How to Hire An Attorney

Maybe you’re buying or selling real estate, trying to resolve a dispute with a neighbor, starting a business, or going through a divorce. When life gets legal, you’ll likely need access to a good attorney. But there’s a lot to think about when hiring the services of a lawyer, especially if you’ve never retained one … Read more

My List of Student Loan Attorneys You Should Consider for Assistance

Okay, I give up. I’ve tried so hard to not direct consumers and readers to any particular attorney for student loan issues but most people report they struggle to find an attorney who knows enough about dealing with student loans to help. So here is a list of attorneys I have interacted with who have … Read more

Multiple Fake Consent Orders in Baltimore – Will Judges Remedy Their Own Prior Restraints Procured by Fraud?

by Paul Alan Levy Pursuant to the settlement in Smith v Garcia and Chief Judge Smith's ensuing order in that case, counsel for Richart Ruddie arranged to have a motion filed in the names of Bradley Smith and his debt relief company, Rescue One Financial LLC, asking a state court judge in Baltimore Maryland to … Read more

Update on Interesting Issue That Involves GetOutOfDebt.org and Truth

The following article is reposted with permission from Public Citizen. Dozens of suspicious court cases, with missing defendants, aim at getting web pages taken down or deindexed  PAUL ALAN LEVY AND EUGENE VOLOKH There are about 25 court cases throughout the country that have a suspicious profile: All involve allegedly self-represented plaintiffs, yet they have … Read more

The Advocacy for Consumer Rights, TAFCR, Sues Consumer Reporter

Update 3-26-2014 The court dismissed the case. THE ADVOCACY FOR CONSUMER RIGHTS LLC, a.k.a TAFCR, an Arizona foreign limited liability company, Plaintiff, V. STEVE RHODE AND JANE DOE RHODE; JOHN DOES I-X; JANE DOES I-X; ABC PARTNERSHIPS I-X; DEF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES I-X; and XYZ CORPORATIONS Defendants. For their claims for relief against Defendants, Plaintiffs … Read more

California AG Sues Over Chase Credit Card Collection Activity

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris yesterday filed an enforcement action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Chase) alleging that the bank engaged in fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against tens of thousands of Californians. The suit alleges that Chase engaged in widespread, illegal robo-signing, among other unlawful practices, to commit debt-collection abuses against approximately 100,000 California … Read more

WTF! There’s a Judgment on My Credit Report

Help! I Found a Judgment on My Credit Report (via Credit.com)

It’s scary enough to owe money you can’t pay back, but what may be even worse is finding out that you have already been sued for a debt, but didn’t even know it. Mark wrote on the Credit.com blog: I received a letter stating there was a judgment against me from 9-13-2006 and they’re trying…

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People Finding Success in Fighting Back Against Credit Card Lawsuits

“All debt collection is under the microscope,” said Chris DeRitis, Ph.D., a consumer credit expert at Moody’s Analytics, a West Chester economic research and consulting firm. “A lot of this debt gets traded three, four or five times. It’s a messy business.” The issue has similarities to abuses in the foreclosure process that led to … Read more

Payday Lenders Get Consumers Tossed in Jail in St. Louis

Just when you though we were done with the foolishness of spending local government money to assist debt collectors, a loophole in Missouri allows creditors to have consumers tossed in jail. Now don’t get too worried, this is happening because people are missing court dates. But consumers are also being setup for this as well. … Read more

Strategy on How to Defeat A Motion For Summary Judgment In Florida Specifically and Other States Generally

The premise behind a Summary Judgment (SJ) is that the facts are undisputed, and that the only remaining question is one of law. When a plaintiff files a motion for SJ they are going for the quick victory with minimal costs. Defeat the SJ and the plaintiff is in for a long war with greatly … Read more

How You Can Find a Good Attorney or Lawyer

This guest post was submitted by Kristin Crone, Esq. from UFAN (United Foreclosure Attorney Network.) She is a California based attorney so the links given are for California but every state has a Bar Association and a quick search for your state Bar will lead you to the appropriate resource for you. While the advice … Read more

Homeowners In Financial Distress Lose Over $1.2 Million To Mortgage “Rescue” Fraud

To the tune of a MasterCard commercial: $4.7 million in fradulent mortgage loans… $944,224 lost by lenders…. $1.2 million lost in equity to homeowners…. Shameful. Mary Ann Dean and Charles Donaldson pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme of Sunset Mortgage Company. Dean was … Read more

No Excuses For Sloppy Mortgage Foreclosure Practices

President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force strikes again! The task force was assembled to wage an aggressive, coordinated, and proactive efforts to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. Personally, I think there are too many “force”s in the interagency’s title. Perhaps it works in their favor, because this week the force is strong! On October … Read more