Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge: Debt Collector's Letter To Consumer Was Not Misleading, Deceptive

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge: Debt Collector's Letter To Consumer Was Not Misleading, Deceptive

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A debt collector's letter to a consumer seeking to settle a debt did not violate provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) because its reference to "savings" that would result from the offered settlement was not misleading or deceptive, a federal judge in New York ruled June 11 (Isaac Altman v. J.C. Christensen & Associates Inc., No. 13-6502, E.D. N.Y.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79621).

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