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Archive | November, 2010

Schuylkill County Credit Card Case

We received some pretty fantastic news today.  We are representing an individual in a collection agency case in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. This individual was sued by LVNV, which is one of the larger junk debt buyers that we deal with. The lawsuit was typical, typical in that it was severely lacking in information and details. As a matter of course, we filed objections to the case to raise the issue of legal sufficiency.

While we always expect a judge to agree with our reasoning, this judge went one step further.  He took action that would have a permanent effect on credit card cases in Schuylkill County, he issued a written opinion on the case.  A written opinion doesnt happen on every case.  To the contrary, written opinions are rarely issued.  A common pleas judge typically only writes an opinion where the case at hand has important issues that are recurring and can affect a number of people.  With the rise of credit card lawsuits in Pennsylvania, and in Schuylkill County in particular, this judge felt that it was important to set the law for the county.

The opinion focused on the defective nature of the lawsuit, namely, that the junk debt buyer (LVNV) didnt comply with the pleading requirements on credit card cases in Pennsylvania. The judge issued a ruling and opinion that the lawsuit was defective, and that if it was not corrected in a timely manner, it was subject to dismissal. We are hopeful that LVNV will not meet its burden on this case.  We have not only helped our client on this particular case, we have helped the wonderful consumers of Schuylkill County who are facing similar legal issues.

Posted in Collection Agencies, LVNV

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