Veness v. Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C., 2017 WL 6759382 (W.D. Wisc. Dec. 29, 2017)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The settlement provides for a common fund from which participating class members will receive an equal share.
This case stems from alleged violations by Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. ("Defendant") of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), in connection with its debt collection efforts in Wisconsin. Lead Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant violated the FDCPA by serving validation notices on them and other consumers at the same time that it served a summons and complaint to collect a consumer debt.
The Settlement Class is defined as:
All persons in the state of Wisconsin on whom, between May 5, 2016 and May 5, 2017, Heywood, Cari & Anderson, S.C. served a “Notice Required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (The Act), 15 U.S.C. Section 192 as Amended” as part of a lawsuit it filed against such person in connection with the collection of a consumer debt.
The Court preliminarily approved the settlement on December 29, 2017, and granted final approval on May 17, 2018.