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A Personal Bail Out Program for Consumers Stuck in the Credit Crunch

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Credit Crunch Fix (CreditCrunchFix.com) ... mortgage payments, credit card debt and even utility interruptions. The attorney-created service is not debt settlement or credit repair, nor legal counsel. Credit Crunch Fix allows consumers [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 16:49:15

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is it true if you use debt consolidation svc, they want your power of attorney to act on your behalf?

I've delayed getting help for credit-card debt because I was told by one company they want my power of attorney which needs to be notarized before I can do business with them. I think that's scary! Yes….this is true. Most want a limited power of attorney… Stay away from any "debt consolidation" company that promises to cut your debt in half through debt settlement….This is a risky tactic of deliberately ceasing all payments to creditors and forcing your accounts into default to attempt settlements. [more...]

Date: 2009-06-18 06:21:17

Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney in New Hampshire

People living with debt that they can’t handle have a few options to choose from. They can contact a debt or credit counsellor and try to work out a debt settlement plan ... and circumstances is crucial to help your case and help you understand the law and how it applies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:28:49

Debt Relief USA Sued for Millions by Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to recover $4.6 million that a bankrupt “debt settlement” company wrongly withheld from its clients in Texas and other states. In June, Debt Relief USA Inc. of Addison filed for bankruptcy protection in the Northern District of Texas. As a result, more than 2,500 financially distressed customers [more...]

Date: 2009-08-20 16:30:16

Express Debt Settlement

* Free Consultation * 12-48 Month Savings Program * One Affordable Monthly Payment * Attorneys and Arbitrators Fight For You * Predatory Lending Settlement * Avoid Bankruptcy * Achieve Financial Freedom * Servicing 21 States across the USA: [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 20:20:13

13 Years, 16 Lawyers, 10 Judges, No Divorce Settlement

In 2001, a Florida court awarded Marlene Forand a $240,000 divorce settlement, plus $6,000 per month in permanent alimony and attorney’s fees, ... e-mails. She sent one to Haas: “Why should I suffer and have to pay attorney’s fees to make him pay for what was already ordained in the Florida court? I’m still left holding the debt from the marriage [more...]

Date: 2008-06-24 12:09:24

In major settlement, St. Louis Park company agrees to stop handling consumer arbitration disputes

Less than a week after being sued by the Minnesota attorney general’s office, the nation’s largest arbitrator of credit card and consumer collections has agreed to stop performing such work, state Attorney General Lori Swanson announced today. The National Arbitration Forum, based in St. Louis Park, allegedly deceived consumers into thinking it was a neutral arbitrator in debt collection, the lawsuit said. [more...]

Date: 2009-07-19 21:01:22

Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News

Cuomo subpoenas BoA directors. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo subpoenaed five board members from Bank of America ( BAC ) in connection with the probe over Merrill Lynch bonuses. The five directors will likely be asked how much they knew about Merrill's losses, what role they played in disclosure decisions, whether there was pressure from government officials and whether the board sought outside counsel. Cuomo is also considering possible civil fraud charges against CEO Ken Lewis. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 11:18:24

What is Lawsuit Funding

September 17, 2009 | By Gary Vanderheim In Finance | Can you get cash out of a lawsuit before it settles? One way is to use Settlement loans or lawsuit loans. These kind of ‘loans’, and I put it in quotes for a reason, have become much more common in recent years. A settlement loan is an advance of some type. A company will give you money now and in return you agree to pay them back out of your settlement or verdict ( if the case goes that far ). [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 20:21:27

Senior LO Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud Scheme Targeting Victims Through TV Ads

Winston Thomas , 43, New Carrollton, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow to 37 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for failure to file federal tax returns and for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which he and his conspirators offered to help financially vulnerable individuals save their homes from foreclosure, and instead defrauded homeowners and mortgage lenders. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 09:07:12

The Freedom’s Phoenix Headline News Email Newsletter

News Link  •  Federal ReserveLeading Senator Pushes New Plan to Oversee Banks09-20-2009 • NY Times The senior Senate Democrat shepherding legislation to overhaul the nation’s financial system is planning to propose the merger of four bank agencies into one super-regulator, an idea that is significantly different from what President Obama envisions Read Comments • Make a Comment •  Email this News Link • Send Letter to EditorNews Link  •  Foreign PolicyIn Somalia, U.S. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 09:56:45

Energy and Global Warming News for September 18th: UN Secretary General calls for immediate action

U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Calls for Immediate Action on Climate Change Two weeks ago, I visited the Arctic. I saw the remains of a glacier that just a few years ago was a majestic mass of ice. It had collapsed. Not slowly melted — collapsed. I traveled nine hours by ship from the world’s northernmost settlement to reach the polar ice rim. In just a few years, the same ship may be able to sail unimpeded all the way to the North Pole. The Arctic could be virtually ice-free by 2030. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-18 20:04:28

