District courts in Maryland are freezing some 900 debt collection lawsuits due to the inability of the debt buyer that filed them to get properly licensed in the state, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation denied a request from Sunrise Financial Group to become licensed as a debt collector in the state. The Department took issue with Sunrise’s affidavit process in its suits.
After the license was declined, a district court judge ordered all of the district courts in the state to place stays on Sunrises’ legal actions, suspending further action on the cases.
The company can appeal the license denial.