Jun 11, 2019

Court Enters Judgment Against Abusive Debt Collectors

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June 3, 2019, Judge Avern Cohn entered a default judgment against three groups of debt collectors in favor of Robin Robertson, a client of Lyngklip & Associates.  The judgment totaled $201,000, excluding fees and costs which the court will award later.  The judgment assessed damages against

  • High Point Asset Inc.,
  • Focus Financial Corp.,
  • Keon Roman,
  • Felicia Thomas,
  • Pinnacle Asset Group, LLC,
  • Michael Mancome,
  • Collectors Group,
  • Consumer Financial Solutions,
  • Michael McCoy, and
  • Lajarcis Gordon

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June 3, 2019, Judge Avern Cohn entered a default judgment against three groups of debt collectors in favor of Robin Robertson, a client of Lyngklip & Associates.  The judgment totaled $201,000, excluding fees and costs which the court will award later.

In her complaint, Ms. Robertson alleged that each of the following debt collectors had sought to collect bogus or non-existent debts from her using illegal threats of prosecution.

  • High Point Asset Inc.,
  • Focus Financial Corp.,
  • Keon Roman,
  • Felicia Thomas,
  • Pinnacle Asset Group, LLC,
  • Michael Mancome,
  • Collectors Group,
  • Consumer Financial Solutions,
  • Michael McCoy, and
  • Lajarcis Gordon

In the default judgment, the Court described the abuse by these collectors as follows:

As set forth in plaintiff’s brief and exhibits,6 plaintiff has received abusive and harassing calls by defendants. They have also called her family members, looking for her, disparaging her, and making threats about her. And even though the alleged debts do not belong to her, the toll of the debt collection efforts against her have materially and negatively impacted her life.

Docket 92, Judgment.  Ultimately, Judge Cohn found the request for actual and punitive damages in the amount of $201,000 reasonable and issued a judgment against the debt collectors.

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