Second Circuit Approves Class Status of Massive Debt Collection Case Filed by MFY and Partners

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers who were never served legal papers in debt collection cases and had default judgments based on robosigned affidavits entered against them between 2006 and 2009 will have their day in court. In a suit brought on behalf of consumers by MFY Legal Services, the New Economy Project, and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled on February 10, 2015 that the lower court was right to certify a class alleging widespread fraud and racketeering in a scheme by a debt-buying company, a law firm and a process serving agency. Read the decision here.