Class Actions

Kistner v. Law Office of Michael P. Margelefsky; 518 F.3d 433 (6th Cir. 2008) (Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) class action that establishes that the owner of law firm is liable under FDCPA for direct and personal involvement in challenged conduct).

Tedrow v. Cowles, 2007 WL 2688276 (S.D. Ohio 2007) (FDCPA and CSPA class action against attorney debt collector who improperly attempted to sue consumers in places where the consumers did not sign the contract or reside – called a distant forum violation).

Lexington v. Cheek & Zeehandelar, LLP. 2007 WL 593560 (S.D. Ohio 2007) (FDCPA action against attorney debt collectors that illegally garnished consumers’ bank accounts that were exempt from garnishment under federal or state law).

Hastings v. Asset Acceptance Corp., 2007 WL 461477 (S.D. Ohio 2007) (FDCPA action against company that improperly sued consumers after the statute of limitations expired on underlying debt).

Hartman v. Asset Acceptance Corp., 467 F.Supp.2d 769 (S.D. Ohio 2004) (FDCPA action against collection company that illegally represented to consumers and collection courts that collection company was holder-in-due course when it was not).

Armstrong v. Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority, Case No. C2-98-373 (S.D. Ohio 2001) (Civil rights action against public housing authority challenging illegally charged utility allowance, and washer fee, maintenance fees).

VanHoose v. City of Cleveland, Case No. 1:00CV434 (N.D. Ohio 2001) (Civil rights action under ADA which required the City to put in curb cuts throughout the City).

Barney v. Holtzer Clinic Inc., 902 F. Supp. 139 (S.D. Ohio 1995), aff’d 110 F.3d 1207 (6th Cir. 1997) (Class action under Equal Credit Opportunity Act).

Abraham v. Sec. HHS, 1990 WL 275821, Unempl. Ins. Rep. § 15,815A (N.D. Ohio 1990) (Social Security action establishing standard for widows benefits).

Leacock v. Household Realty Corp., 1992 WL 126123 (Ohio App. 9th Dist. 1992) (Second Mortgage Act action case alleging that company illegally contracted for attorney’s fees in the consumer transactions).