Notice: We are still operating during the COVID-19 crisis. However, we are not allowing visitors to our office and most of our staff is operating remotely. Our attorneys and staff are still available to help you by phone and email. If you get our voice mail, please leave a message and it will be returned promptly. There may be delays with mail due to the crisis, so please try to send documents by email after submitting a contact form here or fax to 312-419-0379, if possible.

Transfer of Marion County Township Small Claims Cases

We have learned that many cases filed in the Marion County Township Small Claims courts are being transferred as a result of our Suesz decision. (The United States Supreme Court has now declined to review that decision.) The collection cases were filed in the wrong court, and the debt collectors are hoping to avoid liability for further proceedings by transferring the cases. If you have received such a motion or order, contact us, as you may be able to recover damages for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, regardless of whether you owe the debt or whether the debt collection plaintiff can prove it is the owner of the debt.