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His attorney sent a letter directly to my parents and disclosed the details of the note- isn't that against state law as he is considered a "debt collector" correct?!
No, he is the original creditor. A debt collector is a third party entity that has been hired by the original creditor or bought the debt and is now trying to collect on it. They are bound under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. However, original creditors are not bound by the Act.
This could be a violation of your right to privacy though and you could sue him for any damages that you can show that he has caused you. Since this was a malicious and willful act, punitive damages could apply here to set an example and deter future similar behavior.
But as for the debt, that is a separate issue than any invasion of your privacy rights. If you aren't able to make the payment when due, he would have grounds to file suit for breach of contract.