Too often, people who have been deceived, sold defective products, or subjected to unlawful and unfair business practices and inaccurate credit reporting feel helpless to fight back.
Schlanger Law Group LLP is dedicated to empowering consumers to assert their rights against businesses that don’t follow the law. With a focus on sophisticated litigation, we pursue individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers in credit reporting, identity theft, debt collection, product liability and other types of consumer protection litigation. We also represent consumers and businesses who have been sued by creditors for significant sums. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
In re Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Plastic Coolant Tubes Products Liability Litigation, 11-MD-2233
(N.D. Ohio) (multidistrict products liability class action) (member, executive committee). See 880 F. Supp. 2d 801 (S.D. Ohio 2012); 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88693 (S.D. Ohio June 30, 2014), aff’d summary order (6th Cir. 14-3421, 7/13/15), certiorari denied (SCOTUS, 12/14/15).
Coble, et al. v. Cohen & Slamowitz, et al., 11-CV-01037 (S.D.N.Y.)
(FDCPA class action regarding alleged filing of fraudulent affidavits in tens of thousands of state court collection cases). See, 824 F. Supp. 2d 568 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 11, 2011) (denying defendants’ motion to dismiss).
Diaz v. Portfolio Recovery Assoc., LLC, 10-CV-3920 (E.D.N.Y.)
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25802 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2012), adopted by, objections overruled by, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72724 (E.D.N.Y. May 23, 2012) (denying dismissal of FDCPA and Judiciary Law claims based on debt collection attorneys’ alleged failure to file state court complaint timely under New York’s borrowing statute, and alleged failure to meaningfully review complaint prior to filing);
Your credit report impacts your life in many ways, so it’s important that the information creditors, prospective employers, and others see is accurate. Unfortunately, credit reporting agencies and creditors are routinely indifferent to errors and fraud. If you are having trouble getting credit report inaccuracies corrected or have been the victim of identity theft, we can help.
Class action lawsuits are complicated, and not every law firm is equipped to effectively represent a class. Our legal team has extensive experience with complex litigation, including consumer protection class action suits.
Effective collection defense involves more than requesting a payment plan or asking a creditor to “be reasonable”. We actively seek out and pursue defenses, grounds for dismissal, and counter-claims our clients may assert against creditors and debt collectors. We leverage our knowledge of consumer protection and creditor-debtor law to better position clients to reach their goals, via settlement or court decision.
Attorney Daniel Schlanger has dedicated his legal career to the protection of consumers’ rights. A graduate of Harvard Law School and former clerk for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III of the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Dan got his start in consumer protection at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, where he was a staff attorney in that organization’s consumer law unit.
In 2007, Dan went into private practice as a partner at Schlanger Law Group, LLP (then known as “Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP), where he built a practice dedicated to consumer protection litigation, class action lawsuits, and debt collection defense.
At Schlanger Law Group LLP, we combine extensive experience in complex litigation and in-depth knowledge of consumer protection law with a deep commitment to providing consumers with the most effective representation possible.
Our legal team is well-versed in applicable federal consumer protection laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA). We also have a thorough knowledge of consumer protections available under state laws, including New York General Business Laws concerning unfair and deceptive practices (GBL§ 349), false advertising (GBL§ 350), and fair credit reporting (GBL§ 380).
We regularly litigate under these state and federal consumer protection laws, using our skills and experience to level the playing field for consumer who have been wronged by debt collectors, creditors, large companies, and others who traditionally have the upper hand in business dealings. If you have been the victim of identity theft, unfair business practices, or other consumer protection violations, we are here to help.
I very highly recommend attorney Daniel Schlanger for anyone facing a stressful or complicated consumer law issue. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is unsurpassed; You cannot ask for a better advocate on your side if you have been harassed, victimized or simply targeted as a consumer. Daniel was very responsive to all of my concerns and he was very patient in explaining both strategy and the next steps in the legal process to me. I felt tremendously reassured knowing that I had Daniel on my side. I believe that it is rare to find an attorney with such a strong command of the nuances of the law as well as a commitment to personal customer service. Thank you, Daniel, for all of your help.
When I found out I was being sued, I headed down to Kings County Civil Court, only to learn that that day was the last day I could answer before risking a default judgment. The clerk helped me answer the best she could on a generic form. I went home to begin my quest of finding an attorney to assist me. Many of the lawyer websites I visited seemed more concerned with helping the lawyer than with helping me. Then there were those law firms where you deal only with the associates rather than the attorneys on the profile. Then I finally came across their website and instantly got good vibes. After an initial consultation, Dan Schlanger immediately put me at ease. He told me what his line of defense would be, and immediately amended the answer. The judgment against me was quickly vacated and the case was dismissed….
I found myself in a nasty bind with an auto finance company. Long story, but I was being treated dishonestly and unfairly, as well as being consistently and aggressively harassed. I was, quite literally, at my wit’s end. On the first day, when I met Mr. Schlanger for an initial consultation, I was able to start breathing again. His calm, thorough and professional demeanor was tremendously reassuring. He laid out a concise, practical plan of action for us to follow, and this gave me hope. In a surprisingly short time, due to Dan’s knowledge, initiative and his consistent ongoing responsiveness, my total financial exposure, along with all the concomitant annoyances, were fully eradicated. Bravo!
My faith in their firm was well placed. From the outset, Dan Schlanger reassured me about my case with his easy-manner and the knowledge he showed toward the subject matter. It was a pleasure to receive the call from him telling me that we had won our case. Thank you, your service was greatly appreciated.
Aggressive debt collection efforts can be damaging to both individuals and businesses. At Schlanger Law Group LLP, we know that creditors and debt collectors don’t always play by the rules. When you retain our law firm to defend you in a debt collection case, we put our extensive knowledge and experience to work exploring every possible defense and counter-claim. We are dedicated to finding the most effective approach to protecting your rights and leveraging every tool and option available to achieve the best outcome possible.
The U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires credit reporting agencies (credit bureaus) and the creditors and debt collectors who report information to them to ensure that information reported is accurate. However, consumers often find it difficult or impossible to hold credit bureaus and reporting entities to those obligations. Schlanger Law Group LLP regularly intervenes on behalf of consumers, helping them set the record straight and, in many cases, obtain compensation for the violations.
When you’re feeling thwarted at every turn by a powerful business entity or struggling with large debts after a significant setback, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Unscrupulous creditors, debt collectors, and other entities count on their ability to wear you down and intimidate you. They want you to believe that you are at their mercy, but you’re not—you can retain attorneys who are willing and able to take on those entities.
Every day, our legal team puts our extensive knowledge and experience to work for consumers who have been wronged by larger entities. In many cases, we represent clients on a contingency basis, or pursue attorney’s fees from the company that has violated the law.
Whether you’re having difficulty correcting serious inaccuracies on your credit report, have fallen victim to dishonest debt collection practices or false advertising, or have been harmed by other illegal business practices, we want to talk.
At Schlanger Law Group, we are dedicated to fighting for consumers and businesses and holding credit reporting agencies, creditors, and debt collectors accountable for violating consumer protection laws. If your financial future is in jeopardy, call our office or complete the contact form below to set up a consultation