Green v. Dressman Benzinger Lavelle, PSC, 2015 WL 223764 (S.D. Ohio Jan. 16, 2015)
The parties have reached a settlement of this action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The settlement provides for the payment to each participating Class member of approximately $31.00. In addition, Dressman Benzinger Lavelle, PSC (“Defendant”) has agreed to stop engaging in the practice that formed the basis for the allegations in the Complaint. Lead Plaintiff Janet Green alleged that Defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., by sending improper debt collection correspondence.
The Class includes all persons in Ohio to whom Dressman Benzinger Lavelle, PSC mailed or caused to be mailed, between February 13, 2013 and February 12, 2014, in connection with an attempt to collect a consumer debt, a communication by U.S. mail contained in an envelope with the name “DBL Collections” on the outside of it. Excluded from the Class are: (a) Persons who submit valid and timely requests for exclusion from the Class; and (b) Defendant, the officers and directors of Defendant, members of their immediate families and their legal representatives, heirs, successors or assigns and any entity in which Defendant has or had a controlling interest.
The Court granted final approval of the settlement on January 15, 2015.
If you have any questions about the settlement or the litigation, please contact James L. Davidson at (561) 826-5477.