Oaks v. Parker L. Moss, P.C., 2015 WL 5737595 (N.D. Ind. Sept, 29, 2015)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive a pro-rata share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Parker L. Moss, P.C. (“Defendant”) of section 15 U.S.C. 1692g(a)(4) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to Indiana consumers. Lead Plaintiff Wendi A. Oaks alleged that Defendant violated the FDCPA by failing to include proper disclosures in these initial debt collection letters.
The Settlement Class is defined as:
(a) All persons with Indiana addresses, (b) to whom Parker L. Moss, P.C. mailed an initial debt collection communication that stated: “If you notify the undersigned within the stated 30-day period that the debt, or any portion of it, is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt or judgment against you and a copy of the verification or judgment will be mailed to you by the undersigned” or “On the other hand, if you request proof of the debt or the name and address of the original creditor within the 30 day period that begins with your receipt of this letter, I am required by law to suspend my efforts to collect the debt until I mail the requested information to you”, (c) from May 7, 2014 to May 7, 2015, (d) in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on September 29, 2015.
The Court approved the settlement on April 8, 2016
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Michael L. Greenwald at firstname.lastname@example.org.