Jones, Wolf & Kapasi, LLC ("JWK") was granted final approval of a consumer class action settlement in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging that J.C. Christensen Associates (JCC), a debt collector, violated 15 U.S.C. 1692, et seq, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") by sending debt collection letters to Plaintiff and the class which were time-barred by the statute of limitations and offered a repayment of monthly payments, without disclosing that JCC or LVNV Funding LLC (a subsequent creditor) was barred from taking any legal action to collect the obligation and/or did not disclose that the applicable statute of limitations could reset or begin anew upon making the payments or upon entering into an agreement to begin making payments.
The parties' settlement included more than the maximum statutory amount to Plaintiff under the FDCPA, monetary relief to the class as well as JCC agreed to pay JWK's reasonable attorneys' fees.
The case is James Carroll v J.C. Christensen & Associates, Inc. 3:15-cv-06403(BRM)(TJB)(D. New Jersey). The Final Approval Order can be read here.
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