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Freedom Financial Network & Freedom Debt Relief to Refund Almost All Clients Under Settlement

Thanks to a reader who alerted me, I discovered Freedom Financial Network, Freedom Debt Relief, Global Client Solutions, Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust, Andrew Houser and Bradford Stroh have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against them and refund millions in consumer fees. According to the agreement, people eligible for refunds of fees paid include “(i) were customers of any ... Read More »

    Oh Crap Mark Atalla. That’s Going to Leave a Mark.

    Under the heading of what not to do, this one is right in that playbook. American Mortgage Consultants and Home Guardian Solutions were charged by the FTC for not allegedly not doing nice things to consumers. One of the defendants, Mark Nagy Atalla allegedly violated “nearly every provision of the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule” and wound up in this ... Read More »

      Debt Relief Lead Generator Ryan Golembiewski Settles With FTC for Big Bucks

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      The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against a debt relief lead generator, who we’ve written about before, that appears to have made false statements about the effectiveness and efficacy of debt settlement, bankruptcy and credit counseling. As you will read, the statements made to induce consumers into debt settlement and credit counseling (debt management plans) is not accurate or ... Read More »

        Kansas Chapter 13 Trustee Clawing Back Money From LHDR, Armored Debt Center and Meracord

        On October 3, 2012 Laurie B. Williams, a Kansas Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee, filed suit against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey Aleman Hyslip & Searns, Armored Debt Center, Global Client Solutions, Meracord, and NoteWorld Servicing Center to recover money paid by the consumer to the companies prior to them filing bankruptcy. The complaint makes the following statements and allegations: Defendants ... Read More »

          US National Legal Solutions Snagged by Connecticut

          The State of Connecticut, Department of Banking, has just announced issuing a cease and desist notice to US National Legal Solutions, / USNLS, Inc. According to the State: Respondent is a purported California corporation with an office at 92 Corporate Park, Suite C254, Irvine, California. On September 28, 2010, a Connecticut resident, while physically present in this state, entered into ... Read More »

            Today’s Group of Debt Relief Companies Slapped by Connecticut

            Readers of the site will know by now that the State of Connecticut does not take much guff from debt relief companies. Here is the latest round of debt relief companies named by the State for performing unwelcome services. The Mortgage Law Group, The Law Office of Macey Aleman & Searns, Attorney Process Solutions WHEREAS, on April 24, 2012, the ... Read More »

              Ryan Sasson, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Others Sued by Employees New York Class Action Suit

              On September 11, 2012 a suit was filed in New York by employees against LHDR Help, Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macey Aleman Hyslip & Searns, Thomas Macey, Jeffrey Aleman, Jeffrey Hyslip, Jason Searns, Credit Advocates Law Firm, and Ryan Sasson. The suit was filed by Benjamin Xue, Esq. & Brian Shenker, Esq, 401 North Broadway, Suite 1009, New York, New ... Read More »

                Court Dismisses Lloyd Ward’s Suit Against GetOutOfDebt.org

                On October 7, 2011 Dallas debt settlement attorney Lloyd Ward sued my wife, myself, this site, and the company. You can read about the suit at Lloyd Ward and Lloyd Ward & Associates Sue GetOutOfDebt.org. Today the court dismissed the case. – Source Read More »

                  Silverleaf Debt Solutions, Lloyd Ward and Others Sued by Ohio Bankruptcy Trustee

                  Lloyd Ward, Amanda Ward, Stephanie (Cherwin) Regner, Lloyd Regner at Turtle Creek Karaoke Lounge duing happier times. Now all are being sued in one or another debt relief lawsuits.

                  A bankruptcy trustee in Ohio has filed suit against the following parties: Lloyd Ward, Lloyd Ward & Associates, Lloyd Ward Group, Silverleaf Debt Solutions, fka Debt Relief RX USA, and Michael Miles. This complaint is interesting because it raises this point, “Defendants deceptively disparaged bankruptcy as a viable alternative for Debtors.” That’s the first time I can recall an attorney ... Read More »

                    The Debt Answer and ABC Debt Relief Clients Facing an Uncertain Future

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                    A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a copy of a recent court filing in Texas in the mosh pit of lawsuits between Lloyd Regner v. David Glenwinkel and Nisco Enterprises and Kevin Devoto v. Lloyd Regner, ABC Administrative Services, ABC Debt Relief, The Debt Answer, and Stephanie Cherwin. According to the court documents, Devoto, Regner’s former partner ... Read More »

                      FTC Slams Shut Operations of Debt Relief Marketers We’ve Written About

                      Today the Federal Trade Commission announced actions against a number of debt relief companies. Ironically, one was BlackRock Professional Corporation that I wrote about last week, here. Another was Jackson Hunter Morris & Knight, which we’ve written about here. Also named in the action are Nelson Gamble & Associates, which we’ve written about here. The FTC complaint and Temporary Restraining ... Read More »

                        Connecticut Goes After an August Crop of Debt Relief Providers, Including Lawyers

                        I’ve said if before but the one state debt relief providers don’t want to mess with is Connecticut. Their Department of Banking is probably the leading department in the entire country for going after debt relief providers. I think what is obvious from this recent class of Connecticut students is that simply being a lawyer does not give you a ... Read More »

                          Lloyd Ward Accused of of Gross Legal Malpractice by The Debt Answer and ABC Debt Relief: Update to Most Bizarre Debt Relief Suit of the Year

                          Not that long ago I published a story about the most bizarre debt relief lawsuit of the year where Lloyd Regner and The Debt Answer, among others, were suing his ex-partner Kevin Devoto and Dallas attorney Lloyd Ward. A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a copy of a newly filed amended complaint in the matter. Much of ... Read More »

                            State Law Group Appears in the Connecticut Time Out Corner

                            New update from Connecticut today on another debt relief company. State Law Group is a purported California professional law corporation with offices, at various times, at 1740 E. Garry Avenue, Suite 221, Santa Ana, California; 4533 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 1000, Newport Beach, California; 4533 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 537, Newport Beach, California; and 1720 E. Garry Avenue, Suite 111, Santa Ana, ... Read More »

                              Persels & Associates Appears to Discover Millions of Dollars. CareOne Facing Bankruptcy?

                              Back in September, 2011 a class action lawsuit in Florida resulted in a very disappointing settlement for consumers. Basically consumers received no compensation and lost their rights, (here). People complained about the proposed and final settlement but to no avail. In the Florida case Neil Ruther from Persels & Associates said they could not fund a big settlement. “In order ... Read More »

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