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Blog Posts in November, 2015

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    New York "Sewer Service" and "Robo-signing" Case Finally Settles

    The Sykes v. Mel Harris class action finally ends with the parties coming to a settlement. The story was on the front page of today's New York Law Journal. We've been reporting on this case since 2011 ...

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  • Midland Funding Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Over Usury Issue
    Midland Funding Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Over Usury Issue

    You may remember in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC , the United States Court of Appeals ruled that Midland Funding, LLC a non-bank debt buyer, was unable to charge the same usurious rates of interest ...

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  • Class Action against Unifund CCR Partners Moves Forward
    Class Action against Unifund CCR Partners Moves Forward

    In Young v. Unifund CCR Partners , the consumer plaintiffs defeated Unifund's motion to dismiss by convincing a court that Unifund's arguable inability to prove custody of a debt as required under ...

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  • Adding Inflated Debt Amounts to Credit Reports Violates the FDCPA, Holds Court
    Adding Inflated Debt Amounts to Credit Reports Violates the FDCPA, Holds Court

    We often see collection lawyers sending demand letters for a debt that includes court-filing costs. That's problematic because New York law is clear in that certain costs are awarded only after the ...

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  • Class Action Proceeds Against Fein, Such & Crane, LLP
    Class Action Proceeds Against Fein, Such & Crane, LLP

    A class action was started against a law firm, Fein, Such & Crane, LLP, for allegedly charging fees not authorized by agreement or law. The fees at issue were litigation costs connected to settlements ...

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  • Collector Induce you to Settle to Stop Legal Action... but Judgment Entered Anyway?
    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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