Report: #906677

Complaint Review: Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C.

  • Submitted: Wed, July 04, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, July 09, 2012
  • Reported By: HannaH8R — Georgia USA
  • Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C.
    1427 Roswell Rd.
    United States of America

Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C. Hanna Frederick J. Hanna Sued For Attempting To Collect Debt Already Paid, Internet

*Author of original report: Info. vs. Hanna

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Frederick J. Hanna Sued For Attempting To Collect Debt Already Paid

Mr. Hanna claims not to know the meaning of the word subterfuge; it should have been his middle name

November 23, 2011: A St. Clair County man accuses several banks and collection agencies of improperly attempting to collect a debt.

Roger Benson filed a lawsuit Nov. 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against LVNV Funding LLC, Resurgent Capital Services LP and Chase Bank USA. United Collection Bureau Inc., Frederick J. Hanna & Associates PC and Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Company LPA are also named as defendants.

The suit seeks a judgement of more than $1.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages plus court costs.

Benson says he was living in Arkansas in November 2008 when he reached a settlement agreement on a debt with Chase Bank. The payment was made by money order and endorsed by the bank, allegedly satisfying the debt on the account.

In June 2009, Benson says he started receiving several demand letters after moving to Illinois. He says the notices from United Collection Bureau demanded he pay $4,700 on the previously-settled account. In August 2009 Benson claims he wrote the company asking for validation of the debt, which he says he never received.

In October 2009, Benson says Frederick J. Hanna & Associates sent him a demand letter for the same amount on the same account. Again, Benson claims he asked for validation and verification of the amount owed, which he allegedly never received. Two years later Weltman, Weinberg & Reis allegedly sent Benson a demand letter for the same Chase Bank debt which was now held by LVNV Funding.

Benson claims the defendants violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Illinois' Collection Agency Act by not providing validation of the debt, repeatedly demanding payment on an account that had been settled and transferring collection activities to new debt agencies. He also accuses the companies of consumer fraud.

Attorney David M. Duree of O'Fallon is representing Benson. They ask for a jury trial.
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#1 Author of original report

Info. vs. Hanna

AUTHOR: HannaH8R - (USA)

The Georgia Supreme Court says Hanna is a "law firm," so you have to submit a bar complaint vs. them (and not a consumer complaint with the state OCA or federal FTC -- but fine if you do that too anyway).  You may submit a bar complaint vs. Fred Hanna (the owner of the "firm") and any atty. that may have contacted you that also violated bar rules for atty.s:

(Call and ask for a bar complaint, and if they have them online):

State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 527-8700
(800) 334-6865
FAX: (404) 527-8717


See below for info. on where to look for sample do-not-call letters vs. Hanna, and how to fight Hanna lawsuits and WIN (feel free to post on here too for more info.):

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Submit a Georgia bar complaint vs. Fred Hanna and other Hanna attorneys:


Sample do-not-call/ validation letter vs. Hanna:

Date:  April 4, 2012

Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C.
Debt Collectors
1427 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA  30062

Account number(s):  (See Enclosed)       
RE:  Request for Validation of Debt, 15 U.S.C. 1692g

Dear Sir or Madam:

This is my formal notice that I am disputing this debt, and requesting immediate validation under Section 809 of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692g, of the debt from your office.  I am requesting that your office immediately send me a copy of the following documents: (a) the name, address, and phone number of an employee of the original creditor that can validate the debt, (b) proof of who is the current legal owner of the debt, and that you represent the original creditor or debt buyer, and (c) the original signed note, contract, credit agreement, or instrument creating the debt.

I am disputing this debt for the following reasons:  this debt has not been validated.  I do not know whether your debt collection company is the legal owner of this debt or not, or if the amounts charged are valid.

This is also my formal notice under 15 U.S.C. 1692c, to you to cease all further communications with me, my family members, and my associates and all third parties, unless I give you express permission to do so.  You have my express permission to mail me the requested validation documents to the address listed below, but I do not give you permission to contact me over the phone, or in any other way except as specifically addressed in this letter.
This letter is not meant in any way to be an acknowledgment that I owe this money.


John Doe
P.O. Box 0000
Marietta, GA  30062
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