My firm has filed a new case against Wolpoff & Abramson, LLP and Palisades Collection, LLC alleging violations of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the California Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The case was brought in the United States District Court (Northern District of California) in Oakland and is Case No. C07-03264.
The lawsuit alleges that the Wolpoff and Palisades obtained a default judgment without actually serving my client with the summons and complaint or giving him any notice. My client successfully moved to vacate the default judgment and then after my firm became involved, Wolpoff and Palisades voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also alleges that a Wolpoff employee continued to insist that the judgment was in effect after the judgment had been vacated by the Court and made threats to garnish my client's wages. The lawsuit also alleges that Wolpoff telephoned my client's spouse at her place of employment pretending to do an "employment verification" on my cliente in order to intimidate my client into paying the alleged debt.
Credit expert and consumer advocate Bud Hibbs has information about Wolpoff & Abramson here, which he names as one of America's worst debt collection companies, and information about Palisades Collections here. If you are sued by Wolpoff & Abramson, or suspect they have violated the law in the manner in which they are attempting to collect an alleged debt, do not hesitate to obtain a free consultation with a consumer attorney. California residents can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone me at (858) 679-3396. Residents of other states should visit the website for the National Association of Consumer Advocates to find an attorney in your state.