Debtor Fights For Class Status In Wage-Garnishing Suit

Law360, Miami (March 12, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The named plaintiff in a putative class action accusing New York-based debt collector Erin Capital Management LLC of improperly garnishing wages fought Tuesday to get the class certified over objections to his adequacy as a class representative.

In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, plaintiff Willie Collins' attorney Scott Owens argued in favor of certifying a class of Florida debtors whose money was garnished by Erin Capital despite the company's failure to register with the state in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices...
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