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2014-09-11 16:27:52

CEO Pat Morris Issues Statement Regarding the Real Work Done in Best Practices and the Resolution of Medical Accounts. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept.

2011-01-31 08:55:00

Proprietary school loans viewed as loss leaders to keep federal aid flowing, attractive to investors, harm students BOSTON, Jan.

2010-11-18 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer advocates at the National Consumer Law Center and the National Community Action Foundation are calling on Congress to restore funding to the highly effective federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

2010-07-15 09:30:00

BOSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Debt companies pursuing consumers with a small army of collectors have swamped small claims courts with lawsuits and left a trail of abuses that, in 2009, led consumers to file more than 120,000 complaints with federal regulators. "The Debt Machine: How the Collection Industry Hounds Consumers and Overwhelms Courts," released today by the National Consumer Law Center, shows an urgent need for stronger and updated consumer protections. "The recession...

2010-03-11 09:00:00

BOSTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dozens of consumers, repossession agents and bystanders have been killed, injured or traumatized in self-help repossessions done under state laws that allow automobile dealers and lenders to take cars without court action or the involvement of law enforcement. That is the key finding of a report issued today by the National Consumer Law Center, which compiles and analyzes existing state laws and regulations on automobile repossessions, and...

2009-09-23 12:00:00

NCLC Looks at 25 Programs in 14 States: CA, CT, FL, IN, KY, ME, MI, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR and PA; Mediation Programs Seen as Faltering For Same Reasons as Struggling Federal Voluntary Foreclosure Modification Efforts WASHINGTON, Sept.


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