SHERMAN – A Denison resident alleges that a Las Vegas debt collector sent him a collection letter that contained "false threats" regarding interest, fees and costs.
Jason Earnhart, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 18 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Aargon Agency Inc., doing business as Aargon Collection Agency, and John Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 29, 2017, he received an initial contact notice from the defendant regarding an alleged debt. He alleges the letter contained a "false threat" that the balance of the alleged debt could increase at any time to mislead consumers into thinking it must be paid immediately.
The plaintiff holds Aargon Agency Inc. and John Does 1-25 responsible because the defendants allegedly falsely represented that the interest, fees and costs are continuously accruing.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and such other and further relief as this court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Yaakov Saks of Stein Saks PLLC in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00428-ALM