Protecting Consumer Rights - Presented By SmithMarco, P.C.
SmithMarco, P.C. is a private law firm dedicated to representing consumers and protecting their rights. Managing partners Larry Smith and David Marco have been practicing consumer protection for over 35 years combined, and have successfully defended consumers in thousands of cases. They are experienced debt collection practices act attorneys and credit report and background dispute lawyers who can ensure that your rights are protected, debt collector harassment stops, and that credit and background report errors are corrected depending on your needs.
If you feel your rights have been violated in regards to debt collection, credit report errors, background check errors, consumer fraud, or lemon laws, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free case review or give us a call at 888-822-1777.
Recent Protecting Consumer Rights Blog Posts
Debt collectors collecting on mortgage loans have been sued
under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") for
violations of the statute. If you are a home owner and have
fallen behind on payments, you are more than likely aware
of the lengths a collector will go to collect a mortgage loan debt
even at the risk of violating the law.More >
So many more consuimers are aware today about the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act and the protections it provides.
Still, collector abuse continues to be on the rise, and knowing the
law will insure you are not taken advantage of by a
collector. More >
SmithMarco was taken to task by Nissan on a lemon law case, and
once again, pulled off a victory for the consumer. After a
three day trial in Springfield, Illinois, a twelve person jury
found in favor of the consumer, awarding her damage for her lemon
Having a collector contact you can be quite
concerning. Another very real concern is regarding
contact with people in your life about the debt. How about if
the collector actually shows up at your home.More >
Do you receive calls from an auto-dialer? Learn more about
the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.More >
The CFBP announced new expectations for collections agencies to
reduce and prevent conduct that may be harmful to
consumers. More >
Were you sued for a debt in a county that you did not reside nor
had any connection with the debt?More >
Learn about the requirements for background checks.More >
The collection of time-barred debts and whether it violates
the FDCPA varies among circuit courts.More >