Chase Sued For Abusive Debt Collection Of Credit Cards: And People Are Told Bankruptcy is bad?
In just one more incident of big banks or credit card companies using abusive methods on debt collection of credit cards, JPMorgan Chase was sued in California Court alleging that Chase committed abuses against tens of thousands of California consumers for debt collection credit cards.
These guys don’t care how they get their money.
According to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, for about three years, between January 2008 and April 2011, Chase filed thousands of lawsuits each month to collect soured credit card debt, Ms. Harris said. On a single day, for example, Chase filed 469 lawsuits, court records show. Ms. Harris said, Chase took shortcuts like relying on court documents that were not reviewed for accuracy. “To maintain this breakneck pace,” according to the lawsuit, Chase relied on “unlawful practices.”
Abuses are rampant.
JPMorgan Chase is already navigating a thicket of regulatory woes. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, one of the bank’s chief regulators, is preparing an enforcement action against the bank over the way it collects its credit card debt, according to several people close to the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the cases publicly.
Chase assembled a “debt collection mill that abuses the California judicial process,” according to the lawsuit. Many of the lawsuits filed rely on questionable or incomplete records, Ms. Harris said. “At nearly every stage of the collection process,” the bank “cut corners in the name of speed, cost savings and their own convenience,” she said.
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Todd Murphy is a NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer practicing in Somerville, NJ. He can be reached at 862-217-2361.