“Maryland’s District Court has tossed out nearly 3,600 debt-collection cases against state residents — with about $7.8 million in claims.” Further, LVNV and Resurgent Capital Services (the purchaser of debts and debt collection company respectively) for which the claims were prompted against, agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to the state and pay $3.8 million in credits to consumers due to allegations that they violated state and federal laws.
The settlement was due to the allegations that the agencies were not licensed debt collectors, made inaccurate claims about amounts owed, and “employed attorneys who filed “false or misleading” documents in lawsuits.”
Read the rest here at the source: Baltimoresun.com http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-11/business/bs-bz-court-dismisses-debt-cases-20120711_1_debt-collection-cases-debt-cases-lvnv
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