CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia resident alleges an Illinois debt collector used deceptive tactics in a collection letter.
Jasmine Proctor filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated on Nov. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division against Alltran Education Inc. and John Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, on Jan. 2, Proctor received a collection letter from the defendant in connection with her alleged obligation incurred to Apollo Education Group. She alleges Alltran Education falsely threatened that interest may be accruing on the account when it allegedly knew it was not.
The plaintiff holds Alltran Education Inc. and John Does 1-25 responsible because the defendants allegedly made false and misleading representations in violation of the FDCPA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, actual damages, costs of action, attorney’s fees and expenses, prejudgment interest and post-judgment interest, and a declaration that this action is a class action, certifying plaintiff as class representative, and Yaakov Saks as class counsel. She is represented by Yaakov Saks of Stein Saks PLLC in Hackensack, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division case number 1:18-cv-07720