As we noted earlier in our thoughts on what the economic problems would mean for consumers facing collection, a collection industry report indicates that more collection lawsuits are being filed. The reasons? As “Inside ARM” indicates:
Kaulkin Ginsberg Director Mark Russell gave a couple of reasons for the up-tick in debt collection lawsuits. He said, “I believe that the rise in collections lawsuits is happening for two reasons: 1) collectors want to be top of mind with debtors, and 2) because we are heading into tax return season and creditors and debt buyers may be pursuing judgments more aggressively to utilize tax returns to resolve outstanding debt.”
The report concludes as follows:
Like businesses, consumers are also getting a break from the stereotypically horrid pursuits of debt collection lawyers. “Courts feel they’d like to see us resolve something amicably; certainly some have more sympathy towards consumers,” Stein said.
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