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Bankruptcy lawyer suspended for 'screwing banks' ads
Published on: 1/18/2016
Consumer bankruptcy attorney agreed to remove the “screwing banks” language from his ads for debtor bankruptcy services, along with statements that said, “Keep your property,” “Stop wage garnishments,” “Stop home foreclosure” and “Stop vehicle repossession” because the statements violated an ethics rule regarding misleading communications about a lawyer’s services. The rule bars statements that omit facts necessary to make the statement as a whole not materially misleading.
11th Circuit Upholds $30,000 in Punitive Damages for Stay Violation
Published on: 1/13/2016
A debt collector was socked with $40,000 in punitive damages and attorneys’ fees for trying to save money by using poorly trained nonattorneys.