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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau building in Washington, D.C. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued debt-collection law firm Forster & Garbus, alleging that since 2014 the firm has attempted to collect more than 99,000 debts without any “meaningful attorney involvement” in the actions.

Instead, the law firm, based in Commack, New York, has “relied on non-attorney support staff, automation, and both a cursory and deficient review of account files to attempt to collect more than 99,000 debts that consumers allegedly owe to Forster & Garbus’ clients,” states the complaint, which the CFPB filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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