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The attorney responsible for the content of this website is Carmen Perez.
Firm’s principal office: Austin, Texas

This web site and the materials provided herein have been prepared by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP (Linebarger) for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. The information in this web site is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship between Linebarger and the user or browser of the web site. Communications over this web site may not be secure and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Linebarger represents governmental agencies and certain creditors exclusively. The firm does not represent taxpayers, debtors, or purchasers of seized or foreclosed property. Reproduction, republication, retransmission, and/or distribution of material contained within this web site is prohibited unless the prior permission of Linebarger has been obtained.

FOR CONSUMERS: IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER WHO OWES A DEBT TO A LINEBARGER CLIENT, THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR YOU:

If you have filed for bankruptcy protection, please notify us in writing and provide your case number and the Court in which your case is pending. If you are entitled to the protections of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the following disclosures are for informational and verification purposes only, and this website and its content are not a demand for payment or an attempt to collect, assess or recover a claim against you.

We are required under various city, state, and federal laws to notify consumers of the following rights. This list does not include a complete listing of rights consumers may have under city, state and federal law:

This communication is from a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.

FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:

The state Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act require that, except under unusual circumstances, collectors may not contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They may not harass you by using threats of violence or arrest or by using obscene language. Collectors may not use false or misleading statements or call you at work if they know or have reason to know that you may not receive personal calls at work. For the most part, collectors may not tell another person, other than your attorney or spouse, about your debt. Collectors may contact another person to confirm your location or enforce a judgment. For more information about debt collection activities, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov.

FOR COLORADO RESIDENTS: 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLORADO FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT, SEE HTTPS://COAG.GOV/OFFICE-SECTIONS/CONSUMER-PROTECTION/CONSUMER-CREDIT-UNIT/COLLECTION-AGENCY-REGULATION. A consumer has the right to request in writing that a debt collector or collection agency cease further communication with the consumer. A written request to cease communication will not prohibit the debt collector or collection agency from taking any action authorized by law to collect the debt.

FOR MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS: 

NOTICE OF IMPORTANT RIGHTS. You have the right to make a written or oral request that telephone calls regarding your debt not be made to you at your place of employment. Any such oral request will be valid for only ten (10) days unless you provide written confirmation of the request postmarked or delivered within seven (7) days of such request. You may terminate this request by writing to the debt collector.

FOR MINNESOTA RESIDENTS: 

This collection agency is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

FOR NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS: 

We provide the following language-access services: (a) When communicating by telephone, you may request to speak to a Spanish-speaking agent, or for other languages you may request an interpreter (interpretation services may not be available for all languages); (b) some but not all written communications from us are provided with a Spanish translation. You may advise us of your language preference by calling us at the telephone number, or by writing to us at the address, indicated on the first page. All language preferences may not be available for translation.

A translation and description of commonly-used debt-collection terms is available in multiple languages on the website of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, www.nyc.gov/dca.

FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS: 

Debt collectors, in accordance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq., are prohibited from engaging in abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection efforts, including but not limited to: the use or threat of violence; the use of obscene or profane language; and repeated phone calls made with the intent to annoy, abuse, or harass.

If a creditor or debt collector receives a money judgment against you in court, state and federal laws may prevent the following types of income from being taken to pay the debt:

  1. Supplemental security income, (SSI);
  2. Social security;
  3. Public assistance (welfare);
  4. Spousal support, maintenance (alimony) or child support;
  5. Unemployment benefits;
  6. Disability benefits;
  7. Workers’ compensation benefits;
  8. Public or private pensions;
  9. Veterans’ benefits;
  10. Federal student loans, federal student grants, and federal work study funds; and
  11. Ninety percent of your wages or salary earned in the last sixty days.

FOR TENNESSEE RESIDENTS: 

This collection agency is licensed by the Collection Service Board, Department of Commerce and Insurance.