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Push to Amend FDCPA May Have Dangerous Consequences

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The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau has filed a brief in a Supreme Court case involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If the Court rules in the Bureau’s favor, the case could be a huge blow to consumers, and a huge benefit to debt collection companies. In addition to the case, which deals… Read More »

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Get the Pros and Cons About Reverse Mortgages

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You see them all the time on TV–ads for reverse mortgages. They seem like free money. The bank pays you money usually on a periodic basis out of the equity in your home. It’s like a loan, only the loan funds come from the value of your house, and are added onto what you… Read More »

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Case Strengthens Need for Foreclosing Banks to Prove Notice Requirements

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In the world of contract law, a pre-requisite or a condition precedent is a fancy legal term that means something has to be done before there is a right to enforce an agreement. So, for example, if I say that I must mail you a letter saying you’ve breached an agreement before I can… Read More »

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Do You Need an Attorney to Defend a Collections Lawsuit?

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So you are being sued on debt and you aren’t sure if it’s worth hiring an attorney or not. Surely an attorney will cost money, but will he or she cost more than what you could pay to resolve the debt? While there are no bright line answers as to when it’s worth hiring… Read More »

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Income-Based Repayment Can Have the Same Effect as Discharging Student Loans

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If you have a federal student loan, and you’re not making enough to pay your loan payments (or you are completely unemployed), you may be looking for relief from your loans. In fact, you may be looking to explore options to discharge your loans in bankruptcy, or, if your unemployment is caused by medical… Read More »

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Trial Lawyer Bruce Jacobs and Reggie Mattis partner for a big win. Coco’s Night Club to pay 8.7 Million in damages for a party that turned violent.

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20 Years ago as a young Miami prosecutor, I tried a lot of cases with my old trial partner Reggie Mathis. Reggie went on to become Flo Rida’s General Counsel and I went on to save peoples homes from the largest financial institutions in the world. Last week, we joined forces again to bring… Read More »

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Subprime Lending Leading to More Auto Loan Deficiency Lawsuits

By Jacobs Legal |

Einstein once said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that’s true then America’s banks and lending institutions should probably be committed, because it looks like they are engaging in many of the same mistakes as the housing industry did during the… Read More »

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Arbitration Clauses Threaten Consumer’s Right to Trial by Jury

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The constitutional right to a jury in court is under attack, and big business and banks are leading the charge to strip away at this crucial right that should belong to all citizens. They do this by forcing consumers to sign arbitration clauses waiving the right to a jury. These clauses are hidden in… Read More »

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Studies Look at Catastrophic Financial Toll on Cancer Patients

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Being diagnosed with a life threatening disease is bad enough. The trauma, anxiety and anguish is enough to try the hearts and souls of the strongest victims and their families. Now imagine adding insult to injury: a wipeout of a family’s life savings. That’s the stark reality for people receiving treatment for diseases like… Read More »

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What’s the Deal With Those Credit Pre-Approval Offers That Come in the Mail?

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Have you ever opened your mail and been greeted with the envelope that gleefully declares that you have been “pre-approved” for a credit offer? Maybe you don’t have very good credit and the offer seems like it’s too good to be true. But it does say that you were prescreened, so apparently, they reviewed… Read More »

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