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Credit & Debt, Business & Trade, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation
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Scott B Carpenter

Litigation, Commercial Real Estate, Credit & Debt, Business & Trade
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Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate, Credit & Debt
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Corporate, Landlord-Tenant, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy
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Civil Rights, Credit & Debt, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt
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LEGAL TERMS

AUTOMATIC STAY

An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities,... (more...)
An injunction automatically issued by the bankruptcy court when a debtor files for bankruptcy. The automatic stay prohibits most creditor collection activities, such as filing or continuing lawsuits, making written requests for payment, or notifying credit reporting bureaus of an unpaid debt.

REAFFIRMATION

An agreement that a debtor and a creditor enter into after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, in which the debtor agrees to repay all or part of an existing deb... (more...)
An agreement that a debtor and a creditor enter into after a debtor has filed for bankruptcy, in which the debtor agrees to repay all or part of an existing debt after the bankruptcy case is over. For instance, a debtor might make a reaffirmation agreement with the holder of a car note that the debtor can keep the car and must continue to pay the debt after bankruptcy.

FAIR CREDIT BILLING ACT (FCBA)

A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days af... (more...)
A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days after it mailed the bill to you. The company must then correct the mistake, or at least acknowledge receipt of your letter within 30 days, and must correct the error within 90 days or explain why it believes the credit card statement is correct.

CREDIT BUREAU

A private, profit-making company that collects and sells information about a person's credit history. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders and credit... (more...)
A private, profit-making company that collects and sells information about a person's credit history. Typical clients include banks, mortgage lenders and credit card companies that use the information to screen applicants for loans and credit cards. There are three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and Trans Union, and they are regulated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

DOING BUSINESS AS (DBA)

A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or ... (more...)
A situation in which a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. The owner must file a 'fictitious name statement' or similar document with the appropriate agency -- for example, the county clerk. This enables consumers to discover the names of the business owners, which is important if a consumer needs to sue the business.

SUBROGATION

A taking on of the legal rights of someone whose debts or expenses have been paid. For example, subrogation occurs when an insurance company that has paid off i... (more...)
A taking on of the legal rights of someone whose debts or expenses have been paid. For example, subrogation occurs when an insurance company that has paid off its injured claimant takes the legal rights the claimant has against a third party that caused the injury, and sues that third party.

TRADE NAME

The official name of a business, the one it uses on its letterhead and bank account when not dealing with consumers.

CHAPTER 13 PLAN

A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to ... (more...)
A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to pay all mandatory debts -- for example, back child support, taxes, and mortgage arrearages -- as well as some or all unsecured, nonpriority debts, such as medical and credit card bills.

LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER (LDW)

Rental car insurance that makes the rental car company responsible for damage to or theft of a rental car. This insurance is a major consumer ripoff, as it ofte... (more...)
Rental car insurance that makes the rental car company responsible for damage to or theft of a rental car. This insurance is a major consumer ripoff, as it often duplicates coverage provided by the renter's regular car insurance and/or the credit card she uses to rent the car. Nevertheless, hard-sell practices by rental car agents often dupe people into buying LDWs they don't really need. LDW is also called 'collision damage waiver.'

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

SCOTTSDALE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS, INC. v. EULER HERMES AMERICAN CREDIT INDEMNITY COMPANY

... See, eg, ARS § 20-252(8). SCD, which sold interactive electronic "whiteboards" for educational use, purchased a credit insurance policy (the "Policy") from ... Since it is clear, the debtor is disputing the debt and any potential loss payment due you would be held in abeyance until a ...

IN RE BRENDAN G.

... The juvenile court found that the credit charges were reasonably and necessarily incurred to obtain treatment for JP [7] Moreover, this is not a case where it is difficult to determine what portion of the credit debt is attributable to Victim's dental expenses. ...

IN RE MARRIAGE OF McGUCKIN v. McGuckin

... of their children with Wife as the primary residential parent; ordered Husband to pay $418.25 a month in child support; [1] ordered Husband to pay spousal maintenance of one dollar a month for two years; [2] ordered Husband to assume the community credit card debt of $5,709 ...