Court Grants Preliminary Approval For Class Action Settlement in Klippel v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, et al.
We are pleased to announce that the Court has granted preliminary approval for a class action settlement in Klippel v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, et al., an FDCPA case filed by Kakalec & Schlanger, LLP along with co-counsel Anthony Pietrafesa in U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. The case was filed in August 2015. The case involved a claim for statutory damages based on allegedly false information relating to state court venue that was provided by P.R.A. in state court summonses filed in certain collection actions. There are just over 200 settlement class members, each of whom will receive $250 under the settlement agreement. The agreement provides that the named plaintiff will receive a total of $3,500 ($1000 in damages and $2500 as a service payment), and also provides for attorney’s fees and costs. Class notice will be going out shortly.