Blog Posts in September, 2012

AG's Office Looks into Robo-Signing at JPMorgan Chase

The attorney general's office for the State of Mississippi has begun an investigation into allegations of "robo-signing [1] " in connection with credit card collection procedures at ...
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The Langel Firm Files Suit against Eltman, Eltman & Cooper for its Use of Deceptive "Asset Investigation Letter"

The Langel Firm recently sued [1] Eltman, Eltman & Cooper for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") for its use of an "Asset Investigation Letter" as a ...
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Zwicker & Associates Case Dismissed for its Failure to Produce Process Server at Traverse Hearing

In a shocking display of blind adherence to phony affidavits of service, Zwicker & Associates ran out of arguments today when its case was thrown out by Judge Velasquez of Queens Civil Court. The ...
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The Langel Firm Quickly Causes Voluntary Dismissal of Chase/Troy Capital Debt Lawsuit Raising Statute of Limitations

Our client was sued [1] for an alleged Chase debt with a default date of no later than August of 2007. Our firm quickly moved to dismiss the case under Portfolio v. King (Court of Appeals) arguing ...
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The Langel Firm Sues CK Marketing, Inc. (Payday Online) for Usury and Collection Abuse

In a case we filed in the Eastern District, NY on Friday, September 14, 2012, the complaint alleges that "CK Marketing, Inc." essentially operated as a guise to enforce and collect on a ...
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Debt collector, Diversified Consultants, Inc., held Not Liable Under FDCPA for 38 Phone Calls Made in a 3-month Time Span

To reiterate, it is just as important to see why fair debt collection cases fail as it is to see why they succeed. This blog summarizes a Northern District, NY decision [1] that dismissed a case ...
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Court Grants Class Certification in Sykes v. Mel Harris; Federal Case Alleging Harris Schemed with Debt Buyer LR Credit and Process Server Samserv Moves Forward

The federal class action brought by four individuals against law firm Mel S. Harris and Associates, debt buyer Leucadia (and several of its LR Credit subsidiaries), process serving company Samserv and ...
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Court Finds Nail and Mail Service to Last Known Address Insufficient, No Traverse Hearing Necessary

Generally, where a defendant rebuts an affidavit of service with a sworn denial of service, the court will order a traverse hearing at which the plaintiff must establish jurisdiction by a ...
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