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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  • Medical Bill of Spouse
    Medical Bill of Spouse

    Question: My husband passed away in 2008 leaving a large medical bill (no insurance). Am I responsible for paying this? Answer: Illinois has a Family Expense Act, under which one spouse is liable for ...

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  • Am I Responsible for My Wife's Medical Bills After She Passed?
    Am I Responsible for My Wife's Medical Bills After She Passed?

    Question: Am I responsible for my wife’s medical bills after she passed? My wife recently passed and I have a court date to set up payments for hospital bills for my wife dating back to 2006. Answer; ...

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