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How To Sue A Robocaller For $500 (And Up To $1,500) Per Call

01.18.14 How To Sue A Robocaller For $500 (And Up To $1,500) Per Call

Paula Bazydlo Bleck, like a lot of homeowners, is tired of robocalls from telemarketers. Her worst robo-nightmare includes regular recorded calls from a power-washing business that are, so far, unstoppable. ...
Telemarketing Laws Change Tomorrow: Here’s What You Need to Know

10.15.13 Telemarketing Laws Change Tomorrow: Here’s What You Need to Know

Tomorrow could be the first day of the rest of your life. That is, if you consider the day when you stop getting annoying telemarketing calls the genesis of a new existence... ...
Man Sues Women-Only Gym Lucille Roberts Over Text Messages

02.23.13 Man Sues Women-Only Gym Lucille Roberts Over Text Messages

By Matt McNulty and Bruce Golding. The women-only Lucille Roberts health club cluelessly peppered Alex Shiyan with text messages about a sweetheart membership deal... ...
Debt Collector Falsely Claimed Arrest Warrant Issued

01.28.13 Debt Collector Falsely Claimed Arrest Warrant Issued

TYLER – A Tyler couple has filed a lawsuit against a debt collection agency for making misleading statements that an arrest warrant was issued for their failure to pay a debt... ...
Debtors Seethe, Sue Over Debt Collector Tactics

04.22.12 Debtors Seethe, Sue Over Debt Collector Tactics

Kristy Schwarm was introduced to collection agencies after she bounced an $83.41 check at a Mendocino County FoodMaxx. She soon started receiving menacing letters on district attorney and sheriff's department letterhead, warning her she was under criminal investigation and threatening her with arres ...
Sights Set on Debt Collectors

03.18.12 Sights Set on Debt Collectors

Her calls came on weeknights, often after Bradley Kimbell had gone to sleep. A woman's automated voice telling Kimbell to call Palisades Collection LLC, a subsidiary of Englewood Cliffs-based Asta Funding Inc., and settle a debt — for what, her robotic voice did not say. The phone calls first ca ...
America’s Abusive Debt Collectors

01.01.12 America’s Abusive Debt Collectors

We all know the drill. Threatening letters that arrive in the mail, a phone that constantly rings. But Alexis Moore needed a job, and needed one fast "if I didn’t want to end up living on the street," she says. Moore vividly remembers her first day working as a bill collector. A manager handed her ...
Gloversville Woman Sues Debt Collector

09.30.11 Gloversville Woman Sues Debt Collector

GLOVERSVILLE - Profane and threatening language and a barrage of harassing phone calls are what a city woman is alleging a collection agency subjected her to before she called a lawyer. ...
Woburn Woman Sues Norwell Debt Collection Agency

08.26.11 Woburn Woman Sues Norwell Debt Collection Agency

A Woburn woman says she was harassed so frequently by a debt collection company in Norwell, she finally decided to sue the company. ...
2nd Circ. Mulls Reviving Chrysler Brake Defect Suit

08.24.11 2nd Circ. Mulls Reviving Chrysler Brake Defect Suit

The Second Circuit on Wednesday grilled attorneys on whether a consumer can bring a proposed class action against Chrysler Group LLC over premature brake failures in Dodge and Chrysler vehicles without citing the alleged cause of those failures. ...
What's Fair Is Fair: Rise in FDCPA Cases Offers Opportunities for Lawyers

07.18.11 What's Fair Is Fair: Rise in FDCPA Cases Offers Opportunities for Lawyers

With the economic downturn, the number of consumer credit-related suits filed in U.S. District Courts in Texas has steadily increased over the past five years. In 2005, 81 such cases were filed in Texas, according to PACER, the federal courts' online filing system. But in 2010, that number rose to 3 ...
'Son, Can You Spare a Signature? Kids Co-Sign for Credit Strapped Parents

11.12.10 'Son, Can You Spare a Signature? Kids Co-Sign for Credit Strapped Parents

"Son, can you co-sign for my car?" That's the kind of question more adult children like Daniel Lee have heard from parents hit hard by the great recession. ...
Hank Investigates: Money Monday - Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors

10.11.10 Hank Investigates: Money Monday - Fighting Back Against Debt Collectors

Are bill collectors bugging you? here's the scoop even if you DO owe money there are rules they have to follow. And if they don't you can make them pay! Hank Phillippi Ryan has the big-bucks details on tonight's Money Monday. The bill collectors called Cheyenne at home in Gloucester and threatened h ...
Payback? Consumer Lawsuits Against Bill Collectors Skyrocket

07.01.10 Payback? Consumer Lawsuits Against Bill Collectors Skyrocket

Since the recession hit in 2007, federal lawsuits filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act have more than doubled, while complaints about problem collectors have skyrocketed. In addition to Traylor's lawsuit, which is in settlement negotiations, Lemberg's firm has filed about 1,500 such la ...
What The Dealer Has To Tell You

