Kimball, Tirey & St. John is a law firm in San Diego, California, formed under this name in 1997. Also known as KTS, this firm represents landlords in every imaginable type of real estate law, including legal actions to collect delinquent rent, defending landlords against complaints filed under fair housing laws, evictions from both residential and commercial property, and evictions after foreclosure.
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Kimball, Tirey & St. John is al legitimate debt collection firm with an extensive history of harassing consumers over debts, especially military personnel. Advertising that it has collected over $160 million for its clients and that it is forceful in collecting on judgments, Kimball, Tirey & St. John uses tactics such as bank levies, wage garnishments, and drilling safe deposit boxes to collect money from consumers. While its clients are located exclusively in California, this firm has contacts in all 50 states to help it pursue consumers who move to other states.
In 2016, Kimball, Tirey & St. John settled with California’s Attorney General, who had alleged that they unlawfully evicted military families from military housing complexes in Southern California. The law firm agreed to pay $200,000 to the state and write off $52,000 in debt for the servicemembers impacted.
As of April 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 16 closed Kimball, Tirey & St. John complaints within the previous three years, including 12 closed Kimball, Tirey & St. John complaints within the previous 12 months. The BBB gives Kimball, Tirey & St. John an A+ rating. In addition, Justia lists one Kimball, Tirey & St. John complaint filed in federal court in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Furthermore, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) lists 37 closed Kimball, Tirey & St. John complaints for 2016.
Kimball, Tirey & St. John Collection Agency Address
Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLP
7676 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone Number: 800-338-6039
It is illegal for a debt collector to threaten to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely Kimball, Tirey & St. John would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!
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Absolutely. Here’s an example of a case filed against Kimball, Tirey & St. John in federal court.
In 2012, a judge in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, denied Kimball, Tirey & St. John’s motion to dismiss Derr v. Kimball, Tirey & St. John for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California’s Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In his decision, the judge outlined the allegations that the consumers were an elderly couple whose only source of income was Social Security. For 32 years, they supposedly rented an apartment and were never late on a rent payment. One month they didn’t have the entire rent and made arrangements to pay it with the next month’s rent, but the landlord sent the account to Kimball, Tirey & St. John for collection. When the couple made up the payment, the landlord refused the accept it and said they were being evicted. At the courthouse just before a trial for an unlawful detainer action, the elderly couple didn’t have an attorney, but the Kimball, Tirey & St. John attorney told them that they owed four months’ rent, attorneys’ fees, and court costs. When they protested that the landlord refused to accept the rent, the attorney offered to settle if the couple moved out within 30 days. The attorney refused to communicate the couple’s counteroffer to the landlord, so the couple felt they had no other choice but to accept the attorney’s offer. After they signed the court papers, they discovered that they had unwittingly agreed to pay more than $5,000 in addition to moving out. The story goes on, but the couple asserted that Kimball, Tirey & St. John violated the FDCPA, and Kimball, Tirey & St. John argued that the couple could not state a claim. The judge outlined and refuted each argument, and denied the debt collection law firm’s motion to dismiss the case.
The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The FDCPA regulates the behavior of collection agencies by prohibiting actions such as the use of abusive or threatening language; harassment; or the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt.
The FCRA regulates how collection agencies and creditors report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The complaint above illustrates how these laws can be extremely effective tools to hold accountable collection agencies who fail to adhere to their provisions.
These laws also provide individuals with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.
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Your debt harassment checklist:
- You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies
- You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
- You are recieving calls at work from a debt collection agency
- Debt collectors are calling your friends, neighbors, or coworkers
- Collectors are threatening you with violence, lawsuit, or arrest
- A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
- You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
- A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
- Criminal accusations are being made towards you
- Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
- Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect
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