Birmingham Identity Theft Lawyer

Who is Victimized by Identity Theft?

What Companies Have Been Ravaged by Identity Theft?

Stanley and Armelia Oliver v. MBNA America Bank, N.A., GE Money Bank f/k/a Monogram Credit Card Bank of GA; Chase Bank USA, N.A. f/k/a First USA Bank, N.A., Capital One, HSBC Card Services, Inc., f/k/a Household Credit Services, Inc.,, Cardholder Management Systems, American Express, Pentagroup Financial, LLC, Holloway Credit Solutions, LLC, Briggitte Simpson, Asset Acceptance, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of AA Capital Corp.,, Advantage Assets, Inc., LTD Financial Services, Academy Collection Service, Inc., Merchants Credit Guide Co., Nextel Partners Operating Corp., First Revenue Assurance, LLC, AFNI, Inc., American Collection Enterprise, Inc., United Recovery Systems, Inc., Nationwide Credit, Inc.

What Types of Cases Do We Represent?

  • Fraud
  • Slander
  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Wantonness
  • Conversion
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Harassment

Result: Pending Litigation

Venue: Dallas County, Alabama

What Happens When A Relative Steals Your Identity?

Stanley and Armelia Oliver live in Selma, Alabama. A relative of the Oliver’s used their personal information to fraudulently obtain credit cards and open up various accounts. When the Olivers’ discovered this to be the case, they reported it to law enforcement. The relative was arrested, plead guilty, and is currently under a restitution order.

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver notified the various creditors, collection companies and credit reporting agencies that they were victims of identity theft. Despite this notification, a number of creditors and/or their collection agencies continued to harass the plaintiffs with calls and letters to their home and places of employment. The plaintiffs even hired an attorney to write letters to various creditors and collection agencies. Even this did not stop some creditors and collection agencies from continuing to harass the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs hired Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann who have sued the defendants for Fraud, Slander, Defamation, Negligence, Wantonness, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Harassment.

This case is being handled by Chris T. Hellums.

What Happens When a Victim of Identity Theft Is Sued by a Creditor?

Asset Acceptance, L.L.C., as Assignee of Chase Manhattan Bank (USA), as Assignee of Providian National Bank v. Merle Minor

Type of Case: Malicious Prosecution/Negligence/Wantonness/Slander/
Defamation Result: Pending Litigation

Venue: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Mrs. Minor never applied for or opened an account with credit card company or Asset Acceptance, L.L.C. However, in the Fall of 2003, Asset Acceptance filed suit against Mrs. Minor alleging that she owed money on an account which was fraudulent opened.

Mrs. Minor was forced to hire an attorney to defend her in that case. Throughout the entire case, Mrs. Minor proclaimed that she was a victim of identity theft. Asset Acceptance ultimately dismissed that case.

To Mrs. Minor’s shock, some three years later, Asset Acceptance renewed collection efforts and again filed suit over the same account debt.

In response, the plaintiff hired Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, who have countersued Asset Acceptance, L.L.C. for Malicious Prosecution, Negligence, Wantonness, Slander and Defamation.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of identity theft contact Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann today. We handle identity theft cases throughout Alabama and nationwide.

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What Do Our Clients Say?

Ruth Weakley

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I highly recommend this law firm.  I was always kept informed of any progress in my case.  Any time I called them my concerns were met.  Attorney Mann was always very through in his responses.  I can't thank this law firm for taking excellent care of my case.

Beth Huffstutler

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The assistance we received from Mike Bradley has been a great experience. Mike communicated directly with us, answering our questions and concerns. He was always upfront and honest about our case. I would trust him completely with any legal matter. Mike's years of experience and extensive knowledge is evident in every interaction. Great attorney and firm!

Lee Huffstutler

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Outstanding firm!  Extremely pleased with the service, consistency & hard work of the firm as a whole and Michael Bradley as my representative.

Without a doubt, I would recommend anyone who is in need of a personal injury attorney to give Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann a call - good people that strive to look after your interests. Thanks for all you have done!

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I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. Initially I mostly spoke to Rebecca & she made me feel very comfortable in a stressful situation. Later many of my calls were with Jon Mann & he also spoke to me with respect & thoughtfulness. Kind of strange but a close bond between lawyers & a client but not only did we discuss the matter at hand but we would discuss our personal lives & the good & bad going on in my life & their concern for my health was comforting. I would definitely recommend this firm! Keep up the great work guys.

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I feel very fortunate to have met this firm. During the first conference, my attorney made me feel totally at ease when sharing my situation with him. He has a way about him that makes you feel his sincerity and honesty. Thank you for taking my burden and for the wonderful job that you did to complete my case successfully. I am VERY PLEASED!

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My case was one that was a part of a nationwide claim. I researched and prayed for the appropriate attorney and I found that in Mike Bradley. While my case lasted, Mike and his assistant Karen stayed current and knowledgeable on the status and updates. I never once called or emailed that one of them didn't respond to me immediately. Mike would call to answer an email because he felt it would be more personal and efficient than typing. I highly recommend this firm.

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I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Jon Mann of Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann. I am so grateful for your knowledge, passion, dedication, and professionalism you have exhibited through this entire ordeal. Mr. Jon Mann took in all the relevant information, analyzed it and created a plan to settle my case. Again, I value the help you've given me. Thank you!!

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I was very pleased with the work that Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann did for us. I had been injured in a car accident and was in quite a bit of pain for sometime. They always treated me like a person and not a case—never failed to return a call and kept us apprised of what was going on. I had a time when I had to be totally focused on recovery, they were able to take care of the situation and I didn’t have to worry about it. I owe this firm a lot of thanks.

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