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Debt collector on the hook for $70K in attorney fees for woman who they sued in the wrong county court

Karen Kidd Nov. 3, 2017, 12:51pm

A Chicago debt collection law firm that sued consumers based on a former interpretation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) will have to pay attorney fees and costs to a former debtor, a Chicago federal judge has declared.

Class action vs Alarm.com over third-party sales calls OK to proceed; judge says allegations 'quite slim'

Dee Thompson Oct. 27, 2017, 3:36pm

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to continue against Alarm.com over sales calls made by third-party vendors on behalf of the home security company.

Loandepot.com LLC accused of violating telephone harassment statutes

Louie Torres Sep. 12, 2017, 11:10pm

A man is suing Loandepot.com LLC for alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Medical supply firm accused of telephone harassment

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 3:00am

A Chicago woman is suing a medical supply company in Tennessee, citing an alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Woman claims Central Credit Services made automatic calls for debt she doesn't owe

Louie Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 3:25pm

A woman is suing Central Credit Services LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Wheaton man says Fifth Third Bank and collection firm sent letter on discharged debt

Louie Torres Jun. 22, 2017, 11:44pm

A man is suing Fifth Third Bank N.A. and The Roth Morgan Firm Corp., alleging misrepresentation in debt collection.

Woodbridge man says Arizona collection agency called him for debt he doesn't owe

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 2:07pm

A man is suing Waterman Financial Group LLC, which does business both as CFS Mediation and Coastal Financial Services, alleging misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Suit claims Allied Collection Services repeatedly made calls to wrong person

Louie Torres Jun. 5, 2017, 12:21pm

A Bellwood man is suing Allied Collection Services Inc., a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Woman claims phone harassment from Florida-based debt collector

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:16am

A woman is suing Enhanced Recovery Company LLC, also known as ERC, and Enhanced Resource Center, a Florida-based collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Fifth Third Bank harassed consumer over phone about disputed debt, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 10:00pm

A consumer is suing Fifth Third Bank, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Man alleges Portfolio Recovery Associates of trying to collect debt during bankruptcy

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:17pm

A man is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Man trying to resurrect his credit asks court to order Equifax to recognize he is not dead

Scott Holland Sep. 9, 2016, 4:09pm

A live human person filed a civil complaint in federal court in Chicago Aug. 22 asking a judge to order a credit reporting bureau to acknowledge he is not, in fact, dead. 

$2 million verdict vs debt collector stands after judge says collector took bad risk in ignoring FDIC loan mod deal

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 4, 2015, 5:27pm

A debt collection company will not get a new trial or any reduction in a $2 million verdict it was ordered to pay to a woman who fended off a foreclosure action brought by the collector and who then sued the collector for improperly refusing to abide by a loan modification agreement the woman had negotiated with the FDIC before the collector purchased her debt.