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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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What Does Standing to Sue Really Mean?

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During the height of the foreclosure crisis–and even now, as homes continue to be foreclosed on–the word “standing” was heard routinely. It is often said that banks don’t have standing to bring their suits, or that a foreclosure case was won on the basis of standing. But what does that word even mean? Having… Read More »

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Hospitals Must Now List Prices, but Good Luck Finding Them

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When you go to a department store or a restaurant, you have a list of products or services, with prices next to them so that you know what you’re getting for what price. That’s a common sense way to do business. So why don’t you have that same option and those same disclosures from… Read More »

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Consumers Can Get Ripped Off in the Digital World Also

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Anytime an industry becomes more popular or more present in our everyday lives, there will certainly be more allure for companies to defraud people. The mobile gaming industry is no exception, as a recent lawsuit against the maker of a popular game shows. Suit Alleges Consumers Were Deceived A class action lawsuit filed a… Read More »

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Lawsuits Highlight the Problem of Sewer Service

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against a major law firm that is a big player in the debt collection industry. The suit brings to light a major problem that consumers face when collection law firms have hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits to file: Sewer service.  What is Service? At the start… Read More »

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What is a Debt Buyer?

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When you don’t pay a bill, a debt collector usually comes along to try to collect the debt, either through a phone call, or through a letter (or multiple attempts at both of these). The general population calls all of these people “debt collectors,” but this is a general term, and is not legally… Read More »

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Law Requires Businesses Deal With Consumers Honestly

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Can a business or a company lie to you? Certainly, we expect a certain level of truth from businesses, and we know that lies in advertising can lead to lawsuits. If a lie is in a written agreement, we know that we can sue for breach of contract. On the other hand, there is… Read More »

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Illegal Fees are Often Added to a Homeowner’s Indebtedness in Foreclosure Cases

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Almost every mortgage has a provision allowing a homeowner to reinstate a defaulted mortgage by paying what is due and owing as of the time of the default. This provision applies even if the loan has been accelerated (i.e., everything borrowed is immediately declared to be due), and even if the loan is in… Read More »

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