World Law Loses in Colorado

According to The Gazette, World Law, the debt settlement company, has been hit with an injunction in Colorado.

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Allegedly, World law ran into trouble in Colorado for false advertising and violations of the Colorado Debt Management Services Act. It seems World Law did not win friends in Colorado after the company ignored a district court order to stop activities in the state.

According to the Colorado Attorney General, “Hundreds of Colorado consumers paid sizeable amounts to entities using the trade names World Law Direct, World Law Debt, World Law Group and World Law Processing. Consumers believed the entities would provide legal representation while settling their debts at a discount. The entities advertised through websites such as www.worldlawdebtassistance.com and www.worldlawdirect.com.

On Monday, responding to a recommendation from the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction ordering the World Law entities to stop their unauthorized practice of law. Despite claiming to be associated with a law firm, World Law entities have used unsupervised paralegals to provide legal services, including drafting pleadings for customers to file in defense of collections proceedings.

World Law continues to advertise and operate in Colorado despite a district court order earlier this year prohibiting the entities from their deceptive trade practices. In a lawsuit filed in Denver District Court, the Attorney General alleged that World Law entities had taken fees prior to settling consumers’ debts, in violation of Colorado’s Debt-Management Services Act.

In addition, the Attorney General alleged that World Law entities falsely promised to provide customers with licensed Colorado attorneys but instead used non-lawyer employees to draft court pleadings in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

In October Denver District Court Judge Robert L. McGahey ordered World Law-related entities to stop advertising, enrolling customers, collecting fees, providing deceptive legal forms and information regarding legal services, and to stop interfering with customers’ accounts.” – Source

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