Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestrin did not violate federal law by charging Credit One Bank with illegal debt collection calls, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 27.
The DA’s Office began investigating Credit One in January 2019, and filed a suit against the bank in state court March 2021. The suit claimed the bank harassed consumers to pay off debts by continually calling them as often as nine times a day, in violation of state law.
The Riverside District Attorney’s Office has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Credit One filed a counter suit against Hestrin Oct. 15, 2020. The counter