Category Archives: Consumer Protection

Collection Agencies Continue To Lead In Top Complaints Filed With Washington State’s Attorney General

In 2010, more than 22,000 consumers filed complaints with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and $4.8 million was recovered for them through the agency. The office’s Consumer Protection Division released its annual Top 20 list of consumer complaint categories … Continue reading

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Debt Collection Company Sued For Threatening Lawsuit

An Orleans Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency after she received a voicemail which stated she was going to be served with a lawsuit regarding a debt. Claiming violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices … Continue reading

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Collection Law Firm Ordered To Pay Damages

A debt-collection law firm must pay a disabled former janitor $311,000 in damages because it pursued $3,000 credit card debt long after the statute of limitations had expired, the 9th Circuit affirmed Friday. A Montana federal jury ordered Johnson, Rodenburg … Continue reading

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