Judgment Against Mary Jane Elliot, P.C.
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We had a client come to us that had tried to do the right thing
and work out an agreement to pay off her debt
when she was sued by debt collector Mary Jane Elliot's
office. In court, this consumer appeared and worked out
a deal to pay off the debt. The deal was accepted and she
began her payments. She made all payments on time and
complied with the deal she made. For Mary Jane Elliot's
office, that just wasn't good enough. Instead Mary Jane
Elliot's office began a campaign of collections in an attempt to
speed up the payments. The collectors would call this
consumer and tell her she defaulted on the agreement and now no
longer has a deal. The collectors told her that she now has
to pay off the entire balance in full. If that wasn't enough,
Mary Jane Elliot's office failed to account for any of the payments
that the consumer made despite the proof that there were receipts
for the payments.
Thankfully, this consumer came to Larry P. Smith & Associates
for help, and help we did. A lawsuit was filed under the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in March of 2012. We
sent out a process server with the summons and the complaint to the
owner and registered agent of the corporation, and we were able to
obtain service of the complaint.
It appears that Mary Jane Elliot's office had no defense for their
actions. This debt collector did not attempt to participate
in any discovery on the case or even fight it. Perhaps it was
the realization that they had been caught flagrantly violating the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as Mary Jane Elliot's office
surrendered and acknowledged that it violated the
FDCPA. On July 2, 2012, Mary Jane Elliot's office,
pursuant to their own offer, had a judgment entered against them
violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for the
entire Complaint filed against it. Another consumer's
rights were vindicated.
Contact information for Mary Jane Elliot's
Mary Jane M. Elliott,
c/o Mary Jane M.
24300 Karim Blvd
Novi, MI 48375
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