EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman claims Weltman, Weinberg & Reis violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in its attempts to collect an alleged debt.
Tammy Smith filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., alleging the debt collector made false representation regarding the collection of an alleged debt.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January she suffered damages from receiving a collection letter claiming, "This settlement may have tax consequences."
The plaintiff alleges Weltman, Weinberg & Reis made false representation to the plaintiff's rights in connection to her debt.
The plaintiff seeks statutory damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just.
She is represented by Daniel A. Edelman, Emiliya Gumin Farsbstein and Michelle A. Alyea of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-01333-NJR-SCW