Garnishment and Bankruptcy

In Kentucky, filing for bankruptcy is the surest, and often, the only way to stop a wage or bank garnishment. Kentucky offers no protection for consumers being garnished. The only limitation on a creditor’s ability to garnish your wages is the 25% cap mandated by federal law. Unlike other states, Kentucky provides no additional checks […]

Who is PSI Louisville, Inc.?

PSI Louisville, Inc. is a true zombie debt collector. PSI died on October 1, 2016 but continues to appear on consumer credit reports. PSI filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy relief on May 15, 2015 in Case No. 15-31649-jal. The Bankruptcy Court entered a final order and decree in the case on November 18, 2015, which […]

Don’t Let ID Thieves Steal your Tax Refund

According to a report from CNBC, tax-refund theft is expected to “hit a whopping $21 billion.” ID thieves could steal your refund. Cyberscout postulates that “[w]ith more than a billion personal records “out there,” identity theft has become the third certainty in life, right behind death [and taxes].” Tax-refund theft could hit the poor and the […]

The Five Sections of a Credit Report and the Types of Errors Found in Each

Your credit report has five main sections. Error can occur in each. The errors in each section are of different type and require different means and methods to correct. At Lawson at Law, PLLC we know how to identify and fix errors in all sections of your credit report. I.     Personal Information The […]

Student-Loan FDCPA Collection Case

A Colorado District Court recently denied a debt collector’s motion to dismiss the complaint in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) case concerning the collection of student loans. Breckinridge v. Vargo & Johnson, P.C., 16-CV-1176-WJM-MEH, (D. Colo. Dec. 7, 2016). Even though the Higher Education Act does not create a private cause of action for […]

LVNV Funding Garnishing your Pay or Bank Account?

Has LVNV Funding, LLC garnished your wages or bank account? If so, chances are very good that LVNV has taken money from you that it has no legal right to recover from you. We can help you get that money back in addition to up to $1,000.00 in statutory damages. LVNV Funding, LLC is a third-party debt […]

Turning the Tables on Debt Buyers—Using Arbitration as a Defense to a Collection Lawsuit

Turning the Tables on Debt Buyers— Using Arbitration as a Defense to a Collection Lawsuit Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts are the result of legal evil geniuses’ perversion of the law to defeat consumer rights, to avoid litigation, and to prevent culpable companies from being held liable for damages on a class-wide basis. Courts unfortunately […]

New News (to me anyway)

Here are some recent stories I found interesting that intersect with practice: ID Theft is on the Rise The FTC received 490,000 Identity Theft complaints in 2015. This represents a “47 percent increase over the prior year, and the Department of Justice estimates that 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014.” College […]

Has Unifund Garnished you? We can help you fight back.

Has Unifund CCR Partners or First Resolution Investment Corporation (“FRIC”)[1] garnished your wages or bank account? If so, chances are very good that Unifund has taken money from you that it has no legal right to recover from you. We can help you get that money back in addition to up to $1,000.00 in statutory damages. Unifund […]

Are Judgments or Tax Liens Hurting your Credit Score?

Judgments and tax liens on your credit report are some of the worst negative items on your credit report. “It’s estimated that each judgment and collection account entry can reduce a FICO score from 15 to 40 points. The severest detrimental effects come from entries that involve public records, such as judgments, and information from […]

PRA Garnishing your pay or your bank account?

Has Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (“PRA”) garnished your wages or bank account? If so, chances are very good that PRA has taken money from you that it has no legal right to recover from you. We can help you get that money back in addition to up to $1,000.00 in statutory damages. PRA is the second biggest, […]

LVNV Funding, LLC Garnishing your pay or your bank account?

Has LVNV Funding, LLC garnished your wages or bank account? If so, chances are very good that LVNV Funding has taken money from you that it has no legal right to recover from you. We can help you get that money back in addition to up to $1,000.00 in statutory damages. LVNV Funding is a third-party “debt […]

Midland Funding Garnishing your Pay or Bank Account?

Has Midland Funding, LLC garnished your wages or bank account? If so, chances are very good that Midland has taken money from you that it has no legal right to recover from you. We can help you get that money back in addition to up to $1,000.00 in statutory damages. Midland Funding, LLC is a […]

Free Credit Report Review

We help fix credit report errors. We are not a credit repair agency. Rather, our free credit report review is designed to locate actual errors on your credit report and to offer proven solutions as to how to correct these errors. In particular, with your help, we review credit reports for errors resulting from: ID […]

Tips for Increasing your Credit Score

These tips for increasing your credit score are provided for information purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Why your Credit Score is Important Your credit scores determine whether you can finance a car or a house, get an apartment and possibly whether you will be hired for your next job. If you […]

Rebuilding Credit after Bankruptcy

Bankrate.com has a good article on rebuilding credit after bankruptcy. The key take away from the article is that your access to credit after bankruptcy increases with time. The article includes discussions on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. As to Chapter 7, the article notes that after filing a Chapter 7 discharge, you will […]

Don’t make these mistakes when disputing errors on your credit report

Don’t make these mistakes when disputing errors on your credit report. These tips come from a great article on CreditCards.com Dispute only with the furnisher Skip over the terms of an agreement with the credit bureau Lose evidence Don’t include enough information in your dispute Listen to a debt collector Why you should not dispute […]

Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys

Across the country, consumers are falling prey to a new scam targeting people who have filed for bankruptcy and others just getting started with the process. Bankruptcy attorneys are joining forces with public officials to sound the alarm bell to unsuspecting consumers. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Advocates issued the following bulletin: The con […]