Woman sues law office for consumer credit violations

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2017

LOGAN – A woman is suing Atkins & Ogle Law Offices after she claims it violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit & Protection Act.

Mitzi Wolfe was extended credit by Don Elkins Music and/or Kerr’s Music World to purchase an instrument for her son, Christopher Stowers, to use and play in the school band, according to a complaint filed May 26 in Logan Circuit Court.

Wolfe claims she became delinquent upon the account and the personal property was returned to Don Elkins Music.

Upon information and belief, the delinquent account was placed with the defendant for collection and the defendant then engaged in threatening, oppressive, abusive, harassing, unfair, unconscionable and false representations to the plaintiff in the collection of the delinquent account that created the debt, according to the suit.

Wolfe claims the defendant’s conduct was willful, wanton and/or reckless and intolerable in civilized society.

The defendant violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit & Protection Act, as well as common law invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to the suit.

Wolfe claims the defendant’s abusive and intentionally debt collection policies and practices caused her to also suffer harassment, indignity, humiliation, mental anguish and embarrassment.

Wolfe is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Steven S. Wolfe of Wolfe, White & Associates.

Logan Circuit Court case number: 17-C-157

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