Johnston v. Kass Shuler, P.A., 2017 WL 1231070 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 29, 2017)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share, plus reimbursement of any actual damages incurred.
This case stems from alleged violations by Kass Shuler, P.A. ("Defendant") of sections 1692e(2)(A), 1692e(10), and 1692f(1) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), in connection with its debt collection efforts in Florida. Lead Plaintiff alleged that Defendant violated the FDCPA by collecting, or attempting to collect, interest from Florida consumers beyond the applicable statutory rate, based on upon judgments obtained against those consumers.
The Settlement Class is defined as:
All persons (a) with a Florida address, (b) from whom Kass Shuler, P.A., (c) between December 12, 2015 and December 12, 2016, (d) attempted to collect interest at a rate that was greater than the statutory rate, on a judgment that provided for interest to accrue at the statutory rate.
Class members need not take any action to receive a settlement payment.
The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on March 29, 2017, and granted final approval on July 20, 2017.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Jesse Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.