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Jason Chaga v. Windham Professionals, Inc.
Case Number: 2:22-CV-0457
Judge: Kelley Brisbon Hodge
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County)
Defendant's Attorney: Brendan H. Little
Description: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania consumer credit lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a Fair Debt Collection Act violation theory under 15 U.S.C. 1692.
15 U.S.C. §1692. Congressional findings and declaration of purpose
(a) Abusive practices
There is abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors. Abusive debt collection practices contribute to the number of personal bankruptcies, to marital instability, to the loss of jobs, and to invasions of individual privacy.
(b) Inadequacy of laws
Existing laws and procedures for redressing these injuries are inadequate to protect consumers.
(c) Available non-abusive collection methods
Means other than misrepresentation or other abusive debt collection practices are available for the effective collection of debts.
(d) Interstate commerce
Abusive debt collection practices are carried on to a substantial extent in interstate commerce and through means and instrumentalities of such commerce. Even where abusive debt collection practices are purely intrastate in character, they nevertheless directly affect interstate commerce.
It is the purpose of this subchapter to eliminate abusive debt collection practices by debt collectors, to insure that those debt collectors who refrain from using abusive debt collection practices are not competitively disadvantaged, and to promote consistent State action to protect consumers against debt collection abuses.
Outcome: 03/02/2023 10 ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITH PREJUDICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 41.1(b). SIGNED BY HONORABLE KELLEY BRISBON HODGE ON 2/28/23. 3/2/23 ENTERED AND E-MAILED.(JL) (Entered: 03/02/2023)