In a federal class action suit filed on Aug. 6, the plaintiffs allege two Texas lawyers conspired with others to defraud debtors who sought help because of credit card and unsecured debt and to “evade” Texas laws that regulate consumer debt management services, attorney-client solicitation and lawyer advertising.

“By masquerading as attorney referral services, unregulated debt negotiators and exempt attorneys, the defendants collaborate to evade strict state consumer protection regulations enacted to protect unknowing debtors,” the plaintiffs allege in James R. Wall, et al. v. Debt Relief Group LLC, et al., filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

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