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National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

We’ve seen a tremendous influx of filings by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust across Pennsylvania.  National Collegiate Trust (NCT) is a company that buys delinquent private student loan accounts and then tries to collect on those accounts.  We have handled dozens of these cases over the last few months.  They are similar to the defense […]

What is a Writ of Execution?

What is a Writ of Execution?

A Writ of Execution is bad news.  This means that you were sued, that you lost, and that you didn’t voluntarily pay the judgment.  The creditor is taking steps to get the money that it is owed.  A Writ of Execution may allow the creditor to garnish a bank account, levy on personal property, or […]

Can a Collection Agency Garnish Wages?

Can a Collection Agency Garnish Wages?

We often have clients calling us who are scared out of their minds… “the collection agency said that they were going to garnish my wages if I don’t pay them $1000 right now”.  Please don’t fall for this scare tactic.  Despite their threats to do so, a collection agency cannot garnish wages in Pennsylvania.  Wages […]

Judgments – What do I do now?

Judgments – What do I do now?

We receive a few phone calls each day from someone who has allowed a judgment to be entered against them.  What do I do now? is the question that is most often asked.  Well, it depends upon your timing.  If the judgment was just entered, then you might be able to file an appeal.  Generally, […]

Credit Card Lawsuits – DO NOT Represent Yourself

Credit Card Lawsuits – DO NOT Represent Yourself

It is amazing to me how many people choose to represent themselves in credit card lawsuits.  I imagine the scenario is this:  get served with a lawsuit, browse google for a few minutes to see how to defend a case, end up in a debtor’s internet chat room, take advice from a McDonald’s employee who […]

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust

12 February 2014

We’ve seen a tremendous influx of filings by National Collegiate Student Loan Trust across Pennsylvania.  National Collegiate Trust (NCT) is a company that buys delinquent private student loan accounts and then tries to collect on those accounts.  We have handled dozens of these cases over the last few months.  They are similar to the defense […]

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What is a Writ of Execution?

What is a Writ of Execution?

10 October 2013

A Writ of Execution is bad news.  This means that you were sued, that you lost, and that you didn’t voluntarily pay the judgment.  The creditor is taking steps to get the money that it is owed.  A Writ of Execution may allow the creditor to garnish a bank account, levy on personal property, or […]

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Can a Collection Agency Garnish Wages?

Can a Collection Agency Garnish Wages?

01 June 2013

We often have clients calling us who are scared out of their minds… “the collection agency said that they were going to garnish my wages if I don’t pay them $1000 right now”.  Please don’t fall for this scare tactic.  Despite their threats to do so, a collection agency cannot garnish wages in Pennsylvania.  Wages […]

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Judgments – What do I do now?

Judgments – What do I do now?

29 May 2013

We receive a few phone calls each day from someone who has allowed a judgment to be entered against them.  What do I do now? is the question that is most often asked.  Well, it depends upon your timing.  If the judgment was just entered, then you might be able to file an appeal.  Generally, […]

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Credit Card Lawsuits – DO NOT Represent Yourself

Credit Card Lawsuits – DO NOT Represent Yourself

30 January 2013

It is amazing to me how many people choose to represent themselves in credit card lawsuits.  I imagine the scenario is this:  get served with a lawsuit, browse google for a few minutes to see how to defend a case, end up in a debtor’s internet chat room, take advice from a McDonald’s employee who […]

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Equable Ascent

Equable Ascent

30 January 2013

We’ve come across a new debt buyer by the name of Equable Ascent.  They have been buying a large amount of defaulted accounts recently as we have noticed their name on the court docket many times recently.  We’ve had several cases with them over the last few months and we’ve noticed that they have been […]

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Discover Bank beat down!

Discover Bank beat down!

30 January 2013

We just had a tremendous victory against Discover Bank.  Discover had sued our client in small claims court.  They were not overly prepared and we won convincingly. Discover filed an appeal and immediately commenced discovery.  (Discovery is the process of asking for information about a case, it is very time intensive and detailed).  After answering […]

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Checking Account Garnishment

Checking Account Garnishment

09 July 2012

Can my checking account be garnished?  Huge topic at our office right now. The answer is a big MAYBE. It really depends upon the circumstances. First off, let’s explain that a checking account garnishment cannot occur in any circumstance until the creditor obtains a judgment against you (there are limited exceptions, but for purposes of […]

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Property Tax Appeals Allegheny County

Property Tax Appeals Allegheny County

21 May 2012

Until recently, 2002 was the last time county officials performed a Property Tax Assessment on property in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  For years people speculated about when a new assessment would take place.  In December of 2011, it finally did, and when the new numbers came out, a lot of people’s property taxes shot through the […]

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What can a collector do to me?

What can a collector do to me?

14 May 2012

This is the number one question at my law office right now, everyone wants to know what the creditor can do to them.  I usually do not answer this question until I ask several of my own questions first.  Who is pursuing you?  That is the most important quesiton that I ask in every case.  […]

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Credit Card Lawsuits

If you are faced with a credit card lawsuit, whether its an original creditor or a junk debt buyer, contact my office at 412-823-8003 right away. We offer a free, no obligation review of any credit card based lawsuit that is filed in PA.

FDCPA Attorneys

Many Debt Collectors threaten people, that's a fact. Threats of wage garnishment, jail, fraud charges and contacting employers, friends and relatives happens every day to people just like you. The truth is that most of these threats are illegal. If a debt collector is threatening you, contact our office at 412-823-8003 for a free initial consultation.