In this case, we represented a client from Central Florida who had been wrongly sued in New York by a debt collector, Palisades Collection, LLC, and their lawyers, Pressler & Pressler LLP. The New York lawsuit claimed that our client had been personally served with the lawsuit at a home in New York; the problem (for them) was that our client did not live in New York, and the debt was not his. It was a lawsuit based on mistaken identity or identity theft. When our client advised them of the mistaken identity, they refused to do the right thing and fix it. Instead, a Pressler and Pressler lawyer wrote back, saying they had already taken money out of his bank account and would continue trying to obtain money using the wrongful New York Judgment. Not only was that morally wrong, it was also a violation of both Florida law and federal law.
We filed a lawsuit in federal court in Orlando, Florida under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and for malicious prosecution. We were able to obtain a very favorable and quick settlement for our client, including full restitution for the client and compensation for the violations of Florida law and the FDCPA by Pressler & Pressler and Palisades Collection LLC.
If you are being sued for a debt that you do not owe, or if you are the victim of abusive or harrassing debt collectors or debt collection lawyers, we would be honored to seek justice on your behalf. As a credit card debt defense lawyer and FDCPA lawyer, I am here to help consumers harrassed or sued by debt collectors and debt collection lawyers in Seminole County, Volusia County, Orange County, Brevard County and Lake County. Please feel free to call us on our toll-free number (1-888-834-5297), or contact us by email to see how we can help you. Both the phone call and the initial consultation are free.