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The attorneys at Martin & Bontrager, APC have served as lead or co-lead counsel in the following cases:

Acosta v. Patenaude & Felix, APC, 2020 WL 5423875  (S.D. Cal. Sep. 10, 2020) (Lead counsel on national FDCPA class action).  The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Chan v. Forster & Garbus, LLP, 2020 WL 2464752 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2020) (Lead counsel on national FDCPA class action).  The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Chan v. Forster & Garbus, LLP, 2019 WL 2265135 (C.D. Cal. May 24, 2019) (Lead counsel on a putative California FDCPA and RFDPCA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment, holding that Defendant’s initial collection letter demanding minimum payment within 26 days overshadowed the disclosure of the consumer’s right to dispute the debt or request the name and address of the original creditor within a 30-day period, and violated 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692g(b), 1692e and e(10) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Cal. Civ. Code § 1788.17 of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act as a matter of law.

Sandra West v. California Service Bureau, Inc., 323 F.R.D. 295 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2017). (Co-lead counsel on a national TCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Certification of a Nationwide TCPA Class in this contested certification proceeding and finally approved a class-wide settlement of $ 4,100.000.00 to the class members.

Jeremy Salazar v. Midwest Servicing Group, Inc., 2018 WL 4802139 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 2, 2018) (Lead counsel on national FDCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Chan v. Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, 2017 WL 819903 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2017). (Co-lead counsel on a national TCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Couser v. Comenity Bank, 125 F. Supp. 3d 1034 (S.D. Cal. 2015). (Co-lead counsel on a national TCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Aboudi v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., 2015 WL 4923602 (S.D. Cal. August 8, 2015) (Co-lead counsel on a national TCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Ari Friedman, et al. v. LAC Basketball Club Inc., Case No. 13-cv-00818, (C.D. Cal. 2014) (Lead counsel on a national TCPA class action). The Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement and certified a Nationwide Settlement Class in lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Montemayor v. GC Services, LP, N.A., et al., 302 F.R.D. 581 (S.D. Cal. 2014) (Co-lead counsel on a California class action involving privacy rights under Cal. Penal Code § 632 et seq). The court denied Defendant’s motion to dismiss and to strike class allegations, holding that Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff%