What Are the Elements of an FDCPA Claim?

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You’ve lost your job and fallen on hard times.  Debt collectors have been after you, and are becoming increasingly abusive and harassing. Some debt collectors have even crossed the line into illegal debt collection activities in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. What must you proven to succeed on a claim for […]

Palisades Collection and its Lawyers Pressler & Pressler Settle New York FDCPA Claims for $3.9 Million and Reversal of 48,000 default judgments

By: Robert J. Nahoum In 2014, a lawsuit was filed against New Jersey-based, publicly traded, junk debt buyer Asta Funding, its subsidiary Palisades Collection and their attorneys Pressler and Pressler.  The suit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), a federal law that […]

Debt Collectors Must Tell NY Consumers if the Debt a Too Old to Collect

By: Robert J. Nahoum THE PROBLEM: You are surprised to be receiving phone calls and letters from a debt collector; you thought you cleared up all your bad debts years ago. How can they still be contacting you on such old debts? The Rule: In New York, a debt collector must maintain reasonable procedures for determining the statute of limitations […]