Consumer Law

Accepting Cases in Morgantown, Wheeling, Martinsburg & Nearby West Virginia

Posted: September 30, 2019
There are few feelings worse than finding out that the vehicle you just purchased is defective. Buying a "lemon" can cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on top of the original sale price. It can also cause serious injuries or fatalities if your car fails while you're driving it. To… Read Full Post
Posted: August 28, 2019
Medical debt is one of the biggest blights afflicting American consumers today. Because injuries and illnesses can happen without warning, you may not be financially prepared when you incur substantial medical expenses. You may also get unexpected bills or be denied insurance for something you… Read Full Post
Posted: August 23, 2019
If you're being bombarded with calls from debt collectors, you may not know if their practices are illegal. This infographic breaks down what creditors are not allowed to do to try to collect a debt. Schedule Your Morgantown Debt Collection Harassment Lawyer Consultation Today Attorney Jeff… Read Full Post
Posted: August 18, 2019
I am contacted frequently by people who have bought used cars that turn out to have more or different problems than the seller disclosed. Often, I can help them, sometimes I can’t. But anyone considering buying a used car in West Virginia (or who has bought one recently) needs to know about a law… Read Full Post
Posted: August 11, 2019
Thanks to The Walking Dead and a generation of horror movies that came before it, most everyone has heard of zombies. But not everyone has heard of zombie debt, which is debt that is dead because it's uncollectible, but can be brought back to life through improper or illegal actions of the debt… Read Full Post
Posted: July 30, 2019
I want to share an alarming article in the Houston Chronicle last week that talks about the drastic increase in the number of debt-collection cases filed in Texas courts, even though the Texas economy is doing great. Many of the cases are filed by debt buyers, which are companies that buy debt… Read Full Post
Posted: July 22, 2019
Consumer litigation funding is controversial. If you’re not familiar with it, it refers to companies that lend money to plaintiffs who have cases in litigation in exchange for repayment when and if the plaintiff receives a recovery. Those companies are different from commercial litigation finance… Read Full Post
Posted: July 16, 2019
A recent article in the (Huntington, WV) Herald-Dispatch illustrates clearly why so many corporations require their customers to give up their right to file a lawsuit, either individually or as part of a class action, if they have a dispute with the corporation, and instead engage in arbitration.… Read Full Post
Posted: May 13, 2019
If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, received intimidating phone calls demanding payment on debts, suffered as a result of inaccuracies on your credit report, or sustained physical injury or financial losses due to the negligence and misconduct of institutions, you might be at a loss how to proceed… Read Full Post