Sykes v. Mel Harris & Assocs

Full Name: Sykes v. Mel Harris & Assocs. 780 F.3d 70 (2d Cir. 2015)

In the largest settlement of its kind, the Firm obtained $60 million for a class of New Yorkers who were subjected to fraudulent debt collection practices. The settlement led to the unprecedented vacating of approximately 195,000 court judgments and resulted in the forgiveness of over $1 billion in alleged debt. Plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleged that Defendants used fraudulent practices to file debt collection lawsuits, obtain default judgments, and then collect on those judgments.