Feb. 2, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Christopher Hahn has published an article, “7th Cir. Reverses FDCPA Class Cert and Judgment Due to Lack of Standing,” on Thomson Reuters Westlaw Today.
In the article, Mr. Hahn discusses a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversing certification of a consumer class action as the plaintiffs lacked standing. The consumers claimed a debt collector violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by excluding a statement in their collection letters that interest would accrue on their debts.
“[T]he Seventh Circuit concluded that the consumers’ claims were non-justiciable, as they failed to set forth evidence of specific facts demonstrating they suffered a concrete injury necessary for standing,” he writes.