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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Harris County customer alleges Master Debt Solution subjected her to illegal collection practices

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 1, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a debt collection agency, alleging she was subjected to illegal debt collection practices.

Christa McDuell filed a complaint June 27 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Master Debt Solution LLC, Jane Doe and John and Jane Does 1-5, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Texas Debt Collection Act.

According to the complaint McDuell learned April 3 that Master Debt was reporting her debt on her credit report and asking as a collection agency. The plaintiff says she contacted the defendant April 26, and learned from Jane Doe that McDuell had a purported debt of $1,856 to Marinette Garden Apartments. 

At no time during conversation with Jane Doe, did the defendant say Master Debt was the debt collector for the $1,856. The plaintiff alleges she was subjected to illegal collection activities, which have caused her to suffer emotional distress and other fears.

McDuell seeks trial by jury, actual damages against the defendants of at least $25,000, statutory damages of $1,000, punitive damages, attorney fees and all other fit relief. She is represented by attorney Matthew M. Cabrera of M. Cabrera & Associates PC in Goshen, New York.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02309

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