No. 10-2755.

656 F.3d 557 (2011)

Mariana KASALO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. HARRIS & HARRIS, LTD., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 26, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Nicolas Albukerk , Attorney, Law Office of Albukerk & Associates, James J. Gay (argued), Attorney, Law Office of James J. Gay, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Stephen R. Swofford (argued), Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before ROVNER, WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

WOOD, Circuit Judge.

Mariana Kasalo sued Harris & Harris, Ltd., a collection agency, for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The parties agree that Harris attempted to collect an overdue hospital bill from Kasalo in a way that violated the Act and that Kasalo is entitled at least to statutory damages of $1,000. See 15 U.S.C. § 1692k(a)(2)(A). A modest sum, to...

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