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Jan 8 2011 Mass. law boosts debt collection protections
The Boston Globe
Governor Deval Patrick yesterday signed into law a bill to provide Massachusetts consumers with greater protection from debt collectors who try to seize their belongings and bank accounts. The new law updates decades-old property exemptions, allowing consumers to keep a car...
Dec 4 2010 Protect more cars from seizure; debtors need the means to pay
The Boston Globe
EVER SINCE colonial times, Massachusetts lawmakers have protected debtors from total financial ruin by exempting basic necessities from the clutches of debt collectors. The law still shields a farmer’s 12 sheep and four tons of hay, but the exemption it provides for a...