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Sykes v. Mel Harris: Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AND FAIRNESS HEARING Sykes v. Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC, No. 09 Civ. 8486 ...
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Wife not Allowed to "Stand In" for Husband at Traverse Hearing Using Power of Attorney in Lawsuit Brought by Pinpoint Technologies, LLC

A New York appellate court reversed a trial court's decision to let a consumer-defendant's spouse, under a power of attorney, to "stand in" for him for purposes of conducting a ...
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Collector Induce you to Settle to Stop Legal Action... but Judgment Entered Anyway?

This situation is common. You agree to settle a collection lawsuit in exchange for a promise to stop the case. You pay as agreed, but then find yourself on the wrong end of a default judgment. The ...
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The Langel Firm Overturns $38K Garnishment by LR Credit 4, LLC

Facing a $38,458 garnishment by Marshal Gregg E. Bienstock, our client felt as if he ran out of options. He even paid a couple thousand dollars toward the garnishment. But after exploring his rights ...
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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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NY Consumer Permitted to sue LR Credit 22 after Settling Case

Consumers often settle debt-buyer lawsuits without a full understanding of their rights. Often, the settlement agreement contains overbroad release language promising not to sue the debt buyer or its ...
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Debt Buyers using Confusing Names is a Hot Issue for The Langel Firm

We were busy in February 2015. Debt Buyers Using Confusing Names in Litigation We sued several creditors for continuing to use confusing names in court cases. We use recent precedent in Lee v. Forster ...
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Debt Buyer, LR Credit 14, LLC and Mel Harris Case Dismissed for Failing to Substitute New Counsel

How do you resolve a judgment when the attorneys of record simply claim to no longer represent the plaintiff? Very frequently, our office encounters this problem. The usual response: "this office ...
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LR Credit 21 and Mel Harris firm Fail to Show Compliance with Exemption Law

Judge Ciaffa of New York District Court, Nassau County denies and dismisses Mel Harris' attempt to force a debtor's relinquishment of funds contained in a joint bank account. The cited defect ...
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LR Credit 22, LLC Sanctioned For Not Timely Honoring Exemption Claim Form

New York's exemption claim form process as recently codified in CPLR § 5222-a acts together with other New York statutes to constitute the Exempt Income Protection Act (EIPA). The act is ...
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Oversight of Debt Collectors by CFPB to Start on January 2, 2013

Beginning on January 2, 2013, supervision over debt collection agencies will fall under the auspices of the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB), the pro-consumer agency that was established as ...
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Court Grants Class Certification in Sykes v. Mel Harris; Federal Case Alleging Harris Schemed with Debt Buyer LR Credit and Process Server Samserv Moves Forward

The federal class action brought by four individuals against law firm Mel S. Harris and Associates, debt buyer Leucadia (and several of its LR Credit subsidiaries), process serving company Samserv and ...
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This week, The Firm quickly disposes cases by Mel Harris and Pressler & Pressler

The first case, brought by Mel S. Harris & Associates on behalf of LR Credit 10, LLC enabled us to quickly move to overturn a judgment based on the fact that our client never lived in New York, ...
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Judge Spotlights Problems Faced By Unrepresented Debtors

Nassau County District Court Judge Ciaffa stepped in on behalf of a pro se debtor who had been sued by debt buyer LR Credit 21, LLC. The debtor, who had signed a stipulation of payment, told the judge ...
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