Class Action Reporter
May 24, 2021
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Section: Vol. 23; ISSN: 1525-2272
Length: 381 words
In the class action lawsuit captioned as SCOTT KLAPPERICH, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, v. NORTHSTAR LOCATION SERVICES LLC, Case No. 2:19-cv-01859-WED (E.D. Wisc.), the Plaintiff asks the Court to enter an order determining his lawsuit may proceed as a class action for his claims against Northstar under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The Plaintiff seeks to certify the following Class under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(a) and 23(b)(3):
“All natural persons to whom Northstar Location Services LLC mailed a written communication to a Wisconsin address during the Class Period beginning on December 18, 2018 and ending on January 8, 2020.”
He further requests the Court to appoint him to represent the putative Class and that his attorneys, Thomasson PLLC and the Law Office of Bill Clanton P.C., be appointed Class counsel.
According to the complaint, Northstar mailed Mr. Klapperich a collection letter dated August 6, 2019, which sought to collect an alleged debt. The 8/6/19 Letter is a form letter based on a template, which Northstar uses to collect debts from Wisconsin residents.
Mr. Klapperich’s lawsuit alleges Northstar’s IRS Warning is NORTHSTAR LOCATION: Klapperich Seeks to Certify FDCPA Class materially false, deceptive, and misleading to unsophisticated consumers because Discover bank was neither required to, nor would it ever, file an IRS 1099C form when it writes off or forgives less than $600 of a debt’s principal amount. The lawsuit also alleges Northstar’s 8/6/19 Letter is materially false, deceptive, and misleading because it failed to provide accurate information which would permit any “tax advisor” to provide the unsophisticated consumer — or any other person — with a professional opinion as to the tax consequences from accepting the settlement offer.
The Northstar provides a full-service receivables debt collection solution.
A copy of the Plaintiff’s motion to certify class dated April 5, 2020 is available from PacerMonitor.com at https://bit.ly/2QqFjky at no extra charge.[CC]
The Plaintiff is represented by:
Andrew T. Thomasson, Esq.
Katelyn B. Busby, Esq.
3010 South Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Telephone: (973) 312-0774