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Threats To Publish Consumers’ Names For Failing To Pay Debts

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Among the many things some debt collectors threaten consumers with are the threats of publishing the consumer’s name and a list of their unpaid debts, and labeling the consumer a deadbeat who refuses to pay his debts. The thought of the public shaming is calculated to make people make payments, sometimes even if the… Read More »

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Avoiding Auto Repair Shop Fraud

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Car trouble often means a trip to the repair shop for car owners. Depending on what issues are discovered, the car owner could be asked to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs. While some of these repairs are necessary in some cases, in other cases, the repairs are unnecessary or inflated,… Read More »

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HOA Foreclosure Pennsylvania

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Foreclosures are not always initiated by a mortgage lender seeking to collect on the balance owed on the mortgage loan. In some cases, foreclosures can be filed by a third party who has an interest in a property. One situation in which this happens is with Homeowner’s Associations, or HOAs. It is possible for… Read More »

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Homeowners Getting Sued On Mortgage Loan After Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

When a homeowner loses his home to foreclosure, it can be a devastating blow. However, in some cases, the homeowner may think of the foreclosure as a new start. Unfortunately, for some homeowners, the loss of the home does not end their financial or legal problems. This is because in some cases, if the… Read More »

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Harassment By Debt Collectors And What You Can Do About It

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Debt collector harassment is a problem for many consumers in Philadelphia. What a particular consumer considers harassment can be different from what another consumer considers harassment. Some consumers are more willing to put up with a great deal of harassment; this may be because they do not understand their rights under the law, or… Read More »

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How Do I Handle A Charged Off Debt?

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Sometimes when a person owes a debt, the company or business the debt is owed to may decide to “charge off” the debt. The person who owes the debt, the debtor, may not understand what it means for a debt to be charged off, and whether the company can continue to try and collect… Read More »

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Legal Protections For Used Car Buyers In Pennsylvania

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Many people who buy cars from dealers in Pennsylvania may not be aware of the rights they have under the law to protect them as consumers. This may leave some buyers with the impression that once they buy a used car, they do not have any avenue to hold the dealer accountable if the… Read More »

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Issues To Consider When Thinking About A Loan Modification To Avoid Foreclosure

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

When you are drowning in an underwater mortgage and about to lose your home in a foreclosure, a loan modification can seem like the way out. While this may work for some, mortgage lenders sometimes give homeowners inaccurate information or make serious errors through the modification process, which can lead to the homeowners losing… Read More »

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Debt Collection And The Statute Of Limitations In Pennsylvania

By Louis S. Schwartz, Attorneys at Law |

Getting calls from debt collectors can become an overwhelming ordeal, especially when the calls come daily and are harassing. The callers make many different claims about the status of a person’s debt, and the actions the debt collection agency can take to collect the debt. While some of these collection actions may be possible,… Read More »

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