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  • Motor Vehicle Repossessions: Consumer Debt Advice from NCLC

    The focus of this article is on motor vehicle repossession including limits on self-help repossessions, ten strategies to prevent repossessions, six steps to take after your car is repossessed, and advice on responding to the creditor’s demand for additional payment even after the repossession. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • Arbitration and Mediation

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Automobile Repossession

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on your rights regarding the repossession of your vehicle. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Billing Errors

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights under the Fair Credit Billing Act. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Bringing Suit Before a Magisterial District Judge

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Closed End Credit

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on credit agreements requiring you to repay a predetermined amount, on specific dates, making a specific number of payments. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Cobradores de Deuda

    As part of it's ongoing effort to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community, the FTC has developed a series of “fotonovelas” in Spanish. In this fotonovela, the main character, Juan, goes to a financial seminar where he learns his rights about dealing with debt collectors. He learns about situations where debt collector’s practices are unfair and illegal. He also learns where to go for information and to file a complaint. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Debt Collection Lawsuits

    Information on debt collection lawsuits from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services
  • Defending a Lawsuit

    Information on how to defend a lawsuit from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Harassment

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the offense of Harassment. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Know Your Rights In Debt Collection

    Information from the Allegheny County Bar Association discussed on the February 7, 2012 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live program. If you are continually receiving delinquency notices and debt collectors are always calling, here are some commonly asked questions and some tips to help navigate through this tough time. Content Detail

    By:
    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Magisterial District Courts

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the operation of Magisterial District Courts in Pennsylvania. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Philadelphia County: Forms Center

    Forms provided by The Philadelphia Courts - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania for use in the courts. Content Detail

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    The Philadelphia Courts - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Property Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on issues related to Philadelphia Real Estate Taxes. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Small Claims Court

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the operation of the Magisterial District Court in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association