Jones, Wolf & Kapasi, LLC ("JWK") obtained from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey an Order granting final approval of a class action settlement in a consolidated 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) case wherein JWK represented eight (8) of the named consumers (“Plaintiffs”) against various debt collectors attempting to collect debt on behalf of LVNV Funding, LLC (“LVNV”).
The Plaintiffs’ FDCPA class action cases were premised on collection letters, sent on behalf of LVNV, from the following debt collectors: First National Collection Bureau, Inc., Allied Interstate LLC, Capital Management Services, L.P., Dynamic Recovery Solutions, LLC, Stenger & Stenger, P.C., Frontline Asset Strategies, LLC, Nations Recovery, Inc., Resurgent Capital Services, L.P.; Alegis Group, LLC; Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC; J.C. Christensen & Associates, Inc.; and Alltran Financial, LP (“debt collectors”). In short, Plaintiffs’ alleged FDCPA violations were premised on LVNV and the debt collectors attempting to collect interest on a financial obligation from the Plaintiffs without being licensed to collect interest in New Jersey.
The class action settlement includes monetary relief to the named Plaintiffs, and over 378,000 New Jersey class members, as well as attorney fees and costs. JWK attorney Joseph K. Jones, Esq., was certified as one of the Class Counsel.
The case is In re LVNV Funding Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation 3:17-cv-06121-PGS-TJB, and the Final Approval Order can be read here.
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