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Struggling Renters Protected By New CFPB Rule

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just added new rules to protect struggling renters.  Effective May 3, 2021, debt collectors must advise renters of their rights in eviction actions.  With nearly 9 million households behind on rent due to COVID-19, there is still need for greater eviction protections. Debt collectors were always prohibited from misrepresenting…

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The COVID-19 Effect: Managing Mortgages

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Thanks to the National Association of Consumer Advocates for this informative content. Mortgage delinquencies hit a five-year high in May as COVID-19 battered the economy and household finances. With record numbers of Americans out of work, many are concerned about being able to keep up with payments on their homes. State and federal governments quickly…

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CVLS Launches New COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Program

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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”) just announced its launch of a COVID-19 mortgage relief program. Right now, the CARES Act allows struggling homeowners with federally-backed mortgages to seek mortgage relief. Payments may be paused for between six months and one year and once payments resume, homeowners may qualify for loan modifications or other payment options.…

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Committed to Consumer Justice – COVID-19 Action Plan

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As we face challenging times, I want to assure our clients, friends, and colleagues that we remain committed to consumer justice. While the firm will be employing remote work for the foreseeable future, and courts are now closed to non-essential business, here is what we are doing: (1) maintaining contacts – potential and current clients…

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Identity Theft and Data Security

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Identity theft and data security top the consumer concern list. From data breaches to credit and debit card compromises, more and more consumers are impacted. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a question of if your data will be stolen but when. A new crop of businesses now promise consumer protection. Some offer “dark web” checks. The…

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