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Sued By Erin Capital Management, LLC In New York or New Jersey?

By: Robert J. Nahoum

Who is Erin Capital

 

THE PROBLEM:

You have just been served was a summons and complaint.  Erin Capital Management, LLC is suing you for an old debt.

WHO IS  ERIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC?:

Erin Capital Management, LLC is an infamous “debt buyer”, buying up portfolios of old debt from banks, credit card companies, hospitals, doctors, cell phone companies and car companies for pennies on the dollar. The debt buyers then try to collect the full amount from consumers, plus interest, penalties, late fees, overdraft fees, attorney’s fees and whatever other kinds of fees they can dream up.

Erin Capital Management, LLC is regularly represented in New York and New Jersey by what they claim is the independent law firm Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, P.C.  While Erin Capital Management, LLC and Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, P.C. claim to be independent of one another, they are often accused of being tied by the same ownership.  The two entities share the same office space and share employees.  Erin Capital Management, LLC and Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, P.C. are both located at:

140 Broadway
New York, NY 10005

Erin Capital Management, LLC and Eltman, Eltman and Cooper, P.C are notorious violators of federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and are sued regularly by consumers for these violations.  The FDCPA is a federal law that regulates the collection of consumer debts. It precludes third party debt collectors from using false, misleading, deceptive and harassing debt collection tactics.

THE PROBLEM WITH  ERIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC:

To Erin Capital Management, LLC, you the consumer are no more than an entry on a spreadsheet, you are data.  Unfortunately for Erin Capital Management, LLC, entries on spreadsheets are not enough to win against you in court.

In a debt collection lawsuit, Erin Capital Management, LLC always has the burden to prove that the consumer is responsible for the debt.  To meet this burden, Erin Capital Management, LLC must prove that: (1) it has the right to sue you; (2) the debt is yours; and (3) you owe the amount for which you were sued.  It is never the burden of the consumer to prove that he or she does not owe the debt.

To meet its burden, the proof submitted by the Erin Capital Management, LLC must be based on “personal knowledge”.  Personal knowledge means that the person offering the evidence on behalf of Erin Capital Management, LLC must be a witness to the event shown in a particular document.  For example, if credit card bills are offered into evidence on behalf of Erin Capital Management, LLC, the person offering the evidence must have personal knowledge of how the information in the credit card bill got there, how it is generated and how it is maintained.  That person must have personal knowledge of the computer system and how it operates.  If this person does not have such personal knowledge, the evidence is “hearsay” and it cannot be used.

Remember, to Erin Capital Management, LLC, you are just an entry on a spreadsheet.  For this reason, Erin Capital Management, LLC routinely lacks the evidence necessary to prove its case and beat you in court.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

If you’ve been sued by Erin Capital Management, LLC in a debt collection lawsuit, consider hiring a qualified attorney experienced in debt defense.  The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. routinely represents consumers in debt collection lawsuits brought by debt buyers like Erin Capital Management, LLC in New York and New Jersey.

As with all of our debt defense cases, The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. analyzes debt collection cases brought by debt buyers like Erin Capital Management, LLC to determine if any violations of the FDCPA have occurred.  If so, we recommend to our clients that suit be brought in Federal District Court on behalf of the consumer and against the debt buyer.

If a debt buyer like Erin Capital Management, LLC violates the FDCPA, you can sue it for statutory damages up to $1,000.00 plus actual damages (like pain and suffering) and your attorney’s fees.  In FDCPA cases, The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C. doesn’t charge our clients a penny out of pocket.

If you need help settling or defending a debt collection lawsuit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you.

The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C
(845) 232-0202
www.nahoumlaw.com
info@nahoumlaw.com

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