Blog Posts in 2015

  • 85% Debt Reduction on Stephen Einstein Lawsuit

    || 11-Dec-2015

    This particular client contacted our office for assistance after receiving a notice of a lawsuit. The company suing them was JH Portfolio Debt Equities, which claims to have purchased the debt from the original creditor, Citibank. The amount of the claim was nearly $7,500. We responded to the Complaint with a Verified Answer and included a Counterclaim under New York General Business Law. ...
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  • Federal Student Loan Disability Discharge - Approved

    || 10-Dec-2015

    Our office takes great pride in helping client’s achieve their goals. In this blog, we are highlighting a successful example of a student loan discharge. This particular client contacted the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC for assistance with a federal student loan that was initially disbursed in 1979. Our Client had medical issues that impeded his ability to work and caused unemployment ...
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  • Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Brooklyn, NY - FAQ

    || 9-Nov-2015

    Bankruptcy can be confusing and complicated. Hiring an attorney can make the process tremendously easier for the debtor. Our office handles the bankruptcy planning, so that we can identify red-flags that may interfere with the discharge of debts. We prepare the bankruptcy petition, which is typically in the range of 80 pages. We handle the filing of the bankruptcy with the court, and the ...
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  • Forster & Garbus Settles SLM Student Loan Lawsuit for 70% Off

    || 6-Nov-2015

    In the matters of SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trust v. K.W., two lawsuits were brought in Kings County Supreme Court against a New York defendant by the law firm Forster & Garbus, LLP, for private student loans originated by Sallie Mae. The Plaintiff, SLM Student Loan Trust filed two separate lawsuits against the defendant for a total of approximately $98,500.00, which included the ...
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  • Wells Fargo Student Loans Investigated by CFPB

    || 12-Oct-2015

    New York - The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is investigating Wells Fargo regarding its student loans servicing practices. Although the specifics of the investigation are unclear, it appears that the probe on Wells Fargo began back in late 2014. Wells Fargo is the second largest originator for private student loans in the United States. ...
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  • Selip & Stylianou Settles Midland Funding Lawsuit for 80% Off

    || 9-Oct-2015

    In this case, Midland Funding LLC hired Selip & Stylianou, LLP to bring a lawsuit to collect on a debt that was purchased from an assignee of the original creditor. The claim amount was in excess of $3,150. Upon receiving notice of the Summons and Complaint, the client contacted our office, and after a brief consultation, retained our attorneys for assistance in resolving the lawsuit. As part ...
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  • Stephen Einstein & Associates Settle Lawsuit for 38%

    || 6-Oct-2015

    Upon receiving notice of a lawsuit, a potential client inquired with the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC. After completing a free case evaluation and speaking with one of our lawyers, the client hired our firm for assistance with defense and settlement of the debt. In this case, the law firm of Stephen Einstein & Associates was representing a debt buyer that was attempting to collect on a ...
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  • Super Lawyers Achievement - New York Rising Star - Simon Goldenberg

    || 5-Oct-2015

    Simon Goldenberg, Esq., principal attorney at the Law Office of Simon Goldenberg PLLC has been selected to the 2015 New York Rising Stars list for the area of Consumer Law. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Attorney Goldenberg has been conferred with this award for the consecutive years of 2014 ...
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  • Law Prohibiting Credit Card Surcharge is Upheld in Court

    || 2-Oct-2015

    NEW YORK, September 29 – New York’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a New York law prohibiting the imposition of surcharges on purchases made on credit cards. In a unanimous 3-0 vote, the federal appeals court issued a 57 page decision overturning the 2013 judgement passed by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in the lower courts, which found the ban of the imposition of credit card ...
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  • JPMorgan Chase to Pay $136M to Settle CFPB Claims

    || 11-Sep-2015

    In 2013, the Attorney General of California noticed an abundance of lawsuits filed by JPMorgan-Chase that were flooding their courts. The majority of these lawsuits were debt collection cases against credit card borrowers, for which many of the cases had scant evidence. Based on her observations, Attorney General Harris took civil action against JPMorgan-Chase. Following her action, The state of ...
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  • Can a lawyer help resolve student loans in New York?

    || 4-Sep-2015

    If you're reading this blog, you are probably struggling with student loan debt. You might be on the brink of missing a payment, or you might have already fallen into default. You may be curious as to what a lawyer could do to help resolve your debt. In order for a lawyer to identify how they could be of potential assistance, they first need to establish the types of loans you have as well as ...
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  • Student Loan Debt Crisis Is Growing

    || 3-Sep-2015

    The student loan debt crisis continues to remain a sore eye for students around the country. While many have proposed ideas to combat the crisis, students continue to bear the brunt of the growing crisis. Over the last decade, the total amount of student debt has nearly doubled to $1.19 trillion dollars, with 7 million borrowers in default. While undergraduates are capped at $57,500 in federal ...
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  • Collection Attorneys Battle for Rights in NYC

    || 1-Sep-2015

    On occasion, laws created by a state's different governing bodies will overlap and cause mass confusion. Deciphering the law in these bizarre occasions can be like battle between an immovable object and unstoppable force. Neither governing body has true power over the other, as a result the interpretation is in the hands of the courts What follows usually follows is a shift in the ...
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  • Navient Student Loan Servicer Under Scrunity by CFPB

    || 28-Aug-2015

    Potential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Enforcement Action against Navient (Formerly Known As Sallie Mae) Earlier this month, Navient Solutions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navient Corporation and corporate spinoff of Sallie Mae, informed their shareholders of a potential Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Enforcement Action. Navient is one of the nations largests servicers ...
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  • Action against Pressler and Pressler for FDCPA Violations

    || 25-Aug-2015

    What is a reasonable amount of time for an attorney to review a case prior to instituting litigation? That question is the crux of the ongoing case of Bock v Pressler & Pressler LLP. As it currently stands, the case has entered the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. After a previous ruling stated that Pressler and Pressler failed to meet some of the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection ...
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