A federal judge has ruled that a proposed class action lawsuit accusing a debt collection agency as well as a law firm of abusive debt collection practices can now proceed.
The ruling determines that the plaintiffs' allegation of the defendants making false threats to seize consumer's property is sufficient to move forward.
The lawsuit was filed in 2014 in Brooklyn federal court and seeks damages under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which prevents debt collectors from using unfair and deceptive practices to collect overdue bills.
LVNV Funding and the law firm that sues consumers on its behalf, Eltman Eltman & Cooper, are named in the lawsuit, along with LVNV's debt servicer Resurgent Capital Services.
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