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What You Should Know About Florida Usury Laws

By Jacobs Legal |

Usury doesn’t sound like the kind of topic that comes up on a day to day basis. It may actually sound like something that comes up in gangster movies or stories about bookies taking under the table bets. And it’s true that most major lenders, well aware of the usury laws in their state,… Read More »

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Some Basics About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

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We’ve written in the past about some of the legal developments surrounding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and how courts have interpreted some of the TCPA’s key provisions. But let’s step back a minute and get to some basics. What kind of behavior does the TCPA actually make illegal? When can a consumer… Read More »

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Our Firm Takes on Bank of America: Why Were Billions of Documents Purged

By Jacobs Legal |

We’re proud to say that our fight against one of the country’s largest banks has now made national news. CNBC has reported on our fight against Bank of America, in a lawsuit that could uncover more bank fraud even now, years after the financial meltdown began. How the Suit Started The first thing to… Read More »

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Bank of America fights contentious court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

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I am very proud that after years of fighting foreclosure fraud by Bank of America and months of investigation by CNBC.com, they have finally published an in-depth story about my work. “Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs, a former prosecutor, says the bank got rid of loan records that he claims may have contained evidence of fraud…. Read More »

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Stopping Credit Damage Caused by Medical Bills

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If you want to make a statement about the increasing cost of medical services, and how the oppressive prices are affecting consumers, your best bet may be to go to Maryland. The state is currently offering for sale a series of shirts, which provide, in bold, plain language, the names of medical procedures and… Read More »

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Attorney Bruce Jacobs featured on CNBC: Bank of America fights court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

By Jacobs Legal |

MIAMI – The nation’s second-largest bank is squaring off in a contentious court battle against a Miami real estate attorney who is accusing it of purging 1.88 billion records to conceal alleged fraud. Bank of America, in a court filing, insists the records were copied, returned to the bank and still exist in its… Read More »

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Stopping Annoying Texts and Calls is Getting More Difficult

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from receiving unwanted and unauthorized texts, faxes, and phone calls. It allows consumers to sue and to obtain damages if callers violate the law. Because the penalties for violators can be expensive, big business and the debt collection industry is always trying to find ways to… Read More »

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Lawsuit Settled by Investors Over Fake Wells Fargo Accounts

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Wells Fargo has settled a class action suit against the bank involving more allegations of fraudulent activity. This one stems from the revelation that bank employees opened up fake accounts or accounts for consumers, which were not authorized by account holders. Scandal Involving Unauthorized Accounts  The scandal, first revealed in 2013, involved Wells Fargo’s… Read More »

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Remembering the Nightmare of the Housing Crisis

By Jacobs Legal |

The story of the economic crisis that hit the country in 2007-2008 is often told in terms of legalities and politics. But a recent online article recalls the more in-depth story of a part of the crisis that often did not get enough attention: the human stories; what people lost in the crisis, how… Read More »

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Could Supreme Court Gut Damages in Consumer Cases?

By Jacobs Legal |

With a new Supreme Court justice in the process of being nominated, there are new concerns about rulings that may affect consumers. One concern is how the court may in the future deal with what is known as a Spokeo issue, which could gut many important consumer protections. Spokeo and Statutory Damages Spokeo comes… Read More »

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