The law offices of John L. Fallat prevailed on an appeal of a trial court ruling which misapplied the doctrine of collateral estoppel against a surety where the surety did not appear in the underlying hearing (a bankruptcy proceeding). Read the entire opinion.
Please visit www.imelawsuit.com for information regarding the Institute for Medical Education case filed in Santa Clara Superior Court.
In 1977, Congress enacted the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Even though many states have enacted similar laws, the FDCPA will take precedence over state law, unless state law provides greater protections.