Lehmeyer v. Messerli & Kramer, P.A., 2016 WL 1576439 (D. Minn. Apr. 15, 2016)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Messerli & Kramer, P.A. ("Defendant") of section 1692g(a)(4) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to Minnesota 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.
All persons with Minnesota address to whom Messerli & Kramer, P.A. 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 6, 2014 and May 6, 2015, and not returned by the postal service as undeliverable, 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 granted final approval to the settlement in August 2016.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Jesse S. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org