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Case Conclusion Date: 12.20.2010
Practice Area: Credit card fraud
Outcome: Court awards consumer $10,000, plus attorney's and costs of $68,262
Description: Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, one of New York’s largest debt collection law firms received a stinging rebuke from a federal district court judge, who ruled in a published opinion that its motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP on behalf of New York consumer Gloria Shepherd was frivolous. Shortly after the Court’s decision was released, the unfair collection practices lawsuit – based on Cohen & Slamowitz’s attempt to collect a debt that had already been paid – was settled for $10,000 plus reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.