FORT LAUDERDALE – A
consumer claims a Coral Gables debt collector violated federal debt laws
when it filed to suits in a district where she does not live.
Francois filed a complaint on Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of Florida against Pollack & Rosen PA alleging
violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act and the Florida
Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint,
the plaintiff alleges that in January 2017 the defendants filed two
separate lawsuits against her for an alleged student loan debt. The
plaintiff holds Pollack & Rosen PA responsible because the defendant
allegedly filed the lawsuits in Broward County, where the plaintiff
does not reside and for filing two suits for the same debt.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of
$1,000, actual damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court
deems just. She is represented by Christopher Legg and Matthew Buchwald
of Buchwald Legg, PLLC in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60353-JIC