Richard J. Boudreau & Associates LLC, an ACA International Members’ Attorney Program member in Salem, N.H., announced that a federal jury in Detroit returned a verdict in favor of the company and two individual employees last week. ACA International first reported the decision.
The plaintiff in the case alleged that an employee’s call to a third party to obtain/confirm location information violated two sections of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The plaintiff also asserted that this call and subsequent communications with him were harassing and abusive.
The plaintiff - a financial planner - sought extensive actual damages for emotional distress and loss of business (the third party was a friend and alleged client). The jury rejected the plaintiff’s claims in their entirety, returning a verdict of “no cause” after less than an hour of deliberation. The defendant’s attorney was Charity Olson of Olson Law Group in Ann Arbor, Mich.