Schuchardt v. Law Office of Rory W. Clark, 2016 WL 232435 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2016)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive $10 each.
This case stems from alleged violations by Law Office of Rory W. Clark (“Defendant”) of section 1692g(a)(4) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), with regard to initial debt collection letters sent to consumers on behalf of Bank of America, N.A. Lead Plaintiffs Daniel Schuchardt and Michelle Muggli 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 with a California address to whom Law Office of Rory W. Clark, A Professional Law Corporation, 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 June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The settlement was preliminarily approved by the Court on January 20, 2016.
Class members need not take any action to receive a settlement payment.
The deadline for class members to object or exclude themselves from the settlement was April 18, 2016.
The Court granted final approval to the settlement on April 28, 2016.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact Aaron D. Radbil at firstname.lastname@example.org