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What Happens If You Are Sued by a Debt Collector?

Friday, May 8, 2020
Ann Carrns | The New York Times
Lisa Stifler
Many of the suits end in automatic victories for collectors, the report found. That’s probably because consumers sued for debts rarely have lawyers. And for various reasons, debtors often fail to show up for hearings. People may not be able to afford a lawyer, may be unable to take time off work or may not have been properly notified, said Lisa Stifler, state policy director at the Center for Responsible Lending.