Claim $60 Cohn Goldberg & Deutsch Debt Collection Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The Cohn Goldberg & Deutsch Debt Collection Class Action Settlement includes “all persons to whom Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch, LLC mailed an initial debt collection communication, between August 10, 2016 and November 12, 2017, in connection with the collection of a consumer debt secured by residential real estate, and which failed to include the term “current creditor.”

There are approximately 3,042 persons in total in the Class.

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Settlement Amount

  • $3,900,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Between $5.75 and $60.00

The amount each of these Class Members gets will be based on how many valid claims are submitted. If all 3,042 class members participate, then the settlement payour will be $5.75. However, Class Counsel anticipates that each class member will receive between $29-$60.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • Class members should have received a claim form or instructions for filing their claim in their individual mailed Class Notice. If you did not receive a Claim Form and believe you should be included in this settlement, please contact Class Counsel or the Settlement Administrator.

Cohn Goldberg & Deutsch Debt Collection Settlement Notes

  • James A. Smith v. Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch, LLC,
  • Case No. 1:17-cv-02291-RDB
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed in August 2017, this illegal debt collection class action lawsuit claims that Cohn, Goldberg, & Deutsch – a debt collection company based in Maryland violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Specifically, lead plaintiff James Smith said he received a written letter from Cohn, Goldberg, & Deutsch regarding an alleged debt which stated:

“On November 18, 2005, you executed a Deed of Trust and Note secured by the above referenced property, and borrowed money in connection with a loan made by Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc.. [sic] The current owner of the note is U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-EMX1, and the current servicer of the above-referenced loan is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. [sic] The loan has been referred to this office for legal action based upon a default under the terms of the loan agreement.”

However, the complaint states that this communication fails to specify, in a manner that a “least sophisticated” consumer could understand, the name of the creditor to whom the alleged debt was owed – a violation of the FDCPA. In fact, the letter refers to five separate entities purportedly connected in some way with the alleged debt but nowhere does the letter state which of these five entities is the actual creditor.

Cohn, Goldberg, & Deutsch denies that its conduct violated the FDCPA. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Cohn Goldberg & Deutsch Debt Collection Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Debt Collection Settlement must do so by May 7, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim must do so by May 7, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 5/7/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 5/7/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 7/19/18: Final Hearing at 3:00 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 the Cohn Goldberg & Deutsch Debt Collection Settlement website to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: First Class, Inc./ J13756-Smith 5410 Roosevelt Road, Suite 222 Chicago, IL 60644
  • Phone: 561-826-5477 (Class Counsel)
  • Email: jjohnson@gdrlawfirm.com (Class Counsel)

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$3.9M Palisades Debt Collection Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Members of the Palisades Debt Collection Class Action Settlement include “all individuals against whom actions to collect AT&T Consumer Debts were brought in New York City Civil Court by Pressler & Pressler LLP, as counsel for Palisades Collection LLC and/or Asta Funding, Inc.,with the exception of individuals against whom Sold Judgments were entered.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $3,900,000.00

Estimated Award

  • TBD

The amount each of these Class Members gets will be based on: how much money the Defendants collected from the Class Member and how many Class Members submit Claim Forms. You can see the exact plan for giving out the money here.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

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Palisades Debt Collection Settlement Notes

  • Mayfield, et al. v. Asta Funding Inc., et al.
  • Case No. 1:14-cv-02591
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

A group of plaintiffs banded together to bring this class action lawsuit against Palisades Collection, Asta Funding, and Pressler & Pressler LLP, alleging illegal debt collection practices and violation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and more.

Specifically the plaintiffs assert that each of the defendants improperly sued Class Members in New York City Civil Court to collect on AT&T Wireless debts, from around 2005 to 2007. These debt collection lawsuits were brought without evidence to prove Class Members even owed the debt, were not reviewed properly.

The complaint also states that Pressler & Pressler told the courts they notified the people they sued about the debt collection lawsuits, but never actually did so and filed court papers with false statements in order to obtain judgments in their favor. Additionally, the defendants reportedly used these wrongfully obtained judgments to garnish wages, freeze bank accounts, and persuade Class Members to pay them money.

All of the defendants deny the allegations and maintain their debt collection practices are in line with the law. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Palisades Debt Collection Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Palisades Debt Collection Settlement must do so by April 3, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim must do so by April 3, 2018. (Please note, the Objection, Exclusion and Claim Submission Deadline has been extended from March 20, 2018 to April 3, 2018.)


Important Dates

  • 4/3/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 4/3/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 4/10/18: Final Hearing at 1:30 pm PT* (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.PalisadesPresslerSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Mayfield Class Action Settlement, c/o RG/2 Claims Administration LLC, P.O. Box 59479, Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
  • Phone: 1-866-742-4955
  • Fax: 215-827-5551
  • Email: info@rg2claims.com

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Claim $60 National Collection Systems FDCPA Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The National Collection Systems FDCPA Class Action Settlement includes “all persons with an address in Colorado (1) for whom National Collection Systems, Inc. left, or caused to be left, a voice message, (2) in connection with collection of a consumer debt, (3) from September 17, 2014 to September 17, 2015, (4) that failed to state (a) National Collection Systems, Inc.’s name, or (b) that National Collection Systems, Inc. is a debt collector.”

