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  • Class Action Accused North Star Capital Acquisition of Abusing Legal Process with Deceptive Stipulations Sent with Initial Complaints
    Class Action Accused North Star Capital Acquisition of Abusing Legal Process with Deceptive Stipulations Sent with Initial Complaints

    New York-based debt buyer, North Star Capital Acquisitions, failed to convince a federal court that its practice of sending consumers, with its initial complaint, a "Stipulation for Entry of Final ...

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  • Debtor Sues Arrow Financial Services, LLC for Furnishing Negative Marks to Credit Bureaus without First Validating a Disputed Debt
    Debtor Sues Arrow Financial Services, LLC for Furnishing Negative Marks to Credit Bureaus without First Validating a Disputed Debt

    In Purnell v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC (6 th Cir. 2008), Illinois-based debt buyer, Arrow Financial Services, was sued for continuing to furnish a disputed collection account to the credit ...

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  • When can Debt Collectors Use my Credit Reports without my Express Permission?
    When can Debt Collectors Use my Credit Reports without my Express Permission?

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs the circumstances under which Credit Reporting Agencies ("CRAs") may release credit reports, [1] as well as the circumstances under which users may obtain ...

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  • Facebook Users Beware!  Debt Collectors Infiltrate Social Media
    Facebook Users Beware! Debt Collectors Infiltrate Social Media

    In this day and age, just about everybody has a Facebook user page. If you're one of those people, you should be aware that debt collectors have taken their shady efforts to social media outlets such ...

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  • Metro Portfolios Escapes Liability for Suing on Time-Barred Claim Due to Debtor's Failure to Vacate Judgment
    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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  • Debt Collectors Threatening You With Jail Time?  You Have a Claim Under the FDCPA
    Debt Collectors Threatening You With Jail Time? You Have a Claim Under the FDCPA

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits harassing and abusive conduct as well as false, deceptive, or misleading representations in connection with collection of a debt. If a debt ...

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