Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Daniel A. Edelman, Cathleen M. Combs, Michelle A. Weinberg (argued), Edelman & Combs, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.
George W. Spellmire, Bruce L. Carmen (argued), D. Kendall Griffith, David M. Schultz, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Daniel P. Shapiro, Michael J. Small, Steven A. Levy (argued), Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellees.
Before CUDAHY, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
CUDAHY, Circuit Judge.
The question before us is whether the existence of a damage limitation or cap in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) has a bearing on the sort of class action that may be brought under that statute. Specifically at issue is whether the district court correctly found an implicit qualification to the statute's plain language, requiring the class to be nation-wide.
We review the district court's denial of class action certification...
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