CBE Group, Inc., serves a variety of creditors, such as universities and the federal government, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). CBE Group has been in business since 1933.
If you are being sued by CBE Group, Inc., for a past-due account, you should take the time to read the lawsuit completely. You will need to file a response. If you don’t respond, the court will assume that CBE Group, Inc., is correct and they will award them a judgment against you as they request.
How to Respond To A Lawsuit From CBE Group, Inc.
If you don’t think the amount of the debt CBE Group alleges you owe is correct, then ask for proof. Be sure to provide copies of any payments that you have made. An FDCPA lawyer will help you defend yourself and show that you aren’t responsible for all or part of the debt – if that is indeed the case.
If you do owe the debt in question, you should try to negotiate with CBE Group, Inc. They will usually settle the debt for much less than the actual amount if you are willing to negotiate with them and set up a payment plan. This saves you money and saves you time by keeping the case out of court.
Damages You Could Receive from CBE Group, Inc.
You will need to have a local FDCPA attorney to review the lawsuit filed by CBE Group, Inc., against you. Your attorney will determine if the FDCPA has been violated.
If the FDCPA has been violated by CBE Group, Inc., you may be eligible to recover compensation from the collection agency for the damages they inflicted on you. Here are some of the more common damages recovered in such claims:
Physical and emotional distress – The constant harassment of the collections process can take its toll on you day after day leading to emotional and physical distress. Common physical distress symptoms include migraines, difficulty sleeping, depression, stress-induced cardiac issues, panic attacks, muscle pains, tension headaches, and hypertension. You could suffer stress in your relationships with your significant other, parents and children, and employer.
Lost wages– If the harassment has led to lost wages, you can recover that lost compensation. Keep track of any missed work because of your physical and mental distress or because of the reduced productivity caused by the calls.
Recovery of wage garnishment – Collection agencies sometimes garnish wages. If your wages have been garnished by CBE Group, Inc., and they violated the FDCPA, you can be reimbursed for those wages.
Legal feels – If CBE Group, Inc., violated the FDCPA, they could be ordered to pay any legal fees, such as court costs and your lawyer’s fees.
Statutory damages– If you don’t recover other damages, but CBE Group, Inc., violated the FDCPA, you can recover statutory damages in the amount of $1,000.
Injunctive relief–The court can tell CBE Group, Inc., to no longer contact you or your associates by phone or even by mail. This will reduce the stress and end the harassment.
Talk to an FDCPA Attorney Today
If CBE Group, Inc., is suing you, talk with an FDCPA attorney about how to proceed. You want to respond to the situation in a timely manner.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against CBE Group, Inc. or any other third-party collection agency, you may not be entitled to receive any compensation.