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Nevada Law Firm Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates, LLC Sticks its Nose into New Jersey; Consumer Bites It.

– Posted in: recent lawsuits

Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates, LLC of Nevada on behalf of its client, Crown Financial Group, Inc. of Florida is alleged to have mailed a threatening debt collection letter to a New Jersey consumer according to a federal lawsuit she filed.  She alleged that not only did the debt collection letter fail to comply with the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), but that that Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates threatened her with a collection lawsuit over a consumer debt.  Problematic with the threat, however, Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates is allegedly not authorized to file suits in New Jersey.  Moreover, almost an entire year went by and there was still no collection lawsuit filed, she alleged.

“A debt collector cannot threaten to take an action if it is not permitted to take the action or it does not intend to take the action,” the New Jersey consumer’s lawyer, Joseph A. Mullaney, III, said.  “My client allegedly received a letter from Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates that suggested she would be sued,” Mullaney observed.  “But, she was neither sued, and it doesn’t appear that Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates could sue even if it wanted to.”

The consumer seeks under the FDCPA her damages, attorney’s fees, and costs and a judgment against both Vohwinkel, Sullo & Associates and its client, Crown Financial Group, for having permitted the allegedly unlawful debt collection threats.

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  • sellmore

     Good for her!  I love hearing about consumers who know their rights and aren’t afraid to exercise them.  I hope she wins the case and I’ll be watching to see what happens.

  • Anonymous

    You would think that debt collectors would learn that they can’t threaten lawsuits and other things under this FDCPA legislation. Stories like this are a good example of why consumers have to educate themselves about their rights under the law.