What Can A Debtor Do If They Believe A Creditor Violated The Law?

The debtor has the right to sue a creditor in a state or federal court within one year from the date the debtor believes the law was violated. If debtor wins, they may recover money for the damages they suffered. Court costs and attorney`s fees also can be recovered. A group of people also may sue a creditor and recover money for damages up to $500,000, or one percent of the creditors net worth, whichever is less.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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