Cont’d attempts collect debt not owed

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I had to take the law firm of XXXX XXXX XXXX ( debt collectors ) to court earlier this year and the court ruled in my favor. However, there was a period of years that interest rates soared and I was paying this debt off every time I got paid and have the receipts to prove that I did pay, $ XXXX/month. The last payment was late due to my diagnosis of XXXX XXXX. All through my surgery and treatment I was getting letters and threats of garnishments from XXXX XXXX XXXX. The original credit card was from Capital One Bank. Because the last payment was late, XXXX XXXX XXXX was adding interest onto the debt as well as, claiming they could now charge me not only the original amount of the card but with added interest! When I finally did make the last {$75.00} payment, in good faith I paid a double payment of {$150.00} and yet XXXX XXXX XXXX persisted in harassing me for the original amount with a huge amount of interest attached to it.

When we went to court, we settled and it was decided that I did not owe the law firm/bank any money. My question, however, is this : for all those years of harassment and mental anguish by continually attempting to get even more money out of me unconscionably so during a diagnosis of XXXX XXXX and subsequent treatments ( as well as spousal abuse, divorce, a move and my father dying – all this in 2009 ), was XXXX XXXX XXXX ‘s practice of charging additional interest rates legal as well as the harassment and mental anguish I was being put through for what amounted to a mere {$75.00}??

The original amount of the credit card was for, I believe {$300.00}. As of XXXX, 2009, XXXX XXXX XXXX were attempting to have me pay, {$1300.00}.

Any legal advice I received during this time was free from : XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. XXXX XXXX, XXXX York, NY XXXX advise and thank you for your time.

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