Who is a Class Member
You are a member of the Trott Law Foreclosure Letter class action settlement “if you were sent a Trott PC Foreclosure Letter dated between August 11, 2009, and June 29, 2018.”
If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlementsyou may be eligible for.
- $100 – $175
Class Members who submit a valid and timely claim form will receive a pro rata share of the settlement, which the settlement administrator estimates will be between $100 and $175.
Proof of Purchase
- You will need to provide your unique ID number from your postcard claim notice.
Trott Law Foreclosure Letter Settlement Notes
- Martin, et al. v. Trott Law PC
- Case No. 2:15-cv-12838
- Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
In August 2016, plaintiffs Brian J. Martin, Yahmi Nundley, and Kathleen Cadeau filed this class action lawsuit against Trott Law PC alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) as well as Michigan debt collection laws, which prohibit “misleading” communications in connection with the collection of debts. More specifically, the FDCPA and the Michigan collection practices statutes each expressly prohibit communications purporting to be from an attorney that are not actually communications from an attorney.
The case concerns foreclosure letters (or fair debt letters) that Trott Law sent to Michigan homeowners from August 11, 2009 through June 29, 2018. The form letters from Trott PC that are the subject of this Complaint are misleading in violation of both federal and state law because they suggest to consumers that they were written by an attorney, when in fact they were not. Instead, these letters were generated and sent by non-attorney personnel with minimal or no substantive attorney involvement.
Additionally, the lawsuit states that Trott Law failed to comply with the statutory requirements for a “notice of debt” by incorrectly stating the amount of the debt, by omitting or misstating attorneys’ fees due under the loan documents, and/or by including charges for attorneys’ fees not authorized by Michigan law,
Trott Law maintains that the firm’s fair debt letters complied with all federal and state fair debt collection laws, and deny any wrongdoing. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Trott Law Foreclosure Letter settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Trott Law Fair Debt settlement must do so by September 3, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before September 3, 2018.
- 9/3/18: Claim Form Deadline
- 9/3/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 9/27/18: Final Hearing at 1:00 pm ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.TrottFairDebtSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Trott Settlement Claims Administrator, c/o Epiq, P.O. Box 3747, Portland, OR 97208-3747
- Phone: 1-855-540-5610
- Andrew J. McGuiness of Andrew J. McGuiness ESQ
- Andrew N. Friedman and Sally M. Handmaker of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC