“Start your Engines,” is Indiana’s state slogan. Typical of Indiana’s reputation for speed, “the fast pace of the litigation and the people with whom I work” are what the author of the Indiana paper published last week enjoys most about his job. “Start your engines” and get up to speed on what’s in this third group of five white papers published on The National List’s website. Read below to get just a taste of the laws in each of the states and a short introduction to the author. Today’s blog covers Feb. 18th through the 22nd.
On the same day that the paper was published, a blog about the author and the firm he/she represents appeared on InsideARM.com. You can go here to read the full blogs and to the links below or to our website under Legal Resources to read the papers. Remember, you must be registered on the NL Website in order to download the complete white paper. Registration is free and easy.Georgia Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Mark A. Moore, Senior Partner, Lazega & Johanson, LLC, Posted: 02/18/2013
Covering the entire state of Georgia, Lazega & Johanson’s customer portfolio includes some of the biggest names in the commercial, retail and debt buying marketplace. Author Mark Moore enjoys “finding unique ways to locate and collect money for my clients from debtors who refuse to work with the creditors amicably.” Using the legal collection channel in Georgia can be tricky, as the state has 159 counties, and each county sets its own filing fees. Determining the proper venue is a must.Hawaii Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Marvin Dang, Posted: 02/19/2013
For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang have assisted local, national, and global clients with their legal needs throughout the State of Hawaii. People in Hawaii live on seven of the eight major islands. There are courts on most of them. The only feasible way to travel between islands for court appearances is by airplane. With their statewide practice, Marvin’s firm is able to handle cases in all state and federal courts throughout Hawaii. He is a former Hawaii State legislator.Idaho Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Jeffrey M. Wilson & Christopher R. Moore, Wilson and McColl, Posted: 02/20/2013
The firm of Wilson and McColl is dedicated to actively serving the community. Firm attorneys continually represent pro-bono, underprivileged clients. They have been with The National List since 1989, almost 24 years! Managing Partner and author Jeffrey M. Wilson received the award for Mountain States Super Lawyer for Creditor’s Rights. Judgments in Idaho last for five years and can be renewed for an additional five years. This often makes it difficult for debtors to escape their obligations.Illinois Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Sam J. Fratantoni, Arthur B. Adler & Associates, Ltd., Posted: 02/21/2013
Author Sam Fratantoni revised this paper just before publication in order to add information on the new ordinance just passed requiring debt collectors who collect against debtors residing in Chicago to obtain a Chicago business license. Aside from statutory penalties, a failure to comply can result in revocation of the debt collector’s license, which then cannot be reinstated for a period of four years. Arthur B. Adler & Associates has handled retail and commercial collection matters throughout Illinois since 1972.Indiana Debt Collection Laws Submitted by: Michael L. Starzec, Litigation Manager at Blitt and Gaines, PC, Posted: 02/22/2013
Blitt and Gaines offer retail and commercial recovery expertise, as well as creditor bankruptcy services throughout Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. In this paper, author Michael Starzec includes an account of how an antiquated law related to the statute of limitations was modernized in the state. It concerns matters where a plaintiff commenced an action which fails for any reason. Be sure to check it out. Michael has been working in the debt collection industry for 16 years.
Additional papers published to date include Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana.
By Marti Lythgoe, NL Editor