The Indiana Consumer Law Group/The Law Office of Robert E. Duff announces the recent filing of a lawsuit against Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group. The Complaint alleged that Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group sent a collection letter to an Indiana consumer that failed to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it misrepresented the consumer’s rights under the Act. Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Ryan Dillon and the Dillon Legal Group agreed to have a judgment entered against them in the case for more than the maximum statutory damages to which the plaintiff could have recovered in the lawsuit. The Court entered judgment against Ryan Dillon and Dillon Legal Group and is currently in the process of determining the attorney fees the plaintiff is entitled to as well.
To see the collection letter at issue, click here: Dillon Collection Letter
If you received a collection letter from Ryan Dillon with similar language in bold at the bottom of the letter, you may also have a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If so, contact us here.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act requires that a debt collector provide a consumer certain information within five days of the debt collector’s initial communication with the consumer. Usually, a debt collector’s initial communication with a consumer is a collection letter – and that collection letter almost always has the debt collector’s attempt at providing the required information in it. But debt collectors often mess it up in significant and important ways. If you have letters from a debt collector, especially the initial letters, let us take a look at them to see if the debt collector is following the law. Again, you can contact us here.