Collections industry lobbyist Kelsi Hamilton, center, speaks at a legislative committee meeting in Olympia regarding a bill on debt collection. Bobbi Miller, a target of debt collectors, left, and Antonio Ginatta, policy director for Columbia Legal Services, right, listen during the meeting, which brought lobbyists from the industry and consumers into the same room to discuss the measure. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
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Debt collectors that ‘sue, sue, sue’ can squeeze Washington state consumers for more cash

Washington state has among the most punishing laws in the country for people in debt, allowing collection companies to take advantage of high interest rates and of courts that have made it easy to sue and garnish wages. Updated

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