After the fall

Yesterday’s Baltimore Sun article about the demise of Mann Bracken, a large debt-collection law firm, included a quote from a former Maryland Legal Aid attorney. The firm’s aggressive–and allegedly ruthless and illegal practices–victimized many low-income Marylanders, including some retirees who had “their Social Security payments wrongfully garnished, according to Cora Ganzglass, who worked with those seniors when she was an elder-law attorney for Maryland Legal Aid,” the article said. “Ganzglass, now legislative director at the National Association of Consumer Advocates, said Social Security benefits are exempt from garnishment under law. ‘These people didn’t have access to food, they couldn’t pay rent,’ she said.”

To read the article, click here.


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