Neuheisel Law Firm is a debt collection law office in Tempe, Arizona, with an additional office in Sacramento, California. It was founded in 1981, has fewer than 20 employees, and is managed by Kathryn A. Neuheisel. Legal records at the PACER website confirm that consumers who believed that they were being harassed by Neuheisel Law Firm hired counsel to help them pursue compensation.
Alleged Violations against Neuheisel Law Firm*
According to information on the PACER website, on or around December 2, 2011, Neuheisel Law Firm and its client obtained a default judgment against an Arizona consumer. The court awarded the client attorney’s fees in the amount of $800.00 and court costs in the amount of $224.84. According to the court’s order the attorney’s fees and costs would also increase and would “bear interest at the rate of 4.25 percent per annum from the date of this Judgment until this Judgment plus any post petition court costs is paid in full.”
- In connection with the collection of the debt, Neuheisel Law Firm sent the consumer a letter dated February 25, 2016. It stated that the current balance of the debt was $9,087.12 when, according to the consumer, this was $19.75 more than the amount actually owed.
When the consumer’s attorney contacted the firm about the discrepancy, Neuheisel responded that the debt also reflected $38 in post-petition costs, so the correct amount should have been $9,105.37.
The consumer’s attorney requested more information about the discrepancy, and Neuheisel justified it by stating that on or about August 15, 2014, the creditor had stopped charging interest on the court costs of the debt. The consumer alleged that if this was true, the firm had failed to disclose that its client had ceased collecting the court mandated post-judgment interest. Alternatively, if the creditor did not actually waive post-judgment interest on costs, Neuheisel allegedly misrepresented the amount of the debt.
Feeling harassed by Neuheisel Law Firm, the consumer sued the firm for:
- Misrepresenting the character, amount, or legal status of the debt
- Using false, deceptive, and misleading means to collect a debt
- Using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt
The matter was later settled.
Hire a Consumer Lawyer
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If they flash on your caller ID, it means that Neuheisel Law Firm is on the line. If they try to collect an amount that appears to be inconsistent with the actual debt, hire a consumer lawyer and file a claim against Neuheisel Law Firm. If the judge decides in your favor, you could be awarded $1,000 per FDCPA violation plus legal costs incurred pursuing the claim. Never be afraid to act on the protections that the law gives you.
*Case taken from PACER (www.pacer.gov). File number is Case 2:17-cv-00539-ESW from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be constructed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Neuheisel Law Firm or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to any compensation.