Debt collection law firm sued for violating Collection Practices Act

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jul. 30, 2012, 9:27am

SHERMAN - An Ohio debt collection law firm is being sued by an Allen man who claims the firm did not disclose in voicemails that it was attempting to collect on a debt.

Bill Reese filed suit against Lawrence Roach, doing business as the Law Office of Larry Roach, and Does 1-10 on July 26 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

The defendants allegedly placed collection calls to Reese demanding payment for a debt from a Sam's Club credit card. In February, defendant's representative left a voicemail and failed to state that the call was from a debt collector, according to the suit.

The defendants are accused of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by using false, deceptive and misleading representations in connection with the collection of a debt and for not disclosing that the communication was from a debt collector.

The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of statutory damages, court costs and attorney's fees.

Reese is represented by Douglas Baek of Krohn & Moss Ltd. in Los Angeles, Calif.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:12-cv-00465

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