Shaw v. Hayt Hayt & Landau, LLC, (D.N.J. 2016)
Case type: FDCPA violation
A law firm debt collector repeatedly froze bank accounts of an innocent consumer who bore a similar name to a relative who actually owed the money. The federal court sitting in Trenton held that this may well violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and denied the law firm's motion to dismiss the case.