Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 6:50am


MIAMI – A Miami consumer claims a debt collector did not change the status of an alleged debt on his credit report.

Sardes Dormeus filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Continental Service Group Inc. alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA).

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 6, he disputed the alleged debt directly with the defendant. When the plaintiff checked his credit report again on March 29, he alleges that the defendant had not removed the credit account nor marked it as ''disputed by consumer'' despite being required to do so by the FDCPA. The plaintiff holds Continental Service Group Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to mark the plaintiff's credit report as disputed.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, actual and statutory damages, attorney's fees, costs of suit and other relief that the court may deem just. He is represented by Michael Jay Ringelheim of RC Law Group PLLC in Hackensack, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-23456

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