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Florida Court Weakens TCPA Protections

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There is an interesting and somewhat troubling contradiction happening in our country today. On the one hand, governments and even cell phone companies are starting to recognize what a scourge that robo-calls and unwanted text messages are to consumers. These calls, some of which are pure spam and some which are legitimate but annoying… Read More »

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Being Married Provides Some Protection From Judgment Enforcement

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Getting married is not a defense to debt collection or judgment enforcement, and we don’t recommend you get married just as a way of evading creditors. However, it is true that being married provides some limited defense to collection actions. The defense comes from the long established legal principle that property owned by a… Read More »

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Wells Fargo is Making Big Money off of Loans That Got Them in Trouble

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Wells Fargo recently reported that it made a lot of money off of the same kind of loan product that in part helped decimate the economy, got the bank in legal trouble, and drove consumers into foreclosure. To understand how outrageous this is, it helps to understand the history of the “pick-a-payment” loan program…. Read More »

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Banks Often Forget to Show Documents Were Actually Mailed to Homeowners

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A mortgage and a mortgage loan (sometimes called a promissory note) are both nothing more than contracts, even though there may be slightly different rules that apply to both of them. In order to foreclose the bank has to follow the exact rules and requirements of the terms of those contracts that it made… Read More »

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Tragedy During Best Buy Delivery is a Reminder That Companies Can’t Delegate Safety

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Sadly, it is often the most tragic and horrifying stories that remind us of our legal rights. Such is the case with the murder of an elderly woman in Boca Raton. Although no legal action has been filed yet related to the murder that we know of, the case is still worth looking into… Read More »

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How to Get Debt Collectors to Leave You Alone

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One of the biggest concerns that consumers have when they talk about debt collectors is that they often just want the debt collector to stop contacting them at all. Putting aside whether or not that’s actually a good idea, there are ways to get debt collectors to simply stop contacting you. However, the law… Read More »

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Applicants in Student Loan Forgiveness Program Face Broken Promises

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It seemed like a noble endeavor to try to help those who help others. It was a promise that for those working in public service jobs, their student loan debt would be eliminated, no matter what the balance, after making 10 years of payments. The problem is that as many are now realizing, the… Read More »

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What Damages are Available When a Consumer’s Credit is Inaccurate?

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In the entire United States, safeguarding all of our credit, are only three companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion (all credit reporting agencies, or CRAs). Because of this 3-company monopoly, mistakes happen, and when they do, consumers have a right to sue under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). What can a consumer recover as… Read More »

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Buyers of Condominiums Should be Aware of Past Unpaid Assessments

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Imagine that you buy a condominium which is subject to regular association dues on a periodic basis. You know about the dues, can pay them, and you do pay them. However, you get a notice from the association that you owe unpaid dues that were not paid by the person who owned the condominium… Read More »

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Florida’s Head of Household Exemption

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So you have had a collection judgment entered against you—or any type of judgment where you are now obligated to pay money to someone else. However, the amount in the judgement is way more than what you can afford to pay. Do you have rights that would avoid the judgment holder or the court… Read More »

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