No. 12 Civ. 7068(SAS).

980 F.Supp.2d 461 (2013)

Amal SHETIWY, Louis C. Yeostros, John Murphy, Plamen Pankoft, Patricia R. Diffley, Spiros Argyros, Johanna Arbelaez, Nicholas Doudalis, Nicole Gagnon, Safet Koljenovic, Magdi Abdalla, Ahmed Hassan, Ekatereine Skotedis, Vielka Vargas, Rose Villaneuva, and others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. MIDLAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT, a/k/a Midland Funding LLC, Calvary Portfolio Service, DebtOne, LLC, CACH, LLC, NCO Financial Systems, LVNV Funding, LLC, Asset Acceptance, LLC, FIA Card Services, N.A., Portfolio Recovery, Chase Bank, N.A., American Express Company, Bank of America, N.A., Capital One Financial Advisors, LLC, Associated Recovery Systems, Citigroup Inc., Citibank, N.A., Capital Management Services, GE Capital Consumer Lending, Inc., and Equable Assent Financial, LLC, Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. New York.

September 20, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Phillip Jaffe, Esq. , New York, NY, George Bassias, Esq. , Astoria, NY, for Plaintiffs.

Andrew A. Ruffino, Esq. , Covington & Burling LLP, New York, NY, Robert D. Wick, Esq. , Laura Brookover, Esq. , Henry Liu, Esq. , Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendant Chase Bank USA, N.A.

Casey D. Laffey, Esq. , Brian S. Goldberg, Esq. , Reed Smith LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant Midland Credit Management, Inc.

Donald S. Maurice, Jr., Esq. , Rachel Marin, Esq. , Thomas R. Dominczyk, Esq. , Maurice & Needleman, PC, Flemington, NJ, for Defendants Cavalry Portfolio Services, LLC and Equable Ascent Financial, LLC.

Jonathan J. Greystone, Esq. , Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC, Philadelphia, PA, for Defendant CACH, LLC.

W. Raley Alford, III, Esq. , Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford LLC, New Orleans, LA, for Defendant Debt One, LLC.

Concepcion A. Montoya, Esq. , Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant LVNV Funding, LLC.

Aaron R. Easley, Esq. , Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC, Flemington, NJ, Kevin Barry McHugh, Esq. , Law Offices of Edward Barfinkel, Brooklyn, NY, for Defendants NCO Financial Systems, Inc., and Capital Management Services.

Jill M. Wheaton, Esq. , Dykema Gossett PLLC, Ann Arbor, MI, Richard David Lane, Jr., Esq. , Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, New York, NY, for Defendant Asset Acceptance LLC.

Gillian I. Biron, Esq. , S. Elaine McChesney, Esq. (pro hac vice), Jonathan M. Albano, Esq. (pro hac vice), Bingham McCutchen LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants Bank of America, N.A. and FIA Card Services, N.A.

Christopher W. Madel, Esq. (pro hac vice), Jennifer M. Robbins, Esq. (pro hac vice), Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, Minneapolis, MN, Oren D. Langer, Esq. , Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC.

Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Esq. , Lauren K. Handelsman, Esq. , Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant American Express Company.

John E. Brigandi, Esq. , The Salvo Law Firm, PC, Fairfield, NJ, for Defendant ARS National Services, Inc.

Michael D. Hynes, Esq. , DLA Piper LLP (US), New York, NY, for Defendant GE Capital Consumer Lending, Inc.

Mark P. Ladner, Esq. , David J. Fioccola, Esq. , Jessica L. Kaufman, Esq. , Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants Capital One Financial Corp. and Capital One Financial Advisors, LLC.

Stephen C. Robinson, Esq. , Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants Citigroup, Inc. and Citibank, N.A.


SHIRA A. SCHEINDLIN, District Judge.


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