Disputing a Court Summons for Credit Card Debt

The first important step is to actually respond to the court summons. Out of guilt, too many people mistakenly defeat themselves by ignoring a summons for credit card debt. They then lose by default and the collection attorney has his way with them. The answer to a court summons is only the beginning of the case. Two to three pages is quite sufficient. The consumer needs to use this answer to put the collection attorney on notice that he is going to have to work hard to prove his case. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 03:49:45

A Competitive Advantage Is Essential

In doing research for a client this week, I found something strange is going on. I called a number of debt settlement companies and found that they’re basically all doing the exact same thing. I called 5 of the largest companies and asked them all what their fees were and what made them better or different than the other companies in their industry. I selected these 5 because they have the largest numbers of International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 00:48:02

In The News Today

Thought for Today: The singular most important and least reported event today was the announcement of a settlement of the lawsuit brought by the Italian city against JP Morgan concerning OTC derivatives sold to that city. Normally the defendant will say the suit was settled in order to save the large expenses of protracted legal procedures. Generally the terms of settlement are sealed. That means kept secret by agreement of both parties. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 17:49:49

ScamBuster 276

From the Desk of: Mr. Samuel Thanong +66846700568 I wish to seek your assistance for the transfer of $25 million dollars depository made by a foreign investor for an investment programme that has remained dormant for years now. I discovered that the account holder died without making a will on the depository. This money cannot be approved to a local bank account holder, but can only be approved to a foreigner. If you will stand as next of kin to the fund, it will be shared equally. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-18 08:35:45

What the Heck is Lawsuit funding

September 18, 2009 | By Gary Vanderheim In Finance | Should you try to get an advance out of a lawsuit before it settles?You can get advances out of a lawsuit by using settlement loans or lawsuit loans. These are not really loans, but we’ll explain that in a minute. …Stay Tuned. A Settlement loan is really an advance against your lawsuit. A finance company will give you money now. In return you agree to pay them more later if and when you case settles or is finished at trial. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 03:40:39

Should Roman Polanski Be Held Accountable to His Own Guilty Plea?

As noted in today's links , film director Roman Polanski was arrested over the weekend in Zurich and is being held in Switzerland pending an extradition request from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In 1978, Polanski pled guilty to unlawful sex with a minor (a 13-year-old girl who he gave drugs and booze to and who testified she had repeatedly said no during the act) and then skipped out of the country before his sentencing. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 14:35:00

Your lawyer and your settlement Loan

The audit is a loan scheme and a pending lawsuit a few things in mind. A. What think my lawyer? B. If he wants me to get a settlement approved loan? C. Impact on agreements it has with my lawyer? In fact, it could be difficult for you to believe that lawyers, as fact, when customers receive their settlement of loans as long as it does not affect agreements between you and your lawyer. With contingency arrangements, there could be a limit to the amount you can obtain loans in a settlement. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 03:52:59

How effective are debt settlement programs in US?

In this post, Robin Williams talks about the effectiveness of debt settlement programs in US. There are many companies that offer debt settlement program in United States but not all debt settlement firms can be relied upon. This is because greed has overpowered benevolence. And this is evident from the innumerable complaints that the state attorney generals, state regulators, BBB have been receiving over the past few months. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 10:10:16

Vehicle Repossession: How To Pay The Deficiency Balance

Amazon.de Widgets When you finance or lease a vehicle, your creditor or lessor has important rights that end once you’ve paid off your loan or lease obligation. These rights are established by the contract you signed and the law of your state. For example, if you don’t make timely payments on the vehicle, your creditor may have the right to “repossess” — ­or take back your car without going to court or warning you in advance. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 04:20:47

How Divorce can Impact Your Credit Report

Divorce is hard enough.  Don’t complicate it by letting it ruin your credit report. Whether you’re considering a separation or filing for divorce, it’s important that you give your credit special attention. Your credit can have a significant impact on your ability to start this new chapter of life with the resources you need.  Here are the things  you need to look out for. In the event of a divorce, the divorce settlement legally covers things jointly owned. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 09:15:32

Can law firms give me more protection than debt settlement companies?

