McBride & Collier Ducks Class Cert. Over Fees In Ch. 7

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Monday refused to certify a proposed class action brought against the law firm McBride & Collier by an ex-client who alleged the firm violated federal bankruptcy laws addressing fee collection and client contracts in Louisiana-based Chapter 7 proceedings.

Dorothy Marie Wheeler of Shreveport, La., sought certification of two overlapping classes, alleging that the firm illegally collected prepetition debts after the filing of bankruptcy petitions and failed to provide clients with proper contracts before doing so.   

U.S. District Judge S. Maurice...
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