Collection Co. Takes Fight Over Harassment Suit To High Court

Law360, New York (December 21, 2012, 4:38 PM EST) -- A debt collector has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether its settlement offer in a lawsuit revived by the Eleventh Circuit mooted the underlying harassment claims even though it did not agree to an entry of judgment.

In a petition filed before the high court on Dec. 17, Convergent Outsourcing Inc. argues that plaintiff Anthony Zinni lost standing to pursue his Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit after he failed to accept a settlement offer that exceeded potential statutory damages, and that the Eleventh...
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