A large number of collection lawsuits are filed in Cook County, more than 70,000 per year*. Most of these lawsuits are filed by companies that purchase debts from others, called debt buyers. Consumers may recognize some of these companies on the collection letters they have received: Midland, LVNC, Portfolio Recovery, Asset Acceptance, etc.
Debtors Legal Clinic volunteers can advise consumers on how to make sure they owe the debt claimed, and how to ensure they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. In some cases an attorney or licensed law student can represent a consumer in court.
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* Loyola Consumer Law Review Symposium, Debt Collection in the Modern Economy, (April 5, 2013).