Reeves v. Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C., 2020 WL 6868842 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 20. 2020)
If Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C. attempted to collect a debt from you between May 23, 2019 and April 27, 2020, you may benefit from the settlement of this class action lawsuit.
This case is titled Dana Reeves v. Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C., Case No. 5:20-cv-11034-JEL-DRG (E.D. Mich.).
A consumer sued Patenaude & Felix, A.P.C., (“Defendant”) alleging that the company sent initial debt collection letters to consumers that violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
A settlement will provide $6,500 (the “Fund”) in statutory damages to fully settle and release claims of all consumers from whom Defendant, between May 23, 2019 and April 27, 2020, attempted to collect consumer debts. If you qualify for this Fund, you will receive a notice in the mail explaining your rights and providing a claim form to return. Class members have until January 19, 2021 to submit their claims to take part in this Fund.
The Fund created by Defendant will be used to pay pro-rata settlement awards to those class members who submit claims. Based on historical claims rates, it is anticipated that each participating class member will receive between $59 and $232. Defendant separately will pay statutory damages and an incentive award to the named plaintiff, class counsel’s attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, as well as the costs of notice and administration of the settlement.
The Court held a final fairness hearing on March 25, 2021, and approved the settlement on March 26, 2021.