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Practical Debt Relief Learns the Connecticut Lesson

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I don’t know why debt relief companies don’t learn the lesson that Connecticut is a tough SOB state when it comes to debt relief issues. If a company allows someone to complain to the State rather than just giving a full refund and exceptional customer service, they get slapped by Connecticut. This happens over and over again. The latest company ... Read More »

    Nationwide Debt Direct Hit Yet Again With Marketing Suit in OH

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    Previously I wrote about Nationwide Debt Direct being his with a suit in Ohio regarding the marketing letters they were sending out. You can see that previous article, here. Well it looks like another law firm is using a similar approach in going after Nationwide Debt Direct. The suit filed on November 17, 2015 claims Nationwide Debt Direct sent marketing ... Read More »

      Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation Hit With TCPA Suit


      I’ve been talking about the risks of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits against debt relief companies for some time now. On November 18, 2015 another such suit was filed. This time against Consumer Credit Counseling Foundation and Ishwinder Judge. The suit filed by Christopher Reichman of Prato & Reichman says: Defendants made six (6) live calls to PAUL SAPAN’s home ... Read More »

        Hope for Home Gets Unwanted Attention in Connecticut

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        The State of Connecticut recently took action against Lamont Karriem and Hope for Home for allegedly operating as a debt adjuster or debt negotiator for residents. The State said: 1. Respondent is an individual, who at all times relevant hereto, was the sole proprietor of Hope for Home, which has an office located at 12523 Limonite Avenue, Suite 440-421, Mira ... Read More »

          Reliant Account Management Fined by Connecticut and Gets Second Chance

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          The State of Connecticut recently fined Reliant Account Management (RAM) for operating in the state without a money transmitter license. A consent order entered into by Gregory A. Winters agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty and to “cease and desist from engaging in the business of money transmission in the future in Connecticut without a license.” The company also ... Read More »

            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 »

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