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Settlement Amount

  • $74,500.00

Estimated Award

  • $60

Each Class member who does not opt-out will receive an equal portion of the settlement fund, which is expected to be approximately $60 per Class member.


Proof of Purchase

  • N/A

Claim Form

  • N/A

National Collection Systems FDCPA Settlement Notes

  • Aisland Rhodes v. National Collection Systems, Inc.
  • Case No. 15-cv-02049-REB-STV
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Plaintiff Aisland Rhodes brought this unfair debt collection class action lawsuit against National Collection Systems, alleging the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it left voice messages for Colorado consumers.

Specifically, in none of these voice messages to Rhodes and other class members did National Collection Systems state that communications were from a debt collector or indicated who was actually calling. Instead, the voice messages address Rhodes by her first name and cryptically referred to a “personal business matter” or “business matter” that it wished to discuss with her.

The FDCPA mandates that a debt collector may not use any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt.

National Collection Systems denies the claims but agreed to settle to avoid the expense of continued litigation.

Under the terms of the settlement, National Collection Systems will set up a settlement fund of $8,000 (the max statutory damages allowed in an FDCPA class action) and will be distributed equally among participating Class members. the average payout is expected to be $60.

Additionally, NCS will separately pay statutory damages of $1,000 and a $500 incentive award to Rhodes, settlement administration costs and attorneys; fee not to exceed $65,000 and no less than $35,000.

Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the National Collection Systems FDCPA settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the National Collection Systems FDCPA settlement must do so by April 6, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement do not need to do anything and will automatically receive payment if and when the settlement is granted final approval.


Important Dates

  • 4/6/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 5/10/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 am CT* (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.RhodesFDCPAAction.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Settlement Administrator, First Class, Inc./ J13713- Rhodes, 5410 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 222, Chicago, IL 60644-1490

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$1.5M Mass. First Resolution Investment Debt Collection Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

You are a member of the First Resolution Investment Debt Collection Class Action Settlement if at any time from April 8, 2011 through January 10, 2018, you were subjected to collection activity by FRIC on a consumer debt while you were a resident of Massachusetts. You are also included if FRIC filed any legal proceedings against you in any Massachusetts court during this time period.

These debt collection activities include:

  • Dunning letter, bill, invoice, notice, demand, statement, or similar document
  • Contacting a debtor by mail or email
  • Placing telephone calls to a debtor or to relatives, household members, neighbors, personal references, or employers of a debtor
  • Reporting a debt to a consumer reporting agency
  • Filing or prosecuting a lawsuit
  • Recording or levying an execution
  • Filing or prosecuting a supplementary process action
  • Filing or prosecuting a wage garnishment action
  • Filing a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case
  • Accepting money from a debtor or on a debtor’s behalf

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Settlement Amount

  • $1,500,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

Payments will made to Class Members who submit valid and timely claims forms as follows:

  • Class Members with “closed accounts” will receive approximately 20% of the amount paid to FRIC or approximately 20% of $25.00 ($5), whichever is greater.
  • Class Members with “open accounts”will receive approximately 10% of the amount paid to FRIC or approximately 10% of $25.00 ($2.50), whichever is greater.

The settlement award also provides the following benefits:

Interest Forgiveness/Waiver

  • On accounts where FRIC has already obtained a court judgment against the Class Member, all unpaid, post-judgment interest will be forgiven by FRIC. In addition any such accounts which are “open accounts” will no longer accrue interest.
  • On accounts where FRIC does not have a court judgment, all unpaid post charge-off interest will be forgiven. In addition, any such accounts which are “open accounts” will no longer accrue interest.

Balance Reductions

  • Class Members with a judgement account will receive a 10% credit of the remaining judgement.
  • Class Members with a non-judgment account will receive a 10% credit on the account balance.

Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants will need to enter their Notice Code from the front of the mailed notice they received.

Claim Form

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First Resolution Investment Debt Collection Settlement Notes

  • Debra Clark v. First Resolution Investment Corp., et al.
  • Case No. 15-1013-BLS2
  • Pending in Suffolk Superior Court

Plaintiff Debra Clark initiated this class action lawsuit alleging that First Resolution Investment Corp. collected and tried to collect on defaulted consumer debts in Massachusetts without being licensed as a debt collector by the Massachusetts Division of Banks, and that FRIC brought lawsuits and other court proceedings against consumers without being registered as a foreign corporation with the Secretary of State.

FRIC disputes the claims and says it did nothing wrong but agreed to settle the unlawful debt collection class action lawsuit to avoid the costs and risks of a trial. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the First Resolution Investment Debt Collection settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the First Resolution Investment Debt Collection settlement must do so by April 10, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before April 10, 2018.


Important Dates

  • 4/10/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 4/10/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 5/2318: Final Hearing at 2:00 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.FirstResolutionSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Settlement Administrator, First Class, Inc./ J13713- Clark, 5410 W. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 222, Chicago, IL 60644-1490
  • Phone: 1-844-245-3777
  • Email: Admin@ConsumerAdvocates.com (Class Counsel)

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