New York debt collector banned from debt collection, enforcement in Kansas

A New York-based debt collector has been banned from debt collection or enforcement in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday.

Schmidt’s office had previously filed suit in Shawnee County District Court accusing Jacobs Marsh, LLC, and its owner Joseph Arena, of Williamsville, N.Y., of unlawfully pursuing collections and filing lawsuits, representing themselves as having authority, and committing deceptive and unconscionable acts and practices.