Blog Enforcement Watch February 05, 2015

Colorado Supreme Court Issues Injunction Against Debt Settlement Company for False Advertising

On February 5, 2015, the Colorado Attorney General announced that the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a temporary injunction order that bars a debt settlement company from continuing operations in the State of Colorado. The State’s motion successfully barred the company from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in connection with allegations that it made false advertisements to consumers that it could provide legal representation in connection with settling debts at a discount, when it instead allegedly used paralegals to provide legal services and charged fees prior to settling consumer’s debts in violation of the Colorado Debt-Management Services Act and the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.