On April 27, 2022, a United States Court granted class certification in a case brought by East End Trial Group’s client against Midland Credit Management, a debt collector that allegedly sent materially false, misleading, and deceptive settlement offers to Pennsylvania consumers in attempts to collect debts those consumers allegedly owed.
The Court rejected Midland Credit’s opposition to class certification, finding that each element of Rule 23 was satisfied and that the attorneys of East End Trial Group “are sufficiently qualified to serve as class counsel. The attorneys of East End Trial Group have litigated more than one hundred FDCPA cases and are currently litigating approximately fifteen putative FDCPA class actions in federal district courts in Pennsylvania. East End Trial Group has the requisite knowledge of this area of law, which has been reflected in the filings made to date.”
The Plaintiffs and class are represented by Kevin Abramowicz, Kevin Tucker, Chandler Steiger, and Stephanie Moore of East End Trial Group.
The case is Butela v. Midland Credit Management Inc., No. 2:20-cv-1612 (W.D. Pa.). The Court’s class certification decision is available at Butela v. Midland Credit Mgmt., 341 F.R.D. 581.