The debt settlement companies are unauthorized to advise or contact the collector whenever there arises a need to do so. If you are really in trouble and the creditors are on the verge of taking you to the court or sending you summons, the debt settlement companies cannot make things easy for you as they are unauthorized to directly call the creditors and talk to them. On the other hand the law firms are legally authorized to speak to the creditors and come up with a settlement. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 23:44:01

Put ‘Em On Blast: Jon B and Jason Bevington (T.OZ Ent)

[This section gives a voice to those in the industry who feel they have been wronged by certain industry execs, celebrities or companies ... for Bird. Hopefully Jon B and his manager will see this and settle their debt. Hi Miss Sandra, I don’ ... and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it because I would be required to pay an attorney a 10k [more...]

Date: 2008-08-27 18:46:07

Final conspirator sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

US Attorney’s Office FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885 September 23, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md FINAL CONSPIRATOR SENTENCED IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME THAT TARGETED VICTIMS THROUGH LOCAL TV ADS Defendants Ordered to Forfeit Over $2 Million Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 20:45:57

First Cup: Tuesday

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Shawn Marion said all the right things about his lack of a contract extension at Monday's Heat promotional event in downtown Miami, but such matters tend to have a way of festering. For now, consider it no better than 50-50 when it comes to Marion remaining after the Feb. 19 trading deadline [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 13:59:03

A Nail In The Coffin In California

The LA Daily News reports from California. “For weeks, mortgage banker Ben Marsh has been swamped with questions from clients worried about losing their homes in this bad economy. ‘What should I do? What should I do?’ they have asked Marsh, who has offered up several options, including renting out a room to help cover the mortgage [more...]

Date: 2008-11-08 16:40:24

More Regulation is Unavoidable

Next week, U.S. regulators will begin doing on-site inspections of brokerage firms involved in the sale of auction-rate securities. So far, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has settled some high profile settlements ... a settlement with Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. The settlements include paying civil [more...]

Date: 2008-08-22 21:51:22

Disgusting waste of money on pie-in-the-sky ends in foreclosure sale after environmental damage done

If only Benton County officials had stood up to developers, a big chunk of watershed would still be healthy. Please scroll down the right side of this page to the the link to the Association for Beaver Lake Environment's Web site for photos and maps and more information.Many wise people spoke against this project at the beginning [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 15:41:00

“I did see that Tina Fey was named entertainer of the year and Katie Couric’s ratings have risen. And I know that a lot of people are capitalizing on, oh I don’t know, perhaps some exploiting that was done via me, my family, my administration. That’s a little bit perplexing, but it also says a great deal about our society [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 12:37:59

Dell dinged another $4 million after deception accusations

Filed under: Shopping , Technology , Consumer Complaints , Consumer Ally Eight months after computer giant Dell Inc. reached a settlement with 34 states over allegations that included the company duping consumers over financing offers, New York state's attorney general settled claims against the company for more than all the other states combined. The 34-state settlement cost Dell $3.35 million. The New York settlement: $4 million. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 23:00:00

New York to Launch Auction Rate Securities Suit Against UBS

One of the perverse side effects of the size and scale of the leading investment and universal banks is that it seems they are largely immune to the ... by international tax authorities to chip away at Swiss banking secrecy, and those do appear to be bearing ... US customers may lead customers from advanced economies hiding from their tax man to rethink [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 05:34:53

Sunday wrap

Pay-to-Play banned in Illinois ... On Jan. 1 a new law will start to put the brakes on pay-to-play politics in Illinois. U.S. prosecutors say that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was so threatened by this law that he went on a hunt to raise as much money as he could before it went into effect. This would lead you to think, hey, Illinois did something right [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 11:30:00

The Poverty Business

Sorry if this appears to be an older article, and not latest headlines, just thought it was interesting - loki The Poverty Business Inside U.S ... into Byrider, Tsosie drove off, jubilant, in a 1999 Saturn subcompact she bought entirely on credit ... access to credit has put cars, computers, credit cards, and even homes within reach for many [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:45:24

Mirable Dictu! Regulators (Belatedly) Step to the Plate (Auction Rate Securities Edition)

Before you get too excited, the current display of regulatory vigor is almost certainly motivated by a desire to protect turf rather than new-found ... attorney general, using the Maritn Act, goes after a financial firm miscreant. Financial regulator ... the letters. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said yesterday he had subpoenaed firms including [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 09:42:33

Mrs. Miriam Shear Responds

Guest PostYesterday I wrote a post based on an article in the Village Voice which in part involved the Rubashkin family and their intimidating ... that my husband and I did receive a settlement from the following entities. They are: Superior Meat (Shloimie ... R. Fuerst never met or spoke with my husband and I ever in his life. The settlement was for [more...]

