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Creditors' Rights - Options for Getting Your Clients to Pay

Clients who refuse to pay for services rendered are not only frustrating but can represent a real threat to your company's bottom line. Fortunately, creditors have recourse at their disposal. But taking self-help measures is not always the right way to go. Here are some strategies to help you collect from delinquent clients without resorting to strong-arm techniques that could put your company at risk.

More credit-bureau data changes taking effect in September

We recently posted information about steps being taken to improve the quality of consumer data that the three major credit bureaus use to evaluate people's creditworthiness. In that blog post, we explained that Experian, TransUnion and Equifax entered into a settlement with 31 state attorneys general called the National Consumer Assistance Plan.

Accuracy of credit-bureau data to improve July 1

Beginning July 1, the three major credit bureaus will not consider public tax liens or civil judgments in analyzing the consumer creditworthiness unless specific new standards of data reliability are met. This change is pursuant to a settlement called the National Consumer Assistance Plan that involves these bureaus - Experian, TransUnion and Equifax - as well as the attorneys general from 31 states.

Putting a small business debt collector in a position of strength

We represent small business owners in a variety of matters, but an important part of our practice is helping these clients collect debts owed to them. We have blogged about this before, particularly about the different approaches to collection that might be taken to secured versus unsecured debts.

How to choose a creditor's rights attorney

Collecting unpaid debt is a complicated process with many rules and requirements to follow. A lawyer can make sure all of your options are explored and protect your rights. The attorney you hire matters when you are a creditor. How do you make sure you hire the right attorney?

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