Debt Collector Can't Stave Off Class Cert. In FDCPA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 12, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday certified a class of up to 27,000 Nebraska residents who allege debt collection agency Credit Management Services Inc. misrepresented when collection complaints would be filed and demanded unnecessary sensitive documents, ruling the class members' claims were similar enough to justify certification.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon adopted the recommendations of a magistrate judge in allowing the debtors to pursue the class action against Grand Island, Neb.-based CMS. Judge Bataillon said the potential class members' claims, based around statements made in CMS' debt collection complaints, were sufficiently similar to...
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