The firm Cohen & Slamowitz, LLC. obtained a judgement on a debt I willfully owe. They did not notify me of any proceedings, no letters of notification no formal contact to obtain the debt, no contact at all. Cohen & Slamowitz is a firm who will stop at nothing to make a quick buck. The funds owed and I'm not contesting, but their tactics were unprofessional and unethical. One morning my bank account was frozen, funds withdrawn and fees incurred through my bank i know have to pay.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, Encore Capital Group, MRC Receivables and Midland Credit
Management for Alleged FDCPA Violations Continues United States District Judge P. Kevin Castel denies Encore Capital Group, Inc., MRC Receivables Corporation and Midland Credit Management, Inc., joint motion to dismiss all allegations in New York class action lawsuit (Case 1:10-cv-05868-PKC) filed by Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers.
The firm recently filed suit against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP in Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York,
alleging a pattern of false, deceptive and misleading communications in connection with the collection of a consumer debt. In this case, Cohen and Slamowitz sent the consumer seven letters over a span of approximately six and a half months, each of which, we allege, contained at one least violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA").
Among other allegations, we claim that Cohen and Slamowitz violated the FDCPA by:
adding inconsistently and improperly calculated interest amounts to the alleged amount due;improperly adding "court costs" to the alleged amount due;claiming payments of a certain amount were due on a certain date by "agreement," when no agreement had been reached;sending a Notice of Discontinuance, then failing to discontinue the case;sending a collection letter after sending a Notice of Discontinuance; and filing a second case on the same debt while the first case was still active.
Cohen & Slamowitz, LLC, a New York, high-volume debt collection law firm was sued for knowingly using falsified affidavits of service after it had been made aware that a particular process serving company, Midatlantic Service, Inc., had a "company-wide policy" of falsifying affidavits of service. Despite its awareness, Cohen & Slamowitz continues to enforce collection actions and judgments relating to these phony affidavits of service.
Class Action Lawsuit vs. Cohen and Slamowitz
I am looking for others like me to participate in a class action lawsuit against Cohen & Slamowitz. I have been a victim of their
outrageous tactics and I know there are others as well judging from the various postings out there.
In my research I have learned about the maneuvers of Cohen and Slamowitz. These include:
-Procuring default judgments via improper service
-Illegal freezing of assets
-Harassing and abusive actions
-Pursuing erroneous and often out of date debts
Many (including myself) have been on the receiving end of these unlawful practices. I can attest to the anguish, aggravation, and "agita" caused by them. I know I am not alone.
They are crooks and something should be done!