Houston Firm Can't Beat Unfair Debt Collection Class Action

Law360, Houston (October 21, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge Monday denied Dover & Fox PC’s bid to duck a putative class action alleging unfair debt collection practices, saying the firm failed to defeat an allegation that it is a debt collector under federal law.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison denied the firm’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that “conclusory” statements offered by the firm’s partners in affidavits about the limited scope of their debt collection practice were not enough to show that they are not subject to the Fair Debt...
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