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What to Do if You Find a Credit Report Error

September 30th, 2021

You have the legal right to dispute information on your credit report that you disagree with or that is wrong. You have a right to some kind of due process to have your side of the story heard. Your primary means of challenging the information is to contact the credit reporting bureau. They include information […]

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Rules for Debt Collection in California

July 2nd, 2021

California has some of the most robust consumer protection laws in the United States, and this includes regulating the manner in which companies can collect debts. The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a state law that offers more protections than federal law, including the following: Debt collectors cannot threaten criminal charges for not […]

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Do You Know Your Consumer Rights in California?

May 11th, 2021

All of us are consumers at one time or another. Unfortunately, not many of us fully understand our rights, allowing predatory creditors, debt collectors, or others to violate them, often costing us significant time and money. Fortunately, if your consumer rights have been violated, you can contact a California consumer rights lawyer at Martin & […]

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Signs You Might be the Victim of Identity Theft

March 15th, 2021

Identity theft can wreak havoc on your finances and emotional wellbeing, and it can be very difficult to recover from the harm caused by identity thieves. It is important to recognize when you might have been a victim of identity theft as soon as possible to mitigate the damage, and the following are some signs […]

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Minimum Wage Claims in California

February 10th, 2021

The minimum wage in California increased again on January 1, 2021, and employers should have been fully prepared for this increase. As an employee earning minimum wage, it is important to carefully check your paystub to ensure that your employer properly increased your hourly wages and accounted for all hours worked. If your employer failed […]

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Filing a Consumer Complaint in California

December 21st, 2020

Many people have a suspicion that their consumer rights have been violated by a company, but they do not know how to go about protecting their rights. California has strict consumer protection laws that allow you to file a complaint, but you must do so in the proper manner. Always discuss your best course of […]

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Stop Wage and Hour Violations with Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorneys Martin & Bontrager, APC

December 16th, 2020

California has numerous labor laws that aim to ensure employees in our state receive the proper pay for the hours they work. Employers are expected to strictly comply with wage and hour laws, or they can be held liable for unpaid wages to employees. Many employees are unsure whether they are owed unpaid wages, and […]

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STOP WELLS FARGO CALLS

December 3rd, 2020

ARE YOU RECEIVING HARASSING DEBT COLLECTION CALLS FROM WELLS FARGO? If you are receiving automated debt collection calls (or “robocalls”) on your cell phone from Wells Fargo Bank, you have rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and could be entitled to $500 – $1,500 per violating call. If you are receiving collection calls from […]

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STOP DISCOVER CALLS

December 2nd, 2020

ARE YOU RECEIVING HARASSING COLLECTION CALLS FROM DISCOVER BANK? If you are receiving automated debt collection calls (or “robocalls”) on your cell phone from Discover Bank, you have rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and could be entitled to $ 500 – $1,500 per violating call. If you are receiving collection calls from Discover […]

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STOP CHASE CALLS

December 2nd, 2020

ARE YOU RECEIVING HARASSING DEBT COLLECTION CALLS FROM CHASE BANK? If you are receiving automated debt collection calls (or “robocalls”) on your cell phone from Chase Bank, you have rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and could be entitled to $500 – $1,500 per violating call. If you are receiving collection calls from Chase […]

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