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Schlanger Law Group LLP Sues High Volume Debt Collection Law Firm, Debt Buyer for FDCPA Violations

On July 5, 2018, the Schlanger Law Group LLP and Syracuse-based Law Offices of Anthony J. Pietrafesa  filed a class action lawsuit against the Law Offices of Steven Cohen LLC, Steven Cohen, and Velocity Investments LLC. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants routinely engage in post-judgment collection of alleged debts without providing the notice required by section 1692(g) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The... Read More

Schlanger Law Group LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit against West Creek Financial for Unfair and Deceptive Rent-To-Own Practices

NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, consumer protection law firm Schlanger Law Group LLP filed a class action complaint against West Creek Financial, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint alleges that West Creek employed deceptive, unfair, and deficient rent-to-own agreements and otherwise violated New York law in its financing and servicing of rent-to-own agreements. The named plaintiff, Rawle Daisley, agreed to finance a laptop computer and speakers from Electronics For Best in 2017. Mr.... Read More

Schlanger Law Group LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank for Misrepresenting Mortgage Loan Interest Rates

Schlanger Law Group LLP New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2018 - On Friday, Manhattan-based consumer protection law firm Schlanger Law Group LLP, along with Seattle-based co-counsel Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, filed a class action complaint against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The complaint alleges that Wells Fargo misrepresented initial interest rates on residential real estate loans involving interest rate buydown agreements. The complaint alleges that... Read More

New York Appellate Court Restricts Application of Doctrine Estopping Civil Defendants from Asserting Lack of Service

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2018 - New York courts have long held that a civil defendant who failed to update his or her mailing address with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) could not assert lack of service if service was made at the address on file with the DMV. In a significant victory for consumers, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department held on May 17 that this doctrine could not be applied... Read More