Garnishment. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 27, 2017

Robesonian | Maxton steps up tax collectionsStop Saying That!Co-signing your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twiceAn error prone Education Department comes down hard on so ...Attorney seeks interpleader in wage garnishment matterLongtime war tax resisters find renewed purpose after Trump's ElectionCiting Bible, Amish Resist Sewage TechLitigating Debt Collections May Subject You to LiabilityLitigating Debt Collections May Subject You to LiabilityLitigating Debt Collections May Subject You to LiabilityFDCPA Ban on Deceptive Collections Practices Extends to Conduct ...FDCPA Ban on Deceptive Collections Practices Extends to Conduct ...Court orders former president of debt collection company to pay $2 million penalty to FTC for alleged FDCPA/FTC Act ...Lawyer's Collection Efforts Yield SanctionsGovernment's War on the Poor: Parent Plus Edition

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What if I expect to owe taxes? | Bluffton Today
Bluffton TodayMarch 28, 2017

Now that you have gathered all of the data and compared it to last year's return, you have the feeling that you will owe some taxes.more »

Don't Know Anyone In Dubai? Then Don't Take That Phone Call!
CBS DetroitApril 11, 2017

Unfortunately, there are all kinds of scammers out there who call and impersonate important agencies like the IRS, the US Treasury, the FBI and more. A lot of them send recorded messages in which they threaten arrest, or wage garnishment and other ...more »

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Robesonian | Maxton steps up tax collections
The RobesonianApril 27, 2017

MAXTON — The town manager told Maxton commissioners Wednesday that an emphasis is being placed on increasing the town's tax collection rate and ...more »

Stop Saying That!
Memphis FlyerApril 27, 2017

Since spring is the time for renewal and new beginnings, the occasion is ripe for the annual list of words and phrases that I just can't stand hearing anymore. And I stand behind that statement 110 percent. Any such list would be derelict without ...more »

Co-signing your kids' or grandkids' student loans? Think twice
News ChiefApril 26, 2017

With federal loans, the government can garnish your Social Security benefits. You can try to ask for a ... But if a borrower who has defaulted can't make payment arrangements with the collector, he or she may become subject to wage garnishment or ...more »

An error prone Education Department comes down hard on so ...
NOLA.comApril 26, 2017

In this file photo from July 2002, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates talks with Upward Bound student and Xavier freshman Gary Larks, ...more »

Attorney seeks interpleader in wage garnishment matter
Northern California RecordApril 26, 2017

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he provided legal representation to Praetor and Chen in a legal matter in 2014 that involved a wage garnishment. In 2015, the suit states that all of the defendants authorized payment by the ...more »

Longtime war tax resisters find renewed purpose after Trump's Election
NUVO NewsweeklyApril 26, 2017

Rod Nippert grew up on a farm with 40,000 turkeys in the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern Ohio. He wanted to escape the life of a farm boy as quickly as he could. Nippert had big plans – become an engineer, move to the city, and buy a red Corvette.more »

Citing Bible, Amish Resist Sewage Tech
Water Online (press release)April 26, 2017

“In December 2013, Fillmore County adopted its subsurface sewage treatment ordinance in response to a state law requiring counties to enact local ordinances that comply with the MPCA's sewage treatment system rules,” Courthouse News Service reported ...more »

Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 26, 2017

Although attorneys are by nature zealous advocates for their clients, attorneys representing debt collection agencies may need to be careful to ensure their advocacy does not lead to problems for themselves or their clients. Indeed, according to a ...more »

Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 26, 2017

Accordingly, attorneys and law practices who engage in debt collection litigation would be well-served to consider the potential ramifications. In Miljkovic v. Shafritz and Dunkin, P.A., the court held as a matter of first impression that ...more »

Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 26, 2017

Indeed, according to a recent ruling by the 11th Circuit, liability under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) can result from an attorney's conduct in court in attempting to collect a debt on behalf of a client. Enacted in 1977 as an ...more »

FDCPA Ban on Deceptive Collections Practices Extends to Conduct ...
Texas LawyerApril 25, 2017

The Federal Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), which bans deceptive and abusive debt collection practices, is often viewed as a regulation targeting only ...more »

FDCPA Ban on Deceptive Collections Practices Extends to Conduct ...
Texas LawyerApril 25, 2017

The Federal Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), which bans deceptive and abusive debt collection practices, is often viewed as a regulation targeting only ...more »

Court orders former president of debt collection company to pay $2 million penalty to FTC for alleged FDCPA/FTC Act ...
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

A Texas federal district court has entered a $2 million civil penalty judgment against the former president of a debt collection company for alleged violations of the FDCPA and FTC Act. The judgment follows the court's finding in a prior order that $2 ...more »

Lawyer's Collection Efforts Yield Sanctions
Virginia Lawyers WeeklyApril 25, 2017

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirms an award of $1,805 in sanctions against a lawyer who relied on a written “representation agreement” with a client to garnish her wages; the attorney filed a suggestion in garnishment to divert the client's wages in ...more »

Government's War on the Poor: Parent Plus Edition
Bacon's RebellionApril 25, 2017

When he graduated, the government expunged the debt under a law that forgives balances for borrowers deemed permanently disabled. Three years later, she ... Uncle Sam extracts its pound of flesh by garnishing wages and social security. Minority ...more »

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