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Forster & Garbus, LLP
The Langel Firm defends consumers against New York state court collection lawsuits brought by Forster & Garbus, LLP. In appropriate cases, we may also take action against Forster & Garbus on your behalf in federal court for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Contact The Langel Firm at (888) 271-7109 for representation in your lawsuit.
STATE COURT CASES
The Langel Firm regularly fights Forster & Garbus, LLP
We stopped a $13,489.94 garnishment (income execution by Marshal), and convinced Forster & Garbus, LLP to accept a little over $1,000 it had obtained through a prior garnishment to settle the case in full. (LVNV Funding, LLC A/P/O Providian Financial Corp. L.B., #90349/08).
After receiving a collection demand letter from Forster & Garbus, our client responded with a timely, written demand for validation of the debt. Astutely, our client sent it certified, return receipt requested, as all consumers should do. Despite its signed receipt of the validation demand letter, Forster left our client a voicemail the very next day. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a strictly enforced piece of law, and in our opinion, the one phone call made by Forster & Garbus without validating the debt violated that statute. The parties are settling the case. K. K. v. Forster & Garbus, 158932-06 (Civil Court, New York County, 2012).
Threatening a countersuit for a venue violation under FDCPA § 1692i(A)(2) and credit reporting violations under FDPCA § 1692e(8), Forster & Garbus on behalf of its client LVNV Funding, LLC, immediately discontinued with prejudice its $14,576 credit card lawsuit.
LVNV Funding, LLC v. E.M., 2457/12 (Civil Court, New York County, 2012).
Our client was sued in Staten Island but had been living in Brooklyn since 2010. Forster & Garbus, representing Atlantic Credit & Finance, a Virginia-based debt buyer, conceded to the venue transgression and immediately discontinued the action. Atlantic Credit & Finance v. S.S., 6670/12, (Civil Court, Richmond Court 2012).
FEDERAL COURT CASES
Forster & Garbus in hot water for suing wrong person
A respected colleague of ours helped make some good law. A Supreme Court judge upheld a negligence theory against Forster & Garbus finding that it must make a "reasonable effort" to ensure that it sues the right people. This holding is pivotal for consumers suing collectors and their lawyers for negligently caused injury. Ordinarily, in other contexts, attorneys who represent adverse parties generally don't owe you a "duty" of reasonable care. See the full blog entry here: Forster & Garbus Sues Wrong Woman.
Lindor v. Forster & Garbus, LLP, et al., 20517/10 (Supreme Court, Kings County).
Class action proceeds against Forster & Garbus, LLP for misidentification of creditor "NCOP XI, LLC A/P/O Capital One." See full blog entry here.
FORSTER & GARBUS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Forster & Garbus, LLP is a high volume consumer debt collection law firm that brings tens of thousands of cases against consumers each year. It represents banks, lenders and third-party debt buyers. Forster & Garbus is a New York domestic limited liability partnership with its principal place of business in Commack, New York.