FDCPA & Other Consumer Lawsuit Statistics, Feb 2013

Quick analysis:  February rolled along pretty much as January did, holding FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA litigation fairly steady. Look for a solid springtime of consistent, if slightly increasing, litigation coming from consumers and their attorneys.

Full Statistics:

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There were about 1043 lawsuits filed under consumer statutes in February 2013. Here is an approximate breakdown:

  • 934 FDCPA
  • 152 FCRA
  • 159 TCPA

Summary:

  • Of those cases, there were about 1544 unique plaintiffs (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit).
  • Of those plaintiffs, about 469, or 30%, had sued under consumer statutes before.
  • Combined, those plaintiffs have filed about 2498 lawsuits since 2001
  • Actions were filed in 152 different US District Court branches.
  • About 856 different collection firms and creditors were sued.

The top courts where lawsuits were filed:

  • 75 Lawsuits: Illinois Northern District Court – Chicago
  • 46 Lawsuits: Minnesota District Court – Dmn
  • 40 Lawsuits: Colorado District Court – Denver
  • 38 Lawsuits: New York Eastern District Court – Brooklyn
  • 33 Lawsuits: Florida Southern District Court – Fort Lauderdale
  • 31 Lawsuits: California Southern District Court – San Diego
  • 29 Lawsuits: New York Southern District Court – Foley Square
  • 25 Lawsuits: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court – Philadelphia
  • 24 Lawsuits: California Central District Court – Los Angeles
  • 24 Lawsuits: New York Eastern District Court – Central Islip

The most active consumer attorneys were:

  • Representing 426 Consumers: Deron Colby
  • Representing 426 Consumers: Sasan K Behnood
  • Representing 426 Consumers: Vito Torchia
  • Representing 34 Consumers: Sergei Lemberg
  • Representing 24 Consumers: David Michael Larson
  • Representing 23 Consumers: Craig Thor Kimmel
  • Representing 22 Consumers: Daniel A Edelman
  • Representing 21 Consumers: Shireen Hormozdi
  • Representing 19 Consumers: Cathleen M Combs
  • Representing 19 Consumers: James O Latturner

Statistics Year to Date: 2133 total lawsuits for , including:

  • 1866 FDCPA
  • 307 FCRA
  • 312 TCPA

Number of Unique Plaintiffs: 2726 (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit)

The most active consumer attorneys of the year:

  • Representing 426 Consumers: Deron Colby
  • Representing 426 Consumers: Sasan K Behnood
  • Representing 426 Consumers: Vito Torchia
  • Representing 66 Consumers: Sergei Lemberg
  • Representing 52 Consumers: Daniel A Edelman
  • Representing 49 Consumers: Craig Thor Kimmel
  • Representing 47 Consumers: David Michael Larson
  • Representing 43 Consumers: James O Latturner
  • Representing 42 Consumers: Cathleen M Combs
  • Representing 36 Consumers: David J Philipps