On 4th Try, Mortgage Debt Collection Class Survives

A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a class claim against the last remaining defendant in an eight-year litigation from homeowners suing over foreclosure fees that allegedly were improperly assessed despite renegotiated mortgages, saying the debt collector isn’t precluded from similar claims settled by its associates.

U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak said on Wednesday in his order denying a motion to dismiss from debt collecting law firm Phelan Hallinan & Schmieg LLP that although the putative class of homeowners settled with loan servicer Seterus...

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