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Have You Been Wronged By a Business? We Can Protect Your Rights | Oakland Attorneys Fighting Collection Abuses, Financing Fraud, Credit Reporting Errors and Robocalls

As a consumer, you are entitled to compensation if you are or abused by collection agencies, defrauded by car dealers, or harmed by credit bureaus and others that have access to your money or financial information.

At Lyngklip & Associates Consumer Law Center, PLC, our attorneys fight for consumers who have been damaged by businesses that break the law. Our founding attorney, Ian Lyngklip, is a leader in Michigan consumer protection.

He is known nationally for his experience and insight into consumer protection issues, and has spoken by invitation at hearings before the Federal Trade Commission. He has trained the Michigan Legislature on consumer protection issues, and is a former co-chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Julie Petrik has litigated hundreds of cases, trained consumer attorneys and is a published author on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Taken together, Ian Lyngklip and attorney Julie Petrik have fought on behalf Michigan consumers and employees for over 40 years.

If you need to stop a bill collector from harassing you, correct a devastating error in your credit report, protect yourself following a fraudulent auto sale, or recover money following the theft of your private personal or financial information, we can do more than help: We can win.

Our Practice | Protecting Michigan Consumers, Fighting for Dignity, Compensation and Fair Results

We seek compensation and fair results for clients who are:

  • Threatened with arrest, prosecution or physical harm over purported debts
  • Abused verbally either over the phone or in person, as part of a debt collection effort
  • Harassed with automated phone calls (robocalls) that demand payment

We also represent victims of spot-delivery fraud, wrongful repossession, auto finance fraud, credit report errors and identity theft. Further, we represent groups of clients in class action lawsuits.

To learn more about the ways in which our law firm can protect you, see our Practice Areas overview page.

Contact Lyngklip & Associates Consumer Law Center, PLC | Michigan Consumer Protection Attorneys

To discuss your circumstances in a free initial consultation with our Michigan consumer protection lawyers, contact our office online or call us at 248-469-8749 (toll free at 866-602-8719). We are in Southfield, Michigan, on the Northwestern Highway service drive. You may reach easily from 275, 696, I-75 and the Southfield Freeway.

We handle consumer abuse cases on a contingency basis. You will only pay us if we recover compensation on your claim.

Graduate of Trial Lawyers College, Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois Wyoming Rated By Super Lawyers Ian B. Lyngklip - visit superlawyers.com NACA - National Association of Consumer Advocates
Events

May 27, 2014
Last week, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin certified a nationwide class action brought by Lyngklip & Associates, along with three other law firms. The class consists of consumers for whom Quicken Loans, Inc. failed to timely provide required notices under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Lyngklip & Associates alleged that the FCRA required Quicken to provide a copy of the credit scores used by Quicken Loans along with a notice of the consumers’ rights, and required that Quicken do so “as soon as reasonably practicable.” The class complaint alleged that Quicken Loans improperly delayed sending these notices.

The certification of the matter as a class is the first step towards resolving the matter for more than 300,000 potential Quicken Loans customers. The ruling does not resolve merits of the claims, but does clear the way for a class-wide adjudication. Lyngklip & Associates has requested that the Court award statutory, actual, and punitive damages for each of the class members.

You can read a copy of judge Goodwin’s ruling here.

April 16, 2014
Thirty-two state attorneys general file an amicus curiae brief objecting to the class settlement in Vassalle et. al. v Midland Funding LLC. See Michigan Consumer Law’s Objections to Class Settlement as well.

March 6, 2014
The Michigan Bar Journal publishes Preventing Credit Damage in Divorce Cases by Ian Lyngklip and Gary Victor.
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November 8, 2013
National Consumer Law Center Annual Conference, Crystal City, VA. ABCs of Fair Credit Reporting (introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act cases).
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June 6, 2013
Speaking appearance at the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau joint roundtable, Life of a Debt: Data Integrity in Debt Collection.
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April 23, 2013
Michigan Judicial Institute: Resolving Consumer Debt Disputes: An Update on the Legal Requirements for the Collection of Debts. Lansing, Michigan.
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Lyngklip & Associates
Consumer Law Center, PLC

24500 Northwestern Highway
Suite 206
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-469-8749
Toll free: 866-602-8719
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