United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Southern Division
March 26, 2015
Michael Roberts, Plaintiff,
Shermeta, Adams & Von Allmen, P.C., et al., Defendants.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Paul L. Maloney, Chief United States District Judge
Plaintiff Michael Roberts, and more than 8, 000 others like him, received debt-collection letters from Defendants Shermeta, Adams & Von Allmen. Plaintiff contends the letters violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and so he filed a lawsuit. The parties agreed to a settlement (ECF No. 32), and petitioned this Court to preliminarily approve a class and the settlement agreement (ECF No. 48.) The joint motion for preliminary approval was referred to the magistrate judge, who held a hearing and issued a report (ECF No. 54) recommending the motion be approved. The time for filing objections has passed. No objections have been filed.
Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 54) is ADOPTED as the opinion of this Court. The joint motion to certify class and approve class settlement agreement (ECF No. 48) is GRANTED. The proposed order submitted by the parties, including the dates relevant to the class, will be signed and will issue contemporaneous with this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED.