EAST ST. LOUIS — A man is suing Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC., a collection agency, claiming the defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Jeffrey Johnson filed a complaint on June 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC. alleging that the collection agency sent a notice to the plaintiff for the debt even though he and his wife filed for bankruptcy.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he and his wife filed for bankruptcy but he was still contacted by the collection agency in an attempt to collect a debt. The plaintiff holds Seneca Mortgage Servicing LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly sent notice to the plaintiff saying that Seneca would service the debt despite the bankruptcy filing.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, actual damages, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court sees fit. He is represented by James J. Haller of Sulaiman Law Group, LTD in Oak Brook.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00657-NJR-DGW