Cases - Federal Court Dismisses FDCPA Claim against Foreclosure Law Firm

Federal Court Dismisses FDCPA Claim against Foreclosure Law Firm

Resolution Date
03/05/2013

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

John Bunyan and Shannon Sprinkle won dismissal of federal claims against a law firm retained to initiate foreclosure proceedings. Plaintiff alleged that the law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by pursuing foreclosure proceedings after she requested verification of her debt. Granting Carlock Copeland’s motion to dismiss, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia held that Plaintiff’s Complaint was insufficient to show that the firm met the statutory definition of a “debt collector.”

Attorneys Involved
John L. Bunyan
Shannon M. Sprinkle

CCS Office
Atlanta