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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Provides New Business Opportunities To Some Lawyers

The 1977 federal law to protect consumers from abusive debt collectors, better known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) has molded a profitable business opportunity for some lawyers. Some lawyers are using the law as a tool for lawsuits which results in some cases avoiding litigation in favor for quick settlements. Colorado has … Read more

Colorado Attorney General Beats Back Legal Settlement Firms

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers recently announced that his office has filed a counterclaim lawsuit against a series of Northbrook, Ill.-based companies and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based business, accusing the companies of engaging in deceptive trade practices and unlicensed lending. “Settlement-advance companies are a growing issue in Colorado and across the country,” Suthers said. “Despite their … Read more