Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Cohen & Krassner, a Manhattan and New Jersey law firm specializing in debt collection, will pay more than $26,000, including legal fees, to settle a class action accusing the firm of sending misleading collection letters. Eastern District Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto (See Profile) approved the settlement in Garland v. Cohen & Krassner, 08-cv-4626. Under the agreement, the firm will pay $6,650 into a fund to be distributed to more than 2,500 class members, and will pay $3,000 to Theresa Garland, the lead plaintiff. The firm will also pay $16,710 in legal fees. Ms. Garland had asked for $25,000 in fees for her attorneys at the Bromberg Law Office, but Judge Matsumoto ruled on Tuesday that some of the hourly rates of her attorneys were too high and some of the work they did was duplicative.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.