David Feingold of Elimadebt was named as part of a $19 million settlement with the FTC over some of his other business activities. Today the FTC announced that under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court banned three men and their company from the mortgage modification business and ordered them to pay nearly $19 million for consumer ... Read More »
Enhanced Servicing Solutions and Thomas Roland have been sued by the Colorado Attorney General for offering services to Colorado residents through unregistered debt management services. This appears to be a follow-up action by AG Suthers after he took action recently and sued the Johnson Law Group, which Roland has a controlling role in for offering debt settlement and debt management ... Read More »
Legal Helpers Debt Resolution Slapped with Class Action Case in North Carolina. Local Attorney Said to Be Just a Front.
This case is so fresh I’m not sure if Legal Helpers Debt Resolution even knows about it yet. On June 9, 2011 Stewart v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns, CDS Client Services, Jeffrey Hyslip, and Linda Carol was filed. The suit alleges the Legal Helpers Debt Resolution (“LHDR”) holds itself out as a law firm that ... Read More »
A state court case against Morgan Drexen has just been moved to federal court. This case is Jenny Sykes v Morgan Drexen. The suit alleges Morgan Drexen is in violation of the Virginia Credit Counseling Act by not being licensed in Virignia to offer services in compliance with the act. The suit names Walter Ledda as CEO and says he ... Read More »
A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me the link for the Legal Assistance Center in Florida that now has a defined part of their practice to go after what they call, “credit scams.” The page describing this part of their practice says: Many debt relief and loan modification companies simply charge large upfront fees with promises that are ... Read More »
David Feingold, a lawyer out of Florida, who I first reported about in relation to Elimadebt, has surfaced again as part of a reported FTC $18.8 million settlement regarding his actions in the loan modification business. The Balm Beach Post is reporting that David J. Feingold, Sean Zauser, and David Zauser have agreed to pay back $18.8 million which will ... Read More »
The Florida Bar had recently gone after attorney Clint Johnson of the Johnson Law Group for irregularities in his law firm trust account. In fact Attorney Johnson had his law license suspended. You can catch up by reading this article. When I wrote that last article the court still had a freeze on all of Johnson’s trust accounts, including those ... Read More »
Global Client Solutions Named in Yet Another Case. This Time With Alliance8, Freedom Financial Management, Richard Lenard.
The cases keep on coming against Global Client Solutions. Here is one I just spotted that had been previously filed in state court but was just moved to federal court on May 6, 2011. Mary Lord v. Alliance 8, Freedom Financial Management, Global Client Solutions, Rocky Mountain Bank & Trust, and Richard Lenard. It appears the move was brought about ... Read More »
On May 25, 2011, Consumer Credit COunseling Service of Greater Atlanta filed suit against a debt relief company in Iowa named CreditAbility. It seems CCCS of Greater Atlanta, who goes by the name CredAbility took exception to the similarly named debt relief provider, CreditAbility. In July 2005 CCCS of Greater Atlanta filed a trademark application for the mark CredAbility. They ... Read More »
Century Negotiations, David Leuthold, Freedom Debt Relief, Fast Track Debt Relief and Debt Shield all Named in Class Action
On May 24, 2011 a State of Washington class action case was moved to federal court by Fast Track Debt Relief. The case, Rule v. Century Negotiations, David Leuthold, Freedom Debt Relief, Fast Track Debt Relief and Debt Shield was filed by Paul Lawrence of Pacifica Law Group in Seattle, Washington and Richard Epstein, Esq. of Greenspoon Marder. It looks ... Read More »
The FTC has settled two actions that charged marketers with deceptively claiming they could reduce consumers’ credit card interest rates. Both operations allegedly made deceptive telemarketing calls, called consumers on the Do Not Call Registry, and used illegal robocalls. The settlements will ban all of the defendants from selling debt relief services. Advanced Management Services The FTC charged that Advanced ... Read More »
Poor old United Financial System out of Florida. Looks like they promised to make client refunds in Wisconsin, did not meet the deadlines and Wisconsin closed them down. – Source Fidelity Debt Solutions out of San Diego got shut down in Wisconsin as well for operating without a debt adjustment license. It appears Fidelity Debt Solutions was given notice of ... Read More »
Morgan Drexen Claimed to be Unfair and Deceptive in Suit by West Virginia AG. Includes Local Attorney.
This comes from the WV AG press release but I’ve requested a copy of the complaint from the State. What’s interesting about this announcement is that the AG office also went after the local attorneys in West Virginia as well. Attorney General Darrell McGraw Sues Kansas, California, and West Virginia Lawyers to Halt Morgen Drexen Debt Collection Business CHARLESTON – ... Read More »
In response to an article I posted yesterday here in which I mentioned Darrell Scott, Esq. said he was going after 16 settlement companies, a reader sent in the actual list of companies. The tipster (send in your tips here) said: “The Scott Law Group, P.S. is currently involved in debt settlement litigation involving the following companies:” Ascend One Corporation ... Read More »
Andris Pukke, the former head of the nonprofit credit counseling group Ameridebt was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday. This marks his second trip back to jail for activities that began with his credit counseling operation in Germantown, Maryland. Pukke pled guilty in January to hiding funds from authorities after he was ordered to turn over all funds for ... Read More »