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Debt Relief Companies and Individuals – Banned

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The Federal Trade commission is reporting more actions against debt relief providers that allegedly misled consumers about their services. While this is about a debt settlement company, all consumers should walk away with the fact they have a responsibility to know who they are doing business with. Buying defective debt relief help is no more egregious than buying a defective ... Read More »

    It’s Over – Debt Relief Trial of Otto Berges and Consumer Protection Counsel

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    In checking on recent updates, it appears the court case I reported on regarding Otto Berges, Consumer Protection Counsel, Berges Law Group, and Debt Be Gone; is over after a quick day or so trial. For those that want to read the backstory, click here. It looks like Berges and others named in the case by the consumer have lost ... Read More »

      More Twists and Turns in Morgan Drexen Case Now Involving Howard Law

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      Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) deposed Walter Ledda, the former man in charge of the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen. Ledda disclosed some information that made the ears of the perk up a bit and they filed a new court document. Rather than rehash the entire background of this multi-year court action between the CFPB and Morgan ... Read More »

        Another Attorney Runs Into the Connecticut Department of Banking


        You’d think attorneys would avoid issues with the Connecticut Department of Banking, but you’d be wrong. Another attorney has received their unwanted attention for debt relief issues. “MATTERS ASSERTED 1. Pullin Law is a professional corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York with offices located at 7600 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 402, Woodbury, New York; 3075 Veterans ... Read More »

          Rescue One Financial Hit with Class Action Suit by Howard Law

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          While working on another article I came across the case below. I’ve written articles recently about debt relief companies and the exposure of Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims. Michael Perri v. Rescue 1 Financial “1. Defendant Rescue 1 Financial, LLC (“Defendant” or “Rescue 1”) is a national financial services company that focuses on consumer debt management such as: debt settlement, ... Read More »

            Is Howard Law a Victim in the Morgan Drexen Case?


            Rather than rehash the relationship between Howard Law and Morgan Drexen, click on the links to their names for the backstory. Recent court documents present an argument by Howard Law that the CFPB action and closure of Morgan Drexen should not involve them or their clients. “When the CFPB initiated the underlying action (the “Action”) against Morgan Drexen, Inc. (“Morgan ... Read More »

              Walter Ledda, Working as Temp in Poland, Caught By Surprise in Morgan Drexen Case

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              New public documents filed in the Morgan Drexen case paint a picture of Walter Ledda caught by surprise by the turn of events. These excerpts are from the documents shown with the source link. You can click on those documents to read the full original filing. In the first document, Ledda represents the recent CFPB action caught him by surprise. ... Read More »

                World Law and Orion Processing – Raided – Frozen

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                Last week the CFPB raided Orion Processing’s headquarters after obtaining a search warrant. The CFPB filed a complaint last Monday, and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) last Tuesday, which was under seal until late yesterday. With the TRO, the CFPB also obtained an asset freeze on all of the defendants’ assets. The defendants include Orion Processing, Derin Scott, David ... Read More »

                  Otto Berges Still in a Slog in Court Over Debt Relief Case in Florida

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                  From time-to-time I do the grunt work of going back and checking up on old stories to see what might be new in court cases. This time it was checking up on Otto Berges, a Florida lawyer who was/is selling debt relief assistance. You can see past stories, here. A case filed in Florida against Otto Berges, Berges Law Group, ... Read More »

                    Debt Relief Advocates and Debt Arbitrators Named Again in Ohio

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                    I think debt relief companies often get the wrong impression about why I write articles about debt relief lawsuits. It’s not to call out the company named but to help other companies see what strategies are being used to challenge debt relief companies. In this suit the Plaintiff used an interesting approach and target the very method by which mailing ... Read More »

                      Law Offices of Angela Muller Hit With $100K CT Bill and CA Disciplinary Charges


                      The State of Connecticut recently posted an action they took with Law Offices of Angela Muller, APC, and Angela Elizabeth Muller. It appears from the State Bar Court of California that Angela Mueller received a Notice of Disciplinary Charges on July 8, 2015. Another record shows five different case numbers filed on the same date. The Connecticut Department of Banking ... Read More »

                        Renaissance Debt Solutions Hit with TCPA Suit


                        In yet another Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit, which seem to be coming fast and furious, Renaissance Debt Solutions is the unlucky named party. On July 29, 2015, Paul Sapan filed suit against Renaissance Debt Solutions over nine telephone calls “wherein they tried to pitch debt modification services.” In this case the consumer received two calls in January, four ... Read More »

                          Howard Feinmel, Paul Herman Both Suspended Debt Attorneys for Now


                          Readers of this site will recognize the name of Florida attorney Howard Feinmel. Over the years he’s appeared in a number of articles. You can click here to see them. According to a document from the Supreme Court of Florida from July 24, 2015 it appears Feinmel will be have his ability to practice law in Florida, revoked for five ... Read More »

                            Foreclosure Rescue Scam Wins Woman Nearly 4 Years in Jail

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                            Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, today announced that Tamara Tikal, 45, of Rio Vista, California, was sentenced on July 16, 2015, by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to three years and nine months in federal prison for her ... Read More »

                              Debt Relief Advocates Sued in Ohio Over Claiming Debt Owed, But Not

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                              I was alerted to a lawsuit that was filed yesterday against Debt Relief Advocates, out of Plano, Texas. The suit claims the consumer was approached with an offer to settle their debt and wants to turn this action into a class action lawsuit against Debt Relief Advocates. But what makes this suit interesting and newsworthy is the allegation made by ... Read More »

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