Consumers' Claim Multiplication In Debt Suit Irks Judge

By Emilie Ruscoe (March 5, 2020, 5:15 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge said Wednesday that a proposed class of consumers targeted by a debt collection agency should have to pay sanctions for surprising the court with a much broader version of their suit against credit management company Midland Funding LLC.

In a report and recommendation, U.S. Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson suggested that U.S. Judge William F. Kuntz II grant the consumers' request to rewrite their proposed class action claiming Midland and its attorneys preyed on members of the public by undertaking fraudulent legal actions to garner default judgments for unproven debt claims.

But Judge Tomlinson also recommended...

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