Proud to report that our work on behalf of victims of identity theft and auto fraud continue.
Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP Files Fair Credit Reporting Act Cases Against Consumer Reporting Agencies, Banks, And Auto Dealership In Connection With Identity Theft Scam
Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP recently filed suit against Equifax Information Services, Inc., Experian Information Solutions, Inc., American Honda Finance Corporation, Bank of America, First National Bank of Omaha, Municipal Credit Union, Valley National Bank, Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge, Inc. and others in connection with a series of auto financing related identity thefts. The suits are brought on behalf of two New York consumers – a police officer and a retired detective – who allege that they suffered damage to their credit when credit bureaus, auto finance companies and auto dealerships were notified that the consumers’ identities had been stolen and their signatures forged on dozens of auto finance agreements and failed to respond properly. The suits, Regan v. Equifax Information Services, Inc., et al. (17-cv-06166) and Tracey III v. Equifax Information Services, Inc., et al. (17-cv-06157), allege claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state law, and are currently pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
These two related cases are examples of the firm’s recent advocacy on behalf of victims of identity theft.
Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP Teams With Maryland Consumer Firm Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC To Assist Victim Of Identity Theft
Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP recently filed suit against Maryland auto dealership Darcars Chrysler Jeep of Rockville and Santander Consumer USA (d/b/a Chrysler Capital), to bring suit on behalf of a consumer who moved from Maryland to New York only to learn that, after she had moved, a former acquaintenance had forged her signature on loan documents in connection with buying a vehicle. The suit alleges that the dealership and SCUSA continued to attempt to hold her liable after she notified them of the situation, and includes claims under the Truth in Lending Act, the New York Motor Vehicle Retail Instalment Sales Act, the New York General Business Law, and the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.
Consumer attorney Jane Santoni of Santoni, Vocci & Ortega serves as local counsel in this action, which is pending in U.S. District Court in Maryland.