Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

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Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby LST Radio » Mon May 11, 2015 12:36 am

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Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]



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This episode is presented by The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp.

What did you just call me? Many Americans are late -- way late -- on their debt obligations. But debt does not entitle a debt collector to use racial epithets, shame consumers, or call them at certain times. In fact, these practices are illegal.

In this episode, Minnesota consumer rights lawyer and William Mitchell College of Law alumnus Pete Barry explains the federal law that drives his law practice. What does Pete do? "I sue debt collectors." He uses this phrase on his website, as well as at cocktail parties. Explaining what he does in such simple, yet clear terms helps him market to those who don't realize they've been legally harmed.

Pete has owned his own firm since he graduated law school nearly 20 years ago. He describes important criteria for taking a client, what's at the core of every lawsuit, and why we're all better off for the accountability he causes.

This episode is hosted by Debby Merritt, a law professor at Ohio State University. It is sponsored by Barbri Law Preview and Top-Law-Schools.com.

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby jenesaislaw » Mon May 11, 2015 11:47 am

This is the first episode of season 2. For the next 11 weeks, we'll have a new episode every Monday morning.

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby secadc11 » Wed May 13, 2015 10:19 am

This one was really interesting; thanks for these.

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby starry eyed » Wed May 13, 2015 8:59 pm

nice article, but it would have been better to leave out that he graduated from William Mitchell School of Law

it's doubtful that TLSers will take him seriously now

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 13, 2015 11:04 pm

I disagree with the above comment. Success as a lawyer in a small firm has very little to do with law school attended. Being a great student does not assure one of being a great lawyer.

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby secadc11 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:00 am

William & Mitchell was also more respected back when he attended.

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Re: Suing Debt Collectors (MN): Consumer Protection Federal Litigation [Small Firm]

Postby jenesaislaw » Thu May 14, 2015 6:33 pm

WM is still highly respected in Minnesota, despite the merger with Hamline.


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