SACRAMENTO – An El Dorado County woman has filed a class-action suit against a debt collector over claims it mailed her a misleading letter regarding an alleged debt.
Candie White filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against First Step Group LLC and Does 1-10 alleging that they violated Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 26, she received a debt collection letter from the defendant attempting to collect a debt for the benefit of Cach LLC. The plaintiffs hold First Step Group LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose the age of the debt being out of statute, failed to state that making a payment on the time-barred debt would revive the statute of limitations and permit the defendant to sue plaintiff on the debt and attempted to collect on a debt in an amount not authorized by law or contract.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant, certify case as a class action, appoint class representative and counsel, damages, attorneys' fees, costs of suit, interest and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-02439