Federal Judge Finds Notice During Bankruptcy Stay Violated FDCPA
Mealey's (August 18, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal court on Aug. 17 granted a motion filed by property owners in relation to their mortgage loan for summary judgment on the issue of liability, finding that a law firm violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) when it sent a notice in a foreclosure action during a bankruptcy stay (Dariusz Melnarowicz, et al. v. Pierce & Associates, P.C., No. 14-07814, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107841).
(Opinion available. Document #85-150908-005Z.)
Dariusz and Barbara Melnarowicz obtained a mortgage...