Recently, together with our colleagues from Connolly Wells & Gray, LLP, attorneys from Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC initiated another class action against Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc. – a regional debt collection enterprise. As detailed in the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc. improperly disclosed consumers’ personal identifying information on the face of the envelopes used for collection notices. This practice is unlawful under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq., as declared by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Douglass, et al. v. Convergent Outsourcing, 765 F.3d 299 (3rd Cir. 2014).
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