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Bankruptcy Stops Student Loan Wage Garnishment

11 USC § 362 – Automatic stay (a)Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a petition filed under section 301, 302, or 303 of this title, or an application filed under section 5(a)(3) of the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970, operates as a stay, applicable to all entities, of— (1)the commencement or …

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Queens homeowners sue Chase to gain relief from foreclosure

By Anna Gustafson Three Queens homeowners filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase Bank Tuesday for allegedly illegally delaying and denying their applications for foreclosure relief. The Jamaica, Queens Village and Fresh Meadows residents and attorneys from the Urban Justice Center filed the suit in federal court in Brooklyn that alleges the bank refused to …

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LINEBARGER SUED FOR CHARGING DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS OVER 10% OF Attorney Fees

Source: click here ANDY MEEK | The Daily News A new class action lawsuit has been filed over the practices of a Texas law firm that’s been under fire for years over the way it collects delinquent taxes from Memphis taxpayers. Two local attorneys filed the suit against Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP, which …

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Man sues Kentucky law firm over debt collection letter

Source: Credit and Collection News www.wvrecord.com Mar. 10, 2010 | West Virginia’s Legal Journal News > Federal Court Man sues Ky. law firm over debt collection letter 3/9/2010 7:54 PM By Kelly Holleran -Monongalia Bureau MORGANTOWN – A man has filed a putative class action lawsuit against the Kentucky-based law firm that he says illegally …

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The Legal Professional: US bankruptcies rise in 2009

Source: Credit and CollectionNews.com (The Legal Professional) Wednesday 10 March 2010 The USA lumps all kinds of insolvency proceedings under the single heading of “bankruptcy” and so its headline figures are misleading. But behind the headline figure – that there was a near-30% increase in 2009 as against 2008, there are some trends that indicate …

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DEBT COLLECTORS PAY MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO SETTLE FTC CHARGES

DEBT COLLECTORS WILL PAY MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO SETTLE FTC CHARGES SOURCE: CreditAndCollectionNews.com A nationwide debt collector has agreed to pay a civil fine of more than $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by inaccurately reporting credit information and pressing consumers to pay debts they often did …

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Chase Home Finance Filing False Affidavits And Payment History For Mortgage Motion Relief From Stay

From:http://morganking.com/academyfolder/thisweekhotwire.htmL COURT LETS CASE AGAINST CHASE FOR FRAUD ON THE COURT TO PROCEED In re Woodruff Case no. 02-81159 (Bkrtcy.M.D.Ark Jan. 27 2010) Chapter 13 Debtors were in default on their mortgage A plan was approved permitting debtors to Continue making the monthly mortgage payment directly, and Make delinquency payments through the plan Chase moved …

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U.S. CONSUMER BANKRUPTCIES UP 24 PERCENT

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Bankruptcy filings by U.S. consumers rose 24 percent in August compared with a year earlier and could reach 1.4 million this year, according to an American Bankruptcy Institute and National Bankruptcy Research Center report released on Wednesday. Despite the spike, consumer bankruptcy filings last month were down 5 percent …

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BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION FROM FOREIGN CREDITORS

Does bankruptcy protect me against debts from other countries? By David Leibowitz, Illinois and Wisconsin Bankruptcy Attorney on Jun 21, 2009 in General Bankruptcy Information Clients frequently face debts from countries other than the United States. If you file a bankruptcy case in the United States, what is the effect on your debts from overseas? …

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