BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York resident alleges a debt collector based in the state threatened him with legal action and caused emotional distress.
Amrom Israel filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Northstar Location Services LLC and John Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in November 2018, the defendant sent him an initial contact notice regarding an alleged debt. The plaintiff alleges he called the defendant to dispute the alleged debt Dec. 3, 2018, and the defendant's representative refused to accept the dispute. The plaintiff alleges the defendant threatened him with a lawsuit.
The plaintiff holds Northstar Location Services LLC and John Does 1-25 responsible because the defendant allegedly violated the FDCPA when it threatened a lawsuit after he exercised his dispute rights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, declare the suit as a class action, statutory and actual damages, costs of action, attorneys’ fees and expenses and interest, and further relief as the court may deem just. He is represented by Daniel Kohn of Stein Saks PLLC in Hackensack, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York case number 1:18-cv-07408