Yesterday I mentioned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against Morgan Drexen. As I mentioned, I said I would take more time today and wander through the complaint filed and share more about the allegations. If there was no doubt in the mind of any debt relief industry executive if the CFPB was set to regulate the industry, the ... Read More »
Recently the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, hoping they would be declared unconstitutional and disbanded. For more, see this and this. Today the CFPB turned around and unloaded their long-term investigation into Morgan Drexen and filed suit against them. I’ll review the entire lawsuit tomorrow but for now, here is what the CFPB ... Read More »
Last week new information in the lawsuit between Morgan Drexen and the CFPB brought to light a commission compensated department called the Preferred Creditor Program. You can read that article, here. At least one commenter mentioned Morgan Drexen is not the only company to have such a program. If not, then an industry wide problem may exist here. One commenter ... Read More »
Previously covered the suit filed by the debt settlement company Morgan Drexen against the CFPB, here. Today I went to see what, if any, updates there were on the case. Here is the latest: “The Court held two on the record telephone conference calls with the parties on July 24, 2013 and July 25, 2013, during which Plaintiffs consented to ... Read More »
Morgan Drexen, the debt settlement back office provider, has sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in an effort to hopefully get the CFPB to get out of their business. The company is being represented by Venable, LLP and Randall Miller. In truth the suit is brought by Kimberly A. Pisinski and Morgan Drexen. The suit says Pisinski is an individual ... Read More »
A tipster (send in your tips here) sent in a copy of an email sent out by FM News Weekly that announced the expansion of Morgan Drexen services. “Official Release: Morgan Drexen Integrated Systems is now fighting online rip-off and scam blogs that are ruining business reputation and potentially costing businesses millions of dollars in revenue. Join the Fight.” The ... Read More »
A Colorado District Court has overwhelmingly ruled in favor of attorneys Drew Moore, Lawrence Williamson, Jr., and their legal support services provider, Morgan Drexen. A complaint was issued by the State of Colorado’s Attorney General’s office, arguing Morgan Drexen was subject to the state’s Uniform Debt-Management Services Act in its capacity as a legal support company. In each of the ... Read More »
A tipster (send in your tips here) just brought this suit to my attention.Sharonetta Jones v. Morgan Drexen and Walter Ledda (2:11-cv-00542-GLF-TPK). It reminds of another similar lawsuit in Virginia. The case in Ohio alleges Morgan Drexen and Walter Ledda violated the Debt Adjustment Companies Act, the Credit Services Organization Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, and Ohio Consumer Sales Practices ... 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 »
So what is the truth about Mogan Drexen? On one hand they claim, as was stated in the recent West Virginia Attorney General suit about them to “merely provide paralegal services to lawyers engaged in debt settlement activities on behalf of clients.” Even their own website says: Morgan Drexen provides integrated legal software and paralegal services to attorneys across America. ... Read More »
Details on Mogran Drexen Lawsuit by West Virginia AG. Allegedly Unlicensed, Unfair, and Unrefunding.
I’ve received copies of the complaint and atachments of the lawsuit filed on Friday, May 20,2011, by the West Virginia Attorney General against Morgan Drexen Vincent Howard, Damian Nassiri, Lawrence Williamson, Rachelle McIntyre-Nicholson, Walter Ledda personally and as CEO of Morgan Drexen. What follows will be details from the suit filed. Morgan Drexen Complaint Morgan Drexen is not authorized to ... 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 »
Harvey Z. Warren Publishes New Book, Drop Debt. Brings Back to Mind a Bit of FTC Past That Tangles In Walter Ledda, CEO of Morgan Drexen
A couple of days ago I saw the press release for “Drop Debt” by Harvey Z. Warren and thought, “Hum, that names sounds familiar from the past.” In a twist of “what a small world it is” it came to me. There was a Harvey Warren that I remember getting slammed by the FTC a number of years ago for ... Read More »
Attorney Assisted Debt Resolution Program Said to Be Different Than Debt Settlement. How Can That Be?
In the video below put out by Morgan Drexen today and distributed with their press release (source), Walter Ledda, CEO says attorney assisted debt resolution is an alternative to debt settlement. Is it somehow magically different? [flashvideo file=/wp-content/uploads/MorganDrexen.flv /] At 0:37 and you will hear Ledda make comments to advise consumers to avoid bankruptcy. “Bankruptcy is the last resort for ... Read More »
What began as a simple story about a Morgan Drexen press release last week has turned into so much more. Last Friday I wrote “Is Debt Settlement Company Morgan Drexen a Flip-Flopper?” where I talked about their seemingly sudden switch from opposing the Federal Trade Commission effort to roll out new rules that regulate debt settlement companies, to applauding them. ... Read More »