Consumer Law Clinic Update

Things have not slowed down for the Consumer Law Clinic even though finals are quickly approaching.  On Monday, November 28, Brian Corlew will be heading to court to argue a Motion to Dismiss in a foreclosure case.  On Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Alison Thomas will be arguing a claim of exemption from garnishment for her client.  Her client’s wages are currently being garnished to satisfy a judgment, but her client is exempt from garnishment under Florida law.  So Alison will ensure that her client’s income is protected form garnishment so that he can continue to provide for himself and his family.  And on Thursday, December 1, Doug Shanteau will be handling a small claims court pretrial conference.  Doug and his partner Kevin Temaul filed a Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act claim against a payday lender who engaged in illegal debt collection.  Thursday’s pretrial will be his first opportunity to go to court for this case and see how the defendant plans to defend this case.  Stay tuned to the blog for updates on more Consumer Law Clinic happenings and updates on the other clinics as well!