Really!! Court Rules “Obligation” In A Settlement Letter Is A Threat That A Consumer May Be Sued
Posted on August 30, 2022 | Categories: Consumer Defense
Since the 7th Circuit released their 2014 McMahon decision, using the word “settle” or “settlement” in any settlement offer letter has exposed collection agencies to being sued. Finding an FDCPA violation, the McMahon Court ruled that the consumer could reasonably assume that “settle” was a legal term and consumers would fear being sued for the debt.