Beck v. Thomason Law Firm, LLC, No. 1:16-cv-00570-WJ-KK, Doc. 24 (D.N.M. Oct. 10, 2017)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. The settlement provides for a settlement fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Thomason Law Firm, LLC ("Defendant") of section 1692g(b) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to New Mexico consumers. Lead Plaintiff alleged that Defendant violated the FDCPA by making payment demands that overshadowed and contradicted requisite disclosures in these initial debt collection letters.
The Settlement Class is defined as:
All persons with a New Mexico address to whom Thomason Law Firm, LLC mailed an initial debt collection communication that stated: “Unless this account is paid in full within 30 days of the date you receive this letter, a lawsuit may be filed against you to collect the amount owed,” between June 14, 2015 and June 14, 2016, in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The deadline for submitting claims to participate in the settlement fund passed on September 25, 2017.
The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on July 27, 2017 and held a final fairness hearing on October 10, 2017. The Court also granted final approval to the settlement that same day.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Jesse Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org