Texas Law Firm Can't Trim Debt Collection Action

Law360, Houston (August 16, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Crowson & Crowson LLP was unable to pare a proposed class action accusing it of unfair debt collection when a Texas federal judge ruled Friday that the firm's inclusion of attorneys' fees in a demand letter to a credit card holder potentially runs afoul of federal law.

U.S. District Judge David C. Guaderrama denied the firm's partial motion to dismiss, saying that because it hadn't shown that lead plaintiff Martha Amaya's credit card agreement with the Government Employees Federal Credit Union authorized collection of attorneys' fees...
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