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The Consumer Law Group, American Credit Counselors and Michael Metzner Sued in Georgia

A reader brought to my attention a class action suit filed in Georgia and now moved to Federal Court. The case is Guzman v. The Consumer Law Group, American Credit Counselors, and Michael Metzner. The complaint is another in a series of complaints we’ve seen where a debt relief company is accused of violating the tough and limited fees imposed ... Read More »

    Wisconsin Busy Going After Unlicensed Debt Relief Companies

    The State of Wisconsin is NOT a place to sell debt relief services if you are not licensed by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Banking. In the past week the division has gone after Everest Debt Solutions, FDN Solutions, Next Step Resolution, NCD, National Center of Debt, and Asset Retention Group. Here are the most ... Read More »

      Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Rise Above Debt Relief Named in Suit

      “Dear Steve, don’t you ever get tired of writing about lawsuits that involve Legal Helpers Debt Resolution?” “Yes!” A lawsuit filed against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Rise Above Debt Relief, Jeffrey Dumas, and Jeff Boulton in Ohio was recently moved to Federal Court. The case is Carl Burks & Danielle Burks against ... Read More »

        Everest Debt Solutions / FDN Solutions – Nailed by Wisconsin

        Everest Debt Solutions - FDN Solutions

        The State of Wisconsin is reporting a recent action against Everest Debt Solutions and FDN Solutions. I must disclose that Everest Debt Solutions has a unique place in my experience in reporting on the debt relief industry. Without a doubt, Everest Debt Solutions is in the top three of the strangest thread of responses a company has made in response ... Read More »

          Affiliate Relationship Melts Down. Strategic Debt Solutions Sues Saltzman, CLSA and Ira Frazer

          Soon we’ll need to start a new category, “When Affiliate Relationships Go Bad.” They seem to be coming a bit faster these days. A reader send me in information about a suit that was filed at the end of October but was just removed to Federal Court. The case is Strategic Debt Solutions v. Saltzman Law Group, Martin Saltzman, Consumer ... Read More »

            Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and JEM Group Named in Ohio Suit

            A suit filed in Ohio has just been recently remove to Federal Court. The suit is Theodore Mangosh and Linda Mangosh v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, JEM Group, Joanne Garneau, and Arthur Garneau. The suit states, “Among the most recent conspiracies, this action arises for a coordinated scheme devised by Defendants with ... Read More »

              Attorney Evan Kagan Sued for Commissions Owed by Non-Attorney

              I don’t go out hunting for these things. They just arrive in my inbox. Today comes this interesting suit involving attorney Evan Kagan in Florida. You can see past articles involving Evan Kagan here. This case is Automated Financial Transaction v. Evan Kagan, individually, and Law Offices of Evan S. Kagan, Consumer Legal Group. The case was filed on October ... Read More »

                CESI Debt Solutions Asks Maryland to Help in Dispute With Amerix

                Recently I wrote about the suit filed by Amerix against CESI Debt Solutions (Consumer Education Services, Inc.) See the cleverly titled post Amerix Files Suit Against CESI Debt Solutions. An insider just forward to me a copy of a new filing in this matter, this time in Maryland. CESI is asking the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection ... Read More »

                  Global Client Solutions Class Action Suit in Illinois, Move to Federal Court

                  Yesterday a class action suit, Karen Manczak v. Global Client Solutions and Global Holdings was moved from State Court to Federal Court. The suit was originally filed in September, 2011. – Source The suit alleges Global Client Solutions (“GCS”) is a debt settlement service provider and falls under the Illinois definition of “debt settlement provider” and “debt settlement services.” The ... Read More »

                    Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Sues Lisa Madigan, Attorney General of Illinois

                    On November 8, 2011 Legal Helpers Debt Resolution aka Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns filed suit against Lisa magian, Attorney General of Illinois and Bret Adams, Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. The case was filed by James Abbott of Litchfield Cavo LLP and Richard Epstein and Rebecca Bratter of Greenspoon Marder, PA. The suit claims ... Read More »

                      “Good Guy” Christian Debt Relief Provider Gets 13 Years in Prison.

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                      Gary Kent Allan was sentenced to 13 1/2 years behind bars for his debt relief services he sold to consumers. Allan convinced people who were in dire financial straits to hire him to negotiate with their creditors, refinance their mortgages, make payments on their behalf and reduce their debt, according to court documents. Allan operated as Christian Credit Consultants and ... Read More »

                        Amerix Files Suit Against CESI Debt Solutions

                        A tipster (send in your tips here) brought to my attention a suit that was recently filed by the back office processor against the non-profit credit counseling agency, Consumer Education Services, Inc, aka CESI Debt Solutions. According to the suit, the issue at hand is one of a contract dispute between the back office service provider, Amerix, and the non-profit ... Read More »

                          More Information About Marketing for Mass Joinder / Mass Tort Cases Under the Name of Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Ward & Associates

                          LloydWard.com Home Page

                          Yesterday I published an article about how Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Ward & Associates sued this site. Part of the claim was an unhappiness about an article I had published here. Here is what it says from the lawsuit. In June of 2011, Defendant Steve Rhode/GETOUTOFDEBT.ORG, published an article entitled “Lloyd Ward and Associates – UFAN – New Player in ... Read More »

                            Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Ward & Associates Sue GetOutOfDebt.org

                            I report on issues when others have to deal with being in court so I thought I’d write about a very unusual event that happened to me as well. I thought, if I can write about others then I should be brave enough to cover my own issues also. On October 7, 2011 Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Ward & Associates, ... Read More »

                              Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Backend Relationship and CDS Client Services in Appellate Court

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                              On October 24, 2011, Richard Epstein of Greenspoon Marder filed an appeal regarding Callow v. CDS CLIENT SERVICES, INC. a/k/a CDS DEBT RESOLUTION a/k/a CAPITAL DEBT SETTLEMENT, a California Corporation; MARK PENSO, individually; DAVID HENSON, individually; iVISTA ENTERPRISE INC., a/k/a ! VISTA ENTERPRISES, INC. a California Corporation, doing business under the fictitious name ZERODEBT USA; LENNY B. SPANGLER, individually; KELLI ... Read More »

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