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Midland Funding is on my Credit Report? Will They Sue Me?

Long before debt buyers like Midland Funding file a lawsuit they start the whole debt collection process by showing up on your credit report. Soon after you will receive a letter or two entitled the “Pre-Legal Notification”...more

Sued by Midland Funding? 3 Reasons Trial May Not Be a Good Option

Most of the Midland Funding lawsuits I defend on behalf of my clients end up in trial. It is my experience that Midland Funding often doesn’t give decent settlements offers prior to trial and the odds of winning your lawsuit...more

The Dangers in Representing Yourself in Your Debt Collection Lawsuit

I fully understand that in many debt collection lawsuits it doesn’t make a lot of sense for people to hire a lawyer. If you are being sued by a debt buyer like Midland Funding for $1,000 it doesn’t make a lot of sense to...more

Make Debt Collectors Validate the Debt

I do a lot of trials in debt collection cases against debt buyers such as Midland Funding, Encore Capital, Portfolio Recovery, and Calvary SPV. A common tactic of these debt buying companies at trial is to bring up the issue...more

Open the Door! Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Being Served in Your Debt Collection Lawsuit

Over the years I have noticed that I revisit the topic of whether or not you should avoid the process server in your debt collection lawsuit. It is usually spurred on by a person I meet with in a consultation who had a...more

3 Strategies for Defending Low Value Debt Collection Lawsuits

Getting sued – no matter how large or small the amount being sued for – can be a very stressful situation. Surprisingly, some debt buyers like Midland Funding and Portfolio Recovery Associates will file lawsuits to recover...more

How to Win Your Case Against Midland Funding

Midland Funding lawsuits always seem to come at the worst possible time (is there ever really a “good” time to be sued?). Midland Funding often seems to file the debt collection lawsuit right before the statue of limitations...more

Should You Fight Your Midland Funding Lawsuit or File for Bankruptcy?

Being sued by a debt collector like Midland Funding can be the tipping point that leads many families to file for bankruptcy. But is it the best option in your situation? Bankruptcy will stop the debt collection lawsuit...more

The Difference Between Midland Credit Management and Midland Funding and Why You Should Care

If you are being sued by Midland Funding you have no doubt met Midland Funding’s evil twin – Midland Credit Management, Inc. Most people simply refer jointly to these companies as “Midland” and press forward trying to figure...more

Will You Win Your Case Against Midland Funding?

Will you win? Anyone who has been sued by Midland Funding is faced with this question when deciding what they should do. Do you fight it – push the case to trial and hope to get a judgment in your favor? Or do you try and...more

Watch Out for This Sneaky Debt Buyer Tactic!

Recently I had a conversation with an attorney who represents Midland Funding, LLC here in Arizona. He said that about 95% of Midland Funding cases are filed in the Arizona Justice Courts. In Arizona, debt collection cases...more

5 Things to Consider Before You Take on Midland Funding By Yourself… (#3 Might Surprise You)

Should you represent yourself in your debt collection lawsuit with Midland Funding, LLC? Many people who get sued by a debt collector often take up the battle alone – spending late nights scouring the internet hoping to find...more

2 Things You Can Learn from My Latest Debt Buyer Trial

Recently I had a trial where a debt buyer had sued one of my clients. When debt buyers like Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, and CACH, LLC file lawsuits they often struggle to prove their case due to their lack of...more

3 Signs You Picked the Wrong Lawyer to Fight Midland Funding

When it comes to hiring a lawyer to fight your Midland Funding lawsuit it is normal that most people will interview more than one attorney before deciding who to go with. When I meet with clients they will often share with...more

Fight Or Flight? Should You Fight Your Midland Funding Lawsuit?

After the shock of getting sued by Midland Funding has worn off a bit you naturally start thinking of how you are going to deal with this sudden intrusion into your life. Really there are only three options: you can fight...more

What to Expect from Your Arizona Pre-Trial Conference with Midland Funding

Midland Funding files a lot lawsuits here in Arizona. And many people I meet with make the decision to go it alone and represent themselves in their lawsuit. However one step in the collection lawsuit that makes people...more

Don’t Ignore Your Midland Funding Lawsuit (No…Seriously…Don’t Ignore It)

I don’t know how much more I can take. Day in and day out I meet with people that have been sued by Midland Funding, Equable Ascent, LVNV, LLC, Portfolio Recovery – and a long list of the other debt buyers. And many – too...more

Sued by Midland Funding? Let Your Attorney Do the Heavy Lifting

Often when I meet with clients who are dealing with Midland Funding debt collection lawsuit I can see the worry and exhaustion in their eyes. Many times here in Arizona people who get sued by Midland will try and represent...more

Midland Funding Lawsuit? Understanding the Debt Buying Industry and Why You Should Care

Midland Funding Before being sued by Midland Funding most don’t have a clue who this company is or why they being served with a lawsuit. Midland Funding is a debt buyer. Companies like Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery...more

Sued by Midland Funding, LLC? The Dangers of Going it Alone.

Arizona Midland Funding, LLC LawsuitI am a lawyer in Arizona that represents people against Midland Funding, LLC in lawsuits. So this blog post may appear somewhat self serving. A lot of people who get sued by Midland...more

Sued by Midland Funding? 5 Factors to Consider Before Representing Yourself

A fair amount of my law practice is devoted to helping people in Arizona who have been sued by Midland Funding. With that being said, I clearly have a bias when it comes to answering the question of whether or not you should...more

Should You Settle Your Midland Funding Lawsuit?

When it comes to Midland Funding lawsuits I am usually a big advocate of taking them head on and making them prove their case. But are there times when you should settle? ...more

Keys to Winning Your Case with Midland Funding- Understanding the Hearsay Rule

Being sued by Midland Funding – or any junk debt buyer for that matter – can be a scary experience. The big stack of documents dropped off by the process server look official and you may be thinking to yourself that there is...more

Debt Buyer Lawsuits: The Illusion of Evidence

Midland Funding Law suitIf you have been sued by one of the debt buyers, Midland Funding, Portfolio Recovery, LVNV Funding, you may have felt intimidated not only by the debt collection process but by the fact that you are...more

4 Tips to Winning Your Midland Funding Lawsuit

Midland Funding is a debt buyer that buys Arizona debts in huge volume. If you have been sued by Midland Funding your first thought was likely “Midland who?” After getting over the unsettling experience of being sued it is...more

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