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About Equaliser

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  1. At the risk of being a know-it-all, the IRS will only allow the company to write the loss off once and once only. If the debt is paid off, the debt is "recaptured". As an enrolled agent, I assure you theat the creditors would not want to risk an audit.
  2. Hi, Folks, It's been a long time since I've been on. Between law school, civilian job, and a promotion to major, I've been swamped. My wife and I were repairing our credit so that wew could apply for a mortgage to buy a house. Problem is that when she fixed hers, her credit went from bad to no credit whatsoever. How coud this happen? Any ideas? Thanks everyone!!
  3. Hi, Folks, I'M BACK!!! GOT PLENTY OF INFO TOO! Lady in Red, you still there????
  4. There is a case that was decided in the Seventh Federal Circuit that you cannot be forced to arbitrate. I think Shabaz was the judge. I know it's on the web. If I had more time I'd look it up. I might have some tme tomorrow night. I'll see what I can do.
  5. Pioneer settled (finally). I can't disclose the amount. What I can say is that it was a hefty sum and I'm pleased. I would like to thank everyone for being a sounding board and the great advice. I will be filling everyone in on vital intelligence information in a future post. God's blessings to all!!! Merry Christmas, Happy Haunicka (I apologize for the spelling) Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year to all!!
  6. Hey, Xan. Yeah, Wisconsin is a joke. That's why I refer to it as a Soviet Socialist Republic.
  7. Hey, Methuss, Good hearing from you! In Wisconsin and certain other states Pro Se people are not allowed to subpoena other people. Only attorneys, clerks of court, and judges have that power. I've done some pro se work. I can look up the Wisconsin Statutue if you wish.
  8. The problem is, as you're not an attorney, you don't have the power of subpoena. You may have to go to court and have the court issue one in your stead. In the meantime, I would go with the notice of motion and motion to compel. Check your rules of civil procedure. Remember in many states a notice of motion is required to go with the motion or the motion will not be heard. Lastly, while I realize that you may have other things on your mind, I'm saying this to you for your own protection and out of concern, as well as out of 18 years experience. NEVER, unless you're on your deathbed, in emer
  9. Whoops. My mistake. It's precepting. I would have to read the act over to find it, and right now I'm a little crunched for time. I know there are some legal articles on the net about it as well. There was a case that was cited as precedent. Not sure which. I'll need some time on this.
  10. We're dealing with Judge Shabaz, folks. Anything goes. No matter how you look at it, my attorneys are winning and I have no complaints.
  11. Okay, not enough info here. I think we're all in the middle. Maybe we need to start at the beginning. How did the USPS get involved in this in the first place. What happend? When did it happen? Why did it happen. How did it happen? The "who question" has already been answered.
  12. The private interest has been ruled to be "inferred" when the CA used false pretenses to attempt to obtain financial information about me from my tax preparer, which under the act, is classified as a financial institution. This comes under the definition of "precepting".
  13. Grim, you'd be surprised. I just finished with a case in which the Depatment of Interior was going after a debt 11 years old. We had it dismissed by summary judgement. What a maroon! Concerning the USPS, they were privatized some time ago. As a part of the deal the employees were allowed to continue on federal benefits, but that's it. (I used to date a postmistress or the female version of a postmaster) What about this is federal?
  14. I strongly agree with Leadhead on his apporach. We in the business call this a "shotgun" suit. They are totally legal and are VERY effective. It is unfortunate that this snowball became so big. However, there are ways of making the snowball melt.
  15. Well, Proselitigant, as I find your statements to be of questionable credibility, I will agree to disagree with you, especially since the CA I'm after just stipulated to violating both the FDCPA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley. It's just a matter of going for damages now. We are not abusing the process, or we would have not scored our recent victory. It seems to me, Proselitigant, that you have a lot to learn, as we all do. My suggestion is that you humble yourself and come back down to earth. Quit acting like the expert that you aren't. Lastly, delete the explatives. It's really most distasteful