United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
JORGE ALONSO UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Christy McCurdy brings this suit under the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., against Grant & Weber, Inc.
(“G&W”). Before the Court are the
parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment as well as
defendant’s request for relief under 28 U.S.C. §
1927. For the reasons set forth below, defendant’s
motion for summary judgment is granted, and plaintiff’s
motion for summary judgment is denied. Defendant’s
request for relief under § 1927 is denied.
Christy McCurdy incurred an alleged medical debt originally
owed to Northwestern Medical Group. She could not pay the
debt and defaulted on it.
is a collection agency that was retained to collect the debt.
On September 21, 2017, G&W sent a collection letter to
plaintiff conveying information about the debt, including an
account number, client number, and an amount due. The heading
of the letter states, in part,
GRANT & WEBER, INC.
“A Professional Collection Corporation”
Call: T. DIAZ
800-333-1656 Ext. 7719
Member of Experian
(Dkt. 69-3, pg. 2.) The letter states, in part,
Your account has been referred to Grant & Weber, Inc., in
an attempt to collect the balance now.
Grant & Weber, Inc. is a debt collection agency. This is
an attempt to collect a debt, by ...