Creditors' Rights

3 ABA Journal Creditors' Rights articles.

Suspended lawyer can’t shield home in bankruptcy from malpractice judgment, 7th Circuit says
A suspended Illinois lawyer who had owned his home as a tenant by the entirety before his wife’s death won’t be able to shield the property in bankruptcy from a former client who won a default malpractice judgment.
Few people seek legal solutions to their justice problems, worldwide survey finds

About half of people surveyed from around the world said they experienced a recent civil legal problem, but most did not turn to lawyers and courts.

The study by the…

Consumer agency alleges law firm collected money from people who may not owe debts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit alleging that a New York law firm used nonlawyers and automation to collect consumer debt “without meaningful attorney involvement.”

The…




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