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Can I Settle My Debt Collection Lawsuit?

If you’ve been sued by a debt collection agency in California, you generally have two choices: fight the lawsuit or attempt to settle. Whether or not you can settle your debt collection lawsuit depends on many factors, including the size of the alleged debt, the willingness of the debt collector to compromise, and your ability…

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Common Mistakes People Make When Dealing With Debt Collectors

Debt collectors can be extremely aggressive when attempting to collect a debt, sometimes even resorting to illegal tactics. Often, aggressive and intimidating behavior by debt collectors leads consumers to make mistakes, including agreeing to pay debts that aren’t owed. Below are some of the most common mistakes people make when dealing with debt collectors. If…

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Common Illegal Debt Collection Practices

Debt collectors are known for their use of deceptive debt collection practices. Despite the laws prohibiting harassing and deceitful behavior by debt collectors, many are willing to do almost anything to collect a debt. If you’re facing a debt collection lawsuit, it’s quite possible that the debt collector violated the law somewhere along the way…

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What to Do If You’ve Been Served With a Debt Collection Lawsuit

Debt collection agencies sometimes use lawsuits to recover money from debtors. When a debtor fails  to make required payments, a lawsuit is often a debt collector’s only available recourse. However, debt collection agencies often make mistakes when filing lawsuits against debtors, and this provides debt collection lawsuit defense attorneys with multiple ways to defend their…

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