M.L. Zager, P.C. is facing a proposed class action that claims the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by sending a letter to a consumer that falsely implied an attorney was involved in the “day-to-day collection” of a debt.
The plaintiff alleges he received a collection notice in January 2018 that identified the sender as “The Law Offices of M.L. Zager, P.C.” According to the lawsuit, the letter misled the plaintiff, as no attorney employed by the collection agency had any involvement in the collection of the man’s debt. As stated in the lawsuit:
“The least sophisticated consumer would likely be deceived into believing that an attorney had meaningful involvement in the collection of the alleged debt.”