Date: 2008-12-04 21:12:00

The four unequal paths back to financial solvency

The four unequal paths back to financial solvency It's not something any of us would ever wish for. In fact, for many of us, it's our biggest fear ... much to manage, and you're wondering if there's even a way out from underneath your mountain of debt. Well, there is - but not all deal-with-debt plans were created equal. Here is an outline [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 23:22:19

Dell settlement to spread nationwide, New York AG Cuomo says

The $4 million settlement agreement Dell entered into with the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo could well lead to consumers nationwide receiving millions of dollars in compensation from Dell. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-16 20:00:17

Fed to rule soon on sweeping credit card changes

Sunday December 14, 3:11 am ET By Carson Walker, Associated Press Writer Fed might end surprise credit card rate hikes but restrict credit to high risk borrowers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Credit card companies could no longer boost interest rates on existing account balances if the Federal Reserve adopts new rules as written at a meeting [more...]

Date: 2008-12-14 20:23:19

Some Accurate Reviews on Legal Matters

by Gift Mabuza Unlike the law of gravity, however, which is difficult to understand and explain; interdependence is relatively easy to explain ... in business or legal matters on his behalf and this is called a letter of attorney, or power of attorney in common law. A durable power of attorney is given by a person to another person to act in their [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 00:09:19

New York Times starts catching up to iSteve

From the Sunday, 12/21/08 New York Times:White House Philosophy Stoked Mortgage Bonfire By JO BECKER, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and STEPHEN LABATON “We can put light where there’s darkness, and hope where there’s despondency in this country. And part of it is working together as a nation to encourage folks to own their own home.” — President Bush, Oct [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 04:53:00

Jerry Brown Prohibits H&R Block From Marketing “Early Tax Refunds”

Oh snap! Just in time for tax season, California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s 2006 lawsuit against H&R Block has borne some fruit. He just reached agreement prohibiting deceptive marketing of tax refund loans: “The settlement ... Will the “settlement administrator” be contacting you about getting some money from H&R? Read [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 21:54:57

Cyrus Sanai: Kozinski investigation “is part of a litigation strategy”; second Sanai v. Saltz sanctions order

Cyrus Sanai tells Patterico that his triggering an investigation of Judge Alex Kozinski’s web site is all “part of a litigation strategy” but does not reveal what the other two steps of his three-step strategy is, or more insight into his strategic genius. You may recall the previous post where I discussed criticism of Sanai from Judges Zilly (W [more...]

Date: 2008-06-17 15:09:39

Credit Crisis Timeline

This is lifted from American Thinker, and by the way to the editor if you'd prefer I not take so much of the text leave comment or email me, I linked to it here and on #TCOT yesterday so you can get some new readers on an older post. The original article was written prior to the election and goes on to point out some thoughts on Obama and [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 12:09:00

Preventing Mortgage Fraud

Recent financial industry distress publicly attributed to widespread mortgage loan defaults has generated mounting pressure on federal prosecutors to increase investigations into incidents of mortgage fraud across the nation. On February 6, 2004, CNN reported that the FBI warned that mortgage fraud was becoming so rampant that the resulting [more...]

Date: 2008-12-13 17:57:09

Tax Relief Lawyer Can Help Solve Tax Trouble

Tax Relief Lawyer Can Help Solve Tax Trouble by John AbrahamIf the IRS has sent you a notice about non payment of taxes, you should get in touch with a tax relief lawyer to find a solution for the problem. You can not afford to waste any more time. You should consult an expert immediately for help.The tax relief attorney can help you in all types of tax disputes. Payroll problems should also be seriously considered if you have got a notice from the IRS. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 11:27:22

Tax Break for Trial Lawyers Moving Toward a Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 6049, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, i.e., the tax extenders bill, which includes in it the $1.6 billion tax break for trial lawyers ... ' payoff was slipped into a large bill with all sorts of other provisions such as extensions of a tax [more...]

Date: 2008-06-07 19:15:16

Media & Politics

Media & Politics 02-Dec-08 Permanent link to MTA daily media news Extra Bonus Quote of the Day (Political Wire) “I’m sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me.” — President Bush, in an interview with CNN. Resting a wee bit easier (by J -SOM at Liberal Rapture Hillary Clinton will be the next Secretary of State… Other than the [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 17:32:35

Be Careful With Credit Repair

Advertising messages offering to help people get out from under are over-the-top these days ... about debt settlement agencies and credit counseling agencies, cautioning debtors not to snatch at straws in an attempt to avoid filing bankruptcy. By way of quick review, debt settlement agencies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 12:39:47

Debt Get Out of - are You Financially Dyslexic?

To be honest, I started writing this article around a keyword that I wanted to capture attention for, which is “debt get out of” ... the credit card companies will push when someone gets into the debt get out of situation. * Debt ... of 2001-2006, but these days, debt consolidation loans are difficult to qualify for. Unsecured debt [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 04:00:45

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