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Wage Garnishment Stopped After Out-of-State Judgement

At Luftman, Heck & Associates, our Cleveland bankruptcy attorneys recently assisted a man from Oklahoma after a debt collection company filed a lawsuit and began garnishing his wages. Even though the man lived in another state, this collector used a very old address from Ohio, essentially making him unaware of the lawsuit or judgment until money was taken out of his check. To hopefully stop this unscrupulous activity, LHA began working on his behalf.

Once we reviewed the situation, it was apparent the debt collector had violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when they filed the initial lawsuit and as a result, the case was dismissed. This allowed our client to receive payment for all his attorney fees and no longer needed to worry about having a judgment hanging over his head or seeing his check reduced because of this company’s deceptive actions.

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