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Debt Relief Cottage Industry Springs Up. Fee Recovery by the Center for Legal Justice.

In the interest of disclosure I have had conversations recently with Damon Day, an independent debt coach, that does provide a fee only on recovery service for consumer paid fees for debt relief service not delivered.

I’ve also spoke with others previously inside the debt settlement arena who are considering launching national services to recover fees paid specifically for advanced fee debt settlement where the services were not provided.

But here is a new approach from the Center for Legal Justice. It appears they’ve launched a whole recovery section of their website and want to go after fees paid for time share sales, debt settlement, credit counseling and loan modification services.

Debt Relief Cottage Industry Springs Up. Fee Recovery by the Center for Legal Justice.

I suspect we will see similar efforts expanding as well.

Debt Relief Cottage Industry Springs Up. Fee Recovery by the Center for Legal Justice.
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  • Steve Rhode

    You can read the suit here.

    I’ll give them a prop for taking action but what is not apparently clear from the suit is that The Center for Legal Justice is the plaintiff but are they suing on behalf of someone else or have they been injured by the timeshare reseller they sued.

    Rather than an action to defend consumers on page 7 we see the issue is really that The Center for Legal Justice hired one of the defendants and gave them access to their client database which they then accuse Vera Eagan of stealing.

    This appears to be primarily a loss of revenue suit by The Center for Legal Justice from data stolen by one of their employees, than an action to defend consumers.

    The Center for Legal Justice is seeking damages for unfair trade practices, tortuous interference with a contractual relationship and civil conspiracy.

  • Guest

    http://www.courthousenews.com/

    Cottage Lawyer Referral Service files a major lawsuit against fraudsters

  • Guest

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/19/36700.htm

    Cottage Lawyer Referral Service files a major lawsuit against fraudsters

    • http://GetOutOfDebt.org Steve Rhode

      You can read the suit here.

      I’ll give them a prop for taking action but what is not apparently clear from the suit is that The Center for Legal Justice is the plaintiff but are they suing on behalf of someone else or have they been injured by the timeshare reseller they sued.

      Rather than an action to defend consumers on page 7 we see the issue is really that The Center for Legal Justice hired one of the defendants and gave them access to their client database which they then accuse Vera Eagan of stealing.

      This appears to be primarily a loss of revenue suit by The Center for Legal Justice from data stolen by one of their employees, than an action to defend consumers.

      The Center for Legal Justice is seeking damages for unfair trade practices, tortuous interference with a contractual relationship and civil conspiracy.

      • Huge_Scam

        This suit is a joke as is the so called “lawyer referral Services”.  This company/scam is run by Larry Diadato (Elimidebt, Boca Raton, FL).  Larry partnered up with a law firm called Esquire litigation and they’re
        doing the Hess Kennedy type disputes and enrolling hundreds of consumers a
        month.  Major attorney fee splitting
        going on over there.  

        So let me clarify….Larry has been running an upfront fee scam for years and as soon as TSR changes were made he switched to the attorney model AND this same attorney he partnered up with is going after companies that charged upfront fees.  

        The kicker is that he first approaches the settlement company to become an affiliate of the Center for Legal Justice and if they decline he sues them.  Larry has graduated from a street thug collector for the mob to legal extortion.  Same thug, different strong-arm tactics.  

      • Huge_Scam

        This suit is a joke as is the so called “lawyer referral Services”.  This company/scam is run by Larry Diadato (Elimidebt, Boca Raton, FL).  Larry partnered up with a law firm called Esquire litigation and they’re
        doing the Hess Kennedy type disputes and enrolling hundreds of consumers a
        month.  Major attorney fee splitting
        going on over there.  

        So let me clarify….Larry has been running an upfront fee scam for years and as soon as TSR changes were made he switched to the attorney model AND this same attorney he partnered up with is going after companies that charged upfront fees.  

        The kicker is that he first approaches the settlement company to become an affiliate of the Center for Legal Justice and if they decline he sues them.  Larry has graduated from a street thug collector for the mob to legal extortion.  Same thug, different strong-arm tactics.  

  • Debtsheriff

    IT seems like this company may be owned by the infamous Edward Cherry of Hess Kennedy. I wish you would do some reasearch on this as i worry that many people are going to fall victim to his newest scam….If you go to sun biz.org and search the name of the company you will see edward cherry is the regestered agent, with his home address.

  • Debtsheriff

    IT seems like this company may be owned by the infamous Edward Cherry of Hess Kennedy. I wish you would do some reasearch on this as i worry that many people are going to fall victim to his newest scam….If you go to sun biz.org and search the name of the company you will see edward cherry is the regestered agent, with his home address.

  • Steve Rhode
  • Guest

    How funny is that !!! What most people don’t know is that The Center for Legal Justice is a marketing arm/affiliate front for an attorney model debt settlement company (If anyone took a deeper look they would notice that every referral goes to the same “Law Group”…their own) and they are screwing consumers with the upfront “retainer” using the same approach as Hess Kennedy…..validation!

    Only Larry Diadato has the balls to screw millions of consumers by putting them into a scam of a debt settlement program and then using the “Legal Referral Service” as a front to go after Debt Settlement Companies that charged upfront fees. Bet you didn’t know that Larry was also the owner of the now defunct Elimidebt (Boca Raton, FL) !!! Nasty greed pumps through his veins like the steroids he injects. Will someone please shut this guys down already?

  • Guest

    How funny is that !!! What most people don’t know is that The Center for Legal Justice is a marketing arm/affiliate front for an attorney model debt settlement company (If anyone took a deeper look they would notice that every referral goes to the same “Law Group”…their own) and they are screwing consumers with the upfront “retainer” using the same approach as Hess Kennedy…..validation!

    Only Larry Diadato has the balls to screw millions of consumers by putting them into a scam of a debt settlement program and then using the “Legal Referral Service” as a front to go after Debt Settlement Companies that charged upfront fees. Bet you didn’t know that Larry was also the owner of the now defunct Elimidebt (Boca Raton, FL) !!! Nasty greed pumps through his veins like the steroids he injects. Will someone please shut this guys down already?

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