Hall v. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C., 2016 WL 2865081 (N.D. Ga. May 10, 2016)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C. ("Defendant") of sections 1692g(a)(3) and (a)(5) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to Georgia consumers. Lead Plaintiffs 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 (a) with a Georgia address, (b) to whom Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C. mailed an initial debt collection communication that stated: (1) “[u]nless you notify this office in writing within thirty (30) days after receiving this notice that you dispute the validity of the debt or any portion thereof, this office will assume this debt is valid,” and/or (2) “[i]f you request within thirty (30) days after receiving this notice, this office will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor,” (c) between May 6, 2015 and November 12, 2015, (d) in connection with the collection of a consumer debt on behalf of Discover Bank or Capital One.
There are approximately 326 members of the Settlement Class.
The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on May 10, 2016, and finally approved on August 30, 2016.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Jesse S. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.