Jones vs. Professional Finance Company, Inc. (Southern District, Florida – December 4, 2017) – Case No. 0:17-cv-61435-WPD.
Plaintiff, through attorney Jibreal Hindi, brought a “reverse-Avila” claim against our client alleging it violated the FDCPA and FCCPA by mailing Plaintiff a collection letter that failed to indicate whether collection fees were accruing on the account. The fee column in the letter reflected a $0.00 balance. Judge William Dimitrouleas dismissed the case with prejudice finding Plaintiff’s argument “ha[d] no basis in law or fact,” ss the letter “specifically show[ed] there are no fees associated with the debt; that is the ordinary meaning of 0.00—none, zilch, nada.”