Making a Debt Collector Pay for Wrongful Garnishment» Print This Page
- February 5, 2011
- Cases, Debt Collector Harassment
We recently had the privilege of representing a client who was subjected to improper debt collection tactics employed by a Florida debt collection lawyer. That lawyer prepared a writ of garnishment that failed to comply with Florida laws for wage garnishment. Generally, that law provides that the employee’s paycheck funds seized from an employer under a writ of garnishment be kept by the employer until the Court decides who is entitled to those funds: the consumer or the debt collector. Even after the Court dissolved the writ of garnishment, the debt collection attorney failed to return the wrongfully seized money.
Based on these facts, we sued the Florida debt collection law firm for its violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. We were able to quickly obtain justice for our client, including the return of the improperly seized garnishment funds, payment to her of statutory damages of $1,000.00 under the FDCPA, and reimbursement of the additional expenses she was forced to incur when her money was wrongfully seized; all of this was done at no charge to our client.
You too have rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act if your rights have been violated by a debt collector or debt collection attorney, even if a judgment has been entered against you. If this has happened to you, please feel free to contact us; there is no charge for our review. Moreover, we do not charge our clients for either our attorney fees or our costs in a case involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); instead, we seek recovery of those from the debt collector who violated the law. We understand that the wrongful seizure of your money can have immediate consequences and create a “ripple effect” on your finances. So don’t delay, contact us today to enforce your rights.Share This