7th Circuit: Dismissal Of Debt Collection Suit Was Correct

7th Circuit: Dismissal Of Debt Collection Suit Was Correct

CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 5 affirmed a federal court's dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) suit, agreeing with the underlying decision that the assignment of claims against a collection agency to the plaintiff violated Illinois public policy because he had been buying claims for the purpose of litigating them and using the assignments to practice law without a license (Michael Todd v. Franklin Collection Service Inc. No. 1103818, 7th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18634).

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