More Wisconsin residents are being sued for failing to pay their credit card bills and other debts.
Court records show the number of lawsuits involving debts of $5,000 or more increased by 49 percent last year. They are on track to jump another 16 percent this year.
In some places, the number is growing even faster.
Waukesha County had more large claim money judgment lawsuits filed by September than in all of last year. Many were for failure to pay credit card debt.
Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin Chicago Tribune, United States - 4 hours ago Many were for failure to pay credit card debt . But the lawsuits also can include defaults on business, car and college loans. They do not include mortgage …Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin by Steve Rhode