A law firm that mass-produced collection letters and litigation documents violated the federal debt collection act in a matter it filed a decade ago, a New York federal judge has ruled. The judge found supporting evidence for the conclusion that collection letter and litigation documents were "regularly" produced in volume "by non-lawyers at the push of a button." Upton, Cohen & Slamowitz -- now known as Cohen & Slamowitz -- had not decided as of Wednesday whether to appeal, an attorney for the firm said.
Law Firm's Debt Collection Review Violated Federal Act, Judge Says
New York Law Journal
October 9, 2009