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Monday, July 27, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, re FDCPA

In Grant Bentrud v. Bowman, Heintz, Boscia & Vicia (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Grant E. Bentrud owes Capital One Bank, N.A. (“Capital One”), money—$10,955.20 to be exact. He amassed that debt on his credit card, and he does not dispute it here. Bentrud’s dispute instead concerns the man-ner in which Capital One’s lawyers attempted to collect the debt. The way he sees it, Bowman, Heintz, Boscia & Vician, P.C. (“Bowman Heintz”), an Indiana law firm specializing in debt collection, committed multiple violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) during their collec-tion efforts.

To remedy those alleged violations, Bentrud commenced this action in the Southern District of Indiana. After a volley of motions between the parties, the district court granted summary judgment in favor of Bowman Heintz on each of Bentrud’s FDCPA claims. For the reasons expressed below, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 27, 2015 04:50 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions