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Consumer Rights

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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For-Profit ASA College Deceived Immigrant Students, NYC Says

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.

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