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Attorney Dana Karni has handled hundred of consumer rights matters including debt collection defense, debt collection abuse, credit reporting and auto fraud cases. This is not a complete list of cases or results. Please note that past experience is not indicative of future success.

Lawsuits Against Abusive Debt Collectors: FDCPA & TDCA LITIGATION

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Wilkins v. George Lester dba Worldwide Financial Services, Cause No. 13CV1066 in the 122nd District Court, Galveston County, Texas
RESULT: Judgment in the amount of $303,388.28 in favor of the Plaintiff, client of Karni Law Firm, P.C.

Douglas v. Alexander & Stefano, Alexander T. Villafranco and Alonzo Rainero, Case Number 6:13-cv-212-wss, Western District of Texas, Waco Division
RESULT: Judgment in the amount of $63,196.44 in favor of the Plaintiff, client of Karni Law Firm, P.C.

Turner v. Oxford Management Services, Case No. 4:06-cv-02178 in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
RESULT: Consent Judgment in the amount of $17,500.00 plus $56,143.47 ordered for Plaintiffs’ attorneys fees

Franks v. Gerald Phillip Wright, dba Cole, Tanner & Wright and DebtCom, Inc., et. al., Case No. 2012-73383 in the 152nd Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Settlement in the amount of $5,000 for the consumer. Settlement reached through the Federal Trade Commission and Receivership for the Defendant, appointed by Federal District Court Judge in a separate matter.

Lawsuits Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act: FCRA LITIGATION

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Tamez v. Experian, Equifax, TransUnion, and Collecto, Cause No. Cause No. 4:13-cv-03777 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
RESULT: Settlement amount confidential

Post-Judgment Debt Defense

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Merriman Investment, LLC, assignee of CACV of Colorado, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 869118 in the County Court at Law #1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: The original judgment was set aside; the entire alleged debt was eliminated; writ of execution on client’s non-exempt real estate was dissolved.

Palisades Collection, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 799679 in the County Court at Law # 3, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dissolved writ of execution against client’s bank account and release of judgment

Alasia, LLC assignee of Dodeka, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV11C0017700 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Writ of garnishment seizing client’s bank account was dissolved.

MBNA America Bank v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., in the County Court at Law, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Release of judgment lien allowing client to proceed in the sale of his real estate.

Auto Related Cases: AUTO FRAUD LITIGATION

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Juan Garcia v. Houston Direct Auto, Inc. and Mohamad Nidal Ghandour, Case No. 4:15-cv-3351 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division   Client sued for violations of federal odometer laws and fraud.   RESULT: Settlement in the amount of $10,000.00 for the client.

San Antonio Federal Credit Union v. Pineda, Cause No. CV41C0167161 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
Client sued for the deficiency stemming from the repossession of this vehicle. Counter-claim filed for violations of client’s rights.
RESULT: Client’s deficiency debt of $8,981.63 + fees and costs was eliminated. Client was awarded $2,750.00 in damages.

Gutierrez v. Felix Fojtik, dba Fojtik Auction & Equipment Co., Case No. 3:06-cv-00531 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division
Client sued auto auctioneer for fraudulent disclosures of an odomoeter, violation of the Federal Odometer Act, and for unfair, deceptive trade practices in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DPTA).
RESULT: Settlement in the amount of $12,900.00 for client.

Defense of Debt Collection Litigation

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Midland Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 1025471, in the County Court at Law #2, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid pennies on the dollar to settle before trial.

LVNV Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV12C0131001, in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

Midland Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV51C0137091, in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

Main Street Acquisition Corp. v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 11-11-12568 in the 9th Judicial District Court, Montgomery County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

Midland Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 13JCV3111850 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Fort Bend County, Texas
RESULT: : Dismissed. Client paid pennies on the dollar to settle before trial.

Dodeka, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 2009-02895 in the 270th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 1028373 in the County Court at Law #3, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed

LVNV Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV12C0064598 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Hudson & Keyse, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 932481-001 in the County Court at Law #1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV71C0064686, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

Unifund CCR Partners v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV31C0040972 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Midland Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV41C0166952, in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Palisades Collection, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 952211 in the County Court at Law #1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

CACH, LLC, v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 997643 in the County Court at Law #4, Harris County, Texas
RESLUT: Dismissed.

CACH, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Case No. FA0612000868007 In the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”)
RESULT: Dismissed.

LVNV Funding, LLC v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV12C0084511, in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Bluebonnet Financial Assets v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. CV41C0174815 in the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed. Client paid nothing. Lawsuit debt was totally eliminated.

Erin Capital Management v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., Cause No. 922919 in the County Court at Law # 3, Harris County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. v. Client of Karni Law Firm, P.C., 10JCV4105122 in the Justice Court Precinct 4, Place 1, Fort Bend County, Texas
RESULT: Dismissed.

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Handling Consumer Rights throughout the State of Texas: Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Grand Prairie, Brownsville, Pasadena, McKinney, Mesquite, Killeen, Frisco, McAllen, Waco, Carrollton, Midland, Denton, Abilene, Beaumont, Odessa, Round Rock, The Woodlands, Wichita Falls, Richardson, Lewisville, Tyler, Pearland, College Station, San Angelo, Allen League City, Sugar Land, Longview, Mission, Edinburg, Bryan, Baytown, Pharr, Temple, Missouri City, Flower Mound, North Richland Hills, Atascocita, Harlingen, Victoria, New Braunfels, Conroe, Cedar Park, Mansfield, Rowlett, Georgetown, Spring, Katy, San Marcos, Port Arthur, Pflugerville, Euless, DeSoto, Grapevine