Philadelphia woman accuses Tate & Kirlin of violating fair debt collection practices

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia woman is suing a national debt collection business, alleging infringement of privacy through exposure of personal information.

Lorene Farma filed a complaint June 22 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Tate & Kirlin Associates of Philadelphia, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and disclosure of personal information.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 16, 2014, Farma was mailed a collection letter and the envelope had a window. Through this window, the suit says, an account number, which constitutes a piece of personal identifying information, was visible and could have been seen by anyone holding the envelope.

Farma seeks a jury trial, compensation for attorney fees and costs, damages and other relief. She is represented by attorneys Cary L. Flitter, Theodore E. Lorenz and Andrew M. Milz of Flitter Lorenz PC in Narberth.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-03504

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