Debtors Win Class Cert. In Leucadia Collections Suit

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A judge on Tuesday certified a class of New York City residents accusing a Leucadia National Corp. debt buying affiliate, law firm Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC and process server Samserv Inc. of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to get default judgments against debtors.

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, sitting in the Southern District of New York by designation, certified a class of plaintiffs who had been the target of a suit by Mel Harris and Leucadia seeking default judgment and another class of people...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sykes v. Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Denny Chin

Date Filed

October 6, 2009

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