04.27.10 What The Dealer Has To Tell You

Why didn’t I ask the seller if the car had been in an accident? Well, I had zero experience in purchasing something costing a lot of money. More importantly, I just figured the guy would lie to me anyway, so there was no point in asking. Or so I thought. ...
Chemtura Retirees Win Surprise Reprieve

04.22.10 Chemtura Retirees Win Surprise Reprieve

Law360, New York (April 22, 2010) -- In a dramatic turnaround, the federal judge overseeing Chemtura Corp.’s bankruptcy has granted a stay to hundreds of Uniroyal Inc. retirees facing the loss of their health insurance and suggested that the class of retirees, who contend that their benefits a ...
Toyota Litigation At Full Throttle

02.22.10 Toyota Litigation At Full Throttle

CLemon law attorney Sergei Lemberg, of Lemberg & Associates in Stamford, has made a career out of challenging automakers selling defective products, but he isn’t yet pursuing any litigation against Toyota. ...
Chrysler to reissue lemon law refunds

05.16.09 Chrysler to reissue lemon law refunds

Checks to buyers bounced after the automaker filed for bankruptcy, lawyers said. Chrysler will reimburse bank fees stemming from the bounced checks 'on a case by case basis.' Chrysler says it will reissue checks to frustrated customers awaiting payments stemming from lemon law complaints against the ...
Chrysler bankruptcy affecting lemon-law payments

05.15.09 Chrysler bankruptcy affecting lemon-law payments

Some consumers who have lemon-law claims are being left on the side of the road during Chrysler's bankruptcy. ...
Fucillo Automotive Group faces lawsuit for 'warranties'

01.29.09 Fucillo Automotive Group faces lawsuit for 'warranties'

A Latham woman is suing the Fuccillo Automotive Group, alleging that one of its dealerships illegally sold her an insurance product on a car she bought from the dealership. ...
Fuccillo hit with class-action suit

01.27.09 Fuccillo hit with class-action suit

A Slingerlands woman has filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Fuccillo Automotive Group Inc. for allegedly selling fraudulent insurance policies on theft protection. ...
Couple: Collector is 'abusive'

01.16.09 Couple: Collector is 'abusive'

The complaint alleges that the Chicago-based firm used heavy-handed tactics and violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by making repeated telephone calls to the couple using profane language, threatening to seize their home and car and contacting a neighbor and relative about the debt." ...
Bloggers Beginning To Covet Coverage

10.27.08 Bloggers Beginning To Covet Coverage

As libel lawsuits increase, some find insurance is best policy. The evolution of journalism has opened the door for bloggers to become a more significant part of the mainstream press by breaking news stories and providing commentary. With that increased power comes a greater threat of legal action f ...
Used-car rule goes to the shop for tuneup

07.28.08 Used-car rule goes to the shop for tuneup

The growth of certified used-vehicle programs may spur changes in the buyer's guide that must be posted in most used cars and trucks on dealership lots. ...
If Your RV Is a Lemon

07.02.08 If Your RV Is a Lemon

The call of the open road beckons. There are new vistas to admire, new towns to explore and new adventures to experience. Packing up your family and taking a road trip in your motorhome is the quintessential American vacation. Whether you're going to a campground an hour from your house or are trave ...
Is your Motorcycle a Lemon?

04.30.08 Is your Motorcycle a Lemon?

Have you ever wondered if your troublesome motorcycle is a lemon? While many consumers are familiar with Lemon Laws for automobiles, most are not aware that this law also protects motorcycles, in fact, many consumers are quite surprised when they are able to receive financial compensation for their ...
Squeezing Lemons

02.03.08 Squeezing Lemons

You know the saying, "When life hands you lemons..." Stamford lawyer Sergei Lemberg wouldn't mind tagging that phrase with a solicitation to call his office. ...
Lawyer turns car lemons to lemonade

01.21.08 Lawyer turns car lemons to lemonade

"From Day One I had problems. Tranny flopping, engine knocking. I must have brought it back 10-15 times over seven months. I got the complete runaround." Orsaris' personal lawyer said he couldn't touch the case, the Queens resident says. "One night a friend of mine called me and told me to Google 'l ...
It's The 25th Anniversary Of Connecticut's Lemon Law, The First In The Nation To Protect Consumers From Dud Cars

03.28.07 It's The 25th Anniversary Of Connecticut's Lemon Law, The First In The Nation To Protect Consumers From Dud Cars

In spring 1982, Thomas F. Ziemba flew his Cessna over the state capitol trailing a banner that read "My '82 Chevy is one reason Conn. needs a lemon law." ...
Defective Vehicles Leave Consumers With Sour Taste

09.30.06 Defective Vehicles Leave Consumers With Sour Taste

Vehicle defects sour the lives of many consumers. By some estimates, anywhere between 1 percent and 3 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States qualify as “lemons.” Yet lemon law and warranty statutes remain a mystery to most practitioners. Because defects plague so many vehicles ...