Bad Conduct of Counsel Leads to Denial of Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in FDCPA Case

When Credit Bureau of the South contacted Ms. Davis in an effort to collect a debt from her, they violated the FDCPA’s rule prohibiting the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt. The company had not acted as a credit reporting agency for years before it contacted Ms. Davis and its name violated the policy. Following the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision in favor of Ms. Davis, her counsel submitted a motion for recovery of fees in the amount of $130,410.00 based upon an hourly rate of $450.00. The Court relied on decisions from other circuits to deny all recovery of attorney’s fees. Find out the truth behind Ms. Davis’ claims here.