Chapman v. Bowman, Heintz, Boscia, & Vician, P.C., 2015 WL 9478548 (N.D. Ind. Dec. 29, 2015)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Bowman, Heintz, Boscia, & Vician, P.C. (“Defendant”) of section 1692g(a)(4) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to Indiana consumers on behalf of Bank of America, N.A. The plaintiff alleged that Defendant violated the FDCPA by failing to include proper disclosures in these initial debt collection letters.
The Settlement Class is defined as:
(a) All persons with an Indiana address, (b) to whom Bowman, Heintz, Boscia & Vician, P.C. mailed an initial debt collection communication that stated: "If you notify this firm within thirty (30) days after your receipt of this letter, that the debt or any portion thereof, is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of the judgment, if any, and mail a copy of such verification or judgment to you," (c) between March 30, 2014 and March 30, 2015, (d) in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on December 29, 2015.
The settlement was finally approved by the Court on June 13, 2016.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Michael L. Greenwald at email@example.com.