Considine v. Sharinn & Lipshie, P.C., 2017 WL 1233845 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 29, 2017)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The settlement provides for a settlement fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Sharinn & Lipshie, 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 New York consumers on behalf of Bank of America, N.A. Lead 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:
All persons with a New York address to whom Sharinn & Lipshie, 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,” between August 17, 2014 and August 17, 2015, in connection with the collection of a consumer debt on behalf of Bank of America, N.A.
Class members need not take any action to receive a settlement payment.
The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on March 29, 2017, and held a final fairness hearing on August 3, 2017.
The Court granted final approval to the settlement on August 8, 2017.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Jesse Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.