Law Firm’s Debt Collection Review Violated Federal Act
A New York judge has determined that a law firm violated the Federal Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) after it mass produced collection letters and litigation documents from it’s computer system without a thorough review of the alleged debt.
The law firm sued Arthur Miller over an alleged debt that they purchased from a previous Lord & Taylor’s account after he failed to respond to a collection letter, but there was never a meaningful review of the alleged debt.
The decision “digs a grave for attorneys” who send letters and then file suit on behalf of debt buyers with “no information, no documents, and no meaningful attorney review,” said Brian L. Bromberg of the Bromberg Law Office, who has represented Miller for the past eight years.
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