July 20, 2010

Consumer Lawsuits Against Debt Collectors

Can you go to court and hit back against debt collectors? As the economy continues to struggle, debt collectors are being more aggressive than ever in harassing citizens, allowing more consumer lawsuits to turn the tables and file lawsuits against them.

As debt collectors ue possibly illegal tactics, lawsuits against them are up as much as 60%. Said one lawyer of these lawsuits against debt collectors, "This is definitely increasing in popularity, It's most likely because debt collectors are hurting."

"They said I'd go to jail, lose my family, my home, never see my children again. It was really brutal. It was horrifying. I didn't know I had the right to make it stop. After bawling my eyes out every day, I broke down and one of the ladies at the office told me to get an attorney."

Consumer Lawsuits Against Debt Collectors

Got debt? If you're being harassed by collectors, you may also have a good lawsuit. Lawyers in the debt business say that as collectors get desperate in these tough times, consumers are increasingly fighting back by suing those who use illegal tactics. In Houston, U.S. District Court statistics show lawsuits filed against debt collectors under a federal consumer protection law are up 60 percent the first quarter of this year, compared with the same time last year.

Consumer Lawsuits Against Debt Collectors

Posted at July 20, 2010 3:28 PM