March 3, 2021 — Maurice Wutscher attorney Christopher Hahn has published an article, “7th Cir. reverses FDCPA class cert and judgment due to lack of standing,” in the Feb. 23 issue of Consumer Financial Services Law Report.
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.
Christopher Hahn is a principal of Maurice Wutscher LLP. He focuses his practice on consumer credit litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance litigation.
Consumer Financial Services Law Report is published by Thomson Reuters.