Mushinsky v. Nelson, Watson & Assoc., LLC,

642 F.Supp.2d 470 (E.D. Pa. 2009)

Case type: FDCPA violation

The federal district court agreed that it may be deceptive, under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, for a collector to label "interest" as part of "principal" in a collection dun. This decision was one of first impression in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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