Blog Posts in April, 2012

Letters from Debt Collector Violate FDCPA When Sent After Consumer's Cease and Desist Letter

In Marino v. HoganWillig, PLLC [1] , a Federal District Court concluded that two of three letters sent by a debt collector to a consumer after the consumer had sent the collector a cease and desist ...
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This week, The Firm quickly disposes cases by Mel Harris and Pressler & Pressler

The first case, brought by Mel S. Harris & Associates on behalf of LR Credit 10, LLC enabled us to quickly move to overturn a judgment based on the fact that our client never lived in New York, ...
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Debt Collection Abuses by Accretive Health, Attorney General claims

Be careful – that nice nurse over there might actually be a debt collector. Accretive Health, one of the country's largest collectors of medical debt, provides onsite collection services for ...
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Some Debt Buyers Lack Access to Needed Evidence

Consider this part 2 to our previous blog, " why some debt buyers have difficulty enforcing collection lawsuits," we focused on the issue ownership of the debt by means of a valid assignment ...
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$723,000 jury verdict sticks against Midland Credit Management, Inc.

After a contentious trial [1] , a jury awarded a consumer $100,000 in actual damages and $623,000 in punitive damages for Midland Credit's "willful noncompliance" of its duties under ...
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Judge Straniere derails Midland Funding's collection lawsuit for improperly using Midland Funding of Delaware, LLC as a "D/B/A"

In a September 2011 case from Richmond County, Judge Philip S. Straniere took issue with plaintiff Midland Funding, LLC over its use in New York of the assumed name "Midland Funding of Delaware, ...
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