Archive for New York

10 Repo Agents Agree to Stop Working for Title Loan Co’s in NY

Title loan lenders are under fire from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced this week that he reached “agreements” with 10 repossession agents to stop accepting their repossession assignments. Title loan companies do not establish a physical presence in New York to avoid  its 16 percent maximum loan interest rate for unlicensed lenders, according to a press

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NY Appellate Court Has Harsh Words for Activist Judge

A jurist praised by the New York Times for his administration of credit card collection cases was recently the subject of a harsh rebuke from a New York appellate court for the same judicial practices.

Lawyer and Non-Lawyer Supervision — A Lesson in Avoiding an Ethical Transgression

For several years my attorney ethics presentations and papers have emphasized that lawyer supervision and particularly non-lawyer supervision, in my experience, is an area of concern for attorneys who practice debt collection law. A recent opinion from New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, concerning the conduct of a debt collection law firm provides an example of

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