WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a New Orleans, Louisiana debt collector is using false representation to collect an alleged debt.
Chris Beitler filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Dec. 21, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida West Palm Beach Division against The Sessions Firm LLC alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff's credit card account with Credit One Bank was sold in January 2017 to LVNV Funding LLC. The plaintiff alleges in May 2017, the defendant sought to collect the alleged debt on behalf of Credit One Bank despite the fact that it had already been sold to a new owner. The plaintiff alleges that because Credit One Bank sold the account, it has no further rights to the alleged debt.
The plaintiffs hold The Sessions Firm LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly used false representations or deceptive means to collect a debt or obtain valued information about a consumer.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for declaratory and injunctive relief, award of actual and statutory damages, order certifying class action, costs of suit, attorneys' fees, and other relief the court deems just. He is represented by William Peerce Howard of The Consumer Protection Firm PLLC in Tampa, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division case number 9:17-cv-81381