Our friend Robert Duff has a good post on being sued by debt collectors. He discusses the problems that debt collectors and debt buyers face (such as not being able to prove their case) and also ways that it can be practical to hire a consumer lawyer to defend you if you have been sued. We are amazed when we look on the Alabama court system and see in Jefferson County (Birmingham area) alone that there are hundreds of cases filed every month by debt collectors and debt buyers who cannot or will not prove they own the debt and the Alabama consumer owes it.
Please feel free to contact us if you have been sued by a debt buyer as you have options in defending the case and in potentially suing the debt buyer for violating the law (suing on an old cell phone bill or putting false information on credit reports, etc).
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