Philemon v. Aries Capital Partners et al. (2018)
No. 18 Civ. 1927 (E.D.N.Y.)
In March 2018, the Special Litigation Unit filed Philemon v. Aries Capital Partners et al. on behalf of Victor Philemon, a former student of the now-defunct for-profit college the Technical Career Institute (TCI). Aries illegally sued Mr. Philemon in New York City Civil Court to collect on debt it supposedly bought from TCI—but that Mr. Philemon never owed in the first place. Aries also sued more than two hundred other former TCI students in similar collections suits.
Mr. Philemon is now suing Aries and its president and attorneys for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and New York Judiciary Law, on behalf of himself and a class comprising of all former TCI students who were subject to Aries’s illegal debt collection litigation practice.
NYLAG Attorneys: Danielle Tarantolo, Jane Greengold Stevens, Shanna Tallarico, Jessica Ranucci