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SHULA v. LAWENT, 03-3194

Defendants blatantly violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because the court never awarded costs to the debt collectors, plaintiff was never obligated to pay these costs; defendant's letter demanding payment of these costs as a debt violated sections 1692e and 1692f(1), while failure to send a follow-up letter violated section 1692g(a).

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/21/2004
  • Decided 02/26/2004
  • Published 02/26/2004


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Michael S. Hilicki (argued), Beeler, Schad & Diamond, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Paul D. Lawent (argued), pro se, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellants.
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