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Jul
13

Why EVERY Georgia Driver Should Have a Copy of their Insurance Policy

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Auto Accident, Blog, Personal Injury

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It should come as no surprise that Georgia requires that motor vehicles be insured in the event of accident or injury.  The minimum policy requirements for any policy issued in the State of Georgia demand that there is coverage for liability in the amount of at least “$25,000 for bodily injury or death to one […]

Jul
13

Dismissal with prejudice vs. Dismissal without prejudice

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Articles, Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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Whats the difference between a dismissal with prejudice and a dismissal without prejudice?   Depending on the circumstances and the specific details of the case at hand, there is a big difference between  a dismissal without prejudice and a dismissal with prejudice.  A dismissal without prejudice, sometimes referred to as a DWOP, means that the […]

Jul
13

How do I know if the amount demanded by the debt collector or debt buyer is accurate?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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Debt buyers file lawsuits demanding amounts that may not be familiar to you.  It is important that you know down to the penny how they calculated that amount and whether or not they are illegally collection interest or fees they are not entitled to collect.    One of the most important questions a person can ask […]

Jul
13

Why Should I Refuse To Give My Personal Information to a Debt Collector?

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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When speaking with a debt collector on the phone, DON’T be your own worst enemy! Debt Collectors and their attorneys can often get some of the most useful and destructive information from the consumer himself or herself.   Debt Collectors are trained in how to get personal information, such as dates of birth, social security […]

Jun
27

Riding in cars with boys….and 1600 tablets of ecstasy MDMA

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Criminal Defense

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State v. Martin D. Martin is a 23 year old girl who travelled to Georgia from her home in Mississippi. Traveling with her were her boyfriend, G. Heard, and his friend, T.Fellows, whom she had only met on one occasion. The three of them came to Georgia for a weekend away and so that she […]

Jun
27

Do Not Become a Victim of a Secret Shopper Scam

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Criminal Defense

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Over the course of the past year or two, we have seen a rise in the number of clients who have fallen prey to the “Secret Shopper” scam or something similar. This is a scam that most often begins with an email offering either a job or sweepstakes win that seems too good to be […]

May
28

Garnishments: An ounce of prevention worth a pound of the cure

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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Recently, more and more calls are coming into my office concerning garnishments and people wanting to contest them.   A garnishment is a court proceeding in which a judgment-holder attempts to seize money from someone’s bank account, paycheck, or other property interest to satisfy a debt that the court has determined is owed.  These are mostly […]

May
28

The Value of Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Auto Accident, Blog, Personal Injury

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One of the most devastating moments for some of my clients comes after a collision has taken place and they have been seriously hurt.  The devastation at that point is not necessarily the fact that they were injured in a car wreck, but learning that the insurance that they have been paying for does not […]

May
02

Nightline: Woman Fights to Collect $10 million Judgment from Abusive Debt Collectors FDCPA Violations

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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On April 25, 2012, Nightline aired a segment, “Woman Fights to Collect from Collectors”  [View Nightline Episode Here] in which a woman won a $10,086,000 judgment against abusive debt collector “RFA” for harassment and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  RFA is an outfit run by Asset & Capital Managent Group ACM Group in Tustin California.  The woman details […]

Mar
16

Free Debt Collection Consumer Education Clinic

Posted by Dan Dewoskin in Blog, Debt Collection Defense

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FREE Debt Collection Consumer Education Clinic! Volunteer attorneys educating the public about debt collection lawsuits May 29, 2012 June 12 & 26, 2012 July 10 & 24, 2012 August 7 & 21, 2012 5:30-7:00 pm Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Library. 215 Sycamore Street,Decatur, Georgia 30030 Are you struggling with debt?  If you have been sued […]

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