Mind Blown – Morgan Drexen Issues Still Floating About a Decade Later

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Morgan Drexen was a large settlement company that at one time was making huge waves in the debt relief world. After regulators took aim at the company, things fell apart. There is a huge archive of previous posts I’ve written that involved Morgan Drexen. Frankly, I thought Morgan Drexen was now out of my life … Read more

Howard Law / Morgan Drexen Debt Settlement Extended Battle Not Ending Anytime Soon

For those who were not victims of the debt settlement attorney network known as Morgan Drexen, you may not recognize the name. No worries. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) alleged Howard Law, P.C.; Williamson & Howard, LLP; the Williamson Firm, LLC; Vincent Howard; and Lawrence Williamson took over the operation and continue the alleged … Read more

CFPB Sues Debt Relief Attorneys for Collecting Illegal Fees from Struggling Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today took action against a ring of law firms and attorneys who collaborated to charge illegal fees to consumers seeking debt relief. In a complaint filed in federal court, the CFPB alleges that Howard Law, P.C., the Williamson Law Firm, LLC, and Williamson & Howard, LLP, as well as attorneys … Read more

Court Orders Attorneys to Cough Up $5 Million for Debt Settlement Refunds

Judge Stanton has ordered that Vincent Howard, Howard Law, Lawrence Williamson, The Williamson Law Firm, and Williamson & Howard should cough up $5,326,981.13 that should be refunded to consumers for illegal advanced fee attorney model debt settlement services. This was a continuation of the Morgan Drexen mess. However, before any consumer gets excited that they … Read more

Logic Escapes Me in Howard Law Court Argument

OMG, the Morgan Drexen lawsuit is still ongoing. I refuse to go back over all the history on this attorney model debt settlement suit. If you want to learn more, click here. The Morgan Drexen suit morphed into additional action against Vincent Howard, Howard Law, Lawrence Williamson, Williamson & Howard, and the Williamson Law Firm. … Read more

MD – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If you thought having VD was bad news, try having a bit of Morgan Drexen (MD). It seems all those who touched Morgan Drexen just keep on losing. The clients were unhappy, the government was unhappy, the CFPB is unhappy, Former CEO Walter Ledda has got to be unhappy, and now the current attorneys managing … Read more

CFPB Wins Final Judgment Against Morgan Drexen for Illegal Debt-Relief Scheme

At the request of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal district court entered a final judgment this week against debt relief company Morgan Drexen, Inc., resolving a lawsuit filed by the CFPB in August 2013. The Bureau’s lawsuit against Morgan Drexen alleged that the company charged illegal upfront fees and deceived consumers. The court … Read more

Seila Law – Williamson & Howard – Debt Settlement Strangers?

The court battles drag on in the ex-Morgan Drexen case that subsequently involved successor law firms and attorneys. Specifically, Vincent Howard, Howard Law, Lawrence Williamson, Williamson & Howard, and the Williamson Law Firm are still battling the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB thinks these people should be held in contempt and pay monetary … Read more

The Morgan Drexen Legacy – More Pain for Lawyers and Consumers

Morgan Drexen was a nationwide debt settlement enterprise that sold consumers hope they could eliminate their debt by settling it. And while debt can certainly be settled by knowledgeable people, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had significant concerns about the company and attorney network they created. The entire Morgan Drexen debacle is a story … Read more

Has Howard Law Thrown in the Towel with Debt Settlement?

In an ongoing situation with the former debt settlement company, Morgan Drexen and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) it looks as if the effort by successor law firms to service the former Morgan Drexen clients is heading towards a resolution. Howard Law, P.C., Williamson & Howard, LLP and The Williamson Firm, LLC had made … Read more

Morgan Drexen Take Over Attorneys Held in Contempt by Court

What began in 2013 as an issue between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen has now turned into a widening action that has resulted in several attorneys being found to be in contempt of court and facing a $10,000 per day fine if they don’t return client money. … Read more

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

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 … 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”) … Read more

Morgan Drexen Court Action Reads Like a Soap Opera

In just the past few days the Morgan Drexen case with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took some strange twists. The court documents lay out a series of alleged events which paints an unusual story. I’ll let the court documents write this story. From this point on, the information in this story will be from … Read more

OMG, Morgan Drexen Loses Yet Again

Poor Morgan Drexen has been getting the shit kicked out of them lately. Just today another blow was delivered by the Colorado Supreme Court who found their attorney model flavor of debt settlement did not give them a free pass to avoid the advance fee laws under an attorney exemption. “The supreme court holds that … Read more