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Your Rights Following A Car Repossession

May 9, 2011

In California, a consumer generally has two rights following a car repossession. The first right is to “reinstate” the contract by paying all amounts past due, plus any applicable delinquency charges, collection and repossession costs. Depending on the basis for the repossession, the consumer may be required to satisfy any liens or encumberances on the…

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iwatchvideo: Auto Dealer Fraud

April 25, 2011

The Center for Public Integrity recently spoke with Jack Fitzgerald, an auto dealer and critic of his industry. Below is a video with the interview, from iwatchvideo’s channel on YouTube. Mr. Fitzgerald speaks about some common scams in his industry, and also about things he believes should change.

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Collection Calls for Someone Else

April 15, 2011

I was recently interviewed by Gerri Detweiler for an article on credit.com regarding collection calls for someone else. I hope you enjoy the article, which I believe is informative and timely in light of the continued increase in automation of debt collection communications and bulk sales of consumer debts.

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Consumer Protection Laws & Small Business Owners

April 13, 2011

Credit.com has posted a good piece on Congressional efforts to extend the protections of new credit card laws to small businesses. You can link to the post here. Extending credit card protections to small business owners certainly is a start, but it should not be the end. I also would like to see the protection…

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