Law Grad Says Debt Firm Illegally Went After Discharged Loan

Law360 (June 11, 2021, 8:15 p.m. EDT) – Debt collection law firm Weltman Weinberg & Reis has been the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit by a law school graduate who claims the firm helped a creditor attempting to collect a loan that she took bar exam prep papers even though the debt was discharged in her Chapter 7 case.

In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court on Thursday, Renee Pistone said Ohio-based Weltman Weinberg & Reis Co. violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by representing a creditor in a lawsuit aimed at recovering an obligation which had been discharged from bankruptcy and …

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