UCB Settlement Notice Didn't Satisfy Due Process: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday said a plaintiff seeking to sue collection agency United Collection Bureau Inc. over allegedly improper phone messages is not bound to a class action settlement because the notice for it — one ad in an issue of USA Today — was inadequate.

A three-judge panel reversed a Connecticut federal court's dismissal of plaintiff Chana Hecht's claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, vacated its dismissal of her claim under the state's Unfair Trade Practices Act and remanded the case for...
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