I'm (not!) dealing with a CA out of California who has corresponded with me using an attorney-at-law in my home state of MI. Who has to be licensed to collect in Michigan? Both of them? And how do I find out? I would think there are plenty of debt collection attorneys in my state, so wouldn't it be really stupid of the CA to use one that's not?
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