MIAMI – A Palm Beach County consumer claims he received a misleading letter from a debt collector and has filed a class action.
Maximiliano filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly
situated on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Florida against Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC alleging
violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in December 2016, the
defendant mailed him a letter stating it had purchased the plaintiff's
alleged debt from Capital One Bank. The plaintiff holds Portfolio
Recovery Associates LLC responsible because the defendant's letter
allegedly stated that its purpose was not to collect on the alleged
debt, but it provided a verification notice that by law is only to be
given to a consumer in connection with the collection of debt.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, all
legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is
represented by Leo W. Desmond of Desmond Law Firm PC in Vero Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:17-cv-80342-RLR