NCO, Attys Can't Duck Suit Over Debt-Collection Practices

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday trimmed a consumer class action targeting NCO Financial Inc.’s debt collection practices, but said the lead plaintiff offered a cogent case that the company and its attorneys illegally called and sued him when he owed nothing.

Plaintiff James LaCourte is suing NCO for allegedly employing a “factory approach” to debt-collection litigation whereby it pressures attorneys at co-defendant Forster & Garbus LLP and other firms into filing large numbers of lawsuits against consumer debtors based on scant and unverified information...
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