Woman Sues Capital One, Says Debt Collectors Went After Her Late Husband's Discharged Debt:
If you declare bankruptcy, debt collectors are supposed to leave you alone. And if you declare bankruptcy and then die, that's really supposed to be the end of it.
But one Wisconsin woman said none of that matters. Her late husband declared bankruptcy two years ago and died in May, but she said the debt collectors still haven't given up.
The woman, Toni Nieto of Milwaukee, sued Capital One Bank and Phillips & Cohen Associates, a Wilmington-based debt collection company. Nieto claims that after her husband, Trinidad, died in May at the age of 65, she started getting letters and brochures in the mail from Phillips & Cohen, which said that the collection company needed to "resolve outstanding accounts which the deceased had with our client," according to court records.
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