WHEELING – A Wheeling consumer claims that a credit union and a debt collector are unlawfully attempting to collect an alleged debt and has filed a class-action suit.
Norman E. Jeffries filed a complaint on behalf of and other similarly situated individuals on July 3 in the Ohio Circuit Court against CU Recovery Inc. and Greater Iowa Credit Union alleging violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the suit states the plaintiff defaulted on an auto loan in April 2010 and that the car was repossessed and the loan charged off. The suit states that statute of limitations to collect the balance expired in 2014, but that Greater Iowa Credit Union retained CU Recovery to collect the alleged debt. The plaintiff alleges he received a collection letter from CU Recover in May 2016, but that the letter did not disclose the debt was time barred.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant for actual damages and/or restitution of payments, statutory damages, costs of litigation, attorneys' fees and other relief as the court deem proper. He is represented by Jason E. Causey of Bordas & Bordas PLLC in Saint Clairsville, Ohio and Ralph C. Young, Christopher B. Frost, Steven R. Broadwater Jr. and Jed R. Nolan of Hamilton Burgess Young & Pollard PLLC in Fayetteville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jason A. Cuomo.
Ohio Circuit Court case number 17-C-199