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Urge the U.S. Senate to Uphold Strong Robocall Consumer Protections

Congress is moving on legislation to stop unwanted robocalls off our cell phones and it is at a critical juncture. The House just passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act and telemarketers, scammers, and debt collectors are officially on notice! Now it is critical that your U.S. Senators hear from consumers like you abused by harassing [...]

Urge the U.S. Senate to Uphold Strong Robocall Consumer Protections2019-08-02T15:26:35-05:00

National Consumer Law Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating our Legacy, Launching our Future November 15, 2019 7PM-9:30PM Boston Sheraton Hotel On November 15, 2019 the National Consumer Law Center will commemorate five decades of high-impact advocacy for consumer rights and economic justice, and launch our next chapter in the presence of 750 consumer attorneys, advocates, and activists from our Boston hometown [...]

National Consumer Law Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration2019-09-16T13:30:42-05:00

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule: Briefing and Action Items

June 19th 2-3PM (ET) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its Proposed Debt Collection Rule in the Federal Register and comments are due August 19. Join us on June 19, 20192:00-3:00PM (ET) for a Briefing and Strategy Session co-sponsored by the National Consumer Law Center and Americans for Financial Reform. We will discuss what [...]

CFPB’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule: Briefing and Action Items2019-06-17T09:18:28-05:00

Student Loans Archive

Report and Briefs Issue Brief: Federal Student Loan Relief after a Disaster: Your Guide to Short-Term and Long-Term Options, January 2018 (1-page Guide to Short-Term Relief with Two Quick Calls) Préstamos Estudiantiles Después de un Desastre Natural: Su Guía Sobre Opciones de Asistencia a Corto y Largo Plazo, Enero 2018 Préstamos Federales Estudiantiles Después de [...]

Student Loans Archive2019-08-23T10:17:35-05:00

For-Profit and Predatory Schools

Policy Analysis Reports & Briefs Issue Paper: Defend the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense Rule (2017) Updated Report: Ensuring Educational Integrity: 10 Steps to Improve State Oversight of For-Profit Schools (2014) Update to Step 2: Protecting Online Education Students (2015) Improving college success for poor students (2014) The Sallie Mae Saga: A Government-Created, Student Debt [...]

For-Profit and Predatory Schools2019-09-10T10:33:08-05:00

Private Student Loans

Policy Analysis Reports & Briefs Report: Going to School on Robo-signing: How to Help Borrowers and Stop the Abuses in Private Student Loan Collection Cases (2014) Report: The Sallie Mae Saga: A Government-Created, Student Debt Fueled Profit Machine (2014) Report: Searching for Relief: Desperate Borrowers and the Growing Student Loan “Debt Relief” Industry (2013) Report: [...]

Private Student Loans2019-09-10T10:22:06-05:00

Federal Student Loans

Policy Analysis Reports & Briefs Report: Inequitable Judgments Examining Race and Federal Student Loan Collection Lawsuits,  April 2019 Press Release; 2-Page Overview Brief: The Dark Side of Payroll Withholding to Repay Student Loans, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) Report: Voices of Despair: Student Borrowers Trapped in Poverty When Government Seizes Their Earned Income Tax Credit [...]

Federal Student Loans2019-09-10T10:20:18-05:00

Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus L.L.P.

On March 20, 2019, the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus L.L.P. examined liability for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that are committed in non-judicial foreclosures. This webpage provides resources to consumer attorneys litigating FDCPA cases arising from foreclosures. This webpage will be updated as more materials [...]

Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus L.L.P.2019-07-18T13:58:41-05:00

Legal Services and Payday Loans: Help for Us, Help for You

  April 17, 2019 at 2:00-2:30PM (ET) Speakers: Lauren Saunders, Associate Director (National Consumer Law Center) Dana Wiggins, Director of Outreach and Financial Advocacy (Virginia Poverty Law Center) Join us for a quick, 30-minute webinar designed for legal services organizations on how you can help us defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) payday loan [...]

Legal Services and Payday Loans: Help for Us, Help for You2019-06-04T11:11:28-05:00