Statistics from June 1-15, 2009...
? There were 399 FDCPA cases and 40 FCRA lawsuits in the first half of June.
? Of those cases, there were about 465 different plaintiffs (including multiple plaintiffs in one suit).
? Of those plaintiffs, about 75 had sued under FDCPA, FCRA or TCPA before.
? Combined, those 75 plaintiffs have filed about 500 lawsuits since 2001
? Of the 399 FDCPA cases, about 308 different collection firms were sued.
The top states where lawsuits were filed:
73 lawsuits: CALIFORNIA
61 lawsuits: NEW YORK
41 lawsuits: FLORIDA
31 lawsuits: MINNESOTA
24 lawsuits: PENNSYLVANIA
23 lawsuits: ILLINOIS
22 lawsuits: ALABAMA
The most active consumer attorneys were:
31 lawsuits: SERGEI LEMBERG (NY, CT, MA, FL)
26 lawsuits: MARK L VAVRECK (MN)
16 lawsuits: NICHOLAS J. BONTRAGER (CA)
14 lawsuits: DAVID J. PHILIPPS (IL)
12 lawsuits: RYAN S LEE (CA)
11 lawsuits: MARY ELIZABETH PHILIPPS (IL)
10 lawsuits: DONALD A. YARBROUGH (FL)
10 lawsuits: ADAM JON FISHBEIN (NY)
Statistics Year to Date:
3834 total lawsuits for 2009:
? 3325 FDCPA
? 506 FCRA
? 3 TCPA
The top states where lawsuits have been filed:
691 lawsuits: CALIFORNIA
535 lawsuits: NEW YORK
392 lawsuits: FLORIDA
339 lawsuits: ILLINOIS
318 lawsuits: PENNSYLVANIA
Jack Gordon, CEO
WebRecon LLC, The FDCPA Litigant Alert
Phone: (616) 682-5327