Attorney Micah Adkins Rated by Super Lawyers as a 2017 Mid South Rising Star

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States.  Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers for performance based on peer recognition. Through the selection process, while no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, only 2.5 percent of the [...]

HOUSTON ID THEFT

The Adkins Firm represents Houston identity theft victims. Are you a victim of ID theft? Contact the Adkins Firm for a free case review.

DEBT COLLECTORS’ NEW CREDIT REPORTING POLICY SHORTENS TIME FOR NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION

Debt Collectors' New Credit Reporting Policy Shortens Time for Negative Credit Information on Consumers' Credit Reports Encore Capital Group, Inc. announced a change in its credit reporting policies for consumers.  Encore's subsidiaries include: Midland Credit Management; Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance; Atlantic Credit & Finance. According to the Encore press release, "A significant challenge with current [...]

CFPB KEEPS ENFORCEMENT POWER

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Court of Columbia held the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can keep its powers.  On October 11, the court of Appeals held that while the CFPB's single director director removable only for cause structure is unconstitutional,  other portions of the statute authorizing the CFPB are constitutional.  In PHH Corp. [...]

ADKINS FIRM CELEBRATES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – ID THEFT ADVOCATE

ADKINS FIRM CELEBRATES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY The Adkins Firm is celebrating its one year anniversary.  The Adkins Firm represents identity theft victims and consumer with credit or background report errors under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  The FCRA requires consumer reporting agencies and creditors and employers to comply with federal law, including reasonable investigations [...]

TARGET CREDIT MONITORING REQUIRES CUSTOMERS TO GIVE UP RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL

Target is offering customers credit monitoring and ID theft insurance for one year.  What the credit monitoring service takes away from consumers may be more important than the information provided by the services. Target partnered with Experian and is offering credit monitoring and ID theft insurance to over 100 million consumers.  Customers may sign up online for the one-year membership - point, [...]

TOP IDENTITY THEFT STORIES – WEEKLY UPDATE

IDENTITY THEFT NEWS - WEEKLY UPDATE Here are some of the top identity theft stories from around the country. Identity theft among children on the rise: How to keep your kids safe New York Daily News By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Experts say identity theft is a growing concern not only for [...]

IDENTITY THEFT RIGHTS & THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT

Consumers have identity theft rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumers have the right to request their free credit report if they have reason to believe they are a victim of fraud or identity theft. The right to a free report due to identity theft is in addition [...]