Blog Posts in 2014

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  • Tocco v. Real Time Resolutions
    Tocco v. Real Time Resolutions

    The fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires subsequent debt collectors to notify consumers in writing, even if the prior holder or debt collector had already given notice, a federal judge has ...

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  • Problems with Collection of Student Loans
    Problems with Collection of Student Loans

    The U.S. Department of Education has not properly overseen the collection agencies it hired to pursue delinquent federal student loans, according to a July 2014 audit released by the department’s ...

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  • More Than 1/3 of Americans Are Behind on Their Bills
    More Than 1/3 of Americans Are Behind on Their Bills

    A July 2014 study by the Urban Institute and debt buyer Encore Capital Group (Midland Funding, Midland Collection Management), “ Delinquent Debt in America ,” looked at a sample of TransUnion consumer ...

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  • Use of Social Media by Debt Collectors
    Use of Social Media by Debt Collectors

    Sunday July 06, 2014 The Buffalo News.com Business Collectors track down delinquents online By Deborah M. Todd Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Published: July 6, 2014, 12:01 AM Updated: July 2, 2014, 03:12 PM ...

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  • Settlement of a Chicken Jerky Pet Treat Class Action
    Settlement of a Chicken Jerky Pet Treat Class Action

    National Settlement Reached In Dog Treat Case CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 – A nationwide class settlement was reached today between a group of consumers and Waggin’ Train, LLC and Nestle Purina PetCare ...

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  • Never Assume a Debt Collector Has the Right to Collect Money from You
    Never Assume a Debt Collector Has the Right to Collect Money from You

    There is an article in today’s New York Times Magazine, “Paper Boys–Inside the Dark World of Debt Collections,” which underscores why a consumer should never, ever just assume that someone attempting ...

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