Tuesday, June 9, 2015
On June 5, 2015, the Attorney General for Pennsylvania announced filing of a civil suit, seeking permanent injunctive relief against a lawyer and his law firm, for tactics alleged to violate state unfair trade practice and debt collection laws. The allegations include misuse of Pennsylvania's filial support law to demand payment by family members for medical service fees incurred by the original debtor. Here is the link to the AG's press release.
Boy, it's been a tough month already for Pennsylvania debt collectors! The AG's suit is not against the same law firm involved in the Second Circuit's decision reported here earlier this week.