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The Community Law Project Downtown at California Western School of Law recently received a boost in support from Hyde & Swigart Alumni, Robert L. Hyde and Joshua B. Swigart, of Hyde & Swigart, donated $25,000 to the program partnering student volunteers with local attorneys to offer legal advice and referrals to indigent people in our…

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies.  Credit reporting agencies are federally mandated to report only accurate information regarding a consumer.  Additionally, consumer reporting agencies may not report outdated negative information. For example, a consumer reporting agency may not report…

For Immediate Release: Hyde & Swigart, counsel for the settlement class in Barani v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 12-CV-02999-GPC(KSC), currently pending in the Southern District of California, caused to be published today notice of a class action settlement reached.  Notice was published notifying class members as to the settlement and instructions on to how claims may be submitted….

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In Maricopa County Justice Courts, over 5000 cases per month are being filed in an attempt to collect consumer debts. However, these judgments may be unenforceable on a married couple’s community property if the debt collectors do not include both spouses on the lawsuit and subsequent judgment.  A.R.S. sec. 25-215(D) requires that to hold a…