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Post Judgment Costs
A recent case still underway is potentially changing the industry in regards to collecting on post judgment costs. It is becoming more of a regular practice for firms to make business decisions to not collect on any post judgment costs that have an...
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Up to Date Legal Docs and Compliance Requirements
Not only will this article appeal to attorneys but it also highlights the importance of compliance issues that come up every day. In 2014 CFH Investments, L.L.C. was sued for incorrect garnishment calculations that were a result of outdated...
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MI Elements of Child Custody - Best Interest of the Child
When determining child custody in Michigan it is important to know and understand the best interest of the child pursuant to MCL 722.23. See below:   722.23 “Best interests of the child” defined. Sec. 3. As used in this...
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Know The Facts!
KNOW THE FACTS!! In the case of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) vs. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C., the CFPB sued Hanna & Associates for blindly filing lawsuits in large volumes without knowing the facts first. It is...
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Are Your Envelopes FDCPA Compliant?
In the case of Davis v. MRS BPO, LLC. a consumer filed suit against a debt collection company claiming an FDCPA violation in connection with a string of numbers on the outside of the envelope. The string of numbers contained approximately 60...
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UTILIZING INCOME TAX REFUND GARNISHMENTS AS A COLLECTIONS TOOL
Garnishing a debtor’s State of Michigan Income Tax Return is a powerful tool to collect on an outstanding balance on a current judgment—and can accompany an already existing period garnishment. Once funds have been garnished under this...
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COLLECTION LAWYERS AND COLLECTION AGENCIES CAREFUL WITH YOUR DEMAND LETTERS
Make sure your intial demand letters are worded correctly involving the issue of validation.  The FDCPA is very clear regarding the difference between "oral" and "written" dispute.  See the Case attached. Bicking v. Law...
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MICHIGAN IS A SELF HELP REPOSSESSION STATE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
When a purchaser defaults on a secured loan, a creditor may exercise various options involving self-help or commonly referred to as the REPOSSESSION PROCESS under  Michigan state law, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the Fair Debt...
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RETAIL DEBT COLLECTION OPTIONS IN MICHIGAN
Retail debts that are those that are owed by consumers, and are distinguishable from commercial debts in a number of ways—not the least of which are the legal safeguards which can often prevent a debt collector from recouping them in their...
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