Consumer Law

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Posted: April 20, 2020
You need to be aware that if you receive a stimulus payment under the federal CARES Act by direct deposit or deposit it yourself, debt collectors in West Virginia may be able to seize or garnish some or all of those funds to satisfy a judgment. That's what happened to Cheri and Seth Long, whose… Read Full Post
Posted: January 03, 2020
Few feelings can be as gutting as realizing the car you just bought is a lemon. After spending countless hours researching vehicles, test-driving, and securing your finances, the last thing you want is for your car to break down the second you drive it off the lot. This blog from consumer… Read Full Post
Posted: October 22, 2019
If you’re being harassed by spam calls, telemarketers, or even frequent calls from legitimate creditors, your recourses may include getting on the Do Not Call Registry and pursuing legal action. Unwanted calls can be more than a nuisance. They can inundate you to the point that they disrupt your… Read Full Post
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