Garza v. Mitchell Rubenstein & Associates, P.C., 2015 WL 9594286 (D. Md. Dec. 28, 2015)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Mitchell Rubenstein & Associates, 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 consumers on behalf of Bank of America, N.A. Lead Plaintiffs Christopher V. Garza and George E. Eason, Jr. 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 to whom Mitchell Rubenstein & Associates, 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 May 31, 2014 and May 31, 2015, in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on December 28, 2015. The Court granted final approval on April 25, 2016.
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