A putative class action that accuses Pressler & Pressler, the state’s largest collections firm, of improperly levying on debtors’ joint bank accounts, has survived a motion to dismiss.

In a May 19 ruling, a federal judge left alive three counts in Kieffer v. Pressler & Pressler, 10-cv-3938: violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); negligent infliction of emotional distress; and conversion.

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