JPMorgan Gets Claims Trimmed In Debt Collection Suit

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday dismissed several claims in a man's putative class action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. over allegedly intrusive phone calls he received regarding his ex-wife's auto loan, saying he hadn't provided enough facts to support them.

Plaintiff Harold Berk failed to properly state claims against JPMorgan under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and state law for intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller.

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