SHERMAN – A Denton County man is suing a collection agency, alleging it sullied his credit when it did not report he was disputing a debt.
Alizain Yasin filed a lawsuit Dec. 14 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Alliance One Receivables Management, Inc. alleging a violation of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
According to the complaint, Yasin was disputing an alleged debt with Alliance One Receivables with a dispute letter Feb. 26. The suit says he examined his credit report again April 14, and found Alliance One Receivables had re-reported the alleged debt to credit bureaus in March.
The lawsuit states, when Alliance One Receivables re-reported the alleged debt after it had received Yasin’s dispute letter, they failed to list the account as ``disputed by consumer,” despite being required to do so by the Fair Debt Collections Practice Act.
Yasin seeks actual and statutory damages, plus attorney fees and a declaration Alliance One Receivables violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. He is represented by attorney Andrew Margolies of Margolies Law Office in Dallas.
Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-00848