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Lee v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC – Class Action Settlement

Published: Feb 22, 2021 in Class Action

Lee v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Case No. 16-SC-468, St. Clair County, Illinois, Circuit Court

Class Action Settlement valued at $3,131,950. This case began as a small claims lawsuit filed by Portfolio Recovery Associates against Ms. Lee for alleged credit card debt she owed. Ms. Lee denied she owed the debt. Through discovery, it was determined that Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC had potentially violated Illinois law related to the collection of consumer debt. Ms. Lee filed a counter-claim class action against Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC for these alleged violations. After several years of discovery, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC agreed to settle the claim on behalf of the class by making over $3 million in relief available to the class. Mr. Cates was co-lead counsel on behalf of the class. – December 3, 2020