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

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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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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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Could Supreme Court Gut Damages in Consumer Cases?

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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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Dealing with Creditors or Debt Collectors

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Do you get letters from creditors or debt collectors trying to collect old credit card, retail, or medical debts, and wonder “how long do these people have to collect this stuff?” The debts may seem so old you don’t remember even incurring them, and maybe you even thought the debts had disappeared or been… Read More »

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Robocalls and Unwanted Solicitation Calls are On the Rise

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Does it feel like your phone is ringing constantly with robocalls? You’re not alone – the number of these calls has skyrocketed lately. April marks the high point of these calls since 2015. By one estimate, there were 3.4 billion such calls in April of this year, or 112 million of them every day…. Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Important Case Involving Attorney’s Fees

By Jacobs Legal |

The Florida Supreme Court is set to decide an important case on attorneys fees. While the issue of attorney’s fees may not seem like one of great importance to your everyday consumer, this one is. Despite the fact the case is a foreclosure case, it could have striking ramifications for many kinds of consumer… Read More »

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Re-Aging May Keep Negative Items on Your Credit Longer Than They Should Be There

By Jacobs Legal |

One of the most common questions that consumers have is how long certain items stay on their credit report. That answer is more complex than it should be, but a major issue regarding credit reports is one that causes debts and negative marks to show up on your credit longer than they legally are… Read More »

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