Abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices can destroy an individual’s credit, financial independence, and dignity. We can help.
Debt can eliminate future financial opportunities, trapping people in a cycle of perpetual debt and despair. It can limit a financially dependent spouse’s ability to flee an abusive partner, create a barrier to education and job mobility, and lead to a loss of housing and homelessness. For many, debt can feel like an insurmountable challenge to overcome.
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Our attorneys fight zealously for the rights of individuals and families who have become victims of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection and lending practices and help get them out of debt. Here are some of the legal issues our lawyers can help with:
- Defending clients in credit card, auto lending, medical, and student loan debt proceedings
- Fighting against unjust foreclosure and lending practices
- Assisting clients in filing for a Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy discharge
- Bringing impact cases to stop predatory debt collection and consumer fraud
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NYLAG is part of the solution to resolving people’s debt
On November 11, 2022, ASA College, the subject of a NYLAG class action lawsuit in 2014, lost its accreditation. NYLAG’s Jessica Ranucci spoke with Documented about ASA’s history of predatory marketing practices targeting immigrant students.
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection found that advertisements made by the for-profit ASA college violated the City’s Consumer Protection Law by preying on vulnerable immigrants with deceptive marketing and advertising. This article from Documented cites NYLAG’s previous fight against deceptive advertising by ASA through our class action lawsuit against the college in 2014.
NYLAG’s Noelle Eberts spoke to Prism about the increase in deed theft and real estate scams against Black and brown homeowners in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.