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A sample letter written to the Michigan State Police by the staff at Western Michigan Legal Services.

Michigan's Debt Protection Statutes
by Josh Ard, Cooley Law School/Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic. When a person is having difficulty paying bills, a debt collector often comes calling. Sometimes debt collectors are only annoying, but the problems often become more severe as the tactics become more outrageous - Summer 2003.

Efforts to end predatory lending have been modest at best mainly bdecause of a lack of consensus on what constitutes illegal predatory lending. This overview clears some of this confusion.