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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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  • The Langel Firm Wipes Out $16K Judgment by RAB Performance Recoveries
    The Langel Firm Wipes Out $16K Judgment by RAB Performance Recoveries

    Another 2009 debt-buyer judgment emerges to garnish our client's wages. In this case, the debt buyer was RAB Performance Recoveries represented by Malen & Associates, P.C . A City Marshal served our ...

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  • Bulk of FDCPA Class Action Claims against Mel S. Harris &Assoc. are Dismissed
    Bulk of FDCPA Class Action Claims against Mel S. Harris &Assoc. are Dismissed

    In the strictly applied, technical world of FDCPA ("Fair Debt Collection Practices Act") litigation, it's just as important to see why claims fail. The FDCPA is a federal Act that governs the conduct ...

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  • Malen & Associates Loses Bid to Limit Portfolio Recovery v King to Post-2010 Cases
    Malen & Associates Loses Bid to Limit Portfolio Recovery v King to Post-2010 Cases

    As we reported in Making Statutes of Limitations Work for You , Portfolio Recovery Assoc. v. King , a 2010 New York Court of Appeals decision, sent ripples through the debt collection industry because ...

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  • The Langel Firm overturns judgment of RAB Performance Recoveries and Malen & Associates, P.C.; Mother's teaching wages returned
    The Langel Firm overturns judgment of RAB Performance Recoveries and Malen & Associates, P.C.; Mother's teaching wages returned

    Today, we invalidated a $10,000 judgment entered against of a bronx teacher, a single mother. At the scheduled traverse hearing (a hearing to determine jurisdiction), the Malen & Associates, P.C. ...

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