FDCPA and Other Consumer Lawsuit Statistics, November 1-15, 2012

Quick analysis:  Status quo… Full year FDCPA litigation is still on track to be about 6% down from 2011. FCRA saw a small spike this period, while it, with TCPA, are still on track to close significantly up from 2011.

 

Full Statistics:

 

Comparisons:

Current Period

Previous Period

Previous Year Comp

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Nov 1 – 15, 2012

Oct 16 – 31, 2012

Nov 1 – 15, 2011

 

FDCPA lawsuits

502

527

-4.7%

475

6%

FCRA lawsuits

97

65

49.2%

84

15%

TCPA lawsuits

57

67

-14.9%

26

119%

 

YTD FDCPA lawsuits

10154

10788

-6%

YTD FCRA lawsuits

1989

1725

15%

YTD TCPA lawsuits

941

577

63%

 

There were about 561 lawsuits filed under consumer statutes in the first half of November 2012. Here is an approximate breakdown:

  • 502 FDCPA
  • 97 FCRA
  • 52 TCPA

Summary:

  • Of those cases, there were about 622 unique plaintiffs (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit).
  • Of those plaintiffs, about 208, or 33%, had sued under consumer statutes before.
  • Combined, those plaintiffs have filed about 1162 lawsuits since 2001
  • Actions were filed in 274 different US District Court branches.
  • About 619 different collection firms and creditors were sued.

 

 

 

 

The top courts where lawsuits were filed:

  • 36 Lawsuits: Illinois Northern District Court – Chicago
  • 31 Lawsuits: Pennsylvania Eastern District Court – Philadelphia
  • 26 Lawsuits: Colorado District Court – Denver
  • 21 Lawsuits: California Central District Court – Los Angeles
  • 20 Lawsuits: New York Western District Court – Buffalo
  • 18 Lawsuits: California Southern District Court – San Diego
  • 17 Lawsuits: Minnesota District Court – Dmn
  • 14 Lawsuits: Georgia Northern District Court – Atlanta
  • 14 Lawsuits: Michigan Eastern District Court – Detroit
  • 13 Lawsuits: New York Eastern District Court – Brooklyn

The most active consumer attorneys were:

  • Representing 25 Consumers: Mary Elizabeth Philipps
  • Representing 25 Consumers: David J Philipps
  • Representing 23 Consumers: Angie K Robertson
  • Representing 21 Consumers: Craig Thor Kimmel
  • Representing 15 Consumers: Sergei Lemberg
  • Representing 15 Consumers: Kenneth R Hiller
  • Representing 13 Consumers: Todd S Dion
  • Representing 13 Consumers: David Michael Larson
  • Representing 13 Consumers: Daniel A Edelman
  • Representing 12 Consumers: Seth Andrews

Statistics Year to Date:

11333 total lawsuits for 2012, including:

  • 10154 FDCPA
  • 1989 FCRA
  • 941 TCPA

Number of Unique Plaintiffs: 11229 (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit)

 

The most active consumer attorneys of the year:

  • Representing 324 Consumers: Sergei Lemberg
  • Representing 256 Consumers: David M Larson
  • Representing 248 Consumers: Craig T Kimmel
  • Representing 180 Consumers: Gary D Nitzkin
  • Representing 173 Consumers: David J Philipps