Civil Procedure Keyed to Marcus
Bates v. C & S Adjusters, Inc
Phillip E. Bates (Plaintiff) commenced this action in the District Court for the Western District of New York following receipt of a collection notice from C & S Adjusters, Incorporated (Defendant). Plaintiff alleged a violation of the Fair Debit Collection Practices Act. Plaintiff had incurred the debt in question while he was a resident of the Western District of Pennsylvania. The creditor also had its principal place of business in that district. The creditor referred the matter to Defendant, a local agency, which transacted no business in New York. After Defendant mailed a collection notice to Plaintiff in Pennsylvania, the postal service forwarded the notice to Plaintiff at a new address in New York. Defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue, which was granted by the District Court for the Western District of New York.
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