Obligation Is Not 'Consumer Debt,' Federal Judge Finds

Obligation Is Not 'Consumer Debt,' Federal Judge Finds

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Aug. 8 dismissed a debt-collection suit filed against a law firm, finding that the consumer's obligation in question is not a consumer debt as defined by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (Pete Vasilakos vs. Blitt and Gaines P.C., No. 12-5526, N.D. Ill.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112228).

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