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NYT Exposes ‘Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Loan Lawsuits’

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To understand how screwed up the U.S. student loan collection industry is, read this insightful article posted on The New York Times’ website: “Behind he Lucative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits”

In it, this caught our eye: The CFPB had settled in September 2017 with two firms for more than $21 million in refunds and penalties for using illegal — and sometimes “sloppy” — collections methods. The CFPB spokesman was quoted as saying:

National Collegiate and Transworld “sued consumers for student loans they couldn’t prove were owed and filed false and misleading affidavits in courts across the country,” said Richard Cordray, the consumer bureau’s director.

To read the whole sordid story, click here…

This article will give you a keen insight into why you need to know what to do when a collection company comes calling — especially if the debt involved includes student loans. These companies are serious; you should stay vigilant to protect yourself.

Debt Collector’s Boo-Boo Costs Them $70,000

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Ouch! Here’s one debt collector that probably wishes they’d taken just a little bit more time to check over their work before filing a lawsuit against this lady:

Read the whole article here at The Cook County Record website

According to the article:

The FDCPA limits where debt collectors may file collection lawsuits. Debt collectors may file in the judicial district or similar legal entity where the debtor resides at the time the case is filed or where the debtor signed the contract or agreement that forms the basis for the lawsuit attempting to recover the debt.

The judge in this case ruled this firm was out of order. The judgment for attorney costs and costs paid by the defendant were in excess of $70K. Somewhere in the story we noticed that the firm was on its way to winding down its operations. Not sure if that was decided before this judgment or afterwards.

Bottomline: Debt collectors need to follow the law. All laws. And, you the consumer, need to educate yourself as to that same law. It applies to everyone. Knowing the law is your best defense to protect yourself and your hard-earned money.

Statute Of Limitations May Prevent Lawsuits From Debt Collectors

Statute of limitations

A statute of limitations is the legal term used that corresponds to that limited period of time creditors or debt collectors have available to them to file a lawsuit against you to recover a debt.

Why is this important to know?

Simple: Most statutes of limitations fall into the 3-6 years range, although in some jurisdictions statute of limitations might last longer. It all depends on where you live and where you lived when you took on the debt.

Statutes of limitation may vary depending on:

  • state laws
  • the type of debt you have, or
  • the state law named in your credit agreement

You should also click here to check out our previous post about time-barred debts.