Is This Suit - Filed in the Wrong County - a FDCPA Violation?
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This legal case study examines a situation in which a creditor sued a debtor in the wrong county for a bad check. The debtor claimed he was protected from such a suit because it violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The creditor countered that he was prosecuting a fraud because of the bad check, rather than collecting the money. And further, because he did not intentionally file in the wrong county, and had procedures designed to protect against such mistakes, a suit against the creditor would be fruitless. Who's right? . . . (to read the remainder of this article, please log in below.)
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