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  • Submitted: Fri, September 05, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, May 09, 2012

  • Reported By:amherst New York
Overton, Russell, Doerr & Donovan
19 Halfmoon Executive Park Drive Clifton Park, New York U.S.A.

Overton, Russell, Doerr & Donovan Lawyers Who Don't Follow Laws Clifton Park New York

*Consumer Comment: ORD&D response laughable

*Consumer Comment: ORD&D response laughable

*Consumer Comment: Overton, Doerr and Donovan, typical crooked collections lawyers!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: consumer issue

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For the past six months I have been trying to clean up my credit. While looking over my credit report I mnoticed something on there fro mOverton Russell Doerr and Donovan. I had no idea what this was so I google searched the name and found a phone number. I called them up and said you are listed on my credit report who are you and why are you on my report.

I gve them my info and they told me that back in 2003 I must have taken my son to the Children's Hospital and never paid the bill. I said that is impossible as my children have always had health insurance. I am disabled and my children are on state Medicaid. I said well please send me the bill so I can look it over and figure out what is going on.

They sent me there demand letter for payment not a bill. So I called the hospital, and they said that indeed there was a bill and they had sent me bills but I never responded. Come to find out they never updated my address and were sending bills to an address that I lived at before my son was even born. Although, when you go to this particular hospital before you can even be seen they take you over to a little cubicle and get all your info and insurance info.

Now I have got this collection agency calling me everyday and ending me letters that my account is seriously past due every week. So I call the 1-800 Medicaid number and explain all of this to them. The woman from Medicaid told me that there is nothing that they can do since the bill is so old. However, since your son did have active Medicaid at the time it is illoegal for that account to be sent to collections. I said oh really she told me to go to their website and read all about it. So I did, she also sent me a statment verifying his active coverage dates.

I sent a letter to ORD&D along with the info from the net with the specific law number and their explanation of the law, along with the medicaid coverage statement. I also sent this to Experian. Experian came back verified. And ORD&D said that they don't care, I owe them the money and I need to pay it now.

How can they being lawyers just blatently ignore the law? The bill is $1,100 if i had the money I would pay it. That is my monthly income tomes two. They are very rude, unsympathetic, and ignorant of the law. They have no legal right to collect on this debt and they know it. I have also sent the same letter to the hospital hopefully they will do the right thing.

Emr17
amherst, New York
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/05/2008 09:10 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Overton-Russell-Doerr-Donovan/Clifton-Park-New-York-12065/Overton-Russell-Doerr-Donovan-Lawyers-Who-Dont-Follow-Laws-Clifton-Park-New-York-370034. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

ORD&D response laughable

AUTHOR: Steve in NY - (United States of America)

These clowns sent me a letter for a bill that was paid with Seton Health System and kept sending letters.  Since I paid the urgent care directly I have no business with these clowns and will instead sue them under FDCPA if they every show up on my credit report as a collector of debt.

What you should do is write to the 3 credit reporting agencies challenging that you have never had an account with ORD&D and ask for it to be removed unless they can validate the debt.  The credit reporting companies will as part of their investigation contact ORD&D and if they do indeed claim it is a valid debt when it is not you now have a legitimate cause of action against them.

Find a good consumer lawyer and they can sue for damages including entries detrimental to your credit score.  It is illegal for a Debt Collector to indicate "Paid" on an account that they did not validate the debt nor collect on.  If after you challenge the entry with the Credit Reporting agencies they still insist that it is valid and can't prove that it is you can sue them.  Also if you are turned down credit or charged higher interest rates because of erroneous information that you challenge and is deemed to be invalid you can sue for financial damages.  A good consumer lawyer can let you know all of your options.  The only way to punish folks like this and Brian S. Strohl, Esq who defend their practices is to hit them in the wallet for more than they make off of collections.  These Debt Collectors wouldn't use their tactics that violate the FDCPA if consumers were informed and sued them.  Unfortunately they get away with it because people don't know their rights and don't make them pay.

Of course you can give me a call I am only about 30 minutes from Brian S. Strohl's office at ORD&D and can pay him a visit on your behalf.  I don't think he will so quick to call anyone a disgruntled debtor in person.  What I would call him is a sleazebag of the worst kind - An Attorney who is a Debt Collector.  I don't think that God has made any worse scum than that.  They make ambulance chasers look human.
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#2 Consumer Comment

ORD&D response laughable

AUTHOR: Steve in NY - (United States of America)

These clowns sent me a letter for a bill that was paid with Seton Health System and kept sending letters.  Since I paid the urgent care directly I have no business with these clowns and will instead sue them under FDCPA if they every show up on my credit report as a collector of debt.

What you should do is write to the 3 credit reporting agencies challenging that you have never had an account with ORD&D and ask for it to be removed unless they can validate the debt.  The credit reporting companies will as part of their investigation contact ORD&D and if they do indeed claim it is a valid debt when it is not you now have a legitimate cause of action against them.

Find a good consumer lawyer and they can sue for damages including entries detrimental to your credit score.  It is illegal for a Debt Collector to indicate "Paid" on an account that they did not validate the debt nor collect on.  If after you challenge the entry with the Credit Reporting agencies they still insist that it is valid and can't prove that it is you can sue them.  Also if you are turned down credit or charged higher interest rates because of erroneous information that you challenge and is deemed to be invalid you can sue for financial damages.  A good consumer lawyer can let you know all of your options.  The only way to punish folks like this and Brian S. Strohl, Esq who defend their practices.

Of course you can give me a call I am only about 30 minutes from Brian S. Strohl's office and can pay him a visit on your behalf.  I don't think he will so quick to call anyone a disgruntled debtor in person.  What I would call him is a sleazebag of the worst kind - An Attorney who is a Debt Collector I don't think that God has made any worse scum than that.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Overton, Doerr and Donovan, typical crooked collections lawyers!

AUTHOR: lawyersareliars - (United States of America)

In response to Overton, Doerr and Donovan's rebuttal.....

Remember Susan Bourk, from Ballston Lake? The elderly woman's credit whom you destroyed illegally? You should, it made the headlines. While in cahoots with Ellis Hospital, a bungling bunch of arbitrary billers, they illegally billed her, and you illegally damaged her credit.

   Fully aware that this was a mistake on Ellis's part, even when the mess they created was cleared up, you refused to remove negative remarks from her credit, but instead put the equally damning statements as "Paid". As debt collection lawyers and agents, you know full well that is viewed negatively, and adversly affects consumer's credit and their credit score.

  Research shows this to be standard proceedure with this collection agency.

They violate HIPPA laws, along with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Truely bottom feeders of the worst kind.

Brian S. Strohl, Esq, states "I am confident the consumer's story is not accurate and this is a mere attempt to slander our firm's reputation by a disgruntled debtor."

Typical sleezy lawyer speak sliding around the issue. In other words, he either hasn't checked, or wont check the facts, or is relieving himself of accountability by using the words "I am confident" versus "I can prove". I for one am "confident" the latter is the truth.

   This "individual" came into the world greasy, and continues to be greasy.

And who, Mr. Strohl Squire, would want to call your office and discuss any matter of any kind as it is interpreted by you or your associates? Posting your ilk's phone number was yet another thinly veiled sham by a deceitful ambulance chaser.

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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: Brian S. Strohl, Esq. - (U.S.A.)

I am confident the consumer's story is not accurate and this is a mere attempt to slander our firm's reputation by a disgruntled debtor.

Regardless, our telephone number is 518 383-4876 or 888 708-5088. A representative can assist with any questions to the account or a concern.
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