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  • Elderly Woman Sues Capital One & Law Firm for Unfair Debt Collection, Harassment and Abuse
    Elderly Woman Sues Capital One & Law Firm for Unfair Debt Collection, Harassment and Abuse

    San Jose, California – In November of 2012, 73-year-old Santa Cruz resident M. B. filed a lawsuit against Capital One Bank and Patenaude & Felix, APC for harassment , wrongful debt collection, and ...

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  • Midland Funding, LLC Settles Lawsuit for
    Midland Funding, LLC Settles Lawsuit for "Robo-Signing" Practices

    Minneapolis, Minnesota – The state of Minnesota went after Midland Funding, LLC, one of the largest debt buyers in the country after Minnesota accused the debt buyer of targeting people for debts that ...

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  • Federal Judges Refuse to Dismiss Consumer's FDCPA Case Against Ocwen
    Federal Judges Refuse to Dismiss Consumer's FDCPA Case Against Ocwen

    A 3 judge panel found that consumers, Lisa Bridge and William Bridge, had valid claims against Ocwen Financial Corporation for violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). ...

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  • Creditor Tries to Repossess Car With People In It!
    Creditor Tries to Repossess Car With People In It!

    A federal court judge refused to throw out a case against a debt collector who tried to repossess a car while the people were still in it! Smith v. AFS Acceptance, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75976 (N.D. IL ...

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  • Debt Collector NAFS Ordered to Turn Over Information and Fined $5,000
    Debt Collector NAFS Ordered to Turn Over Information and Fined $5,000

    A federal district court ordered debt collector National Action Finance Services to turn over information regarding in telephone collections practices, and sanctioned the collection agency $5,000, for ...

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  • Ninth Circuit Rules Against Bank of America in HAMP and debt collection case
    Ninth Circuit Rules Against Bank of America in HAMP and debt collection case

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (the court which controls federal courts in several western states, including California), ruled that the State of Nevada would have to sue the Bank of America in a ...

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