Susan Shin and Claudia Wilner Victorious in Debt Collection Suit

Former Fellows Susan Shin (’06) and Claudia Wilner (’03) were quoted in a New York Law Journal article about a Second Circuit decision vacating a district court’s grant of judgment on the pleadings in a suit accusing a law firm of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (“Win for Consumers: Second Circuit Reverses Debt Collection Suit,” Nov. 14). Susan and Claudia are plaintiff’s counsel. Susan said she hoped the Second Circuit’s “clear, strong decision” sent a message to debt collectors and debt-collection law firms. Claudia called the order a watershed decision by the appellate court in addressing unfair actions under the FDCPA.