Michael Abella Feb. 15, 2017, 11:38am


EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged unfair and unconscionable collection practices.

Ruth Ann Hawthorne filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and a bankruptcy discharge injunction.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that due to the defendant's unlawful attempts to collect a discharged debt, she has suffered emotional distress and inconvenience. The plaintiff holds Carrington Mortgage Services LLC responsible because she alleges that with actual knowledge of her bankruptcy discharge, the defendant attempted to collect from her by sending payment demands directly to her and threatened to report her to the credit bureaus for nonpayment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks punitive damages, an order for the deletion of adverse credit reporting, costs, attorney fees and all other relief as the court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by Ronald A. Buch of Law Offices of William A. Mueller LLC in Belleville.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:17-cv-00104

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