Class Action Suit Filed Against NJ Law Firm Debt Collector Pressler & Pressler

A deceptive-practices lawsuit against Pressler & Pressler, New Jersey’s largest collections firm, is moving forward as a class action.

U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark certified a class of individuals who allege misrepresentations in a form letter they received from the debt-collecting firm.

The form letter in question offered to settle and said once that was done, proof that the debt was paid would be sent to the court and “to you so that you can advise the credit bureau.” Attorneys in the matter say that they believe Pressler never actually reported the supposed delinquencies to any credit bureau.

Attorneys for the class consumers assert two misrepresentations were made by the debt collector law firm: the implication in the letter that the collector had reported the debt on the recipient’s credit report, and a misleading statement that settling the debt would help improve the credit reports.

Williams v. Pressler & Pressler consists of 75 members of the class of consumers who are suing, alleging they were sued for credit-card debt by New Century Financial Services. New Century purchases delinquent accounts and is closely affiliated with the law firm.

Bibliography
Gallagher, Mary Pat. “Suit Against Collections Law Firm Wins Certification as Class Action.” njlj.com. 27September 2013.

Comments 2 Comments

  1. pressler and pressler has been harrissing me for years now i’am working and they garnished my pay for triple the amount I owed on credit card back in 2001.

    Comment by iren helen dobridge on November 15th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

  2. Shouldn’t this firm be out of business at this point? How many suits are going to be filed against them before they shut them down? I’m glad to see a class action suit against them, but I don’t think they should be aloud to operate period. A new complaint is filed about them every day on the internet. Even I have had issues with them. I think the public should just look to bring them down at this point and stop using bank accounts when issued a summons or court order.

    Comment by Janice on January 6th, 2014 at 10:22 am