Cavalry Portfolio Services $14,000.00 Debt Collection Suit Settled for a Fraction of the Debt
- November 2, 2016
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By: Robert J. Nahoum
Our client suffered serious financial setbacks due to a serious illness. He was on the brink of financial collapse and was prepared to file for bankruptcy. One debt of more than $14,000.00 allegedly owed to junk debt buyer Cavalry Portfolio Services was the difference between filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy or not.
Our client was served with a summons and complaint when Cavalry sued him for the debt. After consulting with our firm, we were retained and were successful in settling the case for a fraction of the amount sought in the lawsuit. We were able to demonstrate to Cavalry that if they did not accept the settlement we offered, our client would file for bankruptcy and they would receive noting.
In the end, the amount of the settlement together with the modest legal fees paid to us were less than it would have cost our client to file for bankruptcy.
WHO IS CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC?:
Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC is an infamous “junk 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.
Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC regularly makes debt collection phone calls from (800) 501-0909 and is located at:
500 Summit Lake Drive
Valhalla, NY 10595
Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC debt collection cases often are filed under various derivations of its name including “Cavalry SPV I, LLC”, “Cavalry SPV II, LLC”, and “Cavalry SPV IV, LLC”.
Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC is a notorious violator of federal debt collection laws known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and is 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 CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC:
To Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, you the consumer are no more than an entry on a spreadsheet, you are data. Unfortunately for Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, entries on spreadsheets are not enough to win against you in court.
In a debt collection lawsuit, Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC always has the burden to prove that the consumer is responsible for the debt. To meet this burden, Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC must be based on “personal knowledge”. Personal knowledge means that the person offering the evidence on behalf of Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC, you are just an entry on a spreadsheet. For this reason, Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 Cavalry Portfolio Services, 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 law suit, stopping harassing debt collectors or suing a debt collector, contact us today to see what we can do for you. With office located in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Rockland County, the Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum defends consumers in debt collection cases throughout the Tristate area including New Jersey.
The Law Offices of Robert J. Nahoum, P.C