Ward vs. D.A.N. Joint Venture, III, L.P. (County Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida – August 31, 2012) – Case No. 09-2802-co. Plaintiff claimed our client, a debt collection agency, violated the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act by attempting to collect a debt from Plaintiff without first providing a required notice of assignment and by continuing to contact the Plaintiff after Plaintiff had verbally requested no further contact. On our client’s motion for reconsideration, the court granted our client summary judgment finding that the failure to comply with the notice of assignment provision of the FCCPA did not invalidate or prohibit our client from attempting to collect the debt and that a verbal “cease and desist” request by the Plaintiff did not prevent our client from continuing collection efforts. The County Court’s Order was affirmed on appeal.