Update on Case Involving https://getoutofdebt.org/, Rescue One Financial, and Fake Lawsuits

by Paul Alan Levy Over the past few months, I have reported, to some extent jointly with Eugene Volokh, on a purportedly pro se lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Brought against a fictional defendant and submitted with a forged proposed consent order, the proceeding resulted in … Read more

Update on Case Involving GetOutOfDebt.org, Rescue One Financial, and Fake Lawsuits

by Paul Alan Levy Over the past few months, I have reported, to some extent jointly with Eugene Volokh, on a purportedly pro se lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Brought against a fictional defendant and submitted with a forged proposed consent order, the proceeding resulted in … Read more

Schools That Deny Students Rights Should Not Receive Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Education should deny Title IV funding to for-profit and other schools that require students to sign away their legal rights and submit to binding arbitration in future disputes with their schools, Public Citizen said today in a petition (PDF). Forced arbitration clauses are detrimental to students and hamper efforts by government … Read more

Public Citizen Steps In to Oppose Persels & Associates and CareOne Class Settlement Offer to Consumers

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has stepped into a proposed class action suit involving a case against Persels & Associates and CareOne. The issues seems to be that the proposed class action settlement does not benefit consumers. A class of more than 120,000 people alleges that the law firm and an affiliated credit counseling … Read more

Consumer Groups Call on CFPB to Provide Easy Access to Complaints Filed Against Companies

Consumers Union and a bunch of other groups have submitted a letter to the CFPB to ask that consumers have easy access to complaints filed against companies. Washington D.C.- A coalition of consumer, civil rights, good government, and community groups have called on the new federal financial watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to … Read more