Chase Bank USA is suing two Florida attorneys specializing in reducing consumer debt, claiming they are engaging in blatantly illegal and fraudulent practices. Filed in Delaware, the federal suit accuses Hess Kennedy Chartered, Laura Hess, Edward Kennedy and others of using "an unlawful debt elimination scheme" relying on lawsuits challenging valid credit card charges. Nationwide, Chase said more than 3,800 credit card holders have used such tactics to avoid paying more than $25 million in legitimate debts.
Chase Bank Accuses Florida Law Firms of Running Debt-Relief Scam
Daily Business Review
March 6, 2008