Lawsuit against ca settled!

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by OtherTerri, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. OtherTerri

    OtherTerri Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to post that I got a call today from my attorney. He settled a lawsuit against a collection agency.

    A rep from this company called and threatened me two years ago. After reading this board and learning my rights, I found an attorney who filed a lawsuit against them.

    It is going to be a nicer Christmas than expected this year, thanks to this collection agency!!'

    Thanks to everyone on this board, and to pbm, for all the info that helped me to do this! :)
  2. PsychDoc

    PsychDoc Well-Known Member

    Merry, merry Christmas, Terri! :)

  3. uniondiva

    uniondiva Well-Known Member

    Congratulations Terri!! Can you post details? What type of account, how much you sued them for, what you sued them for ......etc.????
  4. bbauer

    bbauer Banned

    Hey! Outstanding!
    Proves I'm right when I say it can be done.

    Way to go.
  5. OtherTerri

    OtherTerri Well-Known Member

    It was an installment loan. They were sued for violating the FCRA. The attorney negotiated with them, I am not sure if he asked for an amount.

    Their first offer was: what you said never happened, we didn't call you until later, but we will wipe out your debt and give you $XXX.

    We said no! Then the original creditor counter sued me. I had called them and offered to pay them two years ago, they did not even return my call.

    Now the debt will be erased, (I had returned the items anyway, so in my opinion if I had paid them they should have given the items back to me. I am sure they are re-sold), and I will have some extra money to pay off bills and increase my credit score!
  6. OtherTerri

    OtherTerri Well-Known Member

    Thanks Doc and Bill!
  7. SisterGirl

    SisterGirl Well-Known Member

    Congrats,Terri(I'm a Terri too).

    Sister Girl
  8. OtherTerri

    OtherTerri Well-Known Member


    (nice name) :)
  9. KristyW

    KristyW Well-Known Member


    Hey, just curious, what kind of proof did you have that they threatened you - a letter? Just trying to reconstruct the case you had so I can use you as an example.
  10. breeze

    breeze Well-Known Member

  11. OtherTerri

    OtherTerri Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the "congats", Kisty and Breeze!

    My proof was the people I spoke to about this immediately after it happened (my husband, a friend who was with him, the original creditor and my friend), and a note I found where I had written the name of the supervisor and the time he gave me to call by. I was very upset by the initial call.

    However, I'm not sure how much of this information was actually used. No one was contacted except me. The original compaint is the only thing I have seen.

    The letter they (ca) sent after the phone call was a standard form letter.

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