable credit card debt. The ...
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