Henderson v. Vision Property Management, LLC

2020-09-29T12:35:14-05:00September 24, 2020|Categories: Litigation|

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Co-Counsel: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), NAACP Legal Defense Fund, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Michigan, and Michigan Poverty Law Program This class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit alleges the Defendants violated federal and state civil rights [...]

Amicus Briefs

2021-01-08T15:02:32-05:00July 17, 2020|Categories: Litigation|

Below are some of the amicus briefs filed by NCLC and our partners on behalf of our low-income clients. In collaboration with national, state, and local organizations and attorney advocates, NCLC provides guidance on a wide range of cases impacting low- to middle-income consumers and their families.  Access to Justice || Civil Rights || Consumer [...]

Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus L.L.P.

2019-07-18T13:58:41-05:00April 4, 2019|Categories: Litigation|

On March 20, 2019, the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus L.L.P. examined liability for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) that are committed in non-judicial foreclosures. This webpage provides resources to consumer attorneys litigating FDCPA cases arising from foreclosures. This webpage will be updated as more materials [...]

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins

2019-09-30T06:32:57-05:00May 18, 2016|Categories: Litigation|

On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision  in the case of Spokeo v. Robins, establishing important parameters for Article III federal jurisdiction in statutory damages litigation. Eleven days later, on May 27, 2016, with the generous assistance of our supporters, NCLC was able to launch a new webpage for consumer [...]

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins Relevant Court Decisions

2019-09-30T06:31:29-05:00May 18, 2016|Categories: Litigation|

Fair Credit Reporting Act  ||  Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Telephone Consumer Protection Act  ||  Other  Fair Credit Reporting Act Alston v. Experian Info. Solutions, Inc., Civil No. PJM 15-3558, 2016 WL 4555056 (D. Md. Aug. 31, 2016) Memorandum opinion granting three Defendants’ motions to dismiss in a case alleging violations of the Maryland Consumer Debt [...]

Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins Briefs

2019-09-30T06:35:49-05:00May 18, 2016|Categories: Litigation|

Fair Credit Reporting Act  ||  Fair Debt Collection Practices Act  ||  Truth in Lending and Mortgage Related Telephone Consumer Protection Act  ||  Other Sample briefs addressing Spokeo in consumer-side cases from around the nation are available below. Relevant briefs may be submitted to NCLC’s Director of Litigation Stuart Rossman at spokeo-upload@nclc.org. Please submit a Word version [...]

Henson v. Santander

2020-03-11T16:13:25-05:00May 18, 2016|Categories: Litigation|

The Supreme Court on June 12 in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., __ U.S. __, 2017 WL 2507342 (June 12, 2017) held that debt buyers are not covered under the FDCPA’s second definition of debt collector because they do not collect debts owed to another. This webpage provides resources to consumer attorneys litigating cases [...]

Case Index – Closed Cases

2020-12-22T13:44:55-05:00May 10, 2010|Categories: Litigation|

Auto Finance Discrimination As co-counsel in a series of national class action lawsuits brought under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, NCLC has successfully attacked racially discriminatory lending practices in the used (and new) car business, with settlements valued at well over $100 million. The cases, which were filed against some of the nation’s largest auto [...]


2021-01-04T12:11:03-05:00March 7, 2010|Categories: Litigation|

Consumer Class Actions The definitive consumer bankruptcy treatise by Henry Sommer, the nation's leading consumer bankruptcy author. Subscribe Now! NCLC represents consumers in cutting-edge litigation that seeks to reform the rules of the marketplace.  We are interested in cases that will have a far-reaching impact and can benefit from our unique legal and policy expertise.  [...]

Case Index – Open Cases

2020-12-30T12:28:01-05:00March 5, 2010|Categories: Litigation|

Criminal Justice Debt Crain & Serna v Accredited Surety and Casualty Co., et al., Case No RG1900-4509 Complaint and Press Release NCLC has filed a class-action lawsuit, with our partners at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, Justice Catalyst Law, Public Counsel, and Towards Justice, in which we are challenging a scheme to inflate the [...]