PITTSBURGH — A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Professional Placement Services LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged abusive and deceptive debt collection practices.
Crystal N. Hall, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Professional Placement Services LLC, alleging the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she initially received a collection letter from defendant attempting to collect an alleged debt. As a result of defendant's actions, she has been confused and misled on what she must do to effectively dispute the debt, she says.
The plaintiff says the defendant failed to properly inform her that in order to effectively dispute the debt, such dispute must be in writing.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Eugene Frank of Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Case No. is 19-0107.