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Judgment Against Mary Jane Elliot, P.C.

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2012 | Consumer Protection

We had a client come to us that had tried to do the right thing and work out an agreement to pay off her debt when she was sued by debt collector Mary Jane Elliot’s office.   In court, this consumer appeared and worked out a deal to pay off the debt.  The deal was accepted and she began her payments.  She made all payments on time and complied with the deal she made.  For Mary Jane Elliot’s office, that just wasn’t good enough.  Instead Mary Jane Elliot’s office began a campaign of collections in an attempt to speed up the payments.  The collectors would call this consumer and tell her she defaulted on the agreement and now no longer has a deal.  The collectors told her that she now has to pay off the entire balance in full.  If that wasn’t enough, Mary Jane Elliot’s office failed to account for any of the payments that the consumer made despite the proof that there were receipts for the payments.

Thankfully, this consumer came to Larry P. Smith & Associates for help, and help we did.  A lawsuit was filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in March of 2012.  We sent out a process server with the summons and the complaint to the owner and registered agent of the corporation, and we were able to obtain service of the complaint.

It appears that Mary Jane Elliot’s office had no defense for their actions.  This debt collector did not attempt to participate in any discovery on the case or even fight it.  Perhaps it was the realization that they had been caught flagrantly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as Mary Jane Elliot’s office surrendered and acknowledged that it violated the FDCPA.   On July 2, 2012, Mary Jane Elliot’s office, pursuant to their own offer, had a judgment entered against them for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for the entire Complaint filed against it.   Another consumer’s rights were vindicated.
Contact information for Mary Jane Elliot’s
Mary Jane M. Elliott,
c/o Mary Jane M.
24300 Karim Blvd
Novi, MI 48375
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