Woman claims collectors harassing her over ex-husband's debt

Kelly Holleran Jul. 13, 2009, 8:12am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against three companies, alleging they are harassing her for a debt owed by her ex-husband.

Letecia Morgan says her former husband, Larry Gene Morgan, bought a mobile home from defendant Oakwood Acceptance Corp.

Under the Morgans' June 30, 2003, divorce decree, the mobile home was to go to Larry Morgan and he was to make payments on the home, court papers say.

According to the complaint filed July 7 in Jefferson County District Court, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Financing and Oakwood Acceptance have demanded payments for the mobile home from Letecia Morgan.

"Vanderbilt and Oakwood continue to harass Plaintiff even after being advised Plaintiff is not responsible for the alleged amount due on the mobile home," the complaint says.

In addition, Letecia Morgan claims defendant Duvera Billing Services, doing business as Palomar Associates, continues to contact her and make demands for payment.

She alleges that all three companies have reported false information regarding Letecia Morgan to credit reporting agencies and have threatened to garnish her Social Security checks if she does not pay the amount demanded of her.

Letecia Morgan is asking the court to declare that she does not owe the defending companies any of the money demanded of her. She is also seeking court costs, attorney's fees and other relief to which she is entitled.

Daniel E. Mabry of Strong, Pipkin, Bissell and Ledyard in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B184-455.

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