LEO: Misrepresentation - Collection Letter LE Op. 732
Misrepresentation - Collection Letter.
October 21, 1985
It is improper for an attorney to utilize language in a collection letter
which states that personal property will be levied upon and sold when in
fact a claim has not been initiated and a judgment has not been rendered.
Such language amounts to a misrepresentation which reflects adversely on
the lawyer's fitness to practice law. [ DR:1-102(A)(4)]
Committee Opinions October 21, 1985
See also LE Op. 1121.