Daily Archives: February 7, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Keith Ecker  
Don’t Let Collectors Trick You Into Paying Expired Debt

The Federal Trade Commission struck a $2.5 million settlement with one of the country’s largest debt collectors over charges that the company tricked consumers into reviving expired debts.  Asset Acceptance used multiple fraudulent practices to collect old debts. As part of the settlement it must inform consumers whose debts are too old to be legally enforceable—also called time-barred debts—that it will not sue to collect on them.   In a statement issued by the FTC, the director of the agency’s …

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Posted 5 years ago in Litigation by Aaron Kase  
When is it Okay to Use GPS Trackers?

An emotionally distant husband, stepping out mysteriously in the evenings. A delivery truck driver taking hours longer than expected to complete his routes. A teenager coming home glassy-eyed and loopy while her grades fall precipitously. Each cause for suspicion, for the jilted spouse, skeptical boss or worried parents. With the advent of inexpensive GPS technology, we now possess the tools to track our wayward lovers, employees and children—but how far can we go without violating the privacy of our target …

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Posted 5 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Mike Mintz  
Traffic Cam Bans: Is Big Brother Watching You in Your State?

George Orwell’s book “1984” envisioned a dark future of war, totalitarian rule and constant surveillance by the government through cameras everywhere.  Many drivers feel that the growing forests of traffic cameras are bringing Orwell’s dark scenario to America’s highways. Traffic enforcement cameras are unmanned, automatic ticketing machines used by municipalities to enforce traffic laws. The two most typical installations across the United States are red light cameras and speed enforcement cameras. Red light cameras are triggered to take snapshots of …

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