Joseph A. Mullaney, III
Consumer Litigation Group

211 West State Street, Suite 204
Media, PA 19063, United States
Phone: 610-616-5303
Fax: 610-672-1944
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor

Lingering Economic Malaise Means Expansion for PRA

Portfolio Recovery Associates thrives on collecting junk debt but diversifies by collecting delinquent taxes…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Annuities Are Partially Protected Against Creditor Garnishment in New Jersey

A New Jersey Consumer’s annuity is partially protected from garnishment, but there are important details that he or she must know…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection

Asset Acceptance Pays Nearly 3 Cents Per Dollar to Control $2 Billion in Consumer Debt

Asset Acceptance effectively paid $0.0295 for each dollar of debt it now controls. To value the portfolios’ per dollar cost, you divide the $59 million purchase price with the face value of $2 billion to arrive at just under 3…more
 /  Consumer Protection

Government Accuses National Credit Adjusters of Collecting Usurious and Invalid Payday Loans

National Credit Adjusters, LLC is a national “debt clearinghouse” that purchases defaulted payday loans. Grabbing payday loans from all over the nation, National Credit Adjusters attempts to collect them in the respective…more
 /  Consumer Protection

Asset Acceptance Calls a Consumer a Fat Motherfucker While Trying to Collect Debt NJ Plaintiff Says

Although Asset Acceptance denied leaving such an inflammatory and clearly unlawful voicemail, it thought the old maxim of “if the facts are bad, argue the law…” would extricate itself from its untenable situation…more
 /  Consumer Protection

In Introducing EDCAA, the Senate’s Funnyman Al Franken Sees No Humor in Debt Collection Abuses

EDCAA seeks to revalue the $1000.00 penalty into today’s dollars based on the Consumer Price Index. This provision would recalculate the $1000.00 into 2012 dollars. Thereafter, EDCAA will permit the Consumer Price Index to…more
 /  Consumer Protection
Hamid v Stock & Grimes, LLP

FDCPA Court Denies Defendant's In Limine Motion and Allows Evidence of Actual Damages In this consumer protection matter, a consumer sued a debt collection law firm under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for having sued the consumer in a state-court collection action. …more
 /  Consumer Protection

Junk Debt Buyer LVNV Funding LLC Busted to the Tune of $12.5 Million Dollars to Resolve Alleged Violations

$12.5 million dollars is the value of LVNV Funding and Resurgent Capital’s concessions to end the Licensing Board’s right to engage in administrative hearings in which evidence could be made public. In a July 2012 Licensing…more
 /  Administrative Law, Consumer Protection

Consumer Wins Spectacular Victory Against Debt Collector Stock & Grimes A consumer was alleged to owe a Discover Bank credit card after she defaulted and was unable to pay the remaining balance. Discover Bank hired the Pennsylvania collection law firm, Stock & Grimes,…more
 /  Consumer Protection

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Finding that Midland Funding Violated the FDCPA

Midland Funding ignores the applicable statute of limitations…more
 /  Consumer Protection
Hamid v. Stock & Grimes

Court Rules that Shorter SOLs Can Apply in PA's Courts Per the Borrowing Statute

An important victory for consumers alleged to owe credit card debt, a federal court decided that the Pennsylvania Borrowing statute, 42 Pa. C.S.A. 5521, applies to debt collection lawsuits filed against Pennsylvania consumers by…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection
Hamid v. Stock & Grimes

Court Determines the Applicability of PA's Borrowing Statute

Federal court finds that the PA "borrowing statute" will import into Pennsylvania a foreign state's statute of limitations (SOL) if the cause of action arose there and the foreign state's SOL is shorter…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection
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