FDCPA Action Filed Against Thompson& Associates

A consumer represented by Attorney Kenneth D. Quat and Quat Law Offices has brought suit under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act against the Lawrence, Mass. law firm of Thompson & Associates due to allegedly unlawful language in its standard collection letters. The complaint asserts that the letter fails to provide adequate notice of the consumer's right to dispute the debt, and also fails to clearly inform the consumer of the creditor's identity. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and seeks to be certified as a class action.