Gary Nitzkin has an excellent post about a recent decision involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and emotional distress damages. This is consistent with decisions in Alabama federal courts. Even though lawyers defending collectors like to pretend that emotional distress damages can never be recovered (they drink deeply from the Kool-Aid) the truth is that one of the main reasons the FDCPA was passed is because of the enormous emotional damage that results from abusive debt collectors.
If you are dealing with abusive debt collectors and you live in Alabama, we will be happy to meet with you to help you understand your options.
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