California Civil Code

Sec. § 1788.58


In an action brought by a debt buyer on a consumer debt:

(a)

The complaint shall allege all of the following:

(1)

That the plaintiff is a debt buyer.

(2)

The nature of the underlying debt and the consumer transaction or transactions from which it is derived, in a short and plain statement.

(3)

That the debt buyer is the sole owner of the debt at issue, or has authority to assert the rights of all owners of the debt.

(4)

The debt balance at charge off and an explanation of the amount, nature, and reason for all post-charge-off interest and fees, if any, imposed by the charge-off creditor or any subsequent purchasers of the debt. This paragraph shall not be deemed to require a specific itemization, but the explanation shall identify separately the charge-off balance, the total of any post-charge-off interest, and the total of any post-charge-off fees.

(5)

The date of default or the date of the last payment.

(6)

The name and an address of the charge-off creditor at the time of charge off and the charge-off creditor’s account number associated with the debt. The charge-off creditor’s name and address shall be in sufficient form so as to reasonably identify the charge-off creditor.

(7)

The name and last known address of the debtor as they appeared in the charge-off creditor’s records prior to the sale of the debt. If the debt was sold prior to January 1, 2014, the debtor’s name and last known address as they appeared in the debt owner’s records on December 31, 2013, shall be sufficient.

(8)

The names and addresses of all persons or entities that purchased the debt after charge off, including the plaintiff debt buyer. The names and addresses shall be in sufficient form so as to reasonably identify each such purchaser.

(9)

That the debt buyer has complied with Section 1788.52.

(b)

A copy of the contract or other document described in subdivision (b) of Section 1788.52 shall be attached to the complaint.

(c)

The requirements of this title shall not be deemed to require the disclosure in public records of personal, financial, or medical information, the confidentiality of which is protected by any state or federal law.
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