Veterans United Overcharged the VA and I Want My Eligibility Back

Question: Dear Steve, I purchased a house using my VA. The VA appraiser appraised what wasn’t there. However I after moving in found out it required over $30,000 in permits, plans, and work to be livable, without penalties or fines. I asked Veterans United what to do; they told me to deed in lieu. The … Read more

Dealing With The Debts Of Someone Who Has Died

Depending upon the circumstances, grief can be all-consuming, and having to face the complexities of dealing with leftover debts can feel like an insurmountable challenge. This is a general guide to assist you in better understanding how to manage a deceased person’s debts. If you remain unsure or generally feel overwhelmed by the task, it’s … Read more

Credit Repair Cloud and Daniel Rosen Sued by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in federal district court accusing a California-based software company and its owner of providing assistance to illegal credit-repair businesses. The CFPB alleges that Credit Repair Cloud and CEO Daniel Rosen have violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 … Read more

Litigation Practice Group Tells Me to Cancel With Worden & Associates

Question: Dear Steve, In January 2021, I signed with Worden & Associates/Global Holdings LLC to handle my Debt Settlement situation. At that time, I was $7186 in credit card debt. I was told it would take 4 1/2 years to make a $170.99 monthly payment. They have settled 3 of the five credit card companies. … Read more

Three Operators of Financial Services Firm Charged and Arrested in Alleged $155 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

A three-count criminal indictment was unsealed yesterday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, 54, of Madrid, Spain; Fernando Haberer Bergson, 48, of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, 53, of Miami, Florida, with conspiring to defraud investors and financial institutions as part of an … Read more

Nystrand v. Kingdom of Sweden: Another underemployed lawyer seeks bankruptcy relief

A common saying when I was young (in the last century) was the old adage that lawyers are people who wish to make a lot of money but are risk-averse. That observation certainly rang true when I went to law school in the 1970s. I graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with … Read more