Weltman Asks for $1.2M in Attorney’s Fees from BCFP

The law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. (WWR), following its success after a long court battle with the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or BCFP), filed a request with the court last Friday asking for $1.2M in attorney fees from the Bureau.

The BCFP initially filed suit against WWR in April of 2017, alleging that the firm falsely represented in its letters to consumers the level of attorney involvement in collecting debts. However, according to the request, WWR began to incur attorney fees when the Bureau commenced its investigation of the firm two years prior to the filing of the suit.

According to the filing, WWR cooperated with the Bureau during their investigation, yet the Bureau was unable to find "any instance in which any consumer was harmed, any consumer was misled, or any consumer was confused by any of Weltman's collection practices." Despite this, the Bureau proceeded to file the complaint when WWR refused to enter into a consent decree.

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