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In 2010, the debt collection agency Allied Interstate entered into a consent decree agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC charged that Allied Interstate repeatedly made telephone calls to collect debts from the wrong people, to collect incorrect amount, or both. At the time, the settlement was the second-largest penalty from a debt collection […]

In Sewell v. Allied Interstate, heard in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, a judged granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff’s motion to strike challenged defenses. The plaintiff alleged that a debt collector from Allied Interstate made harassing phone calls to collect a student loan debt. She claims that Allied Interstate […]

In 2014, a judge in U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, denied Allied Interstate’s motion for summary judgment in Sharp v. Allied Interstate. The case arose when Mr. Sharp alleged that Allied Interstate robocalled him 381 times on his cell phone, all in an attempt to collect $86.96. Mr. Sharp said that he […]

In Richardson v. Allied Interstate, brought in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, the judge overruled a magistrate judge’s order and allowed the consumer to amend her complaint. In her class action complaint, Ms. Richardson alleged that Allied Interstate faxed an employment verification form to her workplace in conjunction with a student loan debt. […]

In Henry v. Allied Interstate, brought in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, a judge ruled with Allied Interstate in dismissing some of Mr. Henry’s FDCPA claims and ruled that other FDCPA claims remained pending. Mr. Henry’s story is all too common in our world of the student loan debt. He took out two […]