The firm recently filed suit against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging a pattern of false, deceptive and misleading communications in connection with the collection of a consumer debt. In this case, Cohen and Slamowitz sent the consumer seven letters over a span of approximately six and a half months, each of which, we allege, contained at one least violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA").
Among other allegations, we claim that Cohen and Slamowitz violated the FDCPA by:
- adding inconsistently and improperly calculated interest amounts to the alleged amount due;
- improperly adding "court costs" to the alleged amount due;
- claiming payments of a certain amount were due on a certain date by "agreement," when no agreement had been reached;
- sending a Notice of Discontinuance, then failing to discontinue the case;
- sending a collection letter after sending a Notice of Discontinuance; and
- filing a second case on the same debt while the first case was still active.
S.P. v. Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, S.D.N.Y 12-CV-8002.